Expedition in 60 Seconds: Heceta Bank

How do we know where to explore? The Nautilus team has spent this week mapping along the Oregon coast using multibeam sonar and sub-bottom profiler technology to reveal seafloor landscape and underlying sediment layers--and help identify where we should explore with ROVs. With this data, Oregon State University researchers are studying how humans may have migrated into North America along these submerged shorelines during the last glacial maximum.

Learn more about this Heceta Bank expedition.