Northeast Pacific Seamounts: Dellwood Seamount, Part 1
E/V Nautilus is collaborating with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Oceana Canada, Ocean Networks Canada and the Haida Nation on an expedition to explore seamounts near the islands of Haida Gwaii in the northeast Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia. Dellwood Seamount was the first visited during this expedition, as the team conducted visual surveys, collected samples, and installed long-term ocean monitoring instruments.
The Northeast Pacific Seamount Expedition will help these collaborative partners collect information that can be used to make decisions on how to manage and protect seamounts, which are little-understood ocean biodiversity hotspots. Learn more about this expedition.
During this expedition, E/V Nautilus will visually survey three offshore Pacific seamounts with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in partnership with Ocean Networks Canada, Oceana Canada, and the Haida Nation. Seamounts are important for the resilience of biodiversity and fisheries, and Canada identifies them as Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas.