Next on Nautilus: National Marine Sanctuaries in Central California
From October 3-16 E/V Nautilus is partnering with Greater Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries to explore canyons and seamounts in these protected areas, some of the most productive and biologically rich ecosystems in the world. Learn more about the team’s expedition objectives, including surveying a massive octopus nursery and actively-scavenged whale fall that we encountered in the last two years. Join Jan Roletto of Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Chad King and Amity Wood of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and host Samantha Wishnak of Ocean Exploration Trust to hear more about our previous discoveries and catch up on the current expedition.
This joint expedition will visit three distinct areas of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), a region comprising one of the world’s most productive and biologically rich ocean areas protecting over 700 species of fish and deep benthic species. Pioneer Canyon is in the northern portion of MBNMS, and is administered by Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.