Creatures of the Ocean Networks Canada Observatory
From the continental slope of Barkley Canyon to the billowing hydrothermal chimneys at Endeavour Vent Field, the 2021 Ocean Networks Canada #ONCabyss expedition delivered incredible sights and sounds! Here’s a quick look at some our favorite creatures and curiosities sighted as #NautilusLive explored while diving off the coast of western Canada.
For 28 days, E/V Nautilus will provide support to Ocean Networks Canada’s (ONC) NEPTUNE observatory located off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, within the traditional and modern territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish peoples. This deep-sea network reaches 250 kilometers off-shore and consists of an 800-kilometer loop of fiber optic cable connected to instruments that enable scientists to study continuous long-term observations not afforded by traditional ship-based ocean exploration.