Ever wonder how ocean researchers go about their days studying in the field? Well thanks to Nautilus, you can now watch their ocean expeditions live.
The Nautilus is a research vehicle operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust, a nonprofit founded by Robert Ballard, one of the people who helped us find the Titanic. It conducts scientific research and offers live video and audio streams to those of us who are unable to come along.
This year, it’ll journey along the western part of North America, from British Columbia to the Hawaiian islands. Right now, it’s exploring the Lōihi Seamount, an active underwater volcano near Hawaii. Next, it’ll head to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, one of the largest conservation areas protected by the US.