Scientists embark on expedition to explore seamounts in Papahānaumokuākea
Watch around the clock live streaming from Hawaii’s remote waters
From September 15 through October 1, 2018, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus will be exploring seamounts in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM). This deep-sea exploration will be streaming live on NautilusLive.org with interactive Q&A for audiences around the world.
Researchers will conduct seafloor mapping and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) dives on unexplored seamounts to help determine how and when they formed and to document the biological communities that presently live on them. ROVs will survey seamounts located between the Musicians Seamounts and the Hawaiian ridge for the presence of deep high density coral and sponge communities. Activities will be live-streamed around the clock, viewable from any computer with an Internet connection.