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2015 E/V Nautilus Expedition Patch Design Contest

Your artwork could go on an ocean adventure aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus! Students ages six to fourteen (6-14) are eligible to submit orginal artwork to be considered for the offical 2015 Nautilus Expedition Patch that will be used by members of the Corps of Exploration during the upcoming 2015 Expedition. Get more information here.

Recent voyages of the E/V Nautilus

In October, NG Explorer Bob Ballard and his team explored the Straits of Florida. Their cruise focused on the discovery of new cold-water ecosystems and improved understanding of underwater geological hazards and processes.

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Photograph by Ocean Exploration Trust

Nautilus scientists use the remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) Hercules and partner Argus to take still photographs and video and to make high-resolution mosaic images of the sea floor.

Lifting Hercules: The team lifts Hercules over the side into the Gulf of Mexico at the start of a dive.

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Photograph by Ocean Exploration Trust

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Photograph by Ocean Exploration Trust

A Wiffle Ball: Why is there a Wiffle ball on Hercules? It lets scientists measure the coral and provides a consistent scale with which to track their growth in the years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The team gathers on the monkey deck at the end of a long day of ocean exploration to watch a sunset over the Gulf. 

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Photograph by Ocean Exploration Trust

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