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Nautilus Live

Join the crew of the Nautilus as they explore the depths of the ocean. 

NG Explorer Bob Ballard and his team are exploring the Straits of Florida. Their cruise, which ends in early October, will focus 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. They are taking a look at parts of the ocean never seen before.

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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