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Aug 07

Nautilus Live Ship-to-Shore Broadcast at The Mariners’ Museum

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 8:59 AM by Communications Department

Talk with scientists exploring the Pacific Ocean

On Saturday, August 12 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., visit The Mariners’ Museum for a live, ship-to-shore broadcast from the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus. This summer, scientists with Ocean Exploration Trust are mapping and exploring underwater targets throughout the U.S. West Coast from Canada to Mexico. Museum visitors can listen to a presentation introducing them to the National Marine Sanctuary system and participate in a Q&A session directly with scientists aboard E/V E_V Nautilus_SC. The scientists are broadcasting from Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, off the coast of Northern California. Participants have the opportunity to speak with researchers as they survey deep-water habitat that has never been explored.

The E/V Nautilus is a 64-meter (209.9 feet) research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. The Ocean Exploration Trust was founded in 2008 by Dr. Robert Ballard to engage in pure ocean exploration. Dr. Ballard is best known for his discovery of the final resting place of the RMS Titanic and as a National Geographic Explorer in Residence.
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This opportunity is included with admission, and The Mariners’ Museum summer admission rate is $1.00 through Labor Day. The Mariners’ Museum and Park is located at 100 Museum Drive in Newport News. For more information about the event, please visit The Mariners’ Museum Events page. You can learn more about the Nautilus Live projects on the expedition website.