The ocean is a never-ending source of fascination for me. In terms of the known world, our oceans are the least known parts of the planet. Only about 5% of the ocean has been explored, according to NOAA.
There are many ocean exploration operations that are ongoing as the rest of us go about our land-based lives. The E/V Nautilus is one such vessel exploring the depths. It is a 211-foot research vessel that operates two remote operation vehicles (ROVs), Hercules and Argus.
During a recent expedition in the Gulf of Mexico, E/V Nautilus encountered a rare sight, the Vampire Squid. Check out the amazing video.
Photo, video: E/V Nautilus