The Moment of Discovery

The Moment of Discovery gallery showcases some of the most exciting experiences from past dives. Whether you're looking at an other-worldly acorn worm, or floating atop the bow of an ancient shipwreck, the following videos highlight the excitement and wonder we experience while exploring the ocean floor. Although many of these events are once-in-a-lifetime, by watching these videos we can relive these Moments of Discovery.

The Moment of Discovery is produced by ISC Chief Editor Alex DeCiccio using video and audio recorded live during the 2013 E/V Nautilus expedition.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:00

Funny Acorn Worm

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In this Moment Of Discovery the E/V Nautilus crew discoverers and acorn worm on the sea floor. Acorn worms are actually in their own scientific class, and are very interesting animals to observe in the wild.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:00

Imaging the Dodekanisos Shipwreck

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In this Moment of Discovery, the E/V Nautilus crew finds the Dodekanisos wrecked, and captures some ghostly images of Hercules floating atop the deck.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:00

Sneaky Rock-topus

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In this Moment of Discovery, the E/V Nautilus crew witnesses an interesting defensive display, as an octopus camouflaged itself to mimic a rock.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:00

Dancing with an Octopus

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While diving in the Gulf of Mexico, the E/V Nautilus crew observed this majestic octopus as it glided through the ocean. Octopi are highly evolved members of the mollusk family, and are capable of many incredible things: this octopus put on a dance for the ROV!

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:00

Lionfish of Mona Passage

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During the 2013 season the E/V Nautilus ventured to Puerto Rico, with some high hopes for exploration. As expected, we found an abundant population of lionfish: an invasive and problematic species in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Check out this awesome footage of lionfish in Mona Passage off the coast of Desecheo Island, and see how they interact with some of the indigenous species.

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Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

Moment of Discovery - Six Gill Shark

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The E/V Nautilus Team is surprised by a curious visitor. Maybe it was attracted by the lights, the noise, or the electrical signals of the vehicle. Whatever it was that brought this deep sea charismatic megafauna into view is unknown, what we do know is that is just plain old cool!

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