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Marine Conservation organizations in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean

Ocean Exploration Trust


San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA

Region Active

International, North America




Marine conservation awareness and education, Expeditions, Marine research


Ocean Exploration Trust and the Nautilus Exploration Program, under the direction of Dr Robert Ballard, seek out new discoveries in geology, biology, and archaeology while conducting scientific exploration of the seafloor. Their expeditions launch aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus, a 68-meter research ship equipped with live-streaming underwater vehicles for scientists, students, and the public to explore the deep sea from anywhere in the world. Via their communications and education capabilities, they communicate their experiences live as they explore seascapes never seen before, aiming thus to inspire people to care about the oceans and to aspire to ocean exploration. The vessel E/V Nautilus's home port is at the AltaSea facility in San Pedro in the Port of Los Angeles, California.

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