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Researchers study ocean canyons in marine sanctuary


September 3, 2017

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — From one underwater canyon to the next, the EV Nautilus is shedding new light on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

After a brief personnel transfer at the entrance to Neah Bay, the 211-foot expedition vessel set sail for the Juan de Fuca Canyon to look for organisms and changes in ocean chemistry 1,000 feet below.

The Nautilus is midway through a 2½-week study of the mostly unexplored Quinault, Quillayute and Juan de Fuca canyons off the coast of the Olympic Peninsula.

The underwater surveys are being broadcast in real time at


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