With Wiring The Abyss a success, through the end of September Nautilus will be in partnership with The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary mapping various deep canyon flora and fauna off the coast of Washington State. It is an enormous opportunity to be able to navigate a uniquely untouched environment as this. The waters of this area is reserved only to the Native American tribe of The Quinault Indian Nation who have fished there for generations.
Not only will the scientists and Nautilus be able to operate in a more sustainable ocean habitat but they will also return to investigate a meteor fall that happened there back in 2018. More samples of this meteorite will likely be taken and sent to NASA and OCNMS, the collaborators of that previous voyage.