Public invited to interact with ship’s crew

Members of the public are invited to interact with the crew of Exploration Vessel Nautilus at three North Olympic Peninsula Library branches beginning Wednesday.

Participating libraries are Port Angeles, 2210 S. Peabody St., on Wednesday at noon; Forks, 171 S. Forks Ave., on Thursday, at 1 p.m.; and Clallam Bay, 16990 state Highway 112, on Friday at 1 p.m.

Currently, the Nautilus crew are using remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, to map and explore deep-water habitats and the site of a sunken World War II submarine.

During the event, scientists, engineers and educators onboard Nautilus will be available to communicate virtually — in real-time — with attendees who are curious about the ocean or have questions about current research efforts.

Additionally, a representative from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will use a small pool on-site to demonstrate how ROVs are used aboard the ship.

To learn about the research and to watch live footage of dives, visit www.NautilusLive.org.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

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