Exploration Note. Hear from Marley Parker, a Video Engineer at Ocean Exploration Trust, as she describes her experience aboard Exploration Vessel E/V Nautilus exploring Davidson Seamount off the coast of Monterey Bay, California. The mission team is returning to an “octopus garden” first discovered here in 2018. Davidson Seamount is a gathering site for brooding octopuses. Learn about the unique characteristics of this site and the questions still yet to be answered about this seamount location aptly named the “octocone”. Download the PDF for the full version of this Exploration Note – stories from the field.