The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) “Boaty McBoatface” started its explorations in 2017 in the Arctic, exploring the Flichner Ice Shelf, measuring temperature, salinity and turbulence or mixing.
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More recently, “Boaty McBoatface” headed to the Southern Ocean, collecting data that show Antarctic winds are linked to increasing ocean temperatures. Quite unexpected…
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We don’t use the phrase “Just when I thought I had seen it all” because stories like this one are being shared around the globe:
Divers just found a giant natural slinky on the Great Barrier Reef
This tube-like structure measures over 2.4 metres (8 feet) in length was identified byJames Cook University’s
Dr Blake Spady as the egg tube of the Diamondback Squid. The squid, which itself is around 2 metres in length, can lay over 40,000 eggs in one ‘slinky’. Sadly, she dies afterwards.
Sea horses are surprisingly good at camouflaging themselves and are often hard to spot at first. We saw this one on the net of the Balmoral pool in Sydney:
Congrats to Blue Robotics! The BlueROV2 made it onto several lists in the
Ocean News and Technology 2019 Buyers Guide to Unmanned Vehicles.