Live ROV exploration off Holmes Reef

The Schmidt Ocean Institute has started a month-long exploration of the Coral Reef Marine Park in northern Queensland and is broadcasting live to YouTube and Facebook. Check out their daily live-streams for amazing deep-sea creatures and geological structures!

ROV Dive 357 – Coral Sea Marine Park – Holmes, Queensland Plateau

Join the RV Falkor and ROV SuBastian as we dive in the Coral Sea Marine park on the north west of Holmes Reef off the east coast of Australia on the Queensland Plateau. The dive will start at approximately 900m and work its way up the reef. https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/visioning-the-coral-sea-marine-park/#OzOceans2020 #SchoolsOutScience #VisioningCoralSea

Posted by Schmidt Ocean Institute on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The expedition is maintaining social distancing regulations by connecting the scientists from their individual locations on-shore to the vessel’s crew operating the ROV SUBastian aboard the RV Falcor. Technology is so amazing!

ROV exploration without scientists onboard

The Schmidt Ocean Institute has figured out a way to explore the Queensland Coral Sea Marine Park under the direction of scientists on the mainland:

ROV Dive 355 – Coral Sea Marine Park – Osprey Reef, Queensland Plateau

Join the RV Falkor and ROV SuBastian as we dive in the Coral Sea Marine park on the north corner of Osprey Reef off the east coast of Australia on the Queensland Plateau. The dive will start at approximately 1000m and work its way up the reef. https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/visioning-the-coral-sea-marine-park/#OzOceans2020 #SchoolsOutScience #VisioningCoralSea

Posted by Schmidt Ocean Institute on Friday, May 1, 2020

Full article at: ABC Far North 06may20

Fifish V6 Thruster Guards

We recommend getting thruster guards to extend the working life of these motors when using the V6 in areas with a lot of weed, debris or fishing line. Installation is quite easy and only requires a small screwdriver.

Tips:

  • Each guard is stamped with a number matching the placement guide above (in red)
  • Install #1 guards last
  • Screw heads will face either up or forward relative to the V6 body

Australia’s Great Southern Reef

See if you can spot the camouflaged cuttlefish in one scene, or the hermit crab in another while you escape below the waves in a modified BlueROV2, ~8km offshore Batemans Bay NSW.

Undersea Journey to the Great Southern Reef, Offshore Batemans Bay, NSW

An Undersea journey.See if you can spot the cuttlefish trying to hide in one scene and a hermit crab in another.Escape below the waves in a remotely operated submarine (ROV) 8km offshore Batemans Bay. Discover a part of the wonderful Great Southern Reef – a system of rocky reefs extending from Brisbane, Qld around to Kalbarri in Western Australia.#greatsouthernreef #rov #allkindsofnatural #eurobodalla #batemansbay #underwaterphotography #underwaterexploration #oceanexploration #seasponges

Posted by Undersearov on Tuesday, April 21, 2020