Congratulations to Blue Robotics for making it (again) onto Marine Technology Reporter’s top 100 list of leaders, innovators and technologies in the subsea industry! Check out the list at: Marine Technology Reporter July/Aug2019
Parcs Canada and Inuit researchers recently explored the wreck of the HMAS Terror, stuck in sea ice in the North-West Passage during the Franklin Expedition of 1845. Their ROV has captured amazing images from inside the HMAS Terror, where artifacts have been incredibly well preserved thanks to the cold temperatures and layers of silt in Terror Bay, Nunavut Canada.
On Oct 20, National Geographic will be airing a two-hour special about their recent expedition to find Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10e plane. Part of the search was conducted using the Hercules ROV launched from Exploration Vessel Nautilus.
Last month, a cockatoo squid was spotted by the ROV Global Explorer at a depth of ~527m in the Gulf of Alaska. This squid is from the family Cranchiidae and its chic pompadour is actually the animal’s arms and tentacles folded back over its head. Like octopuses and other cephalopods, the cockatoo squid is equipped with chromatophores (pigment-carrying cells) that allow the animal to change colour and reflect traces of light. Amazing likeness to our local fauna!