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

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

Gangster in Underwater Garden

Escape below the waves and discover one of the NSW South Coast’s characters – the white ear (Parma microlepis). This fish lives on shallow reefs between 5m and 50m deep

A gangster in the garden – one feisty fish

A gangster in the gardenEscape below the waves and discover one of the NSW South coast's characters – the white ear (Parma microlepis). This fish lives on shallow reefs between about 5 and 50m deep. Males are quite protective of eggs ….

Posted by Undersearov on Friday, April 3, 2020

Schmidt Ocean Institute in Ningaloo Canyons

Scientists aboard Falcor, using the ROV SUBastian, have discovered more than 30 new species and recorded never-before-seen marine animals while exploring Niglaoo Canyons, off the coast of Western Australia. Amazing footage of creatures that really defy the imagination!

Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons – Week 3 ROV Highlights – FK200308

The #NingalooCanyons expedition continues to bring forth breathtaking scenery, animal life, and discoveries. Fragile glass sponge gardens, ancient geological structures, tiny colonies, and a massive (glowing) squid all make this week's highlight video well worth watching.

Posted by Schmidt Ocean Institute on Monday, April 6, 2020

These clips showcase fragile glass sponge gardens, ancient geological structures, tiny colonies, and a massive (glowing) squid – well worth watching.