ROV for NZ Marine Biosecurity

New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is pioneering the use of ROVs for surveillance in high-risk locations (where there are high volumes of international vessel arrivals) for marine pest incursions. The ROVs are particularly useful where there is a risk of large predators, like leopard seals, sea lions and sharks, presenting dangers to divers.

Full article at: NIWA ROV for marine biosecurity

Mirrored Pools in Pacific Ocean

Scientists from the University of Georgia, aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute vessel, found AMAZING “mirror-like pools” in a hydrothermal field in the Gulf of California at ~2000m depths.  The ROV SuBastian caught some incredible images, and a lot of plastic trash…

Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

How amazing to learn that the Greenland Shark is the longest-living vertebrate ON EARTH!

Moray Eel Larvae

Life never ceases to amaze! This compilation shows Muraenid Leptocephali in coastal Indonesia:

ROV Deep Exploration off QLD Coast

ROV exploration at depths of 800m off the coast of Queensland revealed surprising living fossils and strange life forms. Amazing discoveries like a sea lily, nautilus, sea toad, and others, thanks to funding by the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at the University of Bremen in Germany.

Full article at: ABC Far North 20jan16