Underwater live-streaming to classrooms

It was so thrilling to share live video from inside (literally!) the Merimbula Wharf Aquarium with local Primary School students in their classrooms.


There were lots of great questions from students about aquarium residents, like the Blue Grouper, Port Jackson sharks, and puffer fish – all expertly answered by Sally. We also spotted Adam still hard at work even though the Aquarium was closed.

This clip shows simultaneous video streamed from a BlueROV2 (main screen) and a Fifish V6 (inset screen).

Can’t wait to go back!

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

Live from WA’s Bremer Bay canyon

Check out the incredible daily live video feeds from the Schmidt Ocean Institute‘s ROV SuBastian while exploring Bremer Bay canyon off Western Australia and collecting samples at depths of 800m to 3000m:

ROV SuBastian Dive 320 – Bremer Canyon, Australia

This is the Ninth dive of the Great Australian Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure expedition in the southern ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive to investigate coral communities. The team will be sampling corals while also taking water samples. The estimated maximum depth will be around 1180m. To find out more about this research cruise, visit the expedition webpage: https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/coralandcanyonadventure/ #DeepCoralAdventure #OzOceans2020

Posted by Schmidt Ocean Institute on Tuesday, February 11, 2020