LIVE from Noggin Canyon, northern GBR

Check out the live footage from the ROV SUBastian, currently running transects in Noggin Canyon, northern part of the Great Barrier Reef:

FK200930 Dive 395 – Noggin Canyon

Join RV Falkor and ROV SuBastian for the third dive of the Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef expedition. Today we are exploring the side walls of Noggin Canyon in the Central Great Barrier Reef, seaward of Flora Passage. We will use the high resolution cameras and robotic arm of ROV SuBastian to observe and collect samples of the geology and organisms from the canyon side walls. A dive across the canyon axis and steep side walls can reveal whether terrestrial sediments from on land are deposited here during low-stand sea levels. Our transect will start at 1000 m water depth and ascent to 700 m.This ROV Dive is part of the first leg of our expedition to the Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef, led by Dr Robin Beaman from James Cook University, with a science team of national and international collaborators.

Posted by Schmidt Ocean Institute on Monday, October 5, 2020