6:38:15 Join RV Falkor and ROV SuBastian for the sixth dive of the Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Join RV Falkor and ROV SuBastian for the sixth dive of the Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef expedition. We are currently located offshore of Cape York in the northern Great Barrier Reef, where we have been mapping the outer edge of the reef with RV Falkor’s advanced multibeam sonar seafloor mapping system.
Today’s ROV dive is on the steep front of an un-named reef seaward of Noddy Reef. The dive site is at the head of a submarine canyon that connects the deep ocean basin with the shallow continental shelf and coral reefs. We will use the high resolution cameras and robotic arm of ROV SuBastian to explore and sample the geological features and twilight habitats at this site. We are particularly interested in the corals and sponges living here.