March 11, 2015
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, 11 March 2015
NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub scientists have been evaluating the benefits of no-take protection (ie no fishing) on deep reef systems of Tasmania’s wild southwest coast. Working from the Australian Maritime College's flagship vessel Bluefin, they have just returned from Maatsuyker Island off southern Tasmania. The team of scientists and support staff relied on an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to supply highly detailed imagery of the rocky reefs and sediments, together with an assessment of the marine animals that live in on the seafloor in these deep offshore systems.
- Dr Neville Barrett (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania) and Professor Stefan Williams (Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney) talk about their research in this video.
- Download the media release or visit the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies website
- Research voyage helps answer questions on benefits to marine life in waters where fishing has been excluded - The Mercury, 11 March 2015
- Newsletter 2014 - Remarkable reefs