December 5, 2018
CSIRO Investigator is off the coast of southern Tasmania surveying deep-sea corals on a rare cluster of volcanic seamounts, in and out of Australian marine parks. For the next week or so, we will be livestreaming the action from the ship's webcams. While most of the feed will be from the deckcam, we'll be switching to the view of the seafloor from the deep-tow camera system during survey transects. You'll see deep-sea corals, fish and other animals 700 to 1500 metres below the surface, just as the scientists and the camera 'pilot' see them. We will give advance warnings of the deep-tow camera stream on our Facebook page.
See our daily blog about the Seamount Corals Survey from scientists, technicians and communicators on the ship.