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BomaiCruz welcomes its second miniROV – Rastapis#2

I am pleased to announce the arrival of our second miniROV christained ‘Rastapis#2′.  MiniROV (Rastapis#2) and accessories on display, ready for action Our association with the development of these miniROVs go back almost a decade when under funding from Nautilus Minerals and in collaboration from our friends at Black Beard and OpenROV, we assembled...

Wed May 6, 2020 15:17
BomaiCruz looking forward to receiving its new ROV

A few weeks ago, I came across an invitation to put together a short research proposal for projects that would involve the use of a mini Rov. If successful, that proposal could win me a new ROV valued at more than US1, 700. 00. The new Trident, underwater drone is use. (Sofar Ocean Trident) I had a lot of possible projects in my mind to propose and...

Wed Mar 25, 2020 06:35
Acorn worm

Source: Discover Magazine Here’s another interesting animal documented in the 2016 deep sea exploration in the Marianas Trench, an enteropneust or commonly known as the ‘acorn worm’. This worm leaves behind spiral deposits in the mud. The front end of these animals is shaped like an acorn, hence the name (who would have guessed, right?) and consists...

Wed Jun 1, 2016 02:28
Zealandia coral garden

Zealandia is a large fragment of the former super-continent of Gondwanaland, an ancient super continent that existed between about 570 and 510 million years ago (Mya). This coral garden was spotted here (Zealandia) Coral garden at Zealandia. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deep water Exploration of the Marianas

Tue May 31, 2016 05:02
Deep sea exploration in the Marianas

As the deep sea exploration in the Marianas Trench reaches another week in the 69 day expedition, we enter the second week of posts about amazing deep sea animals pictured during the expedition. Special thank you to the expedition team for making these pictures available and the guys at Discover Magazine for making the pictures available to the public....

Mon May 30, 2016 04:57
Predatory turnicates

Source: Discover Magazine Turnicates spend their days attached to rocks feeding on small fish that swim into their hood-shaped mouths. If you have seen a Venus flytrap catch prey then you have a good idea of how a predatory turnicate eats

Fri May 27, 2016 04:21

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