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...
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...
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...
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
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....
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
Source: Discovery Magazine This fleshy jellyfish was seen during a dive at a depth of over 12,000 feet. The red lines appear to be radial canals connecting the bright yellow gonads. Jellyfish. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas
Source: Discover Magazine These deep-sea fish use a lure to attract prey and ambush them, swallowing them whole. The lure on this one is the round white structure resting between its eyes. Resting which its lure safely tucked away, this angler fish will use its lure to lure fish and ambush them
Source: Discover Magazine Here’s a seapig from the depths of the Marianas. Its called the seapig because it is plump, pink and possesses short limbs. These animals feast on particles plucked from the mud they munch on. Researchers are not sure which genus it falls into. Seapig, plump, pink and short limbs. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration...
As most of us welcome the new year with much enthusiasm and ambition, many young Papua New Guineans and their families greet the dawn of a new year with stress and anxiety for this also marks what is probably the most important part in their lives. In the Papua New Guinea (PNG) education system, High School Certificate (HSC) exams come at the end of...
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