More than 535 minutes of footage depicting rarely-seen activities of wild dolphins were captured off New Zealand, in a world-first study involving researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Alaska Southeast.Read more
The meeting was first proposed by the National Park Service (NPS), then quickly supported by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Divers Alert Network (DAN), and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS).Read more
Developed by roboticists from Queensland University of Technology, this is the world's first robot designed to search and destroy (so to speak) the dreaded crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS).Read more
Nereus was sent to complete the first systematic study of the Kermadec Trench.
Thirty days into the forty-day mission, about seven hours into a nine-hour dive, communications with Nereus were lost. When standard emergency recovery protocols were unsuccessful, the team initiated a search near the dive site. They then spotted several pieces of debris on the surface nearby later identified to be a parts of Nereus, indicating a catastrophic implosion.
Nereus was a flagship ocean explorer for the US science community.Read more
Fort Pierce, Florida - November 19, 2008 - The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) and its collaborators announced today the world’s first use of an acoustic underwater camera to survey juveniles of goliath grouper in mangRead more