Dr Emma Camp and PhD candidate Sam Goyen give you a behind the scenes look at their research into the physiology of 'Super Corals'
The team uses the very first Blueye Pioneer ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) in Australia to look at what is going on in the deeper parts of the reef. For more on these remarkable units check out https://www.blueyerobotics.com
Dr. Manuel Gonzalez-Rivero and Dr Monique Grol talk about their work mapping coral reefs
Behind the scenes of our first LIVE video link with ABC on the mainland.
Dr Ian Bell has joined the Great Barrier Reef Legacy team to satellite tag and track a female green turtle.
Come with our researchers as they identify, collect, pack and transport corals from the remote northern Great Barrier Reef to the Australian Institute of Marine Science National Sea Simulator. A world first!!
Dr Emma Camp talks about her work collecting and researching 'super corals'
Dr. Javier Leon explains his project - using high resolution images captured by drones to create maps of coral reefs
Music: Mermaid - Fingers Mitchell Cullen
False killer whales riding on the bow of our research vessel
The researchers are really making the most of this opportunity to visit such remote areas and they simply have not stopped. They dive in the morning, process all their data, and get ready for the next dive with no time to sit and take it all in. They really are working extremely hard and the overwhelming camaraderie now is a reward in itself as we become a big family, something that can only be achieved after a few days at sea together.
An incredible first day at Tyedman Reef! Exceptional coral quality with large plates, stags and lots of colour - scientists were so excited to see many had eggs readied for the next spawn in December. Much research already accomplished with all teams in water, collecting data, samples and running experiments, so the expedition is in full swing. Plenty of whaler sharks spotted, maori wrasse preparing to mate, and large schools of fish. Wind is a steady 25knots so we will stick to the outer sites to try and stay in the good visibility areas, as inshore is completely unworkable in these conditions.
Emre Turak and Zach Rago discuss mimic algae, a single species that takes on many different shapes, textures and colours.
Our 'Search for the Super Corals' expedition has officially begun! After months of planning this unique collaboration between scientists, technicians, community and volunteers, we today set out on a ground-breaking 21-day trip to map and study the most remote sections of the Northern Great Barrier Reef.
Clips of the Blueye underwater drone which was given to Great Barrier Reef Legacy for our super coral expedition