Video: Scientific Survey Of Bermuda’s Ocean

October 18, 2016

In conjunction with GUE and Project Baseline, the Nekton Foundation recently undertook a series of scientific surveys using submersibles in the vicinity of the Argus and Challenger Banks, with a video outlining their work.

The video description said, “GUE & Project Baseline teamed with the Nekton Foundation, a UK-based conservation organization, to conduct scientific surveys, using submersibles and deep CCR teams, of ocean and reef conditions in the mesophotic zone in the vicinity of the Bermuda Islands and the Argus and Challenger Banks. This mission was supported by the research vessel Baseline Explorer.”

“Specific mission objectives also focused on the collection of video transects, and coral and algae samples, by rebreather divers certified with the Global Underwater Explorers.

“Divers were conducted to depths between 30 and 100 meters depth. [100-330 Feet]. Video and photographic documentation of large animal life including several species of game fish and tiger sharks were also included in many research dives.”

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  1. Sir Randeville Flash says:

    There’s a lot to be done exploring Harrington Sound where there is no bottom.

    • smh says:

      There is a bottom…. Long been found….

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Old wife’s tale that there is no bottom in places of HS
      You think there is some huge tunnel that comes out on the other side of the world in the Pacific ?
      Bio Station can give you depth soundings if you need them .

  2. Warwick Pond skink says:

    Always dismayed how healthy the reef looks with hard and soft corals yet minimal fish population.