Every dive on this expedition has been a good one. We’ve got great visibility and an incredibly rich marine environment to dive in.
This dive footage captures the fairly typical marine environment where we are – a sandy bottom with big pinnacles or boulders rising from the depths – and then a plethora of marine life. As in the earlier footage we shared you can see there are lots of boarfish and the demoiselles.
What’s really got me excited though is what we did last night – we set up lights off the back of the boat which attracts the fish. We were able to collect samples of lanternfish or myctophids which are typically found in depths of 200m. We were sitting in just 20m of water!
Each dive reminds we what an absolute privilege is to be here recording the marine life in this spectacular environment and it makes me more determined to share what we find and get everyone excited about protecting it.