Beauty of Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park rivals the Great Barrier Reef The footage it captured, in water as deep as 95 metres, has revealed marine communities which scientists say rival and in some cases eclipse the beauty of the world famous Great Barrier Reef.
The marine park is less than 230kilometres from Melbourne's CBD, but most Victorians are probably unaware of what lies in its waters. Scientists who worked on the project hope the footage will educate Victorians about the beautiful reefs and marine communities that lie on their own coastal coach outlet 89123 doorstep. It will also help Parks Victoria manage the park. "We were blown away," said marine biologist Matt Edmunds, one of the pilots who steered the robot on its three days of touring. coach outlet handbags makowsky "We wear virtual reality goggles, so you kind of feel like you're part of the ROV (remotely operated vehicle) when you're piloting it. You feel like you're down there," he said. Dr Edmunds, from Australian Marine Ecology, said in terms of its ecological and national significance, the Wilsons Promontory marine park could "easily be listed" as a site of high conservation importance. In some of the deep sediment scour holes we discovered things like big cup or plate sponges that we'd never seen in Victoria before, and massive aggregations of fish like Jackass Morwong," he said. "This was a real trip of discovery at the prom. And we just found these amazing communities with really really high biodiversity structures that we've never seen before, these aggregations of fish we've never seen before. And really pretty, really beautiful as well so aesthetically amazing. So as good as, or better than stuff I've seen on the Great Barrier Reef, or out in the Coral Sea," Dr Edmunds said. So it's in the most wild area that you could think of, apart from the west coast of Victoria," he said. The biodiversity of the sponge gardens was a coach outlet locations enterprise highlight. "The diversity there, per square metre, is as high or higher as what you would see on any coral reef. And it makes it a biodiversity hot spot in Australia and in the world," Dr Edmundssaid. Dr Howe said the new footage followed "previous research that mapped the park's coach outlet atlanta real estate sea floor in detail. The maps identified some amazing underwater structures very deep beneath the ocean, but we did not know what sort of marine life was there.
" "The resulting footage shows that the deep reef habitats are teeming with life and are home to richand abundant marine ecosystems that are comparable to Australia's better known tropical reefareas. The extent and abundance of spectacular sponge gardens and corals is a particularly exciting find," he said. Dr Edmunds described the underwater robot, which was connected to a boat on the surface by a tether, as a "relatively cheap" unit valued at about $120,000.
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