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Living Sculptures on the Seafloor

One of the most unusual places we have surveyed with our 360° camera system lies between Isla Mujeres and Cancun, Mexico.

MUSA (Mueso Subaquatico de Arte) is an underwater installation of 'living sculpture'. The area is very popular with snorkelers and scuba divers.
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Fish Head

One of the #Maldives most popular dive sites, Fish Head is aptly named for the large numbers of fish life to be seen here.

The XL Catlin Seaview Survey divers thought this rock formation at the dive site looks like a roaring bear's head... what do you see?
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Manta Ray Feeding

#Manta #Ray feeding at night behind our boat on the #Maldives expedition.
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Spot the Octopus

Octopuses are fantastic at hiding and blending in with the reef. Can you spot the #octopus hiding in this photo from our #Maldives expedition?
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Creating a Maldivian baseline

Over our 3 week expedition, we visited eight major atoll systems and two small ones, covering about 350 nautical miles and 35 reef locations within the #Maldives .

With data collected in four major scientific categories, including nearly 90,000 SVII images, we feel that we have gained a good look at the status of Maldivian #coral reefs.

http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/news/13-05-2015/reflections-on-the-maldives
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We've just been talking live to the Nautilus team to see if we can create the first ever deep sea, 360-degree images, using their high definition cameras. They are currently on an ECOGIG mission in the Gulf of Mexico sending their ROVs down to below 1000m.

You can watch their dives live over the weekend... http://www.nautiluslive.org/
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Belize Blenny

#Blenny peeking out from the grooves of a brain #coral during our #Belize expedition.

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360° panorama of sharks and underwater photographers

This 360° panorama was captured at Osprey Reef on the #GreatBarrierReef with our latest piece of #technology - the SVX camera system. Take a dive into the image and see how many #sharks you can spot.

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Bacteria: key to coral resilience?

#Coral samples from our #GreatBarrierReef expedition have been examined by +Global Change Institute researcher Dr Olga Pantos, who found that 'good bacteria’ found in coral have been keeping the ‘bad bacteria’ in check. This may influence the likelihood of #bleaching and mortality.

Find out more: http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/news/19-05-2015/are-good-bacteria-the-key-to-protecting-coral-from-bleaching-or-disease
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SVII in Action

The SVII glides over a vibrant and bustling #coral reef on our #Maldives expedition. This footage was filmed by Pierre-Yves Cousteau,  IUCN Goodwill Ambassador, who joined us for part of the expedition.

http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/news/13-05-2015/reflections-on-the-maldives
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Batfish

The bodies of #batfish are so flat and compressed they can be hard to spot unless they turn sideways. As juveniles they can be boomerang-shaped but as they grow older they become more rounded, like this pair of adults seen on our recent #Maldives expedition.

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Maldives Manta

This graceful #Manta #Ray was just one of the many #ocean creatures we encountered on our recent expedition surveying the coral reefs of the  #Maldives .

http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/surveys/indian-ocean/maldives
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The XL Catlin Seaview Survey is a global science and communication project - recording and revealing our rapidly changing oceans.
Introduction

The world’s reefs are in a dramatic state of decline - we’ve lost over 40% of corals over the last 50 years due to pollution, destructive fishing and climate change. According to the scientific community the decline is set to continue, it will affect 500 million people globally who rely on coral reefs for food, tourism income and coastal protection.

In response to this issue, the XL Catlin Seaview Survey is creating a baseline record of the world’s coral reefs, in high-resolution 360-degree panoramic vision. It will enable change to be clearly monitored over time and will help scientists, policy makers and the public at large to see and understand the issues reefs are facing and work out what needs to be done to best protect coral reefs now and into the future.

More from the project can be seen at http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/

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