Canada: the secrets of seabed virgins unveiled to users

News 6 March, 2018
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    A scientific expedition is about to reveal to users around the world the secrets of seabed in the Pacific almost never explored, along the spectacular coast of British Columbia (west), announced Tuesday the canadian government.

    Reef complex containing a high density of rockfish, corals, sponges and brittle stars, relatives of sea stars, are in the program of this expedition from 7 to 14 march in the fjords and straits of the central coast of British Columbia.

    A camera submersible from the canadian department of Fisheries and Oceans, as well as navigation instruments, cameras and high-resolution projectors to capture images of the seabed more than 200 meters of depth.

    These images will be transmitted via satellite in real-time to scientists on board a research vessel of the canadian coast Guard, as well as to users through a platform (

    This fun experience is the result of a partnership between the canadian government, native american communities and local organisations for the defence of the oceans.

    Based on the traditional knowledge of native americans of the region and on the scientific expertise of the department of Fisheries and Oceans, the expedition will focus its attention on sites, “where almost no scientific exploration has not occurred” to date, according to a press release.

    It will be the contest of the filmmaker and explorer Alexandra Cousteau, launched on the footsteps of illustrious forebears: his grandfather, the famous explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and her father Philippe Cousteau.

    The expedition will collect data to determine areas of high ecological importance for marine planning in the context of Canada’s commitment to protect 10 % of marine areas by 2020.