Discovery of a biodiversity hot spot off the coast of Makkovik

Discovery of a biodiversity hot spot off the coast of Makkovik

October 5, 2021
News Science

During Leg 2 of the 2021 Expedition, a team of scientists from Fisheries and Oceans Canada were onboard the CCGS Amundsen to study the biodiversity of the deep ocean near Makkovik, Labrador. Hints from a local fisherman helped them localize an important biodiversity hotspot. The location was explored with Amundsen Science’s new remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Listen to their story on CBC’s show The Broadcast with Jane Adey.

Access footage of the submarine “hanging gardens”.

Learn about the capacities of Amundsen Science’s ROV.

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