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ROV Dive 363 – Coral Sea Marine Park – Magdelaine Cays – Queensland Plateau

Join the RV Falkor and ROV SuBastian as we dive on the Magdelaine Cay in the Coral Sea Marine park off the east coast of Australia on the Queensland Plateau. The ROV dive is planned for the northeastern Magdelaine Cays reef. The site was chosen because it has a generally deep starting depth around 600 m, within a debris field of large boulders as a result of flank collapse on the side of the reef. We will be looking for more evidence of underwater landslides, such as exposed scarp faces with internal strata layers, and of course the coldwater marine life that attaches to the exposed rock.

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