Deep dive into knowledge
Are you ready to discover a world of wonder below the surface of the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park? This joint project was undertaken by Museum Victoria, Parks Victoria and Deakin University. Teams of divers completed more than 20 dives and where it was too deep teams from Deakin lowered baited cameras in order to record and monitor the health and extent of marine life.
The drowned Apostles document download
In 2015 scientists discovered 5 drowned Apostles 60m below the surface 6km off the coast of Peterborough. These stacks appear to have been formed under similar geomorphic processes to the modern day Apostles some 60 000 years ago. Their survival in the face of rising a sea levels provides some insight into the future of this incredible coastline. Dive in!
Are you ready to explore? Click here for online access to seafloor data zoom in to the SW coast of Victoria around Peterborough. Follow the historic path of the Curdies River beyond the current mouth and discover an ancient coastline.
Deakin's research vessel, Yolla, is equipped with highly specialised, multibeam sonar and GPS equipment. Yolla has the latest generation seafloor mapping systems, which are used to develop detailed pictures of the ocean floor.
Deakin Marine Mapping
Deakin Marine Mapping is a group of researchers from Deakin University led by Daniel Ierodiaconou focusing on mapping the seafloor and coastlines of Victoria and beyond.
Under the sea
Images from underwater surveys