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Watch Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Explore the Deep End of the Ocean

 

By Jason Marshall

Superhero by day and scientist by night, Chris Hemsworth recently hit the high seas with his wife Elsa Pataky and the color of the water alone is enough to make us mere mortals jealous. 

The pair spent a day with an ongoing expedition currently being carried out by Oceana - an environmental nonprofit charged with the study, protection and restoration of the worlds oceans - to document the previously unexplored depths off the Maltese coast.

It is the first time Oceana ambassador Elsa and her husband have visited the Oceana Ranger, a catamaran belonging to the international marine conservation organisation. 

Both actors were eager to help out with the on-board research and were particularly fascinated with the work carried out using the remote underwater robot, which can reach depths of up to 1000 metres.

Over the course of the day, the pair participated in life onboard with the team of scientists, ROV (remotely operated vehicle) operators and crew.

After sending the ROV into the water, they observed the relatively unexplored sea bed close to the island of Gozo (Malta) first hand. Important footage was captured which will be analysed intensively over the coming months in order to evaluate the most suitable forms of protection.

The Oceana expedition got under way on 1st June and will survey the unexplored Maltese sea floor, particularly the submerged caves, sandbanks and reefs. The expedition is part of the LIFE BaĦAR for N2K project, co-financed by the European Commission. The research aims to uncover important geological and ecological regions to be protected as Sites of Community Importance within the Red Natura 2000 network.

 

 

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