If you’ve ever wanted to spend some quality time on the ocean floor with the shrimp and the squid, here’s your chance.

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) or robots are crawling the sea bed off the coast of Hawaii as part of a U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration project

If you’re watching at 8:40 p.m. EDT (10.40 a.m. AEST), you can watch live as video is relayed from somewhere called the Salmon Ridge at a depth of around 6,561 feet (2,000 metres).

From July 10 to Sept. 30, the ship Okeanos Explorer will travel the Hawaiian Archipelago and offshore Johnston Atoll to explore ecosystems and geology deep beneath the waves, as well as identify at-risk habitats. Live video and data will flow back to scientists on shore, as well as those tuned in on YouTube. Read more…

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A robot is exploring the Pacific Ocean floor and you can watch live