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May 17, 2019

Let’s get (Geo)physical

Dispatch: After spending a couple of days doing four hourly rotations around all of the labs, we got to choose which lab we would like to spend the next few days in, to collate all of the data for that lab, plot and analyse the data, and prepare a report for submission to the Chief Scientist for her to compile the overall Voyage Report.


May 16, 2019

Welcome to Monkey Island!

Dispatch: We’re the student team in charge of sea bird and marine mammal surveying from the observation deck, Monkey Island, as we complete a transit from Hobart to Fremantle across the Great Australian Bight.


May 15, 2019

Plankton……they have a face only a mother (or a scientist) could love!

Dispatch: One of the reasons we were interested in visiting this region of ocean was due to the presence of deep-sea canyons and the Bonney Upwelling off the coast of Discovery Bay.


May 14, 2019

Oceanography & Hydrochemistry in the Great Australian Bight

Dispatch: Welcome on board RV Investigator, Australia’s blue water research vessel. We’re currently sailing from Hobart to Fremantle as part of the 2019 Collaborative Australian Postgraduate Sea Training Alliance Network (CAPSTAN) voyage, a hands-on training experience for marine science students.


May 23, 2018

Voyage to the White Shark Café: Plankton — Video Update

“As an oceanographer, I’m interested in asking: What do they eat? Where are the plants? What fuels this?”


May 22, 2018

Voyage to the White Shark Café: Saildrone — video update

In this highlight video, take a guided tour with Dr. Bruce Robison as he talks through some of the wonderful life that the research team has seen with ROV SuBastian during the #WhiteSharkVoyage.


April 12, 2018

Wrapping up the #microbeeddybots expedition: Week 4 video

“Whenever you are able to achieve something that you couldn’t before, it always gives you hope for the future.”


October 11, 2017

The Journey to the Heart of the Ocean

Mud, mud / Glorious mud. / Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.


September 28, 2017

Planning to Get Underway

A typical research expedition has one or two chief scientists. Ours has 19…


July 11, 2017

Deep thoughts from the Deep Blue Sea

As far as I can see from the ship to the horizon there is nothing but deep blue sea. Not a single ship has passed within sight since we left the north shore of Oahu.