My phone had been buzzing all morning from the fervent twitter notifications. Fish twitter must be up to their usual shenanigans again, I thought, as I lazily grabbed my mobile device. Buried within the swath of notifications was a link to the Schmidt’s Ocean Institute’s page, which was broadcasting live footage from mesophotic Coral Sea … Continued
Dr. Daniela Ceccarelli is an independent marine ecology consultant with a PhD in coral reef ecology from James Cook University. Her coral reef survey fieldwork spans the Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, Tonga and the Marshall Islands, and remote reefs of northwest WA and the Coral Sea. For the last decade she has … Continued
30 day Preliminary Post Cruise Report: Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons
Richard Fitzpatrick is an Emmy awarded cinematographer specialising in 8K and 3D IMAX video systems as well as being a qualified marine biologist specialising in sharks. He has shot more than 50 films for clients such as the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel and is renowned for filming complex behavioural sequences – (including 3D, … Continued
3D modelling is very popular and becoming more mainstream away from the specialized field of computer game development. Online websites such as Sketchfab allow the upload of real-world 3D models or very elaborately-crafted 3D models of objects, each comprised of numerous mesh triangles and vertices, and usually covered with a texture or image in a … Continued
It is a nice sunny day in Brisbane and I ride my bicycle to work with the sun shining on the river. I come into the Queensland Museum at South Bank; it is very quiet because the museum is closed to the public due to COVID restrictions. I fire up my computer and connect with … Continued
Exploration with the Falkor has always included science teams and this expedition is no different, well except that it is. Our expedition leaders are not on the Falkor, but working remotely from their homes. This is by no means the first time a research ship has conducted science by telepresence, but it is the first … Continued
Garcia, M., Tree, J., Wessel, P., and J. Smith. (2020). Puhahonu: Earth’s biggest and hottest shield volcano. J. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 542, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116296. [This article is OPEN ACCESS until June 26].
Kai is a systematic ichthyology PhD candidate at the University of Sydney and the Australian Museum Research Institute. His research revolves largely around coral reef fishes, particularly in the taxonomy and systematics of labrid fishes. He has described and named over a dozen new species of reef fishes, many of them occurring in deep mesophotic … Continued
Sager, W. (2020). Giant Volcano Rewrites the Story of Seafloor Formation. Scientific American, 322 (5).