Person: Will White

Dr Will White is senior curator of the Australian National Fish Collection  at CSIRO in Hobart. Will’s main research area is taxonomy and systematics of sharks and rays. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the collection, identification, preservation and description of new shark and ray species. He has also authored numerous books on … Continued

Person: Luke Nothdurft

Dr Luke Nothdurft is a marine geoscientist based at the Queensland University of Technology. Luke’s research focuses on changes in shallow marine carbonate skeletons and sediment. Using a combination of geological and biological field data and samples, Luke investigates problems around climate change in tropical marine environments over a range of time scales with laboratory-based … Continued

Person: Vikki Lowe

Vikki Lowe is a PhD candidate through Higher Degree by Research at the University of Queensland under Dr Helen Bostock. Her research focuses on the paleoceanography of the Southern Ocean over the last glacial cycle using radiolaria. She completed a B Marine Geoscience at Macquarie University, and a BSc (Hons) at Griffith University. Prior to … Continued

Person: Graeme McMahon

Graeme McMahon is a highly respected award winning cinematographer, director and editor with 20 years of experience. His career started with creating video, photography, editing and graphic design content for the Australian Army Multi-Media Unit where his team won an International Humanitarian Award for one of their projects. Graeme is a highly sort Queensland based … Continued

Person: Amara Davis

Amara Davis is a Science Communications Intern with a very diverse background. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University. As an undergraduate, her research focus was on diatom community composition during El Niño … Continued

Person: Valerie Cornet

Valerie is a Masters of Marine Biology student at James Cook University (Townsville, Australia). She is currently undertaking her Masters Research Project, which focuses on using remotely sensed data from drones to map out coral reefs using spectral unmixing techniques. She finished her Bachelors of Science at Imperial College London and after graduating, worked at … Continued

Cruise: Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef

The Cape York Peninsula lies in the far northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park. The peninsula is one of the most isolated regions of the Australian continent and little is known about what lies in the offshore deeper waters. Scientists consider these deeper waters to be a frontier area of the GBR. Sparse information … Continued

Person: Joan Li

Joan is currently a Master of Science student at James Cook University majoring in marine biology. During her studies, she worked on a project to detect sea cucumbers from drone images using computer vision. Thus, she has developed a keen interest in machine learning, mapping and other cutting-edge technology in the field. At the same … Continued

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Person: Hannah Nolan

Hannah Nolan is the Expedition and Community Outreach Specialist and has over ten years of experience in science communication and developing and coordinating informal education programs. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz and Master of Science from Oregon State University in Marine Resource Management. During her time at … Continued