Person: Katherine Herries

Katherine (Kate) Herries was a Master’s candidate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research focused on reconstructing sea level rise during the last deglaciation. She used U-Th dating techniques on Hawaiian corals to resolve the age of the glacial meltwater pulse 1a. She also analyzed the coral samples for post-mortem biogeochemical processes that … Continued

Log Post: Uncovering the Secrets of Ashmore Reef

On our way at last… It feels like we have been planning this voyage forever! What started as a spark of an idea back in 2017 has finally become a reality as we depart Darwin Harbour for Ashmore Reef on the edge of Australia’s northwest shelf. It was April last year that we had hoped … Continued

Publication: Goffredi, S., Motooka, C., Fike, D., Gusmao, L., Tilic, E., Rouse, G., and Rodriguez, E. (2021). Mixotrophic chemosynthesis in a deep-sea anemone from hydrothermal vents in the Pescadero Basin, Gulf of California. BMC Biology, 19(8), doi: 10.1186/s12915-020-00921-1. [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS]. 

Goffredi, S., Motooka, C., Fike, D., Gusmao, L., Tilic, E., Rouse, G., and Rodriguez, E. (2021). Mixotrophic chemosynthesis in a deep-sea anemone from hydrothermal vents in the Pescadero Basin, Gulf of California. BMC Biology, 19(8), doi: 10.1186/s12915-020-00921-1. [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

Log Post: A Year of Falkor in the Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea

The R/V Falkor has finally left Queensland waters after a full year working within the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea marine parks. With the ship now transiting across northern Australia towards Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory and the launchpad for the next expedition, ‘Australian Mesophotic Coral Examination,’ I can now reflect on the … Continued

Person: Corinne Bassin

Corinne has worked in both the private and public sectors with experience across oceanography, scientific programming, software development, and data. She has a B.S. in Math/Applied Science from UC Los Angeles and an M.S. in Interdisciplinary Marine Science from UC Santa Barbara. Following graduate school, Corinne worked as an oceanographic researcher at the University Of … Continued

Log Post: The Incredible Life of Plankton

My name is Lauren Huet. I am a Marine Biology student at James Cook University in far North Queensland, Australia. I am interested in marine pollution and am ever curious about the impact pollution has on ocean life. I was extremely excited to be given the opportunity to come aboard the R/V Falkor to work … Continued

Person: Ellie Hannon

Ellie Hannon is an Australian artist who works out of her studio in Newcastle NSW. Traversing the fields of exhibition work, public art and community engagement projects in her practice, Ellie establishes a visual narrative that explores the themes of values and our relationship with our environments, researching and investigating how our interactions with the … Continued

Page: Falkor (too) Q&A

NEW VESSEL FAQ 1. What is the name of the new vessel and why? To continue on the theme of the German fantasy novel, The Neverending Story, which served as the inspiration for our first research vessel, this new research vessel is named Falkor (too), as it will continue the never-ending journey of the Schmidt … Continued