The Great Australian Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure

Cruise Log

Essential Items for Deep-Sea Science

The first, essential, feature of this cruise is coral. We start with research scientist Taylor holding a bundle of Desmophyllum. These precious coral samples record...

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Small Worlds Video – Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure

"There are hundreds of species, and each of them has a unique response to what we are doing to the ocean." Thousands of years of...

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Labor(art)ory at sea

Nearly five weeks ago I left the quiet and solitude of my studio to embark on this voyage of deep ocean discovery on the invitation...

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Bremer Canyon Video – Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure

"Until you go down and explore, you just don't know.... it is a straightforward wonderland of what mother nature can do." Check out the research...

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Whale Fall Video – Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure

When a whale dies, it becomes a source of food for a host of other animals. If the dead whale's carcass makes it to the...

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Darling it’s better, Down in a Wet(ter) Lab at Sea

Trying to understand a constantly moving ocean system is a huge challenge. Accurately measuring the chemistry of the ocean is important for understanding many processes,...

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Recording Discovery

It has been nearly two weeks since the research vessel Falkor - with her crew, including Captain, stewards, cooks, deckhands, bosun, purser, and deck officers...

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An Unusual Home in the Deep

As we explore Bremer Canyon, many of the animals we encounter are being observed alive for the very first time. This includes several hermit crab...

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SOI / ROV SuBastain

Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure – Week 1 Video

"The deep ocean is kind of like the engine that runs the Earth's climate - slowly moving but actually ultimately controls the destiny of our...

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Geology at Sea

It was a real joy to have our first deep dive down to 3250 meters in the Bremer Canyon. We meticulously explored rocky walls and...

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Canyon Exploration Begins

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) SuBastian has returned after a journey of more than 3000m below the sea surface, searching through one of the previously unexplored...

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