Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons

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Why Aren’t you Zooming in on the Cool Stuff?

Those watching the livestreams from our ROV may notice that parts of our dive appear to be a bit, well, boring. We seem to flying...

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Andrew Hosie

Barnacles Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Barnacles are well known for clinging to rocks and boats in harbours around the world, and on this expedition they are a key group of...

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Alex Ingle / SOI

Science in the Time of Covid-19

Organising a large scientific expedition takes some time - years, in fact. There are challenges for every time horizon, and no aspect is too big...

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SOI/ROV SuBastian

Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons – ROV Highlights Week 2

The second week of the #NingalooCanyons expedition has gifted us with some spectacular Remotely Operated Vehicle dives. Take a quick look back at some of...

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Mapping and Imaging Cape Range Canyon

In our daily lives we often take maps for granted. Thanks to modern technology, maps are literally available at our fingertips, allowing us to plan...

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Following the Dream

Liam Cook has been our high school participant on Research Vessel Falkor. He is a senior at Geraldton Senior High School and in the Follow...

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Sampling, preserving, documenting, and always learning…

The opportunity to be part of the biological sampling team has opened my eyes to the differing documentation methods used for differing deep-sea taxa. From...

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Sampling and Observing the Deep Sea

So, we are at the halfway point of the trip already! As mentioned in my previous blog, we are off the coast of Exmouth (Western...

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Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons – Week 2 Video

Each sample we take is done so with thoughtfulness, respect, and care. The technology - combining high-definition imagery, manipulator tools, and eDNA sensing - means...

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Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons – ROV Highlights Week 1

A quick look at some of the amazing and beautiful creatures observed by ROV SuBastian during the first week of the #NingalooCanyons expedition. 

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The Never-ending Question: What is it?

"What is it?" This is a fundamental question that appears obviously simple to ask, but quite often is painstakingly difficult to answer. How do we...

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Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons – Week 1 Video

"Our approach of combining macro-surveys with environmental DNA information to pick up signals of animals we that haven't seen on our surveys - that means...

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Alex Ingle/SOI

The Journey Before the Expedition

When my supervisor Dr Zoe Richards called me into her office and asked if I had heard of the R/V Falkor my eyes lit up....

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Alex Ingle/SOI

What a Difference a Good ROV Makes

For three months between 2008 and 2009, Geoscience Australia undertook a survey to the Western Australian margin in the same area we are now investigating...

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An Ocean of Opportunity

Greetings from Australia! My name is Georgia Nester and I am one of the Student Opportunity Participants on the R/V Falkor for the March 2020...

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Deep in the Blue of Ningaloo

Off the coast of Western Australia, deep in the biologically unexplored submarine canyons adjacent to the Ningaloo Reef (a world heritage site), valuable new information...

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