Visioning the Coral Sea Marine Park

Cruise Log

Rapid Data Publication: From Ship to Home

Today, the Visioning the Coral Sea Marine Park seabed mapping data has been made publicly accessible through the AusSeabed portal. The R/V Falkor arrived in Australia...

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ROV SuBastian / SOI

Video Wrap Up – Setting a High Bar

Discoveries using remote sensing technologies - like multibeam sonar - are amazing, but it is another thing to actually have a camera, a presence, in...

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ROV SuBastian / SOI

Exploring the Coral Sea ‘Twilight Zone’

The ‘Visioning the Coral Sea’ expedition has provided an unprecedented look at the habitats and biology of the deep Coral Sea. This huge oceanic wilderness...

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Richard Fitzpatrick (Biopixel/James Cook University)

Studying Sharks in the Coral Sea ~ Science@Sea Seminar

"It's awesome you guys are out there doing all this. It is data we've never had... it is just mind-blowing watching everything." Richard Fitzpatrick (Biopixel/James...

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Ed Roberts, Tethys Images

Uncharted waters

I am glued to the screen, where a dark red blob appears on a sandy plain with ripples like road corrugations. It is a sea...

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History of Mapping the Coral Sea ~ Science@Sea Seminar

"What you are doing now is the first real multi beam data gathering. It is extremely pioneering. Where Falkor is headed for the next few...

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Visioning the Coral Sea – Video Update 1

Science in the time of the coronavirus is not easy, requiring flexibility and innovation. This is our first expedition where the entire science party is...

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ROV SuBastian / SOI

A tale of life or death and recovery ~ Science@Sea Seminar

Dr. Jody Webster, School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney, gives a Seminar@Sea in conjunction with the Visioning the Coral Sea expedition. His summary...

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ROV SuBastian / SOI

New Species and Range Extension Records for the Coral Sea

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...

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From Underwater Video to 3D Modelling

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...

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ROV SuBastian / SOI

Searching for Carnivorous Sponges

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...

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Exploration With a Remote Science Team: A Marine Tech’s Perspective

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...

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Going live in three, two, and one…

The most beautiful squid I had ever seen in my life suddenly appeared on the monitor at my home at Cairns. Long and arrow-shaped, but...

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Science expeditions in the time of COVID19

The news came suddenly but was not unexpected. Our month-long science voyage on Australia’s largest research vessel, Investigator, was cancelled due to ever-tightening restrictions as...

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