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 right over some of the cool stuff, rarely pausing or zooming in to have a closer look. This is all intentional, and there is good reason behind it. For each … Continued
New #SchoolsOutScience identifies homeschooling resources; online content ranges from robotics and engineering games, interactive science lesson plans and livestream of never- before-seen footage of the deep ocean. MENLO PARK, Calif. – As millions of school age children transition their education to home classrooms in the wake of the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, Schmidt Ocean Institute … Continued
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 crustaceans being targeted for collection. So far, we have encountered a variety of species attached to rocks and other animals as we hunt for new species within the canyon. Two … Continued
Organising a large scientific expedition takes some time – years, in fact. There are challenges for every time horizon, and no aspect is too big or too small. There is a crack team of scientists to assemble – often from many parts of the world, especially since taxonomic expertise in certain groups is hard to … Continued
30 day Preliminary Post Cruise Report: Deep-sea Coral and Canyon Adventure
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 the visual highlights of creatures and habitat via ROV SuBastian.
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 our travel, map elevation profiles along our running or cycling routes, and reveal the shape of the landscape. For the oceans, however, maps are not as readily available. Only 25 … Continued
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 the Dream program designed to help Aboriginal students to reach their career potential by graduating from high school and achieving university entrance. A Unique Opportunity He has been well supported by … Continued
Lady Rose Cudal is a Stewardess on R/V Falkor.
Kolos Kovacs is a Systems Engineer on R/V Falkor.