Log Post: High-Tech Sensors Prepared to Study Sea Surface Microlayer in Fiji

While mapping the gaps in existing high-resolution bathymetry around the Phoenix Islands Protected Area is the primary scientific objective on this transit from Hawaii to Fiji, R/V Falkor remains abuzz with other scientific activity. In preparation for Falkor’s next cruise in Fiji, Carson Witte, a PhD student in Ocean and Climate Physics at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, has been … Continued

Log Post: First Experience at Sea

My passion and love for marine biology and oceanography started with simple stories of adventure. Robin J. Cadiz, (or Mr. Cadiz as I referred to him in high school) sparked my interest in marine science during my freshman year of high school. As a former marine scientist himself, Mr. Cadiz told the class his stories … Continued

Publication: Sadekov, A., Lloyd, N.S., Misra, S., Trotter, J., D’Olivo, J., and M. McCulloch. (2019). Accurate and precise microscale measurements of boron isotope ratios in calcium carbonates using laser ablation multicollector-ICPMS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. doi:10.1039/C8JA00444G.

Sadekov, A., Lloyd, N.S., Misra, S., Trotter, J., D’Olivo, J., and M. McCulloch. (2019). Accurate and precise microscale measurements of boron isotope ratios in calcium carbonates using laser ablation multicollector-ICPMS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. doi:10.1039/C8JA00444G.

Publication: DeCarlo, T., Comeau, S., Cornwall, C., Gajdzik, L., Guagliardo, P., Sadekov, A., Thillainath, E., Trotter, J., and M. McCulloch. (2019). Investigating marine bio-calcification mechanisms in a changing ocean with in vivo and high-resolution ex vivo Raman spectroscopy. Global Change Biology. pp. 1-12, doi:org/10.1111/gcb.14579.

DeCarlo, T., Comeau, S., Cornwall, C., Gajdzik, L., Guagliardo, P., Sadekov, A., Thillainath, E., Trotter, J., and M. McCulloch. (2019). Investigating marine bio-calcification mechanisms in a changing ocean with in vivo and high-resolution ex vivo Raman spectroscopy. Global Change Biology. pp. 1-12, doi:org/10.1111/gcb.14579.

Publication: Trotter, J., Pattiaratchi, C., Montagna, P., Taviani, M., Falter, J., Thresher, R., Hosie, A., Haig, D., Foglini, F., Hua, Q. and M. McCulloch. (2019). First ROV Exploration of the Perth Canyon: Canyon Setting, Faunal Observations, and Anthropogenic Impacts. Front. Mari. Sci, 6:173, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00173. [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

Trotter, J., Pattiaratchi, C., Montagna, P., Taviani, M., Falter, J., Thresher, R., Hosie, A., Haig, D., Foglini, F., Hua, Q. and M. McCulloch. (2019). First ROV Exploration of the Perth Canyon: Canyon Setting, Faunal Observations, and Anthropogenic Impacts. Front. Mari. Sci, 6:173, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00173. [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

Log Post: All Aboard!

I finally made it, and I am thrilled to be on the Research Vessel Falkor as an Artist-At-Sea participant! This experience was of interest to me for the opportunity to gain at-sea exposure with scientists to deepen my understanding and passion for ocean conservation. For this transit cruise, we are sailing south-southwest for a total … Continued

Cruise: Mapping The Gaps

This expedition will feature exploration of the Emperor Seamount Chain while researching biodiversity and its drivers. Using currents, mapping, and radio isotopes to track water masses – as well as genetic sampling of corals – the team will determine the driving force behind coral distribution in this region.

Log Post: Her Name Is Namaka

I was up until midnight working on the whale skin. It is made from an old fender (a bumper that prevents damage to vessels and berthing structures). It looks like a perfect material for whale skin, but I am having a really difficult time getting it to stick. I will need to remove the material … Continued