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
Markus is from Estonia and one of R/V Falkor’s Deckhands.
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
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.
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.
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].
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
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.
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