Log Post: A Circus of Clowns

Only 3% or so of the world’s 10,000 bird species are considered ‘seabirds’ – defined as birds that make their living from the variety of marine ecosystems on the planet. Why are there so few species of sea birds when marine environments cover ~70% of the planet? The limited number of seabirds indicates that marine … Continued

Publication: Grandy, J., Onat, B., Tunnicliffe, V., Butterfield, D., and Pawliszyn, J. (2020). Unique Solid Phase Microextraction Sampler Reveals Distinctive Biogeochemical Profiles among Various Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents. Sci Rep 10, 1360, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-58418-4.  [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS]. 

Grandy, J., Onat, B., Tunnicliffe, V., Butterfield, D., and Pawliszyn, J. (2020). Unique Solid Phase Microextraction Sampler Reveals Distinctive Biogeochemical Profiles among Various Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents. Sci Rep 10, 1360, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-58418-4.  [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

Publication: Rojas-Jimenez, K., Grossart, H-P., Cordes, E., and Cortes, J. (2020). Fungal Communities in Sediments Along a Depth Gradient in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Front. Microbiol., doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.575207. [This article is published as OPEN ACCESS]. 

Rojas-Jimenez, K., Grossart, H-P., Cordes, E., and Cortes, J. (2020). Fungal Communities in Sediments Along a Depth Gradient in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Front. Microbiol., doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.575207. [This article is published as OPEN ACCESS].

Publication: Goffredi, S., Tilic, E., Mullin, S., Dawson, K., Keller, A., Lee, R., et. al. (2020). Methanotrophic bacterial symbionts fuel dense populations of deep-sea feather duster worms (Sabellida, Annelida) and extend the spatial influence of methane seepage.  Science Advances, 6, eaay8562, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aay8562. [This article is published as OPEN ACCESS]. 

Goffredi, S., Tilic, E., Mullin, S., Dawson, K., Keller, A., Lee, R., et. al. (2020). Methanotrophic bacterial symbionts fuel dense populations of deep-sea feather duster worms (Sabellida, Annelida) and extend the spatial influence of methane seepage.  Science Advances, 6, eaay8562, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aay8562. [This article is published as OPEN ACCESS].

Publication: Copeland, A., Au, W., Polovina, J. (2019). Influences of temporal changes in pelagic scattering layers on short-finned pilot whales behavior. Oceanography and Fisheries, 9(2), doi: 10.19080/OFOAJ.2019.09.555758.  [This article is published as OPEN ACCESS]. 

Copeland, A., Au, W., Polovina, J. (2019). Influences of temporal changes in pelagic scattering layers on short-finned pilot whales behavior. Oceanography and Fisheries, 9(2), doi: 10.19080/OFOAJ.2019.09.555758.  [This article is published as OPEN ACCESS].

Log Post: Creating Connections and Sharing Perspectives

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) hugs the north-east coast of Australia’s mainland and is the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem. It is the traditional home to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia and was listed as a World Heritage site in 1981. The reef provides extensive marine and shelf diversity – … Continued

Person: Robin Beaman

Dr Robin Beaman is a marine geologist, who received his BSc from James Cook University (1993), and BAntSt(Hons) and PhD at the University of Tasmania (2005). Previously, he was a Navy hydrographic surveyor. Now based at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, Robin has participated in numerous ocean mapping expeditions all around Australia and the … Continued