Log Post: Making the Invisible Visible, Part 2 – Video Update

“We can start transforming our actions and experiences in ways that are more conductive to seeing positive outcomes at the end. We can fight biodiversity destruction, or even climate change, by accepting that we are of this world and not external to it.” The second part of the #CoralSeafloor wrap-up video is below, spotlighting microplastics … Continued

Person: Jon Kagan

Jon Kagan is a world leader in defining the molecular and cellular pathways by which the innate immune system recognizes microbes and infection.  He has worked at the interface of host-microbe interactions for the last 23 years, first as a trainee at Yale, and since 2007 at Harvard, where he runs a research lab based … Continued

Person: Brian Kennedy

Brian RC Kennedy (he/him/his) is a third year PhD student in the Rotjan lab. Prior to this, Brian spent 8 years with NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research working on board the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. During his time with NOAA he served as NOAA Corps officer and a civilian managing ocean exploration expeditions … Continued

Person: Randi Rotjan

Randi Rotjan, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University in the Department of Biology and the BU Marine Program. Her research focuses mainly on marine  ecology, conservation biology, and global change. Rotjan has been leading the science program for the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) since 2010. PIPA is the worlds’ largest and … Continued

Log Post: Making the Invisible Visible, Part 1 – Video Update

There have been multiple aspects of the “Seafloor to Seabirds in the Coral Sea” expedition – including geology, mapping, and conservation. In this wrap-up video, the scientists on board R/V Falkor explain some of the theories being tested and ways in which the research has been conducted. 

Person: Corey Whisson

Corey Whisson is a Technical Officer at the Western Australian Museum, working exclusively with Molluscs, and has been doing so for over 20 years. He completed his BSc (Hons) degree at Curtin University in 2000 before commencing at the WA Museum. He recently (2020) completed his Masters of Philosophy degree at Murdoch University in a … Continued

Person: Chloe Anderson

Chloe Anderson is a student completing an honours degree at the University of Western Australia and WAM, investigating the taxonomy of seastar family Pterasteridae. Her Bachelor’s degree was completed at UWA, where she majored in marine science and conservation biology. She likes the beach, diving and 4WDing

Person: Amy Carmignani

Amy has recently finished her undergraduate degree at Murdoch University and is currently completing her Honours at Curtin University. Her study is on the ecophysiology of mesophotic corals in the Dampier Archipelago and hopes to one day make a significant contribution to the conservation of coral reefs. Amy’s passion for conservation and sustainability grew as … Continued

Person: Declan Stick

Declan is a current Honours student at the University of Western Australia, where he also completed a double major Bachelor in Genetics and Zoology. His research project involves the spatial variance of microbial assemblages associated with coral in offshore communities of Western Australia. He is especially interested in the thermal tolerance of coral and its … Continued