Log Post: Lebensspuren – More Than Just a Fancy Word for Deep-Sea Poo

While the ROV SuBastian glides above the seafloor, scientists and observers eagerly wait for the next fish, coral, or (particularly in the case of this survey) interesting rock to appear. In between there are often large expanses of seemingly barren sediment. Looking closely, however, we can often see a variety of markings in the sediment. … Continued

Log Post: Data and Tools – Video Update

“By being able to acquire data that spans these full depth ranges – not just in terms of images but also samples – we can start to build a picture of these ecosystems operating and the processes that are sustaining the biological communities” The newest #VisioningCoralSea expedition video spotlights the tools researchers are using to … Continued

Log Post: Video Update – Science Stories

“What I love about studying reef rocks is that it is an interplay between Geology and Biology, because originally the rocks were part of the living reef.” We hope that our #ScienceStories video series gives a look into how researchers started down their paths in science, and where they see it leading. Our newest update … Continued

Publication: Walcutt, N., Knorlein, B., Cetinic, I., Ljubesic, Z., Bosak, S., Sgouros, T., et. al. (2020). Assessment of holographic microscopy for quantifying marine particle size and concentration. Limnol. and Oceanogr.: Methods, doi: 10.1002/lom3.10379.

Walcutt, N., Knorlein, B., Cetinic, I., Ljubesic, Z., Bosak, S., Sgouros, T., et. al. (2020). Assessment of holographic microscopy for quantifying marine particle size and concentration. Limnol. and Oceanogr.: Methods, doi: 10.1002/lom3.10379.

Log Post: When Opportunity Knocks

There is a saying: “When opportunity knocks, let it in”. In 2017, I was fortunate to be selected as a Schmidt Ocean Institute Student Opportunity Participant on an R/V Falkor voyage to the Hawaiian Main Islands. The Student Opportunity program provides a platform for undergraduate and graduate students to take part in seagoing research projects. … Continued

Page: ROV Dives – Seamounts, Canyons & Reefs of the Coral Sea

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is one of the world’s best-known reef systems, however its deep reef and canyon ecosystems are largely a mystery. ROV SuBastian will collect samples, sediment cores, and high-resolution imagery of deep canyons and reefs that extend down to 2,500m. ROV SuBastian will also be outfitted with a high-resolution camera from JAMSTEC … Continued

Log Post: Deep Diving in the Coral Sea

The science team on Falkor is really excited to be heading off on this unique voyage of research and discovery in the Coral Sea and outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. We will explore dark, poorly known deep areas, down to a kilometre below the surface, in one of the world’s most remote and … Continued