Log Post: Uncovering the Unseen

Submerged microcontinents, magnetic wiggles, hidden currents, microplastics, and seabirds- There is much to learn out here at sea. The depths of the ocean – from the water column to the seafloor – remain elusive. Advances in ocean technology led to an acceleration of our knowledge of the ocean, but systematic scientific exploration of the ocean … Continued

Log Post: Depth, Texture, and Three-Dimensionality – Video Update

On the #PingingInNewYear expedition, Artist-at-Sea Jessica Leitmanis is looking at 3D underwater landscapes to inspire depth, texture, and three-dimensionality that comes through naturally in her weaving. Her work looks at the issue of man-made, inorganic material in the ocean. She says of the knowledge gained on the ship: “It is really fascinating to learn from … Continued

Log Post: The First Oceanographers: Aboriginal Connections to the Sea

There is now considerable evidence that the First Australians arrived on the continent around 50,000 years ago. At this time, sea levels were up to 80 m lower than they are now. Much of what is now South-East Asia was connected by land in a continent called Sunda, while Australia and New Guinea formed a … Continued

Publication: Rahlff, J., Khodami, S., Voskuhl, L., Humphreys, M., Stolle, C., Martinez Arbizu, P., et. al. (2021). Short-term responses to ocean acidification: effects on relative abundance of eurkaryotic plankton from the tropical Timor Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 658:59-74, doi: 10.3354/meps13561.  

Rahlff, J., Khodami, S., Voskuhl, L., Humphreys, M., Stolle, C., Martinez Arbizu, P., et. al. (2021). Short-term responses to ocean acidification: effects on relative abundance of eurkaryotic plankton from the tropical Timor Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 658:59-74, doi: 10.3354/meps13561.

Cruise: Seafloor to Seabirds in the Coral Sea

Far offshore Queensland Australia, in the Coral Sea Marine Park, is a seafloor full of clues for understanding the complex geologic history of the Australia and the submerged Zealandia continent. The Seafloor to Seabirds expedition will focus mapping efforts on the Kenn Plateau, a piece of continental crust also known as a microcontinent. The Kenn … Continued

Person: Derya Gürer

Dr Derya Gürer is a Lecturer in Earth Sciences at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland in Brisbane, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, Australia, and a visiting fellow at the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Queensland University of … Continued

Person: Roi Granot

Roi Granot is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Ben Gurion University, Israel. He is a geoscientist with expertise in plate tectonics, geodynamics and marine magnetics. He has a particular interest in quantifying past plate motions and worked in various oceanic basins, from the Southern Ocean and Antarctica through … Continued

Person: Lauren Huet

Lauren Huet is in her final year of her undergraduate degree at James Cook University, undertaking a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology. Her areas of interest include marine pollution, oceanography and marine geology. Lauren is a 2021 New Colombo Plan Scholar recipient and will study marine pollution and oceanography at the Goa University … Continued

Person: Bianca Keys

Bianca Keys is a final year Bachelor of Animal Ecology student at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with a special interest in geospatial analysis, marine science and ornithology. After completing her undergraduate program, she will be completing her Honour’s degree at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies investigating the presence of microplastics in … Continued