Person: Amara Davis

Amara Davis is a Science Communications Intern with a very diverse background. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University. As an undergraduate, her research focus was on diatom community composition during El Niño … Continued

Person: Valerie Cornet

Valerie is a Masters of Marine Biology student at James Cook University (Townsville, Australia). She is currently undertaking her Masters Research Project, which focuses on using remotely sensed data from drones to map out coral reefs using spectral unmixing techniques. She finished her Bachelors of Science at Imperial College London and after graduating, worked at … Continued

Cruise: Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef

The Cape York Peninsula lies in the far northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park. The peninsula is one of the most isolated regions of the Australian continent and little is known about what lies in the offshore deeper waters. Scientists consider these deeper waters to be a frontier area of the GBR. Sparse information … Continued

Person: Joan Li

Joan is currently a Master of Science student at James Cook University majoring in marine biology. During her studies, she worked on a project to detect sea cucumbers from drone images using computer vision. Thus, she has developed a keen interest in machine learning, mapping and other cutting-edge technology in the field. At the same … Continued

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Person: Hannah Nolan

Hannah Nolan is the Expedition and Community Outreach Specialist and has over ten years of experience in science communication and developing and coordinating informal education programs. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz and Master of Science from Oregon State University in Marine Resource Management. During her time at … Continued

News: Australian Scientists Discover New Corals on Most Comprehensive Deep-Sea Study of Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Marine Parks

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – For the first time, scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded Australia’s first observation of an extremely rare fish. They also took critical habitat samples that will lead to a greater understanding of the … Continued

Log Post: 4K Video Highlights – Video Update

Some of the fantastical creatures, colors, and scenes from our latest expedition may seem better suited for fairy tales than the deep sea! This highlight collection contains some of the most remarkable and exciting clips recorded ROV SuBastian during the #VisioningCoralSea exploration into areas never-before-seen by humans! 

Log Post: From Deep to Shallow

Back on dry land, amongst my usual crowd of shallow coral reef ecologists, I would consider my normal line of research to be on the deeper end of the spectrum. During the course of my PhD I have been studying the fish and coral communities found on the top of shallow seamounts and smaller pinnacles … Continued

Publication: McCowin, M., Feehery, C., and G. Rouse. (2020). Spanning the depths or depth-restricted: Three new species of Bathymodiolus (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) and a new record for the hydrothermal vent Bathymodiolus thermophilus at methane seeps along the Costa Rica margin. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103322. 

McCowin, M., Feehery, C., and G. Rouse. (2020). Spanning the depths or depth-restricted: Three new species of Bathymodiolus (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) and a new record for the hydrothermal vent Bathymodiolus thermophilus at methane seeps along the Costa Rica margin. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103322.