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
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
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
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
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
Final Cruise Report: Adaptive Robotics at Barkley Canyon and Hydrate Ridge
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
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!
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
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.