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R/V Falkor is off the coast of Australia studying the Queensland Plateau in the Coral Sea Marine Park.
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Visioning the Coral Sea Marine Park

May 2020
ROV SuBastian:
Queensland Plateau, Coral Sea
South Pacific Ocean

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Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons

March 2020
ROV SuBastian:
Eastern Indian Ocean, Ningaloo Canyons


The Great Australian Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure

January / February 2020
ROV SuBastian:
Indian Ocean, off South West Australia


Necker Ridge: Bridge or Barrier?

September 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Central Pacific Ocean

Bamboo corals on the Hawaiian Ridge can be two to three meters high.

Deep Coral Diversity at the Emperor Seamount Chain 2019

July 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Northern Pacific Ocean, in the Emperor Seamount Chain


Observing Methane Seeps at the Edge of Hydrate Stability

June 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Northeastern Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Oregon

A microbial mat (a multi-layered sheet of microorganisms, mainly bacteria and archaea) on a hydrothermal vent in Gulf of California.

Microbial Mysteries: Linking Microbial Communities and Environmental Drivers

February 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California


Costa Rican Deep Sea

January 2019
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, off Costa Rica

New Approaches To Autonomous Exploration At The Costa Rican Shelf Break

December 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, off Costa Rica

Interdisciplinary Investigation of a New Hydrothermal Vent Field

November 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California

Characterizing Venting and Seepage Along the California Coast

October 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Pacific Ocean, The Southern California Borderland

Hunting Bubbles: Understanding Plumes of Seafloor Methane

August 2018
ROV SuBastian:
The Southern Hydrate Ridge in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oregon

Adaptive Robotics

August 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Hydrate Ridge

Voyage to the White Shark Café

May 2018
ROV SuBastian:
Mid-Pacific Ocean

Underwater Fire: Studying the Submarine Volcanoes of Tonga

December 2017
ROV SuBastian:
The Mata Volcano group, Southwest Pacific in Tongan waters

Discovering Deep Sea Corals of the Phoenix Islands

October 2017
ROV SuBastian:
Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati

Unraveling Ancient Sea Level Secrets

September 2017
ROV SuBastian:
Hawaiian waters, Palmyra Atoll, Kingman Reef

Searching For Life on the Mariana Back-Arc

December 2016
ROV SuBastian:
Mariana Back-Arc

Ecosystem Dynamics of Hydrothermal Vent Communities

April 2016

Eastern Lau Spreading Center (Deep sea hydrothermal vents in between Fiji and Tonga)

Virtual Vents: The Changing Face of Hydrothermalism Revealed

March, April 2016

Eastern Lau Spreading Center (Deep sea hydrothermal vents in between Fiji and Tonga)

Timor Sea Reef Connections

April 2015
SAAB SeaEye Falcon ROV:
Scott Reef, Timor Sea

Perth Canyon: First Deep Exploration

March 2015
ROV Comanche:
Perth Canyon, Western Australia

Open Ocean to Inner Sea Leg Two

September 2013

Salish Sea, West Coast of Canada

Hydrothermal Exploration of Mid-Cayman Rise

June 2013
HROV Nereus:
Mid Cayman Rise, Caribbean Sea