IN2019_V04: Hotspot dynamics in the Coral Sea
7 August – 3 September 2019
A 28 day research voyage from Cairns to Brisbane. Educators on Board are Olivia Belshaw and Jamie Menzies.
Day 26: The final dredge!
Day 26 of our voyage saw the final dredge being deployed into the water – Dredge number 55!
Day 24: Spectacular seabirds
As we near the end of our four-week voyage, we have recorded over 14,000 seabirds across 27 different species.
Researcher Profile: Phil Vandenbossche
Meet Phil Vandenbossche, Marine Geophysicist/Hydrographic Surveyor.
Day 21: Underwater discoveries
During a Swath yesterday, the Geophysical Surveying and Mapping team of scientists, mapped a deep ocean trench located in the North Eastern Coral Sea – the South Rennell Trough.
Day 20: The Engine Room
Today we were lucky enough to be given a tour of the Engine and Winch rooms on RV Investigator, led by Chief Engineer Sam Bensen.
Day 17: Pictures of the underworld
I was lucky enough to be allowed to use the multibeam processing software “HIPS and SIPS” to develop a 3D image of a previously unmapped area of the sea floor.