IN2019_T02: Deep seascapes of the Great Barrier Reef
4-14 October 2019
This voyage is sailing from Brisbane to Darwin to uncover submarine canyons and landslides which will help us understand how and when the Great Barrier Reef was formed. Educators on Board are Chris La Rosa and Greta Creed.
Day 9: AIRBOX and Farewell
Sadly, this is our last full day on board the Marine National Facility’s RV Investigator. We arrive in Darwin in the morning.
Day 8: Old school CPR
The Continuous Plankton Recorder is a sturdy, metal contraption that looks like it comes from another bygone era of scientific expeditions, and that’s because it does.
Day 8: An all-nighter!
Last night, scientists pulled an all-nighter at Wessel Marine Park located offshore from the Wessel Island archipelago (Northern Territory).
Day 5: Not your ordinary bottled water
To understand the ocean from a chemical, physical and biological standpoint it’s incredibly important to gather as much information about the seawater itself.
Day 4: Monkey Island
Below the ocean surface, we know there is an abundance of marine organisms. But sometimes we get a glimpse of other amazing fauna at and above the ocean surface.
Day 3: What lies beneath?
Chris La Rosa, Teacher at Tagai State College, joins RV Investigator as a resident Educator on Board for a voyage of discovery along the Great Barrier Reef and across to Darwin.
Day 2: Pings, rosettes and sea dust
Greta Creed, Secondary Teacher at North Lakes State College, joins RV Investigator as a resident Educator on Board for a voyage of discovery along the Great Barrier Reef and across to Darwin.