An international research team has just returned from a voyage of deep sea discovery in Australia’s eastern abyss. Check out the mysterious creatures they found in the deepest, darkest chasms of the ocean.
Led by Museums Victoria, Sampling the Abyss is a world-first survey to sample life in Australia’s eastern abyss using our research vessel, Investigator. Here’s a photo album of just a few of the benthic denizens of the abyss.
Investigator is on a world-first voyage to uncover life in the abyss, a deep, dark and largely unexplored world of jelly and fangs!
Did you catch our marvellous clip of a surprise squid attack? Here it is, and here’s the story behind the footage.
There’s no agreed international approach for how to measure and report on changing nutrients, so we brought together as many international scientists as possible, put them on our research vessel Investigator and as our friend Rihanna would say, we sent them out to sea to work, work, work, work, work, work!.
Helping to unlock the mysteries of the deep, Investigator offers researchers the opportunity to observe the weird, wonderful and often unseen life of our oceans.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’d like you to meet the women who kicked some serious science butt during Investigator’s 51 day Antarctic voyage.
The team on board our research vessel, Investigator, are hunting down ancient phytoplankton to study their DNA.
Investigator has returned to the East Australian Current to grapple with the challenges of maintaining IMOS deep water moorings.