Posts by Matt Marrison
Krill, whales and poo power
At the end of the day, who doesn’t like a good poo story (especially when it's about poo from the largest animal on Earth)!
(100,000) nautical miles of science
An inspiring science drama about a ship and its marine research, over a journey of 100,000 nautical miles.
Fantastic finds and where Investigator found them in 2017
The research vessel Investigator delivered a veritable smorgasbord of tasty marine science in 2017. Here are five fantastic things we found on and under the waves.
Aye aye CAPSTAN! Training Australia’s next-gen marine scientists
Research vessel Investigator departs with 20 postgrad students for the first voyage under the breakthrough CAPSTAN sea training program.
What creatures lurk in the deep abyss?
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.
The faces that find faceless fishes
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.
Sampling the Abyss – a voyage into a world of jelly and fangs!
Investigator is on a world-first voyage to uncover life in the abyss, a deep, dark and largely unexplored world of jelly and fangs!
Investigator’s scientific safaris on the high seas
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.
Voyage update – Grappling with deep water moorings and flying fish
Investigator has returned to the East Australian Current to grapple with the challenges of maintaining IMOS deep water moorings.
Does unhappy coral make it rain?
Can coral create rain? Scientists on board RV Investigator are using drones, balloons and other high tech gadgets to find out.
Voyage update: Searching for the meaning of life for ocean microbes
Scientists search for the meaning of life for ocean microbes and find that the truth might be out there, in the mud!