RV Investigator probe reveals Bass Strait shipwreck after ‘chance encounter’
Scientists on RV Investigator, while scanning the bottom of Bass Strait in a "lawn-mowing" operation, have discovered an 1890 shipwreck and uncovered more than they expected.
(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.
You never know what you’ll find in the Abyss
The depths of the ocean are one of Earth's most inaccessible and unexplored environments, and getting a sneak peek into what lives down there can provide great insight into managing marine diversity.
One fish, two fish, what is this new fish?
Understanding which fish species occur where, and identifying new fish species, is the starting point for managing our marine biodiversity.
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.
Dissecting a dolphin packs an olfactory punch and critical learnings for UTAS students
Most students remember dissecting a frog in science class at school, but not everyone has witnessed a dolphin being carefully taken apart and examined. WARNING: this story contains images of a dolphin being dissected.
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.
Super size me! Sponges and more discoveries from Investigator’s north west trip
Following decades of heavy trawling off the north-west shelf of Australia in the 1970s and 1980s, researchers will assess how the region has recovered, providing scientific advice to guide sustainable fishing practices both in Australia and internationally.
Final voyage days: Swarms of flying fish, bundles of boobies, finding SS Macumba, and fond farewells
Experience on board re-discovering a 74 year old sunken Macumba, observing wildlife at sea (boobies, turtles, and sharks oh my), teaching STEM on the ocean, and plenty more.
WWII mystery put to rest: finding SS Macumba after 74 years
A WWII maritime mystery has been solved: Scientists on board our research vessel Investigator have discovered the shipwreck of SS Macumba 74 years after it was sunk.
Voyage log two: Settling in to life at sea, the crew, and the deep towed camera
One week into RV Investigator's voyage to Broome, we learned about the lasers, cameras, and other marvellous tech on board, as well as the people who run it.