A few weeks ago we told you about a group of researchers and teachers heading out from Fremantle on their way to Darwin onboard Southern Surveyor on a transit research voyage. 

We’ve just been sent some photos of their voyage – which from all reports was smooth sailing through the tropical north.  

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The teachers and school students are working with scientists to help research the problem of marine debris around Australia. Teachwild, is a national three-year research and education program developed by Earthwatch Australia in partnership with CSIRO and Founding Partner Shell to investigate marine debris and its impacts on Australian wildlife.

Teachers have been helping to conduct marine debris surveys on board Australia’s Marine National Facility research vessel Southern Surveyor, which is owned and operated by CSIRO, and available to all Australian scientists.

Learn more about the marine debris project.