Happy sixth birthday RV Investigator
Our RV Investigator celebrated its sixth anniversary in 2020! We're celebrating how our research vessel plays a huge role in STEM engagement.
Northern Australian marine park’s sea floor caught on camera for first time
The new data from RV Investigator will be shared with the Traditional Owners and Indigenous ranger groups who work in the marine park.
Finders keepers! What our Investigator found on its Coral Sea journey
RV Investigator has returned to port after a voyage of discovery in the Coral Sea. Researchers uncovered rocks, coral, volcanoes and a potential shipwreck.
The (ocean) floor is lava: RV Investigator’s Coral Sea voyage
Most of the ocean floor and what goes on down there is pretty much a mystery. This is where the RV Investigator's new research voyage in the Coral Sea could help.
Dropping a line in the Indian Ocean
Sixty years after the first major study of the deep, unknown waters of the Indian Ocean, a team of scientists on our RV Investigator are returning to see what’s changed.
What happens now we’ve found the site of the lost Australian freighter SS Iron Crown, sunk in WWII
Finding shipwrecks isn’t easy – it’s a combination of survivor reports, excellent archival research, a highly skilled team, top equipment and some good old-fashioned luck. But that’s just what happened with the recent discovery of SS Iron Crown, lost off the coast of Victoria in Bass Strait during the second world war.
Fill up on fish & ships with RV Investigator
In 1876, SS Queensland sank off Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, after colliding with the steamer Barrabool. In 2019, RV Investigator is using the wreck of SS Queensland to give us higher quality maps for safe navigation ahead of a program of historic shipwreck surveys in the area.
Eyes on the deep sea: the coral that thrives in the dark
We are surveying deep-sea coral reefs growing on underwater mountains to deepen our understanding of these extraordinary marine communities.
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.
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.