On our voyage with the RV Investigator, along the 110°E meridian in the south-east Indian Ocean, in addition to filtering very tiny organisms from water samples, we are using a wide variety of nets to capture plankton.
Studying how ocean systems differ in terms of how productivity moves through micro- versus mesozooplankton is a basic approach to characterising their different relative functions in nutrient recycling, trophic transfers and carbon export.
Phytoplankton–the microscopic plants inhabiting the surface lit layers of the ocean are among the most diverse group of micro-organisms inhabiting the planet.
What are these microbes and what are they doing? Onboard RV Investigator a team of microbiologists is addressing these questions using modern molecular methods.
The CSIRO scientists involved in the original International Indian Ocean Expedition during the 1960s described it as a desert.
Log from One Ten East:
The most reliable way we have to track global warming is by measuring the change in temperature in the ocean
WAMSI surveys Shark Bay values to deliver a comprehensive Science Plan to respond to environmental pressures.
The enigmatic body shape of a tropical whip sponge collected in Western Australia has resulted in the creation of a new family and genus of sponges.
Lesson plans taking data from real research projects are now online to provide students with the opportunity to develop their data science skills based on crocodile and whale surveys.
The RV Investigator departed Fremantle this week after loading equipment and supplies for our month-long voyage as part of the second International Indian Ocean Expedition.
On 14th May 2019 at 3PM WST, the Research Vessel Investigator departs Fremantle on an oceanographic voyage to the 110°E meridian in the south-east Indian Ocean following in the wake of the HMAS Diamantina.
An Australian voyage that expects to reveal the effects of climate change on the physics, chemistry and biology of the waters of the southeast Indian Ocean sets sail on Tuesday May 14th.
WAMSI's founding Chair, Dr Bernard Bowen is remembered for his patience and negotiating skills and his lifelong work to establish cooperative partnerships for marine science in Western Australia.
We used cutting edge genomics technologies to measure geographic patterns in the genetic diversity of marine animals and plants in the Kimberley, through which we can estimate movement - information important for management of the region.