Day 28 - Farewell!
No matter how you measure the performance of the voyage, we have done an exceptional job:
- Travelled (and mapped) 8600km of sea
- 23 seamounts
- 56 dredges
- 3 lost dredges (RIP Snappy)
- 105 buckets of rocks and sediments
- 14000 seabirds documented
- engaged with 1000 school pupils
- 3 newly identified species of coral
- Discovered two shipwrecks from the second world war.
Thanks to all the MNF technical officers and RV Investigator crew members for their tireless work. Without you none of this research would be possible.
The Friend Ship
It is remarkable that on a 28 day voyage everyone has gotten along so well. You could say that we have formed a family of sorts out of our shared experience. The dredge may have been empty going down, but it always came back filled with friendship.
Sydney Morning Herald “Every day of CSIRO voyage revealed new secrets of the deep”
Brisbane Times “Every day of CSIRO voyage revealed new secrets of the deep”
The West Australian “Australian scientists discover new coral species”
Scientists arriving in Brisbane after 28-day IMAS @UTAS_-led voyage to Coral Sea on @CSIRO #RVInvestigator amazed by their discoveries, including 5km deep seafloor canyons, unnamed volcanic seamounts & likely new species of deep-water coral https://t.co/RP5lmLLsmD pic.twitter.com/sZM94grvyL— IMAS (@IMASUTAS) September 3, 2019
There is still so much to discover in the #deepsea. On a voyage led by @JoWhittakerUTas, the #RVInvestigator scours the #CoralSea depths to reveal trove of scientific wonders. #deepwatercoral https://t.co/pYyUGmZ9qk— Prof Emma L Johnston AO FAA FTSE (@DrEmmaLJohnston) September 3, 2019
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