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RV Falkor is coming to Australia

Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) research vessel Falkor is coming to Australia for most of 2020, with a series of exciting projects that range from studying deepsea canyons, mesophotic coral ecosystems, undersea landslides and microplastics. See the list of cruises at:

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Scientists think they’ve found Aussie defender’s last resting place

A James Cook University scientist believes his team may have found the wreck of a US warship sunk defending Australia more than 77 years ago during WWII.

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ESRI Story Map - James Cook and Cape York, Australia

In 1770 during Lieut James Cook's exploration of Australia's east coast, the vessel Endeavour ran aground on a coral reef offshore of southern Cape York, which he called 'The Labyrinth' - today known as the Great Barrier Reef.

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How a handful of USB sticks are revealing the secrets of the GBR

Read the full story "How a handful of USB sticks are revealing the secrets of the Great Barrier Reef", published by Computerworld on 07 June 2019.

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Pint of Science - Mapping the deep GBR

The Pint of Science Festival was held across Australia from 11-13 May 2019. Dr Robin Beaman presented a talk on "Mapping the deep Great Barrier Reef" at the Macalister Brewing Company in Cairns.

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