Geographe and South-west Marine Parks 2020 Expedition

Geographe and South-west Marine Parks 2020 Expedition

The South-west Corner Marine Park is the largest marine park in the South-west network whilst Geographe Marine Park is home for migrating humpback and blue whales.  Our goal over this 16-day survey is to document the status of ocean wildlife . Specifically, we aim to determine the diversity, abundance, and size of marine species such as oceanic sharks and pelagic fishes to create a baseline for this park…

Wandoo

Wandoo

In collaboration with Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia (VOGA) we are investigating the ecology of offshore oil and gas platforms. Many of the world’s oil and gas platforms will reach their end-of-life in the next 10-20 years, with the global decommissioning industry expected to be worth US$82 Billion by 2040. …

Rowley Shoals and Montebello Islands Expedition

Rowley Shoals and Montebello Islands Expedition

The Marine Futures Lab returned from a month-long stint in north Western Australia using midwater stereo-BRUVs to survey pelagic fish and shark assemblages. Sampling effort was focused in deep canyons north-west of the Rowley Shoals and the surroundings of the Montebello Islands. In total, 280 mid-water stereo-BRUVs were successfully deployed across the Rowley Shoals and Montebello Islands. …

Malpelo

Malpelo

In April – May of 2018 the Marine Futures lab was involved in an expedition to Malpelo Island, Colombia led by National Geographic Pristine Seas. Multiple sampling teams conducted comprehensive sampling from the shallows surrounding the island down to the deep sea and to the blue waters surrounding it…