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Mysteries of the Deep Earth: Expedition to Australia’s Underwater Volcanoes

Mysteries of the Deep Earth: Expedition to Australia’s Underwater Volcanoes

Expedition on Australia’s research vessel, the R/V Investigator, to study two parallel chains of extinct underwater volcanoes in the Coral and Tasman Seas

Author: jmenzie2

As we approach the midway point of our scientific voyage, the RV Investigator has made it to the northernmost extent of the Tasmantid Seamount Chain (view our live position here).  At the time of writing, we’ve sampled 23 locations at 8 volcanic seamounts. Some sampling efforts produced lots of different types of interesting rocks, and some […]

Find below some information to help you prepare for a  live video link with Jamie Menzies, Educator on Board the RV Investigator.  1. Science topic To help us prepare for your session, please email with information about the topics you are working on in school. Learning about volcanoes? We can run a session with some […]

Four scientists are representing the University of Edinburgh on the RV Investigator voyage to the Coral Sea. From left to right they are: Name: Dr Ben Cohen Role: Geology shift leader Research interests: I’ve been studying Australia’s (extinct) volcanoes, both onshore and offshore, since 2002 (how time flies!). My main speciality is finding out when these volcanoes […]

At 0700 AEST we set sail on the RV Investigator for the start of our 28 day voyage in the Coral Sea hoping to sample some exciting rocks from the extinct underwater volcanoes of the Tasmantid chain.  


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