(RV Investigator image above © CSIRO)

In July and August 2021, Bush Blitz is spending 45 days on Research Vessel Investigator, mapping and sampling the underwater seamounts of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territory around Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. We want to share it with your classroom!


Join the scientists on board via the videos below

 

Student Brief: investigator_kids_brieffinal-sml[17234].pdf

Supporting lesson plans are currently in development, and will be made available shortly.

For more information about the RV Investigator, visit https://mnf.csiro.au/en/RV-Investigator 

 

Introduction to exploring the Indian Ocean territory

 

Leaving the wharf

 

Journey across our vast blue planet at sunrise on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Voyage to Christmas Island on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Surveying Christmas Island on the Research Vessel Investigator
We reached Christmas Island and now let the surveying begin on the Research Vessel investigator

 

Sunset/sunrise sessions with scientists on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

We check out the deep towed camera with Hanuman from CSIRO on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Black Coral adaptation on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Ocean Hydrochemistry using the CTD with CSIRO on board the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Environmental DNA with CSIRO on board the Research Vessel Investigator

 

The awe-inspiring power of deepwater swell

 

© Bush Blitz

© Bush Blitz

 

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