UWS School of Natural Sciences

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Calm returns to the sea and stomachs for those on board the RV Southern Surveyor

UWS student, Tiffany Cole, reports from calmer seas on Day 8 of the voyage from Hobart to Fremantle. 21 August 2011, 15:37hrs After the craziness of a week’s worth of vomit and a close encounter with a line of squall, we emerged from our cabins this morning to find a beautiful, cloudless skyline atop a … Continue reading

Day 7 on the RV Southern Surveyor cabin fever hits but cool critters from the deep thrill all on board

The weather is still rough and cabin fever appears to have set in for some on board the RV Southern Surveyor on Day 7 but the team still find respite in their science.  Today’s blog is by Mailie ‘Shut up Seb’ Gall, a UWS student in the School of Natural Sciences. Friday 19 August 2011, … Continue reading

Day 5: The weather turns but the science must go on

UWS School of Natural Sciences student, Antony Gould, manages to put fingers to keyboard while being tossed about on the RV Southern Surveyor as she pushes her way through heavy seas enroute to Fremantle. Wednesday 17 August 2011, 17:05hrs As we steamed on through the area affectionately known as the Southern Bight, the area did … Continue reading

The secret to success at sea…good food

Dr Jason Reynolds, a lecturer in the UWS School of Natural Sciences, blogs from the Southern Surveyor on Day 4 of the voyage from Hobart to Fremantle. Tuesday 17 August 2011, 21:31hrs Today is a transit day. We are travelling (or ‘steaming’ to use the correct nautical term) from Station 1 (Warrnambool) to Station 2 … Continue reading

Day three at sea: Critters, mud and sampling

Day 3 on the RV Southern Surveyor.  This blog by Luana ‘I love macrofaunal isopods in the mud’ Lins from The University of Sydney. She says her real full name is almost as long as the nickname her crew mates have given her.  Monday 15 August 2011, 20:35hrs The third day onboard Southern Surveyor begun … Continue reading

Southern Surveyor finds plastic debris for first time off SW Tasmania

Day 2 on the Southern Surveyor and time for UWA’s Julia Reisser, also known as ‘The Trash Girl’, to log in from the high seas. Sunday, 14 August 2011, 12:55hrs Ok! So let’s bring some news of our second day on the RV Southern Surveyor. The sun was shining (again), the food was amazing (as … Continue reading

Setting sail on the Southern Ocean voyage of discovery

Chief Scientist on the RV Southern Surveyor voyage from Hobart to Fremantle is Dr Sebastian Holmes from UWS – an accomplished scientist and a part-time comedian.  Here’s his first blog: Saturday, 13 August 2011, 19:58hrs Well me hearties, the sun was shining, the gear stowed, the crew on board and we were ready to plunder/sail the … Continue reading

The Adventure Begins

The University of Western Sydney has thousands of students and academic staff who frequently go out into the world on field trips to learn and discover.  This blog will take you there as students experience the joys and challenges of taking their education out of the lab and lecture theatre.  Sometimes the expeditions are to … Continue reading