Ocean scientists ‘ping’ in the New Year

7 Jan 2021
The team of scientists aboard RV Falkor. Photo: Deborah Smith

Ocean research has had a strong start to the year, with scientists from The University of Queensland collecting the first public seafloor data of 2021 as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainability.

The team of scientists, including Associate Professor Helen Bostock Lyman, and students aboard the research vessel ‘Falkor’ sent sonar waves down to the ocean floor at midnight on 31 December and throughout New Year’s Day to quite literally ‘ping in the New Year’.

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