This engaging book tells the stories of the men and women who worked onboard CSIRO's research vessel - the Southern Surveyor. For ten years (2003-2013) this magnificent ship sailed over 190 voyages across the seas and oceans around Australia and contributed a wealth of knowledge to marine science.
From the captain to the support staff, scientists and students, this book tells the stories of adventure and discovery onboard this great ship.
Some of the stories you'll discover:
Pre-dawn fireworks from an undersea volcano
Meet First Mate Boysey who had to sew a crew member's cut-off finger back on at sea
The swirling vortex that forms off the Western Australian coast
Learn about how the WWII shipwreck of the MV Limerick was located
The 'undiscovery' of a Pacific Island
Geographical discovery & exploration
Paperback / softback
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Michael Veitch is well known as an author, actor, comedian and former ABC television and radio presenter. His books include the critically acclaimed accounts of Australian airmen in World War II, 44 Days, Heroes of the Skies, Fly, Flak and Barney Greatrex. He lives in the Yarra Valley, outside Melbourne.
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