Author(s): Michael Veitch
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
Michael Veitch began his career writing and performing in television comedy, before working as a newspaper columnist and regular broadcaster for ABC radio. He presented the national arts program, Sunday Arts , on ABC television for five years. In addition to numerous television, film and theatre credits, he has written four books: Flak, Fly, The Forgotten Islands and Heroes of the Skies .