Exploration Note. Zhi Huang, a marine environmental modeler at Geosciences Australia, describes his experience sailing on the Schmidt Ocean Institute research vessel R/V Falkor in the Coral Sea Marine Park off the northeast coast of Australia near the Great Barrier Reef. The mission team explored Cairns Seamount off the Coast of Cairns Australia to learn about the organisms living on and around it and determine its oceanographic characteristics. Read about their discoveries and the scientific tools they used to collect data throughout the expedition. Download the PDF for the full version of this Exploration Note – stories from the field.