Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will bring ROV SuBastian to Cape Range and Cloates Canyons in order to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity. Very few deep sea areas both in and outside of Australia have been well-sampled over large spatial and temporal scales, and a large number of … Continued
Search Results for Ningaloo
Unique fauna of the Cape Range and Cloates Canyons off of Ningaloo have been documented at unexplored depths by researchers from the Western Australian Museum aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor. Seemingly the longest animal ever recorded, glass sponges, and octopus squid are among species seen for the first time in Western Australia. PERTH, WESTERN … Continued
Very few deep sea areas both in and outside of Australia have been well-sampled over large spatial and temporal scales, and a large number of species still remain undiscovered and unnamed.
Off the coast of Western Australia, deep in the biologically unexplored submarine canyons adjacent to the Ningaloo Reef (a world heritage site), valuable new information and exciting discoveries await the team on board R/V Falkor. Using ROV SuBastian, eDNA (environmental DNA) analysis, and numerous other surveying and sampling techniques, this expedition has the potential to … Continued
“Our approach of combining macro-surveys with environmental DNA information to pick up signals of animals we that haven’t seen on our surveys – that means we can improve our ecological insights. Having the specimens means we can identify them properly and describe them if they are new to science.” Through ROV dives using high-definition cameras … Continued
30 day Preliminary Post Cruise Report: Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons
“Just Stunning.” Sometimes the shortest description can carry the most weight. The #NingalooCanyons expedition revealed amazing life in never-before-seen locations. Join us for a look back at some of the most beautiful and intriguing views from ROV SuBastian.
“For me it captures this cruise perfectly, which is: You go out and are expecting certain things, and all of a sudden you are taken sideways and are now in the moment of discovery – doing something you never expected and seeing something you’ve never seen. It is just magic.” The #NingalooCanyons expedition team has … Continued
Family? Fairy tales? Find out how researchers on the #NingalooCanyon expedition got their start performing “Science at Sea” in this quick video.