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 species still remain undiscovered and unnamed. The team will complement ROV surveys using environmental genetics (eDNA), as well as expanding mapping in the region.

Major patterns of marine biodiversity appear to be strongly related to temperature, so exploring marine areas near known terrestrial hotspots offers an effective strategy for identifying undiscovered biodiversity. In a country where there are little opportunities to explore the deep sea with a dedicated science ROV, this expedition will have a major impact in understanding this deep sea region.

ROV SuBastian Dive 332 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/11/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 2000m
Work Completed: This is the first dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. Specimen, sediment, and water samples for eDNA analysis were collected. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 333 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/11/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 2000m
Work Completed: This is the second dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. Specimen, sediment, and water samples for eDNA analysis were collected. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 335 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/14/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 2000m
Work Completed: This is the fourth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range.

ROV SuBastian Dive 336 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/15/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 2000m
Work Completed: This is the fourth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range.

ROV SuBastian Dive 337 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/16/2020
Location: Bremer Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 2500m
Work Completed: This is the sixth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 338 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/17/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 2870m
Work Completed: This is the seventh dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 339 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/18/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 3000m
Work Completed: This is the eigth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 340 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/19/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 3900m
Work Completed: This is the ninth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 341 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/20/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 4300m
Work Completed: This is the tenth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 342 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/21/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 4300m
Work Completed: This is the eleventh dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 343 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/22/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 4392m
Work Completed: This is the twelfth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 344 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/24/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 4156m
Work Completed: This is the thirteenth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 345 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/25/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 4376m
Work Completed: This is the fourteenth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 346 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/26/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 4156m
Work Completed: This is the fifteenth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 347 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/27/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 4440m
Work Completed: This is the sixteenth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 348 – Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Date: 3/28/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 2020m
Work Completed: This is the seventeenth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 349 – Cloates Canyon, Australia
Date: 4/2/2020
Location: Cape Range Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 2600m
Work Completed: This is the seventeenth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range. 

ROV SuBastian Dive 350 – Cloates Canyon, Australia
Date: 4/4/2020
Location: Cloates Canyon, Australia
Estimated Maximum Depth: 3400m
Work Completed: This is the nineteenth dive of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition in the Southern Ocean. Today SuBastian will be doing an exploratory dive in Cape Range Canyon. Dr. Nerida Wilson, of the Western Australian Museum, and her team will aim to identify and characterize the benthic biodiversity in Cape Range.