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Deep Downunder: designing a deep-sea exploration and discovery capability for Australia. [ 2007 - 2009 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0775179]

Researchers Prof JN Marshall; A/Prof SP Collin; Dr RD McCauley; Dr KA Fritsches; Dr NS Hart; Prof BM Degnan; Dr SM Degnan; Dr MD Norman; Dr JN Hooper; Dr PA Hutchings; Dr MG Meekan; Dr EA Widder; Dr T Frank; Dr JC Partridge; Dr CE Diebel; Prof EJ Warrant; Dr S Johnse

Brief description Exploration of the deep-sea with the modern technologies to be developed by Deep-Downunder is a first for Australia. We aim to explore and discover life at depths from 50-3000m off The Great Barrier Reef, around the seamounts of Lord Howe Island and Tasmania and in the deep canyons of WA and SA. We expect to discover new species, hope for a glimpse of giant squid at home and will answer specific questions on Australia's ocean biology, fisheries and biotechnology never before approachable. To be effective guardians of Australian waters we must learn what lies in the depths we can't see from a boat.

Funding Amount $1,093,000

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