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Title: Unidentified Shipwreck Survey – Heritage NSW
Id: 2639
Investigator(s): Brad Duncan
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage [details]

Description (full): An investigation of an unidentified shipwreck off the NSW coast will be conducted at the beginning of the voyage during the transit to the study area. This project has been allocated a maximum of six hours on station and is being conducted on behalf of Heritage NSW. Dr Brad Duncan from Heritage NSW is the referring marine archaeologist on the investigation. The investigation will involve a systematic bathymetric survey of the wreck and surrounding site and, if time and conditions permit, a drop camera inspection of the wreck. The objective of the investigation is to gather data and imagery to assist Heritage NSW in the positive identification of the wreck. This wreck has previously been mapped, recorded and reported by RV Investigator in 2021 (during IN2021_V03 Sloyan) but only limited data was collected (from a single pass) at that time due to voyage time constraints. This investigation is part of an ongoing collaborative project involving project partners Heritage NSW, the Sydney Project and members of the community. There will be an embargo on the release of information, data and outcomes from the shipwreck investigation. Lifting the embargo will be at the discretion of Heritage NSW or one year following completion of the investigation, whichever is sooner.
Years: 2024

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Bernadette Sloyan (CSIRO O&A) This voyage will survey two shelf-incising canyons that are exposed to the influence of the EAC: Solitary Canyon (~30.1 oS, within the Central Eastern Marine Park) and the Richmond Canyon (~28.4oS). The project will evaluate and compare the hydrography, circulation, and benthic biology of each canyon, surrounding area and relation to the EAC to explain any observed similarities and differences between them. We will survey the adjacent shelf and slope environments, to compare canyon and non-canyon environments, and reveal the role of submarine canyons in setting the shelf conditions.
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