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Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage highlights

The voyage was a joint project between New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and the Australian Antarctic Division, supported by Antarctic New Zealand and NZ Government ministries, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Ministry for the Environment (MfE), and the Australian Government’s Department of Environment.

Great white shark - Pip

The second of our series on New Zealand great whites we’re introducing you to Pip. She’s a recent addition to our tagging programme and is a decent size at 3.3 metres long.

See NIWA scientists talking about their work, along with fascinating animations and underwater footage.

We are NIWA, Taihoro Nukurangi
Te Kūwaha, NIWA’s National Centre for Māori Environmental Research is a dedicated Māori research team, with a vision to work in partnership with others to enable complementary knowledge systems to
Antarctic science onboard NIWA’s RV Tangaroa
Researchers are working their way through a wealth of new Antarctic marine data after RV Tangaroa successfully completed its five week scientific voyage to the Ross Sea.
Eavesdropping on sperm whales in Antarctica
The moorings team is bringing back precious data from long-term underwater listening devices which the researchers are using to search for signs that sperm whales are finally returning in numbers to the Ross Sea.
Navigating the "ice bridge"
Marissa Judkins is second mate on RV Tangaroa. Watch her navigating through the "ice bridge" in Antarctica's Ross Sea for the first time.
NIWA's Sarah Searson and Jennie Mowatt
If you want to get accurate scientific readings from the icy depths of the Ross Sea, who do you turn to?
Cameron graduation ball Tangaroa
It's a special day on RV Tangaroa today - celebrating the Whakatāne High School ball with student Cameron Phillips, one of two Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa taiohi on board.
Sally Watson, NIWA marine geophysicist
Marine Geophysicist Sally Watson, maps the seafloor and takes samples from the water column so we can understand geological processes shaping the volcanic underwater realm around Whakaari/White Island.
Joshu Mountjoy, Whakaari Voyage
Marine geologist - Dr Joshu Mountjoy - is mapping the seafloor landscape around Whakaari/White Island to understand how much sediment was dislodged in the eruption and where it has gone.
Dr Kura Paul-Burke, Whakaari Voyage
"For us, Whakaari is our whaea, she is our tupuna, and also a place of our mahinga kai. I didn't realise how much I'd missed her..."
Arne Pallentin, Whakaari TAN2007 Voyage
NIWA marine geologist Arne Pallentin is looking for telltale gas bubble 'flares"—using a multibeam echosounder—that indicate new volcanic activity in the Calypso Vent Field.
Alex Hayward, Whakaari TAN2007 Voyage
Measuring chlorophyll, organic nitrogen and carbon levels, PhD student Alex Hayward looks at how much marine life is in the water around the Bay of Plenty during winter.
Dr Yoann Ladroit, Whakaari TAN2007 Voyage
Marine Acoustician Dr Yoann Ladroit is leading research into using acoustics to find underwater gas bubble flares and then compare these to the chemical composition of water samples taken at the same locations.
Evan Solly - the last voyage
For one last time, Evan Solly starts the engines of NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa and guides her out of Wellington.
Emergency food barrel packing for the Antarctic voyage
These are barrels you don't want to be opening, but if things go south, it’s nice to know they’re there.
Sally Watson - The science behind sediment cores
How do humans impact shallow marine environments?
Critter of the deep: Gorgon's head
Check out the latest critter of the deep, with Sadie Mills!
Emirates Team NZ/NIWA Episode 1 Secrets of the Hauraki Gulf
To make a fast boat go faster you need to understand what's happening above and beneath the water - that's why Emirates Team New Zealand has teamed up with NIWA - the official supplier of weather f
Science for a resilient future
Government scientists commemorated their 2020 award winners at the annual Science New Zealand awards celebration at Parliament recently.
Hoki eggs reveal their secrets
Hoki is New Zealand's largest finfish fishery. Their eggs reveal a few secrets that surprise scientists.
A journey under the ice, with Peter Marriott
Chill-proofed divers plunge in the Ross sea, Antarctica.

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