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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.

A journey under the ice, with Peter Marriott
Chill-proofed divers plunge in the Ross sea, Antarctica.
Crayfish catch sampling
Marine ecology technician Mark Fenwick takes us onboard a fishing vessel for a day of catch sampling.
Kaikōura Canyon
NIWA scientists recently headed to the Kaikōura coast for an in-depth look at deep sea changes post the 2016 earthquake.
Tropical Cyclone Outlook: November 2020-April 2021
The NIWA and MetService assessment of named tropical cyclone (TC) activity indicates 8 to 10 named TCs could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2020 and April 2021.
Dr Alvin Setiawan
Aquaculture scientist Dr Alvin Setiawan talks about NIWA's Northland Marine Research Centre.
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Dr Alvin Setiawan talks about recirculating aquaculture systems.
Critter of the deep - episode 3: sea spider
Sea spiders look similar to land spiders, but they are in their own special group.
Dr Jade Maggs talks about reef sharks
A global survey involving 123 scientists from 58 nations raises concerns about the global status of reef sharks.
Fisheries scientists use an autonomous vessel
A six metre-long autonomous trimaran fitted out with a NIWA echosounder is being used as part of an innovative research collaboration.
Richard O'Driscoll, Programme leader - NIWA fisheries
Richard O'Driscoll is principal scientist and the program leader for stock assessment and monitoring.
2020 NIWA staff photography competition
This year's NIWA staff photographic competition has attracted a large range of entries that feature some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring locations in which staff undertake their environmental s
Tour of the NIWA Invertebrate Collection with Sadie Mills
The NIWA Invertebrate Collection (NIC) holds specimens from almost all invertebrate phyla.
Critter of the deep - episode 2: Antarctic Octopus
This really cute little octopus is from cold Antarctic waters.
Secrets of the Ram's horn squid
Have you ever seen these shells on the beach?
We are NIWA, Taihoro Nukurangi
Ko Te Waka o Taihoro Nukurangi, Ko NIWA me kī. Anei tenei purongo! We are NIWA, Taihoro Nukurangi. Check out our stunning video!
Benthic Ecology in the Kaikōura canyon
Ashley Rowden and Katie Bigham talk about the positive changes observed on the seafloor following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.
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.
Scott Nodder - Marine geologist
Scott Nodder is interested in the effects earthquakes have on marine sediments and animal communities.
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Voyage update from Dr Joshu Mountjoy and Johan Rolandsson.
Rob Christie  - Manager of NIWA's marine resources
Eurofleets+ aims at providing, integrating and improving access to key research vessels and associated major equipment.

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