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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.

Annual Climate Summary for 2018
New Zealand’s equal-2nd warmest year on record.
2019 New Zealand Climate Summary
NIWA climate scientist Nava Fedaeff presents the NIWA annual climate summary for New Zealand 2019.
Why was 2021 New Zealand’s warmest year on record?
It's official, 2021 was Aotearoa New Zealand’s warmest year on record.
SOUTHERN - LONG  - v2
NIWA climate scientists are calling for volunteers to unearth weather secrets from the past – including those recorded by members of Captain Robert Scott’s doomed trip to the South Pole in 1912.
Mitigating ocean acidification to protect mussels
Professor Cliff Law from NIWA describes research to protect mussels from ocean acidification.
Secrets of the Ram's horn squid
Have you ever seen these shells on the beach?
Critter of the deep - episode 3: sea spider
Sea spiders look similar to land spiders, but they are in their own special group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tour of the NIWA Invertebrate Collection with Sadie Mills
The NIWA Invertebrate Collection (NIC) holds specimens from almost all invertebrate phyla.
A journey under the ice, with Peter Marriott
Chill-proofed divers plunge in the Ross sea, Antarctica.
Northland Aquaculture Centre
NIWA is leading the sustainable growth of Aotearoa New Zealand's aquaculture industry.
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.
RV Tangaroa: New Zealand’s world-class research vessel
NIWA proudly owns and operates RV Tangaroa, a 70 m Ice Class scientific platform.
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.
Seabed 2030 - filling in the gaps
Did you know NIWA is leading a NZ partnership in a worldwide initiative to map the entire globe’s seafloor? Found out more about the Seabed 2030 initiative.
Ocean acidification - what is it?
The on-going rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is not only changing our climate—it is also changing our oceans. Take a look at the
Mapping the oceans through citizen science
The Seabed 2030 South and West Pacific Ocean Data Center is one of four global Regional Centres, each being responsible for data gathering and mapping in their territory.

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