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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.

2022 NIWA Staff Photography Competition Highlights
From the lowest depths to the highest reaches, our more than 700 staff work in the most beautiful environments on Earth.
Good news for 2021: the testing found no further Bonamia ostreae!
Good news for 2021: the testing found no further Bonamia ostreae!
NIWA forecast
Scientists, farmers and growers discuss NIWA's new weather forecasting product at Fieldays 2013.
Southern Ocean Gas Exchange
The Earth's oceans – particularly the Southern Ocean – play an important role in absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other trace gases from the atmosphere.
Antarctic Sea Ice
The sea ice that forms around Antarctica in winter effectively doubles the size of the continent, and its extent has increased over recent years.
Journey Across an Underwater Landscape
The diverse communities of New Zealand's seamounts. On show at the Deep NZ: Our underwater wilderness exhibition at Te Papa 2012/2013.
Antarctic & Southern Ocean Climate
NIWA climate scientist Dr James Renwick explains what's unique about the Antarctic/Southern Ocean climate system, the forces that influence it, and how it's changing.
Raw footage - Wellington storm, June 21 2013
Raw footage of the storm battering Wellington (New Zealand) on June 21st, 2013.
Subantarctic Oceanography
NIWA physical oceanographer Dr Mike Williams talks about the world's largest current – the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) – and its influence on the 'oceanography' (ocean characteristics) south of New Zealand.
IPY-CAML voyage to Antarctica
Watch scientists and crew battle icy conditions in the Ross Sea during New Zealand's International Polar Year Census of Antarctic Marine Life voyage, led by NIWA in 2008.
Shifting Sands - Tsunami hazard off Kaikoura, NZ
Dr Joshu Mountjoy discusses NIWA's work in assessing the tsunami hazard just south of Kaikoura. 
Gordon Brailsford - Tropospheric Chemistry, NIWA
Gordon Brailsford extracting greenhouse gases for measurement from an atmospheric sample. 
The Antarctic Toothfish Fishery
Antarctic toothfish are fished using longlines in southern Antarctic waters. NIWA fisheries scientist Alistair Dunn describes the history of the fishery and how it has been monitored.
Ecosystem Effects and Mitigation of the Toothfish Fishery
NIWA fisheries scientist Dr Stuart Hanchet describes the guiding principles that CCAMLR (the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Life) applies to the Antarctic toothfish fishery.
Current and Future Management of the Toothfish Fishery
NIWA fisheries scientist Dr Stuart Hanchet explains what makes the Antarctic toothfish fishery one of the best managed fisheries in the world.
Our World
Compiled by NIWA from the United Nations report "Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)".
For the first time on a blue cod survey, cameras were fixed to some of the pots to observe the behaviour of blue cod in and around the pots.
Science in the City - overview
The Science in the City event, held at The Cloud in Auckland on the 12th of April, was a great success. This video shows some of the science that was on display. 
Al Brown - How to Cook Hapuku
NZ chef Al Brown talks us through the finer points of cooking Hapuku - simply - seared skin side down, in the oven for a couple of minutes, butter basted, and squeeze of lemon juice.
Al Brown - Hankering for Hapuku
NZ chef Al Brown shares his passion for hapuku, fishing, and his childhood memories of the Castlepoint campground. 

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