Epic Antarctic voyage complete: analysis begins
NIWA’s ice-strengthened research vessel Tangaroa has now returned from its latest voyage to Antarctica.
26 March 2008
A multi-agency team of 26 scientists and 18 crew endured the worst ice conditions documented in the Ross Sea in 30 years. They worked around the clock to complete the most comprehensive survey of marine life ever undertaken in the Ross Sea region. Analysis of more than 30,000 specimens and other data collected during the 50-day voyage will take at least three years.
Discoveries so far: Ministerial media release
Details of the NZ IPY-CAML project: NZ Ministry of Fisheries
Reports from the ship
Educational material: the NZ Science Learning Hub
Videos from the voyage: Cousteau Society
Census of Antarctic Marine Life