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Kiwi scientists embark on a whale of a mission

Laura Goodall posted in on January 28th, 2015.

New Zealand and Australian scientists are about to hunt some of the biggest predators in the icy Southern Ocean – humpback and blue whales. The NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) vessel Tangaroa leaves Wellington on Thursday 29 January for Terra Nova Bay in Antarctica. This is the starting point of a six-week research initiative […]

Antarctica research frozen without icebreaker

John Kerr posted in on August 25th, 2011.

New Zealand’s Antarctic research body has put several projects on hold due to budget limitations and logistical problems. Antarctica New Zealand, the Crown Entity which manages  New Zealand’s activities in Antarctica, has run into difficulty maintaining it’s research programme. Transport problems were forwarned earlier in the month, when the Antarctia NZ posted on their website: […]

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