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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 […]

No Marine Protected Areas for Ross Sea – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on November 2nd, 2012.

The Antarctic Ross Sea will remain open to fishing in all areas following the failure of an international meeting to reach agreement on the establishment of Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean. After 11 days of intense talks, the meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, concluded […]

West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be on “the brink of change”

John Kerr posted in on May 10th, 2012.

A project to map the Weddell Sea area of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from the air has revealed that this largely unexplored region is potentially on the threshold of change. Radar mapping of the ice-covered landscape has uncovered a deep sub-glacial basin close to the edge of the ice sheet. The study, published in […]

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