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Hikurangi ‘Megathrust’ potential to be studied – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 26th, 2016.

GNS Science will lead a multi-million dollar study investigating the Hikurangi subduction zone and what danger it might pose to New Zealand. NZ Herald science reporter Jamie Morton highlighted the study, which has received $6.5 million in funding from the Government’s Endeavour Fund. The scientists will examine the Hikurangi subduction zone, where the Pacific tectonic plate […]

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 […]

Dom Post/NZPA: Non-lethal whale research trip a success

Peter Griffin posted in on March 15th, 2010.

The NIWA ship Tangaroa has arrived back in Wellington harbour after 6 weeks at sea, and has data that its crew says proves that whaling research need not be fatal for the whales. The ship carried 18 scientists from New Zealand, Australia and France. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The expedition collected more than […]

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