Australia to take part in Southern Ocean whale research voyage

Blue whale
Blue whale (Photo: Mike Johnson/Australian Antarctic Division)
The vessel being used on the voyage, the Tangaroa, alongside Aotea Wharf in Wellington, New Zealand.Humpback whale

The Australian Government is preparing to embark on a Southern Ocean research voyage this summer that will undertake important research on endangered whale species in our area.

The Government has committed $1.1 million to the research voyage.

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) will join with Antarctica New Zealand and New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), who are leading the six week voyage.

More information

Environment Minister Greg Hunt's media release