Australia-New Zealand Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage 2015
The six-week Australia-New Zealand Antarctic Ecosystem Voyage saw RV Tangaroa travel through the Southern Ocean to the Ross Sea to conduct a range of scientific fieldwork. The voyage was a collaboration between Antarctica New Zealand, the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and the Australian Antarctic Division.
Research focused on the feeding areas of cetaceans, primarily blue whales and humpback whales, to better understand factors affecting their numbers and distribution. Work was also undertaken in the Ross Sea Slope area to explore any ecosystem effects of commercial toothfish fishing.
The voyage was featured on Twitter with the hashtag #voyagesouth15.
18 February 2015
Read daily situation reports or 'sitreps' from the ship
16 February 2015
Blue whales in the Ross Sea have delighted and captivated scientists with their playful antics.
2 February 2015
Australian Antarctic researchers have used underwater acoustic technology to find ‘hotspots’ of endangered Antarctic blue whales in the vast Southern Ocean.
27 January 2015
A voyage focussed on top predators in the Antarctic departs Wellington at the end of January.