Tagged: subantarctic islands

Book review: Ocean Notorious - Scibooks

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Mar 24, 2016

In his book Ocean Notorious, New Zealand writer, photographer and sailor Matt Vance threads history, science and good old fashioned armchair travel into a riveting read. The Ocean Notorious in question is the Southern Ocean: the ocean that doesn’t really exist. In 1914, authorities tried to agree on names and boundaries for the world’s oceans. Dubbed the Southern Ocean, they drew its … Read More

Voyaging to the Subantarctics - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Feb 22, 2016

Update: The HMNZS Canterbury is being deployed to the Pacific to help Fiji in the recovery from Cyclone Winston. At this stage, Operation Endurance is suspended. Feb 24, 2016. Sciblogs writer Sarah-Jane O’Connor is heading to the Subantarctics as a freelance reporter, on board the HMNZS Canterbury, bound for Campbell Island and the Antipodes Islands. This page will … Read More

Setting sail for the Subantarctics - Field Work

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Feb 22, 2016

Update: The HMNZS Canterbury is being deployed to the Pacific to help Fiji in the recovery from Cyclone Winston. At this stage, Operation Endurance is suspended. Feb 24, 2016. It’s not every day you get a phone call asking if you’d like to jump on a boat for a few weeks and travel to a part of New … Read More

Antipodean wandering albatross continues to dive - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Feb 01, 2016

Numbers of the Antipodean wandering albatross have continued to fall, according to New Zealand researchers who visit the birds’ main breeding island every summer. The population has been monitored since 1994 and in a brief report to New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) in December, scientists Graeme Elliott and Kath Walker warned that the population has continued to … Read More