Tagged: Antarctic voyage

Antarctic voyage: Back in Wellington - Field Work

Guest Author Mar 14, 2013

Date: 13/3/2013 Location: 41.52247˚S, 174.772597˚E Weather: Sunny Sea state: Calm The day started early with a 6:30am breakfast, arriving in to Wellington Harbour at 8am – a beautiful day coming in to the harbour! RV Tangaroa looks very small compared to the large cruise ships (that’s Tangaroa on the left hand side, compared with the … Read More

Antarctic voyage: Student experience - Field Work

Guest Author Mar 12, 2013

Written by Antoine Martin (PhD student from LOCEAN) Date: 11/03/2013 Location: 46.21046°S, 170.330154°E Weather: Cloudy Sea State: Calm, 1 m swell I am a first year PhD student in the LOCEAN (French oceanographic laboratory). I have been part of the RV Tangaroa Mertz Polynya Voyage 2013 science team because my research topic is oceanic circulation on … Read More

Antarctic voyage: Q and A - Field Work

Guest Author Mar 11, 2013

Date: 10/03/2013 Location: 49.181135°S, 166.812487°E Weather: Rain and up to 40 knots Sea state: 3 to 4 m swell The last few days of the voyage, and some final questions answered! Firstly, from Greytown School years 4 and 5. What clothing and special gear do you need to wear when you are on deck on the … Read More

Antarctic Voyage: Ocean Acidification - Field Work

Guest Author Mar 06, 2013

Written by Elizabeth Shadwick (ACE CRC) Date:5/3/2013 Location: 62.803893°S, 147.03681°E Weather: Cloudy, 25-30 knots Sea state: 3-4 m swell Pink Errina fissurata attached to pebbles on the Ross Sea slope, Antarctica at 470 m depth. Other invertebrates visible in the image are a variety of sponges and the white spiky brittle star Ophiacantha pentactis. [ … Read More

Antarctic Voyage: It is all about the critters! - Field Work

Guest Author Mar 04, 2013

Written by Mark Fenwick (NIWA) Date: 3/3/13 Location: 64.92023°S, 150.066839°E Weather: Sunny, with a few clouds Sea state: 2 m swell coming in from the Southern Ocean Molly Patterson (VUW) adjusting the GOPRO camera unit pre-deployment. [Mark Fenwick]It is nearly the end of the trip and they finally let the token biologist loose to write … Read More