Tagged: Sub-Antarctic Islands

The Galápagos of the Southern Ocean – Part I: Bon Voyage - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Feb 17, 2011

The Galápagos of the Southern Ocean is an adventure tourism cruise to the sub-Antarctic islands of New Zeland and Australia run by Christchurch-based Heritage Expeditions. The rich and diverse wildlife of the region is driven by high primary productivity at these latitudes due to upwelling along major ocean fronts. The human history of the … Read More

The Beagle Missed a Trick - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Feb 15, 2010

In the realm of the Earth sciences (within the cramped offices of competitive post-graduate students at least) there has always been a playful antagonism between ‘hard rock’ and ‘soft rock’ geologists. So I was certainly fraternising with the enemy when I recently caught up with a good friend, Jodi Williams, to hear about her travels south during the … Read More