Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
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MANAGING & RESEARCH AT SCOTT BASE

Antarctica New Zealand is the Crown Entity responsible for developing, managing and executing New Zealand Government activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, in particular the Ross Dependency.We manage Scott Base, New Zealand’s Antarctic research station.  We maintain New Zealand’s operational presence in the Ross Dependency for the benefit of present and future generations of New Zealanders.  Key activities include supporting scientific research, conserving the intrinsic values of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and raising public awareness (in part through arts, media and youth programmes) of the international significance of the continent. More about what we do

UPDATE FROM THE ICE #2 - Dr Regina Eisert

In the last news update, I explained that as scientists we are in Antarctica to find out what is going on with the toothfish in McMurdo Sound – is toothfish a "Gone Fish"? In that update, our friend the seal showed us that large toothfish are still roaming McMurdo Sound, but scientific journals rarely accept the contributions of marine mammal field assistants: It's now up to us to find fish for ourselves. Read more...

 

 

 

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