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  • On the road again

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

    There's a flurry of activity onboard the Tangaroa as the scientists compile their lists of samples, write up reports, and prepare for the voyage home.

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  • It’s a small world after all

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Fri, 4 Nov 2016

    The Kermadec expedition team have been sampling the water column for plankton near L’Esperance Rock. During the third and final sample of the day the team find something unexpected in their net.

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  • Caught on camera

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

    The scientists onboard the RV Tangaroa have multiple tools at their disposal to sample the ocean — from nets, traps, sleds and trawls to the deep towed camera imaging system.

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  • There be dragons!

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sun, 30 Oct 2016

    The expedition team has been sampling at Macauley Island for a couple of days now, but before they left Raoul and headed south, they deployed a plankton net to discover what sort of animals live on the surface.

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  • From shallows

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sat, 29 Oct 2016

    The expedition dive team have been recording corals, fishes, urchins and other invertebrates from the shallow waters surrounding Raoul Island. Take a look at what they found.

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  • It’s a bit fishy up here in the Kermadecs

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Thu, 27 Oct 2016

    We’re into our fifth day of sampling up here at Raoul Island and all is going well. The weather is outstandingly good, which means that we’re getting a lot of sampling done.

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  • Raoul Island whales

    BY THE KERMADEC EXPEDITION TEAM
    Tue, 25 Oct 2016

    Right now Raoul Island is like Grand Central Station for humpback whales. Ever since we arrived here at the Island we have been surrounded by whales. This has been great news for the Whale Team on the Tangaroa.

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  • Releasing Koha the turtle at Raoul Island

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sun, 23 Oct 2016

    A special voyager has been onboard the RV Tanagroa – Koha the hawksbill turtle, who's been waiting patiently for our arrival at Raoul Island. Today was Koha's big day.

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  • Easing into the Kermadec Ridge expedition

    by Kermadec expedition team
    Sat, 22 Oct 2016

    While the RV Tanagroa steams towards Raoul Island, the scientists prepare their laboratory spaces and Koha the rehabilitated turtle is taking things easy. Follow our new blog series for the latest news from the Kermadec Expedition.

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