A research voyage focussed on the top Antarctic predators - humpback whales, blue whales and toothfish, departs Wellington at the end of January 2014. In this video voyage leader Richard O'Driscoll, gives us an overview of the work that scientists from NIWA and the Australian Antarctic Division will be undertaking.
This video has been produced to highlight ocean acidification as a potential issue affecting the NZ shellfish aquaculture industry. The video is a direct result of the collaborative New Zealand-United States workshop 'Future proofing New Zealand’s shellfish aquaculture: monitoring and adaptation to ocean acidification', organised by NIWA, MPI, Cawthron Institute and US colleagues in December 2013. Featured in the video are scientists, US and NZ industry representatives, as well as officials from the funding agencies MPI, MBIE and the US Embassy.
Anna Crosbie (MPI), Norman Ragg (Cawthron), Vonda Cummings and Di Tracey (NIWA), Todd Capson (US Sustainable Fisheries organisation). Video produced by Dave Allen (NIWA)
In late 2013, a group of scientists from NIWA travelled to Antarctica to perform a series of experiments under the sea ice to look at how climate change and ocean acidification could affect this fragile ecosytem.