Antratica New Zealand

New Zealand Government

18 February 2008

CAML update

The Census of Marine Life voyage got underway from Wellington on 31 January 2008. The latest report, for the period 14-17 February, notes that the RV Tangaroa reached its southern-most point ever, at 76o 52.164' S 179o 55.856' W. The RV Tangaroa is currently collecting data at one of its many planned research sites. Over the next month the ship will study ecosystems in the abyssal plain, the slope and on the continental shelf of the Antarctic. A map of the ship’s position and access to daily logs can be found here.