Kaikoura deep-sea field work: a few pictures

Te Papa fish team is off Kaikoura onboard the MV Star Keys to study deep-sea fish fauna.

 

We are blessed with good weather since Wednesday which allows us to being close to the minimum number of samples we have to achieve. That’ excellent news!

I though I would show you some pictures aboard the Star Keys. You will see the Kaikoura range is superb in the background.

Early in the morning aboard the Star Keys, fully loaded with scientific gear (underwater video systems, fish traps and ropes). Te Papa, photograph by Vincent Zintzen.

Early in the morning aboard the Star Keys, fully loaded with scientific gear (underwater video systems, fish traps and ropes). Te Papa, photograph by Vincent Zintzen.

 

The Kaikoura range in the background.

The Kaikoura range in the background.

 

Deep-sea shark caught with the fish traps. Te Papa, photograph by Vincent Zintzen.

Deep-sea shark caught with the fish traps. Te Papa, photograph by Vincent Zintzen.

 

Fish trap being retrieved after deployment at 700m depth. Te Papa, photograph by Vincent Zintzen.

Fish trap being retrieved after deployment at 700m depth. Te Papa, photograph by Vincent Zintzen.

 

All the best,

Vincent

2 Responses

  1. Romain Crec'hriou

    hello Te papa Fish team,

    i just read your summary of the trip, i so that you have good weather and a lot of slimmy baby. Have good fun in counting pores and sizing haggys…..

    see you

    romain

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  2. zintzen anne et philippe

    Super on a vu les news grace à petit mail de Joke . C(est génial et en plus si la météo a été bonne . On t’aime tout plein

    Reply

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