Posts tagged with Campbell Island

Our Far South

  • Auckland Islands sign and NZ sea lion pup. Photo Anton van Helden. © Te Papa
  • Elephant Seal  Auckland Islands 1995. Photo Anton van Helden .© Te Papa
  • Auckland Islands sign and pup
  • Sandy Bay Enderby Is Auckland Islands 1995

Welcome to Our Far South. This coming Friday I will be standing on the dock at Bluff, looking south, and about to board a boat heading to the sub-Antarctic Islands and the great white continent itself as part of the Our Far South project (www.ourfarsouth.org). What will I see? We all know about Stewart Island… Read more »

Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition

  • Sea lion. Photos reproduced courtesy of Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition
  • Nets set up to see what small creatures might be swept off the land and into the atmosphere – to be transported across the oceans! Photo reproduced courtesy of Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition
  • Megaherbs on Campbell Island. Photo reproduced courtesy of Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition
  • Collecting aquatic invertebrates. Photo reproduced courtesy of Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition

Right now, on New Zealand’s southernmost island group, a team of 11 researchers and their support crew are wandering around the cold, windswept Campbell Island, studying the island’s rich ecology and history, and its recovery from decades of grazing and the world’s largest island rat eradication. And you can follow what they are doing day… Read more »