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Safe passage: Ice Pilot's critical mission

A research voyage in Antarctic waters faces the tyranny of distance and ice during every hour of the six-week voyage.

NELSON MAIL: Blue Lake a New Zealand treasure

Water in the Blue Lake is the clearest freshwater ever reported.

Oysters ahead: Bluff season begins

Each March, oyster lovers descend on the catch of Bluff’s best bivalves – a seasonal delicacy from one of the last remaining wild oyster fisheries on the planet.

Homeward bound

In his last update, NIWA project leader Dr Richard O’Driscoll talks about the challenging search for whales in foggy and icy conditions.

Video: Antarctic trawl nets deep data

NIWA scientists aboard RV Tangaroa have been trawling the central Ross Sea calculating the abundance of the prey species.