Icebergs ahead; Tangaroa enters Antarctic waters

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Scientists and crew on board Tangaroa are getting their first taste of the deep South’s breath-taking environment as the vessel crosses the 60th parallel, the northern limit of the Southern Ocean.

The following images, taken by NIWA’s photographer Dave Allen, were sent direct from the vessel this morning.

Iceberg [New Zealand-Australia Antarctic ecosystems voyage 2015, Dave Allen].

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Iceberg [New Zealand-Australia Antarctic ecosystems voyage 2015, Dave Allen]

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[New Zealand-Australia Antarctic ecosystems voyage 2015, Dave Allen]

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Research subject: Antarctica