Research Cruises in the South Pacific


RV Rapuhia off the west coast of New Zealand.
On the horizon the air is filled with sand blown off Farewell Spit.

In rough seas, a walk on deck
can be life-threatening.

Measuring the deep western boundary current
near Tonga Trench (Photo: Mike Moore).

Big wave, seen from the upper deck

Equipment on the bridge of the former "Meteor"

Cycling space on board is limited.
(Photo: Mike Moore)

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