Cape Bird Project

In late 2023, SAEF scientists travelled to Cape Bird on Ross Island with Antarctica New Zealand. Cape Bird is the location of an Antarctica Specially Protected Area (ASPA) which contains some of the most abundant moss beds in the Ross Sea region. Alongside colleagues from Antarctic New Zealand, the team conducted drone surveys of moss and penguin colony extent, and ground sampling of mosses and invertebrates to support the Antarctic Treaty System review of the ASPA Management Plan. 

Read more about Antarctica New Zealand’s 2023-24 Science Programme.


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