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New evidence of Kaikoura underwater landslide found offshore Hawke’s Bay

3 years ago by Helen Shea

Scientists have found new geological evidence offshore Hawke’s Bay of sediment flows produced by underwater landslides near Kaikoura, nearly 700 km away from its source.

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Tangaroa Blog #13 Land ahoy

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

Everyone was up bright and early for breakfast at 6am this morning and it was nice having everyone there for our last day together.

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Tangaroa Blog #12 Multibeam and multicore

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

Overnight the multibeam was at work. A multibeam is an instrument that is used to map the seafloor.

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Tangaroa Blog #11 Helpful hands

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

The crew notify us of when the multicorer is about to come and then every heads below and gets their safety gear on ready to get stuck in the mud...

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Tangaroa Blog #10 Food, glorious food

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

We are now further down the coast and have taken a few cores off the coast of Wellington.

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Tangaroa Blog #9 Mud, mud, mud & more mud

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

I’m going to be honest here and say I think the geologists have more fun. I mean geologists get to play with mud!

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Tangaroa Blog #8 Getting to the core of it

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

Today marks the second stage of voyage with a focus on core samples off various sites off the coasts of Hawke’s Bay all the way down to Kaikoura.

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Tangaroa Blog #7 All aboard

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

Now that most of the instruments are out we had out first series of science presentation and looked at some of the data from the instruments.

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Tangaroa Blog #6 GPS boy vs GPS boo-ee

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

At 5am this morning the crew put out the GPS buoy (pronounced boo-ee by the US amongst us and ‘boy’ by the NZers - the ruling majority).

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Tangaroa Blog #5 More deployments

3 years ago by Kate Boersen

It was a bit difficult getting to sleep last night with all the noise being created by the midnight to noon shift deploying the first of the US instruments off...

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