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Latest from Science Live – A Snares adventure

The remote Snares Islands, 105km south-southwest of Stewart Island, are teeming with rare wildlife – including tomtits, albatross and penguins.  They seldom have human visitors.

In late 2013, four Te Papa scientists spent two weeks on the Snares, carrying out a range of seabird and plant research projects. Join them on the ride to this sub-Antarctic nature reserve, and see its unique animals up close.   

Find out more about the Snares Island research, and read first-hand accounts of the trip on Te Papa’s blog.

We wish to thank the Department of Conservation, Hokonui Rūnaka, Te Rūnanga o Awarua, Te Rūnanga o Ōraka-Aparima, and Waihōpai Rūnaka.

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