Panoramas

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During the field trip panorama photos are taken which help students orientate themselves to the field trip environment. Panoramas will appear here during the field trip and may include 'Interactive' panoramas as well as 'still image' panoramas. Questions from the captions are best answered after watching videos, reading a diary, or listening to an audioconference.

Still image panoramas

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Monday 16 June

The RV Tangaroa. What do you think this ship has on board that makes it a 'research vessel'?
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Tuesday 17 June

RV Tangaroa is New Zealand’s biggest research vessel. What kind of scientific work is done on board the Tangaroa and where does RV Tangaroa sail to?
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Looking out from Wellington Port. Can you see the ship leaving port, what kind of ship do you think this is?
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Wednesday 18 June

Looking out to sea. Can you see any sea birds? What species of birds would you expect to see out here?
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On the Bridge of RV Tangaroa. Why do you think it is called a bridge and what work is done here?
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Thursday 19 June

You can see the sea is a lot rougher today. Describe how you think this impacts on the scientists and their work.
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On the main deck of RV Tangaroa. Can you see the Deep Argo Float? How are these floats different from regular Argo Floats and how are they deployed?
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Friday 20 June

Cape Petrels come close to RV Tangaroa as we deploy the Deep Water Argo. Why do you think birds are attracted to the floats?
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The stern of RV Tangaroa. The CTD and Argo Floats are deployed from here. How are they lowered into the water and can you see the equipment that is needed?
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Monday 23 June

Looking out from the bow of RV Tangaroa. What are the sea conditions today? What are you likely to see in this area of ocean?
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Tuesday 24 June

The galley on board the RV Tangaroa is a great place to come as they serve amazing food. Can you see how things are arranged so they don’t move in big swells? What challenges would there be in catering for people at sea?
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One of three lounges on board the RV Tangaroa. Can you see all the DVDs? What else might people do in their free time on board the ship?
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