Articles by: ACE expedition

ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 20

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 20. Another calm but cool day on the Akademik Tryoshnikov found us steaming south-southeast on the great circle route towards Hobart. The protracted CTD station […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 15, Approaching the Kerguelen

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 15 – January 4th, 2017. Despite initially rather murky weather, we managed 12 hours of transects during the long detour south of Kerguelen. A respectable […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 10

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 10 – December, 2016. We awoke to smooth seas and a gentle following wind; excitement was high for landfall on the western Crozets and the […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 9

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 9 – December, 2016. After steaming overnight from the Prince Edwards, we made good speed east towards the Crozets with a view to arriving off […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 8

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 8 – December, 2016. After a somewhat delayed departure from Marion due to high winds, the shore party and Jess Berndt were returned to the […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Marion Island

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Marion Island – December 2016. The first port of call on leg 1 of ACE was Marion Island, the larger of the two Prince Edward Islands. […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 5

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 5 – December , 2016. After a frustrating night when the ship went backwards, we awoke well north of Marion, beating slowly SW into a […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 4

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 4 , December 2016 We finally entered Subantarctic waters, and roaring forties lived up to their name. Wandering Albatrosses reveled in the 40-knot winds, and […]

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