French scientific expedition Tara Pacific to anchor in Auckland [fr]
The Tara and its crew are on a two-year scientific expedition studying coral in the Pacific. The schooner will stop in Auckland from July 1-9 2017.
Since 2003, the schooner Tara has sailed more than 300,000 kilometres in order to better understand the marine and underwater worlds, in the tradition of Sir Peter Blake and Jacques Cousteau.
French scientists on board collect and analyse thousands of samples. Its current expedition, Tara Pacific started in 2016, and is focused on the evolution of coral in the Pacific and the impact of human activity and climate change.
A documentary has been produced on the Tara’s work:
While stopping in Auckland from July 1-9 2017, the Tara and its crew will exchange views and present their first results to the public.
Tara Expeditions Foundation managing director, Romain Troublé, will take part in a discussion on la discussion "The Future of Our Oceans" with the Sir Peter Blake Trust on Wednesday July 5 organised by Auckland Council.
On-board tours of the Tara are also planned, and you can book online.