Whales, dolphins and seabirds of the New Britain trench

Trip code: BIS001
Expedition Rating: Adventure Travel
Leaving: 10 Mar 2020 Starts: Rabaul
Returning: 20 Mar 2020 Ends: Rabaul

Birding, Swimming , Cetacean watching, Photography

Melanesian seas have a mouth-watering list of rare and iconic marine mammals and enigmatic seabirds, but their distribution and abundance remains virtually unknown in much of the region. Previous voyages in the Bismarck and Solomon seas have identified important areas for Blue and Sperm Whales and have begun to uncover the secrets of lost birds like Beck’s and Fiji Petrels. To date, none of these trips have explored the deep waters of the New Britain Trench which drop to a staggering 7,000 m just south of the island of New Britain. Such gradients support diverse marine life the world over and are favoured by pelagic predators. Join a team of national and international scientists as they provide research training and gather data for the national marine mammal database and ongoing work on marine spatial planning to combat emerging threats to biodiversity like seabed mining and commercial fisheries. This is a dedicated marine research trip operating exclusively at sea. We’ll be visiting un-surveyed areas so don’t know what we’ll encounter but past trips elsewhere in the region have made some amazing discoveries.


$2500.00 USDpp
Twin Share Private Facility Cabin

Price Includes:

includes accommodation / meals and opportunity to join International Team of Researchers

Price Excludes:

flights or pre/post Expedition Accommodation and Food

Trip Info

Proposed expedition leader: Rodney Russ
Visas required: Papua New Guinea

Requirements may vary depending on what passport you are travelling with. It is your responsibility to check to ensure you are compliant.

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