South African oceanographic research vessel SA Agulhas set off from Port Louise in Mauritius

South African oceanographic research vessel SA Agulhas set off from Port Louise in Mauritius

In January 2020, the South African oceanographic research vessel SA Agulhas set off from Port Louise in Mauritius, on a two-month Indian Scientific Expedition to the Southern Ocean 2020

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This week, the vessel was at Prydz Bay, in the coastal waters of “Bharati”, India’s third station in Antarctica.

This is the 11th expedition of an Indian mission to the Southern Ocean, or Antarctic Ocean.

This Indian expedition has been launched by the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCOPR) in Goa, which works under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Project objective:Study hydrodynamics and biogeochemistry of the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean to understand the formation of Antarctic bottom water.

Study of organisms called coccolithophores that have existed in the oceans for several million years.

Source : Indian Express

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