1997/98 V4 details

General information


Cruise Name

SEXY - Seal Expedition over Xmas and Yuletide I

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1997
Catalogue id
Pumping fuel to Mirny
McCormack, David (Dave)


Voyage Leader

Vince Restuccia

Deputy Voyage Leader

Tony Molyneux

Voyage Objectives

C, D, M Change-over & C Resupply

Voyage Reports

Follow the link on each report to download it.

If you know of any additional reports, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Hobart  30-Nov-1997  Casey  6-Dec-1997 
Casey  7-Dec-1997  Bunger Hills  10-Dec-1997 
Bunger Hills  10-Dec-1997  Davis  21-Dec-1997 
Davis  22-Dec-1997  Sansom Island  23-Dec-1997 
Sansom Island  24-Dec-1997  Mawson  26-Dec-1997 
Mawson  30-Dec-1997  Davis  1-Jan-1998 
Davis  2-Jan-1998  Casey  7-Jan-1998 
Casey  10-Jan-1998  Macquarie Island  18-Jan-1998 
Macquarie Island  19-Jan-1998  Hobart  22-Jan-1998 

See also List of sitreps - not guaranteed to work as voyage naming conventions are not consistent.

See the 1997/98 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 53.0' S
62° 36.9' E 159° 12.5' E
69° 21.2' S

Voyage Track map from the Marine Underway database, averaged every 15 minutes

Voyage Data and Activities

Biological Collections

List of collections of species data collected on this voyage. Some collections are voyage specific or might be from a wider set of observations or samples.

Collection NameObservation countLink to data search form
APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's 1362 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 118 Search
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey 1233 Search

Voyage activities

Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows Number of segments = 343 - Link to data at Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows

Data from 2-Dec-1997 03:15 UT to 14-Jan-1998 12:50 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00099 - Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records at GCMD
Seal Survey Part of the APIS program.

Observers: Colin Southwell
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 466560 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 29-Nov-1997 00:00 UT to 21-Jan-1998 23:59 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199798040 - Aurora Australis Voyage 4 (SEXY) 1997-98 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 15 species from 120 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 2-Dec-1997 07:12 UT to 25-Dec-1997 01:20 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see DB_WOV *** at GCMD


Weather plot of voyage

Science Projects

Note - this page lists projects where there has been some requirements logged. This may include requests that are not directly associated with any science performed on the ship.

Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. Click on the project number to see Public details such as project metadata and Australian Antarctic Program publications.

7 Distribution, size and dissolution of Antarctic icebergs [observational]
472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
527 Observatory operations (operational)
674 Dynamical coupling in the Antarctic middle atmosphere
775 Antarctic pack-ice seals
2050 Antifreeze glycopeptides in nototheniid fish from cold antarctic waters off Amery Ice Shelf
2179 Transport and dispersal of selected pollutants in the terrestrial and nearshore marine environments, Casey Station
2208 Variability in the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean
2213 Patterns of invertebrate diversity around Casey, Antarctica
2256 Multi-investigator proposal for Subantarctic zone oceanography
2276 Determination of the ultraviolet radiation environment at the Australian Antarctic Stations (Now Project 3106)