1998/99 V4 details

General information


Cruise Name

SEXY II - Seal Expedition over Xmas and Yuletide II

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

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


Voyage Leader

Suzanne Stallman

Deputy Voyage Leader

Steven Whiteside

Voyage Objectives

Mar Science, Davis Resupply, SAB


Aurora Australis propellor system damaged on 30 November. Vessel the towed, and later accompanied by Japanese research vessel Shirase, and then the tug John Ross.

Voyage Reports

No reports known - if you know of any, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Hobart  29-Oct-1998  Casey  7-Nov-1998 
Casey  8-Nov-1998  Davis  18-Nov-1998 
Davis  22-Nov-1998  Sansom Island  23-Nov-1998 
Sansom Island  27-Nov-1998  Prydz Bay  30-Nov-1998 
Prydz Bay  13-Dec-1998  Prydz Bay  14-Dec-1998 
Prydz Bay  18-Dec-1998  Other  18-Dec-1998 
Other  27-Dec-1998  Fremantle  27-Dec-1998 

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

See the 1998/99 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

31° 56.0' S
71° 11.3' E 147° 29.6' E
69° 12.8' 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 676 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 198 Search
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey 612 Search

Voyage activities

Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows Number of segments = 132 - Link to data at Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows

Data from 2-Nov-1998 03:18 UT to 5-Nov-1998 01:11 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00099 - Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 522633 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 28-Oct-1998 04:14 UT to 27-Dec-1998 23:59 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199899040 - Aurora Australis Voyage 4 (SEXY II) 1998-99 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 22 species from 200 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 5-Nov-1998 01:47 UT to 26-Dec-1998 11:30 UT

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


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.

472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
606 Observations of ULF space plasma waves in Antarctica
775 Antarctic pack-ice seals
1034 Surveying, Aerial Photography & Tide Gauge Network
2264 Population monitoring of Adelie penguins