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Australian National Maritime Museum

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22 August 4pm

The research schooner Tara will be wharfside at the Museum. Members are invited to an exclusive VIP tour.

Tara, a famous French research schooner, will be in Sydney from August 18th to 23rd for a stopover during the Tara Pacific expedition. After departing from Lorient (France) in May 2016, the boat has sailed nearly 50,000 km across the Pacific Ocean to explore corals reefs.

UNKNOWN OCEAN REVOLUTION

Since 2003, Tara has sailed all the oceans of the globe, undertaking research to understand the impacts of climate and ecological changes to anticipate future crises. In the course of 11 expeditions covering more than 375,000 km, Tara and her scientific partners discovered nearly 100,000 microscopic marine species and millions of new genes. Research carried out by 117 international laboratories, including the CNRS, CEA, EMBL, MIT and PSL, has resulted in more than 120 scientific publications, 9 of them in the most prestigious journals. The schooner has completed the following expeditions: Tara Arctic (2006-2008) drifting in the Arctic ice pack during 507 days, Tara Oceans (2009-2013), revealing 80% of the unknown Ocean microscopic life, Tara Mediterranean (2014) on the impact of micro plastic pollution. Tara is now carrying out the Tara Pacific expedition (2016-2018) to better understand the biodiversity of coral reefs, from the gene to the ecosystem.

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