The research expedition was announced in Wellington today by Foreign Minister Murray McCully, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and Australian
The expedition will involve six weeks of research early next year using the
The research undertaken by Australian and
Mr Garrett said the expedition was the largest international, collaborative research project to focus on improving the conservation of whales.
"This expedition, and the ongoing research programme, will demonstrate to the world that we do not need to kill whales to study and understand them."
The ministers said Australia and