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The Ross Sea is a region of Antarctica that lies south of Australia and New Zealand. Mostly ice covered, the land areas around the sea are home to several research bases and countless numbers of seals and penguins.

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New Zealand claims a sector of Antarctica, including Ross IslandRoss Island, home to McMurdo StationMcMurdo Station and Scott BaseScott Base as well as three historic wooden huts (at Hut PointHut Point, Cape EvansCape Evans and Cape RoydsCape Royds as well as a stone hut at Cape CrozierCape Crozier). Claims such as this one are held in abeyance under the terms of the Antarctic Treaty', but official Ross Dependency stamps are still issued and sold at Scott BaseScott Base and can be used as valid postage back to the rest of the world.

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Travel to the Ross Sea is normally done through a larger travel company that charters an ice breaker and carries passengers south from New Zealand. Researchers may arrive in the Ross Sea either by military vessel or by plane.

Individual, non-governmental visitors can contact the Antarctic Policy Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Private Bag 18901, Wellington. Phone: +64 4 439 8000 Fax: +64 4 439 8103 1 (http://www.mfat.govt.nz/foreign/antarctica/nongovvisits/nongovvisitsa.html)

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By air

Williams Field is an ice runway that is normally open to ski equipped aircraft during the Antartcic summer months, subject to suitable weather conditions. Flights to the Ice depart from Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand and generally involve an 8 hour flight in a military aircraft's cargo hold, as cargo.

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Stay safe

There are several countries that administer portions of the Ross Sea, and each country's laws may apply based on the traveler's citizenship and location. In all cases, travelers must follow the rules set forth in the Antarctic Treaty and, if traveling with an International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IATO) sponsored group, all IATO rules.

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External links

  • New Zealand Government Info (http://www.mfat.govt.nz/foreign/antarctica/ross/rossdependency.html)
  • The Australian Antarctic Division (http://www.aad.gov.au/) leads Australia's Antarctic Program. As an agency of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, its charter is to ensure Australia's Antarctic interests are advanced.
  • International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (http://www.iaato.org/about.html) is a member organization founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic.

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