We take off on Saturday 23 October 2021 at noon for a new 15-day expedition in French Polynesia.
We will operate on Rangiroa, one of the Tuamotu atolls we visited in January. We will spend two days on HueHue, a motu with a sooty tern colony, to capture and equip ten terns with new icarus tags with strengthened antennas. Then we will spend ten days at the blue lagoon, where we tagged 12 Bristle-thighed curlews in January 2021.
The scientific Kivi Kuaka team will be compsoed of Ludwig Blanc (member of MANU-SOP, beekeeper at Rangiroa), Pierre Rousseau (LPO), Pierrick Bocher (University of La Rochelle), Frédéric Jiguet and Romain Lorrilliere (MNHN), while Mélissa Constantinovitch will accompany us as she prepares a documentary on Polynesian cyclones for the TV Polynésie la 1ère.
Note that this new mission will be the occasion to present the research and exchange with the elected representatives of the Tuamotu and the inhabitants of Rangiroa during a public conference on 26 October evening.