Both boats arrived at Antipodes over the weekend. With baiting completed, infrastructure dismantled, monitoring finished, the team are ready to depart.
The Evohe and the Norfolk Guardian have returned to the Antipodes to pick up the mouse eradication team and infrastructure.
They need 2 fine days to helicopter all the gear back on board, then they will be leaving Antipodes, their home for the last 68 days.
Helicopters and expert pilots, a vital tool. Photo by F.Cox
The team. Photo by F.Cox
Deflector bucket run. Photo by K. Springer
What an extraordinary time it must have been for this team of 13 people to live in such a wild and wonderful place and to complete within the timeframe and against all odds; weather and remoteness, the two bait applications necessary to eradicate mice, the only mammalian introduced predator, from the Antipodes Islands.
Hut site June 2016
We look forward to welcoming them home.
Loadsite. Photo by S.Horn
Loading. Photo by S.Horn
Evening planning. Photo by F. Cox
Baiting. Photo by S.Horn