The Sub-Antarctic Islands are in the Southern Ocean and lie southeast of Tasmania and south of the southern island of New Zealand . They are all World Heritage Sites for several reasons, amongst which are:

•  They are home to over half of the world's seabirds, some of whom exist nowhere else;

•  They show easily seen geologic evidence of both volcanic activity and glaciation;

•  They have plant species which are giants compared to their relatives in more temperate climates;

•  They have been the subjects of ecological restoration efforts which have been, in some cases, highly successful.

The mission of this website is threefold: To stimulate student interest in the study of these fascinating islands, to provide photographs for students' and researchers' papers and to document ecological restoration in progress. Visitors to this site may wish also to investigate the longline fishing issue.

Peter Goltra
17 December 2005



Expedition Nov. 24 – 29, 2005

Text and Layout by
Peter S. Goltra and Gail W. Goltra
with Identification and Consultation by
Peter Harrison, Geoff Renner and Geoff Walls.
Photographs by Peter Goltra and Jean Halford
Bird Calls Courtesy of Les McPherson

Site Design and Construction by
HindSite Interactive, Inc.