This paper summarised progress made in the BioRoss marine biodiversity research programme administered by the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries since 2000. The objective of the BioRoss programme is to develop a more complete understanding of the biodiversity present in selected marine communities in the Ross Sea, allowing better management, and to facilitate better state of the environment reporting. This objective is being achieved by commissioning directed research on the diversity of selected marine communities within the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea.
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