This record is an overview entry for biological data collected on Soela cruise SO 2/86. This cruise took place in the Tasman Sea at the south Tasman Rise during 13 March - 6 April 1986, under the leadership of T. Kenchington. Biological data collected on this cruise include orange roughy (Hopolostethus atlanticus) and other pelagic fish including whiptail (Macrourus sp.), slickhead (Alepocephalus sp.), and black dogfish. Ichthyoplankton samples and a large quantity of taxonomic material were collected. One Greenland shark (Somniosus sp.) was caught. Thirty nine species of seabirds were recorded including wandering and black browed albatrosses being among the most common and some rarities Gould's petrels, little shearwaters, South Georgian diving petrel, South Polar skua and some long-tailed jaegers.(derived from the cruise report) - Biological Field Data Sheets recorded during this voyage have been scanned to PDF, and are available (to CSIRO Staff) on-line. See the details link under "Stored Media List" (below).