Archives For Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

A school trip to predator-free Tiritiri Matangi turned Oscar Thomas into a bird-obsessed photographer, leading him to an amazing book deal!

Read about his conservation journey as he shares with us his favourite birds of the Gulf.

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For most of us, peering into rockpools was our entry into the weird and wonderful world of our oceans and nothing could quite beat the sensory thrill of gently sticking your finger into a strange, soft, flower-like creature attached to the walls of the rockpool – its instant recoil usually eliciting a squeal of horror and delight!

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Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo. Sorry, not sorry… A biological hotspot, the Hauraki Gulf can boast being a nursery for sharks with some incredible features – one that has a tail as long as its body, the only one to close its eyes, the fastest shark in the ocean, and the most famous…

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