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The intertidal rocky reefs of Kāpiti Island are full of life. Last surveyed in 1968, these reefs have long deserved a fresh look, and recently we finally got the chance.

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Shags are large, easy to identify, and live together in colonies, which makes them relatively straightforward to study. Counting and recording the number of shags shows us the health of the marine environments where they live.

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Considering that living on an island is a form of isolation from the mainland, did lock down look and feel any different to normal life? We asked our rangers that live on the islands of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to share their experiences during Alert Levels 3 & 4. Welcome to Postcards from the Edge!

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