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We catch up with Tom MacTavish, a Marine Ranger, undertaking monitoring at Banks Peninsula’s marine reserves. This is the first blog in a series following the work he is doing with baited remote underwater video.

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With reports of fur seals and penguins being harassed by dogs, Science Advisor Laura Boren is working to find a balance between protecting wildlife and allowing dog owners the ability to exercise their pups.

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Here at DOC we go the extra mile for the species we protect, and sometimes that means creating a bespoke blue cod waterslide.

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In the last 14 years, thousands of rock lobster in and around Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve have been caught, sexed, measured, checked and carefully returned to their homes. Nic Toki joined DOC ranger Jamie Quirk to find out how and why it happens.

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Today we follow Kirsten, one of our marine scientists, in the second part a collaborative study with MPI and NIWA to survey blue cod in marine reserves.

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Laura Boren, one of our Science Advisors in the Marine Species and Threats team, tells us about the strange way sea lion pups are dying on Campbell Island, and the team that’s trying to solve the problem.

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There are some places in life that you need to see, feel, touch, and smell to truly grasp their beauty, wonder and awe. Dusky Sound is one of those places for me.

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