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The term ‘sea slug’ may be bring up images of drab, lumpish-type creatures, but thankfully names like nudibranchs, sea butterflies, sea hares and sea goddesses, more evocatively describe these strangely-shaped, flamboyantly-coloured species.

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Nearly half of the world’s dolphins and whales spend their time in New Zealand’s oceans. At least 26 species of whale and 15 species of dolphins can be spotted here. Here are some identification tricks to keep up you’re sleeve, if you’re fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of one!

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Over on Waiheke Island, a ground-breaking event will take place at the end of this month to inspire long-term, voluntary action to protect and regenerate the island’s marine environment.

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