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During the summer months, in various hotspots along the North Island’s east coast, majestic oceanic manta rays can often be seen exploiting our planktonic-rich waters. We catch-up with Lydia Green of Manta Watch New Zealand to tell us all about these wonderful and amazing creatures!

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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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