Archives For Wellington/Kapiti

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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The Department of Conservation is working with partners Air New Zealand and Greater Wellington Regional Council to take you on a virtual journey.

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