Archives For Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

A dreaded call perhaps, but sharks – regardless of how we feel about them – are an incredible species who do an important job as an apex predator, keeping ecosystems in balance.

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In this guest blog post, community project coordinator Kerry Lukies, explores the mysterious ways of the Hauraki Gulf’s taonga seabirds, and the work she is involved in to learn more about their behaviour to protect them.

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We often talk about the incredible diversity of species found within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/Ko te Pātaka kai o Tīkapa Moana, without mentioning the equally varied marine habitats that support their life. For World Oceans Day we take a look at the biogenic habitats of our marine park that influence the overall mauri/ life force of this special place.

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