Archives For Marine Reserves

Tom Brough takes us through the third installment in our blog series from the marine reserve monitoring project at Banks Peninsula. With 75 hours of underwater footage to analyse our marine rangers have their work cut out for them counting a menagerie of fish life caught on underwater camera.

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We catch up with Tom MacTavish, a Marine Ranger, undertaking monitoring at Banks Peninsula’s marine reserves using baited remote underwater video.

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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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To celebrate the Chinese New Year our staff in Auckland recently attended the local Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day.

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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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