Archives For Marine Reserves

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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Last month a group of school students were invited on a special trip to Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.

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DOC’s Technical Advisor Laura Wakelin shares a new project to map the marine environment around Kapiti Island.

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