Archives For Marine

Wellington harbour has been getting lots of attention lately thanks to a visit from a southern right whale. With so many questions being asked our Marine Species Support Officer Hannah Hendriks gives us the scoop on deciphering whale behaviour.

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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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With reports of fur seals and penguins being harassed by dogs, Science Advisor Laura Boren is working to find a balance between protecting wildlife and allowing dog owners the ability to exercise their pups.

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Project Jonah recently visited Aotea/Great Barrier Island, giving locals the knowledge to help stranded cetaceans return to the ocean.

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Marine Ranger Yuin Khai Foong writes about last week’s call out to check up on an injured New Zealand fur seal.

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Welcome to Seaweek 2015 (28 February to 8 March). It’s time to “Look beneath the surface – Papatai ō roto – Papatai ō raro”.

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Laura Boren dances, runs, kayaks, makes jewellery, cooks Swahili, helps kids in East Africa and, at DOC, helps marine mammals by providing robust science advice. Come behind the scenes and into Laura’s world today on the blog.

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