The Hauraki Gulf Seabirds of the Year 2019
28 Oct 2019

The Hauraki Gulf Seabirds of the Year 2019

The annual Bird of the Year competition (hosted by Forest and Bird) has just opened for voting for 2019! Given that >20% of the world's seabird species can be seen in New Zealand, we're backing those found in the Hauraki Gulf for the title this year.   Australasian Gannet (Tākapu) Australasi…



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Species Spotlight: Oceanic Manta Rays vs Spine-Tailed Devil Rays
11 Oct 2019

Species Spotlight: Oceanic Manta Rays vs Spine-Tailed Devil Rays

The current knowledge of the oceanic manta rays s is very limited so we have created this blog post in conjunction with Manta Watch New Zealand to raise awareness of the work they are doing to find out more about these majestic creatures.   1. Size - Adult oceanic manta rays weigh up to 2,000kg…



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September 2019 Whale Watching Highlights
03 Oct 2019

September 2019 Whale Watching Highlights

Sometimes monthly sightings can vary greatly between years whilst others can be very similar and September 2019 is one of those months! Reading back on September 2018's sightings report, our sightings for this past month are eerily similar. In fact, we could just copy and paste what we wrote (but we…



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