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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Top 10 Facts You Didn't Know About Oceanic Manta Rays
20 Sep 2019

Top 10 Facts You Didn't Know About Oceanic Manta Rays

It is unusual to see Oceanic Manta Rays in the inner Hauraki Gulf and on our whale watching trips. However, the current knowledge of these majestic animals is very limited so have created this blog post in conjunction with Manta Watch New Zealand to raise awareness of the work that is being done to …



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