10 Things You Didn't Know About Sharks
13 Jan 2020

10 Things You Didn't Know About Sharks

1. They come in a range of shapes and sizes       Dwarf lantern shark   The dwarf lanternshark is thought to be the smallest species growing up to approximately 20 cm in length. Not much is known about this species as so far it has only been found in 200-400m of water off of Colombia and Ven…



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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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