Citizen Science

Kina Count

Wellington’s Big Kina Count! Give 10 minutes of your dive and contribute to our harbour survey! Wellington’s Dive Community is working together to understand the kina population at the northern tip of the Miramar Peninsula. The monitoring area includes dive sites from Point Halswell to Scorching Bay and includes Kau Bay and Mahanga Bay. Certified …

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Dive into Wellington Harbour The temperate waters around Wellington sustain highly diverse and productive marine ecosystems. Despite surrounding New Zealand’s capital city the marine habitats of Wellington harbour are unknown to most residents. Increasing urban and environmental pressures lead to the decline of these ecosystems. Volunteer divers and snorkelers document the marine environment and highlight …

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2020/12/12 Monitoring Kelp

Monitoring Giant Kelp Last updated Nov 2021 (posted Dec 12, 2020) by Nicole – Marine Citizen Science, Seaweed, Wellington Underwater Club Diving in giant kelp forests started my passion for seaweed! Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, is particularly visible with fronds reaching up from the seafloor and building thick floats on the surface in good conditions (it …

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