New Zealand

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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WellingtonHarbour

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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2021/10/05/Harvestmen Spider

What Lives In Our Caves? Harvestmen Posted October 05, 2021 by Anna & Rhiannon Davies – Cave Conservation, Cave Ecology, IYCK 2021 Harvestmen are super cool arachnids from the order Opiliones. They live everywhere in the world except Antarctica. There are five different subspecies of Opiliones, three of which can be found in Aotearoa New Zealand. …

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2021/05/31/NZ Cave Beetle

International Year of theCave Beetle Posted May 31, 2021 by Anna – Cave Conservation, Cave Ecology, IYCK 2021 As well as 2021 being the International Year of Cave and Karst it’s also the International Year of the Cave Beetle! Cave beetles have been chosen to represent all the amazing critters that make caves their home. True …

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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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2020/04/20/Capital Mag Explorer Issue

Capital Magazine – The Explorer Issue –  Posted April 20, 2020 by Nicole – Marine Conservation & Outreach Find out more about Nicole’s passion for scuba diving, the Taputeranga Marine Reserve and Wellington’s pizza & craft beer venues in the April 2020 edition of the Capital Magazine. previous blog post back to blog posts next blog …

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2020/04/11 3D cave mapping

3D Cave Mapping Expedition Posted April 11, 2020 by Nicole – Cave Conservation & Outreach Some adventures stay with you for a long time and the caving expedition to Megamania to create a 3D cave map will stay a special memory for many reasons!  Being in the bush for a couple of days, looking at a …

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3D Cave Map

3D Cave Mapping Mapping New Zealand’s longest limestone cave in 3D Join us on an expedition to New Zealand’s longest limestone cave hidden deep in the Kahurangi National Park. Over the five days on the expedition to 3D-map parts of the Megamania cave system we prospect for caves close by, visit other parts of Megamania …

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