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Whale Watching by Satellite

Whale Watching by Satellite

Photo Credit - University of Auckland Tohorā Research Team 2020 (taken with DOC permit) Scientists have successfully attached satellite tracking tags to six New Zealand southern right whales, or tohorā, and are inviting the public to follow the whales’ travels online....

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The Ocean Race Summit

The Ocean Race Summit

Photo Credit - Sam Greenfield/Volvo AB Live Ocean co-founder Peter Burling joins global voices for the ocean in The Ocean Race Summit #3. The series brings together leaders and other change-makers to share solutions and winning strategies to help restore ocean health,...

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Recovering Right Whales Chart New Course

Recovering Right Whales Chart New Course

Photo Credit - Ros Cole, New Zealand Department of Conservation. This pilot study is a first glimpse of where today’s Tohorā go to feed in summer – and it shows a startling change from the whaling era. With only 2 of probably 2,000 Tohorā tracked, we need more...

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Ocean Blindness

Ocean Blindness

Photo Credit - Sarah Novak. “Ocean blindness” doesn’t mean that conservation should end at the water’s edge. This summer I was lucky enough to visit two predator-free conservation islands in the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana: Tiritiri Matangi and Rotoroa. A world away...

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A Gulf Between Us

A Gulf Between Us

Photo Credit - Richard Robinson We’ve failed the Hauraki Gulf. Here’s why. Last night I attended a funeral… at least it felt like a funeral. A couple of hundred people gathered at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on Auckland’s waterfront, filling every seat,...

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