Exploring Storm Related Impacts
The Hauraki Gulf might be resilient enough to recover from various human-induced impacts if we give it a chance, but how will our rapidly changing climate affect its recovery? This article explores the impacts of summer storms on our marine ecosystem.
Celebrating Our Connectedness
The headlines tend to inform us of our rapidly deteriorating marine environment, not reporting on the many things that are so good about the sea. But the ocean is still amazing, she is resilient and provides us with a million and one reasons to love her.
2022 – The warmest year ever recorded in the Hauraki Gulf
Record-Breaking Year Over the course of 2022 the Hauraki Gulf, […]
Proposed marine protection plans; an opportunity to ‘have your say’
New legislative ‘tools’ have been proposed to help establish more marine protection in the Gulf. Up until 28 October you can share your feedback with DOC on these proposals which support the restoration and conservation of important ecosystems.
WWII History concealed in the depths of the Hauraki Gulf
Shipwrecks can trigger a suite of sentiments. In some instances, […]
A pointed predicament: the long-spined sea urchin
The most intimidating looking urchin in NZ has to be the long-spined sea urchin; Centrostephanus rodgersii. Its perceived threat however, is caused by much more than its appearance.
Why are crayfish numbers falling even in our no-take Marine Reserves?
Long term monitoring data provides insight into declining crayfish numbers in the Hauraki Gulf marine reserves.
Sanctuaries Of The Gulf: The Significance Of Being ‘Predator Free’
Protecting seabirds from introduced predators makes a significant impact on our Gulf Island ecosystems, and it’s something which we can all pitch in to help with.
A win for the ‘Other Guys’: New recreational fishing rules include all finfish in combined daily limit
In the Hauraki Gulf, Tīkapa Moana Te Moananui-ā-Toi, the collective […]
Mantas – a magical sight in the Hauraki Gulf
The metaphorical phrase ‘finding a needle in a haystack’ has […]