Thanks to our little scientists who joined us from Katikati Primary, Te Puna School, Te Kura o Matapihi,Te Kura Kaupapa o Te Matai and Te Kura o Maketu for a fun day in the Harbour learning about biosecurity and how to look after our marine environment. We love sharing and inspiring our community to learn more about our oceans and why they're so important. Swipe through to see some pictures from the day 🌊💦💙
Antarctica team K812 🇦🇶 An international multi university collaboration doing science and art in Antarctica. ・・・ L to R: Sanghee Kim (KOPRI), Ian Hawes (Waikato), Jason O’Hara (Massey), Hyunjin Kim (KOPRI), Sa-Heung Kim (KOPRI) & Warrick Powrie (Waikato). Outside our Cape Evans dive camp and with our trusty vehicle PB2. 🇰🇷🇳🇿🇦🇶 ・・・ #Repost @iamjasonohara Photo: Fi Shanhun.
Science under the ice in #antarctica . Diver Prof Ian Hawes passes above @iamjasonohara GoPro and a few moments later two Weddell Seals circle below our emergency hole. ・・・ In case you’re wondering- the water is about -2c and the sea ice is 2m thick. The camera is 25m down. ・・・ #Repost @iamjasonohara
Kaeden has been sharing his expertise on Biosecurity in the Tauranga Harbour leading up to Biosecurity Week. 🌊🚤 ・ ・ More than 40 marine pests have been identified lurking in the waters of Tauranga Harbour at any one time. Asian paddle crabs, sea squirts, and Mediterranean fan worms are among introduced or invasive species that could have massive implications for our region's infrastructure. Yet, most people are unaware of the dangers below the water's surface. ・ ・ "We definitely should focus our attention more on marine life. But that said, New Zealand is one of the countries that's really leading the way in biosecurity. There definitely needs to be a lot more education out there with regards to how we could be affected. It's not just the marine industry. It's all of us," ・ ・ We're excited to be part of the newly formed Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital. The group aims to join together expertise and resources for the sake of the environment, our taonga, our economy.
Last week our team were our seal spying. They spotted this less than graceful seal re-entry! It was a truly stunning day out at Motunau (Plate) Island 😍 Flat calm glassy sea, balmy 15° water and lots and lots of playful, lazy, entertaining seals! There’s no landing allowed on this island so the seals have lots of space to rest with no disturbance from humans! ・・・ #Repost @helecad - @nicola.zoe @warrickpowrie @waikatouniversity @uow_tauranga
Our Happy Technicians Dave and Warrick with their new #santidrysuits out at Motunau (Plate) Island today! #fieldwork #diving #science #marinescience #betterworkstories #waikatouni #coastalmarine #bayofplenty #STEM #Newzealand #ourblueplanet #boating #SCUBA
Searching for seals out at Motunau (Plate) Island with @nicola.zoe @helecad and @warrickpowrie 🌊💦
Last week we had local year 10 students join our scientists to learn about the Science of Maui 🌊💦 From uncovering the effects of climate change through layers in the sand, to learning about ocean acidification and how marine animals are adapting to changing waterways; Our scientists shared their knowledge on the history of the Tauranga Moana and how to unlock the secrets of our coastlines. 🏖🦀🐚🐟 Click through to our Instagram Story highlights to check out what we got up to for the day! 🙌🏼 #waikatouni #coastalmarinefieldstation
Great having Roger Colquhoun and Chris Dixon from the Royal Society - Te Apārangi Science Teaching Leadership Programme assisting @uow_tauranga out at the Rena shipwreck today. 🌊💦🚢 — Always need more hands on deck when exploring the impacts of the #Rena . — Roger the cabin boy was multitasking as always while Chris was channeling Worlds Deadliest Catch while baiting up the pots.
Super clear water out at the #Rena / #Otaiti /#Astrolabe today. 🌊💦🚢⚓️ — But being so close to the shortest day and the sun not getting so high in the sky it was really quite dark and gloomy. — Good to see the reef continuing to recover. Here you can see Rex Fairweather collecting sediment to be analysed for contaminants. On Rex's left is the reef, on his right is the wreck. — Nice to see Tangaroa making the wreck his own.
What a way to start the day! 🌅🌊 — Heading out to the Rena shipwreck with BJ and Steve from Pacific7 and Phil Ross, Warrick Powrie, Alice Morrison and Rex Fairweather from @uow_tauranga. Time to kick off our annual monitoring of the effects of the wreck. — Warrick captured this classic shot of the #PortOfTauranga and #Mauao on the way out.
Here are some behind the scenes shots from our days filming with #CoastNZ at the Astrolabe Reef. 🌊🛳️🎥🐟 — Our Rena expert @philrossnz shared valuable insight into the Rena Recovery and showing how much the environment has recovered. You even get up close and personal with the Rena shipwreck and see what it looks like over 6 years later. — Thanks to @archaeotechnic and the Coast New Zealand teams for the great day filming and diving! — If you missed the episode or want to go back and watch it again, you can find it on demand at the link in our bio
Here are some behind the scenes shots from our days filming with #CoastNZ at Papamoa Beach 🌊🛳️🎥🏖 — Our Rena expert Dr. Chris Battershill, shared valuable insight into the Rena Recovery and showing how much the environment has recovered. — Thanks to @neil_oliver_ and Coast New Zealand teams for the great days filming! — If you missed the episode or want to go back and watch it again, you can find it on demand at the link in our bio 👍🏼
Coming up this Sunday we're on the #BayOfPlenty episode of #CoastNZ ! Discussing the Rena Shipwreck and recovery efforts 🛳️ 💙🌊💦 • This week's episode stars our very own Chris Battershill and Phil Ross (with cameos from Dave Culliford, Alice Morrison and Chris Morcom). 🛳️ • Tune in Sunday night at 8pm on TVNZ1 @tvnz.official 📺🎥
#TeamToheroa have made it to Oreti Beach, just down the road from Invercargill. This is the southern home of the #toheroa . Amazing that this #surfclam can thrive in the subtropical north and sub-antarctic south. Great korero with Dean Whaanga at Waihopai Runaka / Murihiku Marae and with Kirsten Rodgers and John McCarroll at @docgovtnz