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Huge congratulations to the fantastic Professor Rochelle Constantine who has won The Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her amazing work with cetaceans. So well deserved!

Faculty of Science, University of Auckland
Congratulations to Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine from the School of Biological Sciences! She has won the inaugural Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.
Associate Professor Constantine's work on a campaign to increase protections for whale populations within the Hauraki Gulf led to slower speeds for large vessels which has dramatically reduced the number of whales injured or killed by ship strike. She has been instrumental in leading a number of initiatives for expanded protection for humpback whales and Māui’s dolphin including revision of guidelines for international dolphin-watch tourism. She was also a strong advocate for the creation of a marine reserve at the Kermadec Islands.
Check out the video below to see some of Rochelle's marine research in action.
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Dan Godoy

Dan Godoy

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Dan Godoy has studied marine species at University of Auckland and Massey University. He has carried on research and volunteer work at Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater Marine experience where rescued turtles are brought for rehabilitation and has been involved in the release and tracking of many rehabilitated turtles. He has worked with Sustainable Coastlines to sustain and protect our coastlines: and is a co-founder of BIgFish, an organisation about raising awareness about the ocean wanderers – mobulid rays, great whites, turtles, basking sharks and whale sharks – right here in NZ.

Dan has given selflessly over a decade or more to protect, conserve, and rehabilitate marine turtles in New Zealand and throughout the South Pacific. He is one of the most knowledgeable persons in the country on the state of the various species of marine turtles and much of what he does is as a volunteer.
Although more and more marine turtles have ended up in NZ waters, little is known about them and there is a lack of awareness about these creatures. Dan has worked tirelessly to change that.

Nominated by Gloria Williams on 5 December 2016

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1 month ago

Sea Week

Huge congratulations to the fantastic Professor Rochelle Constantine who has won The Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her amazing work with cetaceans. So well deserved!

Faculty of Science, University of Auckland
Congratulations to Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine from the School of Biological Sciences! She has won the inaugural Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.
Associate Professor Constantine's work on a campaign to increase protections for whale populations within the Hauraki Gulf led to slower speeds for large vessels which has dramatically reduced the number of whales injured or killed by ship strike. She has been instrumental in leading a number of initiatives for expanded protection for humpback whales and Māui’s dolphin including revision of guidelines for international dolphin-watch tourism. She was also a strong advocate for the creation of a marine reserve at the Kermadec Islands.
Check out the video below to see some of Rochelle's marine research in action.
... See MoreSee Less

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