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Mountains to Sea Wananga - Conference

April 21, 2017, 11:00am - April 23, 2017, 12:00pm

Theme “Citizen Science” for marine and freshwater conservation action and education" Purpose An inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or inter...

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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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NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce that the NZAEE Seaweek “Ocean Champion” for 2017 is New Zealand’s turtle expert Dan Godoy. The New Zealand Coastal Society (NZCS) is sponsoring the initiative by donating the equivalent of $500 prize money towards the winner’s work which was presented by NZCS Chair Hugh Leersnyder at tonight’s Bill Ballantine… Read More

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Great work from St Leo's collecting field data for our Marine Metre Squared Hauraki Gulf Monitoring project supported by Foundation North ... See MoreSee Less

Our students had the opportunity to be part of a marine study. They spent a morning at the beach to gather some data.

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Happening this weekend is the Mountains to Sea Wananga - Conference on citizen science so if you'd like to find out more & go along please register online. ... See MoreSee Less

Mountains to Sea Wananga - Conference

April 21, 2017, 11:00am - April 23, 2017, 12:00pm

Theme “Citizen Science” for marine and freshwater conservation action and education" Purpose An inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or inter...

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