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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.
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TAIRAWHITI – GISBORNE / EAST COAST

DoC Logo SQThanks for Celebrating Seaweek in the Tairawhiti! Contact the Gisborne Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event for Seaweek 2018: Trudi Ngawhare – email: tngawhare@doc.govt.nz, phone: 06 869 0487

If you attend a Seaweek 2018 event you can win a copy of The Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore by completing one of our online Event Reports to tell us what you enjoyed about the event.

Seaweek 2018 Events:

 

Seaweek Family Adventure Day

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location:Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve, Pouawa, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay / Gisborne

Celebrate Seaweek with a family adventure at Te Tairawhiti Gisborne’s own fully protected marine reserve just past the Pouawa River Bridge, along SH35.
Explore our unique coastal environment in it’s natural, untouched state and discover the biodiversity in this fully protected area.
Adventure activities include: 
- Snorkel on the reef at Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve with experienced snorkel instructors to guide you 
- Try the new ‘Toyota Kiwi Guardians’ family adventure 
- Become a Citizen scientist with the marine metre square (MM2) project 
- Ever tried ‘Geocaching’? the marine reserve has two, come find out more.
All children are to be accompanied by an adult for all activities during this event. Free hire of all equipment such as wetsuits, fins, masks and snorkel or BYO (Donations/Koha welcome).
BYO Picnic lunch. Free sausage sizzle! 
If weather becomes an issue, tune into MoreFM on event day at 8am for cancellation details.

 

PURE Tour: Tūranganui a Kiwa

Date: Monday 12 February 2018
Time: 12pm noon – 2pm
Location: Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, Gisborne

Come and listen to world experts on ocean plastic pollution – Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins discuss:

The nature, size and scope of the ocean plastic pollution problem – a global perspective from 5 Gyres scientific studies.
How this impacts upon coastal communities, enters food systems, and impacts human health
What can be done to circumvent the problem
How to survey beaches for microplastics (great for educators)

More info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Pure-Tour-2018-Aotearoa-the-Pacific-and-Plastics-545604749118295/

 

PURE Tour: Ruatoria

Date: Sunday 11 February 2018
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Kariaka Marae, Ruatoria

Come and listen to world experts on ocean plastic pollution – Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins discuss:

The nature, size and scope of the ocean plastic pollution problem – a global perspective from 5 Gyres scientific studies.
How this impacts upon coastal communities, enters food systems, and impacts human health
What can be done to circumvent the problem
How to survey beaches for microplastics (great for educators)

More info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Pure-Tour-2018-Aotearoa-the-Pacific-and-Plastics-545604749118295/

 

 

Ocean Acidification Teacher Workshop Gisborne

 

Monday 30 October 2017 from 3.30 – 5pm at Lab-in-a-Box, Wainui Beach School, 56 Wairere Rd, Wainui Beach, Gisborne.

This free workshop for secondary school teachers focuses on a new resource on ocean acidification called “The Ocean of Tomorrow”. Free copies will be issued.

To reserve a place email marine-studies@otago.ac.nz or phone 03 479 5826.

Thanks to the Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust for supporting this event.

 

 

Introduction to Marine Metre Squared

Wednesday 1 November 2017 from 3.30-5pm at Lab-in-a-Box, Wainui Beach School, 56 Wairere Rd, Wainui Beach, Gisborne.

Teachers – join us for an introduction to Marine Metre Squared, a survey to be done with your class on your local shore.

Reserve your place on this free workshop by emailing marine-studies@otago.ac.nz

 

 

Marine Metre Squared

Why not grab a Marine Metre Squared kit and go out to discover what lives on your local shore?

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1 week 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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