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Posted on 03 July 2024

Tune in to our new, short docuseries, Turning the Tide

Ripples of hope have risen from the work of marine researchers, kaitiaki, and community members who’ve pooled their knowledge for the good of the ocean.

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Posted on 21 May 2024

AI-powered tool Tohorā revolutionises New Zealand marine science

The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has joined forces with technology and creative studio Daylight to develop Tohorā.

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Credit: David Tip

Posted on 22 April 2024

Aotearoa scientist and team recognised by international sustainability body for their work in preventing ecosystem collapse

There’s no better time than Earth Day (22 April) to celebrate a University of Auckland scientist and her team’s achievement as the National Champions of the Frontiers Planet Prize.

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Posted on 18 March 2024

Seafood Magazine: Hot and cloudy waters ahead: forecasting the value of the pāua fishery

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - March 2024 Flourishing fisheries rely on understanding environmental risks, uncertainties, and opportunities in a changing climate.

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Posted on 01 February 2024

Media coverage Nov 2023 – Jan 2024

Mana, mauri, and prosperity for seafood products from Ōnuku Seafood NZ Magazine (p34) – Research undertaken with Ōnuku Rūnanga near Akaroa has found that salmon from Ōnuku (farmed for Akaroa Salmon)…

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Credit: Olga Katrychenko

Posted on 19 December 2023

How to make better decisions to improve the marine environment

New research from Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has just been released that could help inform different ways of taking care of our oceans.

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Posted on 19 December 2023

New risk modelling can support Aotearoa’s pāua industry to adapt to climate change

The pāua industry is facing a range of challenges, as business and finance grapple with how to support the ecological role of this taonga species in our marine environment and…

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Posted on 08 December 2023

Seafood Magazine: Mana, mauri, and prosperity for salmon products from Ōnuku

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand magazine - December 2023 “Our activities are guided by the harbour as a wāhi taonga / sacred treasure.

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Posted on 30 October 2023

Media coverage Aug – Oct 2023

A new framework for customised marine conservation in local contextsScimex (Science Media Centre) – A new framework will not only help communities identify all the human activities impacting a particular ecosystem, but also…

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Posted on 18 October 2023

Seafood Magazine: New 'ecosystem footprint’ research a big step toward collective action for healthy seas

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand magazine - October 2023Healthy marine ecosystems require an understanding of how ecosystems respond to stressors.

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Posted on 10 October 2023

Marine management decisions could protect critically endangered deep-water coral from extinction

Media release Changing the way we manage Aotearoa New Zealand’s oceans could save our biodiverse-rich, critically endangered deep-water coral. Aotearoa New Zealand is a biodiversity hotspot for deep-water coral.

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Posted on 04 October 2023

Traditional kuku (mussel) bed comes back to life in Ōhiwa Harbour thanks to mātauranga-led research project

Media release In 2007 there were 116 million kuku (mussels) in Ōhiwa Harbour in the eastern Bay of Plenty, near Whakatane.