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News and Events

Climate Change: Global Reshuffle of Wildlife

April 13, 2017

Scientists see species moving pole-wards in response to climate changes and global warming.

Rare Whales in Cook Strait

April 2, 2017

Niwa’s Kim Goetz talks to Alison Ballance

Global Setback on Climate Change

March 28, 2017

US president Trump is dismantling climate change measures, which is likely to result in reopening coal mines and restarting thermal power stations.

Vivid Economics – Net Greenhouse Emissions for NZ -Report for Globe NZ

March 25, 2017

Summary report

Swim with Dolphins off Great Barrier Island.

February 9, 2017

Great video of a chance encounter with a large pod of dolphins.

Massive Hurricane will push Arctic to Melting Point in Winter

February 8, 2017

Strong trends accelerating global warming?

2016 New Zealand’s Hottest Year on Record

January 8, 2017

NIWA report on Stuff

Seamounts ARE vulnerable marine ecosystems

January 3, 2017

Seamounts increase the upwelling of nutrient rich waters resulting in a remarkable diversity of fishes and other open-ocean animals. These remote, deep areas are also a vital frontier for scientific discovery, as research expeditions continue to uncover new and rare marine species. Commercial fishing, for species like orange roughy, has already resulted in appreciable deterioration of habitats and loss of marine life. Because of this, seamounts are among a number of ocean features known as vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) receiving attention at United Nations meetings. Ocean Views

 

Our Snapper: Nobody’s Fault; Everybody’s Problem

November 14, 2016

Thoughtful piece by Karen Field. Will non-extractive appreciation of snapper be given due recognition in snapper stock review?

Serious Risk from Ocean Changes

October 28, 2016

Our oceans, coasts and marine wildlife are under increasing risk from climate change, over fishing, sediments and nutrients coming off the land. Some 90% of our marine birds and some mammals are at risk says a report from Ministry for the Environment and media release.