Oceans

Seeing the ocean is enough to improve our mental health, but we’re not sure why

Summer is here and heading to the beach is a big part of that. Research shows it’s also good for us to see the ocean, and…

What Aotearoa can learn about sustainable fisheries in Iceland

“Most of the policies and resource management that we have in place for the ocean and freshwater restrict the rights of iwi. So what we need…

Your fear of sharks is irrational but not your fault

More New Zealanders are injured every year by alpacas and rabbits than by sharks, according to ACC. 

Welcome the cyborg turtle: NZ researcher designs prosthetic fin for turtles

A New Zealand researcher has designed a prosthetic fin for sea turtles to help the endangered species recover after their fins are damaged.

All seven species of…

Rare sighting of huge Pygmy Blue Whales

This winter is the second winter in a row that Pygmy Blue Whales have been spotted in Tīkapa Moana o Hauraki (Auckland's Hauraki Gulf). We head…

Acidification of the ocean

Our oceans are becoming more acidic, meaning major impacts on life under the sea. Cliff from NIWA New Zealand explains what's ocean acidification means and how…