Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

By Brendon Dunphy Currently, 90% of our seabirds are threatened with extinction. It is a colossal loss and a colossally sad number. Aotearoa/New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world. From inspiring ocean wanderers such as the royal albatross (who may not touch...
Is there freshwater under our oceans? 🔊

Is there freshwater under our oceans? 🔊

A group of researchers has found that there are definite and viable sources of freshwater under our oceans. Adrian Werner of Flinders University has been leading a team studying groundwater, and offshore aquifers, and their findings suggest there is freshwater....
Are surfers selfish?

Are surfers selfish?

By Taga Dagat* Are surfers selfish when it comes to looking after the environment? Kiwi surfers often lay claim to being the southernmost surfing community in the world. Located on the tip of the Polynesian Triangle, Aotearoa New Zealand’s swell-exposed coasts are...
Q+A: Why are shark populations in decline?

Q+A: Why are shark populations in decline?

Often thought of as the king of the ocean, shark populations are on the decline the world over, while their habitats have been affected by human contact. Mitchell Fuller talks to Riley Elliot about sharks, their decline, and the role they play as apex predators in our...
Is El Niño becoming stronger?

Is El Niño becoming stronger?

By Mandy Freund, Ben Henley, David Karoly, Helen McGregor & Nerilie Abram El Niño has rapidly become stronger and stranger, according to new research involving coral records. The pattern of El Niño has changed dramatically in recent years, according to the first...