Climate, Freshwater & Ocean Science

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Unlocking the mysterious marine life of eels

Tiny, translucent eels may hold the answers to one of the fish world’s great mysteries. Zen Gregor investigates.

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CarbonWatchNZ

Combining measurements of greenhouse gases in the air above New Zealand with models that tell where those gases have come from, CarbonWatch NZ is giving us a bird's eye view of our country’s carbon balance.

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Science on the high seas

Sustainable fisheries depend on good scientific data about fish stocks. NIWA scientists head out into Cook Strait on Research Vessel Kaharoa to survey the hoki fishery and advise officials on catch rates.

The man of many pathways

Dr Rob Bell worked out a long time ago that sea-level rise is much more than a scientific problem. No wonder then that people say his ability to listen is one of his best traits.

It’s a colourful life under the Antarctic ice

The rich diversity of marine life near Scott Base in Antarctica has stunned scientists diving under the ice to set up environmental monitoring sites.

Perilous puerulus – the epic life of the spiny red rock lobster

Sam Fraser-Baxter heads to the Wairarapa for one of New Zealand’s longest-running marine surveys – counting baby lobster.