Wellington's Marine Bioblitz

Wellington’s south coast will be the focus for a Marine Bioblitz in October – a month-long event, with the principal objective of identifying which species are present within the boundaries of the new Kupe/Kevin Smith Marine Reserve.

Wellington’s south coast – location of the new marine reserve. (Graphic: DOC)

Members of the public will be encouraged to get involved in survey events and other activities such as workshops, guided walks, and beach clean-ups. NIWA input is being led by Dr Wendy Nelson, and NIWA marine scientists will be present at a number of events.

The Marine Bioblitz is a partnership between Forest and Bird, Wellington City Council, DOC, and a number of others including Victoria University of Wellington, NIWA, GWRC and Wellington Zoo.