A collection of answers to commonly-asked questions relating to our coasts and oceans work, including 'What is a mass spectrometer?' and 'What is ocean acidification?'
Much of NIWA's science uses an instrument known as a mass spectrometer. But what is a mass spectrometer, and how to they work?
First we must be able to recognise if a species is new to science. There are several steps to the process.
Multibeam echo sounders emit a fan of sound beams to the seafloor to scan a wide swath of the seabed in great detail.
Styela clava at Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand.