Eyes in the land
Principal Scientist Paul Champion took Kennedy Warne of New Zealand Geographic along on a monitoring survey of the precious Lake Ngatu.
The dune lake is a taonga to local iwi and the freshwater biosecurity team monitor the ecological health of the local lakes in partnership with Northland Regional Council and tangata whenua.
Using the LakeSPI (Lake submerged plant indicators) method the survey team can rate the ecological condition of the lakes plant life as a parameter for assessing lake health.
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