See NIWA scientists talking about their work, along with fascinating animations and underwater footage.
The Otolith is the earbone of the fish and like the rings on a tree it can tell us about the story of the fish's life.
Plankton are the base of the oceans food web and are vital to our survival. But as our world changes will they be able to continue to play this essential role?
For six decades atmospheric scientists have been making measurements in the middle of nowhere, Central Otago.
NIWA researchers are using remote underwater cameras to uncover the rich diversity of life under the Ross Sea and they are amazed at what they are finding in these chilly Antarctic waters.
Researchers are working their way through a wealth of new Antarctic marine data after RV Tangaroa successfully completed its five week scientific voyage to the Ross Sea.
If you want to get accurate scientific readings from the icy depths of the Ross Sea, who do you turn to?
Marissa Judkins is second mate on RV Tangaroa. Watch her navigating through the "ice bridge" in Antarctica's Ross Sea for the first time.
Our team of researchers have recently returned from a voyage onboard RV Tangaroa to retrieve moorings deployed to collect sediment samples from the Kaikōura Canyon.
Since 2016 enough ice has melted from the South Island’s Brewster Glacier to meet the drinking water needs of all New Zealanders for three years.
Our climate is changing - we need to act now.
If you think New Zealand's Southern Alps are shielded from climate change – take a look at this. "You can't make a glacier lie.”
The NIWA and MetService assessment of named tropical cyclone (TC) activity indicates 9 to 12 named TCs could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2021 and April 2022. The seasonal outlook is for normal to slightly above normal activity in terms of overall named TCs in the region.
Kaikōura Canyon reveals its muddy secrets
Together with the University of Canterbury and Fisheries NZ, NIWA has been working to develop a catch-free, non-invasive method of surveying scallop populations. Find out how...
Fisheries scientist Dr Pablo Escobar-Flores delves into Antarctic mesopelagic science with a look at the small animals and organisms that help power the amazing diversity of life in the Ross Sea.
For over 100 years Trustpower's Waipori power scheme has supplied Dunedin with hydroelectric power.
Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle helping scientists collect the latest earthquake data
The moorings team is bringing back precious data from long-term underwater listening devices which the researchers are using to search for signs that sperm whales are finally returning in numbers to the Ross Sea.
How do humans impact shallow marine environments?
These are barrels you don't want to be opening, but if things go south, it’s nice to know they’re there.