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See NIWA scientists talking about their work, along with fascinating animations and underwater footage.

2020 NIWA staff photography competition
This year's NIWA staff photographic competition has attracted a large range of entries that feature some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring locations in which staff undertake their environmental s
Tour of the NIWA Invertebrate Collection with Sadie Mills
The NIWA Invertebrate Collection (NIC) holds specimens from almost all invertebrate phyla.
Critter of the deep - episode 2: Antarctic Octopus
This really cute little octopus is from cold Antarctic waters.
Secrets of the Ram's horn squid
Have you ever seen these shells on the beach?
Benthic Ecology in the Kaikōura canyon
Ashley Rowden and Katie Bigham talk about the positive changes observed on the seafloor following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.
Scott Nodder - Marine geologist
Scott Nodder is interested in the effects earthquakes have on marine sediments and animal communities.
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Voyage update from Dr Joshu Mountjoy and Johan Rolandsson.
Rob Christie  - Manager of NIWA's marine resources
Eurofleets+ aims at providing, integrating and improving access to key research vessels and associated major equipment.
KAIKOURA - AUV
This campaign brings together two Eurofleets+ Infrastructures, the RV Tangaroa and the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg (UGOT).
We are NIWA, Taihoro Nukurangi
Ko Te Waka o Taihoro Nukurangi, Ko NIWA me kī. Anei tenei purongo! We are NIWA, Taihoro Nukurangi. Check out our stunning video!
Tuna: NIWA working with Ngāti Maniapoto
Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and NIWA worked collaboratively during 2018-19 to support Ngāti Maniapoto whānau to reconnect with and participate in the assessment of their waterways according to thei
Alex Hayward, Whakaari TAN2007 Voyage
Measuring chlorophyll, organic nitrogen and carbon levels, PhD student Alex Hayward looks at how much marine life is in the water around the Bay of Plenty during winter.
Dr Yoann Ladroit, Whakaari TAN2007 Voyage
Marine Acoustician Dr Yoann Ladroit is leading research into using acoustics to find underwater gas bubble flares and then compare these to the chemical composition of water samples taken at the same locations.
Arne Pallentin, Whakaari TAN2007 Voyage
NIWA marine geologist Arne Pallentin is looking for telltale gas bubble 'flares"—using a multibeam echosounder—that indicate new volcanic activity in the Calypso Vent Field.
Dr Kura Paul-Burke, Whakaari Voyage
"For us, Whakaari is our whaea, she is our tupuna, and also a place of our mahinga kai. I didn't realise how much I'd missed her..."
Joshu Mountjoy, Whakaari Voyage
Marine geologist - Dr Joshu Mountjoy - is mapping the seafloor landscape around Whakaari/White Island to understand how much sediment was dislodged in the eruption and where it has gone.
Sally Watson, NIWA marine geophysicist
Marine Geophysicist Sally Watson, maps the seafloor and takes samples from the water column so we can understand geological processes shaping the volcanic underwater realm around Whakaari/White Island.
Cameron graduation ball Tangaroa
It's a special day on RV Tangaroa today - celebrating the Whakatāne High School ball with student Cameron Phillips, one of two Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa taiohi on board.
Evan Solly - the last voyage
For one last time, Evan Solly starts the engines of NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa and guides her out of Wellington.
The world's most mysterious fish
A video about The world's most mysterious fish. NIWA researchers are working with iwi to try to unlock the secrets of New Zealand tuna—freshwater eels.

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