Water & Atmosphere

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Berthing at Aotea Wharf in Wellington, NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa is readied for another voyage as part of the Census of Marine Life. CoML is an international initiative involving more than 80 nations in a 10-year effort to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans. Read more about New Zealand's participation in 'No ordinary stock-take: Census of Marine Life'.

The scleractinian coral Desmophyllum dianthus. This stony coral, known as the cup coral, is commonly attached to other corals and is found in deep-sea waters around New Zealand. Actual size: 3-5cm in diameter. NIWA’s work on corals includes determination of the ages of deep-sea species. For more details see “Chronicles of the deep: ageing deep-sea corals in New Zealand waters”.