The findings of the most complex underwater coastal survey of the seafloor undertaken in New Zealand, including previously undiscovered natural features and sunken boats, are to be formally presented to the Marlborough community tomorrow.
The sounds of whales and dolphins rarely seen in New Zealand waters have been recorded by NIWA scientist in a pioneering underwater sound project. In 2016 NIWA marine ecologist Dr Kim Goetz led a programme to deploy seven acoustic moorings in Cook Strait that recorded the sounds of marine mammals for six months until they were retrieved in December.
NIWA scientists on board RV Ikatere have been surveying the coastal area around Kaikoura for the first time since November's magnitude 7.8 earthquake in 2016. Their work has revealed significant changes to the sea floor...
2017 joint meeting of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) - ICES Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology (WGFAST), the ICES-FAO Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB).
NIWA scientists use the latest multibeam echo-sounding technology to generate new charts of the seafloor around Kapiti island. The new information enables better management of the marine reserve environment as well as much improved identification of gas seeps and other undersea features.