At night, in the NIWA lab in Hamilton, lamprey have been climbing structures to help scientists understand how they can navigate waterways.
I am a Principal Scientist of freshwater fish. I specialise in fish ecology, particularly lamprey (kanakana/piharau) and whitebait species, and the use of pheromones/semio-chemicals for population monitoring, enhancement and control.
A new programme at NIWA will focus on finding ways to protect our freshwater species now and in the future.
NIWA has updated its guide to freshwater pests for the first time since 2013.