Projects and Resources Science

Devil Rays

An amorous male Devil ray carresses a pregnant female about to give birth A pregnant female Devil ray pursued by 5 males as they await the birth

Mako shark satellite tagging in NZ

Click on project “Number 2. New Zealand” to see all our Mako sharks listed. Choose one of the ‘nick names’ we gave each shark to see when & where each one traveled.  You can animate the tracks by pressing the “Animate Track” button on the lower right of your screen.

Museum Fish Collections

Natural history museums (e.g. Te Papa, Auckland Museum, Canterbury Museum, Otago Museum, NIWA’s marine invertebrate collection) generally collect and preserve specimens of plants and animals to provide a physical record of life on earth.

Great White Shark Sightings

This project aims to build and share information on the distribution, habitat use and movements of great white sharks (white pointers, white sharks, mango taniwha, mango tuatini, ururoa) in New Zealand waters.
Note: Photo of shark specimen at the Auckland Museum

Fish ID Guide

This guide to identification of New Zealand fishes is intended for field use by non-specialists − fishers, fisheries observers, and others. Technical terms are kept to a minimum, and identification features are mostly those that can be readily observed on freshly caught specimens without dissection or microscopic examination.

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