Tracey Bates

Joined: May 3, 2016 Last Active: Jun 25, 2022 iNaturalist NZ

I am a marine biologist living in Wellington, New Zealand. I spent my childhood at the beach fishing, digging for critters, and exploring the estuary and coastal life, developing a strong love for the ocean and the underwater world, leading me to study marine biology at Victoria University of Wellington. I investigated how marine sponges may respond to climate change stressors. I have a deep appreciation for small marine invertebrates...particularly sponges, and nudibranchs.

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