June 04, 2015

Two Taranaki CoastBlitz's for Seaweek 2016

Check out the New Plymouth and Waitara CoastBlitz events happening during Seaweek, 1st week of March. For more info visit the Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society website at www.seasense.org.nz

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February 22, 2015

Guides, Fieldsheets & Resources

Guides, Instructions and forms:
General guide to CoastBlitz (4 pages) http://tinyurl.com/CoastBlitz-GeneralGuide
Guide for loading up photos to NWNZ (1 page) http://tinyurl.com/CoastBlitz-PhotoGuide
CoastBlitz Field Sheet http://tinyurl.com/Field-Sheet-NZ
Taranaki Rocky Shore Field Sheet http://tinyurl.com/Field-Sheet-Rocky-Shore

More info on running BioBlitzs in general can be found on these links

Identification guides and other resources:
NZ Marine Studies Centre Seashore ID Guides - https://www.mm2.net.nz/resources
Sand Dune resources - http://www.dunestrust.org.nz/resources/school-resources/
Sea Birds guide - http://tinyurl.com/seabirds-doc-NZ
Introduced Birds of New Zealand - https://inaturalist.nz/guides/1323
Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand - https://inaturalist.nz/guides/1335
Butterflies of New Zealand - https://inaturalist.nz/guides/1417
Sea Anemones of New Zealand - https://inaturalist.nz/guides/1636
Bumble Bees of New Zealand - https://inaturalist.nz/guides/1425
Pest Animals in New Zealand - https://inaturalist.nz/guides/1298
DOC Wetland Education Resource (includes estuaries) -http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/getting-involved/students-and-teachers/field-trips-by-region/wetlands-resource.pdf
Taranaki Regional Council Rock Pools Guide - http://www.trc.govt.nz/assets/taranaki/environment/education/images/rocky_shore.PDF
Marine algae, sea squirts, enchinoderm guides - https://www.niwa.co.nz/coasts-and-oceans/marine-identification-guides-and-fact-sheets
Shellfish ID guide - http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/environmentwaste/researchmonitoring/coastal_marine/Documents/shellfishidentificationguide.pdf

CoastBlitz maps sites

New Plymouth Beaches

Tapuae Marine Protected Areas

Sumner Beach

Taylors Mistake Beach

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