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April storm damage

During the big seas in April, particularly those on April 15, large amounts of kelp were torn up and cast ashore. Below the surface there will have been a lot of movement of sand, gravel and small boulders, possibly even very large boulders. Once we're out of lock down and allowed to dive again it would be interesting to see if there are any visible signs of this disturbance and potentially document the recovery. It will also be interesting to see what has happened to the piles of seaweed on shore (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43028575) and record some of the species that have colonised them.

Posted on May 03, 2020 22:32 by clinton clinton | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Provide ongoing documentation of the marine life at Taputeranga Marine Reserve. This project seeks to provide records of species both in the intertidal (walking on the shore at low tide) and subtidal environment (using SCUBA diving, freediving or snorkeling).

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