Our underwater world
New Zealanders love the ocean. It is beautiful and diverse, teeming with a fantastic array of sea life. Our team at MarineNZ are all actively involved in marine conservation and education. We believe NZ needs a website that can bring the NZ marine environment to your computer. We also believe that we can all do more to restore and protect marine life and being amongst it even virtually on your computer is a starting point. It will be an adventure in discovery for all us. In time we hope to involve many of you in building and using this site. We have many ideas on the drawing board.
MarineNZ.org will become a virtual marine online world, full of stunning underwater photography, videography and leading marine biology reports and presentations. There are tools for students, teachers and all those interested in our marine environment. There’s also information on our streams and rivers, and how they interact with our beaches and oceans. Tour our site to find out more. You can also register, which will allow you to make comments and receive our newsletters.
Take the time to get involved with our new online community where you’ll meet others working marine conservation, science and education. Share your passions and ideas, ask questions and take part in active discussion.
MarineNZ gives all New Zealanders access to the beauty beneath the Sea. Dive in and enjoy.
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Fishing, mining and exploration has been banned from 435,000 hectares of subantarctic ocean with the establishment of three new marine reserves.
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith officially established the reserves, which surround the Antipodes, Bounty and Campbell Islands, on Sunday.
Marine reserve status prohibits fishing, mining, petroleum exploration or marine farming in the area.
The islands are a breeding site for albatross and are home to three species of penguin, the fur seal, the New Zealand sea lion and the elephant seal.
Parliament passed legislation in February to allow the reserves, which will protect 435,000 hectares of sea.
“The strength of these marine reserves is that we now have complete ecosystem protection covering the land and the sea of these subantarctic islands,” Dr Smith said.
The three reserves bring New Zealand’s total number of marine reserves to 37.
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