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Underwater Baited Video Apparatus
Image by Roger Grace, published on 30/07/2007
Mimiwhangata Marine Park - Cockers Rock Gut. Bait Station being lowered onto a Kina barren area at Mimiwhangata. Kina barrens are areas of very low diversity. The Kina have overpopulated the area and eaten all of the Kelp. Kelp is like the rainforest of the sea and provides habitat and food for a huge chain of marine life. Kina often overpopulate areas when their main predators, the Snapper and Crayfish are overfished. This design by R. Grace and V.Kerr is a modification of the original developed by Trevor Willis at the Leigh Marine Lab, University of Auckland.
Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | Magical Marine Reserves & Marine Parks | Mimiwhangata Marine Park | NZ Biodiversity | Marine habitats | Shallow Rocky Reefs | Science at Work | Echinoderms (Starfish and Sea Urchins) | Sea urchins (Kina)
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