Life in the Sea
Exploring New Zealand’s marine environments
New Zealand scientists use a range of methods to learn about life in the sea around us. How do our marine organisms interact, and how do we affect them?
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New Zealand’s marine environment is incredibly diverse and made up of a large number of habitats. Important marine habitats are found in estuaries, fiords and on the continental shelf.
Dr Miles Lamare recently tested a new electronic tagging technique to investigate the behaviour of Coscinasterias muricata, the New Zealand sea star.
Adaptation is an evolutionary process whereby an organism becomes increasingly well suited to living in a particular habitat. Marine organisms have adapted to a great diversity of habitats and...
Dr Candida Savage is a lecturer in the Marine Science Department at the University of Otago. Her research focuses on human impacts in coastal ecosystems.