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  • Niue Blenniids

    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited
    Ecsenius niue is described from Niue Islands, SW Pacific. It is a member of the Opsidrontalis species group and is most similar to the Fijian endemic E. fijiensis, from which it differs in having six, as opposed to seven, vertical pairs of dark spots on the body posterior to a vertical from the base of the first segmented dorsal-fin ray, and in having the...
    Created 10 September 2021 Updated 10 September 2021
  • Westpac chromis damselfish in coral-reef habitat in the western Pacific

    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited
    Five new species of the damselfish genus Chromis (Perciformes3: Labroidei: Pomacentridae) are described from specimens collected from deep (>60 m) coral-reef habitat in the western Pacific by divers using mixed-gas closed-circuit rebreather gear. Two of the five new species (C. abyssus and C. circumaurea) are each described from specimens taken at...
    Created 11 November 2020 Updated 10 September 2021
  • Biological data from the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1955-1958)

    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited
    The marine program of the Soviet Antarctic Expedition was carried out on board the diesel-turbine powered "Ob" (1955-1958) as part of the International Geophysical Year. Supplementary material was also provided by the Antarctic station "Mirnyi" and the whalers "Slava" and "Sovetskaya Ukraina". Biological...
    Created 11 November 2020 Updated 10 September 2021
  • Queen Charlotte Sound (StoryMap)

    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited
    Queen Charlotte Sound Storymap (NIWA 2018)
    Created 10 September 2021 Updated 10 September 2021
  • Earthquake impacts to KaikĊura's rocky shores

    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited
    Kelp forests are a vital ecosystem component which enhance biodiversityThey provide food, shelter, habitat, and oxygen to marine ecosystemsSome species such as Durvillaea poha (pictured) were heavily impacted by the Kaikoura earthquakes.This storymap shows results from Aerial views of kelp and seaweed habitats as captured by aerial drones.
    Created 10 September 2021 Updated 10 September 2021
  • New Zealand Marine Biosecurity Porthole

    Ministry for Primary Industries
    The New Zealand Marine Biosecurity Porthole has been developed to allow biosecurity managers, researchers and members of the public access to information on unwanted marine pests and other non-indigenous marine organisms that have been recorded from New Zealand waters. It houses data from the national series of Port Biological Baseline Surveys, Marine...
    Created 1 March 2017 Updated 16 May 2018