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Scientists imagine marine future for New Zealand

By 2050 New Zealand will have a fleet of ocean gliders undertaking scientific measurements, an aquaculture industry powered by marine energy operating far offshore and weather forecasts available 18 months in advance.

Temperature records broken around the country

This month’s cold snap has broken a swathe of temperature records around the country.

Devilrays – divers of the deep

A successful electronic tagging project means scientists have made some important discoveries about spinetail devilrays.

NIWA’s Rob Murdoch wins Marine Sciences Award

Dr Rob Murdoch, General Manager of Research at NIWA has won the prestigious New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award.

Scientists probe complex causes of New Zealand sea lion decline

A tiny community of New Zealand sea lions on the Otago Peninsula is helping scientists solve the mystery of why some populations are doing better than others.