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Rare fish and new seafloor habitats found during NIWA survey of coastal East Northland

NIWA scientists surveying shallow water coastal habitats off the east coast of Northland have found a rich diversity of macroalgal meadows, shellfish beds, sponges, and rare fish species, including a frogfish and possibly a new species of seahorse.

Tangaroa’s makeover hampered by weather

The strong wind and rain that has battered Auckland this week has presented some special challenges for workers trying to paint NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa while she has been in dry dock.

DeepWave project measures gravity waves in the atmosphere

One hundred people, a Gulfstream jet, some of the best technology available and two scientists in a paddock are undertaking an experiment that will make predicting the weather a lot more accurate.

Volunteers needed for NIWA snow project

NIWA wants to recruit school students and members of the public over winter keen to take part in a citizen science initiative, and this week might be a good week to start.

Tangaroa heads for dry dock

NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa has this week gone into dry dock Thursday for extensive maintenance.