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Is La Niña in our future or not?

And... what would that mean for New Zealand?

Beautiful Browns

Do you know where in New Zealand to find Neptune’s necklace or rimurapa? Or how to tell apart Carpophyllum from Cystophora?

Mitchell’s odyssey from stream to ocean

New Zealand continues to punch above its weight in global environmental issues, with three Kiwis seeking a positive change to our oceans in Washington this month.

New NIWA Biodiversity Memoir on the diverse primnoid corals of New Zealand

Our latest 131 page NIWA Biodiversity Memoir is an initiative of the US/NZ Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) Marine and Ocean Theme.

New Zealand sea lions and the threat of misinformation

New Zealand is lucky to have its own sea lion. They were nearly driven to extinction more than 150 years ago by the first human settlers and then by commercial sealing—a story shared with nearly all seals.