NZ Geo’s Rangitāhua (Kermadec Island) Collection

 New Zealand Geographic has created a collection of Rangitāhua (Kermadec Island) articles, and images on their website. Also included are three short videos.

Free as a Bird

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Rangitāhua (the Kermadec Islands) are a haven for seabirds, but it wasn’t always this way. At the end of the 20th century, Raoul Island was practically devoid of birdlife. Seabird scientist Chris Gaskin reveals a remarkable story of recovery.
View the video Free as  Bird video on the NZ Geo site

Scientific Whaling… Like, Real Science

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Rangitāhua (the Kermadec Islands) are a staging post for humpback whales heading from the tropics to feeding grounds in Antarctica that remains unknown. Scientists attempted to intercept them, and discover where they go. Rochelle Constantine, director of the Marine Mammal Ecology Group at the University of Auckland describes how to shoot a whale for science.
View the Scientific Whaling… Like, Real Science video on the NZ Geo site

Gone Fishing

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The underwater habitat at Rangitāhua (the Kermadec Islands) is unique in the world, supporting fish life not seen anywhere else, and sharks in abundance. Auckland Museum’s Head of Natural Sciences, Tom Trnski, tells us why.
View the Gone Fishing video on the NZ Geo site