Links to Resources

To find out more about local marine animals and plants and to identify the animals that you have seen, check out the Marine Life Database.

See our Pinterest board for Educational resources to help you identify and learn about the species you might find on the New Zealand Seashore.

For more information about the NZ Marine Studies Centre's programmes and resources go to

Find out how the Marine Metre Squared links with the Nature of Science strand and develops science capabilities for citizenship on the Ministry of Education TKI website.

To find out more about estuaries and their ecology and restoration, check out the Department of Conservation's Estuary Internet Hub.

If you would like to log a sighting of a seabird, marine mammal or other unique species go to the iNature website.

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