No new species

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

The Ti­tahi Bay ‘‘bioblitz’’ has counted more than 250 species to date, and there are still op­por­tu­ni­ties for the pub­lic to be in­volved.

The month-long sci­en­tific sur­vey, based at the Cable House at the bot­tom of Bay Dr, fin­ishes on Sun­day, March 6. Bioblitz co-or­di­na­tor Al­lie Bur­nett, of For­est & Bird, says they have been ‘‘in­cred­i­bly lucky’’ with the weather.

‘‘There’s been a lot of en­thu­si­asm from the kids who have come down.

‘‘It is stim­u­lat­ing in­ter­est in science and that’s fan­tas­tic.’’

No new species have been dis­cov­ered to date in the bioblitz area, which cov­ers the land and sea around Mana Is­land and Ti­tahi Bay.

About 60 sci­en­tists in dif­fer­ent fields – from or­gan­i­sa­tions like Vic­to­ria Univer­sity, Niwa, and Te Papa – have given up time for the pro­ject, with mem­bers of the pub­lic of­ten join­ing in.

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