No new species
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.
For more information, go to bioblitz.org.nz.