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Season's Greetings from the Mm2 team!

Going down to the shore this summer?

Don't just sit there - do an Mm2 survey to see what animals and plants live on the shore!  If is it a shore you have surveyed before, carry out a new survey and when you upload your data to the website you can check if anything has changed since the last time you did a survey. 

Here's a short film to remind you how.

What is that?

If you find something you can't identify, take a photo and upload it to the Mm2 blog.  The blog is monitored by marine scientists who will do their best to identify it for you.

This photo was taken around Jack's Point in the Catlins by Jan Williams and sent to us for identification.  It is the egg mass of the Siphon Limpet (Siphonaria obliquity)

Explore other wierd and wonderful finds on our blog.

Seashore ID Guides

To help you identify your finds, the following ID guides are available:
  • Northern NZ Rocky Shore
  • Northern NZ Sandy & Muddy shore
  • Southern NZ Rocky shore
  • Southern NZ Sandy & Muddy Shore
PLUS all the above guides are available in te reo Māori.

Log onto the Mm2 Resources site to download copies of these guides.

Waterproof guides are also available for a small cost.
Download a Seashore Resources order form

Seaweek Ocean Champions

Over the holidays ...perhaps while at the beach...think about who you would like to nominate as Seaweek's Ocean Champion for 2017. Sponsored by the New Zealand Coastal Society the  winning Ocean Champion will win a prize equivalent to $500. Nominations close 27 January 2017.

Anyone can be an Ocean Champion if they help to look after our oceans. A champion might be an individual or a group.

Nominations are being taken via the Seaweek website. Voting on the nominees will take place from 1-24 February.

All nominees will be featured on the website and the winner will be announced during Seaweek - Saturday 25 February to Sunday 5 March 2017. 

For more information about Seaweek 2017 see their website.

Wishing you a happy and safe summer holiday!

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