Voice of Tangaroa

Taking on water

Today, with our ocean ecosystems under increasing pressure from commercial and recreational fishing, sedimentation, pollution, and warming, we need our marine protection to do more than preserve small areas for scientific study.

Taking on water
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Voice of Tangaroa

A tale of two islands

The Bounty Islands jut out of the water like giant granite fins. Steep and sheer, with no greenery in sight. Covered instead by a mottled white – guano or bird poo from the tens of thousands of penguins and albatrosses that come here to breed.   The least studied penguin The Bounty Islands is one of two remote, subantarctic island groups home to the erect-crested penguin. Stout and handsome, with bright yellow crests that look like elaborate punk rock hairdos, their remote breeding sites means they’ve not been studied in depth. But Dr Thomas Mattern of the Tawaki Project plans to change that.   Learn more: Listen to the full episode on Our Changing World

A tale of two islands
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Voice of Tangaroa

The stuff of life

To avert the worst of the climate crisis we need to reduce our emissions. One way is to phase out fossil fuels, to leave forms of carbon like oil and gas locked up in the ground. But we can also look at ways to lock up more carbon, long term. And some options for this are in our oceans.

The stuff of life
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