Not everybody realises this but New Zealand actually has the fourth largest marine area in the whole world. It’s home to more than 15-thousand identified species and tens of thousands more waiting to be described … in fact some scientists think up to 10-percent of the world’s marine species live in the waters around New Zealand. But not everyone has the chance to head out and experience this for themselves – and that’s where Experiencing Marine Reserves comes in. This organisation helps get people – particularly chilren – out there, on and under the water, exploring this marvellous environment. Lorna Doogan is EMR’s Auckland co-ordinator and she joins Emile to explain how it works.