Beneath the boats

Beneath the granite-clad apartments and superyachts, NIWA divers survey the pontoons of the Viaduct Basin.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

The Mediterranean fanworm was discovered in Lyttelton in 2008. MPI attempted to eradicate it using divers both there, and in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin, after the fanworm spread. Despite their efforts, it became widespread in the Waitematā by 2010, and eliminating it is no longer considered feasible.

Episodes From This Location

City of sails

1 minute / 2018

Waka-ama with Richard

1 minute / 2018

Prepare for take-off

1 minute / 2018

Islands of the Gulf

1 minute / 2018

Future food

1 minute / 2018

Dumped

1 minute / 2018

The remains of the day

1 minute / 2018

Spilling sewers

1 minute / 2018

Recreational fishing

1 minute / 2018

Meet the locals

1 minute / 2018

Off balance

1 minute / 2018

Sustainable fishing

1 minute / 2018

Bow riding

1 minute / 2018

Trevally traffic

1 minute / 2018

Beneath the boats

1 minute / 2018

City on the sea

1 minute / 2018