Cod kingdom

Project Reef juts out from the seafloor like a shipwreck. Seaweed and sponges cling to the rock, becoming habitat for crustaceans and invertebrate communities, and in turn, small reef fish and hoards of blue cod.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Out of respect for the efforts of the Project Reef Life team, many local fishers avoid targeting the reef, effectively creating a locally managed marine area that is built on trust rather than legislation.

Episodes From This Location

Cod kingdom

1 minute / 2019

Science on the reef

1 minute / 2019

Taking the bar

1 minute / 2019

Tending the flock

1 minute / 2019

A bird in the hand

1 minute / 2019

Season opening

1 minute / 2019

Fishing for conservation

1 minute / 2019

Network tech

1 minute / 2019

Deadwood

1 minute / 2019

Whitewater life

1 minute / 2019

Behold the ‘goblin forest’

1 minute / 2019

Te Mounga

1 minute / 2019