Murmuration

Like a flock of starlings, two-spot demoiselles and flashy koheru form dazzling murmurations at a sharp pinnacle called Laisons Reef off the coast of White Island.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Pinnacles like this focus fish life at a single point in open sea.

But while there are plenty of reef fish present, there is a profound lack of predators, such as kingfish, which have been heavily targeted at this and other reefs lacking marine protection.

Episodes From This Location

First light

1 minute / 2019

Harvest honey

1 minute / 2019

Ride-along with Ferk

1 minute / 2019

Collect kaimoana with the vicar

1 minute / 2019

Join the shearing gang

1 minute / 2019

Train with the boys

1 minute / 2019

First light

1 minute / 2019

Dive with the swarm

1 minute / 2019

Murmuration

1 minute / 2019

Colonialism

1 minute / 2019

Fly over the acid lake

1 minute / 2019

Sun down

1 minute / 2019