Scooter with a scientist

Why swim when you can scoot? Marine biologist Lucy van Oosterom, our VR Producer, hitches a ride through clouds of blue maomao and past swathes of kelp.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Enthusiast divers who explored the wonders of the Poor Knights 60 years ago recall kingfish, snapper and hāpuku in numbers unheard of today, and schools of trevally that covered acres. With fishing still allowed within one nautical mile of the islands it’s likely the reserve is too small to protect these species and the decline will continue.

Episodes From This Location

Snorkel with EMR

1 minute / 2018

Snapper city

1 minute / 2018

Soar above the snapper

1 minute / 2018

Dive Tie Dye Arch

1 minute / 2018

Talking fish

1 minute / 2018

Scooter with a scientist

1 minute / 2018

Tunnel vision

1 minute / 2018

Snapper City

1 minute / 2018

Stingray swarm

1 minute, 30 seconds / 2018

Dive Tie Dye Arch

2 Minutes / 2018

The mystery of the talking fish

3 minutes / 2017

Scooter with a scientist

1 minute / 2017

Dive Blue Maomao Arch

1 minute / 2017