Could drones be the future of learning more about Kaikōura's marine wildlife? Yes, according to recent research published in the journal Aquatic Mammals, which included KORI director, Dr. Jody Weir, and KORI member Carys Protheroe. Along with a multinational team of scientists led by Bernd Würsig (Texas A&M University) and including Lorenzo Fiori (University of Auckland), … Continue reading How are drones helping scientists learn about Kaikōura’s dolphins?
Kaikoura's Little People Meet their Little Blue Neighbours KORI had heaps of fun at our first PEAP (Penguin Education and Awareness Program) of 2021 guided by our two new interns Kasey and Meryl. We were fortunate to be visited by Kaikōura’s very own Kororā Club Kids Holiday Program which is run for 5 to 10 year olds … Continue reading Kororā Club Kids Holiday Program Take the First PEAP of 2021
Featuring Mena the Penguin Detective Dog Anyone who knows KORI (Kaikōura Ocean Research Institute) knows we love our little penguin friends and want to help their families grow along the greater Kaikōura Coastline, however, in our efforts we were lacking information on how and where these wee birds are distributed along the 75km stretch from … Continue reading ‘KORI’s Quest for Little Penguins Along the Greater Kaikōura Coastline’
Warning – this article features images of dead animals. On Saturday (March 23rd) we were devastated to discover the body of an endangered white-flippered penguin in Kaikōura’s South Bay. The cause of death was immediately clear – a dog bite that had crushed the bird’s ribcage. This is the second penguin within a week to … Continue reading Update: South Bay dog attack
From elephants to little blue penguins, no creature is too great or too small for our new intern, Chloe Cargill. Originally from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, Chloe joined us last week and we’re very excited for the part she’s going to play. While she will be helping out with a range of KORI activities, … Continue reading Introducing KORI’s new intern
Not many of us get to know the stories behind our clothes. Sure, perhaps there isn’t all that much to know about the jeans you’re sitting in, but sometimes what we choose to wear has a real meaning to the person that designed it. We know that’s the case for Katie Eshelman, KORI’s fantastically talented … Continue reading In the mind of KORI’s Wildlife Artist
P.E.A.P.s are a big part of what we do at KORI, but what are they exactly, and what happens on an average P.E.A.P.? Well, P.E.A.P. is short for Penguin Education and Awareness Programme, and the name is a real give away for what this initiative aims to achieve. While most people have heard about the … Continue reading What is a P.E.A.P.?
The Kaikōura Ocean Research Institute (KORI) is seeking 1 – 2 summer interns to assist with our Penguin Education and Awareness Programme (PEAP). Duration: Mid/Late November – February/early March 2019. Commitment: Approx. 20 hours/week (mostly evenings). Roles: Leading PEAPS – Delivering presentations on penguin conservation, and introducing the group to Kaikōura’s little blue penguins at … Continue reading INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!
Looking after yourself, looking after others and looking after the planet: is there anything more important? Right now in New Zealand we’re celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week, but did you know there are links between mental well-being and protecting wildlife? Here’s how. 1. The power of nature Have you ever found a walk in the … Continue reading How getting involved in conservation can help your mental health
27th July 2018 We hope you have been following her across our Facebook and Instagram channels, but here's a bit more on KORI’s current intern – who comes all the way from the USA. Bryce Talsma (aged 23) grew up in a small town in west Michigan, and from a young age wanted to get … Continue reading Intern profile: Bryce Talsma