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?
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
March 20th 2018 Our new project is underway! We have begun piloting a new technique which we will hope will teach us more about the health of our local Hector’s dolphins. We are using a sampling technique never before attempted with this species known as ‘blow sampling’ to determine whether it can be used to detect … Continue reading Update: Hector’s Health Surveys
February 8th 2018 K.O.R.I is pleased to announce the successful completion of our first batch of boat-based surveys for 2018! These surveys are part an ongoing study that began in 2013 which aims to record and monitor the critically endangered Hector’s dolphins found in the waters around Kaikōura. Our survey routes alternate between the two … Continue reading Update: Hector’s Dolphin Surveys