Early Evidence of How Wildfire Smoke Alters Bird Migration

Early Evidence of How Wildfire Smoke Alters Bird Migration

Overton and his colleagues believe this marks the first time scientists were able to definitively document how wildfire smoke alters bird migration.Overton and his colleagues were also tracking 12 additional waterfowl species, all of which migrate later in the fall than Tule geese.

Scientists hoping to solve great eel mystery

Scientists hoping to solve great eel mystery

NIWA freshwater scientists are pinning their hopes of solving an age-old mystery on 10 female longfin eels who are about to begin an epic journey to their spawning grounds somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

Meet the Mysterious Freshwater Eels of New Zealand

Meet the Mysterious Freshwater Eels of New Zealand

Many of New Zealand’s rivers are built up with hydropower dams, and Jellyman says that it’s common for young eels to find themselves trapped below these structures, much like salmon.

The eel earbone detective

The eel earbone detective

Dr Egan and her team will be studying the ear bones of glass eels to learn more about their spawning locations and larval oceanic movements. In this new project, migrating female eels will be tagged and their location communicated to satellites to help pinpoint their spawning grounds in the western Pacific Ocean.

Climate change conflicts are here – and ‘scallop wars’ are just the beginning

Climate change conflicts are here – and ‘scallop wars’ are just the beginning

The oceans have absorbed most of this temperature increase, and so many marine species, including commercially fished scallops, are under particular stress to migrate northwards to cooler waters.