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Te Kura Moana

EMR is a national programme
of experiential learning about marine conservation
Te Kura Moana - School of the Ocean

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Hands up !

Since 2001, EMR has taken 77,688 people through NZ marine reserves, we have guided snorkel experiences for 147,905 people. The total number of kiwi’s engaged in EMR is now 207,494!

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Summer Event Series

Experience the wonders of your local marine environment or marine reserve! EMR organised Community Guided Snorkel and Paddle Days around the country. We provide free hire for all snorkel/kayak/SUP equipment and provide experienced snorkel/kayak/SUP guides to lead your discovery.

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Info for educators

Plan your programme, download our curriculum resources, programme structure, success criteria (learning outcomes) and learning concepts.

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Marine Monitoring

With the multitude of pressures impacting our coastal marine ecosystems it’s important that we are aware of the changes that are occurring so we can respond appropriately. Our Reef Savers timed swim fish surveys provide a quick and simple method to measure the diversity and abundance of fish communities on shallow reef ecosystems.

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Kaitiaki Action Projects

After experiencing their local marine environment and the fully protected marine reserve, participants are encouraged to lead action projects and become kaitiaki of their marine environment.

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Fish of the Year - Week 2 Leaderboard

EMR Te ika o te tau | Fish of the Year 2023 Leaderboard: Week 2!

We are are excited to share with you the Week 2 Leaderboard! Team elasmobranchs are still smashing it with manta rays, great white sharks and basking sharks still holding their spots in the top 5! Longfin eels and big-bellied seahorses are holding their spot against these charismatic megafauna! 🥳 While the same fish are in the top 10, there has been some shuffling with john dory advancing the leaderboard. Shortjaw kōkopu are still holding their spot in the top 10 but crested weedfish and yellowfin kingfish aren't far behind!

Voting isn't over yet! Voting is open until Friday 31st March! Will your vote be the game changer that shakes things up? Vote today at www.emr.org.nz/fish


Full leaderboard below:
1. Oceanic manta ray (440 votes)
2. Longfin eels (309 votes)
3. Great white shark (270 votes)
4. Big-bellied seahorse (253 votes)
5. Basking shark (250 votes)
6. Īnanga (174 votes)
7. John dory (150 votes)
8. Blue cod (143 votes)
9. Lamprey (141 votes)
10. Shortjaw kōkopu (139 votes)
11. Crested weedfish (138 votes)
12. Yellowfin kingfish (136 votes)
13. Porcupine pufferfish (125 votes)
14. Blue-eyed triplefin (116 votes)
15. Snapper (115 votes)
16. Black mudfish (100 votes)
17. Butterfish (98 votes)
18. Goatfish (90 votes)
19. Flounder (89 votes)
20. School shark (84 votes)
21. Yellow moray eel (80 votes)
22. Blue maomao (78 votes)
23. Torrentfish (74 votes)
24. Pigfish (72 votes)
25. Stargazer (65 votes)
26. Hāpuku (58 votes)
26. Anchovies (58 votes)
28. Redfin bully (57 votes)
29. Leatherjacket (55 votes)
30. Common bully (52 votes)
31. Black angelfish (47 votes)
32. Scorpion fish (46 votes)
33. Red moki (45 votes)
34. Sandager's wrasse (38 votes)
35. Common triplefin (37 votes)
36. Trevally (36 votes)
37. Spotty (36 votes)
38. Two-spot demoiselles (27 votes)
39. Olive rockfish (22 votes)

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