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IKA Feature - Crested Weedfish!

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Its conservation week  and we are celebrating the release of the new Underwater Shortdoc called "The Weedfish". The story was produced for Shortdoc platform “Loading Docs” and is about two underwater photographers, Crispin and Irene Middleton from Northland, who embark on a wild search for the Crested Weedfish. Their goal; capturing a powerful photo of this elusive fish before its home is damaged beyond repair. Taking the viewer on a cool underwater journey, showcasing the beauty of the New Zealand ocean as well as the increasing impacts we have on this huge but fragile ecosystem. We all know the oceans are under threat but we need to take more action now to preserve its beauty for future generations! 

 

To support the release of this brand new Shortdoc we have created a fun activity sheet to help you learn about this cryptic ika. Check out the video below to help you fill out the activity sheet and get you thinking about how we look after this little ika's key habitat. For those that complete the activity sheet you can send your finished product to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to go in the draw to win a Wettie mask and snorkel!

 

 

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Image credit: Crispin Middleton

 

The Weedfish

The hunt for an elusive fish in New Zealand’s disappearing kelp forests sends two marine scientists on a deep underwater dive.

Our waters are under threat. In a bold attempt to defend them, two marine researchers and photographers embark on a wild search for the Crested Weedfish. The goal, capture a powerful photo of the rarely-seen fish before its home is damaged beyond repair.

Director: Matt Silcock/Aart van Dijk | Producer: Zoe-Rose Herbert

Webpage: www.loadingdocs.net/theweedfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Printable version of activity sheet 

 

 

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