Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
The University of Auckland’s Leigh campus will be a hive of activity this summer with academic staff and students studying a wide range of subjects. These include tracking lobster movement, evaluating how octopus are able to change colour, effects of plastic in the marine environment, recording underwater soundscapes, marine conservation; ecosystem health, and, the resilience of local estuaries to nutrient enrichment and sedimentation. Various research topics can be viewed at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre, just up the hill from Goat Island Beach. The centre will be open to the public 7 days a week throughout summer.
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