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NZ Herald: DNA focus of dolphin count

Peter Griffin posted in on August 26th, 2010.

Researchers will use DNA profiling to count Maui dolphins, which are the world’s rarest. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The world’s smallest and rarest dolphins live only off the west coast of the North Island and the Department of Conservation says fewer than 150 are thought to be left.”

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Dargaville News: Energy plans jeopardise snapper population

Peter Griffin posted in on February 10th, 2010.

Rose Stirling of the Dargaville News reports that Crest Energy’s plan to build a tidal power station in the Kaipara Harbour puts at risk much of New Zealand’s snapper population, according to Maori Party MP Hone Harawira. Most of New Zealand’s snapper nursery comes from the Harbour, meaning that should plans go ahead, the fish […]

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