Introduction

A summary of the monitoring carried out in Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve and links to a selection of research publications from studies in the marine reserve.

Research

Since the marine reserve was created in 1975, it has been intensively studied by marine scientists, particulary staff and students from the University of Auckland.

Selected significant publications: 

Monitoring

Species monitoring in the marine reserve

Monitoring

Dates

Water quality

Monthly since 2003

Rock lobster

1978, 1988, 1995, 2000, 2001–2006, 2009, 2014

Snapper

1997–2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011

Reef fish

1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1988, 1990–1991, 2000–2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011

Marine mammals

Database of sightings kept

Seaweeds

1975–1979, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000

Sea urchins

1978, 1988

Macroinvertebrates

1975–1979, 1999, 2000

For more information see marine reserve monitoring

See also:


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