Month: February 2021

Alpine Botanical Field Trip

In mid-January, e3Scientific ecologists Rebecca Teele and Melissa Jager joined Te Papa’s Heidi Meudt and Antony Kusabs on a trip into Otago’s alpine zone in search of rare NZ plants. In particular, the group were looking for native forget-me-nots in the beautiful Pisa Range. In very windy conditions, the threatened Myosotis cheesemanii was found, recorded, and sampled (see photo).

Monitoring in Bluff Harbour

In January e3s staff deployed three marine mammal acoustic monitoring moorings in Bluff Harbour. We were joined by a pod of bottlenose dolphins with two young calves in tow during deployment helping to collect data immediately. Bottlenose dolphins are frequent visitors to Bluff Harbour at this time of year, coming in to feed on flounder… Read more »

Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Identification Workshop – Arrowtown

In December 2020, the e3s ecology team had the pleasure of hosting a Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Identification Workshop lead by distinguished guests, Yvonne and John Stark. This workshop aimed to enhance and diversify e3s staffs’ macroinvertebrate identification skills through hands-on professional development with leading specialists in this field. Yvonne and John are two of New Zealand’s… Read more »