Zebra lionfish - a new record for the Kermadec Islands discovered in 2011
Millions of reasons to protect the Kermadecs - and our wider marine environment
Hawkfish - one of the tropical inhabitants of the Kermadec Islands
Lanternfish - attracted into shallow waters by a night light off the back of the boat
Collecting specimens to identify species links with marine life in the Kermadec Islands

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Zebra lionfish - a new record for the Kermadec Islands discovered in 2011

Pristine, abundant, unique – and ours to treasure

We’ve made it back from an incredible week in the Kermadecs. While we there we found a new record for the Kermadecs - a soldierfish (there’ll be more details to follow in time on the blog), checked in on discoveries from our previous 2011 expedition (such as the ► Read More…

Millions of reasons to protect the Kermadecs - and our wider marine environment

Top 5 (million) reasons to protect the Kermadec Islands

While you’re watching this incredible footage that Steve captured on our final dives at L’Havre and L’Esperance (the southern most islands in the Kermadec Islands group) you can let my dulcet tones wash over you - I just can’t leave the ► Read More…

Hawkfish - one of the tropical inhabitants of the Kermadec Islands

Temperate & tropical: the allure of the Kermadecs

If a diver was dropped in the Kermadec Islands with no information about their location and then asked to figure out where in the world they were, it would be a real challenge. Tropical or temperate waters? The marine life ► Read More…

Lanternfish - attracted into shallow waters by a night light off the back of the boat

Lanternfish in shallow waters – and other sights to make a fish curator’s heart sing

Every dive on this expedition has been a good one. We’ve got great visibility and an incredibly rich marine environment to dive in. This dive footage captures the fairly typical marine environment where we are – a sandy bottom with ► Read More…