The Year of Salps

This year, AUT - Auckland University of Technology's Applab, Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre, Goat Island Dive & Snorkel and NIWA teamed up with students and teachers at Leigh School to develop an underwater citizen science project with a difference: Making salps count! 

The students at Leigh School have been working with marine scientists and the Year of the Salps project partners to learn how to count sea salps and understand salp life cycle phases at a local case study site: Goat island Marine Reserve in Northland, New Zealand.

With the #SalpPOOP voyage underway, students are continuing their learning remotely by asking the experts on board Tangaroa questions about salps. 

Read more about the Year of Salps project or check out the video on Facebook