WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO SEE?
As an open reserve – meaning there are no barricades keeping marine life in or out of the Reserve –
the species we encounter change daily.
Weather and sea conditions also affect the movements of marine life through the reserve – you never know what you will see!
Fish living in the reserve include: snapper, blue maomao, parore, red moki, goatfish, leather jackets, sweep, blue cod, spotties, kelpfish, marble fish, eagle rays and stingrays. Sometimes we even see dolphins, orca, whales, seals and sharks!
Other marine life includes: kina, turban shells, kelp, seaweeds, mosses, lichens, sponges and anemones.
Birds include: pied shags, red-billed and Dominican seagulls, little blue penguins, reef herons, terns, gannets and petrels.