Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary announced

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I am super pleased to announce that small selection of my Kermadec Project works and accompanying video by Bruce Foster are on display in the Massey University Wellington Library for the next two weeks.

It is of course super timely with the announcement of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary on Tuesday (Read more on Stuff) which represents years of hard work by many. Absolutely fantastic news and I am super proud to be associated with creating one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world! A huge up to PEW environment group, the scientists, environmentalists and artists involved in the project. Well done to the NZ government, congratulations New Zealand.

Learn more about the Kermadec project here

ABOUT THE KERMADECS:

The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary will be one of the world’s largest and most significant fully protected areas. It includes the second deepest ocean trench at over 10 kilometres, deeper than Mt Everest is tall, and an arc of 30 underwater volcanoes, the largest anywhere on earth.

It is also some to six million seabirds of 39 different species, over 150 species of fish, 35 species of whales and dolphins, three species of endangered sea turtles and many other marine species like coals, shellfish and crabs unique to the area.

National Geographic called the region “one of the last pristine sites in our oceans.”

The new sanctuary will be the third largest in the world and cover an area more that twice the size of the total landmass of New Zealand.

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