Mauri from mussels Mussel reefs once dominated the Hauraki Gulf. Bringing them back is key to improving its mauri, or life-force. Find out why we want to re-mussel the Gulf.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Why re-mussel the gulf?
Mussel reefs stabilise the seafloor, support other marine life, and help clean the water.
What we do.
We’re building knowledge and creating conditions for large-scale restoration.
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Situated 10 minutes drive along the waterfront from Auckland’s CBD is Ōkahu Bay. Looking out across the Waitematā towards Rangitoto there was once a carpet of kūtai / mussels forming extensive reefs in the Rangitoto channel. Working …Find out more
We acknowledge the Treaty rights of tangata whenua across Tīkapa Moana / Te Moananui ā-Toi. All our projects are conducted in partnership and collaboration with iwi / hapū and the wider community.