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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About the Revive Our Gulf project
This video describes the Revive Our Gulf project.Find out more
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
Removal of harmful nitrogen – another reason to ‘re-mussel the Gulf’
Scientists have been digging in to understand how kūtai / green-lipped mussels remove nitrogen as part of the nutrient cycle. The results are staggering.Find out more
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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.
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