Find a list of links to interesting freshwater video clip links below...
Whitebait Connection's 'Investigating Freshwater - Akoranga Waimaori' Inquiry Framework in action.
The Investigating Freshwater resource has been designed to be adapted for individual needs throughout New Zealand. While the Investigating Freshwater inquiry framework follows a stage by stage process this resource can used in many different ways, in any part of New Zealand, over any timeframe, and involve many different people. The following is an example of how the Whitebait Connection programme uses the Investigating Freshwater resource and can be used as a guide when planning your Investigating Freshwater programme. For further examples watch the Whitebait Connection from the Investigating Freshwater Resource DVD via the links below...
Stages One - Four
Stages Six - Seven
Lowland longjaw galaxiids 'Meet the Locals' clip (DoC)
The Department of Conservation delves into the life of the endangered Lowland Longjaw Galaxiid in Dunedin...In the Kauru stream near Oamaru lives one of New Zealand’s rarest fish. Watch this video about the lowland longjaw and how DOC protects this tiny fish which is as endangered as the kakapo.
Whitebait under Threat – Campbell Live
TV3 coverage of an issue that should signal the need for some fundamental changes to how we manage our resources
Protecting our waterways is something we can all have a hand in. Watch this video on the Waimaori streamcare programme for children in Nelson.
Whitebaiting on the West Coast of NZ - TVNZ
Whitebait Poaching – One News
After dark fishers target whitebait there are concerns for the local whitebait amid reports that people may be illegally poaching them at night.
Fears for Long-finned Eels
It is as endangered as the Kiwi, but it is still being commercially fished - now people are worried the long-finned eel is on the short path to extinction.
1080 poison does not kill Crayfish
Freshwater ecologist, Dr Alastair Suren, describes a series of experiments showing that there are no adverse ecological impacts when biodegradable 1080 poison baits fall in streams. Even the large number of 1080 poison baits he placed in a small stream did not kill fish or invertebrates. In another experiment he showed that freshwater crayfish will eat the baits but the tiny amount of poison they ingest is excreted easily in a couple of days and does not accumulate in their bodies. Alastair works for the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). The research he describes in this clip was funded by the Animal Health Board (AHB). Clip by the Department of Conservation.
Grass Carp Release – Mahurangi Tech
At War with the invasive weeds (Hornwort) at Rotootuauru (Lake Swan)
NZ Freshwater Crayfish
Freshwater Crayfish are considered a ‘keystone species’ as they move sediment and cobbles around in the stream – watch this fine specimen make himself at home.