This is the 2nd field report of the Tawaki Project.
The project’s main aim is to examine the
foraging strategies of tawaki in the varying
different marine habitats the species inhabits.
Across their breeding range, tawaki forage
in the continental shelf regions off the West
Coast, in the pelagic regions and fjord
ecosystems of Fiordland, as well as shallow
coastal marine habitats around Stewart
Island. More specifically, the project addresses
questions about vulnerability to climate
change, fishing activities and pollution (see