Colourful and characterful fish of Aotearoa
Paul Caiger has spent much of his life in the depths chasing the fish of Aotearoa. A marine ecologist by trade, Caiger can usually be found at the University of Auckland's Marine Laboratory in Leigh, where he works as the dive safety officer and provides research support to academics and students. Caiger has also been an academic and holds a PhD on the evolutionary ecology of New Zealand triplefin fishes and he's also had post-doctoral positions in the USA researching fish acoustics and deep-sea fishes. Photography is another passion of Caiger's and it goes hand in hand with the depths he goes to in his search for interesting fish. His new book Fishes of Aotearoa is a celebration of fish life in New Zealand.