4 Jan 2024

Summer science: Seabirds in Auckland

From Our Changing World, 5:00 am on 4 January 2024
Scientist Gaia Dell'Arriccia

Scientist Gaia Dell'Arriccia Photo: Supplied

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A seabird colony at night is a noisy place. But it's also an incredible experience to have thousands of birds flying around you, says seabird scientist Gaia Dell'Arriccia.

The summer science series continues this week with an episode from Voices, an RNZ podcast that tells the stories of the one-quarter of New Zealanders born overseas.

Host Kadambari Raghukumar meets Gaia at the Ōrākei Basin, where she is monitoring a shag breeding colony.

Listen to hear about Gaia's work studying the seabirds around the Auckland coast and offshore islands, and her journey from the Mediterranean to Aotearoa.

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