First CARIM Sampling Unit Replacement
Today a dive team consisting of TMK team members Chris, Dan & Emma supported by a surface crew of Brendan & Tasman and Aquaculture & Fisheries students Daniel & Sarah on the Moana nui waka and Sean on the University of Otago’s research boat Typhoon- successfully replaced the CARIM (Coastal Acidification: Rate, Impacts & Management) project’s SeaFET ocean pH monitoring units. The first of many replacements the team were happy to find the units relatively clean from fouling. Taking measurements of local oceanic conditions over time, CARIM sampling methods are designed to establish the scale of acidification and how it is affecting New Zealand coastal ecosystems. The CARIM team includes scientists from NIWA, the University’s of Otago, and Auckland and the Cawthron Institute.