Thursday, December 10, 2009

Whangaparaoa College

On December 8th and 9th students from Whangaparaoa College snorkelled with Discover Goat Island at Goat Island. The weather was warm and sunny and the water was clear. The students saw schools of blue maomao, eaglerays, snapper, parore and lots more. For many of the students it was their first time in the water and with tuition they were able to snorkel well within a few minutes.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Birkdale Intermediate School

December 1st - another great day at Goat Island, this time with students from Birkdale Intermediate School, Auckland. A nice early start with calm conditions and green water. Plenty of snapper, red moki, blue maomao, spotties, leatherjackets etc to see. After the snorkel Discover Goat Island guides Tony and Jenny Enderby visited Echinoderm Reef and found sea hares, nudibranchs both orange and black, octopus, trumpet shells, kina, seastars and much more. The students then had a trip on the glass bottom boat.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

St Andrews Middle School

November 26th students from St Andrews Middle School, Hamilton snorkelled under the guidance of Tony & Jenny Enderby, Discover Goat Island. Bottlenose dolphins swam all around the students and stayed at the reserve for several hours. An awesome experience for everyone!
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Waikowhai Intermediate School

Waikowhai students visited the Goat Island Marine Reserve over three days and experienced the marine reserve by snorkelling under the guidance of Tony and Jenny Enderby of Discover Goat Island. They were lucky with great weather conditions and saw huge numbers of fish, learning about the difference a marine reserve makes.
Discover Goat Island

Corran School

Girls from Corran School visited Goat Island Marine Reserve where we showed them some of the plants and animals that lived on the rocky shore. Next we all went snorkelling and had awesome visibility, saw heaps of fish and learnt about how marine reserves do make a difference.
A very nice group of girls and a real pleasure to guide at Goat Island.
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