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Forest & Bird evening talk by Andrew Hamilton about Muck Diving

Wednesday 14th February 2018

In tropical waters it is coral reefs that generally attract much of the attention of the underwater photographer - however in recent years there has been growing interest in a new area, that of tropical water 'muck' diving. The latter gets its name from the sediment that lies at the bottom of many dive sites - a frequently muddy or "mucky" environment. The term was first used to describe diving off the beaches made up of black sand in Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea - the "muck" substrate can be the habitat for unusual, exotic and juvenile organisms that make their homes in the sediment that compose a muck dive. The environment of a typical muck dive has a very different ecology to the more well known tropical reef habitat.
In this talk Dr Andy Hamilton will present a colourful selection of photos and short films detailing the fascinating, bizarre and often outrageous inhabitants of muck dive sites in Bali and North Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Family Friendly Free


February 14


7.30 pm


Nelson & suburbs, Richmond & surrounds, Mapua / Moutere / Motueka


Tahunanui School Hall
69 Muritai Street Tahunanui Nelson

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Ph. Ph. 03 545 0989

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