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Swimming "Fossils" in New Zealand Rivers!

Beautiful video about one of 🌿 New Zealand's 🌿 most ancient fish 🐟 residents! 10mins = beautiful NZ scenery, weird/fascinating 🐟, and inspiring 🐟 conservation mahi (work):

Kanakana - Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUeyAYktiuQ&t=659s

"Older than the dinosaur, the kanakana is a taonga species for Ngāi Tahu whānau especially those from Murihiku like the Blair whānau. Kanakana migrate from around August to the end of October swimming up the Waikawa and Mataura rivers on route to their spawning grounds upstream."

Kanakana = pouched lamprey (fish)
Taonga = treasured species
Ngāi Tahu = Māori (indigenous people of NZ) tribe

If you have 10 min it is definitely worth the watch!

Posted on May 04, 2022 23:17 by ak_miller ak_miller | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Lamps for Champs is a site for collecting much-needed information about lamprey in the Southern Hemisphere. Scientist currently know little about Southern Hemisphere lamprey when they are in freshwater, and nothing about Southern Hemisphere lamprey when they are in the ocean. We need the help of Lamprey Champion Citizen Scientists (LCC's) to learn more about these fascinating and mysterious ...more ↓

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