Matariki and korokoro (New Zealand/Aotearoa lamprey)

'Ka kitea a Matariki, ka rere te korokoro'
(When Matariki is seen, the lamprey migrate)

This month is the time to celebrate Matariki and with it the migration of korokoro/kanakana/lamprey in New Zealand!

Dr. Rangi Matamua gives a wonderful presentation on Matariki where he discusses the details of Matariki:

Waitī, the star of freshwater, must be burning bright this year since there have already been several reports of migrating lamprey from New Zealand and Chile!

Quote reference: Mead & Grove 2001
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Posted on July 30, 2020 22:00 by ak_miller ak_miller | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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