07 November 2023 - Events
From 19:00 until 21:00
At Rose City Aquatic Club Rooms (next to the Lido)
50 Park Road, Palmerston North
John Cockrem is a penguin biologist who has worked with Adelie and emperor penguins in Antarctica, and with hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins) and kororā (little penguins) in New Zealand. He will talk about field work with penguins in Antarctica, including trips around Ross Island and camping on sea ice to work with emperor penguins.
The second part of the talk will cover conservation studies of kororā at Napier Port, Mana Island and other North and South Island sites, work with community groups, and advocacy for kororā that face threats such as marina building and sand mining off the coast of Taranaki.