A citizen science project has captured the curiosity of young Kiwis and is emerging as a potentially powerful marine biosecurity tool.
Marine Metre Squared – or Mm2 – encourages communities to explore what is living on their local shore and get involved in long-term monitoring by observing and recording changes on their coastlines. Mm2 is be a useful way for communities to investigate issues of local concern that may impact local biodiversity – such as the establishment of pest species. By having many eyes (and hands) searching along the coast, everyone can be on the lookout for unusual looking things, report them to their local government and aid in protecting Aotearoa’s unique coastline.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Mm2 programme is invited to visit the website here