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Cultural eco-tourism operation helps korora little blue penguins flourish

Tourism New Zealand Release

Visitors can now discover kororā, the Little Blue Penguin, the world’s smallest penguin in its natural habitat on the picturesque Otago Peninsula. Tours of the kororā Little Blue Penguin colony on Pilots Beach are a recent addition to the range...

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Blue Penguins Pukekura Project

March 2020 Report

Blue Penguins Pukekura Project 2019 Season Report for March 2020   Hiltrun Ratz, PhD   Breeding season:   The 2019 breeding season is almost finished with all naturally fledged chicks now gone. The last four straggles that are still be...

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Blues News from Pilots Beach

By Hiltrun Ratz

Blues News from Pilots Beach By Hiltrun Ratz Week ending 19 April 2020   Pre-moult adults are still coming back to start their moult now. These are either parents that fledged or abandoned their second brood or really late juveniles. About one i...

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Blues News from Pilots Beach

By Hiltrun Ratz

Blues News from Pilots Beach By Hiltrun Ratz Week ending 26 April 2020   The penguin colony is quieter now and only 27 adults were found moulting, and a mere 8 adults were at home (not moulting). By the number of footprints on the beach in the...

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Blues News from Pilots Beach

By Hiltrun Ratz

Blues News from Pilots Beach By Hiltrun Ratz Week ending May 2020   A lot of penguins were staying at home last week with 162 recorded plus three moulters. It is possible this is the peak and the numbers will decline again next week. The pe...

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