Gardens and Forests of the Sea

Wellington Underwater Club and local mural artist Tam Kogler have teamed up to showcase the
significance of seaweed and celebrate Wellington’s marine life with the installation of a
seaweed mural at the Whairepo Lagoon.

The project highlights the importance of seaweed as a vital and productive coastal marine ecosystem
and showcases the beautiful and often unseen world that lies beneath our shores.
Information signs provide additional information about life in seaweed gardens and the important role of seaweeds
within our Wellington coastal habitats. Seaweed habitats face many threats, particularly in an urban setting.
Through the artwork we aim to inspire and gain support for seaweed habitat protection and possible restoration projects.

read the Media Release: Seaweeds - gardens and forests of the sea (.pdf)
read the Info Signs:(.pdf)
Listen to an interview with Nicole Miller by Jesse Mulligan on RadioNZ.

Read more about the Club’s citizen science initiative Project Baseline Wellington - Monitoring giant kelp
Check this page for the latest blog posts and follow #LoveSeaweed on social media. We’d love to hear from you!

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