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Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve (2nd of 3)

Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve

This 840-hectare marine reserve at Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel was established in 1992. Since then monitoring of spiny lobster populations has shown that the reserve supports higher numbers of this species than adjacent areas. This is a pattern repeated in other reserves, proving their effectiveness.

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Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, 'Marine conservation - Protected areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015