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Wednesday, December 12

  1. page home edited ... What you need to do for Level 3 Giant Kokopu in Le Roy's Overnight Young fish sampled on 4…
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    What you need to do for Level 3
    Giant Kokopu in Le Roy's
    OvernightYoung fish sampled on 4 December 2012 might be young giant? Maybe they are more widespread than I thought. Watch this space.
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    Overnight
    sampling on 1 September 2012 resulted in
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    of capture.
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    Major differences in the breeding of Gambusia in Le Roy's this time around when compared to the previous two years. Check out the evaluation page
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    stream - [[#|pictures]]pictures of kokopu
    Check out the photographs of the Banded Kokopu spawning on the aquarium page
    Check out the dragonfly photographed at Le Roy's on Boxing Day on the photographs page.
    NEW DATA Page for Swamp sampling - Check out the picture of the GIANT BULLY we caught on Sunday - another new distribution record for the stream. Mark and re-capture analysis of the data from above the waterfall, suggests that there are 130 odd Kokopu above the waterfall, but only 30 in the section below that to the first bridge.
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    stream on 234 October - similar date toabove the waterfall = much earlier than last year.year (2011).
    Checkout the
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    have to [[#|find]]find the places
    Check out this link for information on the visit by the Minister of the Environment on Saturday 14th November.
    http://groups.google.com/group/leroys-bush-and-little-shoal-bay/web/coming-events-2
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    valley road tonighttomorrow morning (Friday 28th)14th) at 17h30.
    Next Gambusia sampling = 4th April 2012 - Meet at Little Shoal Bay car park @ Time @ 16h00.
    7h30 or therabouts.
    Check out the Conductivity profile we created on 14/11/09 on the preliminary results page. This is from above the waterfall to the hole under the sewer only.
    Check out the Temperature profile of the stream from Enterprise road to the second bridge - in the preliminary results page.
    Check out the results from the Gambusia sampling so far on the preliminary results page.
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    the 'Gambusia [[#|free]]'' zone and
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    for the [[#|survey]]survey outcomes from
    How we feel? - listen to the clip on the evaluation page.
    Wai Care Expo Display and Aucklander article
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    7:28 pm

Saturday, September 1

  1. page home edited ... Free countersHi guys This has been set up to facilitate YOUR Education for Sustainability Ach…
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    Free countersHi guys
    This has been set up to facilitate YOUR Education for Sustainability Achievement Standards. Use it wisely. I will be monitoring it from time to time as it is a way for me to collect evidence that you have reached elements in the various standards.
    To access[[#|access]] the standards
    What you need to do for Level 2
    What you need to do for Level 3
    Giant Kokopu in Le Roy's
    Overnight sampling on 1 September resulted in a Giant Kokopu being caught in the Le Roy's stream. The origins of the fish are unknown and it is not clear if this individual has been in the stream since the survey began in August 2009 or is a new arrival (but from where?). There was a suggestion that a young fish caught in 2009 could have been a Giant, but it's identity was not confirmed. Maybe this is that fish? The Giant Kokopu was photographed and released at the point of capture.
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    Major differences in the breeding of Gambusia in Le Roy's this time around when compared to the previous two years. Check out the evaluation page
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    stream - pictures[[#|pictures]] of kokopu
    Check out the photographs of the Banded Kokopu spawning on the aquarium page
    Check out the dragonfly photographed at Le Roy's on Boxing Day on the photographs page.
    NEW DATA Page for Swamp sampling - Check out the picture of the GIANT BULLY we caught on Sunday - another new distribution record for the stream. Mark and re-capture analysis of the data from above the waterfall, suggests that there are 130 odd Kokopu above the waterfall, but only 30 in the section below that to the first bridge.
    Banded Kokopu whitebait in Le Roy's stream on 23 October - similar date to last year.
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    have to find[[#|find]] the places
    Check out this link for information on the visit by the Minister of the Environment on Saturday 14th November.
    http://groups.google.com/group/leroys-bush-and-little-shoal-bay/web/coming-events-2
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    Check out the Temperature profile of the stream from Enterprise road to the second bridge - in the preliminary results page.
    Check out the results from the Gambusia sampling so far on the preliminary results page.
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    the 'Gambusia free'[[#|free]]' zone and
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    for the survey[[#|survey]] outcomes from
    How we feel? - listen to the clip on the evaluation page.
    Wai Care Expo Display and Aucklander article
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    6:31 pm
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    6:28 pm

Thursday, March 29

  1. page home edited ... Check out this link for information on the visit by the Minister of the Environment on Saturda…
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    Check out this link for information on the visit by the Minister of the Environment on Saturday 14th November.
    http://groups.google.com/group/leroys-bush-and-little-shoal-bay/web/coming-events-2
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    information here:- Heavy rain forecast tonight (Fri 2nd) and tomorrow so no trapping over the weekend.weekend - meet at valley road tonight (Friday 28th) at 17h30.
    Next Gambusia sampling = 6th March4th April 2012 -
    Check out the Conductivity profile we created on 14/11/09 on the preliminary results page. This is from above the waterfall to the hole under the sewer only.
    Check out the Temperature profile of the stream from Enterprise road to the second bridge - in the preliminary results page.
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    8:35 am

Saturday, March 10

  1. page Preliminary results edited ... {ScreenHunter_01_Dec._06_07.31.gif} Size frequency distribution of Banded Kokopu in Waiuruto…
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    Size frequency distribution of Banded Kokopu in Waiurutoa stream (n=130). This is before the suspected breeding areas have been sampled (Dec 2010). 10 mm increments starting from 50 mm TL.
    There has been a major reduction in banded kokopu in the main breeding area of the stream. Currently not sure if this is 'real' and I need to do some more trapping here, but there were hardly any fish caught here in February and in March, there were very few also and all above the drains that flow into the stream from Enterprise street. Not sure if there has been a pollution event, but it is possible. Not all bad though and I located a dead kokopu at least 0.5 m above the normal flow level of the stream (see pic) and this gives some indication of where the minimum flow is during floods here and therefore an indication of where any eggs might get caught up, assuming there are still some breeding fish in the stream. My guess is that this dead fish was washed up here in the large amount of rain that we experienced last weekend (=2-4 March or so). I've previously been looking for eggs in all the wrong places and little wonder I've not found any! Will be doing some more trapping in the Enterprise tributary part of the stream as soon as I can but that depends on getting a rain free night over a weekend, which have been very scarce of late.
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    8:50 pm

Thursday, March 1

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    Check out this link for information on the visit by the Minister of the Environment on Saturday 14th November.
    http://groups.google.com/group/leroys-bush-and-little-shoal-bay/web/coming-events-2
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    information here:- Looks like moreHeavy rain forecast tonight (1st Jan)(Fri 2nd) and tomorrow so no trapping tonight. Tomorrow looks good so meet at Enterprise road at 17h30.
    Next
    over the weekend.
    Next
    Gambusia sampling = 10th January6th March 2012 -
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    Time @ 14h00.16h00.
    Check out the Conductivity profile we created on 14/11/09 on the preliminary results page. This is from above the waterfall to the hole under the sewer only.
    Check out the Temperature profile of the stream from Enterprise road to the second bridge - in the preliminary results page.
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    10:21 am

Saturday, December 31

  1. page home edited ... Check out this link for information on the visit by the Minister of the Environment on Saturda…
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    Check out this link for information on the visit by the Minister of the Environment on Saturday 14th November.
    http://groups.google.com/group/leroys-bush-and-little-shoal-bay/web/coming-events-2
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    information here:- Depending on theLooks like more rain I hope to trap every day from the evening of the 1st. tonight (1st Jan) so no trapping tonight. Tomorrow looks good so meet at Enterprise road at 17h30.
    Next Gambusia sampling = 10th January 2012 - Meet at Little Shoal Bay car park @ Time @ 14h00.
    Check out the Conductivity profile we created on 14/11/09 on the preliminary results page. This is from above the waterfall to the hole under the sewer only.
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    7:38 pm

Thursday, December 29

  1. page pictures edited {DSC02020.JPG} A fine specimen Dragonfly at Le Roy's on 26/12/2011. Anyone know what species i…
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    A fine specimen
    Dragonfly at Le Roy's on 26/12/2011. Anyone know what species it is? One of photographus blurris.
    A similar case here as well. It's a snail, by
    two different species seen on the way.
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    Another
    fish.
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    Banded Kokopu caught in a Gambusia trap. All reference books say that individuals can get up to 260 mm in length, but this is unusual.
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    7:04 pm

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