So first were the polychaete worms, and we thought that was spectacular.
Then came the fish in search of worms, and when Ged got a dip net in the water and started scooping he really made Tom’s night – with a new fish record for the Three Kings Islands! As Tom says it’s a bit of a mystery where these little juvenile pipers, that are just 33 and 50 millimetres long respectively (not counting their long jaw), came from. Pipers spawn in estuaries and there are definitely no estuaries up here (just sheer rock walls), so have they already drifted up here from the North Island?
Here’s Tom talking about our newest discovery.