Location: Cape Runaway, New Zealand
Type of Project: Ecology Survey, Bathymetric Survey
Client: Department of Conservation (DOC), New Zealand
Bathymetry map of Cape Runaway.
Cape Runaway was identified through a public survey as an area within the Eastern Bay of Plenty that should be considered for some form of marine protection. As a consequence, information about the area was required as part of the basis for site selection for the application of marine resource management options for this part of the coast.
ASR Ltd conducted a bathymetry survey (to 4 km offshore) and a drop-camera survey (to depths of 40 m) over an 80 km2 region of the marine area within the rohe of Te Whanau a Kauaetangohia/Cape Runaway. The outputs included a bathymetric chart of this area as well as an interactive CD-ROM containing hundreds of video clips of the sub-tidal habitat. In addition, a search of existing literature pertaining to the area was undertaken to provide further comment on the findings of the habitat mapping exercise.« Download Project PDF