Seaweek is a national celebration of our marine environment, coordinated by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE). The Department of Conservation is a proud sponsor of Seaweek.
Seaweek 2–10 March, 2013
The theme for 2013 was Healthy Seas - Healthy People Toiora te Moana - Toiora te Tangata.
Hundreds of events around New Zealand took place during Seaweek.
Scuba diver with underwater video camera
Did you know?
New Zealand’s seas are more than 15 times larger than our land area, and our exclusive economic zone is the fourth largest in the world. Our oceans are home to more than 15,000 known species, many not found anywhere else in the world.
Here in New Zealand, we’re surrounded by the sea. Many of us live by the sea or get out there regularly, whether it’s to enjoy our many beaches, go swimming, fishing, surfing or walking, or visit our many island sanctuaries, marine reserves or favourite coastal spots.
New Zealand sea lions are only found in New Zealand. They are one of the rarest species of sea lion in the world
What does the sea mean to you?