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Welcome to the Seafriends web site for saving our seas. Become an informed conservationist by learning about our planet, oceans, land and resources, threats and what to do. Tap into our independent analyses and courage to tell the truth. This web site contains well researched scientific information, made easy to understand, while not serving established interests, politics or beliefs. Learn about the world we live in. Learn about the sea and how to save our seas and the many mistakes made. Discover the treasures on this web site. Wake up for the future of your children!
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saving our seas, lands and skies.
conservation by common sense
available on CD as ISSN 1177-4983

Conservation is like fixing the mistakes of our parents with the ignorance of ourselves.
Conservation is all about changing human behaviour and a willingness to learn.



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Visit the newseafriends website for café, snorkel hire and school programmes. Stay with your family or group at a nearby camp ground.
navigating this site
Navigate this large web site with our sitemap which is uptodate and complete, also showing planned additions. Read tips, particularly when you are a 'newbie' on the Web, and our big picture overview to quickly match your interest. Be challenged by our new discoveries and our rebuttals of scientific swindles. Read tips for searching to find quickly what you are looking for. The autorun page is where owners of the Seafriends CD begin their discoveries, with slide shows. What's happening to our seas steers you to all relevant chapters for understanding marine degradation worldwide..
Recent changes to this site, press releases and news articles. Discover in the new pages which major chapters have recently been added.
Order the Seafriends CD for your family, friends and school and pay safely through PayPal. The CD contains the whole web site but is free from pesky advertising, provides fast access and is entirely safe. It also contains slide shows with more than 2000 large underwater images (800x600pix) of New Zealand and Niue. Your order helps us to survive and expand.
Learn more about  us: the Seafriends organisation, introduction, structure, plans, achievements and more. Come diving or snorkelling in the Goat Island marine reserve. (45 pages, complete)
in depth A series of interesting articles about our coasts and seas and global items of interest. Excellent material for schools. Parchment worms, bather's rash, jellyfish, sea hares, storms, cyclones, marine reserves, collapsing shellfish and more (growing)
Our educational videos and animated slideshows are all hosted by YouTube. They are provided with captions which YouTube can translate into many languages. (growing)
Understanding global climate in all its complexities and whether the global warming scare is justified or a fraud. Marble in space, water ice & vapour, measuring temperature, anthropogenic warming and IPCC, greening planet. (140 pages)
oceanography About atmosphere, climate, waves, currents, tides, beaches, sediment transport, storms, tsunamis, climate and weather. The natural forces that affect our seas, coasts and lives. The very basis for understanding how our planet works - Clockwork Earth. Also why our beaches are disappearing, and mining the sea sand. (180 pages, complete)
soil Soil is the most important environment on Earth on which human life depends but we are losing it mainly because we do not understand how it works and what it needs. Read about geology, soil formation, soils of the world, sustainability, management, erosion, erosion control, roadside management, and much more. (155 pages, complete)
marine
environment
Learn about our extensive marine environment, its habitats and creatures. Here you'll find the classification and descriptions of sea mammals, fishes, crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs, other lower animals, seaweeds, habitats, rocky shore, plankton and more. (growing)
Ocean acidification: how does it work and how serious is it? Do we need to worry? What do we know? Is it a threat or a scam and swindle? An independent analysis and amazing reading. Inform yourself about the global climate. Scary or fraudulent?
conservation
issues
Know the threats to our marine environment and how we can do something about them. The A to Z of conservation, resource management, biodiversity, marine conservation. Why our beaches are disappearing, degradation, fishing, whaling, pollution and more. The war for marine reserves. Myths and fallacies in the marine reserves debate - unbelievable. (growing)
The New Zealand Government is waging a war against its own people for more marine reserves that cannot deliver. The whole marine reserves debate is fraught with myths and fallacies. Read the many marine reserve proposals and their dishonesty. Read about flawed marine research and monitoring results that prove the point. Learn quickly about the fallacies in marine conservation by reading Frequently Asked Questions and myths.
marine reserves Information about all NZ marine reserves. Extensive details regarding history, geography, ecology, habitats, dive spots and inhabitants of: Kermadecs, Poor Knights, Goat Island, Rainbow Warrior and more.(growing).
decay & 
degradation
The seas everywhere are degrading for reasons we have just begun to understand. Learn the principles of degradation, the plankton balance and how to recognise marine degradation, with many photographic examples from New Zealand.
DDA The Dark Decay Assay is a new but simple and cheap plankton tool to measure the plankton balance and essentially the health of aquatic ecosystems. This discovery by Dr Floor Anthoni uncovered a number of important ecological laws and principles that have so far been overlooked. Important and challenging reading but not mainstream science yet. Read the dda for dummies chapter that makes it sound easy. (large section, 100 pages and growing)
Niue Island An extensive section about Niue Island, north-east of NZ: geography, geology, history, ecology, future and much more (116 pages) and thumbnail images with narrative (44 pages, 8.5MB)
underwater
photography
Theory and practice of advanced underwater photography, complete with photographic examples. Skills required. What film and lens to use. How light changes as it enters the water and travels through it. Theory and practice of mixed light photography and how to use colour correction filters. What to demand of a serious underwater camera, and how to improve your chances and video footage. Revolutionary digital darkroom techniques and much more. (123 pages, nearly complete)
photo stock library The photo library is a stock library from which you can buy high resolution photos and affordable A3 posters. See how it works, what we offer and what quality you can expect. View the many glorious images of New Zealand seas. Order images here. Assorted images. slide shows.
schools Schools please note that this site is orientated towards schools. It is full of resources, photos, diagrams, ideas, lectures, references. Find here possible links with the school curriculum. Discover our exciting school programmes where everyone goes into the sea, does a rocky shore study and listens to riveting lectures. Find out what else we do for schools and how you could help. (25 pages)
links and
site search
More information about organisations in NZ and overseas. Search this site, search New Zealand and search the world. Use our site map as an alternative method to find your way in the maze of this web. It gives a more detailed overview of which sections have been completed, and which have been planned. (40 pages, complete)
books and
references
Books and references we think are worth studying. The Seafriends library from which you can hire, and a list of available Seafriends publications. Important and useful glossaries, tables, classifications, and more. (160 pages, complete)
opinions What people say about this web site, scientists' ill-conceived attacks, and Bjørn Lomborg's defence against such attacks. (56 pages)
sponsors and
copyrights
Meet the sponsors of this web site and learn what you can and can't do with the information obtained from this site. Read what people say about this web site and of our school programmes. (3 pages)
Make a difference for the future of our children and support our fight for healthy seas. Support the effort that really matters: providing reliable and complete information for making decisions and for understanding our place under the sun and how to keep it sustainable and healthy. We accept any donation paid by credit card through PayPal, or by cheque. For bequests to the Seafriends Foundation, our lawyers will contact you.

 

Where on Earth can you find a well-researched informative environmental web site untainted by government policies, United Nations conventions, beliefs, fads, religion, political correctness, green extremism, big business propaganda, middles-class morality and majority rule? If you value democracy, truth and common sense, support Seafriends in a tangible way because it is unique. It fights for the future of your children.
This web site is about  60% complete , with over 330 printed pages and 8100 files.
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Did you know that in 2010 this web site fed over 180 Gigabytes of information to more than 2 million distinct visitors? Most of these live in the USA.... and we are still growing.

 

January 2009: Government deals fatal blow to Marine Education Centre. Be angry and act! Read more . . 

PRESS RELEASE 16 Nov 2005: Local Government forces Marine Education Centre to close
The world-acclaimed SEAFRIENDS Marine Conservation and Education Centre in Leigh, New Zealand, is forced to close because subdivision is disallowed by the Rodney District Council. Read more . . 

Seafriends for sale. June 2006: With deep sadness we are offering the Seafriends property and business for sale (However, we're still operating and fighting to survive, being open all days, business as usual). This document gives you insight in Seafriends as a marine conservation and education centre, and the 10ha estate on which it is located. Read more . .


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Phone +64 9422 6212. Fax +64 9422 6212. e-mail. Google map
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