11 Jul 2013

Our Changing World - Golden Bay spotted shags

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:31 pm on 11 July 2013

Golden Bay is home to a wildlife spectacle that only a few early risers know about. Each day at dawn, especially in mid-winter, large numbers of spotted shags arrive at Tata Beach for a bit of bathing and stone swallowing. And for the last four years, a group of locals have been observing the shags to try and work out what's going on. With Helen Kingston and Rosemary Jorgenson as her guides, Alison Ballance managed to time a visit to the beach just after a big winter storm.