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Trovan Used to Monitor New Zealand Sea Lions

New Zealand sea lions are one of the rarest sea lion species in the world and are only found in New Zealand.

NZ Sea Lions are endangered and a ‘nationally critical’ species, the highest threat category in New Zealand. The NZ Sea Lion Trust was formed in 2003 after breeding female NZ Sea Lions returned to the Otago coastline. The NZ Sea Lion Trust and The Department of Conservation (DOC) work closely together to conserve the NZ Sea Lions by monitoring females and pups, running community activities, delivering education programmes and supporting scientific research. 

Microchips Australia have been supplying Trovan microchips and readers to NZ DOC and NZ Sea Lion Trust for this very important monitoring work for many years.

The work is not without its hazards! Check out this video clip to see more of the great work being done for New Zealand's sea lions in sometimes difficult circumstances!