BLOG STATS In less than a month over the course of the expedition the blog site attracted:• 10,736 visits• 50,504 page views• 4.70 pages/visit• 00:05:02 avg. time on site• over 200 comments
As a scuba diver of some 50 years ago I have always been fascinated by the Kermadecs. Thank you all for the brilliant photography and reports of this marine heaven. May it always remain so.
Awesome!!! How big is that spotted black grouper? How do you actually catch the fish? And is it cold swimming? Fantastic videos – thanks!
Thank you for sharing these video clips with us. They are amazing, and although I don’t want to pick out one as better than the other I was spell bound with the lionfish – it looked so soft and fluffy. What an amazing adventure you all are on. Take care, and continue sending us back these amazing photos.
Super d’avoir de vos nouvelles à tous. Quelle belle visibilité sur les vidéos. Que votre moisson continue!
Well I’m breathless, what a wonderful website, tracking a fantastic journey, documenting our truly amazing pacific world. Every morning at 7.30 I’m on the web reviewing your progress. The copy, pictures, videos and overall presentation opens the window of opportunity for remote participation in a world that otherwise would not be available, via a medium, that conveys your progress in near real time and provides a palpable feel for the expedition’s work and insight into that environment.
MAKING SCIENCE APPETISING FOR MAINSTREAM MEDIA
NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHIChttp://www.nzgeographic.co.nz/issue‐ 111/blue‐water‐islands
WHAT WE GOT• REAL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PUBLIC• A HIGH MEDIA PROFILE• A REPUTATION FOR SOLID RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS• VIDEOS, PHOTOGRAPHIC & WRITTEN MATERIAL
WHAT WE LEARNED• AUDIENCES LOVE A GOOD STORY (NOT A NEW ONE!)• SIMPLE SCIENCE + IMAGES + VIDEO = COVERAGE• REAL WORLD PRESENCE NEEDS THOUGHT TOO!• A POST‐EXPEDITION BLOG PLAN (AGREEMENT) WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD
KERMADEC EXPEDITION TEAMScience team: – Auckland Museum: Dr Tom Trnski, Ged Wiren & Stephen Ullrich – Australian Museum: Dr Stephen Keable, Dr Mandy Reid & Mark McGrouther – Department of Conservation: Warren Chinn, Peter de Lange & Clinton Duffy – Te Papa: Carl Struthers & Vincent Zintzen – NIWA: Malcolm FrancisScience communicator: – Alison BallancePhotographer: – Richie Robinson Shore‐based team: – Auckland Museum Virginia Gow & Kulvinder Singh & Zest