Tagged: pipis

Know your shells - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 15, 2016

The fourth is a summer series by NIWA, the Crown research institute If you’re collecting sea shells at the beach this summer and wondering what they are, NIWA is here to help. Sea shells are a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea. The shells are empty because the animal has died and the … Read More

Bounty from the ocean - Unsorted

Guest Author Jan 14, 2016

Looking for something tasty on your beach for dinner holiday this summer? NIWA scientists have the lowdown on some of the most mouth-watering fish and seafood that are yours for the taking. Pāua The scientific name for New Zealand’s iconic black-footed pāua captures its shape and iridescent hues perfectly: Haliotis iris means ”ear-shell rainbow”. Paua in their shells Pāua … Read More

Cockles and Pipis, alive, alive-oh - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 21, 2011

The latest in a summer series from NIWA… Pipi — fritter away your summer Over the long hot summer many kiwis will be digging deep in the sand for pipi. These yummy shellfish live buried in the sand and are free at the beach! They are distributed around the New Zealand coastline, including the Chatham Islands and, further afield, the … Read More