Historically, basking sharks were caught as bycatch in New Zealand fisheries and seen in their hundreds in some inshore areas. They have disappeared and we don’t know why.
This squid belongs to one of the families (Histioteuthidae) that is highly diverse but was not previously recorded from the Kermadecs.
New squid research north of New Zealand nearly doubles the known cephalopod diversity in the Kermadec region, where a proposal to create one of the world’s largest marine reserves has stalled.
No matter how well a country like New Zealand protects its borders, introduced species will sneak in.
Queensland University of Technology
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