GRAND TALLY – UPDATE

1521 species from the Auckland Domain had been counted by 3pm closing. This is pretty awesome!!!  But the tally is going up as scientists identify some last minute finds from BioBlitz.  We might get to more than 1700 species found during the 24 hours of search.

The Plant Team, led by Ewen Cameron of the Auckland Museum, were clear winners in finding the most species (and they’ve made the most late additions) with an astonishing 848 species of vascular plants!  (Vascular plants are plants that have ‘veins’ to move water and nutrients from roots to leaves and back again)

Watch this space in next few days for more details of what was found.

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1 Response to “GRAND TALLY – UPDATE”


  1. 1 Sarah April 18, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    woohoo! what a huge number of species. We had a great time spider hunting with the kids – thanks Grace. And finding a kiwi with the radio transmitter. Thanks to everyone for the great efforts! and thanks for keeping us in touch via twitter and the blogover the weekend at the times we weren’t there in person. Looking forward to next time. Cheers from the Beaman family


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