Hugh O'Mahony is director of public relations for JLA Media, a consultancy serving the global maritime and energy industries. With over 25 years of experience as a technical journalist in the global maritime, offshore, ports and cargo handling fields, he was formerly editor of The Naval Architect and technical editor at Lloyd's List, where he also spent time working on the news desk.
Until recently, locating sea mammals as part of the vital conservation work that goes on in the Hauraki Gulf off New Zealand relied principally on experience. After 25 years of watching the birds that flock over sea mammal feeding grounds, Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari (AWADS) skipper Andy Light knew roughly where to head, to the delight of leisure and research passengers alike. AWADS' half day “Safari” is both a pleasure trip and a conservation voyage, billed as “New Zealand’s...Continue Reading...