Big seas, strong winds, tiny seabirds.
Chris Gaskin and Neil Fitzgerald (pictured) have their sights set on the bird with a white rump (toward the right side of the picture) - a New Zealand storm petrel.
Read about the storm petrel: http://bit.ly/13fN9bj
A flat sea creature has excited a Northlander who found it washed up on Ninety Mile Beach.
An expert believes this is a New Zealand torpedo, or torpedo fairchildi, an endemic electric ray.
Electric rays stun their prey with an electric shock, estimated to be up to 50 volts in some rays - strong enough make an adult human collapse.
Image and story source: http://bit.ly/16KXm6o
Early on the afternoon of July 31, 2012, Paeroa jeweller Maggie de Grauw was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she spotted a vast brownish-grey slick on the surface of the ocean beneath the aircraft.