Our hearts go out to those devastated by the 7.8 Earthquake in Kaikoura. Fortunately for the seals they have not had their pups yet so can hopefully relocate for the breeding season. It is a shame that the pups will no longer play at the foot of the waterfall. A quarter of the Hutton’s Shearwater breeding grounds were destroyed and they will have eggs or chicks by now so that is doubly damaging. It is a reminder of why we need to save our endangered species while the population still has resilience to cope with these natural disasters.