Chris Lalas

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YOB: 1950
Experience: Marine Ecologist
Regions: Otago, Catlins, Foveaux Strait, Rakiura/Stewart Island, Fiordland
Interview Location: Harwood, Otago Peninsula, NZ
Interview Date: 26 January 2016
Post Date: 16 September 2017; Copyright © 2017 Chris Lalas and Steve Crawford

2. EXPOSURE TO MĀORI/LOCAL/SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

CRAWFORD: If you would consider the influence of Māori culture and knowledge on your understanding of marine ecosystems, where would you rank that?

LALAS: Low. And I think much of their information was lost. I've spoken to Māori about Fur Seals, and I think much of that information has been lost.

Copyright © 2017 Chris Lalas and Steve Crawford