Back in November I blogged about the new svelte frigate tied up at Wellington wharf. On the 26th we drove around Island and Houghton Bays to Princess Bay for the biennial family photos, and I wondered aloud to my wife about what life has already arrived on the frigate F69. I was pleased to find reported in the NZHerald on the very next day (27 Dec) that the frigate was already supporting various forms of sealife from algaes through to the higher fishes including schools of red cod and juvenile fish of other species. Some of the algaes are expected to reach a metre in length in the next few months. The frigate has already had some 400 dives. Photos of the fireworks are available from NZPress Association.