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Spending time on the mudflats around Aramoana over the summer led to a unique find for Associate Professor Steve Kerr, a neurotoxicologist at the University of Otago.
The yellow-eyed penguin, thought to be one of the world’s rarest penguins, has a dedicated advocate – the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust (YEPT) – committed to saving this endangered species. The Otago Museum and Otago Regional Council jointly support the YEPT and the work of Dr Trudi Webster in her role as Conservation Science Advisor.
Over the past four years the taxonomy of the world’s heaviest bony fishes has been under review, and a new species has been discovered.
This school holidays, the science engagement team is exploring the delicious science of chocolate! Known as ‘food of the gods’, chocolate, made from the cacao bean, is a favourite treat of many, including me!
To celebrate International Museum Day 2017, we take a look behind the scenes at the Otago Museum to see what a random day in the office looks like. Thanks to Emma Burns, Curator Natural Science, for sharing a snapshot of her working day.
On Wednesday 18 January Otago Museum was notified by the Department of Conservation about a dead Southern Ocean sunfish (Mola ramsayi) found on the Aramoana salt marshes...
Over the last few years there have been some important consultations around what form a new marine protected area or network of areas should take, and where it should be located along the south-east coast of the South Island...
Āwheto refers to both caterpillars and the vegetable like state of a caterpillar that has been infected by a parasitic fungus used by early Māori as pigment for tā moko, traditional tattooing.
Otago Museum has recently purchased equipment to take high resolution sharp photos of our entomology collection and Kane Fleury, Collection Officer, Natural Science, is currently working on developing a system for imaging the small specimens.
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