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Emma Burns

Curator, Natural Science

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Crayfish

In the belly of a trout

A couple of keen outdoors men, Ray Webb and Terry Arthur, touch base with the Natural Science team semi-regularly; we enjoy hearing about their adventures in wild places around Otago.    Central otago Landscape Image: Loganburn Reservoir |  Astrid Erasmuson   Last year they had a successful day brown trout fishing at Loganburn Reservoir, part of the upper tributary of the Taieri River, high in the Lammermoor Range. Terry bagged a five pound (2.2 kg) brown trout, and as they gutted and prepared the fish they found some interesting stomach contents.    Crayfish Stomach contents of a large trout, caught by Terry Arthur | Image: Ray Webb   The trout had recently made a meal of at...

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Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Genetics (sort of)

Peas + bananas = genetics? 

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Death's Cruel Sting

Dead bees and lime trees and mysteries.

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Tooth be or not tooth be?

Just like we do here at the Museum, the Otago Hospice shop occasionally gets strange items dropped off to them.

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