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Museum data provided for south-east marine protection discussions
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...
Great Crested Grebes of Lake Wanaka
Although the great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) is a cosmopolitan species, the subspecies found in New Zealand is rare and is confined to the inland lakes of Canterbury and Otago.
He Taoka o te Rā (Object of the Day)
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.
Pin up models
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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