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The blog is where we'll post news, updates, information about objects in our collection, #betterworkstories, profiles of staff members and visitors, pictures and videos, and really anything we think you'd find interesting. We hope you enjoy. 

If there's a topic you'd like us to do a post about, or a post that you think needs a sequel, just let us know!

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Jars of Pickled Sea Cucumbers

“What is that?” is a question I receive often. As a scientist who studies marine invertebrates and now lampreys (the topic of my PhD thesis) I am used to receiving looks of disgust, shock, and — in the case of my aunt — horror when I describe my study organisms.

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Thicc bee-auties

All about bumblebees!

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Introducing Rosi

Our amazing Honorary Curator (and Twitter Queen)

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The Mystery of the Adzebill

Research slowly revealing history

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‘How long do the butterflies live for?’

Longer than we thought!

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Reconnecting with nature

Through technology!

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The Museum’s Painted Fish

On Lee Lau shows us some of her favourites

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Love in the leaf litter

Love in the Leaf Litter

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Have You Seen the Poplar Sawfly?

Help us track an unwanted foreign species.

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Natural Science's Greatest Hits 2019

The team's top acquisitions. 

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Our blog aims to keep you informed of the latest happenings at the Otago Museum, through posts about our collections, our people and our work.

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