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  • There’s no place like … crinoids

    Monday, 4 September 2017

    Our invertebrate experts have been keeping their eyes peeled for the creatures that hide on feather stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sea fans. In this blog, they profile some of the cryptic hangers-on that they have discovered on the Southwest Pacific Expedition.

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  • Whale song, rock blennies and sailfish - a sample of our Fiji finds

    BY MARK ERDMANN, CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
    Friday, 1 September 2017

    In their latest blog, our Southwest expedition team gives a visual run-down of the colourful creatures they have found on the Fijian chapter of their research expedition, from humpback whales to secretive filefish.

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  • Fish for the future?

    BY MARK ERDMANN, CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
    Tuesday, 22 August 2017

    Initial surveying from the Southwest Pacific Expedition shows a number of fish-rich areas that justify a network of sanctuaries or marine reserves around the remote Lau islands.

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  • Underwater in Ono-i-Lau with rays and a nosey turtle

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    Our baited remote underwater video camera has been capturing the exquisite underwater life in the Southwest Pacific such as a leopard eagle ray - a species that has never been seen in this part of the world.

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  • The Mystery of the Barkcloth Broadsheets

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017
    Sabine Weik-Barton

    Two bark-cloth broadsheets from the Fiji Times piqued the curiosity of our Project Conservator, Sabine Weik-Barton, so she did some detective work to discover if they were special commemorative editions.

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  • Hawai'i's technicoloured cloak of extinction

    By Matt Rayner
    Thursday, 22 June 2017

    Hawai'i's elaborate Ahu’ula, which are made up of thousands of bird feathers, serve as a sad reminder of the number of birds that have been winked out of existence.

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  • A Personal Story of Sandi Ringham, descendant of Ngāti Kuri, and her whānau

    Wednesday, 7 June 2017

    Sandi Ringham of Ngāti Kuri tells of her experience in taking part in the wānanga to Te Hiku o te Ika and why it was so significant for her and her whānau.

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  • A new home for Entangled Islands

    BY TANYA WILKINSON
    Wed, 5 Aug 2015

    ​Although many visitors have popped into the exhibition as we have been setting up, Entangled Islands officially opened at the Museum of Sāmoa on Monday evening. ​

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  • Adding the local story to Entangled Islands

    BY TANYA WILKINSON
    THU, 30 JUL 2015

    Our week started with some fine tuning of the exhibition layout. Once we were happy with where everything was located, Grant started fixing the wall panels with the help of our great (and strong!) team Maleko and Ropati.

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  • Entangled Islands arrives in Sāmoa

    BY TANYA WILKINSON
    FRI, 24 Jul 2015

    For New Zealand and Sāmoa the First World War began in August 1914, when a NZ defence force party landed in Apia and claimed the islands from Germany. Just over a century later, a shipping container and two Auckland Museum staff arrived in Apia – this time to work with the Museum of Sāmoa to tell the stories of this ‘entangled’ relationship.

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