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  • The life and times of a sketch biologist

    Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    Auckland Museum is currently hosting sketch biologist & digital storytelling fellow, Abby McBride who will be traveling around the country writing and illustrating stories about New Zealanders’ extraordinary efforts to save “the seabird capital of the world."

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  • Cunning as a fox?

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017

    New Zealand successfully dodged the introduction of the red fox after a pair were brought onto our shores in 1864 though we are still feeling the impact of several ill conceived introductions, writes Land Vertebrates Curator Matt Rayner.

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  • Scientific success in the Southwest Pacific

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    The Southwest Pacific marine expedition has come to an end but the different teams who took part have all returned with valuable scientific insights and vital additions for their marine reference collections.

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  • Expedition ending on a high in the Kermadecs

    BY TOM TRNSKI
    Friday, 15 September 2017

    The team has just finished the final leg of the Southwest Pacific Expedition around the Kermadec islands which has offered up one more new find.

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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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  • Good things come in small packages in the Southwest Pacific

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017

    Some of the team's most mesmerising finds are much, much smaller and harder to spot - such as the Christmas tree worm.

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  • We’ve completed part one of our Southwest Pacific Expedition!

    By Tom Trnski
    Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    The marine expedition team has crossed off leg one of the Southwest Pacific expedition and already they've uncovered a wealth of fish and invertebrate life.

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