Tagged: endangered species

The science of counting whales - Science Life

Rebecca McLeod Sep 14, 2010

Yes, that is what you think it is... loving in the deep south. Photo: Lesley Douglas One of the tasks facing the research team was to count the whales in the bay. Sounds easy enough… that is until you start to consider the logistics. There are a LOT of whales to count (this year there were around 200 in a … Read More

Extinction Vortex of DOOM - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Feb 10, 2010

How is it that I’ve never heard this cool phrase before? Well not so cool for the species it applies to but still, someone was having a good brain day when that one was coined. The idea of an extinction vortex has been around for almost 25 years but I’m only just hearing about it [...] … Read More

Orokonui Ecosanctuary to open - Science Life

Rebecca McLeod Oct 29, 2009

After more than 20 years of dreaming, planning and pure hard work the Orokonui Ecosanctuary will be officially opened this Friday. The 307 hectare block of land is situated near Waitati in the Blueskin Bay catchment, just a short drive from Dunedin. The opening marks the completion of the Visitor and Education Centre – a fine demonstration of eco-building. Read More

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