Tagged: marine science

Life’s a beach: NZ scientists on their favourite beaches - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 16, 2017

Many Kiwis have a favourite seaside spot they escape to in the summer and scientists are no exception. In this NIWA Summer Series article, six scientists reveal their summer getaway beaches and reflect on how these holiday hotspots are changing. Dr Ken Grange, Regional Manager, Nelson. Dr Ken Grange. Credit: NIWA. Beach: Rarawa Beach, east coast Far North How long have you been … Read More

Cyclostomes: marine survivors from the Jurassic - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 15, 2016

by Professor Abby Smith, Department of Marine Science, University of Otago Imagine if you found a creature that dropped a couple of fertilised eggs into a pouch and a week or two later gave birth to hundreds of babies.  Only a very few insects (and, oddly, armadillos) do this on land.  In the sea, only one kind of creature can … Read More

When aliens attack - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 21, 2014

The fourth part in a summer science series by NIWA Your favourite lake may look picturesque, calm and inviting but beware what lurks beneath – aliens are on the attack. Aquatic plants in lakes are a natural and important part of lake communities and provide many benefits to fish, wildlife, water quality and people. Alien submerged weeds, however, are plant … Read More

TOSP Episode 23: March 5th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 06, 2012

Episode 23 of TOSP is _out_, yo! This week, aimee and Elf talk Mars, twisted radiowaves, a new livestock virus, the new number of neurons in a human brain (clue: it’s less than you might think), oxygen-generating biomaterial, SpeechJamming, meetings and IQ, using cellphone data following disasters, and the survival of the brightest. Read More

Deep-sea critter madness: new species, new photos - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jul 07, 2010

I love Wired.* Sea cucumber. And nope, it's not CG... I also love strange deep-sea critters, and brilliant photos of them.  So this recent article in Wired is a quite a treat. Captured between 700 and 3,660 (or so) metres** deep along the mid-Atlantic ridge***, it showcases 10 new deepwater species which … Read More

You might fall in love this summer – with a sea-monster - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 04, 2010

An article from a summer series outlining the work of marine scientists published by NIWA. This summer, watch out when snorkelling around the New Zealand coastline, for our very own sea monster: Hippocampus abdominalis, the pot-bellied sea horse. ’Fully grown sea horses can be found at a depth of 5—10 metres, often amongst seaweeds, and are most active at … Read More