Tagged: New Zealand Sea Lion

How endangered are New Zealand dolphins and sea lions? - Making Waves

Otago Marine Science Jun 05, 2019

Professor Steve Dawson, Professor Liz Slooten, Associate Professor Bruce Robertson The Department of Conservation (DOC) has downgraded the threat status of the New Zealand sea lion and New Zealand (Hector’s) dolphin. NZ sea lion has changed from “Nationally Critical” (the same category as the kākāpō) to “Nationally Vulnerable” based on “actual improvement”. The problem is, the available data do … Read More

What’s in a name: the importance of naming biodiversity - Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Nic Rawlence Sep 26, 2017

‘What’s in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other word would smell as sweet’ wrote the bard when he penned Romeo and Juliet. Names are important. They evoke emotions, power, a sense of pride and ownership. Names can transcend language barriers and allow global communication of science. Naming biodiversity is no different. Recently I gave a … Read More

The Galápagos of the Southern Ocean – Part II: Enderby Island - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Apr 06, 2014

Greetings, Scibloggers! Before I begin I should explain my very long hiatus in posting to Sciblogs. In early 2010 I started Journeys to the Ice, an audio podcast and blog on Antarctic science usually featuring recent research from the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington. Late that year I travelled to the sub-Antarctic islands … Read More