Tagged: squid

Squid team finds high species diversity off Kermadec Islands, part of stalled marine reserve proposal - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 10, 2019

Kat Bolstad, Auckland University of Technology and Heather Braid, Auckland University of Technology Squids and octopuses could be considered the “parrots of the ocean”. Some are smart, and many have complex behaviours. And, of course, they have strange, bird-like beaks. They are the subject of ancient myths and legends about sea monsters, but they do not … Read More

Octopus and squid populations are booming – here’s why - Guest Work

Guest Author May 25, 2016

By Alexander Arkhipkin, University of Aberdeen Squid, octopus and cuttlefish populations are booming across the world. These fast-growing, adaptable creatures are perfectly equipped to exploit the gaps left by extreme climate changes and overfishing, according to a study colleagues and I published in the journal Current Biology. Humans have reached and in many cases surpassed sustainable fishing … Read More

Science Street Fair - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 02, 2014

Want your picture taken by the glow of bioluminescent bacteria? Then come along to Auckland’s inaugural Science Street Fair this weekend! Those in Auckland this weekend should come along to MOTAT on Sunday for the inaugural Science Street Fair. They’ll be a whole heap of science on display, including a hovercraft, 3D printing, DNA extractions and … Read More

Art (& Science!) in the Dark - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 10, 2013

This weekend, Western Park in Auckland was transformed with the installation of 40 works of art. And a little bit of science…. Craig Neilson and Reza Fuard’s piece, Penduluminosity, takes the form of a series of giant glowing swinging pendulums, which trace a series of wave-forms when set in motion. Glimpsing the double helix of a … Read More

Astrosquid! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 27, 2013

What is the value of blue-skies research? This is a question often asked by politicians and the public. Why should public money be spent funding science that seems to have no obvious benefit beyond generating scientific knowledge? The simple answer is that it can be almost impossible to predict what new avenues that scientific knowledge will open up. Take … Read More

Giant squids and a bit of a giggle - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 12, 2011

In New Zealand, most of the news today centres around the Rena environmental disaster currently unfolding off our coastline. Fossil ichthyosaur vertebrae. Credit: The Geological Society of America So I thought I’d bring in something else nautically-related, but this more on the subject of beasties historically thought to put holes in ships, than ships with … Read More