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Geology news archive 2012

30 December 2012: Shedding new light on whale (ODT article)

30 November 2012: The Geosciences 2012 conference at Hamilton

22 November 2012: Excellence awards for Otago pair
The Hutton Medal for earth sciences was awarded to Prof Fordyce for "his seminal contributions in New Zealand vertebrate palaeontology, particularly for whales, dolphins and penguins". (ODT article)

19 November 2012: Ice Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) in Otago is operational

15 November 2012: University of Otago palaeontologists Ewan Fordyce and Felix Marx explain how whales evolved into the largest animals on earth (Radio New Zealand: Our Changing World)

8 November 2012: Hopi Buttes workshop (21-27 October 2012)

12 October 2012: New Zealand team wins mixed division at the Australian Intercollegiate Mining Games

21 August 2012: Otago researcher heads new Antarctic science foundation [Gary Wilson] (University of Otago Media release)

25 July 2012: Geologist investigating tsunami [Virginia Toy](ODT article)

6 July 2012: Student to study pygmy whale [Felix Marx](ODT article)

22 Jun: Alan Cooper's Retirement: June 2012

30 May: Lessons from Japan will aid NZ research (ODT article)


Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project (JFAST) (updated 2 May 2012)


1 Mar: Kairuku - a new "giant" Late Oligocene Penguin from New Zealand

22 Feb: Lessons learned from the Christchurch Earthquakes (a vodcast from Channel 9 News Dunedin, featuring Dr Virginia Toy)

1 Feb: 'Trip of a lifetime' to the Antarctic (ODT article)

17 Jan: City urged against complacency over quakes (ODT article)

17 Jan: Quake talk at 'Hands-on-Science' (ODT article)

17 Jan: Field trip students get down and dirty in St Kilda (ODT article)