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Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 21 November 2021

During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 21 November 2021

During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

Eyes Underwater: Livestream

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

What will we find off the Otago Peninsula coastline at the NZ Marine Studies Centre in this underwater explore with our Remote Operated Vehicle? Come join us for a dive off the coast from the comfort of your home!

Shark Spy Community Talk

Monday, 12 July 2021

Join shark expert Rob Lewis as he takes you into the amazing world of our local sharks!

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 20 June 2021

During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 20 June 2021

During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

Eyes Underwater - an online event

Monday, 8 March 2021

What will we find off the coastline at the NZ Marine Studies Centre in this underwater explore with our remote operated vehicle?

8 March 2020, It's a shore thing MM2 for Seaweek

Sunday, 8 March 2020

What better way to celebrate Seaweek 2020 by scrambling across the seashore!! Come along and find out more about what is on your coastlines by having a go at Marine Metre Squared.

Shark Spy Expert Talk

Thursday, 5 March 2020

At least ten different species of sharks are found in Otago coastal waters, but very little is known about their population sizes, or where they go, feed, mate, or have their young.

East Otago Bioblitz

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Join a day at the beach, connecting with scientists, rūnaka and the community to discover what makes Dunedin’s northern coastline special.

Ferry from Port Chalmers to Wild Food Webs and Fishy Feasts

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Cruise across the beautiful Otago harbour on the 'Sootychaser' from Back Beach departing 9:45am to arrive at the NZ Marine Studies Centre in time for a 'Wild Food Webs and Fishy Feasts' session starting at 10am.

Go beyond the seashore

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Find out about the plants and animals that live in the intertidal zone and the deep waters just off our coast.

Marine Mammal Identification Workshop

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Gain up-to-date information about marine mammal biology, identification techniques, current research and conservation issues.

Marine Photography Workshop

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Learn from an expert!  If you are interested in improving your techniques for photographing marine life, then come and learn some ‘tricks of the trade’ from well-known wildlife photographer, Rod Morris.

Sediment and seashores

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Join a marine scientist to discover the amazing marine animals and plants that live in the intertidal zone and discover how the biodiversity is affected by harbour changes.

Portobello Marine Encounters: Past and Present

Sunday, 15 October 2017

From a fish hatchery in 1904 to a state-of-the-art university teaching laboratory, come and see the new facilities at the Portobello Marine Laboratory and encounter the marine life studied here.