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Marine heatwave theory supported by historical temperature records

Friday, 4 November 2022 12:38pm

An Australasian research collaboration has shed new light on marine heatwaves in New Zealand’s coastal waters.

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Online voting for Otago’s Three Minute Thesis competitors

Monday, 29 August 2022 11:41am

Online voting is now open for one of Otago's three Three Minute Thesis competitors – master's candidate Katie Fenton is up against universities from around Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Marine Science graduate on a journey to protect our underwater world

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 4:16pm

Having just completed her master’s, Millie Mannering has also accumulated an impressive list of awards and experiences for her CV.

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Diving into a rewarding career

Monday, 23 May 2022 2:32pm

Learning about study options in the mid-nineties after a chat at Dunedin’s Captain Cook Tavern helped kickstart the future career of Otago alumnus – marine biologist Dr Richard (Rick) Hamilton.

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Adventure race tests limits of marine science major

Thursday, 31 March 2022 2:04pm

One marine science student was put to the test competing in the 710-kilometre-long GODZone adventure race from the West Coast to Dunedin.

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Graduate returning to Tonga as Otago ambassador for marine environment

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 9:52am

The Pacific Ocean was part Willie Naitoko’s daily life as he grew up within a stone’s throw of the sea in Tonga’s capital city Nuku’alofa. 

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Research grant engages Pasifika in climate change storytelling

Thursday, 20 May 2021 10:24am

Engaging Pasifika school students in conversations about climate change and supporting them to tell their own stories is the kaupapa of an Otago research grant pilot-project led by Dr Gianna Savoie.

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New CoRE connects coastal communities of the Pacific

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 9:39am

New Otago-led Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Coastal People: Southern Skies (CPSS) recently received $32 million in funding.

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A small fish helping to solve a big problem

Thursday, 12 November 2020 9:29am

An inter-disciplinary group of Otago researchers is embarking on a collaborative study into the use of biodegradable, edible food coatings to combat plastic pollution.

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Otago successful in $69 million of CoRE funding

Friday, 9 October 2020 3:07pm

The University of Otago is proud to announce success in two applications for Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding in the latest Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round.

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Scholarship for Marine Science postgraduate

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 4:37pm

Otago Marine Science Master’s student Millie Mannering has been selected as the 2020 Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Australasian Rolex Scholar.

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Otago’s Marine Science growing Antarctic research links

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 3:14pm

Department of Marine Science’s Associate Professor Ceridwen Fraser has been invited to represent New Zealand in a new and significant Australian Antarctic programme, adding to the Department’s growing recognition for contribution to Antarctic research.

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Marine Studies Centre Activities go online 

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 9:48pm

For more than 20 years, Otago's New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) has played a key role connecting communities with their local marine environment through a wide range of outreach and education programmes and resources. Now it is doing the same thing - online.

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Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales’ ability to find food

Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:10am

Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year.

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Coastal People: Southern Skies researchers feature in He Kitenga

Monday, 17 February 2020 9:35am

Researchers in the collaboration Coastal People: Southern Skies feature prominently in the latest edition of He Kitenga, a prestigious University of Otago research publication.

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Testing seawater of the future? A study at Whakaari/White Island

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 1:30pm

University of Otago scientists are leading research into the possibility that the shallow submarine vents off New Zealand’s volcanic Whakaari/White Island could provide a natural laboratory to study the impacts of future climate change on our oceans.

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‘Shark Spy’ needs your help this summer

Thursday, 19 December 2019 3:24pm

The old catchphrase “the only good shark, is a dead shark” is something that Rob Lewis and the University’s NZ Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) are aiming to squash this summer.

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Penguin study reveals Southern Ocean’s Ice Age history

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 11:14am

A new scientific study headed by the University of Otago has revealed important clues as to how Southern Ocean ecosystems responded to past global climate change events.

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Otago research reveals past rapid Antarctic ice loss due to ocean warming

Friday, 6 December 2019 10:00am

New research from the University of Otago has found the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were lower than today.

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Otago researchers lead multi-million dollar Antarctic research projects

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 9:30am

A world-leading Antarctic project investigating how ecosystems in the Ross Sea region might respond to climate change is to be led by Otago’s Associate Professor Miles Lamare.