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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.

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Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions

Thursday, 21 November 2019 2:22pm

The resilience of Samoan communities in the face of climate change is providing a blueprint for other nations to follow, according to Samoa and Otago researchers.

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Rebuilding coastal ecosystems

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 8:49am

Newsroom reports on an MBIE-funded project restoring coastal environments by supporting kelp forests. University of Otago's Department of Marine Science leads the project.

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Otago scientists win national outstanding research awards

Friday, 18 October 2019 9:37am

Two University of Otago scientists have received prestigious awards at the New Zealand Research Honours gala this evening.

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Marine Scientist receives Association for Women in the Sciences award

Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:16am

Marine Science Professor Abby Smith has been named the 2019 recipient of the Miriam Dell Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring.

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Marine Science releases Life Between the Tides poster

Tuesday, 5 March 2019 4:51pm

A species-packed watercolour poster illustrating the strange and amazing marine animals and plants found on the rocky shore and hiding in rock pools at low tide has been released by the  University's New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC).

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Otago researcher to explore new Antarctic frontiers

Monday, 5 November 2018 3:41pm

Otago Geophysicist Professor Gary Wilson will join a team of New Zealand scientists in exploring new frontiers in Antarctica this season when they travel across the Ross Ice Shelf to collect information that helps identify the conditions that lead to the retreat of glaciers and sea level rise.

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Fishy role ends with retirement

Thursday, 11 October 2018 7:43pm

The Manager of the University of Otago’s New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) Tessa Mills will tomorrow hang up her “trusty blue polar fleece” for the last time when she retires after 13 years at the helm.

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Bottle caps turned into artwork

Thursday, 9 August 2018 2:27pm

One thousand plastic bottle caps donated by staff and students from across the University’s Dunedin campus have been turned into a beautiful piece of art aimed at educating people about the impact of plastics on the creatures that live in the ocean.

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International Antarctic role for Otago Professor

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:03am

University of Otago Marine scientist Professor Gary Wilson has been elected Vice-President of a major international group coordinating research in Antarctica. 

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Seashore guide makes Notable Book list

Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:58pm

A book written to encourage New Zealanders to explore tidepools and mudflats has been named a 2018 Storylines Notable Book.

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Opinion: New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 8:53pm

Otago researchers Liz Slooten, Bruce Robertson and Steve Dawson are among experts arguing in the influential web publication The Conversation that New Zealand’s fisheries management needs a comprehensive review. We reproduce their Opinion Piece here on the Otago Bulletin Board.

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New research vessel launched by Marine Science

Monday, 24 July 2017 1:48pm

The Department of Marine Science has launched its new research vessel, Tūhura. The name Tūhura means “to investigate or discover” – very appropriate for the 6.5 metre Osprey which will be used to support field collections, water sampling and diving.

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2017 General Staff Award winners named

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:33am

Two women who work tirelessly to enhance the University and its contributions to the wider community have won this year’s University of Otago Award for Exceptional Performance by General Staff.

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New harbourside teaching laboratory

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 2:32pm

Otago’s new $5 million teaching laboratory – with outstanding facilities – is expected to host its first lecture at Portobello next week.

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The University’s new Aquavan makes a splash

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 5:07pm

The University of Otago has just unveiled its new Aquavan – a purpose built vehicle for transporting marine animal and plant collections for teaching and research and out into the community.

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Marine Science unveil aquavan

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:42am

The Marine Science Aquavan was unveiled yesterday, aptly, on the first day of both ‘Seaweek’ and the Marine Science annual postgraduate orientation week.