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Department of Marine Science

Department of Marine Science

The Department of Marine Science is a multidisciplinary department with research strengths in both biological and physical marine sciences. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees focusing on pure and applied research in marine science, oceanography and aquaculture.


We have dedicated research facilities around the South Island of New Zealand (Otago Harbour, Stewart Island and Fiordland), but our staff and students conduct their research everywhere from Fiji to Antarctica.

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Marine Science Research Vessel Polaris II
— this video advert appeared during the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

Inspiring words from our awarding winning paleo-oceanographer
Christina Riesselman

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Auckland Islands Southern Right Whales 2017 Giving it Back: A Master of water and fire
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Seashore guide makes Notable Book list

Professor Daniel Pauly: Oceans and Fisheries, 23 May 2019

Professor Daniel Pauly, University of British Columbia, will discuss the growth, expansion and decline of fisheries, and the local and global impact of humans.

Public lecture, all welcome.

Date: 5:30pm, Thursday 23 May 2019
Venue: Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Albany Street (opposite Grange Street)
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