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Events

21 April 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre April 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

22 April 2024

10:00am to 2:00pm

Coastal Wonders on VR Headsets


NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello, Dunedin

27 April 2024

10:00am to 4:30pm

Wild Food Webs and Fishy Feasts


NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello, Dunedin

19 May 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre May 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

16 June 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre June 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

14 July 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre July 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

18 August 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre August 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

29 September 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre September 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

13 October 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre October 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

17 November 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre November 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

08 December 2024

Various times

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre December 2024


New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello 9014, Dunedin

Archived stories

Colossal Squid dissection (2014)

Our student Tyler Northern helped to dissect a Colossal squid with NIWA at Te Papa (the second specimen ever found intact!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yz_57uadUQ

Te Papa also have a blog with more details on the dissection:
http://blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2014/09/05/colossal-squid-live/

Invasive Bryozoan and Ascidian Recruitment and Growth Experiment – iBARGE (2017)

Otago researchers join international study examining the fouling communities of ports and harbours.

Department of Marine Science researchers have joined iBARGE, the Invasive Bryozoan and Ascidian Recruitment and Growth Experiment.

iBARGE aims to examine the richness and growth rates of fouling communities, groups of marine organisms that grow on the undersides of boats, docks, and aquaculture equipment.  In many locations, fouling communities are dominated by invasive species which can overgrow native species including commercially important organisms like oysters and mussels.

The iBARGE program compares the growth rates of invasive species between locations on three different continents (the east and west coasts of North America, the UK, and NZ), using photographs taken on a weekly basis. Settlement panels – PVC squares – were deployed in the northern hemisphere's spring and summer and in Otago Harbour for the austral spring and summer.  Analysis of the data collected is allowing scientists to understand how growth rates vary with water temperature and location.

Visit the iBARGE website:
http://ibargeprogram.wordpress.com/

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