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Owha the Leopard seal seals the deal

Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:58pm

Leopard seals are generally associated with Antarctica and rank as one of the icy continents top predators. But they have one Otago postgraduate hooked.

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Spotting Otago skinks goes global

Monday, 17 June 2019 9:15am

A University of Otago student is taking science into people’s homes to help increase understanding of the endangered Otago skink.

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New insect species discovered on Dunedin’s doorstep

Friday, 7 June 2019 9:50am

A team of zoologists from the University Otago has discovered a new species of insect – the Maungatua stonefly – from the slopes of the Maungatua Range, on the doorstep of Dunedin.

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Kelp DNA records destructive power of ancient earthquake

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 2:14pm

One of the most memorable and astonishing aspects of the recent Kaikoura earthquake was the sudden uplift of the sea floor, which left populations of coastal species like kelp and shellfish literally high and dry.

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Series highlights internationalisation of University

Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:15pm

Otago’s International Office is highlighting the importance of internationalisation, through a series of monthly seminars kicking off today.