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Myths no help to struggling sea lions – Jim Roberts

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 12th, 2016.

Myths about sea lions, sparked by a consultation paper out for public comment, are counterproductive to the conservation of the species, writes Niwa fisheries scientist Dr Jim Roberts. An excerpt (read in full…) Myth – NZ sea lions mainly eat squid Southern arrow squid make up less than one-fifth of their diet. Furthermore, survival and […]

ODT: A raft of research into marine species’ travels

Peter Griffin posted in on September 17th, 2010.

John Gibb writes in the Otago Daily Times about New Zealand research showing the importance of floating kelp as ‘ocean rafts’ on which animals can travel across the ocean. Research from the University of Otago examined bull-kelp which had washed up a Dunedin beach, and found that they had travelled from the subantarctic islands, as […]

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