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Rehab worked for Rena penguins – In the News

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

When the Rena grounded off the coast of Tauranga in October 2011, little blue penguins were the most seriously affected native species from the up to 2,500 barrels of spilt oil. In the aftermath of the grounding, 383 oiled little blue penguins were admitted to the oiled wildlife facility for care – of these, 365 […]

New Zealanders shed light on Madagascar’s genetic mystery

John Kerr posted in on March 22nd, 2012.

New research from a Massey University computational biologist has estimated that the island of Madagascar was settled by  just 30 Indonesian women only 1200 years ago. The finding sheds light on one of the strangest evolutionary events in human history. The people of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa, are descended from Indonesians, quarter […]

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