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Marine scientists swamp Stewart Island

John Kerr posted in on July 7th, 2011.

The New Zealand Marine Science Society’s annual conference is this year being held far south in Oban, Stewart Island, but hasn’t been missed by some reporters. The theme of this year’s conference is “Understanding, Managing, and Conserving our Marine Environment” and will see presentations from both local and international speakers. Several outlets have already covered […]

Stuff Science: New Zealand fish language recorded

Peter Griffin posted in on July 7th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes for the Dominion Post about the discovery by local scientists that New Zealand fish ‘talk’. Some species talk more than others, however – while goldfish are completely silent, gurnard and bigeyes make grunting and popping sounds. An excerpt: (read in full here) “His study began two years ago, when he started listening […]

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