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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 […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Scientist aims to break squid record

Peter Griffin posted in on February 4th, 2010.

Auckland scientist Steve O’Shea is attempting to break his own record of keeping a giant squid from 300m below sea level alive for 150 days – the experiment could teach scientists more about squid life, about which little is known. He is raising broad squid, which he raised before for up to 180 days, and […]

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