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Scientists examine colossal squid at Te Papa

Laura Goodall posted in on September 16th, 2014.

Scientists from Te Papa and AUT University have dissected a colossal squid, streamed live online earlier today, to find out more about this rare creature.  This colossal squid and the specimen already on display at Te Papa are the only two of their kind ever caught intact. Scientists have hardly ever come across large colossal squid specimens […]

Te Papa’s restructuring- Campbell Live

John Kerr posted in on May 14th, 2013.

Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand, is undergoing restructuring both in terms of staff and the housing of its collections. However, as current affairs program Campbell Live discovers, many scientists — both here and overseas — are far from happy about the changes. You can watch the segment online here.

Possum teeth may pinpoint origins of preserved Maori heads – study

Peter Griffin posted in on January 19th, 2012.

Waikato University researcher Nicky Cameron has proven that new technology could be used to help pin down the origins of many preserved Maori heads.  She has tested  the enamel on the teeth of a model species, brushtail possums, to show that the technology could be used to compile a database for identifying the geographical origins […]

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