Life in the Sea - Exploring New Zealand’s marine environments - NZ scientists use a range of methods to learn about life in the sea around us. How do our marine organisms interact, and how do we affect them?
Where Land Meets Sea - NZ is surrounded by sea. Our coastlines and marine resources need care and protection. The Coastal Marine Group focuses on the Bay of Plenty – with a particular emphasis on the Rena shipwreck disaster.
Counting down to our Southwest Pacific Expedition - AUCKLAND MUSEUM BLOG
Tsunamis and Surf - Tsunamis are unique in their destructive power, but they share many features with other ocean waves. Learn how the two wave types differ, and how ocean waves of all kinds affect New Zealand’s coast.
CONTEXT - The Noisy Reef - Learning how underwater animals use sound in their world - Travel under the waves to the reefs of New Zealand to explore sound and noise – what sound is, how it travels, what changes under water and how animals use it.
Fast facts about whales - AUCKLAND MUSEUM ANIMATION.
The Ocean in Action - Diving into its chemical and physical processes Meet New Zealand scientists studying the physical and chemical properties of the ocean, and explore the ocean’s role in transporting heat, water, salt and carbon around the Earth.
Dr Miles Lamare, from the University of Otago, has always been fascinated by biology. In this video, he talks about becoming a marine scientist and some of his experiences working in amazing places around the world, including Antarctica.
Associate Professor Rod Dunbar (University of Auckland) talks about working across traditional research disciplines (such as biology, chemistry and computer science) to create research that is adventurous, innovative and new.
Nigel Latta is on a mission to discover how a real explosion differs from a movie explosion. He asks the question: “If it were a real explosion, could I still walk away in slow motion like an action movie hero?
PERSON PROFILE. Nigel Latta loves adventure. He says it’s what first drew him to science. Nigel says, "“Science and scientists have the biggest adventures there are,” says Nigel. “There are pretend adventures – like in the movies – but there are people who have real adventures, and the real adventurers are the scientists.”