Category: wildlife

Thoughts of the week

It’s amazing to me that so much time and energy is spent focusing on identifying causes for biodversity and environmental change that, in reality, are only a fraction of the problem. They are also...

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Owha

Owha is the name of a resident leopard seal here in New Zealand. This is a relatively new event and as a biologist I thought I would share information with you about these seals and Owha in particular. Background...

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Otapahi

Also known as Alfred and Cicily Beach, Otapahi is a Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust Reserve. It is a private reserve near Allan’s Beach that is surrounded by towering hills of grazing sheep and cattle. Dirt...

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Busy weekend

5:45 am Saturday July 7- my alarm goes off and I snooze… twice 6:10 am- finally get up and wander to the “living room” of Abbey in my slippers and sweat pants 6:11 am-...

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Ducks on the Leith

This is the River Leith. It runs through campus. That’s the Clocktower building in the back. See those ducks? I really like them. They are not around during the day, just after the sun...

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Surprised I am alive

Thursday was a big day. I had two meetings with other penguin people to discuss a range of topics, including my proposed PhD research. Then it gets good. Another PhD student Mel asked me...

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