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Temperature records broken around the country

This month’s cold snap has broken a swathe of temperature records around the country.

Devilrays – divers of the deep

A successful electronic tagging project means scientists have made some important discoveries about spinetail devilrays.

NIWA’s Rob Murdoch wins Marine Sciences Award

Dr Rob Murdoch, General Manager of Research at NIWA has won the prestigious New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award.

Scientists probe complex causes of New Zealand sea lion decline

A tiny community of New Zealand sea lions on the Otago Peninsula is helping scientists solve the mystery of why some populations are doing better than others.

Tiny find fascinates squid scientists

Another colossal squid is under examination in Wellington, but this one could fit in the palm of your hand.