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One of our very beautiful female Carpet Sharks has laid a truly unusual number of eggs.   Over the last month she has produced 8 new...

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25 Aug 2014

Starting this week Jules, our Discovery Programme and Volunteer Manager, will be reporting on what’s new at the Bait House Aquarium...

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30 Jul 2014

Come down to the Bait House Aquarium soon to see our special, once a year guests! 

Every year, between March and the end of...

Victor
22 Jun 2014

Stigmatophora longi-rostris
Jules found lots of these guys and gals in the Harbour yesterday.  He ...

Victor
8 Jun 2014

Today, our friends Chris and Lance brought us a beautiful hagfish!  It's a very strange fish that lives just offshore in deeper...

Victor
12 Apr 2014

Zoos and aquariums do teach the public about the delicate balance between animal species and their habitats, a new international study shows....

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22 Mar 2014

Seaweek, 1-9 March this year,  has been a pretty full on time for us at the Island Bay Marine Education Centre.  The week...

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13 Mar 2014

Two weeks ago, we collected a cluster of recently laid squid eggs from Worser Bay.  After just over a week, we were surprised to see...

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7 Mar 2014

Last week, our friend Chris brought us a new female Carpet Shark that was caught in his lobster pots.  The day after the new resident...

Victor
20 Feb 2014

Last Friday our volunteer Andy brought a young Conger Eel (Conger verreauxi), or ngoio in te reo Maori, to the Bait House Aquarium for our...

Victor
28 Jan 2014