19 April 2013
International researchers from Argentina and Chile are set to conduct research on the Shag Point plesiosaur, on long-term loan to the Otago Museum from the University of Otago’s Geology Department. An iconic specimen that has captured the imaginations of visitors, Otago’s Shag Point plesiosaur will play an important role in furthering research into plesiosaur diversity, evolution and distribution during the late Cretaceous period, around 70 million years ago.
18 April 2013
After a hotly contested photographic battle, Elanor Gale has been named the 2013 Otago Wildlife Photographer of the Year! All of the winners in this year’s competition were announced last night in a prize giving ceremony held at the Otago Museum which celebrated 14 years of the competition.
12 April 2013
Meet real angry birds in the Animal Attic at the Otago Museum! A variety of majestic birds of prey have now landed in a striking case on the central mezzanine. From New Zealand’s own morepork to the imposing Golden eagle, 24 remarkable birds of prey are showcased in the new display.
9 April 2013
Prepare for the peculiar as things get pretty weird at the Otago Museum! Explore the kaleidoscope world of colourful chameleons, search for a strange kind of snowman, and uncover the unexpected in the heart of the tropics.
8 April 2013
The 2013 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition has officially closed with judging due to take place tomorrow. Over the past fourteen years, the competition has become a popular favourite on the local photography calendar. With 1,102 photographs entered by all Otago’s amateur photographers, it’s set to be a tough task for the judges to pick a winner!