New University of Otago research is providing the most
comprehensive picture of the nearly 40million year-long
evolutionary history of baleen whales, which are the largest
animals ever to live on Earth.
University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne has
warned there will be consequences if there is ''overt
promotion of illegal behaviour'' at the screening of a
Dunedin-inspired documentary about the war on drugs.
The next time you are returning to New Zealand and pass
through an airport biosecurity control, spare a thought for
some little-known but highly significant research findings by
a University of Otago botanist.
An international expedition, including University of Otago
researchers, is gaining striking new views of an underwater
volcano in the Kermadec Islands, which recently produced a
floating pumice island the size of Israel.
Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing
firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition
continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are
attracting international attention and some have been granted
millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they
up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his
own research on the researchers.