Bizarre blobfish, toothy sharks and curious coral can all be found at Te Papa this summer!
Our host team got a sneak peek behind the scenes at the new Deep NZ exhibition before it opened to the public, with a fantastic talk given by Rick Webber, the curator of the exhibition. Full of weird and wonderful deep sea species, Deep NZ takes you on a journey under the deep ocean surrounding New Zealand.
Despite what you might think, this deep, dark world teems with life. You can see hagfish escaping sharks using a snotty defence, a scary-looking sea spider and an unusual anglerfish – trust me, you don’t want to come face-to-face with one of those.
Check out this video for a glimpse into the underwater world:
You can see more videos like this – with added narration – at the exhibition.
As hosts, we got the full rundown on the exhibition, so if you have any questions about it, please talk to one of us. If we don’t know the answer, or can’t find it out straight away, we can ask one of our experts who will get back to you.
The best thing to do is investigate the exhibition for yourself. Some of these strange sea creatures have to be seen to be believed.