Science Live: Coastal creatures

Some king crabs can grow up to 1.2 metres across! Will we see one of them in Science Live: Coastal creatures? Large king crab, Lithodes aotearoa Ahyong, 2010 © Te Papa

Some king crabs can grow up to 1.2 metres across! Will we see one of them in Science Live: Coastal creatures? Large king crab, Lithodes aotearoa Ahyong, 2010 © Te Papa

Jandals, surfboard, a good book…whatever you’re taking on holiday with you, don’t miss the third in our Science Live @ Te Papa series!

Science Live: Coastal creatures will take you on a journey across the coasts of New Zealand. Our scientists will be showing you some of the amazing animals and plants you can find on your beach holidays, and how to look after the species you find.

What would you like to see?

This is a deep sea rock lobster - so you might not see one of these at the coast! Stebbing, 1902, collected New Zealand © Te Papa

This is a deep sea rock lobster – so you might not see one of these at the coast! Stebbing, 1902, collected New Zealand © Te Papa

Is there a coastal creature you’d like our scientists to talk about? Do you have a crazy crustacean question? Or a love for the littoral?

Tell our scientists which coastal creatures you’d like to know more about, and ask your questions:

Get your questions in quick to make sure yours get answered during the show!

Watch Science Live: Coastal Creatures on YouTube

We’ll be blogging in the run up to the live stream, so stay tuned for more Science Live blogs. You can also follow the action on Facebook and Twitter.

Science Live: Coastal creatures takes place on 11 Dec, 1.30pm. Buckets and spades at the ready!

2 Responses

  1. Ligs

    Blue bottles on the beach – can you still get stung? They look dead but could be fresh… Can they still hurt you if you stand on them?

    Reply
    • Ruth Hendry

      Great question! I’ll pass it onto our scientists – hopefully they can answer it in the live stream for you. Stay posted!

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