Posts tagged with spwrc

Rawiri Paratene – advocate for whales

Rawiri Paratene is well known to New Zealand audiences – as an actor, student activist, and more recently as one of the stars of the movie Whale Rider. You can see Rawiri playing Koro in the film Whale Rider in this video clip on Te Ara: http://www.teara.govt.nz/EarthSeaAndSky/SeaLife/TeWhanauPuhaWhales/3/ENZ-Resources/Standard/4/en Following the success of Whale Rider, Rawiri has… Read more »

What’s new in whale research

There’s always something new happening in the world of whale research. Anton van Helden, Te Papa’s marine mammal specialist, will be fronting Science Express @ Te Papa on Thursday 3 April, at 6.30pm in Espresso on Level 4. He’s going to talk about some of the recent findings from the annual meeting of South Pacific… Read more »

Whale research in Tuvalu

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Viliamo Iese lives on Tuvalu, and recently attended the South Pacific Whales Research Group Consortium meeting at Auckland University in February 2008. Where exactly is Tuvalu? It’s a 2 hour flight north of Fiji. Tuvalu is made up of 6 atolls and 3 islands – and some are only 5 metres above sea level –… Read more »