Science Live: Coastal Creatures – today!

Science Live: Coastal Creatures – today!

What will you find at the beach this summer? Join Te Papa scientists online at 1.30pm today, as they show you some of the amazing animals and plants you can find on your beach holidays.

We’ll be talking about glow-in-the-dark invertebrates, how to tell the difference between coastal birds, and whether your chocolate milk has seaweed in it.

Get involved

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!

You can also follow the action on Facebook and Twitter.

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


  1. I found Science Live – Coastal Creatures very interesting but frustratingly quiet. My laptop volume was at maximum, my batteries charged, and my hearing aid turned on! 🙁 Was it just me? Keep up the good work 🙂

    1. Kia ora Stuart,

      Apologies for the quiet audio – we will work on this for the next one! We’ve just uploaded a high res version:

      The audio should be slightly louder on this one. We’re really glad you liked the content – we’ll work on the technical issues for the next time!

  2. What is the largest species of crustacea in NZ waters?

    1. Did you catch the answer on air? Largest in leg span is the New Zealand King Crab at 1.2m, while the heaviest is the Packhorse Rock Lobster weighing in between 7kg to 8kg.

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