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Chris Wootton interviews Auckland Museum’s Marianne Nyegaard about this ‘suitcase with fins’.

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It’s not often that we ever pray for bad weather, but recently in Kaikoura and the Wairarapa we did, and we were not disappointed. A couple of perfect storms blew through, just at the right time to test life-saving shelters on seal pups.

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New Zealand is a global hotspot for sea sponges, they are the most common marine invertebrates around New Zealand’s coastline. Some could be mistaken for colourful splashes of paint on rocks, while others look like lace, seaweed, or fungi.

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