Tag: New Zealand

Iconic New Zealand reptile shows chewing is not just for mammals

Iconic New Zealand reptile shows chewing is not just for mammals

The tuatara, an iconic New Zealand reptile, chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet — challenging the widespread perception that complex chewing ability is closely linked to high metabolism.

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Rare Dolphin Makes a Splash in Kiwi Park

Rare Dolphin Makes a Splash in Kiwi Park

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The endangered Hector’s dolphins be able to stretch their fins in a navy protected area off New Zealand’s South Island since they have plenty of blowhole-live room. In the marine protected district the dolphins are safe from each ignominious death in a fisherman’s clear. Marine protected areas limit human exercise in the ocean and allow [...]

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Tallest, Fattest Penguin Found

Tallest, Fattest Penguin Found

| March 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The tallest and heaviest for aye known penguin stood nearly 5 feet towering and tipped the scales at in a circle 130 pounds, according to a 27-a thousand thousand-year-old fossil found in New Zealand. The penguin, Kairuku grebneffi lived in the kind of is now New Zealand and to be expected speared fish and squid [...]

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Giant Oligocene Kairuku Penguins Stood Nearly Five Feet Tall

Giant Oligocene Kairuku Penguins Stood Nearly Five Feet Tall

| March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Paleontologists be delivered of reconstructed a model of the Kairuku penguin that stood not quite 4 feet 6 inches in altitude. in what’s now New Zealand. The Kairuku penguin lived not fa from 25 million years ago, in the Oligocene period, in the Chattian age. The Oligocene is many times viewed by paleontologists as a [...]

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Ancient Penguin Weighed 130 Pounds

Ancient Penguin Weighed 130 Pounds

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The tallest and heaviest at all times known penguin stood nearly 5 feet lofty and tipped the scales at encircling 130 pounds, according to a 27-the public-year-old fossil found in New Zealand. The penguin, Kairuku grebneffi lived in the sort of is now New Zealand and pleasing speared fish and squid with its curved bow. [...]

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U.S. to New Zealand: Hand Over Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom

U.S. to New Zealand: Hand Over Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom, the German-born enigmatic founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, is wanted by the U.S. for extradition from New Zealand.

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Megaupload’s Dotcom released on bail by New Zealand court

Megaupload’s Dotcom released on bail by New Zealand court

| February 22, 2012

After a month in a New Zealand jail, the man behind the now defunct Megaupload file-sharing site, Kim Dotcom, has been released on bail.

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Researchers Discover ‘Supergiant’ Amphipods in the Kermadec Trench

Researchers Discover ‘Supergiant’ Amphipods in the Kermadec Trench

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Researchers from University of Aberdeen and National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) discovered ‘supergiant’ amphipods at the same time that exploring the Kermadec Trench, north of New Zealand. These explorers were probing for deep sea snailfish , but at depths of near 7000 meters, they discovered these amphipods that are not remotely ten [...]

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Video: U.S. online piracy crackdown hits New Zealand

Video: U.S. online piracy crackdown hits New Zealand

Police in New Zealand raid a luxury mansion and arrest Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom as the U.S. pushes ahead with its war on copyright piracy. Lily Grimes reports.

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