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Summer Series 2015
This is a special series of stories put out to the media in the 2015/2016 summer.
Summer Series Week 1: A year of weather
15 December 2015
There were floods, tornados, fires and big waves in another year of big weather for New Zealand. NIWA climate scientists review the inclement highlights month by month.
Summer Series Week 2: Sharks of summer
21 December 2015
Everyone knows they’re out there, but how well do you know your sharks? NIWA looks at four of the most common sharks you’re likely to spot this summer.
Summer Series Week 3: Sea creatures
28 December 2015
Looking for something tasty on your beach for holiday dinner this summer? NIWA scientists have the lowdown on some of the most mouth-watering fish and seafood that are yours for the taking.
Summer Series Week 4: Know your shells
12 January 2016
If you're collecting sea shells at the beach this summer and wondering what they are, NIWA is here to help.
Summer Series Week 5: The library with no books – inside NIWA’s Invertebrate Collection
20 January 2016
The Invertebrate Collection, housed at Greta Point in Wellington, comprises about 300,000 jars or specimens but only about 100,000 are officially registered. With new specimens being discovered all the time, there is a lot of work to do.
Summer Series Week 6 - Scientific illustration - It’s all in the detail
Drawing fish is a lot harder than you might think, explains NIWA’s scientific illustrator.