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A dried inflated bilobed swim bladder from a porcupine fish species. It is a golden colour with darker markings. The bladder is hollow and light.
Accession No
A100.553

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A small fragment of andesite that is flat on the bottom and rounded on top. The rock is a pinkish colour with flecks of white and black rock. It has a glittery appearance.
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A100.661

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A half rounded rock broken in half. The internal cavity is lined with purple quartz crystals.
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A100.715

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A irregular shaped piece of Obsidian. It it black and some parts are shinny.
Accession No
A100.719

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A small fragment of pyrite with gold. It has a metallic lustre.
Accession No
A100.788

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A fragment of amethyst (purple quartz). The larger rocks on the top have a purple colouration.
Accession No
A100.811

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A small cluster of white quartz crystals.
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A100.827

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A small irregular shaped mineral. It is a cobalt blue colour and is likely to be copper ore.
Accession No
A100.834

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A small irregular shaped volcanic rock. It has a porous texture suggesting gas bubbles from when it was lava.
Accession No
A100.854

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A collection of 24 bones from the flipper of a blue whale ( Balaenoptera musculus ).Some of these bones have been partly reconstructed with plaster and painted.
Accession No
A70.606

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A water eroded scapula from an unidentified species of dolphin.
Accession No
A78.573

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A skeleton of a juvenile New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri).
Accession No
A78.577

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A skull and mandible of a Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx). The skull has been broken into several pieces before being glued back together and the mandible appears to have been broken in half. Three top teeth are missing and some small chips of bone are also missing from various places. There are a number of pencil marks on the bone which it appears were used to help glue the skull together.
Accession No
A78.578

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Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

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A Mineral Specimens of New Zealand box set which contains 96 small mounted samples of rocks and minerals, each which are named with a printed label. Many of these labels also include location information. The box is rectangular with a hinged lid and is covered with an embossed gold coloured paper. The hinged lid is lined and fitted with a label on the top and underside which features a hei tiki design. " MINERAL SPECIMENS / OF / NEW ZEALAND " is marked on the label along with fern and kowhaiwhai type patterns. " SET X1 / CARNEGIE " 96 PIECES " is marked on a paper label stuck to the underside of the lid.
Accession No
A92.964

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A fossilized iron concretion which resembles the shape of a human finger.
Accession No
A92.975

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Swordfish eye with a hole in the reverse. A paper label attached directly on the eye reads "Eye of swordfish caught at Russell, N.Z., 1936".
Accession No
A92.980

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Large disc of grey coloured whale vertebre. Unknown species. One one side is a hollow where the front bone structure has come away. It has a reddish colour to it and a slight accumulation of dirt. The other side is flat. There is cracking around the edges from age and it bone is porous.
Accession No
A94.045

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, amorphous, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A96.313

Salmon pink Stichaster australis starfish. The starfish has a tough leathery skin with numerous rounded granules embedded in it. The starfish has eleven arms and some of the arms are shorter than others. The shortest is only 5.5cm long and the longest is 9cm.
Accession No
A96.335

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A relatively small fossilised crab (tumidocarcinus giganteus) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The upperside of crab is visible - smooth, evenly rounded, but somewhat flattened back to its carapace - fine raised dots all over the surface. Parts of the legs have broken away - presumably with other half of concretion. Both chelae are hidden under concretion.
Accession No
A96.367

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A fossilised crab (Tumidocarcinus giganteus) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The underside of the crab is visible and the right chelae is larger than the left.
Accession No
A96.368

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A coconut fossil (Cocos zeylandica). It is a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, fossil coconut - basically tear-drop in shape. There is a larger hole near the top end with four tiny holes near the base and a large crack extending from the top down one side - almost to the base. Remnant matter at one end.
Accession No
A96.375

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A Cocos zeylandica fossil. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut. Three 'eyes' at one end - squashed and filled with sediment (quite pointed at this end).
Accession No
A96.378

Name/Title
A Cocos zeylandica fossil with a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut with three 'eyes' at one end - small point at this end.2.5cm crack extends from one of the eyes along the length of the body.
Accession No
A96.380
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