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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

Name/Title
A small fragment of dried Moa skin. It is irregular shaped and a light brown colour.
Accession No
A100.645

A wooden case with glass front containing two birds:
1. Little Black Shag (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) - Also known as a little black cormorant.
2. Black Shag - Kawau-tua-whenua - (Phalacrocorax carbo) - also known as a great cormorant and a black cormorant.
Accession No
A64.927

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata). Head sooty brown. White ring around eyes. Back and under surface brownish grey. Wings and tail dark sooty brown. Most of the tail feathers missing. Bill black, the groove in the lower mandible painted blue.
Accession No
A64.932

An Erect-crested penguin (Eduyptes sclateri) specimen mounted on a plain black wooden exhibition mount.
Accession No
A64.933

Name/Title
An immature black backed gull (Larus dominicanus) specimen mounted on a round wooden board in a standing position with wings closed.
Accession No
A64.961

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
Puffinus griseus. A sooty shearwater with a blackish brown upper surface . The tail wing primaries and secondaries are black. Under surface greyish brown. The bill is slate brown. It is mounted on a rectangular piece of rough timber - wings are closed and it is seated slightly with its webbed feet at the front.
Accession No
A70.651

Name/Title
A Hochstetter's frog ( Leiopelma hochstetteri ) specimen preserved in formalin and contained in a glass specimen jar. The specimen has a dark brown back and its ventral side is dark brown and speckled. The outer layer appears to be flaking off. Toes partially webbed.
Accession No
A70.685

Name/Title
Two eggs in formalin in a glass specimen jar. The eggs have been tentatively identified as Tuatara eggs.
Accession No
A70.691

Name/Title
A Striped skink specimen (Leidopisma striatum) preserved in formalin. It has a brown back with grey dorsolateral bands. Ventral side speckled. Tail is cream. Appears to have become discoloured - probably due to the lizard having shed its tail and regrown another.
Accession No
A70.736

Name/Title
Tui
A Tui (Prosthermadera novaeseelandiae) with spread wings mounted on a branch. The general colour is metallic green with blue/purple highlights on the shoulders, upper tail coverts and lower breast.
Accession No
A70.779

A skull and mandible of a Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora).
Accession No
A78.532

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

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

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
A Spotted Shag mounted on a 'rock' like surface, covered with shells. It has pale grey and brown colourings and the wing feathers have a black spot at the tip. It is mounted in a standing position with the wings closed and the bill slightly open.
Accession No
A83.596

Eudyptula Minor. A Northern Blue Penguin ( korara ) mounted on a piece of wood with the flippers mounted out from the body. The feet have been painted pink.
Accession No
A83.601

A wandering albatross (toroa) specimen mounted loosely on a plain piece of board.
Accession No
A83.660

Name/Title
Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

Name/Title
A female North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli )which is mounted on a piece of wood in a standing position with its head slightly turned. The kiwi is stored in a heavy duty grey travelling case, which is labelled with ' FRAGILE ' stickers.
Accession No
A92.969

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
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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