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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 large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured with black speckles. There is a hole at one end of the egg.
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A102.233

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A large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured golden markings. There is a hole at one end of the egg.
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A102.234

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A large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured with black speckles. There is a hole at one end of the egg.
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A102.235

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A large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured golden markings. There is a hole at either end of the egg.
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A102.236

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A large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured. There is a hole at one end of the egg. A piece of string is tied to a bit of wood inside the egg.
Accession No
A102.237

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A Emu egg. It is large and oval shaped. It is a dark grey and brown colour. It has a small hole at one end of the egg.
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A102.238

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A Emu egg. It is large and oval shaped. It is a dark grey colour. It has a small hole at one end of the egg.
Accession No
A102.239

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A Emu egg. It is large and oval shaped. It is a dark grey colour. It has a small hole at either end of the egg.
Accession No
A102.240

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A Emu egg. It is large and oval shaped. It is a dark grey colour. It has a small hole at either end of the egg.
Accession No
A102.241

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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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A large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured. There is a hole at one end of the egg.
Accession No
A86.459

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Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

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A large ostrich egg. The egg has is hollow and it has a small hole at one end.
Accession No
A90.178

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A large ostrich egg. The egg has is hollow and it has a small hole at one end.
Accession No
A90.179

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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

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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 length of raw silk with a thin crimson ribbon attached at two ends. Also attached via threads of unspun silk is a piece of card and a small note on blue paper handwritten in black ink. " The first silk spun in / Taranaki Xmas day 1852 ".
Accession No
A96.469
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