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Name/Title
Psilaster acuminatus. Geometric Star. A small starfish. It has five long narrow pointed arms. It is a light orange colour. Small squarish cells surround the edges.
Accession No
A101.055

Name/Title
Stichaster australis. Reef Starfish. It is a large starfish. It has 11 arms. The arms are different sizes. The upper surface is covered in small orange-brown bumps. The arms are distinct from the central round part of the main body.
Accession No
A101.054

Astrostole scabra. 7-armed starfish. It is a pale dried starfish. It has nine spiny arms. The spines are in rows all over the arms and even the round body has some spines.
Accession No
A101.053

Name/Title
Hippasteria trojana. Trojan Star. A fairly large specimen. It is a pinkish colour with large pale cells around the outer edges. The upper surface is covered in bristly spikes. It has five small pointed arms.
Accession No
A101.052

Name/Title
Pentagonaster pulchellus. Biscuit Star. A chunky starfish. It has five short arms. The end of each arm is thickened. The main body of the sea star is bumpy. It is a light brown, yellowish colour.
Accession No
A101.051

Name/Title
Fellaster zelandiae. Sand dollar. It is a flat round specimen. It has a slight dome to it. On the upper surface is a five star impression.
Accession No
A101.050

Patiriella regularis. Cushion star. A small sized starfish. It is orange in colour. The has five small arms that come off from a large central body. The upper surface has some darkening. It is arched up possibly as a result of drying out.
Accession No
A101.049

Ophiopteris antipodum. Oar Brittle star. A small delicate looking starfish. It is black in colour. It has a small central disc with five long thin stars. The legs are covered in spikes. The spikes lay out flat with the very top of the arm without any spikes.
Accession No
A101.048

Ophionereis fasciata. Mottled Sand star. A small thin starfish. It has a small round central disc with five long thin arms. The arms are covered in small spines. It is a dark grey/black colour with thin white bands on the arms.
Accession No
A101.047

Allostichaster polyplax. Four and four sea star. It is a small orange starfish. There are six arms. Small pale bumps covering the surface.
Accession No
A101.046

Name/Title
Evechinus chloroticus. Kina. A large dried sea urchin. It is almost sphere with a flat base. Small pale bumps are covering the surface. There is a hole in the top and bottom of the urchin. It has a light brown cream colour to it.
Accession No
A101.045

Name/Title
Astropecten polyacanthus. Comb star. A dried starfish. It has five pointed arms. The sides of the arms are covered in spikes. It is a light cream colour, possibly faded in the light and as part of the drying process. The upper surface has no spikes.
Accession No
A101.044

Name/Title
Arctocephalus forsteri. New Zealand fur seal.
It is a medium sized seal. Dark brown fur. The limbs are black and leathery. The head is lighter brown fur likely from some damage. The eyes are plastic and red.
It has stitching separating on the underside.
Accession No
A101.042

Name/Title
A is a small fossil shell with a slightly shiny black concretion. Some of the shell has broken away leaving the shape of the shell behind. The
Accession No
A100.791

Name/Title
A fragment of a larger coral bed. It has a matrix of small tube like structures. There are lots of cavities.
Accession No
A100.730

Name/Title
A cast of a fossil shell. It is a greyish to brownish colour. The striation pattern of the original shell is visible in the rock.
Accession No
A100.729

Name/Title
A fossil shell. It is both halves of the shell filled with sediment. The shell is a white colour and the textured layers of the shell is still visible.
Accession No
A100.692

Name/Title
Petrified wood. It is a piece of a tree trunk that has been fossilised. it is brown and greyish. The pattern of the structure of the trunk can still be seen.
Accession No
A100.686

Name/Title
Two fragments of rib bones from a Hector's Dolphin found in a large white envelope. The envelope only has 'Bits from Hector's Dolphin (Articulated skeleton)" on it.
Accession No
A100.650

Name/Title
A Fossilised piece of wood. It is grey in colour. You can see the striations of the wood.
Accession No
A100.637

Name/Title
A irregular shaped grey rock with the remnants of a oyster shell.
Accession No
A100.636

Name/Title
A seal skeleton. It is incomplete.
Accession No
A100.628

Name/Title
A partial skeleton of a seal.
Accession No
A100.621

Name/Title
A large squarish block of grey stone with a fossil fin. It comes from a ray-finned species.
Accession No
A100.620

Name/Title
A large stuffed fish. It has an usual shaped nose. The skin is a greenish grey colour with black spots. There are a few holes developing alone the joints of the fins with the body.
Accession No
A100.618
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