Deep Sea Wonder

NZ scientists catch the biggest octopus ever found, a four-meter 75 kg giant hauled from 3,000 feet deep waters near the Chatham Islands. “It’s extremely deep, it’s extremely large, it’s the first recorded in the South Pacific, it may not even be the species we’ve attributed to it at this point in time – I’ve got a lot more work to do on it.” – marine biologist Steve O’Shea. And Discovery Channel travels to the depths of the ocean with NZ scientist Stephen O’Shea to search for the mythic Giant Squid.


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Chief Censor David Shanks Tackles the C-Word

Chief Censor David Shanks Tackles the C-Word

When David Shanks presents himself at international conferences, his peers recoil slightly, Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for The Guardian. “I’d introduce myself as, ‘Hi, I’m David from New Zealand. New Zealand’s chief censor,’”…