Greg Hensley Productions have over 30 years of footage filmed across America. NHNZ has represented Greg Hensley Productions since December 2000 but has only recently signed a contract to represent their HD collections. Hensley Productions are known for their time-lapse cinematography and wildlife fo...Read More
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This week's posting is not about cute, cuddly or other interesting bits of wildlife. This is the natural history of waste. While filming in waters off the Philippine island of Cebu, the crew encountered a typhoon, a common enough experience for that part of the world, and in itself not very remarkab...Read More
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This week no apologies for bringing you a success story which although enacted through the 1970s and 1980s still manages to amaze and awe. I'm talking about the rescue of the black robin from the brink of extinction by the NZ Wildlife Service team led by Don Merton. The still images come from the NH...Read More
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Sea Nettles

Aptly called nettles these jellyfish sting! They hunt by drifting in the open ocean. When small prey items like crustaceans, larval molluscs, fish eggs and other smaller jellyfish are sensed in the tentacles, hundreds of stinging cells (nematocysts)are fired, which paralyse the prey. Other tentacles...Read More
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Galapagos sharks

Galapagos sharks are so little studied because they are only found in remote places like the Islands they're named after, the only twist is, this is not the Galapagos Islands, but Midway Atoll.Midway Atoll is a Pacific atoll that lots of us are familiar with, but it's been pretty well off limits to...Read More
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Feisty Fruit Flies

On the continental island of New Guinea, there has evolved a quite extraordinary version of fruit flies that over millions of years have colonised the world.A fruit fly with antlers. Only the males have them and the size of these strange extensions of the insect's cuticle has a significant effe...Read More
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Happy Birthday Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus was born 300 years ago, so happy birthday! His lifetime's work discussing and categorising all known plants and animals in the eighteenth century Western world were published in two volumes Species Plantarum (1753) and Natura Systema (1758). He described the binomial nomenclatural...Read More
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...His mouth can hold more than his belly can. He can hold it in his beak, enough food for a week! I'm damned if I know how the helican. So wrote Dixon Lanier Merrit in 1910, a Southern newspaper editor and President of the American Press Humorists Association.Like all large sea birds, they some...Read More
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In one of the March postings, a great white shark was shown leaping up out of the water, with teeth bared, ready to chomp down on hapless prey.However, not all sharks have huge teeth, though all do have sharp teeth. This whaleshark is no exception as it has about 300 rows in each jaw. But each toot...Read More
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Many ancient cities, like Bharatpur in Northern India, are a home for rhesus macaques. Since the city's first foundation, generations of these wild animals have lived side by side with people.To be so successful, they've had to be adaptable and aggressive, as individuals and as a tribe. But even in ...Read More
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