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World experts on mysterious, serious come together

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 JUNE 2006
World experts on the mysterious and the serious come together at Science Festival

Cataclysmic climate change and colossal squid are just two of the topics featuring at the New Zealand International Science Festival, in Dunedin from 1-9 July 2006.

Global climate change expert Professor Will Steffen is making a special one-off appearance in Dunedin to present the facts on the pressing issue of climate change.

A former Director of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP) based in Sweden (Stockholm), and current Director of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University, Australia, Professor Will Steffen suggests cataclysmic climate change on earth is a real possibility.

His presentation "Global Change: where on Earth are we going?" is at the Scenic Circle Southern Cross Hotel, Princes Street, Dunedin, starting at 6pm on Thursday 6 July.

For those who want to know what lies under the waves out there in the big wide ocean, world expert on Colossal Squid Dr Steve O'Shea is one person you won't want to miss.

In his presentation "Aliens of the Deep", marine biologist and world squid expert Dr Steve O'Shea will captivate the audience with his first hand experience of the mysterious and elusive colossal squid.

"Aliens of the Deep" will be presented on Monday 3 July, 5.30pm-6.30pm, at the Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin.

Tickets to the events are available now from the New Zealand International Science Festival office, or go to the festival website

www.scifest.org.nz for more details.

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