Tagged: shellfish

Bounty from the ocean - Unsorted

Guest Work Jan 14, 2016

Looking for something tasty on your beach for dinner holiday this summer? NIWA scientists have the lowdown on some of the most mouth-watering fish and seafood that are yours for the taking. Pāua The scientific name for New Zealand’s iconic black-footed pāua captures its shape and iridescent hues perfectly: Haliotis iris means ”ear-shell rainbow”. Paua in their shells Pāua … Read More

The secret lives of freshwater mussels - Waiology

Waiology Dec 05, 2014

By Kevin J Collier and Sue Clearwater You may not see them, but they are probably out there somewhere…hiding under overhangs and around fallen branches out of the main flow along stream banks, or buried in soft sediments on lake bottoms with only their siphons showing. And where you find one freshwater mussel there are likely to be more, sometimes … Read More

Outbreak of shellfish poisoning in the Bay of Plenty - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Dec 19, 2012

In the last week, twenty people have been poisoned by eating shellfish collected from the Bay of Plenty shoreline according to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. They are calling it the worst outbreak ever seen in the area. Ten people have required hospital treatment and four people remain in hospital. Symptoms ranged from a tingling sensation … Read More