Tagged: Bay of Plenty

Newly identified magma chamber explains Bay of Plenty earthquakes - News

Erica Mather Jun 07, 2016

A combination of satellite images, GPS data and survey information from the 1950s have enabled scientists to uncover a magma chamber under the Bay of Plenty coast, which they link to thousands of small earthquakes here between 2004 and 2011. Until this finding, published in Science Advances, the reason for the earthquake ‘swarm’ was thought to be tectonic. Now … Read More

Lessons from our worst oil spill - News

Erica Mather May 20, 2016

As thick heavy fuel oil washed ashore in the wake of the Rena grounding on the Astrolabe reef, smothering beaches and birds along the Bay of Plenty coast, public outrage mounted. Intense media coverage put pressure on environmental managers to answer difficult questions: what was the extent of the impact? How long would it take for the marine environment … 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