Tagged: shellfish

Through the looking glass: Fossils reveal a Miocene Wonderland at St Bathans - Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Nic Rawlence Mar 19, 2018

It’s the height of the Central Otago summer – barren, dry and dusty. Driving down the gravel road to St Bathans, we’re travelling back in time, down the rabbit hole to a world long gone. Only ghosts remain of this lost world and that’s what we’ve come here to find. The fossilised bones of a myriad of animals dating back … Read More

No, we have no GM tomatoes - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Feb 08, 2018

No sooner have I written a post about the synergy between FB and blogging then it happens again 🙂 Again, hat-tip to Yvette d’Entremont, who posted a link to an article purporting to tell consumers how to distinguish between GM and ‘regular’ tomatoes. The writer of that article certainly wears their heart on their sleeve – just look … Read More

Bounty from the ocean - Unsorted

Guest Author 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