MASS FISH DEATH

Rodney Times - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

Thou­sands of dead fish star­tled res­i­dents at Stan­more Bay last week. The washed up fish iden­ti­fied by Auck­land War Memo­rial Mu­seum head of nat­u­ral sciences Tom Trn­ski as an­chovy En­graulis aus­tralis - lined the shores of the Stan­more Bay es­tu­ary on Fe­bru­ary 21, spark­ing fears of wa­ter con­tam­i­na­tion. The cause re­mains un­known, but experts have sug­gested rough weather con­di­tions or preda­tors as pos­si­ble fac­tors. A sam­ple has been col­lected for test­ing.

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