NZ Herald: Scientists on dog and fish deaths

The latest coverage from the New Zealand Herald’s Eloise Gibson of the mysterious illness among dogs and sea life along Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf beaches.

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” The theories:

Toxic algae: Stomach contents came back negative but authorities are not ruling it out.

1080/Brodifacoum rat poison: Dog symptoms don’t match.

Pilchard virus: Could be responsible for pilchard deaths, penguin deaths and possibly others but no reliable testing for the virus yet.

Seaweed: Is being tested from the beach near where the dogs died.

Deliberate poisoning: Has happened before but authorities believe a natural toxin is more likely.”