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Volcanic activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 28th, 2017.

A mass evacuation has been ordered from Vanuatu’s Ambae Island following a volcanic eruption. GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott is heading to Vanuatu on Friday to work with the local GeoHazards Group. He provided some background information on the Vanuatu, Bali and Mexico volcanoes that are currently active. Brad Scott, volcanologist, GNS Science, comments: “The Pacific Rim of […]

Scombroid fish poisoning – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on February 5th, 2014.

AusSMC: Following reports linking scombroid fish poisoning to the deaths of Queenslanders Noelene Bischoff, 54, and her 14-year-old daughter Yvana in Bali, the following information has been collected from experts by the Australian Science Media Centre. The Food Safety Information Council has provided the following information about scombroid (histamine) fish poisoning: “Histamine poisoning has similar symptoms to Ciguatera […]

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