More than 1000 snapper have been found floating off Northland's coast, mystifying Ministry of Fisheries staff. Some of the fish, founding off Ruakaka, 29km southeast of Whangarei, by recreational fisherman on Saturday, were sent to National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) for testing, the Northern Advocate reported. MFish district compliance manager for Northland Darren Edwards said the fish were alive but "looked as if they had been stunned".
"Mystery as oysters wiped out About half of the farmed oysters due for harvest next year have died mysteriously, prompting urgent testing by aquatic disease experts. In the past few weeks farmers of Pacific oysters around the upper North Island have discovered that up to 80 per cent of their juvenile oysters (spat) have died, with little impact on mature shellfish. Bays from Kawhia, south of Raglan, around Northland and as far east as Ohiwa Harbour, east of Whakatane, have been hit."
Originally posted by PuterMan
Picture this, a jet of lava up to 2.5 Km high!
Powerful jets of incandescent lava rise above the crater of a cinder cone along Kamchatka's Tolbachik south-flank rift zone in late-July 1975. This cinder cone, the first of three large cones formed along the northern part of the rift zone during the early stage of the eruption, began to grow on July 6. At times, powerful lava fountains rose 1-2.5 km above the vent and ash columns reached 10-18 km heights. After July 27, eruptions from the first cone became dominantly effusive. Activity at the first cone ceased on August 9. Photo by Oleg Volynets, 1975 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
I am putting all the text here because this comes from a picture that is not on the main entry for the volcano and I have no idea how to point at is since it is part of the spotlight series.
Main data for Tolbachik
2010-12-06 15:58:57 2.3 13 Km Read
2010-12-06 16:26:26 2.6 11 Km Read
2010-12-06 07:45:38 4.8 30 Km Read
2010-12-06 07:45:39 4.8 35.20 Km Read
2010-12-06 07:30:34 5.6 30 Km Read
2010-12-06 07:30:32 5.7 21.00 Km Read