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    Public urged to stay away from puffer fish in Coromandel

    5:15 pm on 9 February 2018
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    Puffer fish have washed up on Whangamata and Whitiangi beaches and dog owners should take care while walking their pets, the Thames Coromandel District Council's compliance manager Brian Taylor said.
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    "We advise people and pets to keep a safe distance and not touch the fish as they could potentially have a neurotoxin in their skin and intestine and they have sharp spines," Mr Taylor said.

    The council's environment health team removed fish from the beaches and sent specimens for testing. It would take several weeks to determine whether the fish were a poisonous variety, he said.
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    Last month hundreds of dead birds and 38 puffer fish washed up at Mount Maunganui.
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    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/natio...-in-coromandel
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