27 Apr 2022

Locals worried as strange fish wash up on Otago beaches

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 27 April 2022

Weird and wonderful species are washing up on South Island beaches - worrying locals.

Visitors to Aramoana beach got a shock after finding a serpent-like Oar fish floating in the shallows.

Ray's Bream have been found far from home on the shores of Otago Peninsula. And 14 Hector's dolphins have been found dead around the South Island since November.

Rob Smith is a physical oceanographer and lecturer at University of Otago.