23 Feb 2018

Dead eels, carp and insects in wake of algal bloom

From Morning Report, 8:16 am on 23 February 2018

Hundreds of eels have died, along with carp and flying insects, in the wake of a massive algal bloom at Lake Omapere near Kaikohe. Blue-green algae in the shallow lake erupted last Saturday, turning the Utakura River into a frothing green soup. Lois Williams has been speaking to unhappy locals.