Today was an hot sunny beach day here in Middle-Earth and we have a question for you ‘What is this?’
It was with unease we read that our corpse contains the killer toxin tetrodotoxin, and beaches further north (Auckland and Rodney areas) have been closed due to the deaths of penguins and dolphins. Authorities say that children and animals should be kept away from the dead fish. Needless to say, we are grateful we didn’t go too near.
We found it on the beach, sadly long deceased – with nasty spikes and about 30cms (12 ins) in length.