Thursday, January 6, 2011

Maryland juvenile spot fish kill

The Maryland authorities are investigating a spot fish kill which occured in the Chesapeake Bay. 2 million fish are estimated to have died. Natural causes seem to be the reason for the kill. Cold water stress appears to be the main cause of this mass killing. Preliminary reports proved water quality is in normal parameters. The affected fish are almost exclusively juvenile spot fish, three-to-six inches in length. The first received reports of dead fish last week. The fish kill appears to be centered on the bay from the Bay Bridge to Poplar Island.
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