Fish Death’s Continue – Latest Stories
A fishy case has washed up at the door of Moscow’s prosecutors after dead perches and roaches were spotted by city dwellers in the Yauza river in eastern Moscow.
Witnesses claim they could smell something strong and that a large dark mark appeared on the water surface.
Results of water tests are to be announced in three days, according to officials, and they claim the incident could have been caused by various things.
Low Oxygen to Blame for Delco Fish Deaths
The Pennyslvania Department of Environmental Protections confirms that it was low levels of oxygen in Ridley Park Lake that killed hundreds of fish two weekends ago.
According to Ridley Park Police Chief Tom Byrne, authorities were notified of the dead fish around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.
Water samples were tested initially, but those samples showed no sign of a problem — neither pesticides nor other harmful contaminants.
A second set of samples sent to the lab revealed low levels of oxygen in the water — too low to keep the fish alive, according to the DEP.
A fish-death mystery
SPOFFORD — There’s a mystery brewing on Spofford Lake, where hundreds of fish have turned up dead over the past two weeks.
Officials have no leads on the potential cause of the deaths, spanning several species of fish that have been washing up on the lake’s shores since at least June 16, officials said Monday.
“This time of year, there’s typically nothing to be concerned about,” said Gabriel Gries, a fisheries biologist for N.H. Fish and Game in Keene.
It’s actually quite common, Gries said, to find 20, 30, even 50 dead fish washing up this time of year due to natural causes.
“The fish are stressed from spawning; they’re guarding their eggs; making nests,” he said. “Then all of a sudden there’s three or four days of really hot weather, which raises the temperature of the water, and the already stressed fish expire.”
But this year, there are a few unusual factors involved, Gries said.
“The interesting thing here is that it’s not one or two species,” he said. “We’ve found yellow perch, bluegills, northern pike, large and small mouth bass, and bullhead catfish.”
Hundreds of fish turn up dead in south Georgia
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) – Drought conditions are being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of fish at Radium Springs in south Georgia.
Authorities say the creek that normally connects Radium Springs to the Flint River is dry, and the water level is so low that fish don’t have enough oxygen to survive.
WALB-TV reports that the natural spring is usually 24 feet deep. Authorities say levels have dropped at least four feet, and all the fish have been pushed into one small area.
Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Supervisor Rob Weller says hundreds of fish have died, including large mouth bass, blue gill and gar.
Thousands of fish found dead at Woodlands’ pond
Residents whose homes encircle Shadowpoint Pond in The Woodlands awoke Father’s Day morning to a surprise: hundreds of dead fish lined the shore of the neighboring pond.
“There have been a couple of times where there’ve been some dead fish when they’ve treated algae but it’s never been this bad,” said Erin Hayes, a senior at College Park High School, whose family has lived in the surrounding neighborhood for 20 years.
“In the morning we saw this white stuff floating on the lake but we really couldn’t tell what it was…When we got closer we noticed it smelled like dead fish,” Hayes said. “There were also a ton of vultures circling the lake.”
As many as 3,000 fish of various species were killed overnight, likely a result of a lack of oxygen, said Chris Nunes, Director of The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation. Nunes said the fish were found that Sunday afternoon, and the lake was cleaned Monday.
Dead Fish in Buffalo Pound
Biologists are trying to get to the bottom of a mystery at Buffalo Pound. Thousands of fish have been found floating on the surface of the lake.
The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation has been investigating and Fisheries Biologist Adam Matichuk did some initial testing last week, thinking low oxygen levels in the lake caused the fish to die. But that wasn’t the case and now they’re looking at other possible causes. “Perhaps a toxin, herbicide or pesticide or something completely different because it could be a disease as well.”
Some specimens have been sent to Saskatoon for further testing. Matichuk doesn’t think there is a risk to anyone using the lake, including those who eat fish caught in the lake.
New fish deaths sighted in Taal Lake
BATANGAS CITY—Just days after authorities declared that fish from Taal Lake were already safe to eat following a massive fishkill that spawned an industry nightmare, hundreds of dead “bangus” (milkfish) were seen floating anew off three lakeside villages in Batangas on Monday, police said.
SPO3 Larry Aala, team leader of the Philippine National Police Maritime Group in Batangas, said his men estimated the volume of the latest fish deaths at two tons off Barangay Sampaloc in Talisay town and two tons off Barangays Balakilong and Birinayan in Laurel town.
“We counted only a few sacks full of affected fish this time,” Aala said, comparing it to the hundreds of tons of fish that had died the previous weeks and buried for safety reasons.
Revelation 16:3 “The Second Bowl
The second poured out his bowl into the sea. It turned to blood like a dead man’s, and all life in the sea died.”
The flotilla of death eventually affects all living things in the seas of this planet.
Finally, the rivers and the underground water sheds are affected; this is because all things are interconnected:
The Third Bowl
“The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.”