posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 07:10 PM
Agency spokeswoman Dawn Stoltfus said bay water quality appears acceptable, and biologists believe "cold-water stress" the likely cause of the fish
kill. Spot are susceptible to colder water, she said, and normally leave the upper bay by now. Water temperatures plummeted in late December to
near-record lows for that time of year, about 36 degrees. The average air temperature last month was 32.4 degrees, 4.3 degrees below normal, and
reached 16 degrees at its lowest, according to the National Weather Service.
Large winter kills of spot have been documented at least twice before, the MDE spokeswoman said, with about 15 million dying in early 1976 and a
smaller number in 1980. Anyone wanting to report seeing dead fish can call 1-800-MDE-GOTO.
i just came across this. i did a search on google for the latest fish/bird death toll and was shocked to see 2 million poor fish souls have left the
earth today...was it really the cold?! or another insidious act committed by the fish/foul killer??
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