posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 04:40 PM
Another fish kill in Australia:
The reason behind a big fish kill in the Jervis Bay marine park remains a mystery.
Hundreds of fish of varying sizes and species were found at Honeymoon Bay during the holiday period.
Fisheries Manager at the state Industry and Investment department, Sarah Fairfull, says the fish were too old to test for the cause of death by the
time the kill was reported.
"We've had reports that water quality was fine in the vicinity of the kill," she said.
"There were no problems with oxygen or acid or anything else.
"However there was a red tide which is known as noctiluca which was around in the vicinity at the time of the kill and that may have been involved,"
It's thought the fish including large drummers, wrasse and mullet were killed due to a red algal bloom around the same time.