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THE smell of hundreds of rotting Murray cod hangs over the banks of the Murray River. Ten billion litres of environmental water will be released into the lower Goulburn River in a bid to clean up the river and protect native fish, the Department of Sustainability and Environment said yesterday. But locals say the move is too little too late.
But Ms Ross said authorities had acted too late. "The black water has wiped out the Murray River, all the fish are dead," she said.
Originally posted by 12voltz
Originally posted by punterdeb
Originally posted by 12voltz
reply to post by punterdeb
st georges basin is not connected to jervis bay.
Maybe not on the surface ,but.It could be connected underground. Its summer ,so are people swimming there ?
I just dont know whether all these fish kills are being over reported and that is feeding the whole situation.or there is something else going on .
they are not connected. end of story.
and yes there are thousands and thousands of holiday makers there at the moment. which only leads to more questions.....why are the fish dying and not the people?
one last thing. i dont think its being over reported. why would a credible site like rsoe suddenly put up a specific list of "mass die off's" if this occurs all the time? and also i know jervis bay. very well in fact. grandparents had a caravan on site at huskisson for over 20 years. spent every holiday/weekend there for years and years. its pristine. a national park in fact. i have never ever witnessed what has happened down there before. and that time period i can vouch for goes back to the 70's.edit on 18-1-2011 by punterdeb because: (no reason given)
SARNIA, Ont. - Hundreds of dead fish that washed up on shore in the north end of the St. Clair River is a natural occurrence and not the result of a chemical spill, a government officials say. Ministry of Natural Resources spokesperson Jolanta Kowalski confirmed that both the MNR and environment ministry were alerted to a massive die-off of gizzard shad fish late last week. “We think it’s a natural occurrence,” Kowalski said. “They died off as a result of temperature shock because we had that really warm weekend ... and then it quickly cooled off again.” Kowalski said such die-offs are not unusual but it typically happens in the spring. Only one species was affected, further supporting the idea it was a natural occurrence, she said. “There was nothing to indicate that it was man-made.”
The Corps of Engineers office at Lake O' the Pines says they are not exactly sure why this happens, but it appears likely the birds are walking or roosting or flying on and around the bridge and many of them probably get hit and killed by motor vehicles.
The American Coots, which roost under the bridge, are prey for eagles and spook easily. When spooked they fly out from under the bridge in large masses, which explains why such a large number birds could be hit at one time.
no signs that seabirds or marine mammals have been affected
are among the dead whereas
no crabs dead, calamari, or cuttlefish
flathead, whiting, mullet, luderick, catfish, damsel fish, old wives, ling and an angel shark
(sott) have all been found dead or dying.
groper, flathead, stingrays and sea horses