I live in Sweden and MSM over here did recently report about mass fish death in Kjerringfjorden in Norway on tuesday the 18th of january.
Now we all heard about the usual stupid explanations like fireworks etc, but this one is surely up there among the best stupid official explanations
of mass animal deaths.
They actually say that there were too many fish in a concentrated area of the fjord, so THEY USED UP ALL THE OXYGEN IN THE WATER AND DIED FROM
Something similar apparently happened this summer, but the hypoxia explanation seemed a little more trustworthy back then, since there were lots of
algae in the water at that time (algae consume oxygen as well).
Also on the mass fish deaths in Mississippi river (Bayou Chaland of Plaquemines Parish) back in september last year, officials used hypoxia as the
explanation. That also seemed somewhat trustworthy in the light of the BP oil spill just earlier in that very region.
Do you fellow ATS members know if it's even possible for fish to crowd together that tightly and stay that crowded until they used up all the oxygen
and eventually die?
Is this common, cause I sure never heard of it before I started to dig about it?
Link to source (in swedish): www.metro.se...
Google translation of source article:
"Hypoxia caused fish death in Kjerringfjorden in Vest-Finnmark on Tuesday, shows samples. Large quantities of fish have come into the fjord, and
simply consumed the oxygen.
- On his way into the fjord is a lot that is very shallow and almost off the fjord. This makes the water flow is very poor and when the big fish the
amount received on the inside of the threshold has finally exhausted all the oxygen, "said port captain Jens Petter Mathisen, Alta."
Link to source about mississippi river fish deaths: