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Dead fish found at one of our area’s most pristine lakes has caught the attention of state officials. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission is trying to find out what caused the dead fish to wash ashore at Eagles Mere Lake in Sullivan County. In these clear blue waters in Sullivan County, dozens and dozens of dead fish have been floating to the surface. Mostly sunfish, trout and bass have been found dead. Some people who work in the Eagles Mere lake community say it’s more than fishy. "It's scary because people fish out of there, there's kids in here in the summertime," said Brittany Mapes of Forksville.
At this point, we have no reason to believe the kill was caused by any pollution entering the lake." The Fish and Boat Commission does not think the dead fish were caused by low oxygen levels in the lake. The commission is now asking to do more tests on the lake water.
Obviously there will be animals dying off, especially oceanic species, but other species will sicken and die too. Sometimes animals will go crazy from neurological damage caused by hydrogen sulfide's neurotoxic properties. Some animals may foam at the mouth as a result of chemical damage to their lungs. Predators will attempt to adapt to the changes in the biosphere and may turn to our pets or to us as an alternate source of nutrition. All oxygen-using species will suffer but because of their vigorous reproductive capabilities, insects and fungi and some species of plants will fare best and the world may for a very significant time be dominated by those species.
Originally posted by ns9504
There's a lot of fracking in Sullivan County. Maybe related to that? Something leaked in the water table?
That should be easy to prove, if "they" are willing to actually admit those findings.
The lake is lovely, the town is quaint and the people are nice. It one of the sites that we're worried
about as it's in the Marcellus Shale play. Drilling may disturb the natural environment before long, so get
here while you can. Visited August 2012
The latest plans to drill up to 30,000 more wells throughout the Marcellus Shale is drawing the ire of the Eagles Mere community, an idyllic Pennsylvania vacation town. What makes Eagle Mere a bastion for anti-drilling support is that the landowners there are rather well-to-do, so they aren't as susceptible to gas industry money. "There are some things that are just not worth risking," Bob Spahr, a year-round resident of Eagles Mere told Reuters. Many townsfolk have been offered up to $2,500 an acre to lease their land for natural gas drilling, but have stood resolutely against leasing the area for drilling. The Eagles Mere Association — which owns over 200 acres surrounding the area lake — recently turned down an offer from Chesapeake Energy Corp. to expand their fracking operations into the town.