Monday, July 12, 2010

Fish Kills 2010


Two local ponds have been plagued by scores of dead fish in recent days -- leaving residents and wildlife officials speculating as to what happened.

The first fish kill was reported Friday in Garfield Park, where fishermen were upset by the stench left by hundreds of fish corpses -- including two huge Asian carp.

The second kill happened in Bloomingdale, near Westlake Park. Local resident Kirk Steinbruecker described what he saw Friday to the Daily Herald.

July 12, 2010
Cause sought for W.Va. fish kill

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - State regulators are looking for the cause of a fish kill in a tributary of Dunkard Creek in Monongalia County.

Biologist Frank Jernejcic (Jur-nay-sic) with the Division of Natural Resources says 6,000 to 7,000 fish died on July 1 over 1 mile of the North Fork of the West Virginia Fork of Dunkard Creek


BFAR probes mysterious fish kill in Ifugao

July 12, 2010, 9:10am

LAMUT, Ifugao – The Cordillera office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is conducting an investigation on the cause of a fish kill that resulted in over P10 million worth of losses.

An initial report from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and the Provincial Agriculture Office showed that over 40 hectares of fish ponds in the lowland towns of Lamut, Aguinaldo, Alfonso Lista and Lagawe were affected.

The report showed that the fish kill began last April and affected numerous fish ponds in the different parts of the province.

On Mobile Bay's Eastern Shore on Tuesday, marine biologists investigated what was described as a substantial kill of small menhaden in a canal off Weeks Bay's western shore near Bay Haven Drive in the Barnwell Community.

Nicole Shaffer, a marine biologist with Alabama's Marine Resources Division said she collected water at the site where several thousand juvenile menhaden up to an inch long floated. The cause of the kill won't be known until results of tests on those samples are complete.

China's third largest freshwater body of water, Lake Tai, is at once placid and majestic, until it reveals its dirty secret. Lake Tai, or Tai Hu in Chinese, was once considered an ecological treasure in the heart of eastern China's land of fish and rice cultivation in Jiangsu province. Today, the lake is lined with green algae, dead fish and industrial waste, unmistakable consequences of more than 20 years of heavy factory production along its perimeter. It is a story of environmental disintegration that Wu Lihong, an environmental activist recently freed from prison, has been trying to tell for decades.

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