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Cause of mass fish die-off remains a mystery


Posted on Sunday, 1 January, 2017 | Comment icon 6 comments

The cause of the die-off remains unclear. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 NicolasAlbuquerqueWolf
As many as 20,000 fish and other sea creatures have recently washed up in Canada and nobody knows why.
The puzzling phenomenon, which has been reported along the southwestern shores of Nova Scotia, has seen copious amounts of herring, crabs, lobsters, clams and even a humpback whale being inexplicably washed up on the shoreline around St. Mary's Bay.

Authorities have been conducting tests on the animal remains in an attempt to find out what might have happened to them but so far they have come up empty.

In the meantime, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans have issued a statement warning people not to collect or eat the fish from the beaches.

"Dead or dying herring found on shore should not be collected, consumed or used by the public for any reason, as a variety of factors could affect the food safety of fish, such as toxins," they wrote.

Some researchers have suggested that the die-off could be due to low oxygen levels in the water or that it is an unforeseen consequence of a new five-story underwater turbine in the area.

"We're kind of in the dark, not from lack of trying," said biology professor Ted Leighton.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (6)

Tags: Fish, Nova Scotia


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by geraldnewfie on 1 January, 2017, 22:04
how about an earthquake off Digby, Nova Scotia that happened Dec 13? there is history of fish coming ashore after an earthquake
Comment icon #2 Posted by geraldnewfie on 1 January, 2017, 22:06
http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent_eq/2016/20161213.1440/index-en.php
Comment icon #3 Posted by docyabut2 on 2 January, 2017, 1:31
It happens every year birds and fish dying off, its just nature, and hope we are not next.:)
Comment icon #4 Posted by 029b10 on 2 January, 2017, 5:37
Sine evolution is base upon random mutations then why does there have to be any specific reason?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Calibeliever on 4 January, 2017, 17:57
I'd dig a little deeper on the second one if I were them.
Comment icon #6 Posted by No Solid Ground on 6 January, 2017, 6:12
" "Based on the testing that we've done to date, we haven't determined any indications of infections or infectious agents," he said. Wentzell said there is also no evidence to indicate toxins are responsible." I find it interesting that so many of these mass die offs take place during solar events that disrupt Earth's electromagnetic field ... as this one did.


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