700 dead fish found washed up in Australia
November 23, 2015 | 9 comments
Nobody knows what has been killing the fish. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Cassarazzi
Mystery surrounds the deaths of several hundred fish found along the shoreline to the south of Perth.
The fish, which appeared to belong to several different species, were found by Department of Fisheries officers following reports from members of the public.
Fisheries Aquatic Environment manager Rae Burrows has stated that little is known at this point however water samples have been sent away for analysis with the results expected next week.
"We appreciate the help from those people who have called the FishWatch reporting line in the last few days, with sightings of dead fish," he said. "The earlier we hear about fish kill events, the better chance we have of taking suitable samples that will help us establish what the cause might be."
Recfishwest, a local recreational fishing organization, posted on its Facebook page that the unexplained demise of the region's marine life was "extremely concerning."
"Immediate action must be taken to find the source of these mystery fish deaths," it wrote.
Source: WA Today
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