Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Australian lake fish kill mystify area residents

March 30, 2010 – AUSTRALIA - Dead mullet have been found floating on the surface of a Taree waterway for the second time in less than two months. The fish could be seen at the wetland near Nulama Village at Taree North yesterday, also the site of a similar fish kill in February. The heat and subsequent loss of oxygen from the water was blamed on that occasion but does not seem likely this time due to the much milder weather conditions. Some of the fish were found on the banks of the wetland, suggesting they may have jumped from the water. Experts from the Department of Fisheries were not available for comment yesterday. –Manning River Times

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