Maryland Fish Kill?

Millions of dead fish have washed up along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay over the past week, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment.

The massive fish kill in Maryland comes after an estimated 100,000 fish were killed in the Arkansas River near Ozark, apparently from disease.

Also, thousands of red-winged blackbirds were reported dead in Beebe, Arkansas. They fell from the sky on New Year's Eve.

How are scientists explaining away these deaths? Do they have a logical explanation besides saying they were sick?

asked by Moon in Paranormal Phenomena | 3566 views | 01-06-2011 at 09:02 PM

Biologists in Maryland sent tissue samples from the fish, mostly juvenile spot 3- to 6-inches long, to state labs to pinpoint the reason they died.

Spot fish are notorious for being vulnerable to the cold, and large winter kills of spot have been documented in Maryland at least twice before.

About 15 million died in early 1976 and a smaller number in 1980 because of the cold weather.

But considering this is not an isolated incident, since many animals have been dying after the new year started, it may be something more than just the cold weather.

answered by Melody | 01-06-2011 at 09:02 PM

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