Thousands of #dead #fish wash up in a #lagoon in #NewSouthWales, #Australia
Residents at Lake Meringo near Moruya on the New South Wales Far South Coast this week have been shocked to find thousands of dead fish and other marine life along the lagoon’s shoreline.
It is the second major fish kill event in the region in the past five weeks.
The discovery follows a number of fish kill events around the country in recent months, where millions of fish have died.
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) said it had investigated the matter at Lake Meringo, and the main species affected included black bream, gudgeons, mullet, eels and luderick.
The DPI said the suspected cause related to the very low water levels at Lake Meringo and resulting poor water quality.
“At these low levels, coastal lakes are very susceptible to high water temperatures, algal growth, and low dissolved oxygen,” a DPI spokeswoman said.
Courtesy of abc.net.au