Chesapeake Bay Fish Kill has MDE Officials Stumped

Chesapeake Bay Fish Kill has MDE Officials Stumped

 

An estimated 30,000 dead Atlantic Menhaden in Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries have the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) officials stumped as to the possible cause. The fish kill has been observed between the Key Bridge and Fort McHenry and spread to the lighthouse Point Marina near Canton and the Baltimore Inner Harbor. In the past fish kills like this one have been the result of algae blooms which use up all of the dissolved oxygen in the water, but this time it appears to be some kind of a disease since it is affecting primarily one species.

Atlantic Menhaden

 

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