August 12 - Latest in Fish Kill News


Here's the latest in fish kill news. Things are looking dark for Biscayne Bay.

Early this week, reports indicated an apparent epicenter of the fish kill near Morningside Park. Since then, dead fish and marine life have been spotted from North Miami to Virginia Key.

Today, Pelican Harbor Seabird Station reported an aggregation of rays nearshore. Scientists believe that this aggregation may be due to low oxygen levels in the water, making it hard for the rays to breathe. Agencies are working on a rapid response to avoid a ray die-off in this area.

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The extent of this fish-kill event appears to be greater than we initially thought. Please continue to report your sightings to Miami Waterkeeper, and include the date, time, and location with your submission. If you spot marine mammals, seabirds, crustaceans, or other marine life that appear to be injured, dying, dead, or otherwise exhibiting abnormal behaviors -- please contact us immediately.

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August 12 - Latest in Fish Kill News
August 12 - Latest in Fish Kill News
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