While many people jump in the lake to keep cool, living life underwater isn’t always enough to protect fish from the heat.
Many people throughout the US have noticed
Fish kills are actually common and do happen every summer, its part of the natural cycle.
Oxygen levels have reached an all time low. Low oxygen levels combined with high water temperatures cause fish kills that sometimes have people convinced their lakes have been poisoned.
Fish kills have resulted in a lot of calls and emails to local Fish & Wildlife Services, and the problem is widespread. Even hardy fish species have succumbed to water temperatures above 90 degrees, especially fish that have spawned recently and are still recovering from stress.
Biologists say the hot weather has killed tens of thousands of
Even though it may look like a lot of fish on the water surface, complete fish kill in a single body of water is rare. Normally, big fish are affected first because they require more oxygen than small fish. Small fish will then repopulate the water. In areas with
Prevention is hard because often conditions cannot be improved and fish cannot be safely removed in time. In small ponds, aeration and mechanical removal (Water Weed Rake) of pond muck (dead algae, weeds,
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