State backtracks on massive Florida fishkill: NO indication of low oxygen from algae bloom


No smoking gun in fish kill near Sebastian Inlet, Scripps News, February 9, 2011

State testing didn't confirm that algae contributed to a large fish die-off on the west side of the Sebastian Inlet on Friday, according to Carli Segelson, a spokeswoman for the state's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.

"There was no indication (in water samples from the inlet) that there was an active algae bloom" that reduced oxygen in the water to the point that the fish, principally a bait fish, menhaden, died. ...

For now, she considers the fish kill to be over.

See also: Overwhelmed: “Millions” of dead fish wash ashore in Florida — “It irritated my throat”; Many different species (PHOTOS)

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