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Heatwave Knocks Out Fish Population

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Heatwave Knocks Out Fish Population

Post by Dances With Otters » August 9th, 2018, 8:28 am

The heatwave this summer of 2018 has had some negative effects sadly.

The algae has grown to such an extent that it has suffocated the fish.

I called into the Catfield staithe of Barton Broad yesterday and the algae was like soup.

Here is what the environment agency had to say, "More than 6,000 fish have died in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk during the recent heatwave, it has been confirmed."

The Environment Agency said the Rivers Can, Colne, Chelmer, Blackwater, Stour, Deben, Gipping, Brett, Thurne, Hickling Broad, Yare and Tud had been affected.

Fast-growing algae has been blamed for cutting oxygen levels and thunderstorms have also caused river pollution in some areas.

Teams have responded by using equipment to boost oxygen in the rivers.


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