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Massive fish kill in Lake Champlain

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Massive fish kill in Lake Champlain

Milton, Vermont - April 15, 2011   
Julian Lieb M.D
Quite a sight along the shores of Lake Champlain-- there's been a massive fish kill. Alewives have washed ashore at the sandbar in Milton. Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists estimate that tens of thousands of the nonnative species have died due to stress caused by frigid temperatures.
Ice fishermen have been noticing Alewives popping through the ice in recent months. Now that the ice is melting, they're washing ashore. They've also been spotted in Georgia, Vt. "Never seen nothing like this," said George St. Amour, a fisherman from Colchester. "One year on the ice there were a few that came up in the cracks, but nothing this tremendous ya' know, there's a lot of them though."Biologists first discovered alewives in 2005 in Lake Champlain. This is the second major fish kill like this in Lake Champlain. The first one was in 2008. Biologists don't know for sure how the nonnative fish was introduced to the lake.
Stress caused by frigid temperature, high voltage wire impact trauma, firecrackers, snowmelt, bat fungus, pellet gun pellets, overfeeding, indigestion, USDA poison, stale sweet potatoes, oxygen depletion, taking the wrong direction, sting rays jumping, dolphins floating, sardines coagulating, gulf oil coating, red winged blackbirds and jackdaws dropping, water buffalo flopping, turtle doves burping, sick crabs crawling, people panicking, tsunamis roaring, doomsday nearing, scientists bulling.......


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