“Very large” fish kill–2 million–in Chesapeake Bay

‘Very large’ fish kill reported in bay
Cold believed cause for 2 million dead spot, croakers
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

State officials say they are investigating a “very large” fish kill in the Chesapeake Bay, but suspect cold temperatures killed them, rather than any water-quality problems.

An estimated 2 million fish have been reported dead from the Bay Bridge south to Tangier Sound, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment, which investigates fish kills. The dead fish are primarily adult spot, with some juvenile croakers.

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