• Hood Canal fish kill

    September 23, 2010

    We don’t have any photos of the current fish kill but here are some news clips. Thanks to Glen H. for keeping us up-to-date.

     Watch a King 5 video about the fish kill.

    According to the Kitsap Sun, the fish kill is extensive geographically, but not massive in terms of numbers of dead animals. Spot prawns and smaller fish are littering beaches in the hundreds in Hoodsport and Potlatch. But the article goes on to say that things could get worse:

     The annual “intrusion” of oxygenated water from the Pacific Ocean is beginning to push into Hood Canal. That salty seawater is denser than the seawater in Hood Canal and tends to come in at the bottom. That pushes low-oxygen waters up to the surface, where untold numbers of fish are now struggling to survive.
    Read more about fish kills in Hood Canal and the conditions that cause them here.

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