Thousands of Dead Fish and Birds on Lake Erie Shores

On Saturday, September 1, 2012, thousands of dead fish and some seagulls were discovered on a 25 mile stretch of the north shores of Lake Erie.

Testing of lake water on Saturday did not reveal an apparent cause for the deaths, which would rule out a sewage spill, manure dump or other pollutive factor. Samples of the dead fish and birds were also sent to a lab for analysis.

Officials are speculating that a ‘lake inversion’, a rolling-over of the lake which brings colder waters containing less oxygen to the surface, may have occurred.

Sources:
Dead Fish, Birds Wash Up On Lake Erie Shores In Latest Mystery
Mystery deepens after thousands of fish and birds wash up dead on the Canada shore of Lake Erie
Tens of thousands of dead fish stink up Lake Erie shore

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