Thousands of dead fish wash ashore ‘alarming residents’ in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada | Earth Changing Extremities

Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the shores of Port Credit over the last three days, alarming some nearby residents.The small, silvery fish, which are about 15 centimetres long, have been spotted all along the shoreline and at the mouth of rivers.

But though the scene may look like a sure sign of an unfolding ecological disaster, conservationists say it is a natural phenomenon caused by nothing more dangerous than fluctuations in the temperature of Lake Ontario.

The fish is believed to be the alewife, a species that is not native to Lake Ontario.

via Thousands of dead fish wash ashore ‘alarming residents’ in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada | Earth Changing Extremities.

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