Dead Fish Bring Stench To Shoreline

September 17, 2008 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Thousands of fish are washing up along the Branford River on Connecticut’s shoreline, bringing a bad smell to the area. What many are surprised to learn is that the dead fish are a good sign for the ecosystem, officials said.

Meg Kilgore was at the banks of the water to photograph the dead fish with her digital camera.

“A lot of people were talking about how many dead fish were in the river, so I came by today (to) take a picture,” she said.

Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection said that though the fish kill is quite large it’s actually healthy for Long Island Sound.

Bluefish are chasing an abundance of bunker up rivers and, eventually, the bunker run out of oxygen.

Unfortunately for those living along the coast, there is nothing the state or the town of Branford can do.

Until nature runs it course and the tide takes the dead fish out into Long Island Sound, the stench won’t go anywhere.

NBC

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