What is a fish kill, and what causes them to occur in the Chesapeake Bay?

Decomposing algae blooms can suck oxygen out of the water, suffocating marine life and causing fish kills. In this follow-up to Bay 101: Algae Blooms, Charlie Poukish from the Maryland Department of the Environment documents a fish kill and explains how actions on land can affect life in the water.

  • Produced by Steve Droter
  • Music/Audio: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

Comments (6)

November 02, 2020

This is good info. I will teach well with this info.

Sharon Martin
August 01, 2020

I walked on beach in East Ocean View last night and thousands of little silver wash had washed up.

Ross Maylen
November 20, 2018

This is good information that I can teach other people about.

March 31, 2016

this a good video.

December 04, 2015

nice video

Ann Schultz
June 24, 2012

Has anyone reported a fish kill that happened Friday, June 22 in the Chesapeake baynear the state park?  There were thousands of small silver fish washing ashore starting at around noon.

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