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.

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Steve Droter
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"A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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Marin

So how do we keep the fish safe without having normal folks involved.
CAN ANY GOV ORGANIZATION DO ANYTHING TO CORRECT IT WITHOUT CAUSING MORE. TROUBLE THAN THEY CORRECT...?.?
SEEMS that GOVERNMENT. AGENCIES (ORganizations) make more spend, more money, and do less can anybody and get paid for it.
Who wants to lose a good meal ticket by doing the right thing and causing some trouble sometime

Sharon Martin

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

Ross Maylen

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

Ann Schultz

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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