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
Restoration Spotlight: Wastewater overhaul will cut pollution in West Virginia
Moorefield Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hardy County, W.Va. will help curb nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay.
From the Field: Linking land and water in brook trout conservation
Restoring farm streams for brook trout habitat in Pendleton County, W.Va.
From the Field: Building rain gardens with youth in Howard County, Md.
READY program gives green jobs to young adults and helps meet stormwater regulations to clean up the Bay