Tens of Thousands of Dead Fish Turn Up in New York Bay, State Environmental Officials Launch Investigation

Tens of Thousands of Dead Fish Turn Up in New York Bay, State Environmental Officials Launch Investigation

Tens of thousands of dead fish have reportedly turned up in Shinnecock Bay in Hampton Bays, New York, prompting the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to launch an investigation. Predatory fish likely chased the "large, dense school of bunker (Atlantic menhaden) and other bait fish" into the Long Island bay's canal early Monday morning, state officials told ABC News today in a statement. The fish were apparently trapped when the canal gates closed around 3 a.m. A preliminary field analysis suggested that the fish likely died because of "a lack of dissolved oxygen and the high density of fish," the conservation department added.

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