29 December 2009

Dead fish at Pasir Ris

More than 1,000 dead fish were found washed up on Pasir Ris beach on Saturday, according to the Straits Times.
PHOTO: SHIN MIN

According to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) this was probably "due to high levels of plankton, the result of heavy rain. Decomposing plankton can lead to oxygen starvation in the water".

The fish were mostly tiger garoupas from nearby fish farms.

The National Environment Agency has conducted checks in the vicinity and found no trace of an oil spill or chemical discharge into the sea.

Full article on the wildsingapore news blog.

I did see one large dead fish floating on the waters near Changi on the way home from guiding at Pulau Ubin on Saturday. The water was also very brown, the colour of strong tea. And I also noticed much broken Ribbon seagrass blades floating at Chek Jawa, which might also be a response to excessive freshwater.

3 comments:

  1. Towards the afternoon, Sungei Buloh's water is also dark brown.

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  2. Oh dear. Thanks for that update Brandon. A few of us are checking out Pasir Ris later today.

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  3. Hellos , passed by and think that your post is interesting. OMG , can't imgaine there's dead fish at pasir ris, its making my hair stands.
    Pasir ris beach is so creepyyy... lols, thanks anyway.If not for your post , i wouldn't have known more.(:

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