Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
There are lots of fish farms opposite Lim Chu Kang mangroves and near Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves. The farms are the little dots in the water in this Google Earth snapshot.
Dec 2009. So hopefully, whatever killed the fish farm fishes have yet to affect the natural fishes?
In Dec 2009, there were reports that more than a thousand fishes had washed up at Pasir Ris. Later it was reported that the 50 fish farms around Pulau Ubin had lost fish stocks, with some losing as much as 60% of their stocks. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)'s explanation for this: "A plankton bloom, which occurs when one species of these drifting marine organisms predominates over others and multiplies quickly. The rapid increase in the number of these organisms drains the sea water of oxygen and deprives fish and other animals of it. The current bloom was triggered by fickle weather, higher concentrations of nutrients in the sea water and poor water exchange between the high and low tides."
I'm trying to find out more about what is going on with the dead fishes at Lim Chu Kang. If you have any questions that you think we should raise, please do share them with me so I can consolidate all the issues and try to find some answers.
Related links to the dead fishes seen in Dec 2009
- Why are there so many dead fish on Pasir Ris?
- A closer look at dead fish found at Pasir Ris
- 'Dead zone' hits Pulau Ubin
- Update on the mass fish deaths at Pasir Ris and Pulau Ubin
- deadfish II @ northwestern Singapore @ SBWR - 01July2013
- deadfish @ northwestern Singapore coast off SBWR & LCK - 29Jun2013