Mysterious Recurring Fish Kill Off Martha’s Vineyard Baffles Scientists


For the sixth year in a row, a massive fish kill has scientists scratching their heads. “We’re seeing this happen every August.” according to a marine biologist who requested anonymity, “It appears some sort of toxic bloom occurs at this point every summer. We’ve no clue as to the cause.”

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  1. Often fish kills are due to bait fish (bunkers, menhaden) being rounded up by stripers into a confined area. The oxygen gets depleted from the high fish density. Leaping onto shore is the end result. Great opportunity to gather bait for lobster traps, or fertilize the garden.

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