Millions of Dead Fish Found Floating in Australian River

Millions of dead fish have been found floating on the surface of the water at Menindee in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, with environmental authorities attributing the cause of death to depleted oxygen levels in the water.
The mass fish deaths were reported to have occurred in the lower Darling-Baaka near the town of Menindee on Friday, according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) statement on Facebook.
The DPI said “millions of fish” have been killed, predominantly Bony Herring, and smaller numbers of other large-bodied species such as Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, and Carp.
“This event is ongoing as a heatwave across western NSW continues to put further stress on a system that has experienced extreme conditions from wide-scale flooding,” the department stated….

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