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Tens of Thousands of Fish Killed in Lake Champlain, Vermont


“Quite a sight along the shores of Lake Champlain– there’s been a massive fish kill.

Alewives have washed ashore at the sandbar in Milton.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists estimate that tens of thousands of the nonnative species have died due to stress caused by frigid temperatures.

Ice fishermen have been noticing Alewives popping through the ice in recent months. Now that the ice is melting, they’re washing ashore. They’ve also been spotted in Georgia, Vt.

‘Never seen nothing like this,’ said George St. Amour, a fisherman from Colchester…”  Read more.

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