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Alabama: Hundreds Of Dead Fish Found In Mobile Bay, Cause May Never Be Known


By Jeff Dute, Press-Register – “MOBILE, Alabama — Scientists say it is highly possible they will never be able to determine what caused the deaths of hundreds of bull red drum on Mobile Bay over the past couple days.

What they believe is that the deaths of the highly regulated fish, which at this size are the primary spawners, likely won’t have significant or long-lasting impacts on populations in Alabama.

Kevin Anson, Alabama Marine Resources chief fisheries biologist, reassured people who have reported seeing the dead red drum, commonly called redfish, that the population is healthy enough to sustain such a one-time loss…

Estimates from reports of dead fish to the newspaper on Sunday put the total at between 400 and 500 fish. Most of the those fish were seen between Mullet Point and Point Clear on the east and from south of Gaillard Island to Dog River on the west.

Additional sightings from the weekend put dead redfish being seen from as far north as the Mobile River and Arlington Ship Channel to Weeks Bay on the southeast.” Read more.

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