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Alberta: Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Ashore On Pigeon Lake


By MATT DYKSTRA, QMI Agency – “EDMONTON – Beach-front property owners on Pigeon Lake were shocked Sunday morning to see ‘thousands’ of dead fish wash up on the sand along Ma-Me-O Beach.

Seagulls were feasting on the piles of dead walleye along the beach as community members led a self-started clean-up operation on the lake 109 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.

From the window of her cabin, Deborah Cresswell said she could see at least a dozen people walking the shoreline, organizing the fish into piles and shovelling them into the bucket of a backhoe for disposal.

‘It’s surprising because we’ve been going to the beach and swimming every day and suddenly … we go to the beach and it’s littered with thousands of dead fish,’ Cresswell said.

‘The fish started coming in last (Saturday) night after it was really windy,’ Cresswell said, speculating that ‘the weather gets a little too hot and when the water gets above a certain temperature, the fish all die.’

The fish aren’t small either, Cresswell said. Each fish is at least a foot-and-a-half long and would’ve made any sport-fisherman happy with his catch. Even now, the dead fish are still washing ashore, she said.” Read more.

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