Australian Beach Found Covered In Dead Fish Leaves Authorities Baffled

We have seen a number of problems associated with the change in the environment in recent years. Rising water levels, increased natural disasters, and warmer temperatures in some parts of the world have led many people to think that we turned a very bad corner.

You can also add to this something that recently happened at Semaphore Beach in Adelaide. Anyone who was on the beach could not have ignored the fact that there were dead fish all over the place that had washed up and littered the sand.

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Those fish are likely either anchovies or sardines and authorities are currently investigating the situation. They have no idea why so many thousands of fish washed up on the shore dead, but the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) is looking into it.

Accoding to Local 12 news, the department said: “PIRSA is aware of dead fish being reported in the Point Malcolm area and are investigating the cause.” Although they don’t know the exact cause, they do say that there may be a number of reasons why it could happen.

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They said that these types of physical events can happen due to changes in environmental factors. This could include water salinity, oxygen levels, and temperatures. There may also be pollutants or disease that is introduced into the fish population.

Of course, this is the type of news that typically makes it on social media and some users had their own suggestions on why it happened. Some said that it has to do with the fish not being able to get out into the deeper waters because the shallow pools dried up quickly.

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Another said that they may have been trying to escape a predator and when the tide went out, they got caught on the beach. Others said it was due to some storm activity in the area.

In the end, we have no idea why it happened but it would be nice if we got an official answer soon.

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