More dead fish washed up on South Shore

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  • Large die-off: just two of the dead fish washed up at John Smith’s Bay (Photograph by Marissa Nanud)

    Large die-off: just two of the dead fish washed up at John Smith’s Bay (Photograph by Marissa Nanud)

  • Dead Fish at John Smiths Bay (Photograph by Marissa Nanud)

    Dead Fish at John Smiths Bay (Photograph by Marissa Nanud)


Scores more dead fish have washed up on the island’s South Shore at John Smith’s Bay and Devonshire Bay.

Last week The Royal Gazette reported that the rotting carcasses of dozens of fish were found on the sands at Shelly Bay and floating in St George’s and Hamilton harbours.

At the time the Bermuda Government said it is the worst fish die-off around the island in eight years.

A Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokeswoman said warmer temperatures promote the growth and reproduction of naturally occurring bacteria, viruses and other parasites that can affect fish health. These fish pathogens are normally present at low levels, and are generally not pathogenic to humans.

“The current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species,” she said.

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Published Sep 18, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Sep 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm)

More dead fish washed up on South Shore

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