More dead fish washed up on South Shore – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

More dead fish washed up on South Shore

First Prev 1 2 Next Last

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.

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)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 18, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated September 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm)

More dead fish washed up on South Shore

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon