Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fish kill at Little Pond in Falmouth

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"Septic systems near Little Pond were likely the cause of what town officials call one of the larger fish kills in Falmouth's recent history.
Late last week and during the weekend, residents in the Falmouth Heights area began alerting the town Department of Natural Resources about a foul odor coming from the water, Chuck Martinsen, acting department director, said.

Little Pond is one of several finger-shaped estuaries along Falmouth's south shore on Nantucket Sound west of Waquoit Bay.
After hearing about a number of large, dead fish, Martinsen and an official from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found 17 dead striped bass and a number of other dead marine animals at the edges of the estuary, Martinsen said."

From Cape Cod Times, July 25, 2012
More info
What the Conservation Law Foundation is doing about fish kills

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