September 5th, 2012
|Tens of thousands of dead fish are stinking up a 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie shoreline.|
Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on a 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie's northern shore, and Ontario environmental officials say they could be victims of a natural phenomenon called a lake inversion.The inversion brings cold water, which has lower oxygen levels, to the lake's surface and fish suffocate.
"Essentially it's a rolling over of the lake," Ontario Ministry of the Environment spokeswoman Kate Jordan told The Chatham Daily News. "Something – whether it be a storm, or cooler temperatures at night, or strong winds – triggers a temperature change in the lake."
Jordan said it was windy and choppy on the lake Friday night, according to a report in The Windsor Star. The fish kill was reported Saturday. (Keep reading http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/05/tens-of-thousands-of-dead-fish-stink-up-lake-erie-shore/?hpt=hp_t3)