Riverside, California 2022-07-06 19:00:40 –
Corpus Christi, Texas — Aoko has been accused of killing large numbers of fish on the Nueces River near Labonte Park.
Alex Nunez, Texas Parks and Wildlife Area Coordinator, said he was first notified of the dead fish on Friday.
According to Nuñez, a member of the group’s Kills and Spills team, algae produce oxygen in rivers during the day. At night, the metabolism of algae changes and consumes oxygen, and the lack of oxygen causes the fish to suffocate.
Nunez said dead fish are causing stinks, but rotten fish are not removed.
“We naturally give way to it,” he added.
There is no time frame for how long this will last, but Texas Parks and Wildlife said that algae need nutrients for flowering.
“There are several sources of water, including one of the city’s wastewater plants that enter the river,” he said. “Then we rained in the area and spilled into the river, which nourished the flowers.”
Another factor is the weather. With little or no wind, mixing in the water column is hindered.
Digital content producer Naidy Escobar contributed to this story.
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