It was hard not to miss — and smell — thousands of dead fish in a Long Island canal this week.
Huge numbers of bunker fish washed up in the Shinnecock Canal in the Hamptons on the far east side of the New York island Monday morning. They appear to have died of hypoxia, or oxygen starvation.
As a local news report explained, the fish were likely chased by other fish and became trapped in the small, overfilled area. They then ran out of oxygen and died - something that also happened in New Jersey earlier this year.
Later on Monday, once the locks were opened, the dead fish were released into the bay. Read more...