Thousands of Dead Fish on Long Island

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2016
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Thousands of dead bunker fish have been congesting waterways on Long Island.

There are thousands of dead bunker fish that wildlife officials believe have died from a lack of oxygen after being chased by predators into a Shinnecock in Suffolk County.

According to officials there is no risk to the public.

Bunker fish are commonly found in all salinities of the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic water.

They swim in large schools that stratify by size and age along the coast.

Younger and smaller fish are found in the Chesapeake Bay and southern coastline while older, larger fish are found along the northern coastline.

The Team

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