Thousands of Fish Found Dead in Long Island's Shinnecock Canal
Tens of thousands of fish died overnight on November 15 in the Shinnecock Canal on Long Island, New York. The fish died of hypoxia, often caused by a lack of oxygen and a high density of fish in the water.
“The large school of fish was most likely chased into the canal by other predatory fish,” the New York Department of Environmental Conservation said in a statement. The Suffolk County Health Department has taken water samples to test for pathogens and pesticides as a precaution.