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More than 10,000 carp found dead in Blue Springs Lake
By: Mitch Weber
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Missouri conservationists are trying to solve a mystery in an area lake.
What started as a couple dozen dead carp turned into more than 10,000 in Blue Springs Lake.
Conservationists took water samples and couldn't figure out exactly what caused the deaths. Their samples have now gone onto a national lab for further analysis.
Between 500 and 1,000 carp have been killed everyday. Jake Allman, a biologist with the Missouri Conservation, started noticing carp with lesions under their scales the last few weeks.
"There's a little bacteria on the fish, but not enough to really have caused this," Allman said. "This feeding activity where they are brushing up against each other can actually spread whatever is making them sick."
If Allman had his way, this kill would only continue.
"Their spawning activity disrupts spawning of other fish. They root around in the shallows and uproot aquatic vegetation which is beneficial to native fish," Allman explained.
But it seems the carp are now starting to recover.
Lake officials are now keeping an eye on the E. coli levels in the water.
They had to close a swimming area during Memorial Day Weekend because of a threat of E. Coli from of all the dead fish.
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Mystery surrounds death of 5,000 fish
THOUSANDS of fish have died after the lake they were in was contaminated.
Residents discovered the dead fish at Madeley Pool yesterday morning and spent the rest of the day trying to oxygenate the water to save other fish which were still alive.
paddling pools and even a baby bath were brought in to house the rescued fish.
It is not yet known what caused the death of the others.
The pool has been closed to fishing and upcoming matches will be cancelled.
Ralph Parsons, chairman of Madeley Pool Angling Club, which manages the pool, said: "We normally have between 7,000 and 10,000 fish in the pool. At least 5,000 of them must have died.
"The whole pool looked like a carpet with fish on the surface struggling to breathe.
"It is a close-knit community and we are a local club so everyone has pulled their finger out to try to do what they can.
"We have tried to take out as many alive fish as we can, but there is only so long they will last in paddling pools.
"They have been dying by the minute but we can't take them anywhere in case they contaminate other fish."
..."I think they had a reading of high pollutants about a mile away but that's all we know at the moment."
...In 2009, more than 15 ducks had to be rescued after an oil spill in the River Lea, which runs into Madeley Pool.
Thousands of fish also died from a suspected contamination in 2004.
Algae blamed for killing fish
The Swan River Trust’s Sam Cain and Ashley Johnson clean up dead fish from the river. Picture: Emma Reeves Buy this photo
MORE than 2500 fish have been found dead in the Swan River since the start of the month and officers believe a fish-killing algae is responsible.The fish, mostly black bream, were found in a 13km stretch of the river between Bassendean and West Swan.
Swan River Trust systems manager Mark Cugley said high-levels of fish-killing microalgae Karlodinium had been detected in the upper Swan and a clean-up operation was under way.
He said part of the water had turned red and a fishy odour had been reported.
“The Department of Health advises that people should not swim in, or fish in, water with dead and decomposing fish,” Mr Cugley said.
“They should also keep pets and other animals away from the fish because they may contain high levels of bacteria.”
Earlier this year, about 5000 fish were found dead in the river and scientists were unable to determine what killed them.
Anyone noticing dead fish in the area should