Latest Hood Canal Fish Kill Called ‘Extensive,’ but Not ‘Massive’ – Kitsap Sun

9/21 Kitsap Sun

By Christopher Dunagan
HOODSPORT — The massive fish kill that many researchers warned about Monday <http://http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/sep/20/fish-kill-reported-in-southern-hood-canal/>&#160; has not fully materialized, but many hundreds of dead fish and thousands of shrimp washed up on Hood Canal beaches Tuesday, officials said.
“We have hypoxic (low oxygen) conditions all the way to the surface,” Jan Newton, an oceanographer who heads the Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Program <http://http://www.hoodcanal.washington.edu/>&#160; said shortly before noon Tuesday. “There is less than 1 milligram per liter (oxygen) at Hoodsport, and lots of residents are reporting dead fish on the beaches.”
Those levels are highly stressful for most marine creatures and lethal for some.
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