Mass Fish Deaths In The Darling River Spark Blame Game
Close to a million fish have died in the Darling river near Menindee. This is due to the increased amount of algae in the river which rob the water of oxygen, forcing the fish to suffocate. Some of the fish had been found to be over 100 years old. The increased levels of algae can be linked to a number of factors including the rising temperature, drought, or even a man-made influence.
The Daily was joined by Maryanne Slattery the senior researcher at the Institute to shed some light on the issue.