group a few thousand bRevotia is dead covered the coast Quintana Beach Country Parkin the county Brazoria exist Texas, U.S. Experts explained that the cause of his death was low oxygen concentration in the water.
“We hope to no longer issue any updates on the dead fish situation. The beach is free except for some wrecks of fish that cannot be reached by machines. Expect waves in the next few days to bury bones in the sand.” Sand. No, however, it wouldn’t hurt to wait a few more days to get to the beach,” the latest statement read.
The corpses began to pile up on June 9, and due to the huge number, the handling work was very complicated.At the same time, bureau officials Country Parks They urged people to avoid entering the water due to the concentration of bacteria.
via Facebook, Quintana Beach Country Club reported the evolution of incidents of brevooria fish congregating by the sea (mainly used as bait). In the publication you can see the heavy machinery they used to remove them.
“Cold water can hold more oxygen than warm water. When temperatures rise above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, brevoortia fish have difficulty getting the oxygen they need to survive and they become hypoxic (starved of oxygen),” they explain.
Over the weekend, club managers conducted cleanup days to remove animal debris from the sand until they managed to gradually clear the area. At one point, only bones and rotting skin remained on the beach. Luckily the job was done but they advised not to go in the water for a few days.
the experts Quintana Beach Country Club explains the combination between hot water, calm yes cloudy sky It set off a perfect storm that killed thousands of fish.
“One way oxygen gets into the water is through wind from the waves, but the coast has had weak winds for 3 weeks,” they added.
The low tide causes the sea to be heated by the sun, so the fish start to behave erratically until they are swept away by the current. Plus there is no wind at sea.
Finally, the microorganisms in the water produce oxygen through photosynthesis, unfortunately the weather was cloudy and the sunlight didn’t fully reach the water. This ended the fate of the fish, a relatively common phenomenon that occurs on a large scale.
“Photosynthesis stops at night and on cloudy days, but underwater flora and fauna maintain their oxygen consumption. This reduces the oxygen concentration in the water,” they concluded.