Author Topic: Bird and fish die-off  (Read 2042 times)

Offline sandy bay

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Bird and fish die-off
« on: November 14, 2011, 10:42:03 am »
Has the problem been resolved or run its course? I don't hear as much about it now.

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Offline John Whyte

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Re: Bird and fish die-off
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 10:00:22 am »
From what I understand the problem will exist until freeze up. It may not have the same effects but it will still exist. Hopefully the damage is contained.

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Re: Bird and fish die-off
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 07:17:30 pm »
I heard it is happening on the great lakes on a regular basis. News of dead animals always comes as a shock and gets a lot of media attention. Personally with all the time I spend on Georgian Bay I never saw a dead fish or dead bird. There is some material available to read on the MNR web site about the numbers and causes. It's a different type of botulism which made its way into the food chain then Humans are or should be concerned about.

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Re: Bird and fish die-off
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 10:38:11 am »
Thanks Rob
It is all in the post above. It seems to have been isolated to that region so far. The last big outbreak in the Great Lakes was in 2007 on Erie. I guess that's what killed all the older bigger bass down there.