Low Oxygen Blamed for RI Fish Kill

An adult menhaden gulping for air in the Seekonk River on August 5, 2014.  Photo Save The Bay/Narragansett Baykeeper/courtesy of Tom Borden.
An adult menhaden gulping for air in the Seekonk River on August 5, 2014. Photo Save The Bay/Narragansett Baykeeper/courtesy of Tom Borden.

Low oxygen levels are being blamed for an unusual fish kill along the Seekonk River near Narragansett Bay, according to an article on ProvidenceJournal.com.

Marine biologists discovered the fish kill Tuesday, August 5, 2014, during a routine boat trip to test the water quality on Narragansett Bay. The team of scientists, who monitor water quality every two weeks, found poor oxygen levels not only near the bottom, but right through the water column to the surface.

Read more about the fish kill on the Seekonk River.

Read the Narragansett Baykeeper’s Blog about the fish kill.