Hundreds of dead fish washed up


Environment agents from SEPRONA and biologists from the Institute of Coastal Ecology are investigating the appearance of hundreds of dead fish that were washed up on San Gabriel beach, Alicante.

They were dead on the sand and shoreline amid a strong odour, forcing red flags to be flown to prevent people from swimming in the area.

Officials have collected samples of the water, which was black, and specimens of dead fish have been taken for detailed analysis.


As residents voiced their concerns about a waste spill or pollutants being pumped in the sea, biologists said the deaths could be from natural causes, possibly due to a loss of oxygen in the water from the heat and winds that inhibit the flow of water and therefore fish are unable to breathe.


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