Dead eels

Boy went for walk . Heaps of big dead eels on safety bay beach . Weird


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Been reported

Sat, 2020-05-16 16:51

 Fishereies were collecting the dead ones all last week for the lab to look at.

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Covid? 

Sat, 2020-05-16 17:29

Covid? 

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Rex hunt back

Sat, 2020-05-16 18:17

Kissing fish and letting them go. Unusual just eels ?

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 Saw a few on the surface in

Sun, 2020-05-17 16:56

 Saw a few on the surface in the 40s last week, can't say I've seen them up top too often

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 Which area?

Mon, 2020-05-18 09:39

 Which area?

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Mon, 2020-05-18 12:20

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Warm water

Sun, 2020-05-17 17:06

Just a guess but a few f/w members have reported trouble in holding bottom in not very deep water due to a very strong current.
Could it bee that a strong warm current has come in close to the coast and this is what is causing the eels to get into trouble and die.
I don't know if the Leeuwin current t is a hot or cold current but it is one of which flows down the coast.

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current

Mon, 2020-05-18 21:29

 Leewuin current is hot that's what brings the mackies down from the north.

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Localised

Sun, 2020-05-17 18:51

Deaths ?

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What species of eels are they?

Mon, 2020-05-18 07:48

 Your eef type, ie morays or greens, or the big eels (short-finned or long-finned) which migrate up to freshwater to breed and grow.

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I don’t know

Mon, 2020-05-18 10:45

What type . Decent size ones

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ells

Mon, 2020-05-18 21:28

 Nothing lives forever. if it was in that sewer they call the pond it is under standable. I think the wter in there is going stagnent. there have been i few seen at the ramp, not dead though, but just give it time. Ho wthe hell do people eat the crabs out of there without getting sock in beyond me. I know that there had been a sewerage over flow onto the beach at one stage, might be another one/

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I remember that

Tue, 2020-05-19 08:26

Valve passing into drainage . Straight onto beach near wacky. Killed all the crabs

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Collection

Tue, 2020-05-19 16:57

Did read they have collected  some for testing, not confident we will know the true results 

Needs a good storm to flush it out, it stinks out there at the moment

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low oxygen,

Tue, 2020-05-19 21:56

 eels die in big numbers up north with low oxygen events from algal blooms/ coral spawn. They tend to blow up and float and can end up miles out to sea if its windy. Fish can leave an area but eels are very territorial and wont move so they die.  Could it be that? Is the water warm down that way. 

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 I have been sent lab reports

Wed, 2020-05-20 09:17

 I have been sent lab reports taken by the city taken after the event. I also get get copies of the samples taken each month as a concerned resident. The latest sample shows ecoli bacteria levels 10 times higher than previous month. The WA Water corp had not discharged into the Pond area for several weeks while they undertook work at their holding drain along Forrestor Road. Prior to the fish deaths we had the bad storms with huge swells hitting the beach resulting in storm drain pumps being used. Unfortunately DPIRD who are carrying out the investigation have not taken samples below the sea bed in order to test sedimentary levels, as you can imaging the years that  this water has not had a good flush the bacteria build up in the sea bed would be a real concern. 

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Any news yet

Thu, 2020-05-21 20:45

On what has killed the eels, have there been any more wash up

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Cheers tom

Thu, 2020-05-21 21:03

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