Fish death baffling
MYSTERY surrounds the death of thousands of fish on the banks of a Tasmanian river, with scientists failing to pinpoint a cause. The Environmental Protection Authority has released its findings into the June 26 discovery of the fish, mostly bream, on a 5km stretch of the Scamander River. Testing of water, the fish and a white residue observed nearby showed no signs of pollution. The residue was found to be natural and non- toxic. “The most plausible theory is that the fish deaths resulted from natural causes,” a statement read.