Monday, February 25, 2013

Thousands of dead fish found floating in Cleveland river

Thousands of dead fish were found floating in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland and lining the river banks, officials said.

"I've seen large clumps of them floating down the river for the last three days," T.J. Towner, who works in the area of the city known as The Flats, said in a (Cleveland) Plain Dealer report Monday.

The cause of the fish kill -- with many of the fish showing red bruise-like marks -- was not immediately known, but Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District spokeswoman Jean Chapman said kills of Gizzard Shad are common this time of year.