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Fish kill

Fish kill

[fish-kil]
The term fish kill is applied to a localized die-off of aquatic life. It may result from a variety of causes, including hazardous waste spills, ecological hypoxia, algae blooms, overpopulation of a predator species, seaquakes, unusual weather conditions, underwater explosions, and other catastrophic events that can perturb a normally stable aquatic population.

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