No one knows for sure what's happened in the popular hiking area in Nordreisa municipality. However, various theories have been tossed around, explains Jan-Petter Jorgensen (44), who took mass death in sight on the beach with his dog Molly. - People tell that something similar happened in the 80s, and there is speculation among others on the river which flows into the ocean behind a promontory on the site, may have had something to say. Maybe the fish have been caught in the long due, and then died of fresh water? Jorgensen says to Dagbladet. He estimates each individual fish to be of 100-150 grams, and that the total might be about up to 20 tons. Now he's worried about what might happen if no one comes and removing carcasses. - When we talk about an environmental problem, the fish are in full resolution.
- May have been intimidated
- It's hard to say Bastant what's happened here, but the first thing that occurred to me, is that herring may have been frightened upwards of saithe, says Jens Christian Holst, senior researcher at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. Holst emphasizes that fresh water or currents at the site also may have played a role, if necessary. storm that recently collapsed, the fish may have been downright washed ashore. - Or it could be a combination.
January 2, 2012 – NORWAY –
(Dagbladet): The inhabitants of resin in Troms could hardly believe their eyes on the morning of New Year's Eve, the beach was a large amount, an estimated tens of tons, dead herring, writes Northern Lights .
Whatever, we want to have samples, if someone has taken a fresh sample and frozen it, we would like to have ruled on the case of illness or not, says the researcher. - How common is it with such mass death? - The does not happen often. Yet there is something we see from time to time, and it is anyway a big event. Should mass death prove to be repeated several times in the same place, we are even more interested in getting the matter investigated, says Holst. • Do you have fresh samples of the dead fish? Contact the Institute at number 55 23 85 00
People say that something similar happened in the 80′s, and there is speculation among others on the river which flows into the ocean behind a promontory on the site, may have had something to do with it. Maybe the fish have been caught in a deprived oxygen environment, and then died of fresh water? Jorgensen estimates each individual fish to be of 100-150 grams, and that the total might be about up to 20 tons. Now he’s worried about what might happen if no one comes and removing carcasses. -Dagbladet
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