A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Matawan Resident Observes Fish Kill in the Toms River

Atlantic menhaden (Wikimedia)

The Asbury Park Press posted an article last night discussing a fish kill in the Toms River involving Atlantic menhaden. The article featured personal testimony from Don Baker, an 80-year old resident of Matawan, who keeps his sailboat at Lighthouse Point Marina in South Toms River.  The NJ DEP noted that large schools of menhaden are known to enter lagoons, deplete the available oxygen and die in large numbers.


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