Emergency operations center activated following mass fish deaths in Australian state
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
SYDNEY, March 19 (Xinhua) -- An emergency operations center has been activated in Menindee, a small town in the far west of Australia's New South Wales (NSW), to facilitate multi-agency operations, after millions of native fish were found floating down the Darling River.
The NSW Police Force said on Sunday that the massive fish kills are believed to be attributed to hypoxic blackwater, a naturally occurring phenomenon that causes extremely low dissolved oxygen levels.
"The scale of this event ha ...