A Lake In Queens’ Kissena Park Is Teeming With Dead, Rotting Fish: Gothamist

14 Aug

Kissena Lake in Flushing, Queens, a popular fishing spot in Kissena Park, was dotted with dead and dying carp, many of them gasping for air at the water’s surface, from Tuesday night through Thursday evening. According to the Parks Department, the mass death was the result of an algae bloom following a flash flood on Tuesday that reduced the amount of oxygen in the lake.

“There are tons of dead fish in the park as of two nights ago,” a tipster told us Thursday night. “Huge fish are floating in the formerly beautiful lake and the usual turtles and many of the birds are nowhere to be seen. The sight is devastating and horrifying.” Kissena is home to many largemouth bass, yellow perch, American eel and, according to the Parks Department, a “large turtle population,” although no turtle deaths have been reported.

via A Lake In Queens' Kissena Park Is Teeming With Dead, Rotting Fish: Gothamist.

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