Fish dying in the Beira

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Fish in the Beira Lake have been perishing at a rapid rate due to the fast-spreading of Algae brought on by the prevalent rainy weather. Experts believe that the lack of oxygen in the water may be the cause. Pix By Nisal Baduge



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  • rumi Friday, 26 October 2012 08:26 AM

    beware selling in fish food at restaurants f

    michael Friday, 26 October 2012 08:55 AM

    Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

    Rizaniya Saturday, 27 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Hope they want sell this Fish. Better avoid buying it in d next few days! via DM iPad app

    Wimal Booruwanse Friday, 26 October 2012 08:18 PM

    This is the work of the US government . A conspiracy with the CIA. Sure, sure. Ask me. Ask me and I will tell you.

    Non Citizen Friday, 26 October 2012 09:54 AM

    I like tthis comment alot

    Farzan Saturday, 27 October 2012 12:00 AM

    It is not due to lack of oxigen but due to water pollution. I have seen the oil in the surface of water several time. via DM Android App

    Hassan Friday, 26 October 2012 09:46 AM

    Be careful eating fish these days.

    Silva de Mervn Friday, 26 October 2012 10:03 AM

    Troubled fish of the waters in Sri Lanka!!!

    Are they telling us something serious down under, given what our academic warns on Earthquakes due to the plates movements of the earth?

    Over to you God!!!

    true sri lankan Friday, 26 October 2012 10:26 AM

    Due to rain water fish will not dye. This is not acceptable. water is polluted.

    Black Mamba Saturday, 27 October 2012 02:30 AM

    Damn right. Lack of oxygen is the cause because the Beira is stagnant and polluted as well.

    mamath Friday, 26 October 2012 10:56 AM

    Can it be suicide? ..

    willows Friday, 26 October 2012 10:58 AM

    looks like the pollution, any thing do with the mega constrcutions????

    shan Friday, 26 October 2012 11:27 AM

    As Michael point could be through birds dung spreading some disease.

    Neva glnth ban choon Friday, 26 October 2012 11:33 AM

    Looks like someone has been digging for treasures again

    Devaka - Kadawatha Friday, 26 October 2012 12:08 PM

    A Bad time is imminent for the Sri Lankan Monarchy , Sigiriya Thunder attack and now This .

    Jay Friday, 26 October 2012 12:00 PM

    oxygen cant be the case, they come up and get oxygen... need to find the root couse

    Sedesh Friday, 26 October 2012 12:17 PM

    Its a Bible verse - Matthew 6:26

    shameel Friday, 26 October 2012 12:33 PM

    Lack of oxygen in the lake ...Pump oxygen into the water.....

    Amit Friday, 26 October 2012 12:54 PM

    Another person believing in curses and superstitions...like the Monarchy too. Sigh.

    wasanthi Friday, 26 October 2012 01:29 PM

    Polluted Water. Please clean the lake and Canals.

    Big Ears Friday, 26 October 2012 01:30 PM

    Was someone talking of cleaning the Beira Lake at a function at a very high cost using a loan. I smell something fishy!

    Curious Friday, 26 October 2012 01:54 PM

    The lake is so polluted even the fish can't survive.

    Big Ears Friday, 26 October 2012 01:47 PM

    Big Ears with a Big Nose, Ha!

    Big Ears Friday, 26 October 2012 02:11 PM

    Taking of pollution, I am more worried of the Carbon Monoxide from the exhaust fumes of the buses. At time I have a feeling it will not only be CO but these bus engines will back up the carbon atoms causing a nuclear fusion. Just a joke!

    alistatire brown Friday, 26 October 2012 02:47 PM

    Algae typically overgrows when there are too many nitrates in the water. This could either be from effluents entering the water somewhere or fertilizer being used around getting washed into the lake. Either way when the algae overgrow they take up all of the Oxygen in the lake and the fish literally starve of Oxygen.

    Fish cannot come to the surface and breathe as they need Oxygen rich water to pass over their gills.

    Hussain Friday, 26 October 2012 03:04 PM

    The Beira lake needs a good clean up, the water is polluted and lacks oxygen. Why not have them examine the water quality periodically, say weekly to check the condition of the water as done in most other countries . Just look at the pictures how dirty the shore line looks with all sorts of muck. Clean sand must be introduced to the 'shore line' to make it attractive.

    Upul Friday, 26 October 2012 03:21 PM

    With rain, a lot of nutrients wash into lakes. This could trigger a sudden bloom in algae population. At night, algae do not produce oxygen but consume it. This makes a low oxygen environment which could be fatal to fish. If this is the case, it is just a natural phenomenon to establish a balanced ecosystem even though it's ugly to humans (not to crows).

    Upul Friday, 26 October 2012 03:25 PM

    A classical Sri Lankan mentality. Some how find to a negative thread and ENJOY it.

    Siva Friday, 26 October 2012 03:38 PM

    Algae produce oxygen.The process called photosynthesis.Many fish feed on algae.The explanation is not scientific.

    Upul Friday, 26 October 2012 03:39 PM

    Mostly this could be an oxygen issue, but we cant neglect other possibilities. However, we will never be able to find the reason because the lack of efficient mechanism for scientific investigations in Sri Lanka. This situation leads to wrong decisions, thereby resulting monetary losses and invaluable losses of resources and national treasures. This is quite common in most fields, specially in environmental, health, agricultural, archeological and law enforcement fields.

    Ashan Friday, 26 October 2012 04:05 PM

    For them who believe no explanation is necessary!

    Ashan Friday, 26 October 2012 04:07 PM

    Or maybe some other form of dung a lot of shanties in this area..

    Rajan Friday, 26 October 2012 04:22 PM

    Free fish for Slave Island restaurants.


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