Environment: Fish Kill in Thompson Bayou

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a “fish kill” event on January 21, 2014. Search the Fish Kill Database and Maps of reported fish kills.

According to reports from the Pensacola News Journal:

Hundreds of dead fish are being found in shallow water and along the banks of Thompson’s Bayou at the University of West Florida today. Dead mullet and other fish started to appear a few days after arctic cold weather hit the area two weeks ago.

Today, many dead fish could be seen around the bayou that flows into the Escambia River. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission suspects cold weather may be to blame. 

Fish kills have been reported at various locations in Escambia County in recent days including Smith’s Fish Camp on the Escambia River, Herron Bayou and Perdido Bay. 

For more information or to report a fish kill vist http://myfwc.com/FishKill or call the fish kill hotline at (800) 636-0511.