Fish Kill in Biscayne Bay: A Report and a Plan

Biscayne Bay is an ecological and aesthetic jewel, with rolling seagrass meadows, tangled mangrove forests, and diverse marine life. However, between August 10-15, 2020, community members reported thousands of dead and dying marine life in Biscayne Bay from North Miami to Virginia Key. Affecting over 27 thousand marine creatures from 56 species, this was the largest recorded fish kill in Biscayne Bay. Following the mass mortality of marine life, severe algae blooms covered the Bay for several days.

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