Dead Fish in Washington DC: Hundreds of Dead Fish Found at National Mall Pond

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Hundreds of dead fish were found floating in a pond at the National Mall in Washington D.C., prompting officials to test the water and algae levels in the pond.

The National Park Service is cleaning up the carcasses on August 15 while the D.C> Department of the Environment took water samples for testing, reported WJLA

The likely cause is an algae bloom that sucks oxygen out of the water.

Officials say it could take several days to determine the cause of death. 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.