Thousands of dead fish wash up on a beach in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Fish Kill Alert

A beach in Banda Aceh experiencing a mass dead fish phenomenon. Then, is the beach polluted?

The beach of Gampong village Java in Banda Aceh, Aceh experienced unusual phenomenon, Wednesday yesterday. Suddenly there was a lot of dead fish along the beach.

According to information from oceanographic researchers, the resources and vulnerability research of KKP, Ulung Jantama Wisha Friday (31/5/2019), there are some allegations that can be learned.

“If the mass of dead fish must be pollution, which can make the potential for death of the mass of heavy metals or nutrient pollution,” he said.

Heavy metals whose concentration exceeds quality standards can be toxic or toxic. Actually the fish are dead because metal contamination can be consumed.

As long as the head is not eaten. Because, the accumulation of toxins in the gill and head.

“If the nutrient pollution is related to blooming algae. The nutrients that have the consefiers too high can make the waters so fertile (eutrophication), “obviously Ulung.

Eutrophication is a condition in which the explosion of phytoplankton populations can be toxic (harmful algal bloom) or toxic. If this is the case, the traveler swimming in this beach area will be itching.

But it is still an allegation based on theory. There are also possible waste sewer. Waste is intentionally disposed of when it rains with reasons to reduce impact to the environment.

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