Dead crustaceans washed up

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Small dead crustaceans, believed to be krill, have been discovered along the shoreline at Town Beach in Exmouth.
Camera IconSmall dead crustaceans, believed to be krill, have been discovered along the shoreline at Town Beach in Exmouth.

Small dead crustaceans, believed to be krill, have been discovered along the shoreline at Town Beach in Exmouth.

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development have collected samples of the dead crustaceans, as well as water samples. The samples will undergo laboratory testing in Perth, in order to determine what has caused the fish kill.

A DPIRD spokesman said officers were monitoring the situation and updates would be issued when further information is available.

“The dead crustaceans extended for about one kilometre, with no other species thought to be involved,” he said.

“There have also recently been low tides and hot temperatures in the area and could potentially be associated with this fish kill.”

People are being urged to stay safe by not swimming in areas of water with large numbers of dead and decomposing sea life.

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