August 6, 2014 10:20 pm

Heat, overgrowth of algae, could be to blame for death of fish in Langley

Dead fish washing up in Langley.

Global News

VANCOUVER – Test results have not yet come back, but officials in Langley believe the recent high temperatures are to blame for the deaths of hundreds of fish.

The carcasses began turning up on the surface of Brydon Park Nature Lagoon over the long weekend. There are between 500 and 1,000 fish estimated to have died.

On Wednesday a crew from Langley Environmental Partners Society was out on the water cleaning up.

Experts say an overgrowth of algae, spurred on by warm weather, appears to have depleted oxygen levels in the lagoon.

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