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Fish die-off in Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon under investigation

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The Stanley Park Ecology Society is investigating after a large number of dead fish were found floating in Lost Lagoon.

Dozens of fish carcasses have been spotted while numerous other fish appear to be moving sluggishly.

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The fish are believed to be common carp, a species that was introduced to the lagoon, located in Stanley Park.

The water quality in the lagoon is being tested but it’s thought the die-off is probably a result of the weekend’s heavy rainfall, just when the water in the lagoon is turning over — a natural process that happens every fall.

The Vancouver Park Board said it is investigating, but there does not appear to be a risk to public safety.

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