About a hundred bass were spotted floating in the canal.
|Low dissolved oxygen levels associated with springtime|
warming of the canal water caused these bass to die
By the time we arrived it stank and buzzards were on the scene.
At first puzzling was the many gar swimming below.
But that ended up being the ultimate clue:
Gar can surface and gulp air.
|The same water was no problem for the gar:|
They can gulp air.
Why they died in only a short half mile stretch of canal and nowhere else is the next mystery.