Biologists suspect that the huge fish kill on Lake St.
Clair was from a bacteria called chondrococcus columnaris. Biologist claim that VHS or pollution had nothing to do with the die-off of fish.
Mike Thomas, a research biologist at the Department of Natural Resources Lake St. Clair laboratory, claimed that this has happened before over the past 10 or 15 years.
Last one was in 2005 or 2006. The fish that was most effected by the bacteria was the smallmouth bass, he explained that the smallmouth population in Lake St. Clair is so big that a few thousand bass dead should not have an impact.
Personally, I don’t think they are one hundred percent sure if it was the bacteria. I think pollution takes a big part in these fish killings, biologists and scientists don’t know everything. I would like to see a change in the way we live, I think that all the boats should change to electric motors. I think that would be a good start.
I was actually on Lakeshore street jogging today on the shore line, I saw about 10 fish dead. They looked like all of them were smallmouth bass, but some could of been sheephead or carp. It’s hard to tell when the fish is decomposed. It’s really sad to see this happen. I love fish, wildlife in general. I think if we don’t change the way we live right now, we will start to see these simple gifts given to us start to die off.