In Almerimar, hundreds and even thousands of fish died in the Levante area of Lake Ejido Beach in recent days.
Over the weekend and Friday afternoon, small fish bodies started to appear on the lake's surface. The image was as alarming as it was concerning Monday morning.
Yesterday morning, Environment technicians from Junta de Andalucia visited the area to take water samples and analyze the parameters to determine the causes of the situation.
Technicians also collected samples from the Municipal Analytical University Center, (CUAM), which is dependent on El Ejido's City Council. They hope to get some initial results from this second analysis during today's session.
One possible cause could be the presence of an algae type that is depriving water of oxygen. This may also be due to the high levels of CO2 it absorbs.
The City Council of El Ejido has confirmed that all possible causes have been identified. They also plan to conduct analyses that will rule out any discharges that could have caused water contamination.
This is not the first instance of similar fish mortality. Therefore, it is important to identify the causes and find solutions so that this does not happen again.
Public Works and Maintenance will collect and eliminate the dead specimens. This is to ensure safety and avoid any odor issues that could bother residents.