As ice melts, dead fish will surface

Michigan
Great Lakes

State officials say small numbers of dead fish may be common sights in Michigan waters as winter’s snow and ice melt.

Gary Whelan of the Department of Natural Resources says very cold temperatures and heavy snow can kill fish and other aquatic animals such as turtles, frogs, toads and crayfish.

Whelan says the fish kills typically happen late in winter but can go unnoticed until the water warms and fish rise to the surface.

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