Thursday, May 28, 2009

American Smellscapes: Baltimore Fish Kill

Fish in Baltimore harbor are going belly up and making a big stink. Reporter Liz Kay at the Baltimore Sun gets an explanation from the Maryland Department of the Environment. MDE spokeswoman Dawn Stoltzfus says an algae bloom lowered oxygen levels and killed 3,000 menhaden. (Why is it always the menhaden?)

Exit question: Wasn’t Dawn Stoltzfus a character in a John Waters movie?

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