Salt-loving algae wipe out fish in Appalachian stream.

  title={Salt-loving algae wipe out fish in Appalachian stream.},
  author={Rebecca Renner},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={43 24},
A salt-loving alga that killed tens of millions of fish in Texas has struck for the first time in an Appalachian stream that flows along the border of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Prymnesium parvum or “golden algae” caused the sudden death of thousands of fish, mussels, and salamanders in early September along some 30 miles of Dunkard Creek. University and government scientists fear the disaster could presage further kills in the region. Streams at risk due to high concentrations of total… CONTINUE READING