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DEAD CARP WASH UP ON LAKE MOHAVE BEACHES
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising Memorial Day visitors to Lake Mohave to expect an unpleasant odor and to see dead carp on beaches. Biologists from the National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and Arizona Game and Fish Department are looking into the cause.
There are no known human heath risks associated with the suspected cause of the carp deaths. However, as a precaution the National Park Service is advising visitors to avoid handling the dead fish.
Biologists have collected specimens for testing. Test results are due back next week.
There haven't been any reports of carp deaths in Lake Mead or other fish species being affected.
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Did You Know?
Today you can walk or bicycle along the elevated railroad bed used to haul supplies and materials for the construction of Hoover Dam and enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Mead and the surrounding desert landscape. More...