So far no definite answer has been given by the government officials on the cause of this. Few speculations are in the air. Some says its hypoxia while others say it’s due to some kind of poisonous plankton or algae. Also there are some far fetched theories stating that this incident is due to some kind of pollutants caused by
This incident actually is said to have started several months back. Fisherman and Scuba divers in Meemu atoll reported that the fish were mysteriously dying in great numbers. Eventually it spread North to Felidhu, Ari and Male’ Atoll.
It’s not only the triggerfish, Odonus
stone fish, dead and bloated up
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