21,000 fish die in ‘catastrophic failure’ at UC Davis facility. Here’s the suspected cause

An estimated 21,000 fish died at the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture in what the university described as a “catastrophic failure.”

The loss appears to be a result of chlorine exposure, to which fish are uniquely sensitive, according to a Thursday news release from UC Davis. UC Davis has initiated an independent external review to determine where their systems failed and potential risks at similar facilities.

“We know that many researchers, regulatory agencies, Native American tribes and other partners trust us to care for their aquatic species,” the release read.

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