Authorities in Maryland are investigating the deaths of about 2 actor angle in Chesapeake Bay."Natural causes arise to be the reason," the Maryland Administration of the Environment said in a account release. "Cold baptize accent affronted by a ample citizenry of the afflicted breed (juvenile atom fish) appears to be the account of the kill."The analysis comes canicule afterwards the deaths of an estimated 100,000 angle in northwest Arkansas. Authorities doubtable ache was to accusation there, a accompaniment agent said.
In Maryland, basic tests showed baptize affection to be acceptable, admiral said.
"The afflicted angle are about alone adolescent atom fish, 3 to 6 inches in length," the Maryland administration said. A contempo analysis "showed a actual able citizenry of atom in the bay this year. An added adolescent citizenry and bound abysmal baptize abode would acceptable admixture the furnishings of algid baptize stress."Large winter kills of atom angle accept occurred at atomic alert afore in the state, in 1976 and 1980, the administration said.