MME Launches Second Phase of the Survey to Monitor Fish Deaths in Khor Al Adaid Area

  • 4 months   ago

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Monitoring and Environmental Laboratory Department, launched the second phase of a comprehensive study to monitor and control the case of fish deaths in Khor Al Adaid area, which is supervised by a specialized team affiliated with the Department, whose work will continue until next December, with the aim of studying this case and preparing an integrated report on its causes.

During this phase, the research team will conduct a comprehensive monitoring study of the fish deaths in Khor Al Adaid area, noting that the first phase focused on monitoring field readings only, while in the second phase, a comprehensive monitoring process will be conducted for all fish deaths in the area, based on the reports received by the administration.

 

This stage includes 5 different sites in which the quality of sea water is studied from a chemical, physical and biological point of view, and all the variables present at the bottom of the water from bacteria and other marine plankton (plant, animal) that directly affect the mortality of fish are monitored, in order to study whether it contains species that are harmful to fish, as various heavy metals are monitored in the water, in addition to measuring field readings of dissolved oxygen, underwater temperature, salinity and water turbidity.

The second phase is a continuation of the first phase, followed by the third and fourth phases until the end of this year, where samples will be collected from major sites in Khor Al Adaid area to carry out the necessary study on the results of fish deaths in this area, especially the sites where the phenomenon of fish deaths appears, with intensification of work to discover the real reasons for this phenomenon. (QNA)

Source: QNA

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