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At least 1000 more dead fish found near Lievre River
Dead sturgeon along shore of Ottawa River
Wildlife officials confirm more than 1000 fish have been found dead near the Lièvre River.
This is the third wave of dead fish found in the last month.
Intoxication was to blame for the first two waves of dead fish, and according to the Ottawa Riverkeeper, it is also to blame for this latest discovery of dead fish.
It is not an infectious disease, but rather the fish were exposed to something toxic in their environment. However, the cause still remains unknown.
According to Quebec's Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, a team travelled to the Masson-Angers area Monday morning following a report from Garde-Rivière des Outaouais.
Ministry biologists took new samples for analysis and they were sent to the Quebec Center for Wildlife Health in Saint-Hyacinthe.
Officials say they have yet to receive the final report from the second wave of dead fish, but also suspect intoxication is responsible.