Hundreds of fish die at Tokyo aquarium due to lack of oxygen

2017-11-10 08:51
Stingrays and other fish swim in the "Sunshine Lagoon" tank at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo. The popular aquarium said it has resumed partial operations following the death of more than 94% of the fish in the largest tank, most likely because of a lack of oxygen. (Sunshine City via AP)

Stingrays and other fish swim in the "Sunshine Lagoon" tank at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo. The popular aquarium said it has resumed partial operations following the death of more than 94% of the fish in the largest tank, most likely because of a lack of oxygen. (Sunshine City via AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Penguins put best foot forward in daily parade through aquarium

2017-11-07 14:48

Animal keepers shepherd ten rockhopper penguins from their exhibit to a large pool every day to help them stay fit. Watch.WATCH

Tokyo - A popular Tokyo aquarium said on November 9 it has resumed partial operations following the death of more than 94% of the fish in its largest tank, most likely because of a lack of oxygen.

Sunshine Aquarium said 1 235 fish had died in the "Sunshine Lagoon" tank. Only 73 fish, including zebra sharks and stingrays, survived.

The aquarium said it plans to gradually add more fish to the 12 m-wide tank.

Underwater performances in the tank and guided tours of the aquarium have been suspended.

A security guard found the dead fish on November 8. The aquarium said it closed that day as officials investigated the cause and cleaned up the tank.

It said the stoppage of a bubble-generating tank cleaner that also enhances circulation of chemicals for treating unhealthy fish might have caused an oxygen decline.

The aquarium has more than 500 species of sea creatures, including penguins, sea lions and otters.

Read more on:    japan

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.