They come, they die, they stink to high heaven

Conniff, R.
June 1992
Yankee;Jun92, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p82
Discusses possible reasons why the Atlantic menhaden, fish also known as pogies, have been dying by the millions along the coast of Maine each summer since the 1980s. Experiment designed to prevent fish from entering coastal channels and rivers;Lack of oxygen in pogy-packed channels; Role of pogies in fish oil and poultry-feed industries; Pogy behavior; Other possible reasons for pogies' mass suicide; Impact of suicides on tourism; Efforts to sell dead pogies.


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