Invasive alewife wash up at Rossetti park in mass die-off

Alewife are an invasive species first discovered in Lake Champlain in 2003. Photo by J. Abatemarco.

A mass die-off has caused many of the invasive alewife fish to wash up at Rossetti park just before New Year. Thousands of the tiny herring coated 100 square feet of the lake’s waterline. According to VT Fish and Wildlife fishery scientist Shawn Good, the die-off is the natural result of the alewife’s sensitivity to fluctuations in temperature. Colchester Sun.

Visit the Colchester Sun website to read more about how these die-offs, and the introduction of the Alewife to the region, is affecting the Lake Champlain watershed.

Click here to read the full article on the Colchester Sun website.