Dead-fish mystery in Cape vlei gives locals a lot to carp about

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Dead-fish mystery in Cape vlei gives locals a lot to carp about

They've have been washing up for weeks, says one resident. Officials hope for answers in the next few days

Senior reporter

A Cape Town vlei has begun spewing dead fish onto the sand near Kommetjie, prompting an investigation by government authorities.

A senior city council official on Tuesday confirmed a probe into the cause of the fish kill in the Wildevoëlvlei, which empties into the Atlantic at well-known Noordhoek beach.

The vlei, which drains through a wetland adjoining a dense housing development, suffers periodically from elevated toxin levels due to algae which is more abundant in summer...

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