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New theory says gas bubble disease could have killed asian carp

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TRIGG COUNTY, KY - There's a new theory as to what might have killed hundreds of thousands of asian carp that were found floating in the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers a few weeks ago.

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department tells Local 6 a pathologist from Warm Spring, Georgia came to the area on Thursday to take a few samples of the dead fish, which remains a mystery.

Evidence of Gas Bubble Disease was present in the samples, which is when there is so much air in the water, the fish gets air bubbles in their blood system. Experts say that there is more air in the water near the turbines of the Kentucky Dam, so the gas bubble theory is possible.

Nothing conclusive has been decided yet as to what caused such a large number of asian carp to die off in such a short amount of time however. Experts will continue to research the unusual phenomenon.
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