Workers Clean up Dead Fish and Algae in Greens’ Pond

DUBAI — Cleaners worked through the day to clear a pond between The Links and The Greens of algae and hundreds of dead fish which had floated to the surface during the weekend.

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Published: Tue 4 Aug 2009, 12:42 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:17 AM

Residents in the area complained of the smell from the area, particularly with the heat of Dubai summer aggravating the situation.

It is the second time hundreds of the fish, of the Aphanius species, were found dead in the same pond in just over one week with a Emaar spokesperson then also attributing it to the short lifespan of the fish.

A spokesperson for Emaar Properties, master developer of the community off Shaikh Zayed Road and near Jebel Ali Race Course, on Sunday said it was a regualr occurrence.

“As observed by Emaar over the past few years, the occurrence of the death of the Aphanius fish species is natural phenomenon given their short lifespan. This normally occurs over a period of a few weeks with the pond then returning to its normal state,” the spokesperson said.

“During this time, the lakes within Emaar’s communities are closely monitored by the lake maintenance team by conducting regular site inspections while continuing to remove any dead fish.”

The spokesperson said Emaar limnologists ensured water quality to support the fish population and the lakes were regularly maintained.

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