Updated 2:06 pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2018
About a dozen small perch found dead in a pond at Southwyck Golf Club in Pearland likely died as a result of the recent rapid change in weather, said Jennifer Spoor, the course’s general manager.
“The weather got very cold very fast and the temperatures have been back and forth, and that’s likely what caused them to die,” she said.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, warm water sinks during cold weather, prompting fish to gather near the bottom in larger schools where they may find less oxygen. If the pond doesn’t have much aeration, the fish can die.
“This hasn’t happened to here before to our knowledge,” Spoor said.
The dead fish were removed from the pond.