An investigation of large-scale fish mortality in a temple tank in Madurai

  • B. Krishnamurthi
  • K. A. Dorairajah
  • A. D. Venkatasamy


The large-scale fish mortality that occurred in the Madurai Mariamman Teppakulam in November, 1955, is discussed in detail. The tank had been accumulating all kinds of organic debris, including periodic pollution by sewage. Consequently the waters have been rendered inimical to life contained in it. The meteorological conditions that prevailed during the period has culminated in the upwelling of all poisonous gases from the tank bottom proving fatal to fish life.


Hydrogen Sulphide Fish Mortality Sewage Pollution Fish Life Periodic Pollution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Krishnamurthi
    • 1
  • K. A. Dorairajah
    • 1
  • A. D. Venkatasamy
    • 1
  1. 1.Freshwater Biological Research StationBhavanisagar

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