Two million fish in Chesapeake Bay. The somewhat unconvincing reason for their death, we're told, is "cold weather stress", because (I suppose) the Chesapeake never ever gets cold or something.
Let's add this to the recent of spate of silly animal deaths:
…hundreds of thousands of fish dying in the Arkansas River near Ozark (experts suspect some type of infection), thousands of birds littering the ground in Beebe, Ark., (fireworks may have literally scared them to death) and hundreds of birds dead along Louisiana's Route 1 (perhaps because of a "controlled kill" by authorities or an encounter with power lines).
The only thing needed now to propel this into a new lvel of ridiculousness is an interview with Kirk Cameron…. and even he can't believe he's being asked questions about it.