Councillor and Mayoral candidate Chris Whiting at the Bayside Drive lake where more than 1000 fish were found dead on Saturday.
SCORCHING weather conditions were thought to be the cause of a small scale fish kill at Beachmere.
Division Two Councillor and Mayoral candidate Chris Whiting said more than 1000 dead fish were discovered along Bayside Dr on Saturday which prompted residents to contact the council.
"There was more than 1000 fish, 99.9 of them were mullet," Cr Whiting said.
Cr Whiting said the fish kill was a much smaller scale than the incident at Biggs Avenue in February 2010 however he acknowledged that incidents were becoming increasingly common.
"We are investigating the cause and expect to have answers soon," Cr Whiting said.
"Samples were taken to see what we could learn and how we could help prevent fish kills in the future."
While Cr Whiting was unsure of the cost of the clean up he said half a dozen workers were employed for the job.
"It took about three hours,"
It is believed the fish deaths were caused by de-oxygenated water in the lake which was accelerated by hot weather conditions.
Cr Whiting said the combination of the shallow lake, warm temperature and de-oxygenized water provided just the right elements for a natural fish kill.
"Once you get a number of days over 30 degrees it starts to affect shallow water bodies," he said.Caboolture News visited the site on Sunday following the council clean-up and not one dead fish could be found.