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Thousands of dead fish wash up in Brazil

Posted on Saturday, 16 March, 2013 | Comment icon 20 comments


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Authorities are working to remove several thousand dead fish from Brazil's Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

A tourist attraction in the region, the lagoon has been turned in to a sea of dead fish following two recent storms. It is believed that the storms caused large amounts of organic matter to be washed in to the lagoon, decreasing the oxygen content to the point where its fish population couldn't survive. The situation wasn't helped by the fact that at the time, large numbers of the fish had entered the lagoon to spawn.

Authorities are now working to remove more than 12 tons of dead fish from the water. In 2016 the lagoon will be used as one of the venues for the Olympic rowing event.

"A large amount of organic matter that entered the lagoon as a result of two recent large storms consumed oxygen and brought it down to critically low levels, Carlos Alberto Muniz, the municipal environment secretary, told Efe."

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Comment icon #11 Posted by coolguy on 17 March, 2013, 2:26
Brown tide kills oxygen then kills fish.
Comment icon #12 Posted by bmk1245 on 17 March, 2013, 11:20
[...] To bad Mother Nature can not do this to humans, we need it. So, you wouldn't mind if Mother nature would put you near the beginning of the long line for the corporeal punishment?...Be careful what you wish for.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Sakari on 17 March, 2013, 16:20
So, you wouldn't mind if Mother nature would put you near the beginning of the long line for the corporeal punishment?... Be careful what you wish for. No I would not......And if I had a nickel for every time someone posted that.
Comment icon #14 Posted by 3xStrange on 17 March, 2013, 18:05
STOP EVERYBODY! THIS IS NOT the End of World or nothing like this! Just look at simple history, Before jump to conclusions! The name of the neighborhood is Ipanema, that in the native language means "Bad Water" or "Smelly Water", the lagoon is surrounds by hills and with a short connection to the ocean, after strong rains (specially in the summer season, as now down there) the "spring" water come from the hills and take the levels of the oxigen in the water to a low level when the sun comeback and heat up the water mirror. check on Google map with you dont belive, right under the statue of Chr... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by TheLastLazyGun on 17 March, 2013, 18:25
Maybe they are those millions of tons of dead fish that the EU throws back into the sea every year.
Comment icon #16 Posted by .Betta on 18 March, 2013, 9:18
the waters and their systems are very delicate
Comment icon #17 Posted by bmk1245 on 18 March, 2013, 12:28
No I would not.......[...] Ok thenruns to chat with Gods of Earth, Skies, Water, and Fire [...].And if I had a nickel for every time someone posted that. Same here: if I had a nickel for every time I heard "declarations" similar to yours...
Comment icon #18 Posted by rustygh on 18 March, 2013, 21:51
You know what's stupid? People that say if I had a nickel. I mean lets say it happened every day and you started at age ten and you're sixty now. That's fifty year nickel a day its only nine hundred bucks, so, yeah, ****
Comment icon #19 Posted by The Unseen on 24 March, 2013, 8:35
It has not just been the last few years, it has been all throughout history. Humans have not helped, and have caused un natural kills, but ones like this are natural. To bad Mother Nature can not do this to humans, we need it. I dont know where your head is but,dang man,Ok lets put it this way,If mother nature desides to do that with humanity You too will be killed,your family would be killed,your friends and anyother human would be too, I say no,No to mother nature doing that and No to you ,If you want to die by all means do it where we dont and cant see it and surly cant read about it,Quit t... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by Sakari on 24 March, 2013, 15:58
I dont know where your head is but,dang man,Ok lets put it this way,If mother nature desides to do that with humanity You too will be killed,your family would be killed,your friends and anyother human would be too, I say no,No to mother nature doing that and No to you ,If you want to die by all means do it where we dont and cant see it and surly cant read about it,Quit trying to kill everybody and just think of yourself in that matter,No Respect for someone who wishes Ill on all humanity.Why not say something like Mother nature needs to rid the world of EVIL PEOPLE,CHILD KILLERS and People lik... [More]


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