Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thousands of dead fish wash up on Brazilian lagoon

Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, a Rio de Janeiro tourist attraction, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday.

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.

This situation caused a massive die-off of shad, whose number had risen since mid-February after the fish had entered the lagoon to spawn, Muniz said.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/03/13/thousands-dead-fish-wash-up-on-shores-brazilian-lagoon/