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Brazil: Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Up On Shores Of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon

Fox News Latino, EFE – “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.

The city government now is working to remove the rotting fish and the strong odor associated with them and had collected 12 tons of dead shad as of Wednesday, the official said.

The lagoon is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via a canal that splits the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon, and that feeding-in of seawater on Wednesday helped improve oxygen levels, Muniz said.

A 65-year-old fisherman named Walter told Efe on the shores of Rodrigo de Freitas, which is to be cleaned up and used for aquatic events such as rowing in the 2016 Olympics, that he believes the large fish die-off occurred because the water in the lagoon is not renewed.” Source – Fox News Latino.

  1. 03/18/2013 at 3:18 PM

    Jesus is Coming..d signs of prophecies Fulfilling..maranatha


  2. 03/18/2013 at 5:35 PM

    Revelation 8:9, And a third of the living creatures in the sea died.


  3. 03/19/2013 at 6:31 PM

    This has NOTHING to do with “Biblical Prophesy!” This simply has to do with NOT “keeping-up” with a growing metropolis! Here in Los Angeles County, every year we had “heavy rains”, the sewage processing plants would “overflow” and raw sewage would get dumped directly into the ocean. This would cause the beaches to get “closed-down” until the contaminate levels dropped!

    These incidents have not occurred in quite awhile now as the capacity level of these plants has been increased to handle the infrequent “torrential” rain falls.


  4. 03/19/2013 at 6:34 PM

    Reblogged this on just2bwise and commented:
    Here is an example of media “miss-direction” or “drama!” These “dead fish” occur as the result of NOT keeping up with a growing metropolis and providing for the infrequent excess rainfall into the sewage system. Once the “city” compensates for this…it will not happen again!
    Of course, telling the “truth” wouldn’t sell as many papers as this “Headline” does!


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