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‘As far as the eye can see’: millions of dead fish block Australian river [VIDEO]

Dead fish have littered a river near the town of Menindee in New South Wales. | Fountain: AFP

Millions of dead fish, in a state of increasing decay, are blocking a stretch of river in a remote town in the depths. Australiawhich is experiencing intense heat.

Videos posted on social media show boats making their way through a sea of ​​dead fish that almost completely covers the surface of the river.

The New South Wales regional government said on Friday that “millions” fish They died in the Darling River near the town of Menindee, the third such incident in the area since 2018.

“It’s terrible, really. As far as the eye can see, dead fish,” he told the public. AFP Graham McCrabb, resident of Menindee.

This still image from a video taken on March 17, 2023, courtesy of Graham McCrabb, shows dead fish littering a river near the town of Menindee in New South Wales. | Fountain: AFP

“Hot weather” breeds hypoxia

Population fish in the river has risen sharply due to recent flooding, but now they are dying from “low oxygen levels in the water (hypoxia) as the water level drops,” local authorities said.

“The current warm weather in the region exacerbates hypoxia as warm water contains less oxygen than cold water and fish require more oxygen at higher temperatures,” he added.

Previous episodes of mass death fish in the area they were associated with a lack of water due to drought and an outbreak of poisonous algae.

Regional fisheries department spokesman Cameron Lay said it was “shocking” to see tens of miles of river teeming with fish. fish dead. (According to AFP)


“Espacio Vital”: Dr. Cesar Munaiko – Director General of the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases (CDC) Minsy reported that so far 91 people have died from different regions as a result of traffic accidents, electric shocks, and from -caused by collapsed roofs, walls, and also due to river landslides.

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