6 Million Fish Dead in Bolivian Ecological Disaster

South America (currently in winter season) is experiencing a brutal cold snap–proclaimed to be the worst in 40 years. — PID

3 Aug. 2010 – Update: The number of dead fish and other water-dependent wildlife has increased to about 6 million.-———

(BOLIVIABELLA.COM) — Over 1 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles, dolphins and other river wildlife are floating dead in numerous Bolivian rivers in the three eastern/southern departments of Santa Cruz, Beni and Tarija. The extreme cold front that hit Bolivia in mid-July caused water temperatures to dip below the minimum temperatures river life can tolerate. As a consequence, rivers, lakes, lagoons and fisheries are brimming with decomposing fish and other creatures.

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