Skip to comments.1 Million Fish Dead in Bolivian Ecological Disaster
Posted on 08/06/2010 10:59:56 AM PDT by Errant
(3 Aug. 2010 - Update: The number of dead fish and other water-dependent wildlife has increased to about 6 million.)
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.
Unprecedented: Nothing like this has ever been seen in this magnitude in Bolivia. Inhabitants of riverside communities report the smell is nauseating and can be detected as far as a kilometer away from river banks. River communities, whose livelihoods depend on fishing, fear they'll run out of food and will have nothing to sell. Authorities are concerned there will be a shortage of fish in markets and are more concerned by possible threats to public health, especially in communities that also use river water for bathing and drinking, but also fear contaminated or decaying fish may end up in market stalls. They've begun a campaign to ensure market vendors and the public know how to tell the difference between fresh and unhealthy fish.
In university fish ponds and commercial fisheries the losses are also catastrophic.
Must be global warming.
How did Bush do this?
beat me too it by that much......
There is no cold front.
If there were, I’m SURE that ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/PBS would have told me about it.
Those Bolivians have a different word for everything.
I know we aren't supposed to believe in math, but populations grow geometrically.
“Must be global warming. “
Deniers, got what they deserved. /s
How did Bush do this?..................... Not Bush, it was that evil genius Cheney and his secret frost machine. It was tested out in Florida this past winter and it turned much of the SWF into a brown area with all the palm trees dying and game fish turning belly up in the flats and mangroves. He must have adjusted the machine to give it more power and range. His evil inventions are beyond comprehension of the average person, you should have seen his super building collapsing machine he used in NYC on 9/11, it also used holograms to make it look like there were airplanes crashing into the buildings. He is truly the best example of a mad scientist gone amok.
I’m sure Evo Morales can get all the aid he needs from his best friend Hugo. /sarc?
Yes, global warming. It got so hot, the temperature came all the way around and now it’s coming up from absolute zero. It was rising so fast, no one noticed how cold it was for a while.
Did they count 1 million dead fish bodies???
Bush’s fault, just ask Baraq.
Ella es un bombón !
Argentina’s winter is claimed here to be colder than that of Antarctica ~ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2565883/posts
You've got that right!
Global cooling is going to be much more disastrous than any global warming caused by increased CO2. Thanks!