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China: 35 Tons of Dead Fish Appear in Lake

China: 35 Tons of Dead Fish Appear in Lake

by Ian JacksonMay 7, 2016

BEIJING — Thirty-five tons of dead fish washed up in a lake in China this week.

Residents of Haikou city on China’s southern Hainan island began noticing the dead white and yellow fish.

Dozens of sanitation employees worked for hours to trash the fish, to prevent it from being sold to consumers.

The fish are members of the herring family.

One possible explanation is the creatures may have been killed as they passed through the pumping system used on the lake. The animals may have been carried in an estuary by a tidal surge of water. They would have then entered a pumping system before being deposited back into the lake. Dead fish then floated to the surface of the water over the course of the next two days.

This is just beyond scary ….

Credits: usatoday

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