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Why do millions of fish keep dying in Mexico’s Lake Cajititlán?

August 27, 2015

Nearly 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from Lake Cajititlán in the last 10 days.

Great swathes of the surface of Mexico’s Lake Cajititlán were obscured last week as hundreds of thousands of dead fish surfaced and drifted toward the shore.

Over 100 local fishermen and conservation workers have removed almost 50 tons of freshwater fish from the lake in the western state of Jalisco in the last 10 days, after Cajititlán was struck by the latest in a string of mysterious mass deaths.

The putrid smell of rotting fish hung over the lake where workers have been busily scooping the fish from the surface, then wheeling them away, prior to shovelling them into the mouths of diggers more commonly used in construction work.

More than four million fish weighing 156 tons were hauled from the same lake last September in the worst such incidence to date. In total, 290 tons of dead fish surfaced in the lake throughout all of 2014…

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent.

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