3 Aug 10 - "Over 1 million fish (now updated to 6 million) 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.
"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.
Shortage of fish in markets
"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. T
"In university fish ponds and commercial fisheries the losses are also catastrophic."
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Thanks to Walter H. Schneider for this link
YouTube video showing the masses of dead fish
"It's in Spanish," says Walter, "but dead fish are dead fish. It seems to me that no one has ever seen anything like it -- and not a word about it in the mainstream media in the Anglo-sphere."
"First estimates were for one million dead fish," says Walter. "Now the number of dead fish and other water-dependent wildlife has increased to about six million."
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As I've been warning for years (says Robert), I fear that we'll be fighting in the streets for food long before we're covered by ice.