Thousands of Fish Die in Rio’s Lagoa: Daily | Culture Collapse Disorder |

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents around the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio have had their usually picturesque surroundings spoiled this week as low oxygen levels in the water, caused thousands of fish to suffocate and float to the surface.


The usually scenic surroundings at Lagoa were ruined this week by thousands of dead fish, image recreation.

In response, Rio’s waste disposal company Comlurb employed 180 employees working alongside four boats in order to clear up the dead fish that started appearing on Tuesday morning. Since then they have collected more than 65 tones of fish, crabs and shrimp.

While concerns arose that Lagoa’s occasionallypolluted water was the source of the problem, the secretariat of the environment was quick to point to less sinister reasons, attributing the strange scene to recent storms and heavy... (Click title to continue)