Italy TravelSomething Is Fishy in Venice

Something Is Fishy in Venice
Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by

fish-veniceA number of dead fish have been found floating in the lagoons of Venice in recent days. While officials have been quick to scoop them up, so as not to ruin the tourist experience, residents and environmentalists alike are wondering what is causing the deaths of these fish?

According to Gazzetta del Sud, “(Experts) want to clarify whether a lack of oxygen, possibly caused by pollution, has killed fish now being cleaned out of its canals. Scientists have suggested the fish are dying in parts of the lagoon where oxygen levels are particularly low, spawning large amounts of algae.”

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