Thousands of dead sardines were found floating on Monday along the shores of Queule River in the southern Chilean region of Araucania. Experts are still investigating the cause of death.
A ton of dead fish has been recovered near the German-Swiss border despite man-made 'cool pools' to prevent fish fatalities. Europe is in the throes of a heat wave that is impacting life in many different ways.
Over the past week, dead fish have been pulled out of Germany's rivers and lakes by the ton — the extreme heat and a lack of rain have proven too much for them. Global warming is among factors altering fish habitat.
A German conservation group has warned that chemicals and river engineering have damaged around 92 percent of the country's freshwater. Germany is among the worst EU performers when it comes to water protection measures.
The sad sight of a orca mother carrying around her dead calf for days highlights the threat to the species as successful births plummet. Diminishing Chinook salmon stocks are largely to blame.
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