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Iceland: Fish Suffocate in Fjord

Iceland is currently seeing an environmental disaster affecting its fish stocks. Around 50,000 tons of herring have died in a fjord there, and are now rotting away after being washed up on its banks.

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Experts suspect that low levels of oxygen are to blame for the mass of dead fish. What’s more, the oil excreted by the herring can in turn become a danger for birds by clogging up their feathers and wings. We take a look at what the local community is doing to get rid of the problem.