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April 2, 2010 / Dave Gorham

Thick Ice Kills Fish in German Lake

Thick ice blanketed Rangsdorf Lake in Germany, which is just south of Berlin, this winter which ended up starving the water of oxygen and is responsible for killing more than 300 tonnes of fish. The thick ice, which covered the lake for a long period of time, blocked all sunlight from getting to the water. This kept plants at the bottom of the lake from getting any sunlight, which kept them from producing oxygen. The fish ended up slowly dying from a combination of starvation and asphixyation.

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Image: Sky News Online

The harsh winter with freezing temperatures and thick snow also took a toll on birds, deer and wild boar.


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