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Old 09-10-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish

Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish
Antarctic cold snap kills millions of aquatic animals in the Amazon.
Anna Petherick
Published online 27 August 2010

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/1008...tml?s=news_rss
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With high Andean peaks and a humid tropical forest, Bolivia is a country of ecological extremes. But during the Southern Hemisphere's recent winter, unusually low temperatures in part of the country's tropical region hit freshwater species hard, killing an estimated 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles and river dolphins.

Scientists who have visited the affected rivers say the event is the biggest ecological disaster Bolivia has known, and, as an example of a sudden climatic change wreaking havoc on...
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:48 PM   #2
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I'm reading this and thinking say whaaaaaaaaaat in Auguest but then.... when it's summer for us it's winter for them. More whacked weather.
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