13.7: Cosmos And Culture
7:34 pm
Sat July 7, 2012

Extreme heat is killing extreme numbers of fish

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 7:35 pm

Where I live, near Williamsburg, Virginia, it reached 100 degrees today, and according to meteorologists, felt like 108. All across the country, the story is the same: record-breaking heat.

And now we know that these extreme temperatures (and lower water levels) are killing off many thousands of fish, who don't have enough oxygen in lakes and rivers to survive. About 10,000 bluegills died in a single Tennessee lake.

Here is news that makes me shiver.


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