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Mar Menor: Tonnes of dead fish wash up on Spanish lagoon’s shores

BBC News

August 24, 2021

Tonnes of dead fish have washed up on the shores of a large saltwater lagoon in south-east Spain in recent days after a mass die-off that has shocked local residents and environmentalists.

The local government has blamed recent hot weather for the deaths of the fish in the Mar Menor, south of Murcia.

But scientists say pollution from local farming has degraded the water quality.

Prosecutors are investigating and residents have held protests to demand action.

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