Shocking photos emerge from Rio Olympic site

Oklahoman Published: March 14, 2013
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More than 80 tons of fish suffocated in the Rio de Janeiro lagoon that will be used for Olympic rowing events in 2016, causing an ecological and olfactory nightmare in the Brazilian metropolis.



Earlier this week, heavy rains washed rotting algae into the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and depleted oxygen levels, killing the yellowtail, catfish, tilapia and sea bass that live in the waters. In some areas of the lagoon, the dead fish were so concentrated that it was impossible to see the water beneath them.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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