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Shocking photos emerge from Rio Olympic site

Oklahoman Published: March 14, 2013

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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