What could contaminate the Odra River? German scientists: “unidentified toxic species”

Not yet identified a toxic species of algae could have contributed to the mass extinction of fish in the Oder, suspect scientists from the Leibniz Institute of Water Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin. The rbb24 portal informs about this on Wednesday.

For water ecologist Christian Voltaire, according to current knowledge, this is the most likely cause of the catastrophe. With high temperatures and relatively low water levels on the upper Odra in Poland, algae could develop massively. After opening the locks, the toxic algae probably flowed down the Oder. This explains the high oxygen content despite the high temperatures.

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