Almost 50,000 tonnes of dead salmon and sardines along with millions of dead clams off the coast of Chile as a result of red tides caused by El Niño

sardine_fish_kill_750.jpgSo far this year it is estimated that 40,000 tonnes of salmon and 8,000 tonnes of sardines have been thrown off the coast of Chile as a result of red tides caused by El Niño. A huge amount of dead salmon and sardines are accumulating on the Pacific coast of Chile since early this year due to the effect of climate phenomenon known as El Niño, reports Telesur. It is estimated that a total of 40,000 tons of Salmon in the region of Los Lagos, representing 12% of the annual production of salmon from Chile. This month a further 8,000 tonnes of sardines washed up in the mouth of the river Queule. The region of Los Lagos, Chile is currently affected by a the biggest “red tide” in its history. The algae bloom which has already killed thousands of tonnes of fish and now millions of molluscs (clams) are covering the beach. Read Article/Video