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Peeing Swimmers Kill 500 Fish in Germany

by Joe Cermele Here's one from the "I Couldn't Make This Up If I Tried" file. According to Europe's Practicalfishkeeping.com, German swimmers are being blamed for the death of 500 fish in a lake near Hamburg. Apparently they just couldn't ditch the swimmy fins and pool noodles long enough to find a bathroom. From the story: A spokesman for the local Angling Association said: "Swimmers who urinate in the lake are introducing a lot of phosphate.
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Can peeing in a lake really kill fish? [Biology]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (3 years ago)

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Did Peeing Swimmers Kill 500 Fish?

News / International Affairs : World from Newser (3 years ago)

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News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

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