The tropical heat wave that has gripped Lithuania is blamed for a massive fish kill along 50 kilometers of the River Minija in the western part of the country, the Diena.lt news website reported.
Minija river
© Aurimas Rapečka

Not only trout but also larger pikes have been affected.

"The prolonged heat wave has raised the temperature of the water to a level where the amount of oxygen in the shallow upper reaches and in part of the middle reaches of the cold-water Minija has reached the limit values for fish, triggered a massive fish die-off," Erlandas Paplauskis, environmental specialist at Pajurio Regioninis Parkas (Seaside Regional Park), told the website.

"A long section of the bottom is covered by dead fish," he said after diving to inspect the river bed.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

New trends in startup world: unicorns' aspiration is not key anymore

The question when the first unicorn with over 1 billion of US dollars in value will appear in the...

Shopping frenzy: biggest retail chains plans allocate millions of euros for new stores

Lithuania's five biggest retail chains – Maxima , Lidl , Rimi, Iki and Norfa – have...

Construction launched on EUR 15 mln hotel in Kaunas

Construction is being launched on a 15-million-euro Moxy hotel, part of the Marriott Group , in...

Revolut moves operation launch date in Lithuania (1)

The United Kingdom's fintech startup Revolut has moved the operation launch date of its specialized...

“Shazam” co-founder before his visit in Lithuania: it will be new experience



You need to fail and learn many lessons before you finally reach your success. This can be proved by...