Mysterious Prawn Deaths


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Millions of prawns have been washed ashore in Coronel city, in Chile. The city is about 530km (330 miles) from the capital, Santiago. The scientists are suspecting that the strange sad phenomenon could be because of change in water temperature or its oxygen levels.

For one it could be the local power plants that use the sea water as a cooling agent in turn warming it up. But rising pollution or the El Nino phenomenon, which warms the waters of the Pacific ocean could also be to blame.

Local fisherman, who would now not have bulk catch, are devastated as this incident is a blow to their livelihood.

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