How’s this for bizarre news: more than 200,000 fish were found dead last week in a lake in Northern Argentina. Environmental officials are still figuring out what caused the mass deaths in Lake Ipizca located 621 miles northeast of Buenos Aires.
Environmental officials have several possible theories about what could have caused this, including insufficient oxygen in the water. That could have led to respiratory dysfunction or water contamination. Another possibility is that some sort of poisonous substance was dumped in the lake.
Because the lake supplies water to several nearby towns, the reservoir’s water quality has been tested and the results will be announced in the upcoming days. Lake Ipizca, which attracts about 400 fishermen and water sports fans a week, will remain closed until this mystery has been solved.