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In pictures: Horde of herring found floating dead in Iceland fjord

Millions of dollars worth of dead herring were found for the second time in two months

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Workers clear up dead herring from the shores of Kolgrafafjordur in western Iceland on Tuesday.

Brynjar Gauti/AP

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This is the second time in two months that herring been found dead in Kolgrafafjordur, a small fjord on the northern part of Snaefellsnes peninsula on Iceland’s western shore.


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Between 25,000 and 30,000 tons of herring died in December and more now, due to lack of oxygen in the fjord thought to have been caused by a landfill and bridge constructed across the fjord in December, 2004.

Brynjar Gauti/AP

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School children in the nearby village of Grundafjordur collected 25 to 30 tons of the dead herring Tuesday morning for sale as animal fodder, raising money for sports and other activities, reports.


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