Swimmers’ urine to blame for 500 fish deaths
Posted: 12 May 2012 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Just what have they been drinking?


SWIMMERS have killed about 500 fish in a northern Germany lake, with their urine causing algae that poisons marine life.

The mass death in the past two weeks has occurred in Eichbaum lake, in the port city of Hamburg, The Local reported.

“Swimmers who urinate in the lake are introducing a lot of phosphate,” fishermen’s spokesman Manfred Siedler told Bild newspaper. “We’re calculating half a liter of urine per swimmer per day.”

Applying anti-phosphate - at a reported cost of $667,000 - hasn’t worked, fueling an ongoing feud between fishermen and those who swim in the lake.

Swimmers have been banned from the lake until the algae outbreak is addressed.



Posted: 12 May 2012 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Then to think how concious NASA is about not poluting anything.
Makes you sad people are not more considerate.


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Posted: 12 May 2012 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Scientists: Global warming contributes to algae growth on Oneida Lake

Global warming could spur algae growth, oxygen loss in Lake Superior

Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in seas

What is the role of accumulating ocean algae in global warming?

I could probably keep going, but my guess is that it’s NOT pee. (urine)


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Posted: 14 May 2012 02:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I dunno…I’ve noticed a Hell of a lot of Germans just dropping trow anywhere to take a piss.  Even in places where there would be a bathroom nearby.  Why use a toilet when you can piss over the whole countryside?


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