Thousands of dead fish appear in two lagoons in Petén, Guatemala

Fish Kill Alert

Thousands of fish are dying in natural tributaries of the Mirador Río Azul National Park and Biotopo Dos Lagunas in the Maya Biosphere Reserve (RBM), in Flores, Petén.

It is believed that one of the causes is the lack of oxygen and that the tributaries are drying up. Among the species that die are the native ones, tilapias and devil fish, according to the authorities.

Large numbers of dead fish and others dying were found in the area. So far the cause of death of fish of all species and sizes has not been reported with certainty.

“It is striking that it is a protected area far from the populations, until there are invasive species such as the Devil Fish and the Tilapia,” said Francisco Asturias, of the Foundation for Eco-Development and Conservation (Fubdaeco).

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