Holy mackerel! Or should I say, sea bass, tilapia, catfish and yellowtail because that’s what was found floating dead in the  Rio de Janeiro lagoon. Eighty tons of these fish were suffocated when heavy rains washed rotting algae into the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and depleted oxygen levels causing the fish the die.

aerial view of dead fish in the lagoon

aerial view of dead fish in the lagoon

The lagoon sits beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue and is the location of the rowing events for the 2016 Olympics. According to USA Today Sports, it took 100 municipal workers 48 hours to clean up the mess.

Eeew!! Can you imaging the smell??!

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis