HIPPO EXCREMENT TRIGGERING FISH KILLS IN AFRICAN RIVERS

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Hippo excrement triggering fish kills in African rivers

May 16 (UPI) — Hippo excrement is being blamed for fish mortality in Kenya’s Mara River. According to a new survey of the hippo population and river health in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the mammals excrete 9.3 tons of waste into the Mara River each day. Researchers suggest the massive influx of
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Hippo excrement triggering fish kills in African rivers

May 16 (UPI) — Hippo excrement is being blamed for fish mortality in Kenya’s Mara River. According to a new survey of the hippo population and river health in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the mammals excrete 9.3 tons of waste into the Mara River each day. Researchers suggest the massive influx of waste can […]
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Hippo excrement is being blamed for fish mortality in Kenya’s Mara River.
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Hippo excrement triggering fish kills in African rivers

May 16 (UPI) — Hippo excrement is being blamed for fish mortality in Kenya’s Mara River. According to a new survey of the hippo population and river health in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the mammals excrete 9.3 tons of waste into the Mara River …
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Hippo excrement triggering fish kills in African rivers

Hippo excrement is being blamed for fish mortality in Kenya’s Mara River.
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Hippo Poop Causing Massive Fish Die-Offs in African Rivers

May 17, 2018 · Hippo Poop Causing Massive Fish Die-Offs in African Rivers. By Pam Wright 11 hours ago weather.com. 00:39. Research Finds Hippo Waste Causes Fish Kills Downstream. Downstream from a hippo pool is not a good place to live. At a Glance. Yale researchers found that the 4,000 hippos that frequent Kenya’s Mara River leave behind 9.3 tons of excrement each day. Excrement …
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Hippo poop killing fish in Africa’s Mara River, Yale study

May 18, 2018 · It’s not just pollution that can harm oxygen levels in rivers. Another culprit: hippo poop. A study lead by researchers at Yale University found hippos pooping in the Mara River in Africa are killing off the fish. In the Mara River, about 4,000 hippos leave behind more than nine tons of dung each
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There’s so much hippo poop in African river, the fish …

It’s not just pollution that can harm oxygen levels in rivers. Another culprit: hippo poop. A study lead by researchers at Yale University found hippos pooping in the Mara River in Africa are killing off the fish. In the Mara River, about 4,000 hippos leave behind more than nine tons of dung each
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There’s so much hippo poop in African river, the fish are

Scientists found the hippo excrement not only kills off oxygen levels, but leaves behind chemicals such as ammonium and sulfide, which is also harmful to fish.
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There’s so much hippo poop in African river, the fish …

It’s not just pollution that can harm oxygen levels in rivers. Another culprit: hippo poop. A study lead by researchers at Yale University found hippos pooping in the Mara River in Africa are killing off the fish. In the Mara River, about 4,000 hippos leave behind more than nine tons of dung each
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