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Hippo waste causes fish kills in Africa's Mara River


May 16, 2018

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Ecologists have long known that agricultural and sewage pollution can cause low oxygen conditions and fish kills in rivers. A study published today in Nature Communications reports that hippo waste can have a similar effect in Africa's Mara River, which passes through the world renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve of Kenya, home to more than 4,000 hippos.Full Story

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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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