Gallery: Thousands of Fish Die Across the Midwest Due to Scorching Summ...

 

Throughout the Midwest, record temperatures mean trouble for wildlife as well as discomfort for human beings. Thousands of fish are dying in areas where water temperatures have spiked to nearly 100 degrees. Fishery officials across the country are reporting massive die-offs of species due to complications from extreme weather and low flowing rivers and streams.  Last week in Iowa, 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon died after trying to cope with 97 degree water – and that is just one record being broken amongst many in the driest, hottest summer in US history.

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