Rare golden algae may have caused fish deaths in Oder River, says minister

Polish minister Anna Moskwa says experts have found algal bloom in water samples, after mass die-off puzzled scientists

Rare microorganisms known as golden algae could be the cause behind a mass death of fish in the Oder River that has puzzled scientists for days, Poland’s environment minister has suggested.

“After further investigations, the Institute of Inland Fisheries in Olsztyn has found rare microorganisms, so-called golden algae, in water samples from the Oder River,” Anna Moskwa said on Thursday.

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