- Fish worth nearly £20million lie dead and and rotting in the sea
- Mystery surrounds the mass deaths, the second event since December
- Experts believe nearby building work starved them of oxygen
Stretching as far as the eye can see, dead herring blanket the ground in these chilling pictures taken today.
It is not yet known what is causing the mass fish deaths in Iceland, but today's grim find is the second such occurrence in two months.
The herring, weighing an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes and worth £18.9million, were found floating dead in in Kolgrafafjorour, a small fjord on the northern part of Snæfellsnes peninsula, west Iceland, according to the country's Morgunbladid newspaper.
The Dead Sea: Millions of pounds of herring lie dead, believed to have been killed by building work
The fish were found in Kolgrafafjordur, a small fjord on the northern part of Snaefellsnes peninsula, west Iceland
Both this mass death and the one in December, where a similar amount of fish died, are thought to be due to a lack of oxygen in the fjord caused by a landfill and bridge constructed across the fjord in 2004.
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