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What do 500 tons of rotting carp smell like?

I hope to never find out.

Fish raise a mighty stink

HUNDREDS of tonnes of dead fish have been left to rot in Lake Colac [Australia], with authorities saying they are unable to clean them up.

More than 500 tonnes of carp died as a result of rising salinity and falling water levels in the lake in the state’s southwest.

As the lake continues to recede, forecasters say rainfall prospects are not good for southern Australia in autumn and winter.

It is the fourth, and largest, mass fish death in the lake since 2006…

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