Wildlife experts have been baffled by the sudden death of more than 800 tons of fish which have rotted on farms in a lake near Taal volcano south of Manila.
Residents were stunned when the milkfish, a widespread local dish, began dying and floating of the surface late last week.
Officials have banned the sale of the rotting fish, which are being buried by the truckload in Talisay and four other towns in Batangas province.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources official Rose del Mundo said today that the number of dying fish has now eased off slightly. More...