What lives in the Parana River?
The Paraná River also supports many species of aquatic animal including migratory fishes like the Atlantic saber-tooth anchovy, as well as other fish like catfish and piranhas. A variety of phytoplankton and macrophytes also thrive in the river.
Are there piranhas in the Parana River?
A 7-year-old girl lost a finger to the fish, and dozens of people suffered serious bites to their extremities, news agencies reported. The attack occurred along the Parana River at Rosario, about 200 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. Piranhas, a freshwater fish with sharp teeth, inhabit the rivers of South America.
How many dams are on the Paraná River?
There are 54 large dams in the La Plata basin in Brazil, and 45 more are planned or in construction, affecting the Paraná and its tributaries (the Grande, Paranaíba, Tiete, Paranapanema, Iguaçu, and Uruguay).
Why is the water brown in Buenos Aires?
Buenos Aires is located on the banks of Rio de la Plata. The river is brown because of the sediments but around Buenos Aires, it’s a bit dirty. Four hours driving away from Buenos Aires there is the Atlantic sea. However, Argentina is not really known for its exotic beaches like in Brasil.
What is manufactured in Uruguay?
Prepared rice, chocolate, meat, cookies, and pasta were the main exports, although frozen foods have been growing steadily in value. This sector of industry has been the recipient of almost 50 percent of all new foreign investment in Uruguay.