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Title: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 03, 2011, 11:04:12 am
Hos 4:1  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
Hos 4:2  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Hos 4:3  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.


Quote from: Dok on August 23, 2010, 07:56:29 PM
Thousands of dead fish reported at mouth of Mississippi...

State authorities say fish kill in St. Bernard Parish waters likely caused by low oxygen levels

t. Bernard Parish authorities have reported a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, but state wildlife officials say it does not appear to be directly related to oil from the BP leak.

Randy Pausina, head fisheries biologist for the state, said Department of Wildlife and Fisheries workers are investigating the fish kill and that the initial conclusion is that it was caused by low levels of oxygen in the water.

Pausina said extreme heat can cause areas of low oxygen, especially when coupled with nutrient-rich water coming from the Mississippi River. The state opened several river diversion structures to help keep oil from penetrating the state's wetlands.

The fish were found Sunday afternoon, floating near boom that had been deployed in the area to catch oil from the BP oil leak, and washed up on the shoreline, St. Bernard Parish government said in a news release.

"By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish. Different species were found dead including crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout, red fish, you name it, included in that kill," St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro said.

Taffaro said there was oil in the area, but said it could not be determined at this point if it factored into the fish kill.

"We don't want to jump to any conclusions because we've had some oxygen issues by the Bayou La Loutre Dam from time to time,'' he said in the news release.

Nonetheless, Taffaro said, "It does point to the need for us to continue to monitor our waters and that's what we'll be doing."

A a thick, orange substance with tar balls and a "strong diesel smell'' was located Monday morning around Grassy Island, the news release said. Skimmers were dispatched to the area.

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/08/large_fish_kill_reported_in_st.html



Quote from: Dok on August 23, 2010, 07:59:42 PM
Fairhaven, MA: Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Thousands, Lack Of Oxygen In Warm Waters To Blame (VIDEO)

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On Monday, vacationing beach residents awoke to a foul smell when thousands of dead fish washed ashore on a small island on the east side of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, CNN reports.

Marine fisheries explained that the fish were killed due to a lack of oxygen caused by warm waters. All of the fish were Menhaden, which are especially sensitive to such changes, and they may have been dead for days prior to washing up on the beach.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/10/fairhaven-ma-dead-fish-wa_n_677140.html



Quote from: Dok on August 23, 2010, 08:01:02 PM
Hundreds of Thousands of dead fish New Jersey Shores AUGUST 12 2010!!!

There have been odd occurrences this summer of large amounts of dead fish washing up on the beaches of the East Coast. Recently a fish kill occurred in Fairhaven, MA, reports NBC Philadelphia.

The latest occurrence of dead fish washing up on the beach happened today in New Jersey. Thousands of dead fish were found on the beach of the Delaware Bay. Gregory DeBrosse, a biologist at Rutgers and Cape Shore
Laboratory manager, told the Press of Atlantic City that there could be up to millions of dead fish on the beaches of New Jersey.

www.associatedcontent.com…

What is going on with all the dead fish and animal stories in the last few days. Here’s the latest. One of the beachings was due to a net ripping and fish then dead from shock washing ashore however that does not explain the larger fish dump.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8PagtoWp_k




Quote from: Dok on August 23, 2010, 08:02:18 PM
Jersey Shore: Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Thousands For Second Time This Week On East Coast (VIDEO)

NBC Philadelphia reports that tens of thousands of dead menhaden fish washed ashore Wednesday on a New Jersey beach along Delaware Bay.

The incident is strikingly similar to an occurrence from Monday, when thousands of dead menhaden also washed ashore over 200 miles away in Fairhaven, MA (see video HERE).

N.J. Department of Environmental Protection officials say initial tests show no signs of toxic phytoplankton, like red tide, in the water, and they are still examining oxygen levels. Fisheries in Massachusetts alleged low oxygen from warm waters was the cause of the mass kill in Fairhaven, according to CNN.

Strangest of all, seagulls aren't going near what would normally appear to be a free lunch for the area's birds.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/12/jersey-shore-dead-fish-wa_n_680150.html



Quote from: Dok on September 14, 2010, 08:36:11 PM
Dead whale and thousands of dead fish found near Venice, Louisiana USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyK0RsGb-T4


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 03, 2011, 11:05:56 am
Just before folks in Beebe rang in the New Year, many witnessed an uncanny resemblance to the Hitchcock movie "The Birds." About 2,000 black birds fell from the sky off Windwood Drive, leaving quite the mess to clean up.
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Folks Today's THV spoke with initially thought the birds were poisoned because they are what they call a nuisance around this time every year, but they are surprised to hear it is more of a mystery.

Stephen Bryant recalls, "Millions, millions fly over every night. You look up at the sky and it's just black and then last night at about 10:30 I came out here and saw a bird drop."

In a matter of hours on New Years Eve thousands of birds fell from the sky to their death.

Melissa Weatherly says, "I immediately called mom because I had to go to work, I said you have to come get the kids and get the dog because I don't know what's going on." She continues, "It was horrible; you could not even get down the road without running over hundreds. It was that bad."

The mystery is unraveling like scenes from a movie, dozens of U.S. Environmental Services crews spent the day picking up the birds, walking between homes and climbing on people roofs with protective hazmat suits and breathing masks,.

Charles Boldrey stands outside watching the crews, "Nobody knows, I asked these guys who are out here picking them up and they don't seem to know anything, nobody seems to know anything. It just kind of freaked everybody out."

Officials with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission flew over the area and determined it's a one mile stretch. There are a variety of dead black birds, mostly red winged and a duck was also found.

No one has been evacuated because the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) air test came back clean for toxins.

Weatherly is skeptical, "They're walking around in mask and I'm wondering do we need the same thing because what makes that happen for them to drop out of the sky like that." complete article (http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=136195&catid=2)


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 03, 2011, 11:06:23 am
State commission says dead fish now cover 20-mile section of Arkansas River
By Associated Press, January 1, 2011
http://www.wreg.com/lifestyle/sns-ap-ar--deadfish,0,7329721.story

OZARK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman says dead drum fish now cover a 20-mile section of the Arkansas River near Ozark.

Seven teams from the state agency visited the affected portion of the river Friday. Commission spokesman Keith Stephens says an official estimate of how many fish have died is expected on Monday, but he tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the number is likely in the hundreds of thousands.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 03, 2011, 11:06:53 am
Thousands of Birds fall from the sky in South America...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrlH3BgKPxk



Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 03, 2011, 11:08:03 am
Now 100K Dead Fish Wash Up in Arkansas

Fish follow 5K blackbirds to their death
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 3, 2011 2:00 AM CST | Updated Jan 3, 2011 7:55 AM CST

(Newser) – More bizarre happenings in Arkansas: The state, reeling from the chilling sight of thousands of dead birds dropping from the sky over the weekend, is now grappling with 100,000 fish that have washed up on a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River. Officials suspect disease killed the drum fish, and note that while fish die-offs aren't unusual, the size of this one is. Officials are hopeful the phenomenon isn't the result of pollution or toxins. "The fish kill only affected one species of fish," an official tells CNN. "If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish." Click for more on the dead birds.

Read more... (http://www.newser.com/story/108839/now-100k-dead-fish-wash-up-in-arkansas.html)

Situation Update More than 5000 birds fall dead from Sky in Arkansas 12-31-2010 New Years Eve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nBhYN738YU&feature=player_embedded

Arkansas game officials hope testing scheduled to begin Monday will solve the mystery of why up to 5,000 birds fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve. The birds -- most of which were dead -- were red-winged blackbirds and starlings, and they were found within a one-mile area of Beebe, about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said. Birds fell over about a one-mile area, the commission said in a statement. As of Saturday, between 4,000 and 5,000 birds had been found dead, said Keith Stephens with the commission. "Shortly after I arrived, there were still birds falling from the sky," said commission wildlife officer Robby King in the statement. He said he collected about 65 dead birds. The commission said it flew over the area to gauge the scope of the event, and no birds were found outside of the initial one-mile area. Karen Rowe, an ornithologist for the commission, said the incident is not that unusual and is often caused by a lightning strike or high-altitude hail. A strong storm system moved through the state earlier in the day Friday.

"It's important to understand that a sick bird can't fly. So whatever happened to these birds happened very quickly," Rowe told CNN Radio on Sunday. "Something must have caused these birds to flush out of the trees at night, where they're normally just roosting and staying in the treetops ... and then something got them out of the air and caused their death and then they fell to earth," Rowe added. Officials also speculated that fireworks shot by New Year's revelers in the area might have caused severe stress in the birds. Rowe said Sunday there was evidence that large fireworks may have played a role. "Initial examinations of a few of the dead birds showed trauma. Whether or not this trauma was from the force of hitting the ground when they fell or from something that contacted them in the air, we don't know," Rowe said. The dead birds will be sent for testing to labs at the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission and the National Wildlife Health Center in Wisconsin. The necropsies will begin Monday, Stephens said, and the findings should be available sometime this week. The city of Beebe has hired U.S. Environmental Services to begin the cleanup and dispose of the dead birds, the commission said. The firm's workers will go door-to-door and pick up birds still in yards and on rooftops.

Look at the following web service for yourself folks. Something is killing mass amounts of birds and fish worldwide. This is by no means a rare event for the past year. Something is happening. In the military Parakeets are used as early warning system to detect chemical attacks.

The following copy and pasted from RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service

About 1,000 black birds fell from the sky over Beebe on Friday night, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said in a news release Saturday. Around 11:30 p.m., the commission began receiving phone calls about the birds, most of which were dead and fell over a 1-mile span, the release said. Wildlife officer Robby King collected about 65 dead birds that will be sent to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission lab and the National Wildlife Health Center lab in Madison, Wis. Officers flew over the area and determined no birds had fallen outside that part of the city, the release said. Commission ornithologist Karen Rowe said in the release that the flock could have been hit by lightning or high-altitude hail. Or the birds could have died from stress if disturbed from their roost by fireworks celebrating the New Year. Beebe has hired the commission to dispose of the birds.

Read more... (http://www.sott.net/articles/show/220873-Situation-Update-More-than-5000-birds-fall-dead-from-Sky-in-Arkansas-12-31-2010-New-Years-Eve)


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 03, 2011, 11:08:34 am
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/100107Birds.htm

Birds Fall From Sky In Australia

Amanda O'Brien
The Australian
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

THOUSANDS of birds have fallen from the skies over Esperance and no one knows why.  Is it an illness, toxins or a natural phenomenon? A string of autopsies in Perth have shed no light on the mystery.  All the residents of flood-devastated Esperance know is that their "dawn chorus" of singing birds is missing.  The main casualties are wattle birds, yellow-throated miners, new holland honeyeaters and singing honeyeaters, although some dead crows, hawks and pigeons have also been found.  Wildlife officers are baffled by the "catastrophic" event, which the Department of Environment and Conservation said began well before last week's freak storm.

On Monday, Esperance, 725km southeast of Perth, was declared a natural disaster zone.  District nature conservation co-ordinator Mike Fitzgerald said the first reports of birds dropping dead in people's yards came in three weeks ago. More than 500 deaths had since been notified. But the calls stopped suddenly last week, reportedly because no birds were left.

"It's very substantial. We estimate several thousand birds are dead, although we don't have a clear number because of the large areas of bushland," Mr Fitzgerald said.

Birds Australia, the nation's main bird conservation group, said it had not heard of a similar occurrence. "Not on that scale, and all at the same time, and also the fact that it's several different species," chief executive Graeme Hamilton said. "You'd have to call that a most unusual event and one that we'd all have to be concerned about."

He expected birds would return to the area once the problem - natural or man-made phenomenon - was fixed but said it was vital the cause was identified.  The Department of Agriculture and Food, which conducted the autopsies, has almost ruled out an infectious process.  Acting chief veterinary officer Fiona Sunderman said toxins were the most likely cause but the deaths could be due to anything from toxic algae to chemicals and pesticides.

Dr Sunderman said there were no leads yet on which of potentially hundreds of toxins might be responsible. Some birds were seen convulsing as they died.  Michelle Crisp was one of the first to contact the DEC after finding dozens of dead birds on her property one morning.  She told The Australian she normally had hundreds of birds in her yard, but that she and a neighbour counted 80 dead birds in one day.

"It went to the point where we had nothing, not a bird," she said.

"It was like a moonscape, just horrible. But the frightening thing for us, we didn't find any more birds after that. We literally didn't have any birds left to die."


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on January 03, 2011, 01:21:10 pm
Eugenists testing the tools of their trade. Consider how they are talking about targeting cancer, etc with genetic stem cells and such. They want to remove the cancerous virus as they see fit, and that virus they think is human, and they reason it best to just get rid of the sick ones for the betterment of society.

None of this surprises me.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 04, 2011, 08:11:54 am
BIRDS DROP FROM SKY OVER LOUISIANA
Tuesday Edition
January 4, 2011


LABARRE — Hundreds of dead and dying birds littered a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish on Monday as motorists drove over and around them.

State biologists are trying to determine what led to the deaths of the estimated 500 red-winged blackbirds and starlings on La. 1 just down the road from Pointe Coupee Central High School.

The discovery of the dead birds — some of which were lying face down, clumped in groups, while others were face up with their wings outstretched and rigid legs pointing upward — comes just three days after more than 3,000 blackbirds rained down from the sky in Beebe, Ark.

Necropsies performed Monday on the birds in Arkansas showed the birds suffered internal injuries that formed blood clots leading to their deaths, The Associated Press reported.

In Louisiana, biologists with the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spent part of the day Monday scooping up some of the birds in Pointe Coupee Parish to be sent for testing at labs in Georgia and Wisconsin.

The remaining carcasses were still on the roadway, on the shoulder and in drainage ditches Monday afternoon as some motorists sped past, flattening birds lying in the roadway, while other drivers slowed down to gawk.

State Wildlife Veterinarian Jim LaCour said he planned to drive to Pointe Coupee to pick up some of the bird carcasses to study.

Lab tests could take several weeks to come up with an explanation for the deaths, and LaCour declined to speculate on possible causes; however, he did say massive bird deaths have been known to occur in the state in the past, albeit in smaller numbers.

“Underlying disease, starvation and cold fronts where birds can’t get their body heat up” have caused similar occurrences “in various species over the years,” he said.

LaCour said some of the bird samples will be sent to the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Center in Wisconsin for analysis.

USGS spokesman Paul Slota said Monday afternoon he was unaware of the mass deaths in Louisiana, but he expects bird samples taken from the Arkansas occurrence on New Year’s Eve to arrive Tuesday in Wisconsin.

Slota also declined to speculate on a cause for the deaths, but he said a search of USGS records shows there have been 16 events in the past 30 years involving blackbirds where at least 1,000 of the birds have died seemingly all at once.

“These large events do take place,” he said. “It’s not terribly unusual.”

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/112843019.html


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 04, 2011, 10:30:02 am
its going global!!!

 :o   :o   :o

Tens of thousands of small fish die in Chesapeake Bay...
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/26357581/detail.html

Kentucky woman reports dozens of dead birds in her yard...
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Woman-reports-dozens-of-dead-birds-in-her-yard-112830524.html

100 tons of dead fish wash up on Brazil's shores...
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.parana-online.com.br%2Feditoria%2Fcidades%2Fnews%2F502434%2F%3Fnoticia%3DMORTANDADE%2BMISTERIOSA%2BDE%2BPEIXES%2BNO%2BLITORAL&act=url


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 04, 2011, 12:40:57 pm
Birds dying in Manitoba Canada Jan 2 2011 also
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/336/601/10,000s_of_Birds_found_dead_in_Manitoba.html



Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on January 04, 2011, 01:03:23 pm
Now we definately have a pattern! And that pattern I believe leads to man.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 04, 2011, 01:16:32 pm
Now we definately have a pattern! And that pattern I believe leads to man.

I dont know. This started way back in August. And its seems to be spreading to places with no connection.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 04, 2011, 01:29:59 pm
New Zealand!!!

Fisheries officials are investigating the death of hundreds of snapper washed up on Coromandel Peninsula beaches. Beachgoers at Little Bay and Waikawau Bay found the fish - many with their eyes missing - dead on the sand yesterday. Aucklander James Hughes, who was visiting friends, said they were sitting around when children in their group ran towards them holding fish. "We said, 'Where'd you get them?' and they said they just started floating up to the beach." Mr Hughes and others on the beach began walking towards the spot where the fish had washed up, and found many dead fish in the water too. "We spoke to boaties coming in and they said there was a carpet of them floating in the water." A Department of Conservation official told Mr Hughes fish in the Coromandel area were starving because of weather conditions. "That's just completely untrue. This was something deliberate and it's just wrong," Mr Hughes said. Ministry of Fisheries official Brendon Mikkelsen said the fish had been in the water for at least 12 hours and would be unsafe to eat. Last night, another ministry official said the matter was being investigated. It would be illegal to deliberately dump snapper, but there could be an innocent explanation, such as a net splitting.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?glide=BH-20110104-29065-NZL


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Gabriel on January 04, 2011, 02:39:34 pm
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Scientists say fireworks caused huge bird kill in Arkansas...

That's lie from the pits of hell! Most scientist work for that Fallen Angel named Lucifer. :p


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Vanessa on January 04, 2011, 03:49:04 pm
ok this is freaking me out...should we all buy gas masks? seriously...does anybody know where to purchase quality gas masks?


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on January 04, 2011, 04:15:52 pm
ok this is freaking me out...should we all buy gas masks? seriously...does anybody know where to purchase quality gas masks?

According to your faith. Jesus says He will never leave us nor forsake us, and if we drink any deadly thing it won't hurt us. I tend to believe the Word over the local news. Thank you Jesus.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Gabriel on January 04, 2011, 05:49:14 pm
ok this is freaking me out...should we all buy gas masks? seriously...does anybody know where to purchase quality gas masks?

I was just thinking that earlier today.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 04, 2011, 07:02:42 pm
I agree with Kilika - we need to be prepared, but in prayer and in the Word of God.

If we get killed off with this, then just remember we have eternal life right in front of us with no sickness, death, sorrow, etc. :)


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Vanessa on January 05, 2011, 03:34:04 pm
yes i agree with Kilika and BA but if someone gave me a gas mask i would use it lol...i'm fine really, Jesus is my Lord this is just really wierd and intriguing and i'm interested in what the believers have to say about it. so keep the posts coming ;-)


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 05, 2011, 06:51:55 pm
yes i agree with Kilika and BA but if someone gave me a gas mask i would use it lol...i'm fine really, Jesus is my Lord this is just really wierd and intriguing and i'm interested in what the believers have to say about it. so keep the posts coming ;-)

Not judging anyone here(including myself), but if we all lived in China, an Eastern European country, some African country, or whatever 3rd world/developing country out there like Turkey, then we REALLY would know what suffering is.(I know we do now, but you know what I'm saying)

Don't know how old everyone here is, but I've been born and raised here in America for over 30 years - I really hate to say it, but this country is just too darned spoiled. Everything given to us on a silver platter. When the fan hits the ceiling, this country is really going to be in for a rude awakening. Just be thankful we are saved and live in a loving relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Vanessa on January 05, 2011, 08:23:03 pm
BA ur right. we are way too comfortable here (though i dont understand what ur reply has to do with this thread hehe) anyhow there are some crazy events happening lately...I pray the Lord keep and protect His remnant not just here but all around the world.   


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 08, 2011, 03:47:36 pm
Mystery of mass animal death epidemic deepens after 8,000 turtle doves fall dead in Italy with strange blue stain on their beaks

big story on all the deaths, this is a growing phenomanom.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344913/Animal-death-mystery-8k-turtle-doves-fall-dead-Italy-blue-stain-beaks.html


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Christian40 on January 08, 2011, 06:36:25 pm
"I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD." (Zephaniah 1:3).

Have the bird and fish deaths have anything to do with HAARP?

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pages/unexplained/did-HAARP-kill-thousands-of-brids-and-fish.htm


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 08, 2011, 10:48:30 pm
"I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD." (Zephaniah 1:3).

Have the bird and fish deaths have anything to do with HAARP?

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pages/unexplained/did-HAARP-kill-thousands-of-brids-and-fish.htm

I don't mean to derail this topic here, but the shooting that happened in AZ today...it seems like there is alot more to it than is being reported. Won't go into details here, but Congress has come out saying how they have put off working on repealing Obamacare for a week because of this shooting. Really? What does this incident and repealing Obamacare have to go to do with one another? I know a Congresswoman was a victim in this, but nonetheless, they have nothing to do with each other. Again, something really stinks about this incident.

Anyhow, only reason why I bring this up is because we have what is going on with the thousands of birds dying around the world, and another stuff like today happening...be prepared for this very 2011 year which is still very young...


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Gabriel on January 08, 2011, 11:18:00 pm
"I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD." (Zephaniah 1:3).

Have the bird and fish deaths have anything to do with HAARP?

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pages/unexplained/did-HAARP-kill-thousands-of-brids-and-fish.htm

I don't mean to derail this topic here, but the shooting that happened in AZ today...it seems like there is alot more to it than is being reported. Won't go into details here, but Congress has come out saying how they have put off working on repealing Obamacare for a week because of this shooting. Really? What does this incident and repealing Obamacare have to go to do with one another? I know a Congresswoman was a victim in this, but nonetheless, they have nothing to do with each other. Again, something really stinks about this incident.

Anyhow, only reason why I bring this up is because we have what is going on with the thousands of birds dying around the world, and another stuff like today happening...be prepared for this very 2011 year which is still very young...

*cough* Protocol of Zion *cough*


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 09, 2011, 10:05:37 am
40,000 crabs join slew of animal-death mysteries

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/916503--40-000-crabs-join-slew-of-animal-death-mysteries


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 09, 2011, 10:07:15 am
Google maps is being kept updated on all the deaths around the world!!

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=201817256339889828327.0004991bca25af104a22b&ll=28.921631,5.273438&spn=141.542315,12.304687&z=2&iwloc=0004991c2e41cf55affcb



Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 13, 2011, 05:30:35 am
12/01/2011 Manchester UK
Hundreds of fish have been found dead in a Manchester pond in the latest bizarre mass animal deaths. Experts say the freezing weather caused the deaths. Nature lover Stuart Hall, 60, spotted the fish in the pond on Chudleigh Close, Stockport, during a walk near his home. The 500 fish - many thought to be large bream and pike - were set in the ice on the pond. Mr Hall, of Mostyn Road, Hazel Grove, said he was worried the water may be poisoned. He said: "I was shocked, it was awful to see all that life just gone. It's like the 'birds dropping from the trees' scenario, but on a much larger scale. "When you love nature and the countryside it's heartbreaking. There is no sign of life here whatsoever - not one duck." It’s the latest in a series of strange animal deaths around the world which has claimed the lives of birds including doves, coots and starlings and several species of fish.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 13, 2011, 05:52:37 am
More Birds Dead in Sullivan Missouri!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcYT-u8C5ME

URGENT ! ALERT ! MORE birds dead January 11, 2011 .. Sullivan Missouri - Hundreds!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTS1UWo1ijA


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 15, 2011, 04:48:54 pm
200 dead cows found in Wisconsin field

http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/daily_updates/article_958bdf2a-20b9-11e0-8f25-001cc4c03286.html

TOWN OF STOCKTON (AP) — An investigation is under way after 200 dead cows were found in a field in the Town of Stockton.

The Portage County sheriff’s office says the owner of the cattle has been working with a local veterinarian and it’s believed the animals died from the IBR/BVD virus. The virus can cause respiratory and reproductive problems.

Samples from the dead cows have been sent to Madison for testing.

Authorities say there is no threat to humans or other animals.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 15, 2011, 04:52:47 pm
the bird falling from the sky started december 18 in Quebec!

The bird story as hit the Province of Quebec but the worst part of it , the goverment ask the farmer to SHUT UP on don't say anything that was december 18.....
the news is in french sorry ! seems like the english news didnt react to write the story !

http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/regional/archives/2011/01/20110107-070833.html

Journal de Montreal

 More than sixty dead birds in a mysterious way were found by an owner of a rural area of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, near Quebec.

 Even though experts say Quebecois no link can be made with other recent cases in the United States and Sweden, many questions remain and the exact cause still unexplained.The United States has been the epicenter of several mass mortality events of birds in the first days of 2011.

 West on the 3rd rank, not far from the road to Niagara, Sylvain Turmel wonders why all the pigeons that find refuge in its farm buildings also fall from the sky for about two weeks. Some perished on the roof, others within the team. A first report was made Dec. 18 last.
 Abnormal

"I'm going nuts. I went to see my tenant to find out if he had not given poison.  He came to help me pick 25, "said Turmel.  Just enough time to do so, there were five others who have fallen. The authorities thought it was a gas. It is impossible.  Initially, they did not want me to throw it in the garbage. They took seven in total for analysis. There's something going on.  This is not normal. "

 The wildlife experts have even said to Mr. Turmel not to communicate with the media.  Nevertheless, he recounted the incident on CHOI.  After verification, the Provincial Government officials say there is nothing alarming yet. However, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife (MNR) was somewhat less reassuring.  The tests are done in animal pathology laboratory of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), Einstein on the street.

"The exact cause is unknown.  It is not related to what happens in the United States.  We do not see this every day. We treat the matter seriously, "said Nicolas Bégin.

 Further research

 "According to them, not poison, it's not bird flu or West Nile virus. We know nothing more, "said Turmel, who will not touch the animals without wearing gloves.

 Disease, environmental crisis, coincidence or common natural phenomenon, the investigation continues.

 Firefighters and police have also moved on site to verify potential fumes or possible crime.

 Among the possible causes, fireworks, hail, and cold viruses have been particularly mentioned. In St. Augustine, at least three of these assumptions, however, seem implausible.  In the middle of Ornithology, it is argued that the dissemination of images has prompted more people to report this type of event.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 18, 2011, 06:23:21 am
371 Dead Birds Fall from Sky on LA's Sunset Blvd; Similar to California, Arkansas, Louisiana Bird Drops

371 dead birds fell from the sky over Los Angeles, California, and hit the pavement at Sunset and Cahuenga. In the great shadow of the CNN building laid scattered hundreds of pigeons, most of them dead. This is another incident of dead birds falling from the sky, as has been seen in California, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Sweden, Italy, and other places around the world.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6218358/371_dead_birds_fall_from_sky_on_las.html?cat=9


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 18, 2011, 06:23:44 am
Pelicans turn up sick, dead off Jacksonville coast
Founder of sanctuary treating the birds blames chemicals in the water.
Posted: January 17, 2011 - 6:43pm

 By JUSTIN SACHAROFF


The Times-Union

Hundreds of Eastern brown pelicans, some with missing wings and frostbite, have been injured or killed in the St. Johns River the past couple of weeks in the Mayport area.

The exact reason is unknown but the cold weather could have caused hypothermia when the birds landed in the water. The pelicans have been losing a protective coating they have on their body to shield their feathers from becoming saturated by water.

Cindy Mosling, co-founder of the Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary on Big Talbot Island, thinks chemicals in the water could be the culprit.

continued:

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2011-01-17/story/pelicans-turn-sick-dead-jacksonville-coast


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 18, 2011, 06:24:44 am
And now 40,000 acres of wheat dead in Eastern Oregon:

http://www.capitalpress.com/orewash/mw-Umatilla-County-wheat-mystery-120310-w-AK-map



Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 18, 2011, 06:25:09 am
Mass Fish Kill In Iranian Sector Of Caspian Sea Blamed On Bio Weapons?
January 15, 2011 by Alex   

RSOE

Mass fish death was recorded in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea,” Iranian Gulistan Province’s Nature Conservation Department Deputy Head Mohsen Jafarnejad said. Mass death of fish in the Caspian Sea is recorded on the west coast of the Gulistan Province.

A large number of dead mullet have washed ashore, Shomalnews.com reported. “An analysis of samples taken from dead fish was carried out, and now we are waiting for their results,” Jafarnejad said. The Gulistan Province is located in northeastern Iran.

The center of the province is the Gurgan city. In recent years, such cases are observed in various places around the world. Scientists suggest that the causes of the recent events may be a global disaster or testing of biological weapons.

http://theintelhub.com/2011/01/15/mass-fish-kill-in-iranian-sector-of-caspian-sea-blamed-on-bio-weapons/



Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 18, 2011, 06:25:30 am
Mysterious infection is killing B.C. salmon

MARK HUME
VANCOUVER— From Friday's Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 6:55PM EST
Last updated Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 7:58AM EST

Large numbers of sockeye salmon are dying in the Fraser River, before spawning, because of a mysterious virus, new research suggests.

Historical records show that some fish always die en route to their spawning beds, but since the early 1990s the problem has become increasingly acute – with more than two million fish dying in some years. Researchers have long puzzled over what was causing the seemingly healthy fish to suddenly stop swimming and turn belly up.

A large team of researchers from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and three Canadian universities has now found most of the fish that die before spawning have a common “genomic signature” – or a pattern that shows changes have taken place in an array of genes activated to fight infection.

“Our hypothesis is that the genomic signal associated with elevated mortality is in response to a virus infecting fish before river entry and that persists to the spawning areas,” says the report published in the journal Science on Thursday.

More: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/mysterious-infection-is-killing-bc-salmon/article1869440/


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 18, 2011, 09:41:47 am
Hundreds of dead seals in Labrador
http://news.sympatico.cbc.ca/local/nfld/hundreds_of_dead_seals_in_labrador/8a0967ab

Pelicans turn up sick, dead off Jacksonville coast
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2011-01-17/story/pelicans-turn-sick-dead-jacksonville-coast


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 19, 2011, 08:23:09 pm
Hos 4:1  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
Hos 4:2  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Hos 4:3  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Linkzy on February 02, 2011, 05:33:27 pm
SCALAR WAVES???


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 03, 2011, 09:49:37 am
Another birth pang


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 19, 2011, 08:35:55 am
Here we go again...

Here we go again...

http://beta.toledoblade.com/local/2011/02/18/Peculiar-geese-deaths-baffle-wildlife-officials.html

Published: 2/18/2011

Peculiar geese deaths baffle wildlife officials
Ailment afflicting birds around Lake Erie


Several dozen Canada geese along western Lake Erie's shoreline have recently died or are presumed dead while others have become so sick they cannot hold up their heads, fly, or maintain control of their motor functions.

State wildlife investigators are stumped, awaiting word on tests that a national wildlife laboratory in Wisconsin has been doing on some of the dead birds.

"They will fall out of the sky and have trouble staying upright," said Dave Sherman, a biologist at the Crane Creek Wildlife Research Station the Ohio Department of Natural Resources operates in Ottawa County.

Symptoms began manifesting themselves first with mallards about two or three weeks ago.

Read more


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on February 22, 2011, 09:08:22 am
More Than 100 Whales Die In New Zealand Mass Stranding

More than 100 pilot whales died in a mass stranding at a remote New Zealand beach, conservation officials said Monday.

Hikers Sunday reported finding 107 whales beached on Stewart Island, off the South Island's southwest coast, a Department of Conservation (DOC) spokesman said.

He said some of the whales were already dead and DOC rangers had to euthanise the 48 remaining survivors as there was no prospect of refloating them.

rest: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/more-than-100-whales-die-in-new-zealand-mass-stranding-ncxdc-022111


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on March 08, 2011, 12:54:46 pm
Millions of Dead Fish Wash Up in Redondo Beach

(http://media.trb.com/media/photo/2011-03/59953114.jpg)
those arw FISH!! Not WATER!!


It's not clear what may have killed the fish.
WATCH THE VIDEO
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ktla-redondo-beach-dead-fish,0,5986052.story

REDONDO BEACH (KTLA) -- Millions of dead fish have washed up in King Harbor near Redondo Beach, and officials are now trying to figure out why.

The dead fish, including anchovies, sardines and mackerel, are apparently floating up to the surface from the ocean floor.

KTLA's Sky5 captured images of the fish completely coating the water's surface in Basins 1 and 2 of the north side of King Harbor.

Fish and game officials have not released a statement about what might have killed the fish. Officials were at the harbor investigating.

There are reports that a red tide may have driven large numbers of the fish into the harbor, where they were killed by a lack of oxygen.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ktla-redondo-beach-dead-fish,0,5986052.story


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Christian40 on March 09, 2011, 09:13:04 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztCEN83Vp0w&feature=autofb

Experts say that record temperatures and low oxygen levels are to blame for dead fish being washed up on riverbanks and beaches across Western Australia. Dead fish, eels and crayfish have been found on shores on the coastline of Green Head, some 290km north of Perth, being covered in washed up carcasses. Green Head resident Rod Wilson said: "It's very heartbreaking. I've been here for 28 years and I've never seen anything like it. To us it's a local ecological disaster." Reports state that in a clean up operation at Green Head, 20km north of Jurien Bay, more than 15000 dead fish were collected. "Our biggest concern is how long is this going to take to right itself," Mr Wilson added. With rotting fish carcasses washing up for more than a week, local residents are being urged to stay out of the water for fears of harmful bacteria. Experts say WA's coastal waters have seen the highest rise in temperature in the world with up to 4C rise than normally seen this summer. Dr Brian Jones from the Department of Fisheries said: "Anybody who as sat in Perth for the last few months without air conditioning knows what heat does." Fish are the same. They are cold blooded so they feel the heat. It follows a similar case in the US where millions of dead anchovies were found floating in a Los Angeles marina.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on March 29, 2011, 05:18:55 am
Obama administration restricts findings on Gulf’s dead dolphins

The Obama administration has issued a gag order on data over the recent spike of dead dolphins, including many stillborn infants, washing up on Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, and scientists say the restriction undermines the scientific process.
An abnormal dolphin mortality this year along the Gulf coast has become part of a federal criminal investigation over last year’s BP oil spill disaster and as a result, has led the US government to clamp down on biologists’ findings, with orders to keep the results confidential.
The dolphin die-off, labeled an “unusual mortality event (UME),” resulted in wildlife biologists being contracted by the National Marine Fisheries Service to record the recent spike in dolphin deaths by collecting tissue samples and specimens for the agency, but late last month were privately ordered to keep their results under wraps.


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Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on March 31, 2011, 06:34:07 am
More Dead Sealife Continues to Plague U.S. Beaches

Months after the hundreds of birds fell dead from the sky and after thousands of dead fish, crabs, sardines, dolphins, and whales washed ashore worldwide, more dead fish washed ashore in Alabama, and a dead whale washed ashore in Virginia.

There's still no cause for the hundreds of dead fish that were found dead along the gulf shores over the weekend. They were also found along the gulf state pier Saturday morning. Park officials said it was unusual to see spade fish in that area this early in the year. The dead sigh spanned about three miles of shoreline.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will take the fish in for testing.

In Sandbridge, VA, the carcass of a Sei whale was found Sunday morning. The whale measured 35 to 40 feet long. Staffers from the Virginia Beach Aquarium were called to the site so that it could be secured and would not wash back into the ocean.

The aquarium is planning to perform a necropsy on the dead animal to determine a cause of death.

Sei whales are not common to the Virginia Beach area.

http://www.ktsm.com/news/more-dead-sealife-continues-to-plague-us-beaches


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on April 18, 2011, 04:42:00 pm
Sardines, anchovies dying in Ventura Harbor

At least 1,000 anchovies and sardines have died in the Ventura Harbor from what officials believe is a lack of oxygen.

The fish were first seen dead or dying about 6 a.m. today, with some belly up in the water and others struggling to survive. Sea lions, along with hundreds of sea gulls and pelicans were swooping in to eat the fish.

"There are quite a bit that are dead," said Pat Hummer, a senior officer with the Ventura Harbor Patrol.

Hummer said there have been large amounts of bait fish in the harbor for about a week, and officials were wondering if this would happen. He suspects the cause is too little oxygen for too many fish.

High tide is expected at 10:30 a.m. and harbor officials hope the tide will wash out most of the fish.

The fish kill, however, doesn't appear to be as severe as others in the past and not nearly as bad as one in Redondo Beach's King Harbor earlier this year, when 175 tons of sardines died.

Larry Bases, who lives on his boat in the Ventura West Marina, said that between the time he got up this morning and the time he left for work, scores had died around his boat.

"They are all over the place," he said, "thousands of them."

Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/apr/18/sardines-anchovies-dying-in-ventura-harbor/?partner=yahoo_feeds#ixzz1Juh71LE2
- vcstar.com



Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: nuclearnuttery on April 21, 2011, 03:50:26 pm
wanted to let you guys know again since the stuff got deleted lol, the red-winged blackbird has long been studied as a model and early warning organism because it is extremely sensitive to environmental toxins and illnesses. this is due to the high level of antioxidants required to maintain its colorful plumage therefore fewer are available to eliminate waste from the body. these birds have been used in everything from testing amphetamines during fear conditioning to testing deadly chemicals in the environment.

i wondered if some had eaten in or near a landfill containing waste from the gulf, if they had contracted a kind of mycoplasma or new virus or both, or if they had been haarped/poisoned/red tide poisoned etc due to erratic/new migration/eating patterns this year/last year.

I know that's a lot to digest rofl!

also please keep in mind, there has been recent research on antidepressants and the like getting into the ocean and interfering severely with reproduction of species like shrimp (psych meds = birth control by the way) -- so it's not just earthquakes, oil, corexit, nuclear waste, electricity (although the heat from haarp-to-sub communications could be killing fish on the surface etc.).

you ought to read Supreme Power (Contact) vol 1; just take the main character as a metaphor for haarp tech and it all makes sudden sense, lol. famous quote from the book: "once you know the truth you will never look at the sky the same way".

isn't that the truth? heh!

=)


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 13, 2011, 10:25:45 am
May 12, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfulumT2xdU&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 18, 2011, 01:05:26 pm
Mass animal deaths continue as thousands of dead walleye wash up in Lake Erie

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Experts are trying to figure out why thousands of dead walleye fish have been washing up on a roughly 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie between the northern Ohio cities of Toledo and Port Clinton over the past few weeks. The mysterious deaths add to the millions of others that have occurred since the beginning of 2011, most of whose cause of death has never been conclusively determined.

According to a recent report in The News-Messenger, tens of thousands of fish have washed up on Ohio beaches in recent days, and the majority of them have been between two-and-a-half to three pounds in weight. Some local anglers have told reporters that the sight of these dead fish is highly unusual, and that they appear to be coming from the west.

"I'm hearing thousands or tens of thousands maybe, on the high side," said Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) biologist and program administrator Roger Knight to reporters. "This is something out of the ordinary."

Knight and colleagues are currently investigating the deaths to determine their cause. Several explanations have already been put forth, including unusually cold weather in recent months that may have killed the walleye during their spawning period. Other explanations include overfishing by commercial operations in Canada, and even a mystery virus.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032432_animal_deaths_fish.html#ixzz1Mj9zqEdL


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Christian40 on May 20, 2011, 01:01:15 am
(NaturalNews) An otherwise highly-resilient species of shark, the leopard shark, is turning up dead all over the northern California coast, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to reports, dozens of leopard sharks have either washed ashore dead since April, or have been found so badly injured and in pain that the creatures were literally pounding their heads into the sand in what some locals said appeared to be suicide attempts.

A report in The Oakland Tribune explains that a California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) necropsy has pinned the deaths on "inflammation, bleeding, and lesions in the brain, and hemorrhaging from the skin near vents," as well as bleeding around internal organs. Based on findings, it appears as though the creatures died a slow and painful death, but experts do not know why the sharks are suffering this awful fate.

Catherine Greer, a resident of Redwood City, was one of the first people to notice some of the dead sharks. She and her 13-year-old son allegedly tried to help push some of the beached, alive sharks back into the water, but "they'd swim right back, thrashing their heads against the shore ... as if they were trying to commit suicide," she said.

Sean Van Sommeran, executive director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, a Santa Cruz-based group that has been tasked with investigating the die-offs, says that when his group first began getting alerts about the sharks, many of them were still alive. But as time went on, the gravely-ill creatures began to wash ashore dead, and since that time there have been hundreds of others that have turned up dead.

"We're only seeing a tiny fraction of what's going on," Sommeran said to reporters, implying that many other creatures further out in ocean waters are likely suffering and dying as well. Considering that leopard sharks are a stronger species than most, there is no telling the extent of animal deaths that is likely taking place.

Initial tests conducted on water samples taken from the Redwood Shores lagoon, one of the areas where sharks were found, revealed nothing out of the ordinary. But Redwood City spokesman Malcolm Smith said the city is paying for additional tests.

Others say the deaths may have been caused by environmental pollution from agricultural runoff, or even from Fukushima radiation.

From:
http://www.naturalnews.com/032440_sharks_dead_animals.html


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 27, 2011, 07:29:04 pm
Shrimpers, not oil, causing hundreds of turtles’ deaths along Gulf of Mexico, scientists say

The numbers are startling: Hundreds of sea turtles have begun washing up into bays and onto beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Six hundred of the mottled, soup-plate-shaped reptiles came ashore in just four states in 2010, six times the annual average. This year, 563 have been stranded.

Blame the oil that fouled those waters after the BP spill?

No, government scientists say, there is a more mundane local culprit: shrimpers who are ignoring regulations to prevent endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles from becoming ensnared in their nets.

The tale of the turtles illustrates the complexity of establishing cause and effect in assessing the ecological impact of the spill.

More than a dozen e-mails, obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries service by the advocacy group Oceana, provide extensive evidence that shrimping vessels operating in the wake of the oil spill routinely failed to properly install “turtle excluder devices,” aimed at keeping imperiled turtle species out of their gear.

The revelations put an uncomfortable spotlight on an industry that has struggled in the face of foreign competition and fishing closures imposed after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

“This is a serious problem,” said Barbara Schroeder, national sea turtle coordinator at NOAA’s Office of Protected Resources, adding that federal scientists have established a connection between the recent turtle deaths and the shrimp fishery. “And it’s a problem that there’s a solution to.”

Elizabeth Griffin Wilson, Oceana’s senior manager for marine wildlife, questioned why federal authorities have not done more to curb the problem.

“New information is showing that the shrimp fishery is likely to be the cause of death for large numbers of sea turtles,” said Wilson, whose group obtained the documents under the Freedom of Information Act. “Now that we have a feel for the scope of the problem, we’re absolutely shocked that the U.S. government hasn’t taken steps to solve it.”

Ever since the federal government started requiring shrimpers to install the excluder devices in their nets in the early 1990s, they have complained about the safeguard’s economic impact. The device consists of a metal grid that must be angled between 30 and 55 degrees relative to the net’s opening so a turtle can push against it and make its escape. When installed properly, it is 97 percent effective.

David Camardelle, the mayor of Grand Isle, La., and the operator of a 28-foot shrimp boat, said his industry’s operations have no impact on sea turtles at this point but is still reeling from the regulations directed toward them.

“The only turtles that are being destroyed are the turtles in the oil spill,” Camardelle said. “It’s devastating, with the price of fuel and the turtle excluder devices. The environmentalists destroyed our living.”

But the e-mails show that shrimpers across the Gulf of Mexico are routinely failing to place the devices in their nets or installing them improperly. One e-mail describing a series of inspections in Louisiana called “compliance to be poor at best.” At the port of Cameron, one out of nine vessels were found in compliance with the law; in Intracoastal City, La., two out of 17 met federal requirements; and in four other areas where boats were boarded, three out of 29 met the legal test.


Continued... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/shrimping-not-oil-causes-hundreds-of-turtles-to-strand-in-the-gulf/2011/05/25/AGmOPXBH_story.html#weighIn)



Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on August 10, 2011, 05:28:10 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SSsL2K4H54


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 02, 2011, 07:17:41 pm
Millions of Bees Mysteriously Die in Florida

9/30/11

MICCO, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) – Florida officials are abuzz as to how millions of honey bees were killed in Brevard County.

Several beekeepers in the county have reported lost colonies this week. Charles Smith of Smith Family Honey Company told Stuart News Thursday he lost 400 beehives. He says the bees appeared to have been poisoned.

“I’ll never get completely compensated for this unless someone handed me 400 beehives,” Smith told Stuart News. “I lost the bees, the ability to make honey and the ability to sell the bees.”

Smith told Florida Today that he lost $150,000 from the incident.

State officials are testing the bees to determine what type of chemicals contributed to their deaths.

Experts say pesticides might be behind the lost beehives.

“The fact that it was so widespread and so rapid, I think you can pretty much rule out disease,” Bill Kern, an entomologist with the University of Florida’s Research and Education Center, told Florida Today. “It happened essentially almost in one day.Usually diseases affect adults or the brood, you don’t have something that kills them both.”

The case in Micco, 18 miles south of Melbourne, is being investigated by state agriculture officials and the sheriff’s office.

(TM and © Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2011/09/30/millions-of-bees-mysteriously-die-in-florida/


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 23, 2011, 10:49:56 pm
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/thousands-of-dead-birds-wash-up-on-ontario-shores-botulism-blamed/article2210591/

Thousands of dead birds wash up on Ontario shores, botulism blamed
WASAGA BEACH, Ont.— The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 11:15PM EDT
Last updated Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 11:17PM EDT


As many as 6,000 dead birds have washed up on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario, say authorities, who believe botulism may be to blame.

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Peter Leon said Saturday the number of dead waterfowl is estimated to be between 5,000 and 6,000.

The dead birds are scattered along a nearly three-kilometre stretch north of the community of Wasaga Beach, said Constable Leon.

Federal and provincial officials believe the cause of the death is a form of botulism, apparently from the birds eating dead fish, he said.

A spokeswoman for Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle says staff in his department are monitoring the situation and planned to be at the scene on Sunday to collect more samples. Two weeks ago the Ministry of Natural Resources issued a news release saying the death of large numbers of fish and wildlife on the Great Lakes is not uncommon at certain times of the year. Georgian Bay is on Lake Huron.

Small-scale die-offs caused by botulism occur annually around the Great Lakes, with the last large-scale one happening in Lake Ontario in 2007, the ministry said.

According to public health agencies, no cases of human illness have been attributed to outbreaks of botulism in the Great Lakes.

Type E botulism toxin is produced by a bacterium that lives in lake bottom sediment, and under certain conditions it begins producing the toxin, which then enters the aquatic food chain, according to the ministry. Birds who eat affected fish can die.

Health Canada says proper cooking and handling of food eliminates the botulism toxin.

Police say people in the area are being advised to keep a close eye on their children and pets to make sure they stay away from the dead birds.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on October 24, 2011, 05:53:25 am
Video: Thousands Of Dead Birds Wash Up On Ontario Shores 10/23/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APfUtitEBc4

Article:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/thousands-of-dead-birds-wash-up-on-ontario-shores-botulism-blamed/article2210591/

As many as 6,000 dead birds have washed up on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario, say authorities, who believe botulism may be to blame.

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Peter Leon said Saturday the number of dead waterfowl is estimated to be between 5,000 and 6,000.

The dead birds are scattered along a nearly three-kilometre stretch north of the community of Wasaga Beach, said Constable Leon.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 14, 2011, 07:20:26 am
http://news.yahoo.com/22-sperm-whales-die-australia-070222239.html

11/14/11

22 sperm whales die in Australia

Rescuers were racing against the clock Monday to save two huge sperm whales stranded on a Tasmanian sandbank after 22 others died, the Parks and Wildlife Service said.

Marine mammal specialists were on site in Macquarie Harbour at Strahan on Tasmania's northwest coast, but the rescue bid was hampered by rough weather.

Twenty-two of the whales -- each weighing two tonnes and up to 12 metres (40 feet) long -- washed ashore on Saturday at Ocean Beach near Strahan, and all of them died.

Four others came into the harbour and became stranded on a sandbank. Two of these were successfully refloated and swam back out to sea, but the other two remain stuck.

Rescuers said two minke whales also got into trouble nearby and died.

Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife incident controller Chris Arthur said the sperm whales were so big that they could not simply be pulled into deeper water by volunteers, instead requiring a more complicated rescue operation.

"A specially-developed net attached to two boats has been designed to slip under a whale, enabling it to be hauled from immediate danger," he said.

"This method can be used for large animals and is very effective."

But conditions were worsening, with high winds and seas, and attempts to refloat the whales had to be postponed until Tuesday.

"Although we were unable to move the surviving whales into open water today, we are hoping conditions will improve over the next few days," Arthur said, adding that the whales were tired but still flapping their fins and blowing water.

"The weather conditions are against us at present, but managed properly, these animals can survive at least a few days."

Another problem in Strahan is its treacherous narrow channel, known as Hells Gates, through which the whales must pass to get back into deeper water.

"Pushing a large whale against sea surging through the 25-metre passage is like pushing a cork into a bottle," added Arthur.

But he expressed confidence given that seven sperm whales were saved after a similar stranding in the harbour in 2007.

The Parks and Wildlife Service said that samples had been taken from the 22 dead whales, which will remain on the beach until they decompose because they are too large to move or bury.

Explaining why they died, Arthur said: "People seem to forget that these animals breathe air. When they are caught in the surf and they are being rolled around, they are in the sand -- they can't get their blowholes up to get oxygen."

Whale beachings are relatively common in Australia and they usually occur in the summer months, particularly around Tasmania, but scientists do not know why they happen.


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Post by: akfools on November 17, 2011, 12:24:23 am
More than 60 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand


WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand conservation officials euthanized 18 beached pilot whales in a bid to end their suffering Wednesday after a mass stranding on a remote South Island beach that left a total of 65 whales dead.

After 31 died on Farewell Spit, at the top of the island, officials hoped the survivors would refloat themselves on the high tides. "But they're-stranded each time and more whales died," Department of Conservation local manager John Mason said in a statement.

"The whales seem to have come in a little further inshore in each re-stranding," he said. "The tides are reducing so it became very unlikely the remaining whales would get out to sea and that they would survive.

"Rather than prolong the whales' suffering we decided to take the humane course of euthanizing the remaining 18 whales this morning."

He said it was too dangerous for rescuers to attempt to refloat the whales because they were stranded on sandbanks 1-2 miles from the shore in a remote place where tides came in rapidly over shallow tidal flats.

"It would be arduous and unsafe for people to walk back to shore after refloating the whales in chest-deep water," he said.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/11/15/130390/more-than-60-whales-die-in-mass.html


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 27, 2011, 06:19:13 pm
Slew of dead birds found along roadway in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

December 27, 2011 – KENTUCKY – There’s a bizarre scene in Montgomery County where dozens of birds are dead. More than 30 birds are lying dead on Indian Mound Drive at the intersection of Grassy Lick Road in Mt. Sterling. All the birds appear to be the same species, and seem to have died and landed at this spot all at once. No word yet about what caused their death. The strange sight was first spotted on Christmas morning by people who live nearby. “Yesterday morning around 9:30 am when I pulled out on to the bypass, and there was a whole slew of birds,” explains local resident Karen Williams. “I didn’t know where they came from. I didn’t know. I thought if someone shot them there was an awful lot of shooting going on but I don’t know,’ said Williams. –LEX 18


http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/slew-of-dead-birds-found-along-roadway-in-mt-sterling-kentucky/


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 01, 2012, 08:58:29 am
Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan
Japan debris is washing ashore in the Pacific NW USA so the seals are likely radio active.

December 29, 2011
We recently received samples of seal tissue from diseased animals captured near St Lawrence Island with a request to examine the material for radioactivity. There is concern expressed by some members of the local communities that there may be some relationship to the Fukushima nuclear reactor’s damage. Test results would not be available for several weeks
http://theintelhub.com/2011/12/29/diseased-seals-washing-ashore-in-alaska-being-tested-for-possible-fukushima-radiation-exposure (http://theintelhub.com/2011/12/29/diseased-seals-washing-ashore-in-alaska-being-tested-for-possible-fukushima-radiation-exposure)

Anaheim, California has highest amount of radioactive fallout of any EPA air monitoring station in Continental U.S. for iodine-131
http://enenews.com/anaheim-ca-has-highest-amount-of-radioactive-fallout-of-any-epa-air-monitoring-station-in-continental-u-s



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 01, 2012, 09:21:12 am
The article goes on to speculate that the fireworks had something to do with it. Doubt it, otherwise, reports would have showed it would have happened every year.

http://news.yahoo.com/dead-blackbirds-fall-again-arkansas-town-043354759.html

1/1/12

Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Thousands of dead blackbirds rained down on a town in central Arkansas last New Year's Eve after revelers set off fireworks that spooked them from their roost, and officials were reporting a similar occurrence Saturday as 2012 approached.

Police in Beebe said dozens of blackbirds had fallen dead, prompting officers to ban residents from shooting fireworks Saturday night. It wasn't immediately clear if fireworks were again to blame, but authorities weren't taking a chance.

Officer John Weeks said the first reports of "birds on the streets" came around 7 p.m. as residents celebrated the year's end with fireworks in their neighborhoods.

"We started shutting down fireworks," he said. "We're working on cleaning up the birds now."

read more


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 01, 2012, 09:36:58 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eQTQzZgsGE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KozjSWdmc7o


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 01, 2012, 09:44:59 am
2nd Year in a Row: Blackbirds falling from the Arkansas Sky. This Time Picked up on Doppler Radar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvDn72FHfI4


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 02, 2012, 03:39:50 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/

20 tons of dead fish wash up on Norway beaches- cause of massive fishkill unknown

January 2, 2012 – NORWAY – The inhabitants of Troms could hardly believe their eyes on the morning of New Year’s Eve, a very large amount, an estimated 10 to 20 tons of dead herring washed up on the beach, writes Northern Lights. Tromsø city is the ninth largest urban area in Norway by population. The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream which originates at the tip of Florida. Various theories abound for the incident but no one knows for sure what’s happened in the popular hiking area in Nordreisa municipality. However, various theories have been tossed around, explains Jan-Petter Jorgensen (44), who stumbled upon the mass death in sight on the beach with his dog Molly. People say that something similar happened in the 80′s, and there is speculation among others on the river which flows into the ocean behind a promontory on the site, may have had something to do with it. Maybe the fish have been caught in a deprived oxygen environment, and then died of fresh water? Jorgensen estimates each individual fish to be of 100-150 grams, and that the total might be about up to 20 tons. Now he’s worried about what might happen if no one comes and removing carcasses. -Dagbladet -



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 02, 2012, 08:31:41 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woBOhstcnMA


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 03, 2012, 02:37:35 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/norwegian-beach-briefly-carpeted-dead-herring-145338809.html

1/03/12

Norwegian beach briefly carpeted with dead herring

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Tens of thousands of dead herring have carpeted a stretch of coast in northern Norway — and then disappeared again.

The fish appeared on New Year's Eve, leading to speculation that predators might have driven a huge school ashore or the fish could have been washed onto the beach by a powerful storm that hit Norway on Christmas Day.

Jens Christian Holst of Norway's Institute of Marine Research says a combination of several factors was the likely explanation.

Locals also started pondering how to clean up the estimated 20 tons of dead fish on the beach in Kvaenes, near Tromsoe, north of the Arctic Circle, before it decayed. But before they could start, the fish disappeared.

Holst said Tuesday the herrings have likely washed back into the North Sea.



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Post by: Kilika on January 03, 2012, 03:40:38 pm
2nd Year in a Row: Blackbirds falling from the Arkansas Sky. This Time Picked up on Doppler Radar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvDn72FHfI4

They had another "expert" claim that the bird kill was another case of them being scared to death by New Years fireworks!  ::)


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 03, 2012, 04:12:48 pm
They had another "expert" claim that the bird kill was another case of them being scared to death by New Years fireworks!  ::)

Well yeah, that's the point - if "fireworks" was the case, then why did it happen in ONLY ONE town, and NOT all over the country? And this didn't happen in Beebe, AR UNTIL the last 2 years, so why didn't happen at all the previous many centuries? ::)


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on January 03, 2012, 04:25:01 pm
EXACTLY! The same thing I have pondered.

It's not like this was the first 4th and New Years they had fireworks. Until last time this happened, I had never heard of such a claim, ever. Never seen ANY reports over the years. NONE, till last year.

Something is definately going on. It may well be the government and their animal control policies that are killing "excess" species, but I'm not sure. There are articles and evidence the government does these kinds of things, so, if it looks like a pig!


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 03, 2012, 04:38:33 pm
EXACTLY! The same thing I have pondered.

It's not like this was the first 4th and New Years they had fireworks. Until last time this happened, I had never heard of such a claim, ever. Never seen ANY reports over the years. NONE, till last year.

Something is definately going on. It may well be the government and their animal control policies that are killing "excess" species, but I'm not sure. There are articles and evidence the government does these kinds of things, so, if it looks like a pig!

Maybe this prophecy is being fulfilled...

Hos 4:1  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
Hos 4:2  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Hos 4:3  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away
.

I dunno, but yes, there's HAARP, Blue Beam, secret projects, you name it by the government - sometimes when I read these passages, it makes me think how these things are caused b/c God has handed the rebellious and unbelieving to the sword of their enemies(as the OT prophecies talk about time and time again). Maybe these are the things the sword(ie-their enemies) would do? And not God directly himself?

Yeah, this is a recent thing, not something that has happened for centuries on end consistently.


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Post by: Kilika on January 03, 2012, 04:43:44 pm
Quote
Maybe these are the things the sword(ie-their enemies) would do? And not God directly himself?

That is some really good insight BA. I've pondered that as well. Something like "vessels fitted to destruction" are given over to do all kinds of evil, for the conviction of the wicked.

Yeah, I'm thinking that plays a big part in it.


Title: Re: Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die -- GMO in the FOOD CHAIN
Post by: Meek_n_Mild on January 04, 2012, 07:30:46 pm
Please read this excerpt from the FLorida petition to stop bioengineered mosquito releases (could explain die offs, also read about corn please):

http://www.change.org/petitions/oxitec-do-not-release-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-into-the-wilds-of-florida

Why This Is Important

Oxitec is planning to release a batch of genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys based on experiments they've previously conducted in both the Cayman Islands and Malaysia. The modifications of the mosquitoes include a gene that causes them to die before adulthood if they go without treatment from an antibiotic (tetracycline). When the GM insects mate with wild mosquitoes, the gene is passed on to the next generation, eventually wiping out the population of an entire species in the surrounding area. Not only does this disrupt the already fragile ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, but it's being done without the consent of the people already living there.
Oxitec is not required to inform the tens of thousands of people in southern Florida that a tampering of a major aspect of the natural order would take place right outside their front porch. Not only should the company be required to inform the people (with all the facts included) but garner majority consent from the population to conduct this dangerous and short-sighted experiment.
The possiblity of wiping out an entire insect species is high in this experiment and it could lead to the loss of the mammalian and marine life that feeds on the mosquitoes and their larvae. It isn't just the animals though; livelihoods of those who depend on the fish as a means to make a living could see their way of life destroyed by the loss of the insect species.

Friends of Earth have also released a great issue brief about the experiment. You can view the PDF


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 10, 2012, 02:31:19 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/dead-fish-reported-in-chinas-xijiang-river-cause-of-fishkill-unknown/

Dead fish reported in China’s Xijiang River: cause of fishkill unknown

January 10, 2012 – GUANGZHOU – A large number of fish were found dead Monday in a major river in the southern province of Guangdong, local authorities confirmed Tuesday. Floating fish were reported in a three-kilometer section of the Xijiang River in the Jiangmen City on Monday morning, but the situation improved Tuesday with no more dead fish found, said Zhao Yanqiang, spokesman for the city’s publicity department. An initial probe has ruled out a lack of oxygen or low water temperatures as the cause of the death. Local authorities initiated an emergency response Monday for disposal of the dead fish, Zhao said. A further investigation by local environmental and fishery authorities is under way. Xijiang River is a major tributary of the Pearl River, the third longest river in China and a pivotal waterway that runs across the economic heartland of Guangdong. –People Daily


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 11, 2012, 06:47:05 am
Hsa 4:1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because [there is] no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. 
Hsa 4:2   By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. 
Hsa 4:3   Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. 


That is very prophetic.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 12, 2012, 05:53:24 pm
http://www.thenassauguardian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21115&Itemid=27

1/11/12

Montagu shoreline - hundreds of dead fish(Sorry, had a hard time copying and pasting, could someone here do it? Thanks!)



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Post by: Christian40 on January 15, 2012, 02:36:42 am
It is one of them few websites where you cant copy and paste the text. Somehow they disable it in the code ???



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Post by: Kilika on January 15, 2012, 03:12:57 am
Usually they disable the right click in the html code, like with an image. Don't see it too often, but some do it. I would think if people are so concerned about copyright, this would be done a lot more.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 16, 2012, 04:46:53 pm
53 dead fur seals wash up on South Australia beach

January 16, 2012 – AUSTRALIA – More than 50 New Zealand fur seals have washed up dead on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and will be examined at Adelaide University to determine how they died. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the bodies of 51 juveniles and two young adults were found near Port Lincoln and at Wanna Beach in the Lincoln National Park. Dr. Lucy Woolford from Adelaide University says three seals have been collected for post-mortem examinations, which will be conducted on Tuesday morning. “These seals appear to have died a few days ago, so they’re in a state of decomposition so we’re trying to see how much information we can gain from those,” she said. “[We have found] no immediate signs of injury from the seals we’ve looked at so far.” New Zealand fur seals are a protected species found along Australia’s south coast and along the coast of New Zealand’s South Island. They can grow to weigh up to 250 kilograms, but males usually average about 125kg and are considered docile, although they will attack if provoked. –ABC News

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/53-dead-fur-seals-wash-up-on-south-australia-beach/


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 18, 2012, 05:35:35 pm
40 dolphins die, 19 survive in Cape Cod strandings

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/17/10175495-40-dolphins-die-19-survive-in-cape-cod-strandings

1/17/12

BOSTON -- Nineteen dolphins that stranded themselves along Cape Cod have been treated and released, but several dozen others have perished since the string of strandings began last Thursday.

Eight that stranded alive did not survive, said Katie Moore, manager for marine mammal rescue at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, while another 32 washed ashore already dead.

Of the 19 survivors, one was a calf and another a pregnant mom.

Strandings typically happen from January to April, but the pattern this year is unlike past years, when just one dolphin or a group would be found on a single beach, she said.

"I've been doing this for 15 years and this is only the second season I've seen it like this," she said.

"It feels like stranding after stranding after stranding," Moore added. "It's definitely out of the ordinary."

The dolphins began beaching themselves on Thursday, with a single dolphin stranded near the town of Wellfleet, said IFAW spokeswoman Kerry Branon.

On Saturday, the busiest day for rescuers, at least 37 dolphin were found spanning five towns along 20 miles of Cape Cod, Branon said.

Cape Cod is among the top locations for the phenomenon worldwide, she said. Beaching of dolphins has been happening for centuries, but researchers are still trying to determine what brings the dolphins to Cape Cod Bay this time of year.

The group actions tend to happen, in part, because dolphins operate with a group mentality, where many others may follow one animal toward shallow water, IFAW said.

The animals, which tend to get stuck on the bay side of the hook-shaped Cape Cod, are assessed by rescuers and then taken to deeper water on the ocean side and released.

Marine biologists check for signs of stress and body condition, among other factors, and tag the dolphins with an identifier before release.

A handful of animals have also been affixed with a tag to track movement and transmit data to researchers, Branon said.

"We also were able to test the hearing on one animal as well ... important data for our project which will hopefully aid in conservation measures to protect marine mammals from ocean noise," Moore said in a statement.

Moore said this year's series of dolphins stranded on beaches reminded her of the 2005-2006 winter, when dolphins beached themselves over a 40-day period.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 23, 2012, 08:35:20 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/more-pilot-whales-die-from-beachings-in-new-zealand/


More pilot whales die from beachings in New Zealand

Posted on January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 – NEW ZEALAND – About 22 pilot whales stranded around Farewell Spit have died and fears are mounting for the remaining 77 as rescuers pack up for the evening. Project Jonah chief executive Kimberly Muncaster told NZ Newswire volunteers had tried desperately to save the whales which became stranded just after midday. “It was very sad,” she said. “But there was nothing more that we could have done.” Volunteers had begun leaving the scene for the evening about 8.45pm on Monday for safety reasons. Ms Muncaster said although there was only a small chance the remaining live whales would refloat at high tide about 11pm, she remained hopeful. Volunteers had spent the afternoon trying to keep the whales cool and upright. Project Jonah marine mammal medics have also been called to give the whales first aid. Rescue efforts were due to resume at first light on Tuesday. The spot where the whales were stranded is close to Farewell Spit, where 25 were stranded early in January. Seven of those whales died, while 65 whales died after becoming stranded in the same area in November. –NZ News
 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 24, 2012, 03:07:47 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/large-fishkill-reported-in-perths-swan-river/

Large fishkill reported in Perth’s Swan River

January 24, 2012 – AUSTRALIA – Low oxygen levels and hot weather are believed to have killed thousands of fish in Perth’s Swan River. About 5,000 dead fish were discovered between the Middle Swan Bridge and the Ellen Brook in the upper reaches of the river. Swan River Trust spokesman Mark Cugley says recent rain and hot weather have decreased oxygen levels in the waterway and that particular area is outside the reach of the river’s oxygenation plants. “Sudden rainfall often drags nutrient-rich organic matter into the river and this typically causes oxygen levels to rapidly drop below levels suitable for fish and other aquatic fauna,” he said. “It is something that is of a concern, and although we believe the cause was low oxygen levels in the water column, we are monitoring the water quality and sending off samples of those fish for that to be clarified.” Mr Cugley says most of the fish appear to be juvenile black bream with the remainder being trumpeter. –ABC


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on January 24, 2012, 05:25:21 pm
What? Fireworks didn't scare them to death?  ;D


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 25, 2012, 10:47:46 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9036343/Dozens-of-dolphins-stranded-at-Cape-Cod.html

Dozens of dolphins stranded at Cape Cod

At least 85 dolphins have beached themselves in a shallow inlet of a US nature reserve at Cape Cod, officials said on Tuesday, adding that the cause of the mass standings remained a mystery.

A spokesman for the International Fund for Animal Welfare said the huge number of beached mammals over the last two weeks, with most of them dying, was close to the amount usually recorded in the course of a year.

"We had a total of 85 confirmed standings since January 12 and that number might be as high 101," AJ Cady said. "There are still about 16 dolphins reported in difficult locations we haven't been able to confirm."
 
"Of that number 35 were still alive. Fifty of them were dead by the time we reached them," Cady said.
 
The standings took place in the area of Wellfleet and Eastham, which is notorious for sandbanks and twisting channels, just south of the famous hook of Cape Cod on the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts.
 
The area is the location of coastal and marine nature preserves and is famous for its population of endangered North Atlantic right whales and other sea life.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 25, 2012, 01:39:44 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g0zztbZfQg


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 25, 2012, 09:14:41 pm
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/25/10236569-33-whales-stranded-again-off-new-zealand-to-be-killed

1/25/12

33 whales stranded again off New Zealand, to be killed

By msnbc.com staff and news services

Some 33 long-finned pilot whales that were refloated Wednesday off a New Zealand beach with the help of volunteers became stranded again Thursday and will have to be euthanized, officials told TVNZ.

“Unfortunately the stranded whales are now also further along the Spit and on the extreme boundary of our ability to reach them for another rescue attempt,” Kimberly Muncaster, CEO of the marine-mammal rescue group Project Jonah, told the TV station.

"The Department of Conservation has decided they will have to be put down."

John Mason, a Department of Conservation official, said the whales were physically deteriorating and in distress.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 06, 2012, 09:38:33 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/scientists-mystified-by-largest-dolphin-stranding-in-northeast-u-s-in-20-years/

Scientists mystified by largest dolphin stranding in northeast U.S. in 20 years

(http://m.static.newsvine.com/servista/imagesizer?file=miguel-llanos33E6654D-9983-B016-CA7C-6D9057D52C90.jpg&width=600)

February 6, 2012 – MASSACHUSETTS – Nearly 130 dolphins have beached themselves on Cape Cod in the last three weeks, with 92 dying in what’s become “the single largest stranding” in at least two decades in the Northeast, the International Fund for Animal Welfare reported Monday. On Sunday, four more dolphins were stranded along Cape Cod’s hook-shaped peninsula and were quickly helped back to sea. The Massachusetts peninsula sees many dolphin strandings each year, but the 129 since Jan. 12 is typically about what rescuers see over an entire year, based on records that go back to 1999, IFAW marine mammal rescue manager Katie Moore told msnbc.com. “This event started on the 12th and is still continuing,” she added at a press conference on Monday, noting that rescuers from IFAW and other stranding networks were deployed in “anticipation of more dolphins coming in this afternoon.” Most of the dolphins have appeared to be in good health, adding to the mystery of why so many have come ashore. Dolphins are known to strand in groups due to their tight social structure, but given the large numbers this year, other factors such as weather and tides are being investigated. “I don’t know,” Moore said when asked about causes. “It pains me to say those three words.” Asked if climate change might be a factor,  ::) Moore said she couldn’t rule that out or in. As for the possibility of sonar or other human-made sounds disrupting the dolphins, she said no known sources existed inside Cape Cod. Initial results of studies on nine of the dead dolphins “do not indicate any pattern,” she noted. This stranding “is not only out of the ordinary,” she said, “but it takes a huge toll on our resources. It’s hard labor.” -MSNBC


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on February 07, 2012, 01:52:46 am
Groton has a sub base, "Naval Submarine Base New London". and there have been issues with the navy and dolphins in the past more than once.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/26/10244852-us-sued-over-navy-sonar-tests-in-whale-waters (http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/26/10244852-us-sued-over-navy-sonar-tests-in-whale-waters)

We need to keep in mind that most of what we see and hear is not what it seems on the surface. There are more than one explanation, usually.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 07, 2012, 10:07:41 pm
High count of dead sea birds washing ashore on First Coast Beaches, but officials say not to worry

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/400646/drew-dixon/2012-02-06/high-count-dead-sea-birds-washing-ashore-first-coast

Beachgoers may notice a high number of dead sea birds washing ashore on the First Coast lately.
 
Gary Anderson, a member of the Jacksonville Waterways Commission, just happened to be on the beach for a stroll on Friday and found about 10 dead sea birds in the area of First Street in Atlantic Beach. Concerned, Anderson began to investigate and found that there were well over a dozen dead sea birds, including gannets and pelicans, that were dead and washed ashore between Atlantic Beach and Guana Preserve in North St. Johns County.
 
Anderson was worried that there might be some unnatural factor at work.
 
But officials both with the Bird Emergency And Kare Sanctuary on Big Talbot Island and the Florida Fish and Fresh and Wildlife Conservation Commission advise beachgoers not to worry. The increase in dead sea birds is simply a result of the migration of those birds right now. Many of the birds simply become exhausted and die over open water and wash ashore.
 
FWC spokesman Kevin Baxter did advise any beachgoers to contact the FWC on the Internet to report any discoveries of bird remains, though.


Title: 100 pigeons dead in Rapid City
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 07, 2012, 10:11:50 pm
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/pigeons-dead-in-rapid-city/article_afa8dd3c-4ea7-11e1-ba05-0019bb2963f4.html

100 pigeons dead in Rapid City

A pigeon die-off in downtown Rapid City has the state Game, Fish& Parks Department warning citizens not to touch dead or dying birds found in the area.
 
John Kanta, regional game manger for GF&P in Rapid City, said Friday that about 100 dead pigeons have been confirmed in the downtown area in the last couple of days.
 
"We're looking into it. We've already taken samples to ship to a lab to determine the cause," Kanta said. "It could be the birds got into some moldy grain or other bacterial problem. Or there it could be there's a poisoning going on. And we'll want to look into it and get to the bottom of it."
 
Kanta said there's no need for people to call GF&P if they find a dead pigeon or two.
 
"We're aware of the problem and working on it," he said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 07, 2012, 10:17:26 pm
Groton has a sub base, "Naval Submarine Base New London". and there have been issues with the navy and dolphins in the past more than once.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/26/10244852-us-sued-over-navy-sonar-tests-in-whale-waters (http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/26/10244852-us-sued-over-navy-sonar-tests-in-whale-waters)

We need to keep in mind that most of what we see and hear is not what it seems on the surface. There are more than one explanation, usually.

I'm just reading this article(to the one that was responded to yesterday).

I'm not good at scientific stuff(even though I was a math guy in college), however, if I understand this correctly, is this happening b/c the Obama administration is putting sonar tests in the oceans? How is that affecting this?


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on February 08, 2012, 01:35:12 am
I should have said more specifically, not saying the fish kills are a result of the subs and sonar, like with dolphins, I'm just saying it is interesting that there are sonar issues with the Navy and dolphins, and the Navy has a sub base right in the area where the fish kill happened. 2+2? Hmm.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 09, 2012, 11:10:26 pm
600 birds found dead in Christchurch being blamed on botulism

February 10, 2012 – NEW ZEALAND – Christchurch City Council is investigating the death of more than 600 birds found along the banks of the oxidation ponds at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. It is working with National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research and Fish & Game to determine how they died. Dead birds have also been found in other wetlands in the east of the city. The council says initial diagnosis indicates the birds died from avian botulism, a natural phenomenon. –Radio New Zealand

https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/600-birds-found-dead-in-christchurch-being-blamed-on-botulism/


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 10, 2012, 08:56:53 pm
Wetland Bird Toll Hits 800

2/10/12

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/6394280/Bird-toll-hits-800

Up to 800 birds have been found dead at wetlands in Christchurch's eastern suburbs and the oxidation ponds.

The Christchurch City Council said yesterday that during the past few weeks dead birds have been found on the banks of the oxidation ponds in Bromley.

Dead birds have also been found in the Bexley area and the Travis Wetland.

Council ornithologist Andrew Crossland said between 600 and 800 dead birds had been found.

"The earthquakes in Christchurch have caused a lot of changes to water quality but also to effluent levels at the oxidation ponds," he said.

"It's got nothing to do with anything physical such as liquefaction but more to do with the fluctuating water levels and changes like that."

Investigations were underway but the initial diagnosis was avian botulism, a paralysing disease caused by a toxin which thrives in shallow, warm water.

Avian botulism can not be transferred to people.

However, the council was urging people and animals to avoid infected or dead birds until specialist testing was complete.



Title: Probe continues into the hundreds of dead dolphins washed up on Peruvian beaches
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 16, 2012, 10:59:12 pm
Probe continues into the hundreds of dead dolphins washed up on Peruvian beaches

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/probe-continues-into-the-hundreds-of-dead-dolphins-washed-up-on-peruvian-beaches/

February 17, 2012 – PERU – At least 264 dead bottlenose dolphins have washed ashore over a stretch of Peru’s northern coast, officials said as they seek to discover what killed the marine animals. The dead dolphins were found over a 103 km stretch of sandy beach, Edward Barriga, an official with Peru’s Oceanic Institute, said. “We have taken samples to determine the cause of death,” said Mr. Barriga, speaking from the city of Lambayeque, adding that vast quantities of dead anchovies had also been found in the region. The dolphins may have been killed by the impact of off-shore oil exploration and drilling in the region, said Carlos Yaipen with ORCA, a non-governmental group that focuses on helping ocean creatures in the South Pacific. The mass dolphin deaths are a “very serious” issue, Mr. Yaipen said. The head of a Lambayeque group representing aqua-farmers, Jorge Cabrejos, said the anchovies appeared to have eaten contaminated plankton, which then sickened the dolphins that ate the small fish. Thirty-four of the world’s 81 cetacean species are found off the Peruvian shores, 17 of which are dolphins. Of those, the most common is the bottlenose dolphin. –NT News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YpWQNRQbuY&feature=player_embedded


Title: Hundreds of Dead Birds Mysteriously Fall from sky on I-95 in Laurel, MD!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 19, 2012, 09:06:58 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfGBgFp2qg


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Believer on February 22, 2012, 06:08:53 am
Hundreds of 'Man o War' Jellyfish wash onto beach in Texas


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rQ4NmvylhfY#!


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 22, 2012, 10:54:17 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/media-news-station-attempts-to-unravel-enigma-of-bird-deaths/

Media news station attempts to unravel enigma of bird deaths

March 23, 2012 – ARKANSAS - Remember New Year’s Eve 2010 when thousands of birds mysteriously dropped from the sky over Beebe, Arkansas? Well, the mystery has been solved. Last May, a crew from the National Geographic Channel dropped by the NewsChannel5 Weather Office. They wanted to see what important information we had found regarding the bird deaths over Beebe. Indeed, my research indicated a unique radar signature several thousand feet above the birds just as the mass deaths were occurring. With the help of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a unique weather phenomenon was blamed for startling the birds and causing the mayhem that resulted in the demise of thousands of birds that night. On Thursday, an all-new National Geographic Special will debut explaining the Beebe event as well as several other mass animal deaths that occurred last winter. The show, “Omens of the Apocalypse,” airs on the National Geographic Channel at 10 p.m. Results from preliminary testing released today by the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission Veterinary Diagnostic Lab show that red-winged blackbirds died from massive body trauma. The trauma was mainly in the front breast tissue of each bird. Officials say the birds suffered internal bleeding and blood clots in the body cavity. The veterinarians also examined the major organs and found them healthy, normal and not effected by disease. The gizzards and stomachs of the birds were empty. According to the report, “Further tests will be done to rule out other causes, but the birds suffered from acute physical trauma leading to internal hemorrhage and death. There was no sign of any chronic or infectious disease.” What caused the trauma is not yet known. Meteorologists reported a heavy thunderstorm over Beebe earlier in the day. It is possible that the birds were sucked into the updraft of the storm and then either struck by lightning or pummeled by hail within the storm. Fireworks were also being launched around the town just before the birds began falling. Since blackbirds have poor night vision, they may have suffered extreme anxiety and become disoriented. –News Net 5


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on March 23, 2012, 02:23:32 pm
The author of the article appraently doesn't understand what they describe medically as the injuries. "Massive body trauma" means that something made very hard contact with their chest/breastbone area primarily, as though they ran into something, like a wall. It wasn't sounds or fireworks, that I have no doubt. If what they claim as injuries is true, it sounds like they slammed into something.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 23, 2012, 09:16:01 am
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/331538/20120422/dolphin-deaths-peru-seizmic-oil-exploration-viral.htm

Mass Dolphin Death Mystery In Peru, Authorities Blame It On Viral Infection
By Sreeja VN | Apr 22, 2012 08:14 AM EDT

Investigations are on into the deaths of hundreds of dolphins that washed up on the northern coast of Peru. Around 877 carcasses of dolphins and porpoises were found on Peruvian beaches in two and half months. Peruvian officials and environmentalists are trying to unravel the mystery behind the phenomenon.

No concrete reasons have been figured out yet but the authorities believe that it could possibly be a viral infection that may have killed the dolphins in huge numbers. While environmental groups in the country blame the seismic oil exploration work carried out by BPZ Energy Company for the dolphin deaths.

"The most probable hypothesis is the possibility of an infection with a virus," he said. "There are scientific articles about the incidence of morbillivirus, a type of distemper, in cetaceans in Peru, and that can be ruled out or proven next week," told Deputy Environment Minister Gabriel Quijandria to Associated press.

BPZ, a Houston-based company had carried out the oil exploration work between February 8 and April 8, off Northern Peru. Peruvian environmentalists have said that the sound waves generated from the oil exploration work could be the cause of the deaths.

However, Quijandria said that so far there is no proof to link dolphin deaths to seismic work, according to the Associated Press report.

Most of the carcasses found were already decomposed, making it difficult to study the cause of their deaths. However, authorities have also ruled out the possibility of deaths due to lack of food or poisoning, CNN reported quoting Andina News Agency.

Mass dolphin deaths have been reported globally in recent years, raising concerns about the survival of the species.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 26, 2012, 11:26:34 am
Mark, have you heard about this?

http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2012/04/24/28613-dead-fish-in-the-rocky-river

28,613 Dead Fish in the Rocky River

Posted by Vince Grzegorek on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM

The Ohio Division of Wildlife got a call on Sunday from a fisherman who told the agency they should probably come see the flood of fish carcasses in the Rocky River.
 
When they arrived, they discovered a waterway filled with dead aqua life. The fish kill is still under investigation. Today, the ODW announced the final death toll: 28,613 fish, along with other species.
 
But the process of counting the dead was merely the first step. The interesting part, in terms of going after whoever was responsible for whatever caused the mass deaths (that's about as specific as we can get right now), comes next.

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on April 28, 2012, 07:29:02 am
nope, thanx for the heads up though. But then again, i never read local news.  :D

Thousands of fish die in Rocky River in Cleveland Metroparks (slideshow)

Tens of thousands of fish of all sizes and species have died in the East Branch of the Rocky River in the Cleveland Metroparks since Sunday afternoon, bringing crews from several state agencies to investigate for toxic pollutants, test river waters and document the range of the fish kill.

The dead and dying fish were first reported on Sunday afternoon by a fisherman, who called 1-800-POACHER, a Division of Wildlife hot line. Wildlife officials contacted the Cleveland Metroparks, who brought in the Ohio EPA and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

The dead fish have sunk to the bottom of the river, said Division of Wildlife officer Randy White, making it difficult to assess the extent of the fish kill.

(http://media.cleveland.com/plain_dealer_metro/photo/10873860-large.jpg)

View full size"The range of the fish kill was unbelievable, affecting all types of fish," said aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec of the Cleveland Metroparks, who surveyed the affected areas Rocky River to see if any species of fish survived. Durkalec's list included bass, darters, a wide variety of minnows, rainbow trout and white suckers.

"We still have no idea what caused it," said Durkalec. "We're checking out every possibility."

The park agency has been stocking large numbers of rainbow trout in the stretch of the river, but canceled a trout stocking scheduled for today. It will divert the 650 pounds of rainbow trout to Wallace Lake.

The fish kill began in an area near the Cleveland Metroparks toboggan run in the Mill Stream Run Reservation. Fish were soon dying in a three-mile stretch of river between the Bonnie Park Area and Wallace Lake in Berea. Ohio EPA officials reportedly found a few dead steelhead trout where the East Branch joins the Rocky River. The Rocky River is a noted steelhead trout stream, with the lake-run steelhead providing excellent fishing during the cold-weather months.

Stockings of yearling steelhead trout are scheduled to be released in the lower Rocky River in the coming weeks.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/04/thousands_of_fish_die_in_rocky.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 30, 2012, 01:28:13 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17890174

4/30/12

Peru examines deaths of more than 500 pelicans

Officials say most appeared to have died on shore over the past few days.

Scientists have also found the carcasses of 54 boobies, several sea lions and a turtle.

They were found in the same region where some 800 dolphins washed ashore earlier this year. The cause of their death is still being investigated.

The Peruvian government said it was "deeply worried".

A preliminary report said that there was no evidence to show the pelicans had died at sea, but rather on the beach where they were found.

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 02, 2012, 09:33:55 pm
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/dead-fish-cause-panic-in-western-turkey-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=19699&NewsCatID=378

Dead fish cause panic in Western Turkey

İZMİR - Doğan News Agency


Locals in Izmir’s Tahtalı district are in a panic due to the appearance of dead fish in the area. Şaşal Village locals believe fire extinction planes, which are currently being used in the area for trial flights, are the cause behind the dead fish.

Many dead fish have washed up on shore around the village due to waves and wind, said locals speaking to Doğan news agency.

This is the first time that we have experienced such an event here. Sometimes the river basin becomes the area for test fligths. We think that this is affecting the current situation of dead fish.”
May/02/2012


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 03, 2012, 02:02:55 pm
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2012/05/03/2821s697139.htm

Fish Pond in Shenzhen Ravaged Overnight

   2012-05-03 19:15:00    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: liuranran

(http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2012/05/03/22344530e9cd4b73840cb7136ec466be.jpg)

The fish pond covered with dead fish, located near a building site in the Mai Ke industrial area of Shenzhen, on May 1, 2012. [Photo: CRI online]
 
Over 50 thousand fish in a pond near an industrial area in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen died overnight on Monday, CRI Online reports.
 
The dead fish are mostly concentrated in the northern corner of the pond, and half of the body of water is now covered with rotting fish.

Located in the Qiangxiaxin Village at the junction of the Guangming New District and Dongguan in Shenzhen, the fish pond is larger than two basketball courts in area.
 
"We have invested a total of 350 thousand yuan (about 56 thousand USD) in the form of 60 thousand fish; now it's all over," said Ms. Liu, the fish pond owner. "These fish have been raised for one year, and could have been sold at market three months later."
 
Liu said she will not sell the dead fish at market despite suffering great financial losses as a result. She also suspects that heavy rain may have led to the pond being contaminated by toxic and harmful substances from a nearby building site in the Maike industrial area.
 
A manager surnamed Wen at the building site said that he is willing to cover any losses but stated that he is unaware of the presence of toxic materials at the site.

The Guangming New District environmental protection office has already begun investigating the case.

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on May 03, 2012, 02:50:30 pm
I'm wondering if there is some "off gasing" of some poisonous gases from underground that is doing this.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 08, 2012, 12:05:20 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/08/world/americas/peru-has-no-answers-on-dead-dolphins-and-seabirds.html?_r=1

Dead Dolphins and Birds Are Causing Alarm in Peru

5/7/12

LIMA, Peru — Late last year, fishermen began finding dead dolphins, hundreds of them, washed up on Peru’s northern coast. Now, seabirds have begun dying, too, and the government has yet to conclusively pinpoint a cause.

Officials insist that the two die-offs are unrelated. The dolphins are succumbing to a virus, they suggest, and the seabirds are dying of starvation because anchovies are in short supply.

But even three months after officials began testing the dolphins, the government has not released definitive results, and there is growing suspicion among the public and scientists that there might be more to the story. Some argue that offshore oil exploration could be disturbing wildlife, for example, and others fear that biotoxins or pesticides might be working their way up the food chain.

At least 877 dolphins and more than 1,500 birds, most of them brown pelicans and boobies, have died since the government began tracking the deaths in February, the Environment Ministry said last week. The dolphins, many of which appeared to have decomposed in the ocean before washing ashore, were found in the Piura and Lambayeque regions, not far from the border with Ecuador.

The seabirds, which seem mostly to have died onshore, have been found from Lambayeque to Lima. “Never in my 40 years as a fisherman have I seen anything like this,” said Francisco Ñiquen Rentería, the president of the Association of Artisanal Fishermen in Puerto Eten, in the Lambayeque region. “Sometimes in the past, you’d randomly see a dead dolphin or a pelican, but this, what’s happening now, is really alarming.”

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 09, 2012, 08:10:51 pm
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/5/8/dead_pelicans_myster.html?hpt=hp_t2

Mystery surrounds dead pelicans found along Indian River

5/9/12

BREVARD COUNTY --
A mystery is unfolding in Brevard County as several dead pelicans have been found along the Indian River over the past few weeks.
 
Florida Fish and Wildlife biologists collected two of the dead pelicans after at least eleven of the birds have been found along the bank in Palm Shores near Melbourne, and people are puzzled as to why they died.
 
Wildlife officials said there have been no reports of fish kills, algae blooms or other factors that could have contributed to the deaths.
 
Meantime, the mystery remains.
 
"I might see one once in a blue moon,” said Tim Carlisle of Palm Shores Public Works. “But for this many popping up on the shore, it's unexplained."
 
Palm Shores Public Works says they've gotten many calls lately from resident complaining about the problem.
 
Another resident who contacted News 13 said they found more than a dozen just a couple miles along the river north.
 
Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say tests are being done on the animals to try and determine the cause of death.
 
"We were thinking maybe it's the fish, or somebody doing something to them.  But it's in a lot of different place," said Carlisle.
 
Meanwhile overseas, Peru's health ministry is asking people to avoid beaches in Lima and north of the capital until officials can determine what is killing hundreds of pelicans.
 
Last month, the country's production ministry said the authorities were investigating the deaths of more than 538 pelicans, and other birds, on the northern coast.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2012, 11:59:26 am
http://www.livescience.com/20021-dead-yangtze-finless-porpoises.html

5/1/12

32 Dead Porpoises Worry Wildlife Experts

More than 32 Yangtze finless porpoises have been found dead in the Dongting and Poyang lakes in China in the last two months, leading wildlife experts to worry whether the rare animals are being pushed closer to extinction, the World Wildlife Fund has reported.
 
Yangtze finless porpoises live mainly in the freshwater Yangtze River and the two lakes, where the bodies of more than 32 of them have been found since March 3. One of the porpoises was pregnant, according to the blog Save Yangtze Finless Porpoise. [World's Cutest Baby Wild Animals]
 
"This tragedy shows that Yangtze finless porpoise is facing enormous challenges," said Lei Gang, head of WWF China's Central Yangtze program, in a statement. "The porpoise deaths illustrate that without effective measures to fundamentally reverse the trend of ecological deterioration, [the] future of the incredible creature is far from certain."
 
After examining the dead porpoises, scientists were left with a long list of possible culprits, including electro-fishing, strikes by boat-engine propellers, food shortages and pollution.
 


Title: Thousands of birds found dead on Chile beaches
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2012, 03:02:27 pm
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-thousands-birds-dead-chile-beaches.html

5/12/12


About 2,000 birds were found dead on beaches in central Chile, a natural history museum director said Friday, accusing fishermen of snagging them in their nets and letting them drown.

"It's a horrible scene. They are spread across some six kilometers (four miles) of beach" around the coastal city of Santo Domingo, San Antonio natural history and archeology museum director Jose Luis Brito told UCV radio.
 
Most of the birds are gray petrels, but there are also pelicans, gannets and Guanay cormorants.
 
Brito accused fishermen of "doing nothing" when birds get caught up in their nets, and leaving them "to drown before throwing the bodies back into the sea."
 
The museum said it would file a complaint to police over the dead birds.
 
About 100 bird carcasses were found on central beaches on Sunday.
 
Thousands of dolphins and maritime birds, including many pelicans, have been found dead in neighboring Peru in recent weeks.
 
Environmental groups blamed oil exploration work, but Peru's deputy environment minister Gabriel Quijandria, disputed the claim and said warming waters, which disturbs food supplies, was a possible cause.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 13, 2012, 05:55:32 pm
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/more-fish-deaths-periyar-092

5/13/12

More fish deaths in Periyar

For the second time in a week, massive fish deaths were reported from Pathalam belt in river Periyar, triggering alarm and protests.

Dead fish were found in bunches on the banks of river on Saturday morning. The local residents and councillors of Kadungalloor panchayat alerted the district Pollution Control Board officials who came and collected the samples of water and fish.

Local residents, fishermen, panchayat members and green activists of Periyar Malineekarana Virudha Samithi (PMVS) blocked the PCB officials when they came to collect the samples, in protest against the negligent attitude of the authorities in checking continuing fish deaths.

Later, police arrested the group of protesters led by panchayat members Joshy, Shiney Sajan, Geetha Sunil, Kabeer, Sudha Devi and activists of PMVS, Anwar C.I., Sainudeen Edayar and Mahesh.
According to environmental experts, low level or absence of oxygen is the major reason for the recurring fish deaths in Periyar.

A similar incident was reported on last Monday on the banks of river Periyar. Earlier, on May 3, fish deaths were reported on the banks of river Muttar, a tributary of Periyar. As per the report of the Pollution Control Board, the fish deaths were caused by lack of dissolved oxygen in river water and by entry of polluted water containing decayed waste into the river.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 23, 2012, 12:34:31 pm
http://www.punemirror.in/article/2/20120521201205210906527376193728/Dead-fish-pile-up-on-MulaMutha-banks.html

5/21/12

Dead fish pile up on Mula-Mutha banks

Thousands of Mozambique Tilapia found dead since last week, experts blame pollutants in river

The problem of fish dying in large numbers has come to the fore of the banks of the Mula-Mutha (Bheema) rivers again. Fish have been found dead along the banks of the Mula-Mutha because of rising pollution and the latest in the series was recorded at Hatvalan near the Pune-Daund border last week.

Since last week, thousands of Mozambique Tilapia fishes were found dead on the river banks at Hatvalan in Daund division, about 76 km from Pune.

(http://cms.mumbaimirror.com/portalfiles/29/2/201205/Image/may21/c5_1a.jpg)

The fish apparently died because of thick blackish water flowing in the river bed. Ironically, Mozambique Tilapia is considered as one of the most resilient species of fish, known to withstand unfriendly environmental conditions.
 
To make matters worse, the same dead fish were taken to market to be sold by local fishermen. Pune and Mumbai are the primary markets for these fish. According to experts, in May freshwater springs that open into the river dry up, and hence the dissolving factor of oxygen in the water changes accordingly.

This increases the pollution level, causing the fish to die. A study conducted by Jal Biradari and Maharashtra Vikas Kendra last year had shown that the nitrate level in the Bheema river was 10-50 mg per litre, whereas the permissible limit specified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is 45 mg/litre. The natural nitrate level should be less than 1 mg/litre, but due to pollutants, the level has shot up.
 
Dr Ashok Rasage, taluka medical officer of Daund, said, “For a week, large numbers of fish were found on the river banks. We have sent them and the samples of water to the state health laboratory and are waiting for the lab report.”
 
Dr Sudhakar Kokane, district health officer, also confirmed the incident but said he would get more information from officials.
 
For activists though, the matter is of serious concern. Ankush Kotwal of Shetkari Sanghtana, said, “The chemical effluents from nearby factories which manufacture sulphuric acid enter the river directly.  Also, the Pune Municipal Corporation(PMC) does not treat the sewage water and instead releases it directly into the river. This has caused havoc on the aquatic life here.”


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2012, 10:55:05 pm
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/bs-gr-algae-fish-kill-20120523,0,5817762.story

Fish kills grow in algae-tainted waters
Death toll on Arundel creeks raised tenfold; more seen in Dundalk waters


5/23/12

Something's rotten on the Baltimore area waterfront. Fish are washing ashore by the thousands in a mass die-off that officials say appears to be caused by a weather-driven worsening of the pollution that chronically plagues the Chesapeake Bay.

State investigators expanded their probe Wednesday into what they believe are algae-related fish kills in Marley, Furnace and Curtis creeks in Glen Burnie, raising the estimated death toll there tenfold, while finding a new batch of finny carcasses in a Dundalk creek.

Jay Apperson, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment, said the agency's fish-kill investigators estimated anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 fish of several species dead in the three creeks in northern Anne Arundel County. Only a day before, Apperson had said investigators figured there were about 6,000 dead.

"You could smell it through the neighborhood," said Rob Rogers, 45, who took a break from work at the Point Pleasant Beach Tavern to describe what he called "unbelievable" conditions on the creeks. Rogers said boaters reported dead fish floating in the water so thick they couldn't avoid hitting them.

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Title: Hundreds of endangered antelopes dying in Kazakhstan
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 25, 2012, 11:24:05 pm
http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/hundreds-of-endangered-antelopes-dying-in-kazakhstan_777501.html

5/25/12

Astana: A massive wave of deaths has been reported among the endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan. Around 540 carcasses of the animal has been found in the country, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

According to the Kazakh agriculture ministry, the carcasses were found in the Kostanai region.
 
"Aviation monitoring today (Thursday) discovered a new concentration of saiga deaths with the approximate number of dead animals reaching beyond 400," the ministry said.
 
Last year, at least 12,000 saiga antelopes died in Kazakhstan, presumably from pasteurellosis infection and from overeating. In November 2010, Kazakhstan introduced a ban on saiga hunting.
 
The latest statistics put the number of saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan at 85,500. The country spends $800,000 annually to prevent the deaths.
 
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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 26, 2012, 09:36:36 pm
Thousands of shellfish found dead in Peru

5/25/12

Thousands of crustaceans were found dead off the coast of Lima following the mystery mass death of dolphins and pelicans, the Peruvian Navy said Friday.
 
The cause of death is under investigation, said Industry and Fishing Minister Gladys Triveno, warning that "it would be premature to give a reason for this phenomenon."
 
The Navy said it presented a report on the find to the Agency of Environmental Evaluation and Control to determine the cause.
 
Biologist Yuri H00ker of Cayetano Heredia University said the species found on Pucusana Beach, 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Lima, was a type of red krill about three centimeters (1.2 inches) long.

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The cause of death is under investigation, said Industry and Fishing Minister Gladys Triveno, warning that "it would be premature to give a reason for this phenomenon."

The Navy said it presented a report on the find to the Agency of Environmental Evaluation and Control to determine the cause.

Biologist Yuri H00ker of Cayetano Heredia University said the species found on Pucusana Beach, 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Lima, was a type of red krill about three centimeters (1.2 inches) long.

"They live mostly along the coast of Chile up to the coast of northern Peru. What is happening is that these crustaceans are being affected by the warming of Pacific waters in the north of the country," he said, adding that the phenomenon occurs "with some frequency."

H00ker explained that the warmer temperatures led the shrimp-like creatures that usually live far away from the coast to move in closer to land, where they died.

Nearly 900 dolphins washed up along Peru's northern coast between February and April. A government study said the marine mammals died of natural causes, while environmental groups insist the massive toll was linked to offshore oil exploration in the area.

Peruvian officials have suggested that the dolphins, along with 5,000 dead sea birds -- mostly pelicans -- died due to the effects of rising temperatures in Pacific waters, including the southern migration of fish eaten by the birds.


http://phys.org/news/2012-05-thousands-shellfish-dead-peru.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2012, 11:31:17 pm
Something fishy’s going on in a fishing port in Japan, literally – and tons and tons of it too!


(http://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/sardines1.jpg)
6/5/12

Something terribly fishy is going on at the fishing port of Ohara (pronounced Oh-hara) in Isumi City of Chiba Prefecture, and it has nothing to do with espionage or political corruption. There are tons and tons of dead sardines washing up on the shore, and not only is the sight disturbing, but the huge amount of dead fish is literally smelling up the entire surrounding area.
 
According to the news, the dead fish started washing up around noon of June 3rd, and as of early afternoon on June 4th, the situation still remained pretty much out of control. The amount of dead sardines that has washed up is thought to total several dozen metrics tons, so you can imagine how bad the smell of rotting fish must be.
 
We’ve seen the pictures uploaded onto Twitter, and the port looks completely filled with fish – it almost looks like a carpet of sardines. It doesn’t seem likely that any fishing boats will be setting sail from this port soon. There are also, of course, the usual posts and comments on the internet on how this could be an omen, a sign of a coming great natural disaster.
 
When we inquired with a local inn, we were told that the port was scheduled to be closed from June 1st to 5th, but given the emergency, local fishermen are currently out in full force trying to resolve the situation. Already more than 2 full days into the bizarre occurrence, the smell has to be almost unbearable, but the people of Ohara still have no idea when they will be able to get rid of all the sardines. We sincerely hope they will be able to solve the problem quickly.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 08, 2012, 09:34:32 am
http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/region_missouri/blue_springs/10000-carp-found-dead-in-blue-springs-lake

More than 10,000 carp found dead in Blue Springs Lake

Posted: 06/06/2012

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Missouri conservationists are trying to solve a mystery in an area lake.

What started as a couple dozen dead carp turned into more than 10,000 in Blue Springs Lake.

Conservationists took water samples and couldn't figure out exactly what caused the deaths. Their samples have now gone onto a national lab for further analysis.

Between 500 and 1,000 carp have been killed everyday. Jake Allman, a biologist with the Missouri Conservation, started noticing carp with lesions under their scales the last few weeks.

Read more: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/region_missouri/blue_springs/10000-carp-found-dead-in-blue-springs-lake#ixzz1xDE48V3i


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 15, 2012, 07:33:02 pm
http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/06/10-thousand-sardines-found-dead-in-south-kanagawa/

10 thousand sardines found dead in South Kanagawa(Japan)

Posted by Mochizuki on June 15th, 2012

10 thousand sardines were found dead on the beach in Minami shitaura machi Miura city Kanagawa as well.
 
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation staff reported it to the city government around at 15:00


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 10, 2012, 11:02:56 pm
Heat blamed for fish kills in southern Minn. lakes

7/10/12

ALBERT LEA, Minn. - The recent heat wave is blamed for killing thousands of fish in several southern Minnesota lakes.
 
Most of the lakes are shallow, and thus more susceptible to summer fish kills, and most of the fish were northern pike, which prefer cold water.
 
Affected waters include Geneva Lake north of Albert Lea, where Department of Natural Resources officials say several thousand northerns probably died, and Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, where hundreds of northerns floated up last weekend.
 
Jack Lauer, the regional fisheries manager in New Ulm, says he's heard of about 10 to 15 affected lakes. He says populations will recover.
 
Henry Drewes, the regional fisheries manager for northwestern Minnesota, says some waters around Alexandria have also seen fish kills, including Lake Christina and the Pomme de Terre (pom-duh-TAIR') River.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 14, 2012, 11:13:06 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18838918

13 July 2012 Last updated at 19:34 ET

Brazil biologists investigate penguin deaths

Brazilian biologists are investigating the deaths of more than 500 penguins found washed up on the beaches of Rio Grande do Sul state.

Autopsies are being conducted on some of the birds to determine the cause of death.

Researchers said the penguins appeared to have been well-fed, with no apparent injuries and no oil on their bodies.

Similar incidents in the past have been blamed on shifting ocean currents and colder temperatures.

Magellanic Penguins migrate to southern Brazil from Patagonia every year during the southern winter.

Last week dozens of young penguins were rescued from beaches in Rio de Janeiro after straying far beyond their normal range.

The birds delighted beach-goers, but scientists said their health was suffering in the tropical waters.

Brazil's environment agency is preparing to fly those penguins back to the south.

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on July 17, 2012, 03:52:00 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkg-WCQQPJg

must watch to the very end  ;D


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 19, 2012, 04:12:27 pm
7/19/12

Study points to causes of high dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico

For the past two years, scientists have been trying to figure out why there were a high number of dolphin deaths, part of what's called an "unusual mortality event" along the northern Gulf of Mexico. What they found was a perfect storm. Credit: Steve Shippee, UCF

The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study released today.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-07-high-dolphin-deaths-gulf-mexico.html#jCp


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 05, 2012, 04:54:02 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-fish-die-midwest-streams-heat-183228110.html

8/5/12

Thousands of fish die as Midwest streams heat up

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees.

About 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon were killed in Iowa last week as water temperatures reached 97 degrees. Nebraska fishery officials said they've seen thousands of dead sturgeon, catfish, carp, and other species in the Lower Platte River, including the endangered pallid sturgeon. And biologists in Illinois said the hot weather has killed tens of thousands of large- and smallmouth bass and channel catfish and is threatening the population of the greater redhorse fish, a state-endangered species.

So many fish died in one Illinois lake that the carcasses clogged an intake screen near a power plant, lowering water levels to the point that the station had to shut down one of its generators.

"It's something I've never seen in my career, and I've been here for more than 17 years," said Mark Flammang, a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. "I think what we're mainly dealing with here are the extremely low flows and this unparalleled heat."

The fish are victims of one of the driest and warmest summers in history. The federal U.S. Drought Monitor shows nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states are experiencing some form of drought, and the Department of Agriculture has declared more than half of the nation's counties — nearly 1,600 in 32 states — as natural disaster areas. More than 3,000 heat records were broken over the last month.

Iowa DNR officials said the sturgeon found dead in the Des Moines River were worth nearly $10 million, a high value based in part on their highly sought eggs, which are used for caviar. The fish are valued at more than $110 a pound.

Gavin Gibbons, a spokesman for the National Fisheries Institute, said the sturgeon kills don't appear to have reduced the supply enough to hurt regional caviar suppliers.

Flammang said weekend rain improved some of Iowa's rivers and lakes, but temperatures were rising again and straining a sturgeon population that develops health problems when water temperatures climb into the 80s.

"Those fish have been in these rivers for thousands of thousands of years, and they're accustomed to all sorts of weather conditions," he said. "But sometimes, you have conditions occur that are outside their realm of tolerance."

In Illinois, heat and lack of rain has dried up a large swath of Aux Sable Creek, the state's largest habitat for the endangered greater redhorse, a large bottom-feeding fish, said Dan Stephenson, a biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

"We're talking hundreds of thousands (killed), maybe millions by now," Stephenson said. "If you're only talking about game fish, it's probably in the thousands. But for all fish, it's probably in the millions if you look statewide."

Stephenson said fish kills happen most summers in small private ponds and streams, but the hot weather this year has made the situation much worse.

"This year has been really, really bad — disproportionately bad, compared to our other years," he said
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Stephenson said a large number of dead fish were sucked into an intake screen near Powerton Lake in central Illinois, lowering water levels and forcing a temporary shutdown at a nearby power plant. A spokesman for Edison International, which runs the coal-fired plant, said workers shut down one of its two generators for several hours two weeks ago because of extreme heat and low water levels at the lake, which is used for cooling.

In Nebraska, a stretch of the Platte River from Kearney in the central part of the state to Columbus in the east has gone dry and killed a "significant number" of sturgeon, catfish and minnows, said fisheries program manager Daryl Bauer. Bauer said the warm, shallow water has also killed an unknown number of endangered pallid sturgeon.

"It's a lot of miles of river, and a lot of fish," Bauer said. "Most of those fish are barely identifiable. In this heat, they decay really fast."

Bauer said a single dry year usually isn't enough to hurt the fish population. But he worries dry conditions in Nebraska could continue, repeating a stretch in the mid-2000s that weakened fish populations.

Kansas also has seen declining water levels that pulled younger, smaller game fish away from the vegetation-rich shore lines and forced them to cluster, making them easier targets for predators, said fisheries chief Doug Nygren of the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Nygren said he expects a drop in adult walleye populations in the state's shallower, wind-swept lakes in southern Kansas. But he said other species, such as large-mouth bass, can tolerate the heat and may multiply faster without competition from walleye.

"These last two years are the hottest we've ever seen," Nygren said. "That really can play a role in changing populations, shifting it in favor of some species over others. The walleye won't benefit from these high-water temperatures, but other species that are more tolerant may take advantage of their declining population."

Geno Adams, a fisheries program administrator in South Dakota, said there have been reports of isolated fish kills in its manmade lakes on the Missouri River and others in the eastern part of the state. But it's unclear how much of a role the heat played in the deaths.

One large batch of carp at Lewis and Clark Lake in the state's southeast corner had lesions, a sign they were suffering from a bacterial infection. Adams said the fish are more prone to sickness with low water levels and extreme heat. But he added that other fish habitat have seen a record number this year thanks to the 2011 floods.

"When we're in a drought, there's a struggle for water and it's going in all different directions," Adams said. "Keeping it in the reservoir for recreational fisheries is not at the top of the priority list."


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2012, 10:18:06 am
http://www.webpronews.com/thousands-of-dead-fish-worth-10-million-2012-08

Thousands Of Dead Fish Worth $10 Million

8/7/12

Thousands of dead fish are cropping up in the midwest during some of the hottest days on record, and millions of dollars are being lost because of it.

Many of the fish were shovelnose sturgeon, found in Iowa and highly valued because of their eggs, which are used for expensive caviar. The fish were found dead in the Des Moines River, which rose to temperatures of more than 97 degrees last week. The species is worth about $110 a pound; the loss is valued at around $10 million.

“It’s something I’ve never seen in my career, and I’ve been here for more than 17 years,” said Mark Flammang, a biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “I think what we’re mainly dealing with here are the extremely low flows and this unparalleled heat.”
 
Many states have suffered droughts this summer as temperatures have soared well over 100 degrees; in states like Oklahoma, that’s not so unusual, but for midwest towns like Des Moines, where crops and wildlife take top priority as money-makers, it’s devastating.

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on August 07, 2012, 03:02:24 pm
its almost like a form of Judgment on a non repentant nation.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on August 07, 2012, 04:03:00 pm
I believe that is exactly what these things are. Just because we aren't in "Old Testament times", I don't believe that means God doesn't punish unrepentant man through various calamities. In fact, I believe scripture says God does in fact put man through more and more tribulation till either they repent or are condemned. Man in the world is living by the law of sin and death, so it's an "eye for an eye" life.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2012, 04:11:02 pm
I believe that is exactly what these things are. Just because we aren't in "Old Testament times", I don't believe that means God doesn't punish unrepentant man through various calamities. In fact, I believe scripture says God does in fact put man through more and more tribulation till either they repent or are condemned. Man in the world is living by the law of sin and death, so it's an "eye for an eye" life.

Don't the Old Testament prophets(the major ones like Ezekiel, Isaiah, and Jeremiah in particular) apply to the NT times as well? I get that impression when I read those passages. Famine was one of the judgments coming down on those nations rejecting God in the OT. And look at what we're seeing now with record temperatures + major drought...there is nothing new under the sun.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 13, 2012, 11:16:30 pm
http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/-Major-Fish-Kill-Reported-On-Texas-Coast-165994426.html

Major Fish Kill Reported On Texas Coast

GALVESTON (August 13, 2012)--Hundreds of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the beach in Galveston, where crews went to work Monday to remove the dead fish.

Peter Davis of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol said Sunday the small shad fish likely were killed by low oxygen levels in the Gulf of Mexico.

Davis estimated hundreds of thousands of fish have died.

Galveston County health officials said the water is fine for beachgoers.

Biologist Steven Mitchell with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said calm conditions and summer heat may have contributed to the fish kill.

He said there's a possibility of a dead zone in the water off Galveston.

Testing is expected this week.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 15, 2012, 10:31:04 am
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/North_American_freshwater_fishes_race_to_extinction_999.html

North American freshwater fishes race to extinction
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 14, 2012

North American freshwater fishes are going extinct at an alarming rate compared with other species, according to an article in the September issue of BioScience. The rate of extinctions increased noticeably after 1950, although it has leveled off in the past decade. The number of extinct species has grown by 25 percent since 1989.

The article, by Noel M. Burkhead of the US Geological Survey, examines North American freshwater fish extinctions from the end of the 19th Century to 2010, when there were 1213 species in the continent, or about 9 percent of the Earth's freshwater fish diversity.

At least 57 North American species and subspecies, and 3 unique populations, have gone extinct since 1898, about 3.2 percent of the total. Freshwater species generally are known to suffer higher rates of extinction than terrestrial vertebrates.

Extinctions in fishes are mostly caused by loss of habitat and the introduction of nonindigenous species. In North America, there are more freshwater fish species in a typical drainage to the east of the Great Continental Divide than to the west, where a greater proportion of species have gone extinct or are found nowhere else.

Estimating the number of extinctions relies on scrutiny of historical records and careful estimation procedures, since the last populations of a species are often recognized as such only in hindsight-there is typically a lag of several years from the last observation of a species and its estimated year of extinction.

Estimates are complicated by the fact that, on average, 6.7 new species are discovered each year, and occasionally a species thought to have gone extinct is "rediscovered."

Nonetheless, Burkhead concludes that between 53 and 86 species of North American freshwater fishes are likely to have gone extinct by 2050, and that the rate of extinction is now at least 877 times the background extinction rate over geological time.




Title: Pilot whales come ashore in Florida, 17 dead
Post by: Boldhunter on September 03, 2012, 01:25:59 am
 migrating animals have a substance in their tissues called magnetite and this is the reason for the mass die offs!   I googled "magnetite" and sure enough it is a substance found in migrating animals!!  So Elenin, which is affecting our magnetic feilds is responsible for so much of the freak anomolies we are witnessing, including animal die offs, which also affects the whole food chain.  I just read last night that eagles are starving to death, there are not enough salmon to sustain them (salmon migrate and would have magnetite in their tissue).  In fact a dead fawn was found way up high dangling on some power lines, an eagle tried to carry it off and could not hold its weight!  They are starving and resorting to never before seen measures to eat!
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More dead sealife:
 http://m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/whales-come-ashore-florida-least-two-dead-195641032.html?orig_host_hdr=news.US&


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 05, 2012, 06:25:31 pm
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/search-for-cause-after-thousands-of-fish-washed-up-dead-on-the-canada-shore-of-lake-erie

9/5/12

Mystery deepens after thousands of fish and birds wash up dead on the Canada shore of Lake Erie

CLEVELAND - The mystery deepens, as several agencies not only look for the reason why tens of thousands of fish washed up dead along the northern shores of Lake Erie, but seagulls as well.

Rick Nicholls, Member of Provincial Parliament for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, is an elected official who oversees part of the shore community where the fish washed up.

On Wednesday afternoon, Nicholls said that dead seagulls were also among the thousands of dead fish along the Canada shore.

“First thing that crossed my mind, is there any potential danger to humans from a health point of view?” Nicholls said. “Secondly, as I got more and more into it, what’s the cause of this sudden fish kill in the lake?”

The Ontario Ministries of the Environment in Canada is pursuing several options. It is unclear if some sort of spill is to blame for the massive fish kill.

Nicholls said one official is concerned there may have been an unauthorized manure dump that could have negatively impacted the lake’s ecosystem.

If a manure dump, or any other kind of spill took place, Nicholls said criminal charges could be in the works.

Samples of the dead fish and seagulls were sent to labs for analysis. The Ministry of the Environment also took water samples for oxygen and pH levels.

It is not yet clear if the birds died from eating contaminated fish or from exposure to the an element in lake, or whether or not there is any contaminant in the lake at all. The Ministry is also looking into the possibility that blue-green algae may have affected the fish.

Nicholls said the Ministry plans to release more information about its findings on Thursday.

Ministry officials are looking into the possibility that a natural phenomenon called a lake inversion could be the cause of the dead fish.

When an inversion happens, cold water is brought to the lake's surface. Cold water has less oxygen in it, causing fish to suffocate.

A storm, strong winds or a steep drop in temperature at night can cause an inversion. It is a phenomenon that has happened in Lake Erie in the past.

The fish washed up along a 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie's Canada shore starting on Saturday. Since then, residents have been reporting an overwhelming smell of dead fish.

“That might lead to speculation it might have been something other than a lake inversion might have occurred,” Nicholls said.

So far, Canadian authorities have not issued any form of a health alert regarding Lake Erie.




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on September 05, 2012, 06:34:46 pm
i always wondered what that smell was.  :D and here i thought Canada just smelled fishy


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on September 06, 2012, 02:43:38 am
 ;D


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 21, 2012, 10:39:25 am
http://beta.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/09/21/midwest-drought-belt-a-changed-world-emerges/1584315/

9/21/12

Day 1: Even the fish suffer

BLOOMINGDALE, Ind. -- The drought was a double whammy for the Virostko family.

Third-generation farmer Jim Virostko, 58, is selling one of his tractors. His corn crop was lousy, and he had no crop insurance. He had to haul in water for his 120 cattle.

His wife, Pam Blake-Virostko, 60, hasn't had a great year either. The main attraction at Peaceful Waters, the campground she opened last year with her brother, David Blake, is a well-stocked pond. "Free fishing for campers!" their brochure says.

Water levels dropped 17 inches in a couple months, and the fish took refuge in the deepest part of the pond. "It was hard to catch fish," Blake-Virostko says, and it was too hot for camping anyway. "We're still not breaking even," she says.

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 21, 2012, 10:46:33 am
80 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39300257


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 12, 2012, 10:07:26 am
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/fl-mystery-eyeball-20121011,0,2071938.story

Huge eyeball from unknown creature washes ashore on Florida beach

10/11/12

Taking his usual morning stroll along the surf in Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen.

The blue, softball-sized orb he found Wednesday was a departure from the shells, cigarette butts and seaweed he usually sees. He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator.

"It was very, very fresh," he said Thursday. "It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag."

He notified a police officer, who gave him the phone number for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. No one could say immediately what species the giant eye came from.

Wildlife officers placed the eyeball on ice. It will be preserved in formalin, a mixture of formaldehyde and water, before being sent for analysis to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, said Carli Segelson, spokeswoman for the wildlife commission.

So what creature is now swimming around with an eye patch?

No one is certain, although the waters off South Florida abound with species large enough to be possibilities, including swordfish, tuna, sharks and whales. Giant squids are known for developing huge eyes to gather in what little light reaches their deep ocean habitat.

Charles Messing, a professor at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center, said he couldn't rule out a giant squid but his examination of photographs of various marine creatures led him to think the most likely candidate was a swordfish.

Swordfish are extremely common off South Florida, which supports an active commercial and recreational fishery.

Segelson said the identification of the species could take some time, although scientists are starting to narrow it down.

"Right now it sounds like a large fish is the leading candidate," she said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2012, 11:55:54 am
http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Giant-Eyeball-Mystery-Solved-174208801.html

Giant Eyeball Mystery Solved

10/15/12

The giant eyeball from Florida that captured the world's attention came from a swordfish, scientists reported Monday.

They said straight-line slashes on the softball-sized orb suggest that it was freshly cut out of the fish's head by a fisherman and tossed overboard. The fact that it washed ashore and was found by a beachcomber so quickly contributed to a rare string of circumstances that sparked last week's collective "ewws" and "ahhs."

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on October 15, 2012, 06:06:10 pm
 ::)


Title: Over 500 pigeons drop dead in Bihar village
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 08, 2012, 07:40:00 pm
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-06/patna/34947160_1_pigeons-bihar-village-bird-flu

11/6/12

PATNA: More than five hundred pigeons have dropped dead at a village in Bihar's Bhagalpur district over the last four days, causing residents, some of them pigeon-keepers, to fear that something was amiss.

District officials are still to visit the site and conduct an inquiry. "We were shocked, and we cannot understand why it happened," Subodh Kumar Singh, a keeper of pigeons who lost 250 birds in two days, said. Another pigeon keeper, Mohan Singh, said, "We need some manner of inquiry into this. Why did such a large number of pigeons drop dead in a matter of days?" Other pigeon keepers like Subhit Singh, Radhe Singh and Bhumeshwar Singh said that the government ought to investigate the deaths.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 15, 2012, 09:26:47 am
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/41673/mysterious+stranding+on+irish+beach+involved+up+to+50000+starfish/

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:57am PST

Mysterious stranding on Irish beach involved up to 50,000 starfish

It was a surreal and somewhat ghostly sight: that of perhaps 50,000 starfish that somehow had come ashore overnight, en masse, and perished on a secluded beach in Ireland. The Belfast Telegraph reports that harsh weather might have been responsible for last week's peculiar and mysterious event, on Lissadell Beach.

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Bill Crowe, a marine biologist at Sligo Institute of Technology, theorized that the starfish (also called sea stars) might have been lifted ashore while feeding on mussel beds in the nearshore tidal zone. They were spread over nearly 500 feet of coastline.

"The most likely explanation is that they were feeding on mussels, but it is a little strange that none of them were attached to mussels when they were washed in," Crowe said.

A toxic algae bloom would seem another possible explanation, but no other type of marine life was affected. Only starfish, mostly adult size, were found on the beach.

Equally mysterious is that virtually all of the starfish were dead, meaning they had succumbed surprisingly quickly after coming or being delivered ashore.

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 07:38:24 am
thats kind of creepy


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 22, 2012, 09:50:22 am
http://news.yahoo.com/violent-dolphin-deaths-mystery-scientists-224827610.html

Violent dolphin deaths a mystery for scientists

11/19/12

ALONG THE GULF COAST (AP) — Over the past several months, dolphins have washed ashore along the northern Gulf Coast with bullet wounds, missing jaws and hacked off fins, and federal officials said they are looking into the mysterious deaths.

The most recent case was of a dolphin found dead off the coast of Mississippi, its lower jaw missing.

Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday they're asking everyone from beachgoers to fishermen to wildlife agents to be on the lookout for injured or dead dolphins — and any unusual interaction between the mammals and people.

"It's very sad to think that anyone could do that to any animal," said Erin Fougeres, a marine mammal scientist for NOAA's southeast office in St. Petersburg, Fla. "There have been some obviously intentional cases."

Fougeres said five dolphins have been found shot. In Louisiana, two were shot in 2011 and one in 2012. And in Mississippi, three were found shot this year, the most recent one last week, which was first reported by the Sun-Herald newspaper.

Besides the shootings, a dolphin in Alabama was found with a screwdriver stuck in its head over the summer. Another in Alabama had its tail cut off, and that animal survived. Still others were missing fins or had cuts to their bodies.

"I think it is outrageous," said Moby Solangi, the executive director of Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Miss. "These animals are very docile, very friendly and they're very curious. They come close to the boats, so if you're out there, you'll see them riding the bows. And their curiosity and friendship brings them so close that they become targets and that's the unfortunate thing."

Dolphins are among the species protected by the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act. Violators can be fined up to $10,000 per violation and sent to prison for a year.

The California-based Animal Legal Defense Fund said it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever harmed the dolphins.

The gruesome discoveries are heartbreaking for Gulf Coast scientists, who follow the population. Fougeres said that two months before the 2010 oil spill disaster off the coast of Louisiana, dolphins began stranding themselves and that there were unusually high mortality rates — possibly due to a cold winter that year.

Since then, the spill and another cold winter in 2011 have contributed to several deaths within the Gulf's dolphin population, experts say. Investigators have also found discolored teeth and lung infections within some of the dead dolphins.

Since Feb. 2010, experts have tallied more than 700 recorded dolphin deaths.

Experts have also found increased "human interaction" cases, which include dolphins tangled in fishing lines — and the more violent incidents.

Fougeres cautions that some of the dolphin mutilations might have happened after the animal died from natural causes and washed ashore. She said that in the case of the dolphin with the lower jaw missing, someone could have cut off the jaw for a souvenir after the animal died.

"We have to do a necropsy on the animal and collect tissue samples to try to determine whether or not the injury was pre-or post-mortem" she said.

She also said that the increase in cases might be due to NOAA's dolphin stranding network becoming better trained to notice cruelty cases or unusual deaths.

Some have suggested that the deaths are the work of a few angry fishermen who are upset about bait-stealing dolphins. Yet the majority of fishermen say that while dolphins can be annoying, they wouldn't harm the creatures.

"I don't know who to suspect ... I was really sickened when I read about it," said Tom Becker, of T&D Charters out of Biloxi, Miss., and head of the Mississippi Charter Boat Captains Association, said he's never had a problem with dolphins.

The mammals tend to swim behind his boat until a fish too small to keep is tossed over the side.

"You'll see him under your boat," Becker said, about the dolphin. "He'll get it before it can reach the bottom. I usually leave the area if they're doing that."

Fougeres said she doesn't think the dolphins are being targeted by a gang of people or even by a lone, sick individual.

"The cases are fairly spread apart," she said. "I don't think there is one dolphin murderer out there
."


She added that anyone who sees a dead or stranded dolphin, or spots people harassing a marine animal can call the NOAA Enforcement hotline at 800-853-1964.



Title: Beach Turns Blood Red in Aussie beaches, Swimmers Flee
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 27, 2012, 11:23:03 am
http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/blood-red-beach-gets-almost-everyone-water-144901137--abc-news-travel.html

Blood red water has stained several Australian beaches, making the popular surf spots resemble something out of a horror movie.

Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach and nearby Clovelly Beach have been closed so authorities can test the water.

SEE MORE PHOTOS: Red Tide Shocks Swimmers

While red algae isn't toxic, people are advised to avoid swimming in the algae-stained water because its high ammonia levels can cause skin irritation.

"It has got quite a fishy smell to it," lifeguard Bruce Hopkins told the Australian Associated Press. "It can irritate some people's skin but generally not much more than that."

Despite the warnings, it didn't stop some swimmers, including the one pictured above, from jumping in to the surf.


Title: Re: Beach Turns Blood Red in Aussie beaches, Swimmers Flee
Post by: Boldhunter on November 27, 2012, 06:30:32 pm
Uhhh- red tide/red algae will do more than cause skin irritation. And it KILLS marine life-the fishy smell!?

Harmful Marine Algae

Harmful marine algae, such as those associated with red tides , occur in the ocean and can produce toxins that may harm or kill fish and marine animals. There are many kinds of marine algae that produce toxins that can accumulate in shellfish. In the US, one of the illnesses that may result from eating algal toxin-contaminated shellfish is neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP). NSP is caused by eating shellfish contaminated with brevetoxins, which are produced by Karenia brevis, the marine algae associated with Florida red tides. NSP is a short-term illness with neurologic symptoms (such as tingling fingers or toes) and gastrointestinal symptoms. There are very few cases of NSP in the US because coastal states carefully monitor their shellfish beds and close the beds to harvesting if high concentrations of brevetoxins are detected in the water or the shellfish. Brevetoxins may also be in the air along the Gulf coast of Florida during Florida red tide events and may symptoms such as eye irritation and a sore throat in healthy people. People who have asthma may have symptoms, such as chest tightness, that last for several days after exposure. Ciguatera tides fish poisoning is another disease associated with toxins produced by marine algae. The toxin responsible, called ciguatoxin, accumulates through the food web, and very high levels may exist in reef fish, particularly (but not only) large carnivorous reef fish.

Red Tide

Background: Algae are vitally important to marine ecosystems, and most species of algae are not harmful. However, under certain environmental conditions, microscopic marine algae called Karenia brevis (K. brevis) grow quickly, creating blooms that can make the ocean appear red or brown. People often call these blooms “red tide.”

K. brevis produces powerful toxins called brevetoxins, which have killed millions of fish and other marine organisms. Red tides have damaged the fishing industry, shoreline quality, and local economies in states such as Texas and Florida. Because K. brevis blooms move based on winds and tides, pinpointing a red tide at any given moment is difficult.


Title: Re: Beach Turns Blood Red in Aussie beaches, Swimmers Flee
Post by: Boldhunter on November 27, 2012, 07:03:34 pm
Sorry for the delay on the citing for the above post:

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/hab/default.htm

The fact is many waters are becoming more and more toxic and killing marine life. I suspect Chemtrail junk is messing up the ecosystem. Apparently, even our Great Lakes have become toxic a FEW  times this summer with toxic algae. See Lake Erie searches.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 08, 2012, 02:50:19 pm
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-dead-whale-malibu,0,1573082.story

Battle Over Beached Whale Removal from Malibu Beach

12/6/12

MALIBU, Calif. (KTLA) -- A whale carcass is rotting near homes in Malibu, and the clean-up is presenting all kinds of problems.
 
The 40-foot fin whale is believed to have been struck by a boat. It washed ashore onto the rocks Monday between Paradise Cove and Point Dume.
 
Since then, the surf and wind have eroded the carcass, and officials have cut out portions of the mammal to determine how it died.
 
There's now a question over who's responsible for getting rid of the carcass.
 
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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on December 11, 2012, 02:26:46 pm
Hundreds Of Squid Wash Ashore Along Santa Cruz County Beaches

Scientists are investigating why at least several hundred dead squid suddenly washed ashore along the Santa Cruz County coast Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses said the Humboldt squid stranded themselves during high tide Sunday. Carcasses were found along a 12 mile stretch from Aptos to Watsonville.

“You just see them essentially killing themselves, and it’s just really weird to see it,” said graduate student Hanna Rosen of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/12/11/hundreds-of-squid-wash-ashore-along-santa-cruz-county-beaches/


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 14, 2013, 10:42:57 am
http://news.yahoo.com/2-whales-wash-separate-ny-beaches-115719519.html

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2 whales wash up on separate NY beaches
Associated Press – 4 hrs ago.

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Marine officials say two whales washed up on New York's Long Island just hours apart. One was dead and the other was later euthanized.
 
Newsday (http://bit.ly/Sv2shE ) says they were discovered Sunday on separate stretches of East Hampton beaches.
 
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation said they don't believe the two events are connected.
 
The first whale was found dead around 8 a.m. in Napeague. Officials say there were no outward signs of what may have caused the death of the 59-foot-long finback whale.
 
At around 2:30 p.m., officials got a report of a 5-foot-long juvenile pygmy sperm whale in nearby Amagansett. The foundation says it was euthanized because it had skin lesions and appeared "sickly."
 
Necropsies will be performed on both mammals on Monday.


Title: Re: Beach Turns Blood Red in Aussie beaches, Swimmers Flee
Post by: Mark on January 15, 2013, 09:40:05 am
Sorry for the delay on the citing for the above post:

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/hab/default.htm

The fact is many waters are becoming more and more toxic and killing marine life. I suspect Chemtrail junk is messing up the ecosystem. Apparently, even our Great Lakes have become toxic a FEW  times this summer with toxic algae. See Lake Erie searches.

dont worry they said mercury is ok...

http://endtimesandcurrentevents.freesmfhosting.com/index.php/topic,8012.msg30089/topicseen.html#msg30089


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 16, 2013, 08:22:25 pm
http://www.wltx.com/news/article/216791/2/Thousands-of-Dead-Fish-Wash-Up-On-Pawleys-Island-

1/15/13

Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up On Pawleys Island

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WLTX) --There is a mystery along the South Carolina coast.
 
Thousands of dead fish washed up on the beach at the south end of  Pawleys Island Tuesday afternoon. 
 
The fish are menhaden, and the SC Department of Natural Resources have been notified of the incident. 
 
Menhaden fish are a small, oily fish that are used for fish oil and its oil is also an ingredient in lipstick and they are also used for livestock feed.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 18, 2013, 11:34:32 am
http://news.yahoo.com/study-fish-drug-tainted-water-suffer-reaction-190727109--finance.html

Study: Fish in drug-tainted water suffer reaction
By JEFF DONN | Associated Press – Thu, Feb 14, 2013.

BOSTON (AP) — What happens to fish that swim in waters tainted by traces of drugs that people take? When it's an anti-anxiety drug, they become hyper, anti-social and aggressive, a study found. They even get the munchies.
 
It may sound funny, but it could threaten the fish population and upset the delicate dynamics of the marine environment, scientists say.
 
The findings, published online Thursday in the journal Science, add to the mounting evidence that minuscule amounts of medicines in rivers and streams can alter the biology and behavior of fish and other marine animals.
 
"I think people are starting to understand that pharmaceuticals are environmental contaminants," said Dana Kolpin, a researcher for the U.S. Geological Survey who is familiar with the study.
 
Calling their results alarming, the Swedish researchers who did the study suspect the little drugged fish could become easier targets for bigger fish because they are more likely to venture alone into unfamiliar places.
 
"We know that in a predator-prey relation, increased boldness and activity combined with decreased sociality ... means you're going to be somebody's lunch quite soon," said Gregory Moller, a toxicologist at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. "It removes the natural balance."
 
Researchers around the world have been taking a close look at the effects of pharmaceuticals in extremely low concentrations, measured in parts per billion. Such drugs have turned up in waterways in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere over the past decade.
 
They come mostly from humans and farm animals; the drugs pass through their bodies in unmetabolized form. These drug traces are then piped to water treatment plants, which are not designed to remove them from the cleaned water that flows back into streams and rivers.
 
The Associated Press first reported in 2008 that the drinking water of at least 51 million Americans carries low concentrations of many common drugs. The findings were based on questionnaires sent to water utilities, which reported the presence of antibiotics, sedatives, sex hormones and other drugs.
 
The news reports led to congressional hearings and legislation, more water testing and more public disclosure. To this day, though, there are no mandatory U.S. limits on pharmaceuticals in waterways.
 
The research team at Sweden's Umea University used minute concentrations of 2 parts per billion of the anti-anxiety drug oxazepam, similar to concentrations found in real waters. The drug belongs to a widely used class of medicines known as benzodiazepines that includes Valium and Librium.
 
The team put young wild European perch into an aquarium, exposed them to these highly diluted drugs and then carefully measured feeding, schooling, movement and hiding behavior. They found that drug-exposed fish moved more, fed more aggressively, hid less and tended to school less than unexposed fish. On average, the drugged fish were more than twice as active as the others, researcher Micael Jonsson said. The effects were more pronounced at higher drug concentrations.
 
"Our first thought is, this is like a person diagnosed with ADHD," said Jonsson, referring to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. "They become asocial and more active than they should be."
 
Tomas Brodin, another member of the research team, called the drug's environmental impact a global problem. "We find these concentrations or close to them all over the world, and it's quite possible or even probable that these behavioral effects are taking place as we speak," he said Thursday in Boston at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
 
Most previous research on trace drugs and marine life has focused on biological changes, such as male fish that take on female characteristics. However, a 2009 study found that tiny concentrations of antidepressants made fathead minnows more vulnerable to predators.
 
It is not clear exactly how long-term drug exposure, beyond the seven days in this study, would affect real fish in real rivers and streams. The Swedish researchers argue that the drug-induced changes could jeopardize populations of this sport and commercial fish, which lives in both fresh and brackish water.
 
Water toxins specialist Anne McElroy of Stony Brook University in New York agreed: "These lower chronic exposures that may alter things like animals' mating behavior or its ability to catch food or its ability to avoid being eaten — over time, that could really affect a population."
 
Another possibility, the researchers said, is that more aggressive feeding by the perch on zooplankton could reduce the numbers of these tiny creatures. Since zooplankton feed on algae, a drop in their numbers could allow algae to grow unchecked. That, in turn, could choke other marine life.
 
The Swedish team said it is highly unlikely people would be harmed by eating such drug-exposed fish. Jonsson said a person would have to eat 4 tons of perch to consume the equivalent of a single pill.
 
Researchers said more work is needed to develop better ways of removing drugs from water at treatment plants. They also said unused drugs should be brought to take-back programs where they exist, instead of being flushed down the toilet. And they called on pharmaceutical companies to work on "greener" drugs that degrade more easily.
 
Sandoz, one of three companies approved to sell oxazepam in the U.S., "shares society's desire to protect the environment and takes steps to minimize the environmental impact of its products over their life cycle," spokeswoman Julie Masow said in an emailed statement. She provided no details.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 28, 2013, 11:32:11 am
http://news.yahoo.com/tuna-collapse-fears-fail-curb-090538729.html

2/28/13

Tuna collapse fears fail to curb Japan's appetite

Worries about decline of bluefin tuna, prized king of sushi, fail to curb Japan's appetite


TOKYO (AP) -- It is the king of sushi, one of the most expensive fish in the world — and dwindling so rapidly that some fear it could vanish from restaurant menus within a generation.

Yet there is little alarm in Japan, the country that consumes about 80 percent of the world's bluefin tuna. Japanese fisheries experts blame cozy ties between regulators and fishermen and a complacent media for failing to raise public awareness.

"Nobody really knows the bad state bluefin tuna is in," veteran sushi chef Kazuo Nagayama said from his snug, top-end sushi bar in Tokyo's Shimbashi district, a popular area for after-work socializing. "I don't think it'll disappear, but we might not be able to catch any. It's obvious we need to set quotas."

Catching bluefin tuna, called "hon-maguro" here, is a lucrative business. A single full-grown specimen can sell for 2 million yen, or $22,000, at Tokyo's sprawling Tsukiji fish market. Japanese fishermen are vying with Korean, Taiwanese and Mexican counterparts for a piece of a $900 million a year wholesale market.

Fish dealers at Tsukiji market say the number of bluefin sold at early morning auctions has fallen over the past 10 to 15 years, but most are confident the supply will never run out. Sushi bars and supermarkets still readily sell the fish, which is considered a special treat that families might splurge on once every month or two. There's no government campaign to encourage people to rein in their appetites for the iconic Japanese food.

"I have seen some reports on TV about their numbers falling, but I really haven't thought about cutting back on eating hon-maguro," said Sumire Baba, a Tokyo homemaker. "I guess I'm optimistic they'll recover."

A scientific assessment released in January found that Pacific bluefin spawning stocks — a key measure of adults that can reproduce — have plummeted by about three-quarters over the past 15 years to match historic lows last seen in the early 1980s. It estimated that the species has dwindled to just 3.6 percent of its original population, and that more than 90 percent of fish caught were juveniles between the ages of 0 and 3, before they reach reproductive maturity.

The report, compiled by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the Northern Pacific and based on data through 2010, received only scant coverage in the Japanese press.

The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's largest newspaper, ran a brief story that ignored the drop in numbers and focused on a projection offered by the report's authors that Pacific stocks could triple by 2030 if current "effort limits" were fully enforced — coverage that a senior Fisheries Agency official blasted as "misleading."

News reports earlier this year about the record 155.4 million yen ($1.76 million) auction sale of a Pacific bluefin at the Tsukiji market focused mostly on the exorbitant price and the buyer — the owner of a sushi chain — with little context about the species' falling numbers.

The drop follows similar plunges in the other two bluefin species, the Atlantic and the southern, which are now protected by catch quotas that experts say need to be applied to their Pacific cousins as well.

Without stricter caps, "there is a high likelihood that Pacific bluefin will become less available to Japanese consumers," said Masayuki Komatsu, a former senior Fisheries Agency official. Japan faces two choices, he said: Immediately impose catch quotas or "stop eating the bluefin to protect it."

Overfishing of the Atlantic bluefin, much of it shipped to Japan, got so bad that an export ban was proposed in 2010 at a meeting of the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The proposal was rejected, and Atlantic bluefin stocks recovered slightly last year after quotas were imposed, although environmental groups say the population remains fragile.

While the media plays a role, the Fisheries Agency, domestic scientists and fishing industry are mainly responsible for failing to address the problem and keeping the public in the dark, Komatsu and other critics say. During his tenure at the agency until 2005, regulators were often more intent on protecting fishermen than marine resources, he said, and they were also reluctant to publicize information about declining fish stocks or impose catch limits for fear of upsetting fishermen or politicians.

"Government officials don't want to accept the facts," Komatsu said. "Their constituents are fishermen. ... In order to be successful as a government official, you have to listen to the fishermen because they are closely connected to the politicians. It's all very short-sighted."

Toshio Katsukawa, a fisheries professor at Mie University in western Japan, said the industry has been allowed to pursue indiscriminate fishing for years.

"This is undermining Japan's own national interests," he said. "We have an international responsibility in this matter. It's a problem if we are not able to responsibly catch and consume these fish."

That may have been a valid criticism in the past, acknowledged Masanori Miyahara, the deputy director-general of the Japan Fisheries Agency. But over the past five or six years "our policy has changed," he said in an interview in his Tokyo office. "Now we are in the driver's seat."

"Previously, there was almost no control over the bluefin catch because so many fishermen were catching them. The JFA just gave up," Miyahara said. "But now we are in a position of control. We are serious about fishing management."

He noted that limits imposed in 2011 on domestic fishermen using large, encircling "purse seine" nets — which scoop up vast amounts of fish, including many young ones — during the summer spawning season in the Sea of Japan have reduced the catch of juveniles by more than a quarter.

Japan also has joined 2011 "effort limits" — such as limiting the number of vessels — called for by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, the regional fisheries body that monitors the western two-thirds of the Pacific Ocean. The commission will meet in Tokyo in September to consider whether to strengthen catch restrictions.

Japan also has placed caps on the number of tuna farms, which take young tuna caught at sea and raise them in coastal waters, and is registering its 13,000 independent fishermen to better monitor their catch, Miyahara said.

But conservation groups say the measures are full of loopholes and not well enforced, while Japanese fishermen complain that South Korean boats are not similarly constrained.

"We wonder what the point is if others can catch the fish we can't," said Makoto Hotai, head of the Japan Purse Seiners Association, based in the southern city of Fukuoka.

While Japanese consumers are very sensitive about food safety and quality, awareness about resource management is still not very prevalent. Major retailer Aeon Co. has a lineup of 50 products with a special blue label from the Marine Stewardship Council, which certifies sustainable marine foods. However, MSC-labeled products account for only 3 percent of Aeon's total fish sales.

"Eating fish is a fundamental part of Japanese culture," said Kozo Ishii, the program director for MSC in Japan. "That fish is readily available is taken for granted."

A handful of U.S. and European sushi restaurants have removed bluefin from their menus, but Nagayama, the sushi chef, hasn't heard of that happening in Japan.

He tries to minimize the amount of the fish he uses, but says he needs to have it on hand because customers request it. A single piece of pink "o-toro" fatty tuna goes for 2,000 yen, or $21, at his shop, although customers visiting "conveyor belt" sushi shops can grab much lower quality bluefin for 100 yen, or just over a dollar.

"We're a top-end sushi bar, so we need to have it," said the 71-year-old sushi chef, who has written three books about fish. "If we don't, we can't really do business."
 


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2013, 01:04:26 am
3/10/13
Chinese officials fish out 900 dead pigs from water source

BEIJING –  Chinese officials say they have fished out 900 dead pigs from a Shanghai river that is a water source for city residents.
 
Officials are investigating where the pigs came from. A statement posted Saturday on the city's Agriculture Committee's website says they haven't found any evidence that the pigs were dumped into the river or of any animal epidemic.
 
The statement says the city and Songjiang district governments started retrieving the pigs on Friday night. By late Saturday afternoon they had recovered and disposed of more than 900.
 
The statement says the water and environmental protection bureaus are ramping up monitoring of the river's water quality.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/10/chinese-officials-fish-out-00-dead-pigs-from-water-source/#ixzz2NCzBq9bh


UPDATE: Over 2,200 dead pigs found in Chinese river prompting pollution alert
3/11/13
Reuters) - Over 2,200 pigs have been found dead in one of Shanghai's main water sources, official media reported on Monday, triggering a public outcry in China where concerns over food safety and environmental pollution run high.

The carcasses were probably dumped in the Huangpu river in Zhejiang province and the total number was expected to increase, the Global Times quoted Xu Rong, director of Shanghai Songjiang District Environmental Protection Bureau, as saying.

"We have to act quickly to remove them all for fear of causing water pollution," she was quoted as saying as the national parliament, where pollution has been a hot topic, met in Beijing.

Officials were investigating, media said.

An official at the Songjiang environment bureau declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

The Shanghai government said in a statement posted on its website on Monday that workers were continuing to collect carcasses from the river and it was closely monitoring the water quality although no pollution has been found so far.

Water contamination, caused by fertiliser run-off, chemical spills and untreated sewage, is a major concern in China. The government is planning to invest $850 billion over the next decade to improve the water supply system.

The discovery of the dead pigs over the weekend quickly made the rounds in social media, with many bloggers criticizing the authorities for their delayed response.

"Related government departments should seriously investigate this and get to the bottom of it," said one blogger by the name of Ting Tao. "The government should really pay attention to people's lives and take no time to solve food safety issues."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/china-pigs-idUSL3N0C30S120130311?feedType=RSS&feedName=nonCyclicalConsumerGoodsSector&rpc=43


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on March 11, 2013, 05:41:26 am
Pigs dumped into a river? What is with those Chinese?  ::)


Title: Algae bloom kills record number of manatees
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 12, 2013, 01:05:26 pm
Algae bloom kills record number of manatees
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/11/us/florida-manatee-deaths/index.html?eref=igoogledmn_topstories
3/12/13

CNN) -- Florida's endangered manatees have long suffered from human activity, but this year they face an especially deadly threat hidden in the waters where they swim.
 
An algae bloom off southwest Florida, called Florida red tide, has killed 174 manatees since January, the highest number to die from red tide in a calendar year, state wildlife officials said Monday.
 
A red tide is a higher than normal concentration of a microscopic algae that appears in the Gulf of Mexico. At high enough concentrations, the algae can turn the water red or brown, hence the name.
 
Red tides happen almost every year in southwest Florida and sometimes last just a few weeks, but this year the red tide has lingered and settled in an area of warm water where the manatees have migrated.

"It's kind of filled in an area where they've congregated and are feeding on sea grass where the toxins settle on," said Kevin Baxter, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
 
Those toxins can affect the central nervous systems of fish and other vertebrates, causing the animals to die.
 
Wildlife officials and their partners have this year rescued 12 manatees suffering from the effects of red tide. They asked the public to alert them to other ailing manatees who may be showing a lack of coordination and stability in the water, muscle twitches or seizures, and difficulty lifting their heads to breathe.
 
Unlike other algae blooms, red tides are not caused by pollution, the wildlife service said.
 
"Red tides occurred in Florida long before human settlement, and severe red tides were observed in the mid-1900s before the state's coastlines were heavily developed," the commission said.
 
The blooms usually develop 10 to 40 miles offshore, away from man-made nutrient resources, it added.
 
Red tides were documented in the southern Gulf as far back as the 1700s and along Florida's Gulf coast in the 1840s, the commission said. "Fish kills near Tampa Bay were even mentioned in the records of Spanish explorers."
 
Manatees are listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Conservation efforts have led to an increase in the manatee population, the commission said, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working on a rule that would reclassify the manatee from endangered to threatened.
 
Most manatees die from collisions with watercraft or from "cold stress" in chilly waters, Baxter said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 12, 2013, 10:10:21 pm
Meanwhile In China, 3,000 Decomposing Pigs Were Found in Shanghai's Drinking Water
3/11/13
http://news.yahoo.com/meanwhile-china-3-000-decomposing-pigs-were-found-130929680.html


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 13, 2013, 11:22:47 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21766377
3/13/13
China pulls nearly 6,000 dead pigs from Shanghai river

Officials say the number of pig carcasses found in Shanghai's Huangpu River has risen to nearly 6,000.

In a statement, Shanghai authorities said that 5,916 dead pigs had been removed from the river by Tuesday.

But they said water from the river was safe, with water quality meeting government-set standards.

It is believed that the pigs may have come from Jiaxing in the neighbouring Zhejiang province, although the cause of their deaths is still not clear.

In a statement, the Shanghai municipal government said that the water in Huangpu River, which is a major source of drinking water for Shanghai, was safe. It also said that no diseased pork had been detected in markets.

However, the news has been met with scepticism by some users on weibo, China's Twitter equivalent, where the hashtag "Huangpu River dead pigs" has emerged.

"Cadres and officials, we are willing to provide for you, but please don't let us die from poisoning. Otherwise who will serve you? Please think twice," said netizen Shi Liqin.

"This river's colour is about the same as excrement, even if there weren't dead pigs you couldn't drink it," said another, with the username Yuzhou Duelist.

The general mood is of concern, rather than outrage or panic, reports the BBC's John Sudworth in Shanghai, as the Chinese public are well used to food scandals, such as the use of oil scraped from sewers for cooking, and plasticiser found in baby formula.

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Post by: Kilika on March 13, 2013, 04:09:52 pm
I think it's safe to say that if you own a bunch of pigs in China, the government knows it! And that means they know where those things came from.

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Laboratory tests have identified that some of the pigs had porcine circovirus, a common disease that affects pigs but does not affect humans.

Reports suggest the dead pigs may have been dumped from pig farms in Jiaxing, upstream of Shanghai.
A sanitation worker collects a dead pig from Shanghai"s main waterway on March 11, 2013. The scandal comes amid growing concerns about China's environment

"We don't exclude the possibility that the dead pigs found in Shanghai were from Jiaxing. But we are not absolutely sure," Jiaxing local government spokesman Wang Dengfeng told a news conference.

Whilst tags on the pigs' ears indicated that they were from Jiaxing, this only showed the pigs' place of birth.

"It is unclear where the dead pigs were raised," he said.

Jiaxing officials have also said that the pigs may have been killed by cold weather.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 21, 2013, 12:16:04 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21872210
Wave of prawn deaths baffles Chile city of Coronel
3/20/13

Thousands of dead prawns have washed up on a beach in Chile, sparking an investigation.

Hundreds of dead crabs were also washed ashore in Coronel city, about 530km (330 miles) from the capital, Santiago.

Fishermen suggested the deaths may have been caused by local power stations that use seawater as a cooling agent. The power firms have not commented.

Experts are looking into water temperature and oxygen levels and other details to explain the deaths.

"We're investigating the Coronel Bay to establish the physical parameters of temperature, electric conductivity and, above all, the oxygen," said local environment official Victor Casanova.

Local fishermen blamed nearby power generation plants Bocamina 1 and 2 and Colbun.

"I'm 69 years old and started fishing when I was nine, but as a fisherman, I never saw a disaster of this magnitude,'' Gregorio Ortega told local Radio Bio Bio.

While some blame pollution, others say the death of the crustaceans could be a consequence of the El Nino phenomenon, which warms the waters of the Pacific.

Marisol Ortega, a spokeswoman for the fishermen, said she feared the deaths would affect the livelihood of their community.

"The way everything is being destroyed here, come the high season in November, we're already thinking we won't have anything to take from the sea," she said
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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2013, 11:08:16 pm
http://www.theboholstandard.com/fpage.php?issue=301&s1=5126&s2=5128&s3=&s4=1484&s5=5127&s6=&s7=1485&s8=1486&s9=&s10=&s11=&s12=1487&s13=&s14=&s15=
Fishkill in Albur bared, but no sample’s lab test

ALBURQUERQUE, Bohol – The reported fishkill that occurred recently in this coastal town may not be totally left unnoticed as some residents belonging to “Nagkahiusang Alburanons” raised this at facebook, expressing deep concern over marine ecosystems.

The Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) provincial head Crescencio Pahamutang confirmed that indeed there was a slight fiskkill.

It was not immediately known what was the extent of the fishkill and what are the causes, said the “Nagkahiusang Alburanons.” But they got angry somehow why there was no immediate action on the part of the technicians involved.

In her facebook account, municipal technician Dolores Cagoco, had this to say: “Sad to say didto nako sa BFAR gahapon unja kay di nadaw pwede ma examine ang mga samples kay nabahu na ug matud pa sa BFRA Cebu laboratory cyanide ra pod ila exam. Ug di napod maseguoro unsa jud hinungdan tungod kay bahu na ang isda hasta pod ang tubig sa dagat … sa RHU la pako mahibawo naa naba result.”

In an interview, Pahamutang explained that BFAR cannot anymore conduct a laboratory examination of the fishkill samples since they (samples) were presented too late and the samples were in de-composting state.

BFAR said that whenever there is occurrence like fishkill samples should immediately be brought to their office as these (samples) are to be sent to Cebu for laboratory test because Bohol has no facilities for this, Pahamutang said.

Fishkill is also known as fish population mortality that may also affects aquatic life, according to Wikipedia. “The most common cause is reduced oxygen in the water, which in turn may be due to factors such as drought, algae bloom, overpopulation, or a sustained increase in water temperature.”

Water pollution from agricultural runoff or biotoxins, oxygen pletion are blamed and the most common natural causes of fish kills. Others include droughts, waste spills and hazardous wastes due to chemicals washed to the sea and native cyanide-producing vines poisonous to aquatic life.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2013, 11:11:07 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21921145
3/25/13
China pulls 1,000 dead ducks from Sichuan river

Around 1,000 dead ducks have been pulled from a river in southwest China, local officials say.

Residents found the dead ducks in Nanhe river in Pengshan county, Sichuan province, and alerted the environmental department, they said.

Local residents and livestock were not at risk as the river was not used for drinking water, officials added.

The news comes as the toll of dead pigs pulled from Shanghai's Huangpu river passed 16,000.

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Post by: Kilika on March 26, 2013, 03:34:13 am
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dead pigs pulled from Shanghai's Huangpu river passed 16,000

Seriously? Where did all those pigs come from? And now ducks. What the heck is going on there?


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Post by: Mark on March 30, 2013, 01:41:44 pm
TV: Dead dolphin spike in Louisiana, Mississippi — “We have been advised not to discuss our findings” — Mostly babies washing up (VIDEO)

Angela Hill, Anchor: [...] Now experts say we’re seeing an unusual spike in dead dolphins washing up in both Louisiana and Mississippi. [...]

Dr. Moby Solangi, executive director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport: Yes, we have seen a spike in dolphin strandings. [...]

Maya Rodriguez, Reporter: Since the start of this year strandings have been climbing, with 29 in Louisiana and 23 in Mississippi so far.

Solangi: The unusual part in Mississippi is that 18 of the 23 are baby dolphins. [...]

Rodriguez: Answers are tough to come by. Dr. Solangi said because of the ongoing investigation and litigation involving the BP oil spill, they can’t share their findings.

Solangi: We have been advised not to discuss our findings or any results from our necropsies or analysis [...]

http://enenews.com/tv-spike-in-dolphins-washing-up-in-gulf-of-mexico-mostly-dead-babies-we-have-been-advised-not-to-discuss-our-findings-video

See also: "Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of Florida" -- Deaths of pelicans, turtles, dolphins also increasing -- "Scientists fear this is the beginning of a devastating ecosystem collapse"

http://enenews.com/manatees-dying-record-numbers-florida-deaths-pelicans-turtles-dolphins-spiking-scientists-fear-beginning-devastating-ecosystem-collapse-videos


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 31, 2013, 02:44:47 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21988423
3/31/13
China bird flu: Two men die in Shanghai

Two men have died in the Chinese city of Shanghai, after contracting a strain of bird flu not previously known in humans, Chinese officials say.

The men, aged 27 and 87, both fell ill with the H7N9 strain in February and died some weeks later in March, Xinhua news agency reported.

A woman of 35 who caught the virus elsewhere is said to be critically ill.

It is unclear how the strain spread, but the three did not infect each other or any close contacts, officials say.

While both men who died were in Shanghai, the third victim was reported in Chuzhou in the eastern province of Anhui.

According to China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, all three became ill with coughs and fevers before developing pneumonia.

Commission experts said on Saturday the cause had been identified as H7N9, a strain of avian flu not thought to have been transmitted to humans before.

There is no vaccine against the strain, the commission said, adding it was currently testing to assess its ability to infect humans.

Another strain of bird flu, H5N1, has led to more than 360 confirmed human deaths since 2003 and the deaths of tens of millions of birds.

The World Health Organization says that most avian flu viruses do not infect humans and the majority of H5N1 cases have been associated with contact with infected poultry.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 03, 2013, 10:28:35 pm
http://www.centraltelegraph.com.au/news/dead-turtles-discovered/1814190/
Dead turtles discovered(Australia)
2nd Apr 2013 12:03 PM
 
RESIDENTS of Sarina have raised concerns after more than 60 fresh water turtles were found dead in a creek.

The turtles were found at a popular swimming hole, Neilson's Crossing.

Fisherman Wally Keating said he believed something in the water killed the much loved animals.

"I've never seen a fresh water turtle dead and I've lived in the creek, I grew up there," he said.

"Something's got to be in the water."

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has been contacted and the Daily Mercury is awaiting a response.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 03, 2013, 10:35:01 pm
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/gulf-st-vincent-to-be-tested-to-explain-dead-penguins-fish-and-dolphins-on-adelaide-beaches/story-e6frea83-1226608492179
Gulf St Vincent to be tested to explain dead penguins, fish and dolphins on Adelaide beaches
4/4/13

"Consumption of fish caught alive do not represent health concerns, however SA Health advises fish caught dead should not be eaten due to concerns over decomposition and spoilage," a spokeswoman said yesterday.
The assurance comes as a taskforce of experts starts testing water to help solve the mystery of the thousands of dead fish and 16 dead dolphins. The Fisheries Department, Environmental Protection Authority and SA Water will lead the taskforce, which will also conduct tests on the fish and some of the dolphins. Several other nations around the world have also experienced unexplained mass sea deaths in recent months.

Scientific experts from SA Museum conducted autopsies on two dead dolphins yesterday, but said they were still stumped as to how and why such large numbers died in recent weeks. SA Museum senior researcher of mammals Dr Catherine Kemper said the dolphin samples would be sent to pathology for further analysis. She said preliminary analysis showed one of the dolphins was heavily bruised. "It had lots of bruising on it which means for some reason something bumped it or it bumped itself very badly," she said. Pathology results on a dolphin autopsy conducted last week found E coli near the dolphin's blowhole, which Dr Kemper said was an unusual spot to find the bacteria.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 03, 2013, 10:38:48 pm
http://www.rrstar.com/updates/x711942729/-Flow-of-dead-fish-in-Rock-River-brings-Illinois-DNR-inquiry
‘Flow of dead fish’ in Rock River brings Illinois DNR inquiry
Apr 03, 2013

ROCKFORD — State conservation officials are checking reports of hundreds of dead fish in the Rock River. “They were bobbing like bobbers on the water,” Jerry DalSanto said. “The whole river was full of them, up and down both sides.” DalSanto and his girlfriend, Kim Hill, counted more than 150 dead bluegill, catfish, carp and drum in 15 minutes around noon Sunday. “We were at the Auburn Street bridge watching the flow of dead fish — lots and lots of them — just coming down the river,” he said. Chris McCloud, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said a state biologist was going to check the river today for evidence of a fish kill.

Fisheries biologist Ken Clodfelter said such species as gizzard shad are susceptible to cold weather and die, often showing up in the spring. Sometimes fish are trapped in small pools under the ice and die, then are washed back into the river when ice melts and the water rises in spring.
Fish kills also can be caused by industrial or agriculture waste that is discharged or runs off into the river. Investigating reports of river fish kills and their causes becomes more difficult over time for a simple reason: fish float. “The problem is, if its two days or three days ago, they might be in Byron by now,” Clodfelter said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on April 04, 2013, 07:45:42 am
I went hiking the other day around a water reservoir in Mogadore Ohio,  and all along the north eastern edge of the lake was easily a couple thousand dead fish. 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 07, 2013, 01:44:27 pm
“Radiation epidemic” killing So. California sea lions? Gov’t experts now checking animals for contamination from Fukushima Daiichi
4/6/13
http://enenews.com/feds-radiation-epidemic-could-be-cause-of-sea-lion-die-off-in-so-california-experts-now-checking-for-contamination-from-fukushima-daiichi

NOAA investigates: natural die-off, radiation?

A team of experts assembled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency is looking into radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster as one of several possible causes of the ongoing sea lion stranding along Southern California beaches. [...]

Sea lions keep washing ashore, many in more critical condition than in the weeks before.

[...] All sea lions present similar symptoms, including dehydration and starvation. Some are also showing secondary infections. In Ventura County, mammal centers are finding a high amount of lice. [...]

“The radiation epidemic could be a potential cause,” [Sarah Wilkin, NOAA's California stranding coordinator] said. “We need to look at what’s different in 2013 as compared to 2012, 2011 and 2010. “We will work with lab tests that look at radionuclide signatures. Scientifically, we don’t think radiation is the cause but without testing and data we can’t say for sure. We need to rule it in or out.” [...]

“Marine mammals are sentinels of the eco system,” Wilkin said. [...]


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 07, 2013, 11:20:21 pm
http://www.bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk/news/local/1-000-lobsters-wash-up-on-beaches-near-bridlington-1-5560250
4/5/13
1,000 lobsters wash up on beaches near Bridlington

Unseasonably cold sea temperatures and prevailing easterly winds have been blamed for thousands of lobsters and crabs becoming stranded on the coast between Fraisthorpe and Barmston.

And as statistics show we have experienced the coldest March on record in more than 50 years there are fears that if the weather does not warm up soon more sea creatures could experience the same fate.

A rescue operation was underway last Thursday and Friday after the crustaceans, many of which were pregnant females, washed up on the beach.

A joint rescue operation was launched by the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority and the Independent Shellfisherman’s Cooperative with the help of local shellfish merchants and fishermen to ensure the survival of around 500 lobsters. Unfortunately the crabs, which were accompanied by countless dead fish, were unsalvagable.

The surviving lobsters were collected off the beach and stored in fresh water holding tanks on Bridlington’s South Pier, giving them a chance to recuperate, before being relocated back at sea on Tuesday.

Jo Ackers, company secretary of the Independent Shellfisherman’s Cooperative (Bridlington), said the recent high tides, unseasonably cold seas and strong easterly winds had caused the sea creatures to wash up on the shore.

“It was awful to see, the devastation,” Ms Ackers said.

And with lobsters unable to feed when the sea temperatures are too low, and the cold causing them to become lethargic, it is hoped the weather will start to warm up soon to help preserve stocks.

“I would hope that’s the worst of it now but we really need for the weather to warm up because these lobsters don’t eat when the sea is cold.

With the sea being incredibly cold it puts them in quite a lethargic state, almost like hibernation.

“They are going to be very weak at a time when we would expect them to be waking up and going out to get some food
.”

And while many of the lobsters have now been safely returned to sea Ms Ackers said the impact it has had on the shellfish industry might not be felt for a few years yet.

“There have been some pregnant females involved so if it has an impact on the industry it will be in a few years down the line,” Ms Ackers said.

The North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority have been helping to return the lobsters to the sea around three and a half miles outside of Hornsea.

Ian Davies, assistant chief officer for the Authority’s Offshore team said in the 14 years he had been involved in the industry he had never seen lobsters stranded on shore on this scale.

Last month easterly winds were blamed for dozens of crabs, along with hundreds of mussels, and a few small fish washed up on Bridlington’s North Beach. And Anthony Hurd, of the Living Seas Centre at Flamborough told the Free Press that lobsters had been found during rock pooling sessions which was unusual.

He said: “We never normally see them that far up the shore, it’s quite unusual to do a public rock pooling walk and to find lobsters. I have never seen that in my time.”

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Foreshore Team will be contacted to arrange a clean up of the dead sea creatures.
   


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 08, 2013, 05:35:04 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/science/earth/algae-bloom-in-florida-kills-record-number-of-manatees.html?ref=science&_r=3&
Florida Algae Bloom Leads to Record Manatee Deaths
4/6/13

Florida’s endangered manatees, already reeling from an unexplained string of deaths in the state’s east coast rivers, have died in record numbers from a toxic red algae bloom that appears each year off the state’s west coast, state officials and wildlife experts say.

The tide has killed 241 of Florida’s roughly 5,000 manatees, according to the state Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, and the toll appears certain to rise.

The number of deaths from the tide far exceeds the previous annual record of 151. Most occurred along the lower west coast of Florida near Fort Myers, where an algae bloom that began last fall was especially severe and long-lasting.

“Southwest Florida is an area where a lot of manatees are during the winter months,” Kevin Baxter, a spokesman for the research institute, said Friday. “It’s a warm-water area. The bloom has persisted there for quite a while.”

Although the algae had largely dissipated by mid-March, he said, the manatee deaths are likely to continue for a few months because remnants of the toxin still cling to sea grasses. Manatees can eat 100 pounds of sea grass daily, said Pat Rose, an aquatic biologist and the executive director of the Save the Manatee Club in Maitland, Fla.

The state’s annual red tide affects a wide range of aquatic animals and can cause problems in people. The algae contain a nerve poison known as brevetoxin that is not only found underwater but that is also blown through the air when waves break open the algae’s outer casing.

Manatees, birds, dolphins and other animals can be killed by consuming the poison, either by accidentally eating the algae or by ingesting small organisms clinging to sea grass that have soaked up the poison while filtering seawater.

Residents and tourists regularly have respiratory problems after inhaling brevetoxins while strolling on beaches near red tides. People can also become ill after eating oysters and clams that have absorbed the toxin.

Experts are uncertain why this year’s algae bloom was so lengthy and toxic. Phosphorus runoff from fertilized farms and lawns may have contributed, because algae thrive on a phosphorus diet. The Caloosahatchee River, which runs through rural Florida farmland, empties into the ocean at Fort Myers.

But Mr. Rose and Dr. Martine DeWit, a veterinarian with the state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, say a major cause may be an unfortunate coincidence of weather and timing.

Dr. DeWit said a mild, fairly windless winter helped the algae persist far longer than ordinary blooms, which generally die off late in the year. That meant large blooms remained offshore when the manatees, driven by a search for warmer waters, began moving to the Fort Myers area.

Manatees are attracted there every year by a warm-water discharge from a local power plant, Dr. DeWit said.

“We’ve seen in the past that when algae blooms coincide with manatee movement, it results in catastrophic mortality,” she said.

The red-tide deaths come amid what is shaping up as a disastrous year for the manatee, whose numbers have slowly been growing in recent years. So far this year, at least 463 have died from a range of causes, more deaths than had been recorded in any previous comparable period.

At least 80 more manatees have been killed this year in the Indian River in east-central Florida, where a huge phytoplankton bloom in 2011 killed most of the sea grasses. The manatees there appeared outwardly healthy, but autopsies indicated that they had severe intestinal distress and that their stomachs were generally filled with a different strand of algae that they were apparently eating in the absence of the grass they normally eat.

What is killing those animals is not yet known, but Dr. DeWit said it appeared to be related to the algae and could — like the west coast’s red tide — be tied to a poison.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 08, 2013, 05:40:13 pm
http://www.thelocal.se/47190/20130408/#.UWNGd2wo7mR
'Tonnes' of dead fish found on Swedish lake
Published: 8 Apr 13 07:57 CET

Masses of fish found dead on a lake in eastern Sweden have left experts theorizing that the harsh winter and icy conditions prevented the fish from getting enough oxygen.

The Dannemore lake, near Östhammar in the east of Sweden, was discovered to be covered with floating fish this weekend as the ice began to melt. Among the dead fish were pike, perch, roach, and bream.

 "It was not a pleasant sight, there were tonnes on fish on the lake," Timo Hakulinen, who made the discovery, told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

 "It was my friend who tipped me off about it. He'd seen a bunch of sea eagles out on the ice and I went to look closer."

 Hakulinen guessed that the fish had suffocated after a particularly long winter had left ice on top of the lake for longer than usual.

 "It's been cold and no water has come. The lake was frozen to the bottom and the fish were trapped," he added.

 In nearby Uppsala, experts agree that the sub-zero temperatures are likely the cause of the occurrence.

 "I've not heard anything yet, but these things quite often are about lack of oxygen. The ice stays on top and the water doesn't get oxygenated," Lennart Nordvarg, head of the Uppsala County Board's Nature and Environment Department, told the paper.

 "But you can never rule something else out."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 09, 2013, 02:32:02 pm
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/general-news/alarm-as-thousands-of-dead-birds-washed-up-on-east-coast-1-5564156
Alarm as thousands of dead birds washed up on east coast
4/8/13

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have raised concerns for marine life on the East Coast after extreme weather claimed tens of thousands of animals.

The “mass mortality” has been put at an estimated 150,000 velvet swimming crabs, 10,500 edible crabs, 2,000 common lobsters and a staggering 635,000 mussels in just one 10-mile stretch from Barmston to Bridlington along the Holderness Coast - in all around 800,000 individuals.

Cuttlefish bones have been recorded along the length of the East Coast, as well as increased numbers of dead harbour porpoises on Lincolnshire beaches.

The death of hundreds of seabirds, found washed up on beaches from Aberdeenshire to North Yorkshire, has also been blamed on the weather, with over 200 dead or dying puffins recorded on Yorkshire beaches alone between Scarborough and Withernsea.

The RSPB have described it as the worst puffin “wreck” seen for half a century, with around 10 per cent of the puffin population lost at Bempton.

The Natural History Museum Strandings team says over 150 porpoises have washed up along the East Coast this year, with 12 reported on the Lincolnshire coast. Evidence from post-mortem examinations shows a high level of disease and bacterial infection, which is being attributed to the prolonged winter and stormy weather.

Fisherman have been unable to put out to sea because of the strong easterly winds and when they have been able to fish the catches have been low, less than half this time last year, with lobsters still dormant because of the unseasonally low temperatures.

Kirsten Smith, Living Seas Manager for the North Sea Wildlife Trusts, said the loss of so many mature adults who should be producing eggs was a cause for concern: “Fishermen are suffering a direct loss of earnings but if anything happens to the habitat or the creatures themselves then you have a knock-in impact for the season after as well.

“These things do happen, but there’s the combined effect of scallop dredging last year and the work offshore on wind farms is all going to have a big effect on the marine environment.”

The figures were put together by the North East Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority.

Ms Smith added: In terms of the seabirds it has had the worst effect since the strong easterlies in 1947, and in terms of crustacean mortality I’ve not seen anything like that in the last five years.

It does happen but it has happened in such high numbers in such a short period of time to a lot of species at the same time.”

She said lobsters had been plucked out of their burrows and subjected to washing-machine-style churning, which had affected numerous creatures including filter-feeding razorshells, which have been washed up in large numbers at Saltfleetby on the Lincolnshire coast.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 10, 2013, 09:47:29 pm
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,175982.html
190 corbeaux drop dead from sky(Trinidad)
By Janelle De Souza Tuesday, April 9 2013

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) was yesterday investigating the cause of death of almost 190 vultures, locally known as corbeaux, at the Second Infantry Battalion Heliport, Chaguaramas.

EMA Chief Executive Officer, Dr Joth Singh, told Newsday the organisation received reports of scores of corbeaux dropping out of the sky at about 7 am. The initial count was 140 dead, with 50 dying on the ground.

As the birds fell from great heights, some burst open, while others were able to glide weakly to the ground. Liquid could also be seen dripping out of the beaks of the sick birds. And, while some of them were too weak to move, others fed on their dead.

“We have been working in the area doing investigations. The EMA’s main purpose was to determine whether any environmental factors, such as toxic gases or chemicals released in the area, were involved in the deaths. However none were identified,” stated Singh.

He said the EMA called the Ministry of Health and the Poultry Surveillance Unit, who both collected additional samples of the dead and dying birds for further investigations into whether or not it was a biological issue. “The Poultry Surveillance Unit was looking for biological causes. A number of preliminary tests were carried out but they did not reveal avian influenza so they are trying to identify the cause through elimination,” he said.

Instead, Singh said they were working with the theory that the birds fed off an animal that had been laced with poison. The organisations were continuing the investigation as there was no confirmation on the cause of death.

However, Singh expressed concern about the disposal of the carcasses. He said if they were not buried, the problem would be perpetuated as other corbeaux fed on the dead birds. He said they were working with the Chaguaramas Development Authority to find a suitable location where they can be buried.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 13, 2013, 03:13:16 pm
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20130412/NEWS/304129979/dead-salmon-found-along-silt-choked-elwha-river-after-hatchery-release
4/12/13
Dead salmon found along silt-choked Elwha River after hatchery release

PORT ANGELES — Piles of dead year-old chinook salmon, numbering at least in the hundreds, were found along the Elwha River's lower banks and mouth after hatchery smolts were released last week.

State Fish and Wildlife Department officials will consider alternatives for future releases of fish, said Mike Gross, Fish and Wildlife fish biologist for Clallam County and West Jefferson County, who called the release “a mistake.”

Sediment from the river clogged the gills of most he examined, said Mike McHenry, a fish biologist and habitat manager for the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, who saw the dead fish at the river's mouth and on sandbars Monday and Tuesday.

Staff at the department's Elwha Channel hatchery released 196,575 juvenile fish, ranging from 4 inches to 8 inches in length April 5, about 3½ miles from the mouth of the river, said Randy Aho, hatchery operations manager for the Fish and Wildlife region that stretches from the Long Beach Peninsula to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

“We feel that these” — the dead fish — “are fish released from our facility,” Aho said.

Silt in the river increased rapidly after the fish were released, according to U.S. Geological Survey data.

The cause of death had not been confirmed as of Thursday, though Gross said he suspected the fish died of suffocation.

“Suffocation from the inability to uptake oxygen would be the expected diagnosis for the cause of death,” Gross said.

McHenry, after finding dirt in the fish gills, said he expected few smolts made it out of the river and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

“I'm guessing the survival for this release is going to be very low,” McHenry said.

The smolts were released in accordance with the hatchery's release schedule, Aho said.

The amount of sediment in the water, or turbidity, doubled shortly after the fish were released, USGS measurements showed.

The river's turbidity, measured in formazin nephelometric units (FNU), was at about 800 FNU the evening of April 4 and peaked later in the day April 5 at about 1,600 FNUs.

Hatchery staff checked turbidity levels the evening of April 4 and the morning of April 5 at about 7 a.m. before beginning the release, Aho said.

“[Staff] took some visual observations of the river [Friday morning] and didn't see anything that made [them] suspicious of the turbidity levels,” Aho said.

“Later in the day, [staff] checked turbidity levels, and they had increased, but by then, the fish were already moving out.”

The sediment coursing down the Elwha has been freed by the removal process for the once-towering Elwha dams, part of a $325 million river restoration project still under way.

The cost of the fish is difficult to estimate, Aho said.

The smolts ate roughly $29,000 worth of food while they were being reared, according to numbers provided by Aho, though staff time is not broken down per hatchery duty, such as feeding specific groups of fish.

“We pay our staff to be there for a month, so it's really difficult to break out,” Aho said.

The Fish and Wildlife hatchery has an annual budget of $303,367, according to the facility's hatchery and genetic management plan.

McHenry said he saw dead fish on the sand banks in the body of the river stretching from the mouth to the Fish and Wildlife hatchery, which is about 3½ miles upstream from the mouth of the river.

Numerous kinds of predatory birds and some mammals, including otters, could be seen feasting on the salmon carcasses as they washed onto the Elwha banks and sandbars, McHenry said.

“[There was] lot of predator activity between the sea gulls, mergansers [ducks] and eagles.”

Gross said the predation seen over the past few days will make it difficult to judge how many fish died and how many made it alive into the Strait.

No dead fish were observed along the Elwha mouth or on the banks roughly 1,500 feet upstream late Wednesday afternoon.

Aho said Wednesday he heard reports of hundreds of dead fish seen, though those counts could not be confirmed.

Aho said the dead fish are “absolutely a worry” for Fish and Wildlife, adding that potential alternative release methods will be discussed before roughly 900,000 salmon, less than a year old, are released from the hatchery this June.

“That's something we will discuss prior to release,” Aho said.

“I'm not saying we'll make definite plans, but we'll definitely discuss it.”

Alternative release methods include transporting the young salmon to the Strait using specially designed trucks, Aho added.

Gross agreed that different release methods likely will be discussed because of heavy sediment loads, though he could not predict what specific techniques might be used.

“If we can figure out ways to avoid mortality, we'll pursue them undoubtedly,” Gross said.

“We'll try not to make the same mistake.”

The timing of the release was to make room for younger salmon and to ensure the yearlings could find their way out into the salt water of the Strait, Aho explained.

“[The salmon] want to leave,” Aho said.

“And if you hold on to them too much longer, you can take out that migration response, and that would just kill them for sure.”

This release strategy also allows the fish to slowly get used to the salt water as they swim downstream rather than be deposited directly into the Strait, which Aho said could cause health issues.

Aho said staff don't monitor mortality rates of the hatchery-raised fish once they are released, adding that the fish are left to fend for themselves once they leave the facility.

“We generally don't know survival rates until that release population returns to the river system and hatchery,” Aho said.

Aho said Fish and Wildlife hatchery staff released 212,900 year-old chinook and about $1.5 million fish younger than 1 in 2012, adding that staff generally see a couple thousand adults return to spawn each year.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 16, 2013, 11:23:17 pm
Another dead dolphin found on Adelaide beach
4/17/13

ANOTHER dead dolphin has washed up on an Adelaide beach - taking the total since March 1 to 24 
   
The discovery at Seaford this morning takes the number of dead dolphins to 24 since March 1.

A surfer spotted the animal, believed to be a juvenile, and contacted staff at Surfing South Australia.

Surfing SA General Manager Craig Potgieter sent in a picture of the animal this morning.

"It looks like a baby dolphin and it's bleeding out of its eye ... I don't know if that's normal," he said.

He said there were still hundreds of dead fish on the beach and floating in the water.

"There is dead fish all over the beaches pretty much from Southport, Seaford and Moana," he said.

Mr Potgieter said he hoped the Government would get to the bottom of the deaths soon.

"It doesn't look like its a natural thing - there is just too many (dead) fish," he said.

Since March 1, dead dolphins have been found across Adelaide's coastline, including at Hallett Cove, Seaford and North Haven.

Researchers at SA Museum have conducted autopsies on some of the dead dolphins which were sent to pathology for analysis. The government is still waiting for the results of the testing to determine the cause of death.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/another-dead-dolphin-found-on-adelaide-beach/story-e6frfkp9-1226622472189#ixzz2QgurqRyM


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 17, 2013, 07:20:59 pm
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_DEAD_ANIMALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-04-17-08-28-55
Apr 17, 8:28 AM EDT
410 pigs and 122 dogs found dead in central China

BEIJING (AP) -- Hundreds more pigs have been found dead in China - this time together with dozens of dogs.

A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were discovered in homes and at farms earlier this week in a village that comes under Yanshi city's jurisdiction in central Henan province, authorities said Wednesday. The city's propaganda office said that the deaths were being investigated but that they suspected they had to do with nearby chemical factories. The factories have been ordered to suspend production and help police with a criminal investigation into the incident, according to a report on a Henan provincial news website. No poisonous gases have been found in tests on the air around the village and its drinking water has met quality standards, said the report, which the propaganda office confirmed.

Local authorities said the deaths have nothing to do with any epidemic or the H7N9 bird flu virus that has recently spread to humans. Last month, more than 16,000 dead pigs were found in rivers that supply water to Shanghai. The dumping has not been explained, though police had been cracking down on the illegal sale of pork products made from dead, diseased pigs.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on April 18, 2013, 04:25:53 am
Oh, I suspect it's explained alright, but the "authorities" aren't saying. How do you have all those animals die, no people that we know of, and they not know what's going on?

The "dumping" as they call it doesn't explain what killed all those animals.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 26, 2013, 11:14:14 pm
http://www.twincities.com/minnesota/ci_23100657/duluth-man-watches-waxwings-fly-their-deaths
Duluth man watches as waxwings began 'dropping out of the sky'
4/24/13

Two off-course flights into downtown buildings this week resulted in the deaths of almost 30 Bohemian waxwings and the injury of several others.

Wildwoods, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Duluth, is caring for three Bohemian waxwings that were injured downtown in the past two days, said Peggy Farr, a Wildwoods rehabilitator and board member. Five other Bohemian waxwings died in that incident, Farr said.

"We're on a major migration route," said Farr. "This is a good time of year to close the blinds so the birds don't get faked out by the windows."

Separately, about 25 Bohemian waxwings were found dead Monday, April 22, in the plaza area adjacent to the Minnesota Power building in downtown Duluth, said Amy Rutledge, manager of corporate communications for Minnesota Power. The birds apparently had flown into tinted glass partitions adjacent to the building as the birds were flying up to trees.

Rutledge said Minnesota Power plans to put stickers on the glass panels that the waxwings hit so birds will be more likely to see the panels.

"Something like this has never happened before," Rutledge said. "It seems to be an anomaly."

Bohemian waxwings, just smaller than robins, often move and feed in large flocks. In this area, they frequently feed on berries of mountain ash or crabapple trees, and these birds were observed eating mountain ash berries.

"In talking to the employee who saw this, they did see the birds eating berries that may have been fermented," Rutledge said. "They may have become disoriented."

Duluth birder and birding guide Erik Bruhnke said that sometimes happens.

"I know that waxwings become intoxicated because of alcohol when the berries are fermented," Bruhnke said. "They can have varied levels of alcohol in their bodies. I've seen them flying together in close-knit groups with no problem at all.

"But I have seen, a couple times, where the whole flock will sit on the ground in a slight daze after eating large amounts of fermented berries and fruits."

But the more common problem is birds hitting windows, said Duluth birder Laura Erickson, birding author and host of the "For the Birds" radio program.

"It's a problem everywhere where fruit trees are close to windows, or close to highways and roads," she said.

The American Bird Conservancy sells tape that reflects ultraviolet light, which is visible to birds while minimizing the visibility to humans, Erickson said.

Fifty percent of birds that hit windows die, Erickson said.

Birds often strike the windows of homes in Duluth when the birds are coming to or leaving bird feeders, Erickson said.

"The safest place to have a birdfeeder is right smack on your window," she said, "either nailed to the frame or sticking to the glass. That way, they see the window. If they do hit the glass, they aren't going full speed."

"This is a wake-up call," Farr said, "to look for opportunities to make our city even better for wildlife than it is."

The Duluth Audubon Society is initiating a project called Birdsafe, an effort to reduce the number of birds killed or injured when they collide with buildings, said Jane Cleave, president of Duluth Audubon Society.

Tim Pohl, a contract employee who works at Minnesota Power in facilities management, witnessed the Bohemian waxwing die-off Monday.

Pohl had gone outside to put money in a parking meter on the Michigan Street side of the building when he saw a large number of Bohemian waxwings flying up toward a tree.

He saw many of the birds hit tinted glass partitions and the building itself.

"There were hundreds of them flying," he said. "They were bouncing off the glass and the retaining wall underneath. I'll bet of the 100 I picked up, 37 of them died. It all happened within five minutes. It was like a horror movie. There were birds falling out of the sky not even near the wall. They were just dropping out of the sky not even hitting the wall.

"They would hit (the partitions or building) or drop out of the sky," he said. "Their wings were straight out, twitching. They were on their backs. I would hold them for a second, then put them on the ground. ... There was a liquid discharge. They left wet spots. Within seconds, they would fly away. But a bunch got worse."


Three crows nearby were preying on the injured waxwings, Pohl said.

"Crows were picking off the live ones," he said.

"I've never seen this before," Pohl said of the event. "I've worked here 12 years."

He said he stayed outside for about a half-hour, picking up birds and putting the dead ones in a pile.

"The crows picked up quite a few of them," he said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 26, 2013, 11:23:17 pm
Manatee deaths at Indian River Lagoon: Questions abound in mysterious deaths of manatees, pelicans
4/25/13

VERO BEACH — Whatever is killing manatees and pelicans northern Indian River Lagoon remains unknown, but apparently wildlife along the Treasure Coast won’t become victims.

Since July and 2012, a total of 220 manatees have died in the lagoon in Brevard County, about 100 of them under mysterious circumstances; and since February, between 250 and 300 dead pelicans have been found in the same area.

Thomas R. “Tom” Reinert, a research administrator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told members of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program Advisory Board on Wednesday that researchers have been stumped in their efforts to find the cause — or causes.

Asked if the mysterious deaths could migrate south into the lagoon along the Treasure Coast, Reinert replied, “I can’t answer that. The cases seem to be localized, with the zone in Brevard County from Sebastian to Titusville being where the deaths are concentrated. And it appears it will remain that way.”

In March alone, Reinert said, 56 sea cows died from unknown causes in Brevard County, where the annual manatee death count from all causes averages 111.

Reinert said dead manatees have been reported “here and there” along the Treasure Coast, but the numbers are within the usual mortality rate.

According to the commission’s website, six manatees have died in Indian River County, four in St. Lucie County and three in Martin County from Jan. 1 to April 19.

Statewide, 566 manatees have died over the same period. A record 766 manatees died in Florida in 2010.

“We’re on a trajectory to eclipse that,” Reinert said.

Reinert said the deaths of the manatees and the pelicans “could be completely unrelated. At least they’re not directly related. They don’t show the same symptoms at all. Of course, they could be tangentially related. There could be some ultimate cause that effects manatees and pelicans differently.”

Reinert said the manatees that died mysteriously appeared to be healthy but drowned due to toxic shock-like symptoms similar to the hundreds of sea cows on Florida’s West Coast that have died from toxins in the so-called “red tide” algae blooms.

“We’ve tested for (the toxin found in) red tide,” Reinert said, “but there’s no red tide present (in the lagoon manatees). There’s no evidence of disease or viruses, or of any known toxins. We’re not finding anything special that would explain the toxic shock.”

The dead pelicans, on the other hand, have been emaciated and parasite-ridden.

“The parasites may be a coincident of the pelicans being sick and then getting the parasites rather than the parasites causing the sickness,” Reinert said. “Whatever they had made them stop eating.”

Necropsies of the dead pelicans didn’t show signs of diseases such as avian flu or West Nile virus.

Researchers believe the manatee deaths are the result of a dietary shift, he added, “but that’s not been confirmed.”

Over the last few years, Reinert noted, the northern lagoon “has gotten hammered” by a series of algae blooms. The blooms have resulted in the loss of massive areas of seagrass, the manatees’ primary food, while the amount of macroalgae, seaweed known as “the tumbleweeds of the Indian River Lagoon,” has expanded.

Reinert said researchers initially focused on the fact that the first manatees to die mysteriously had lots of red macroalgae in their stomachs.

But in the later deaths, we didn’t find the same species of macroalgae,” he said.

Whatever is killing manatees and pelicans, Reinert said, doesn’t seem to pose a danger to humans.

“Well,” he said, “I’m not testing anybody.”


Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_indian_river_county/vero_beach/manatee-deaths-at-indian-river-lagoon-questions-abound-in-mysterious-deaths-of-manatees-pelicans#87573668-2#ixzz2RdNPEXv4


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 29, 2013, 07:53:32 pm
Marine biologists investigating cause of sick sea lion pups
4/28/13

SAN PEDRO, Calif. –  Marine biologists are at a loss as to why an unprecedented number of sea lion pups are turning up near death along Southern California's coastline.

Since the beginning of the year, some 1,400 young California sea lions were admitted to rehabilitation centers across the state, according to Sarah Wilkin, the marine mammal stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Wilkin said that figure is five times the normal rate of beached pups for this time of year.

"Nobody was quite prepared for the scope of this," said Wilkin. "The major common factor for all these stranded pups is that they're coming in emaciated, dehydrated, basically starving. They have been unable to find enough food to sustain themselves."

As to why they are not getting enough of the fish they need for both nutrition and hydration is still unclear. But what is clear to marine biologists is this beaching epidemic only affects the young. Most of the sick sea lions were born last summer.

"The pups can't dive as deep," said Wilkin. "They can't travel as far so they might be more impacted in even just a slight change in the distribution of prey."

NOAA has taken an extraordinary step by declaring this an "unusual mortality event" to receive additional funding for rehabilitation and research.

"The numbers speak for themselves," said David Bard with the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, Calif. "As far as the underlying causes, anything that I can tell you would be a guess."

Typically, Bard's facility receives between 50 and 80 animals in the first quarter of the year. So far in 2013, it has treated more than 400.

"What we started seeing since January is animals coming in at roughly half the weight that they should be," said Bard. "You can see their shoulder blades, you can see their spines."

SeaWorld San Diego reports similar figures. Spokesperson Dave Koontz said its rehab facility has treated more than 300 animals in 2013, a number that also includes elephant and harbor seals. Koontz says that's more in the first four months of 2013 than in 2011 and 2012 combined.

Wilkin says the NOAA is working with fishery scientists and oceanographers to pinpoint the exact cause. Besides food shortages, they are also exploring other theories including exposure to biotoxins, disease and human pollutants. They are even looking into possible radiation contamination from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown following the 2011 tsunami.

But regardless the reason, Wilkin said this could be a sign of something more troubling in the waters off the coast of California.

"We consider marine mammals usually as sentinels," Wilkin said. "By investigating causes that are impacting them, we do a lot of times get information that in turn can impact us. We eat a lot of the same fish species. We are using the oceans for similar ways so what we learn from them does play into our health."

Early findings indicate that the year has been relatively neutral in regards to ocean conditions, including temperature, according to Wilkin. So far, the California seal lion pup is the only marine mammal being affected in such a way.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/04/28/marine-biologists-investigating-unprecedented-number-sick-sea-lion-pups/#ixzz2Ru3zEy9r


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 07, 2013, 07:02:29 pm
Hundreds Of Dead Fish Wash Up On Beaver Lake(Minnesota)
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/05/06/hundreds-of-dead-wash-up-on-beaver-lake/
5/6/13

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – The spring weather brought with it something pretty unsightly near St. Paul. Hundreds of fish recently died in Beaver Lake, and many of them ended up all along the shoreline.

Fish kills are not unusual this time of year, but this one has Ramsey County officials worried. The fish died even though there is an aeration system in Beaver Lake.

Ruth Klabunde walks her dogs around the lake about three times a week. The first thing she noticed was the smell.

“This is a really fun little lake to walk around,” Klabunde said. “And the stench was kind of bad.”

And then Klabunde says she saw the source.

“This whole little bay area here was thick with dead fish,” she said.

When the ice finally went out on Beaver Lake a week and a half ago, it left behind schools upon schools of dead fish.

It’s estimated that more than 7,000 pounds of dead fish – mostly catfish, sunfish and bass – have been taken out of Beaver Lake. But what caused this unusually large fish kill is still a mystery.

Beaver Lake has an aeration pump that can be turned on when oxygen levels get low. Ramsey County turned the pump on in February, but it only reaches a small part of the lake.

Terry Noonan is a water resources manager for Ramsey County public works. He said the DNR stocks the lake with fish. But instead of reeling in panfish, they had to hire someone to pull them out by the truckload.

“For whatever reason this year the aeration system did not perform as we’d hoped,” Noonan said.

He thinks the cold spring and too many fish seeking oxygen caused Beaver Lake to go belly up.

“It could be that just so many fish accumulated in that relatively small area, that that’s a stresser in and of itself,” said Noonan.

The extent of the fish kill won’t be known until the DNR can get out and do some sampling. There are still fish in the lake, but Noonan said there is little doubt that this could temporarily hurt recreational fishing.

It’s possible the DNR may have to restock the lake if fish numbers get too low.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 07, 2013, 09:55:58 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/oops-china-somehow-loses-27-000-rivers-221245003.html
Oops—China Somehow Loses 27,000 Rivers
5/7/13

In the classic Paul Robeson tune, “Ol’ man river, he just keeps rollin’ along.” But not in China.

This past March, several startling reports about the country’s rivers came out one on top of another. First there were reports of over 16,000 dead pigs floating through the tributaries of the Huangpu River—a source of tap water, by the way.

Then, 1,000 duck carcases were found floating down the Nanhe River in the country’s Sichuan province.

A few days later, Chinese authorities reported that about 100 human bodies were retrieved from the Yellow River—which runs in and near Lanzhou, the capital of inland Gansu province—each year.

While this all sounds like some sort of national nightmare, there’s even more bad news: The rivers themselves are actually disappearing.

The Active Times recently reported that China has announced they’re “missing” 27,000 rivers. While one official was quoted as saying part of the problem can be attributed to old, inaccurate maps that inflated the actual number—reputed to be around 50,000—there are definite environmental factors at work as well.

Huge projects like the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze were constructed to generate power and to mitigate flooding further down the river, but at very large environmental and human costs.

And Chuck Howe, a water policy expert and emeritus professor of economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, tells TakePart that while the North China Plain has been the breadbasket of China, it has also become increasingly dry.

“The Yellow River has delivered water from the Loess Plateau for centuries while carrying and depositing hundreds of millions of tons of sediment from the plateau—in the process building up the riverbed until it is nearly 20 meters above the plain,” says Howe. “I have the impression that the sediment problem has been mitigated to some extent but accompanied by diminished flows.”

But Howe adds that, “China has the capability to do whatever they want—technically and financially.”

Starting point: Find out what really happened to those 27,000 rivers.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 08, 2013, 11:15:26 am
http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/22486570/article-Dozens-of-dead-fish-found-in-Catrons-Creek
5/6/13
Dozens of dead fish found in Catrons Creek(Kentucky)

Joe P. Asher

Staff Writer

The appearance of dozens of dead fish in the Catrons Creek branch of the Cumberland River over the weekend has some residents worried.

According to Elcomb resident James Lively, the dead fish appeared in the water beneath the bridge on KY 72 at Elcomb.

“I saw them there under the bridge laying in the water dead,” said Lively.

Lively said he observed an official from the Department of Fish and Wildlife investigating the situation on Sunday.

Lively pointed out the first time he saw dead fish in the water was approximately two weeks ago.

“This is just the second time I’ve seen this, and I’ve been living here for 25 years,” said Lively.

Lively said he saw the dead fish float down the river, but he doesn’t know where the problem originated.

“They don’t die here, they come from somewhere up the river,” said Lively.

According to Lively, he saw about 40 dead fish, all carp, floating down the river on Saturday.

“Some of them were probably 18 inches. They were pretty good sized fish,” said Lively.

Linda Potter, public information officer for the Department of Natural Resources, said an investigation had been done.

According to Potter, the Department of Natural Resources regional supervisor in Middlesboro learned the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources were investigating the incident and sent their own inspectors to the scene.

“They checked it out and they didn’t find anything. It was running clear when they got there,” said Potter.

Potter said inspectors found no evidence of any mining operations having done anything that could have caused the fish kill.

“We did go up there,” said Potter. “The inspectors went up there and did the normal inspection that they do when there’s been a complaint about a fish kill or a black water incident or any kind of discharge. We didn’t see anything.”

Potter said the incident does not appear to be mine related in any way.

Steve Combs, with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the situation is being looked into.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on May 08, 2013, 03:38:10 pm
Mine runoff doesn't kill just carp. If it kills, I'd say it kills everything. I don't think it's mining related. Just one species of fish? Some dead carp is no loss for sure, as they aren't exactly prized eating.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 14, 2013, 09:26:03 am
Zhengzhou Tai Lake fish turned belly people suspect that the water quality in response to: or hypoxia due to rain
5/10/13
http://www.newsking.us/news-4462542-Zhengzhou-Tai-Lake-fish-turned-belly-people-suspect-that-the-water-quality-in-response-to:-or-hypoxia-due-to-rain.html

WASHINGTON In the early morning of May 9, the rain after Emperor lake surface, floating a large number of fish turned belly. Many people suspected a problem with the water quality, the Zhongyuan District Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring brigade staff said, from the inspection situation, the fish turned belly may be related to the lack of oxygen in rain water.

All fish farmers distressed stomp

Yesterday, 8:30, located Navigation Road tongbai Road intersection the Royal lake on the southeast side of the hordes of fish spit blisters, a sluggish, anemic. The shore catch fish, random shuffled around the hook and string bag to fish in, will soon be hooked to or to groan a fish.

Master Liu Yuejin, who lives in Tai Lake Gardens, remove drive a man to fish and filled the trunk of the car pulled to the side of the road to sell some people have also caught fish.

'The lake is so big, I have no control, only fishing with them.' Talk of the town distressed contracting Royal Lake fish straight stamping, he said the 'turned belly' silver carp, a few one thousand kilograms, so that he lost at least $ 60,000, but only watched people go fishing.

The fish turned belly hypoxia may rain

Many people suspect that water quality is a problem. Zhengzhou City, the river management office staff said that this year due to the Emperor Hunan side of bridge building construction, this is April 1 turned off the water flowing through the Tai Lake Reservoir valve for the public suspect along the sewage into the lake, the staff said less likely.

10:00 yesterday, the Central Plains District Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring brigade staff came to the lake to investigate. Take water samples, the staff said, on April 26 last year, the Royal Lake after a heavy rain, the fish turned Tong situation, sampling was conducted by the team, no abnormality was found April 18 this year, the team had Tai Lake water quality sampling was conducted and found no abnormalities. pond fish turned again yesterday, from the point of view of the check may rain The lack of oxygen in water.

Subsequently, the reporter to the Jiangang around the reservoir fish ponds visited and found that fish ponds have aerators, do not turn fish pond, and a few did not install the aerator ponds, the same fish turned Tong situation.

Provincial Academy of Fishery Sciences, a staff on duty said that the crest of the mud after the rain, river water, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and other organic matter content increased, consume large amounts of oxygen, causing the fish floating on the water and turned belly.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 14, 2013, 09:30:13 am
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Dozens-of-Dead-Fish-Found-in-Bristol-Pond-206803681.html
5/9/13
Hundreds of Dead Fish Found in Bristol Pond

DEEP crews responded to Page Park on Thursday to investigate


Hundreds of dead fish were discovered in a pond in Bristol Thursday.

Bristol Parks officials and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded to Page Park after someone called to report the dead sun fish floating on the surface of the pond.

Experts from DEEP classified the occurrence as a natural kill.

"The sun fish right now are spawning.  When they go into spawning, they are in close proximity to each other," said Don Mysling, Senior DEEP Fisheries Biologist.

During spawning, the fish don't eat and become weak.  They can get small cuts and are susceptible to illness.

"Virus or bacteria can spread quite rapidly from one individual to another," Mysling said.  "So it's not an unusual occurrence."

Bristol work crews gathered some of the dead fish to keep the area looking clean.  Scavengers like raccoons or turtles will take care of the rest of the carcasses, experts said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 14, 2013, 09:35:18 am
http://www.wandtv.com/story/22210170/dead-fish-washed-up-on-shore
5/9/13
Dead fish washed up on shore

Decatur, IL – The State Department of Natural Resources is looking into a fish kill on Lake Decatur. An unusual amount of fish washed up on the shores in Nelson Park. Most of the fish are drum perch and a few shad fish. The DNR says they are aware of the problem, but are still trying to determine a cause. 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 14, 2013, 09:38:58 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4xKN5Jmy8


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 14, 2013, 09:45:09 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-22463975
5/9/13
Hundreds of fish found dead in Leiston park pond(England)

Hundreds of fish have been found dead in a pond maintained by a youth group in Suffolk.

A man walking his dog through a park off Haylings Grove, Leiston, made the discovery on Monday.

The Environment Agency said about 400 fish had died in the pond, which is looked after by the Leiston Youth and Community Angling Society.

The group's secretary, Malcolm Briggs, said the cause of the deaths was unknown.

'Nothing untoward'
 
He said it was "disheartening" to have seen the fish, which were mostly young roach, on the surface of the pond.

"I've been told it could be parasites or bacteria which are always there with the fish and something has triggered them off," he said.

"These things do happen it was just unfortunate it was our turn."

Mr Briggs said there had been no signs of anything untoward on the pond the day before.

The Environment Agency said it believed the deaths were not caused by pollution.

"Our investigating officers who went to the pond could not see any outward signs of disease, and the fact that all died in a close period of time suggests that was not the case," a spokesperson said.

"It could be that there was a temporary dip in oxygen levels, which is not uncommon at this time of year.

"As the water gets warmer the fish are also spawning, which could affect their health.

"However, as there is no suggestion of problems in the water or disease of the remaining fish, we are not actively investigating."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 14, 2013, 09:52:31 am
http://talkvietnam.com/2013/05/oyster-deaths-leave-farmers-with-losses/#.UZJOe2wo5Mu
5/11/13
Oyster deaths leave farmers with losses

THANH HOA (VNS)— Aquaculture farmers in the central province of Thanh Hoa have seen large numbers of their oysters die since the beginning of last month, leaving them tens of billions of dong out of pocket.

The deaths wiped out 60-80 per cent of oysters raised across hundreds of hectares of aqua farms at coastal communes in Quang Xuong, Hau Loc, Nga Son and Hoang Hoa districts.

Tran Thi Hien, a farmer in Quang Xuong District’s Quang Nham Commune, said the oysters died due to polluted water being discharged into Quang Nham’s waterways and fishing areas.

In addition, workers harvesting jelly fish have seen the animals die after drifting into tidal areas. Polluted water filled with dead jelly fish also exacerbated the oyster deaths, she said.

More than 30 households raised oysters in Quang Nham Commune. Each household has 1-3ha of oysters. For each hectare, local farmers invest VND450-500 million (US$21,400-23,800) to buy baby oysters and run their business.

Le Van Thuan, a farmer in Hau Loc District’s Hai Loc Commune, blamed polluted water discharged in the Kenh De River for the oyster deaths. A number of livestock and poultry farms have been set up along the river.

Thuan said he has 7ha of oysters but dozens of tonnes of them died and he suffered a loss of VND700 million ($33,300).

Cao Thanh Tho, head of the Thanh Hoa Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Aquatic Product Breeding Division, said samples of water, soil and dead oysters were sent to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Animal Health for tests.

No parasite causing diseases were discovered on the oysters.

However, the amount of ammonia in the water and soil exceeded regulated levels by ten times
.

Tho said oysters were selling slowly this year so oyster farmers had large stocks in their ponds.

The density of oysters in aqua farms was more than 300 per square metres, while the regulated density is only 150-200 per square metre. The high density resulted in a lack of food for the oysters, which may also have led to the deaths.

An additional factor was that oysters were currently in their reproductive season, a time when their immunity is weak. Meanwhile, the weather in the province has been erratic, said Tho.

Do Quoc Canh, chief of the provincial People’s Committee secretariat, said that the committee had received reports and proposals on support for farmers in Hau Loc and Hoang Hoa districts. — VNS


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 15, 2013, 04:59:31 pm
http://www.georgianews.ge/society/23267-dead-dolphins-washed-ashore-in-batumi.html
5/8/13
Dead dolphins washed ashore in Batumi(Georgia)

Two dead dolphins were washed ashore by the sea in Batumi on May 8. The one meter-long sea pig dolphins were later found to have died as a result of the morbillivirus epidemi, Rustavi 2 channel reports. Head of the Flora and Fauna Association Archil Guchmanidze said ten cases of the sea washing dead dolphins ashore had been recorded this year on shores in Georgia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yktsP4IG2n0


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 18, 2013, 11:24:35 am
Penguins and sea lions found dead on Chilean shore
5/16/13
http://www.santiagotimes.cl/chile/health-and-environment/26160-penguins-and-sea-lions-found-dead-on-chilean-shore#.UZY4yCy1IFU.facebook

Chilean Navy discovers more than 600 dead animals in Punta de Choros, a small fishing  town north of La Serena.

The bodies of sea lions, cormorants and penguins littered a seven mile stretch of beach in Punta de Choros, northern Chile on Sunday. The crime scene is in close proximity to the Humboldt Penguin Nature Reserve.

Two days prior the Movement in Defense of the Environment (MODEMA) reported a band of ten fishing boats off the coastline of Punta de Choros. MODEMA and other environmental groups accused the boats of blast fishing — using explosives to catch mass quantities of fish.

Sernapesca, Chile’s National Fishing Service, investigated the scene and determined that all the animals were killed by the same incident. Autopsies report animales with fractured skulls, missing rib cages and multiple abrasions.

Local authorities promptly called in the Investigative Police’s (PDI) Environmental Crime Brigade for further investigation. Microbiological and chemical analysis tests are currently being run to determine if blast fishing is the cause of death.

In Chile, blast fishing is illegal. Companies caught fishing in this manner face prison time and fines. The monetary amount depends on the damage to the ecosystem. However, causing the death of penguins during commercial activities is a jailable offense. Officials from Sernapesca told The Santiago Times that the combined offenses amount to a “serious crime.”

“This situation is quite complicated because of the crime scene’s location near the penguin reserve,” Cristián Felmer, an environmental expert, stated to the press. "This is one of the most important environmental incidents we’ve had in recent memory.”

This isn’t the first environmental calamity at Punta de Choros. In April of last year, 350 Guayano cormorants washed up on the beach. The next month, Sernapesca reported the deaths of more than 80 sea lions.   

In light of the most recent crime, the international marine conservation group Oceana is pushing to have Punta de Choros made a Marine and Coastal Protected Area (AMCP). The proposal would limit human activity along the more than 175-mile coastline to eco-friendly tourism.

"While there are two marine reserves in the area, this ecosystem is much larger and has little protection from threats such as those that apparently killed all these birds,” Alex Muñoz, executive director of Oceana, told press.

Oceana filed a joint proposal with scientists from Universidad Católica and the Center for Advanced Studies in Dry Areas (CEAZA) to make Punta de Choros a AMCP in 2010. The proposal came amid plans to build a thermoelectric power plant in the area. The highly controversial plan was scrapped after generating a wave of protests.

Punta de Choros is a small fishing village of 320 people. It is home to the largest population of Humboldt penguins in the world. The site attracts thousands of tourists annually.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 19, 2013, 03:08:20 pm
Hundreds Of Dead Animals Washed Up On The Shores OF Punta Choros, Chile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM7YFXWbk8o


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 23, 2013, 04:13:19 pm
http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2013/05/21/caribou-numbers-plummet-on-baffin-island/
5/21/13

Caribou numbers plummet on Baffin Island
It’s a shocking decline. In the past 20 years, caribou numbers have dropped by about 95% in the southern region of the island.

A survey by the territory of Nunavut in northeastern Canada conducted in 2012 and released last Thursday, confirms what elders and hunters have been saying, that it’s getting much harder to find caribou there.

Estimates from the early 1990’s put the herd number between 60-thousand to 180 thousand.

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Post by: Mark on May 27, 2013, 06:37:47 am
Study: Number of frogs, toads declining at alarming rate

Frogs, toads and other amphibians are vanishing so fast nationwide that if the decline continues at the same rate, they'll be gone from half their current habitats in 20 years, a federal study has found.

U.S. Geological Survey officials on Wednesday unveiled the study, done over a decade, on 48 species at 34 sites from California to Colorado high-country to Florida swamps.

Federal scientists found that the declines are more widespread and severe than previously thought and that amphibian populations are disappearing at an overall rate of 3.7 percent each year...

...Amphibians "are a good example of the collapse of the world's ecosystems that we seem to be seeing right now," he said. "We're seeing a lot of species in a lot of places declining at the same time."

Read more: Study: Number of frogs, toads declining at alarming rate - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23301388/study-frog-toad-populations-declining-even-rocky-mountain#ixzz2UUZAaJgO


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 27, 2013, 09:40:19 pm
Hundreds of dead fish reported at Rocky Fork Lake
5/24/13
http://fayetteadvocate.com/archives/9819/2013/05/24/hundreds-of-dead-fish-reported-at-rocky-fork-lake/

With buzzards circling overhead, the stench of dead and decaying white bass permeated a small boat dock on the eastern edge of Rocky Fork Lake Thursday morning.

At a cove just off McCoppin Mill Road, hundreds of dead fish dotted the shore line.

Nearby residents Jerry and Sally Hinton contacted The Highland County Press Thursday about the dying fish.

“So far, it’s mostly white bass,” Sally Hinton.

However, a dead bluegill also was sighted floating amid several bass.

“We’ve lived here since 1997, and we’ve never seen anything like it,” Jerry Hinton said.

Paint Township Trustee Randy Mustard said he became aware of the situation Wednesday evening after receiving a call from Mrs. Hinton.

“That was the first I’ve heard about it,” Mustard said.

Mustard added that that particular cove, just below Wood Street, attracts a lot of debris due to the typical wind direction.

Inspections at other popular lake areas – including Blinko Cove and North Beach – also revealed a number of dead fish either floating near the shore or washed up from the lake.

Fishermen at Blinko Cove told The Highland County Press Thursday morning that they noticed a few dead bass last week, but many more in the past 24 hours.

“It could be a virus related to that particular species,” one angler suggested.

Another fisherman had four good-sized crappies in a basket that were still full of life. He said he planned to clean them and eat them, in spite of the dead white bass floating around him.

Kathy Garza-Behr of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources/Division of Wildlife District Five Office said that they were looking into the matter, and that fish kills are “not unusual” when there are extreme temperature or water level changes. As of late Thursday afternoon, ODNR officers were at the lake doing initial testing.

“They’ve checked multiple sites and got fish on each site, and they are actively engaged in trying to find a source,” Garza-Behr said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 27, 2013, 09:56:54 pm
http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2013/05/breton_sound_guide_videos_phot.html
Breton Sound guide videos, photographs massive bull redfish kill
5/24/13

Breton Sound is in the midst of one of the best bull redfish runs in recent memory, but Capt. Markham ****son is wondering how long it will last after what he saw last week.

****son, a guide out of Campo's Marina in Shell Beach, was cruising up from the heart of Breton Sound after a successful trip to the main Central Rig when he came across a rip line. These collections of foam and debris are commonplace in Louisiana's salty bays and sounds, most often marking profound changes in current or salinity.

This rip line was thick and holding together well, and it caught ****son's eye because it contained a number of dead redfish. That's not uncommon, but ****son continued moving north along the line and saw even more floating bull-red corpses.

"This happens every year. Every summer there are a bunch of dead bull reds out there, but I've never seen it like this," he said.

****son decided to turn on his GoPro camera while he ran to show the carnage. The number of dead fish boggled his mind and angered him.

"It ran all the way from Central to the end of the long rocks (at the mouth of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet)," he said. "You'd go down one rip line, and you'd think that'd be it, and then you'd see another rip line. They were just stacked up in those rips."

Although ****son didn't see any commercial boats fishing for menhaden -- called pogies by anglers -- that day, he said he's seen enough dead redfish bycatch coming off the pogie boats over the years that he's certain that's what caused the kill.

"I've counted a couple hundred (dead redfish) before around the pogie boats, but this was thousands of fish," he said. "It was mostly redfish, but it was some gafftops too. It's no coincidence that the bull reds and gafftops are what are eating those pogies.

"When a redfish grows up and leaves the marsh, he stops eating crabs and shrimp and starts eating fish. Trout do the same thing. You go offshore, and you can catch a big trout on a croaker, but you fish croakers in the marsh, you're not going to catch many trout."

****son said he doesn't begrudge the pogie fishers or the way they earn their living.

"When I see them, it's actually a good sign because I know I'm in the area where the bait is," he said.

But he's got deep concerns about the future of redfish populations in the state when that many fish are wasted as bycatch. Compounding the problem, in ****son's view, is the fact that a main forage of bull redfish is being actively removed throughout the summer.

"All these fish that are being killed weren't going to be kept by recreational fishermen," he said. "You're killing a huge amount of your breeding stock, and you're also taking out the base, underlying food chain.

"If you're taking out the fish that are your spawners, and you're taking out their food, it just seems dangerous. How long would it take recreational anglers to kill that many bull reds?"

****son said the bull-redfish action in Breton Sound this spring has been epic.

"This year, there are a lot of bull reds out there. There are more than I've caught in a long time," he said. "We usually catch bull reds out there in the early spring when we're fishing drum and sheepshead. We'll catch a few bull reds, but this year, every rig out there is covered up in bulls.

"I think that's why so many of them got killed because there are more in the sound this year for whatever reason."

****son knows he'll see dead bycatch again, but he hopes it's never at that extreme level in the future.

"It's just horrible," he said. "I was just shaking my head the whole time. It's horrific."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 01, 2013, 12:13:46 am
Irondequoit Bay fish die-off caused by disease
5/28/13
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130528/NEWS01/305280046?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

After saying the death of countless fish in Irondequoit Bay this spring was due to a natural seasonal phenomenon, New York environmental officials reversed course Tuesday and said an infectious fish disease is to blame.

The disease, known as viral hemorrhagic septicemia or VHS, does not pose a threat to humans or other mammals, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

But it has killed a large number of gizzard shad, white perch, yellow perch and drum in the bay, the DEC said in a statement. No mortality numbers were released, but from witness accounts, the number is in the thousands.

Walter Burack of Rochester was kayaking in Ellison Creek near Empire Boulevard in early May and saw what he termed a “massive” die-off.

“These fish were behaving incredibly bizarrely. Honestly, the number of dead fish and their odd circular swimming at the surface was so striking that I told my son at the time that this might be 'fish plague' " he said.

The die-off began in late April, according to the DEC and to residents along Irondequoit Bay and along Ellison Creek, which feeds the bay from the south.

The DEC asked anglers to avoid spreading VHS to other bodies of water by not taking fish, including bait, from the bay to other bodies of water; by cleaning the hull, motor, propeller, trailer and other gear of any boat before leaving the bay; and by disinfecting the live well, bilge and bait tanks with a 10 percent solution of bleach.

VHS was first documented in the Great Lakes when it caused a large die-off in Lake Ontario in 2005. Since then, it has been blamed for mass deaths of fish in a number of Finger and Great lakes, according to the DEC.

The virus cannot make humans sick, but it does affect many different species of fish.

When the DEC was asked about the die-off in early March, the agency said it was due to spring water-temperature changes and other environmental stresses.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 01, 2013, 12:17:27 am
OIE Reports Nine HPAI Outbreaks in Six Provinces Across Nepal
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/29058/oie-reports-nine-hpai-outbreaks-in-six-provinces-across-nepal
5/28/13

NEPAL - The Nepalese veterinary authorities have reported nine further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at various farms located in Seti, Mechi, Bagmati, Lumbini, Narayani and Gandaki, affecting broilers, backyard chickens, egg layers, ducks and a house crow (Corvus splendens) also known as Corvidae.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 8, stating that out of 122334 susceptible birds, 42653 cases and deaths were reported. The remaining 79681 birds were destroyed. The house crow was also reportedly found dead.

According to the OIE, the birds showed respiratory distress, nervous signs and all affected birds died. Cleaning and disinfection activities in the infected premises are completed. Intensive surveillance activities are ongoing throughout the country.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 01, 2013, 12:21:22 am
Hypoxia MOJIANG 1177 tons of fish killed hundreds of people dead fish fishing river shuttle [Figure]
5/26/13
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yninfo.com%2Fyn%2Fshxw%2F201305%2Ft20130526_2062623.htm&act=url

As of 9:30 last night, statistics, Mojiang County Sinan River reservoir cage aquaculture 1,177 tons of fish have died, killed 3.6 million fish, these fish from 86 farmers, economic losses of more than 1300 yuan.  A farmers told reporters, so they have suffered significant losses due to "power plant without prior notice to carry out drainage, the water level dropped after the hypoxic fish." Mojiang county government said that the current focus is to rescue fish to maximize reduce losses fishermen, as well as carry out environmental work on the dead fish timely manner.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 01, 2013, 12:24:38 am
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/3dd0deac7e6f4a2e9d01c15f205772da/AR--Fish-Kill-Crappie
5/26/13
Spawning 'stress' cited for deaths of crappie

TEXARKANA, Arkansas — Fish biologists say spawning stress created by "crazy weather" is the cause of the deaths of several hundred crappie in De Queen Lake in southwestern Arkansas.

A fish kill was reported to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on April 21, when crappie were dying on the banks of the lake, Southwest Region District 7 Supervisor Eric Brinkman told the Texarkana Gazette (http://bit.ly/14T6ORW ) for a story published Sunday.

"It was spawning stress. They were spawning during the crazy weather pattern where it was hot and then a period of cold. It was uncommon only crappie were dying this early in spring. It was spawning stress and a secondary infection," Brinkman said.

"Fish kills are not uncommon for crappie. This was unusual for being early in the spring," Brinkman said.

Brinkman said a fish pathologist needed to analyze crappie in the process of dying — not dead ones — so it caused a delay in finding out why the fish died.

"We finally found enough crappie dying so we could examine them," he said.

What they found, Brinkman said, was an infection: "It was a fungal infection on the gills leading to the deaths. It was such a severe infection, and they were not able to breathe while spawning."

Brinkman estimated the number of dead crappie, a popular fish among anglers, to be several hundred. He said there is no concern about the safety for human consumption of those that are being caught from the lake.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 06, 2013, 05:04:51 pm
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jun/04/sea-lions-seaworld-strandings-pups/
4/4/13

Sea lion strandings pass 1,500 mark

Wildlife rehabilitation centers have rescued more than 1,550 sea lion pups along Calfornia’s coast during this record year of strandings, but the number of new cases seems to be tapering off.

SeaWorld, a prime intake facility for these pups, has between 70 and 80 sea lions in its care these days. That’s down from nearly 200 at the height of the crisis in March, spokesman Dave Koontz said. The marine-themed park’s rehabilitation center is taking in about three to five pups per week, he said, down from more than 10 per day at the peak.

Since January, SeaWorld has rescued about 340 stranded pups, Koontz said. Most of these emaciated and dehydrated animals are found right at the coast, but a few have reached places such as a hotel, a resident’s garage and the middle of a busy road.

In March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared a “marine mammal unusual mortality event” for California, in response to stranding rates that were nearly three times higher than the historical average.

“The number of admits to rehab in recent weeks has definitely been much less than it was at the height of the event in March
,” said Sarah Wilken, marine mammal stranding coordinator for the agency. “But there are still a lot of animals in the centers that are in need of care.”

At SeaWorld, stranded sea lions receive hydration and nutritional treatment, along with medical care, before being released back to the wild after a few weeks or months. About 10 percent to 15 percent of the pups treated at the park’s rehab center this year have become stranded again and required a second rescue, Koontz said.

“Some of them just need a little bit more help,” he said.

Scientists believe that population changes among squid and small fish — primary sources of food for sea lions — may have triggered the strandings as newly weaned pups struggled to find scarce prey. They’re analyzing data about food supplies and certain diseases in their quest to pinpoint the leading cause of this year’s unusual toll.

“There are some early indications, but the answers are going to be better in July, after this year’s pups are born,” Wilken said. “For the moment, everyone’s grateful for the breather. But we’re not yet saying that it’s over.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 11, 2013, 11:32:43 pm
Endangered elephant killings rising in Indonesia
6/4/13
http://www.newsdaily.com/environment/26bf14676cb7249e1e639d81f91e187c/endangered-elephant-killings-rising-in-indonesia

Killings of endangered elephants are rising in Indonesia as authorities fail to stop poaching

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Poisoning or shooting killed many of the 129 critically endangered elephants that have died on Indonesia's Sumatra island in less than a decade, highlighting weak enforcement of laws against poaching, an environmental group says.

WWF Indonesia said killings of Sumatran elephants are on the rise, with 29 either shot or poisoned last year, including 14 in Aceh province. The group said Tuesday that no one has been convicted or jailed in the deaths that were counted in Riau province since 2004.

The report came three days after two dead Sumatran elephants were found near a paper plantation in Riau, allegedly poisoned by poachers. Another elephant was killed last month near Tesso Nilo national park and its tusks were hacked off. An autopsy found a plastic detergent wrapper in its belly filled with poison.

The group said 59 percent of the dead elephants were definitely poisoned, 13 percent were suspected to have been poisoned, and 5 percent were killed by gunshots. Others died from illness or other causes, or the reason for their death was unknown.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the animals as "critically endangered" after their numbers dropped to between 2,400 and 2,800 from an estimated 5,000 in 1985. Environmentalists say the elephants could be extinct within three decades unless they are protected.

The decline is largely due to destruction of their habitat. Forests across Sumatra are being logged for timber, palm oil, and pulp and paper.

Sumatra has some of the most significant populations of Asian elephants outside of India and Sri Lanka and is also home to tigers, orangutans and rhinos.

"Effective action on the ground should be taken immediately to protect Sumatran elephants from extinction, especially in Riau," the report said. There are about 300 elephants left in Riau, which is part of Sumatra island.

Achmad Saeroji, head of the government conservation agency in Riau, denied the allegation of lax law enforcement, saying at least eight cases have been handled by authorities recently.

"We always investigate every case of elephants found dead," he said. "But it is hard to capture the perpetrators, either because of late reports or the fear of people to report the poachers, who work in a network."

Indonesia's elephants sometimes venture into populated areas searching for food. They destroy crops or attack humans, making them unpopular with villagers. Some are shot or poisoned with cyanide-laced fruit, while others are killed by poachers for their ivory.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 11, 2013, 11:39:19 pm
http://www.valleynewslive.com/story/22514810/hundreds-of-dead-carp-showing-up-in-jamestown
Hundreds of Dead Carp Showing Up in Jamestown, North Dakota
6/5/13

Anglers and those who live along the Jamestown Reservoir are seriously concerned by what they are seeing wash up along the shore.

Hundreds of dead carp are appearing, and North Dakota Game and Fish biologists are stumped as to why.

Living on the east side of the reservoir, Jim Schmitt has seen his fair share of fish, but what he sees now is strange to him. "The darndest thing. They were so high on the water, and it looked like they were gasping for air," says Schmitt.

He has also been seeing dead ones floating near shore.

His concerns are the concerns of many who have been vocal to the Game and Fish Department. Fisheries Biologist BJ Kratz says he first started noticing signs of the fish kill as the ice came off, but then he started getting reports that the carp seemed sluggish.

"It's not typical for carp because carp are usually pretty active this time of year and are also easy to spook and reactive when people approach them," says Kratz.

The carcasses also continue to pile up.

Kratz says, "At this point it looks, it's definitely in the hundreds, if not thousands."

Kratz says there is extra stress on the carp this time of year as they breed, making them more susceptible to disease. It is pertinent for biologists to figure out what disease.

"Anytime something like this happens our concern is with our game fish that we manage, and for, to make sure none of those would be affected."

A team came from Bismarck to take samples to send them to the Fish Health Center in Bozeman, Montana. Kratz says they could be looking at an Asian or European virus. He says, "It is rather uncommon to this region, and it hasn't been documented in North Dakota."

But that is all speculation. For now, the only thing that can be done is wait for the results. The results of the testing should be available by late next week.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 11, 2013, 11:45:05 pm
Four dead whales baffle expert
http://www.3news.co.nz/Four-dead-whales-baffle-expert/tabid/1160/articleID/300542/Default.aspx
6/7/13

Scientists are baffled at what might have killed four whales which washed up over two days on a certain section of a West Coast beach.

All four whales were dead when they washed up at the weekend, and all belonged to different species.

The first was a 6-metre long Cuvier's beaked whale which washed up on Saturday morning at Greymouth's Cobden Beach. It is on the list of threatened species.

Later that day, a huge 15-metre long Sperm whale washed up on the beach at the end of Serpentine Rd, just 14 km south of where the Cuvier's beaked whale was discovered.

On Sunday, a 2-metre long juvenile long-finned pilot whale was discovered on Westport's North Beach, followed by a 3-metre long pigmy sperm whale in the same area.

Department of Conservation marine mammal scientist Don Neale says a quadruple dead-stranding within 48 hours is something he's never heard of before.

"It's certainly unusual and it may just be coincidence," he says. "There were some major storms at sea - that's the only likely reason I can see at the moment."

Necropsies of the whales are unlikely so the individual causes of death will probably remain unknown.

Local iwi Ngati Waiwai has removed the jawbone of the Sperm whale and the remains will be buried on the beach this week.

The jawbone of the Cuvier's beaked whale has been stolen without permission from the iwi or the Department of Conservation and an investigation is underway to find the alleged thief.


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Four-dead-whales-baffle-expert/tabid/1160/articleID/300542/Default.aspx#ixzz2VySBIJ8h



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 11, 2013, 11:52:05 pm
http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/long-winter-eyed-in-deaths-of-quartz-lake-fish/article_1ee0a0ca-cdb1-11e2-b7b2-001a4bcf6878.html
Long winter eyed in deaths of Quartz Lake fish(Alaska)
6/5/13

FAIRBANKS — When the ice finally disappeared on Quartz Lake on Sunday, a scary and depressing sight appeared — rotting, chalk-white fish carcasses littering the shore and shallows.
 
It appears the Interior’s most popular sport fishery experienced a massive winter die-off that left hundreds, if not thousands, of dead rainbow trout and arctic char in the 1,500-acre lake about 80 miles southeast of Fairbanks.

“You go around the lake in the shallows, and you see one whitened carcass after another,” said Dean Seibold, who lives on the lake and rents boats to fishermen each summer.

Seibold said he traveled about two miles around the six-mile circumference of the lake and saw hundreds of dead fish. Other boaters reported the same scene along the back side of the lake, he said.

Officials at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks started getting reports of dead fish frozen in the ice last week from cabin owners around the lake and suspected there had been a winter die-off, said Tom Taube, sport fish research supervisor. In addition, ice fishermen had been reporting low catch rates for the past month or two, he said.

The magnitude of the die-off, however, didn’t become apparent until the ice went out last weekend, he said.

Biologists don’t know how many fish died or how many are left in the lake, Taube said. As of Tuesday, no biologist has been to the lake to survey the situation.

“It’s pretty broad to say it’s total mortality,” Taube said. “It was a fairly large number of fish that died because based on reports by fishermen nobody has caught much in the winter ice fishery in the past couple of months.”

Earl Malcom, 72, is one of those fishermen. Malcom has been fishing Quartz Lake for 40 years. Seeing dead fish scattered along the shoreline that he usually fishes each spring was tough to take, he said.

“I looked at ’em laying there and cried,” Malcom said. “It’s a sad, sad thing.”

Winterkill

suspected

While no tests have been done to see exactly what killed the fish, Taube said it’s almost certain it was lack of oxygen, which he attributed to the long winter that kept thick ice on the lake longer than normal. He called it “the perfect storm of conditions.”

The longer the ice stays on the lake, the more the light penetrates the ice, resulting in the growth of plankton under the ice during the daylight hours, he said. That produces an oxygen deficit at night. In addition, the light triggers the decomposition of last year’s vegetation, which also requires oxygen.

“It’s just competing with the fish for oxygen,” Taube said.

Once the ice is gone, the water begins moving and replenishes the oxygen level in the lake, he said.

Quartz Lake has had similar winterkills in the past but nothing as large scale as what was seen this week, Taube said.

“Based on the past history of Quartz Lake, we’re pretty certain this is winterkill,” Taube said. “If it had been a parasite or bacteria, it wouldn’t have done it just in the wintertime; we would have seen it in the summertime.

“If there was something unique to this case, we’d be pursuing looking for something else,” he said.

Judging from a picture he saw, the dead fish “look like they’ve been dead for a while,” he said. As a result, it’s impossible to determine what killed them because the fish are loaded with bacteria and other organisms.

Plans to restock

The department plans to restock the lake three times this summer with approximately 20,000 catchable-size rainbow trout and arctic char. The first load of 6,000 fish was dumped into the lake Tuesday.

“It’s not a good situation, but it’s nothing that means we have to stop stocking it now unless it’s a recurring event,” Taube said. “We’ll keep an eye on it next year. If it happens repetitively for a couple of  years, we might have to refigure how we deal with Quartz Lake.”

Some old-timers like Malcom questioned why Fish and Game doesn’t use aerators to pump oxygen into the lake to prevent die-offs like they do in other states such as Minnesota. Taube said using aerators weakens ice because it creates circulation, which creates a safety concern with people driving on the ice. It’s also expensive because it requires electricity.

“Aerators have been talked about in other parts of the state, but it’s not an area we want to go,” Taube said.

The sight of dead fish littering the shores of the lake, some of which were 24 inches or bigger, is one that Seibold has a hard time justifying, though.

“It’s just a crime that all those big fish are gone,” he said.

While Fish and Game began restocking the lake with catchable-size fish in the 9- to 12-inch range on Tuesday, anglers won’t be pulling any lunkers out of the lake for a couple of years, Taube said.

“There will be fish in the lake, but it just won’t be a trophy fishery that it was,” he said. “People can expect catch rates to be down this year. Definitely the density of fish is down with this kind of winterkill.”

Given time, however, fishing should return to normal, Taube said.

“Quartz Lake is pretty productive,” he said. “As long as it doesn’t winterkill for few years, we’ll be back to where we were.”

As of Tuesday, Taube said he hasn’t heard of winterkills in any other lakes around the area.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 12, 2013, 12:00:21 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST1ImO1lvnY


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 12, 2013, 12:06:36 am
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130605/news-current-affairs/article/protests-rise-against-firm-over-fish-deaths
6/5/13
Protests rise against firm over fish deaths(India)

Kochi: While the expert committee report on fish dying in large numbers in  the Chalakudy River has not yet  been released,  public protest is mounting against the Nitta Jelatin Company, accusing it of letting untreated effluents from its plant in Kathikkudam into the river and causing the deaths.

The Nitta Gelatin India Limited Action Council, which has been spearheading the agitation against alleged disposal of untreated effluents from the plant  into the river, has intensified its protest since the fish deaths were reported. And people of  the five panchayats  of Puthanve­likara,  Annamanada, Kadukutty, Kuzhoor and Parakkadavu  went on hartal on Tuesday  protesting against the  pollution of the Chalakudy river.

“The legislators, Pollution Control Board officials and Kerala Water Authority (KWA) are being apathetic in dealing with this serious problem. If stringent measures are not taken to prevent further pollution of the river, several panchayats of the two districts will be hit by drinking water scarcity,”said M.P Shajan, member of Puthan­velikara panchayat. But according to initial reports of the state Pollution Control Board, effluents from the plant may not have led to the  fish dying in the river.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 12, 2013, 12:10:11 am
http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Officials-investigate-mystery-foam-at-Lake-Mead/Dszle60duk-yR8bSmzvLhg.cspx
Officials investigate mystery foam at Lake Mead(Nevada)
6/10/13

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are warning people to avoid a section of Lake Mead after park officials found dead carp and a mysterious foam there.

Park spokeswoman Christie Vanover says the mysterious fish deaths and foam were found in the Overton Arm, where the lake extends north. She says the foam appeared to be coming from the mouth of the Virgin River and stretched about eight miles down to Echo Bay.

Officials said over the weekend that the Southern Nevada Water Authority is working with the National Park Service to collect water samples.

The authority is also keeping track of water at its two water treatment facilities to ensure the quality meets the federal standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 12, 2013, 12:13:26 am
http://www.navhindtimes.in/goa-news/dead-fish-found-lying-velsao-storm-water-drain
Dead fish found lying in Velsao storm water drain
Published on: June 8, 2013 - 01:39 

Dead fish lying on the surface of water at Dando-Mollo in Velsao.  (Sudesh Bhosle)

VASCO: A large quantity of fish and some other marine life has been found lying dead in a storm water drain which is connected to the Arabian sea at Dando-Mollo in the village panchayat area of Velsao-Pale-Issorcim.

According to information received from villagers, they noticed the dead fish and other aquatic creatures floating on the surface of water since Tuesday evening and the quantity increased by Wednesday, leading to a stench in the vicinity of the storm water drain, which is also traditionally known as poi by the villagers.
 
Speaking to The Navhind Times, Mr Tito Britto, a resident of Pale village, said that the incident of fish and other aquatic creatures lying dead in the Dando-Mollo storm water drain is witnessed every year with the onset of monsoon. He further alleged that the dead fish could be a result of the discharge of chemicals into the Arabian sea by a factory located at Birla, Zuarinagar.

“A large number of fish and other aquatic creatures is killed every year during the breeding season due to the alleged discharge of factory chemicals,” said Mr Britto and further pointed out that despite the collection of samples of the contaminated water by the officials of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) in the previous years, nothing has been revealed yet about the reports.

He also claimed that the officials of the GSPCB are yet to disclose the reason behind the death of the fish and marine life on a large scale every year during this time.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 12, 2013, 01:06:56 pm
20 peacocks die of viral disease in Pakistan
http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/20-peacocks-die-of-viral-disease-in-pakistan_854207.html
6/10/13

Karachi: A viral disease code named 'Ranikhat' has killed about 20 peacocks in Pakistan's Sindh province, wildlife officials said today.

20 peacocks die of viral disease in Pakistan
     
The peacocks died in the Tharparkar district, which is famous for its desert area and is inhabited by the highest number of Hindus in the province. The area has been hit by extremely hot weather this year.

"Last year also this disease code named 'Ranikhat' had killed around 170 beautiful peacocks before the monsoon season," an official of the Sindh wildlilfe department said.

"This year it has killed around 20 peacocks and we are trying to ascertain how to stop this disease from spreading further in the province," he said.

The official said so far the peacocks had died in the Hothi Kharch, Motatio, Aarokhi, Sajaee and villages of Deeplo Tehsil.

20 peacocks die of viral disease in Pakistan
"We also have reports that they are several peacocks suffering from this disease in Singalo village," he added.

The villagers fear that the disease could spread and infect peacocks in neighbouring areas, claiming that no team from the wildlife department had visited the affected areas so far.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: McChristian on June 12, 2013, 03:39:48 pm
Luke 21:25-26
(25)  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
(26)  Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Luke 21:27
(27)  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 13, 2013, 11:56:11 pm
Wild boar carcasses wash up on Florida beach
Video: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp=52193214&#52193214


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 15, 2013, 06:00:01 pm
http://vietnamnews.vn/society/240635/saltwater-fish-die-en-masse-in-ca-mau.html
6/12/13
Saltwater fish die en masse in Ca Mau(Vietnam)
CA MAU (VNS)— Masses of dead saltwater fish have drifted ashore in Bo De seaport, in southernmost Ca Mau Province, since early last week.

According to the provincial Aquatic Resources Exploitation and Protection Department Director, Do Chi Si, experts are investigating the cause of the deaths. — VNS


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2013, 07:08:25 pm
http://www.eldoradotimes.com/article/20130614/NEWS/130619395/1001/NEWS#axzz2WI838jSm
6/14/13
City investigating dead fish at East Park(Kansas)

The cause of the death of numerous fish at the pond in East Park is a mystery.


El Dorado, Kan.   —   
The cause of the death of numerous fish at the pond in East Park is a mystery.

The City of El Dorado has investigating the cause after received the report of dead fish Wednesday.

After inspecting the pond, they found a lot of big and little fish dead.

"The first thing we did was start adding new water," said Herb Llewellyn, city manager. "The solution to pollution is dilution. We have been cleaning up and adding water ever since."

They first suspected it was due to waste from the geese and ducks, which had taken all the dissolved oxygen out of the water, but when they checked, there was a lot of oxygen.

"We then started looking for other things," Llewellyn said.

They have been in contact with Randy Just, from the El Dorado State Park, and Craig Johnson, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism fisheries biologist for El Dorado, to try to determine the cause.

Kurt Bookout, public utilities director, said he had talked to Johnson and they both were stumped as to the cause.

“We’ve run all the tests we know to run in our lab and didn’t find a cause,” Bookout said.

He said they are continuing to flush fresh water through the pond
.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2013, 07:12:01 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-13/up-to-30-cows-found-sick2c-dying-at-colac-farm/4751094
6/13/13
Liver disease kills 30 cows at Colac farm(Australia)

Victoria's Department of Environment and Primary Industries says a disease that has killed about 30 cows near Colac, in south-western Victoria will not spread to other animals.

The department's director of animal biosecurity and welfare, Tony Britt, says early reports show the cattle died early this week from acute bovine liver disease.

He says the disease is sometimes observed in the western district at this time of year.

Mr Britt says farmers should contact their vet if their animals are sick, but they should not worry about the disease spreading from animal to animal.

"The exact cause is not known with any degree of certainty but it's probably a fungal contamination on the pasture," he said.

"The cattle ingests the fungus, (then) the fungus damages the liver. That's the underlying cause of the disease."



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2013, 07:16:18 pm
http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/06/10/more-bad-water-news-for-altus-first-drought-now-dead-fish/
6/10/13
More Bad Water News for Altus: First Drought, Now Dead Fish(Oklahoma)

The extreme drought blanketing Southwestern Oklahoma has taxed water resources in Altus and plagued farmers.

Now, a toxic golden algae bloom at Lugert-Altus Lake has left it “essentially dead as a fishery,” The Oklahoman’s Ed Godfrey reports. Wildlife officials aren’t sure how the algae spreads, but the drought improves growth conditions:

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It flourishes in cool water conditions where there is less healthy green algae and in lakes with higher salt content. The lack of rain also can concentrate nutrients in the water that increase the odds for toxic blooms, but there is no way to predict when they will happen
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About 350,000 fish have died from the the fish-kill, which started in December and continued through February, the paper reports. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation surveyed the lake in April and couldn’t find any fish.

From The Oklahoman:

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Basically, all lakes west of I-35 are vulnerable to golden algae. A handful of lakes east of I-35 – including Hefner, Sooner, Konawa, Keystone and Kerr – also have been identified as potentially vulnerable because of their higher salt content
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Lakes filled with dead fish aren’t great sources of drinking water, but officials at the Department of Environmental Quality say the golden algae bloom shouldn’t affect Altus’ public water supply, according to a report from the Wildlife Department:

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Altus-Lugert Lake is one source of drinking water for the City of Altus, Oklahoma. At the current time, Altus is NOT using its intake structure located in this lake
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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2013, 07:18:49 pm
http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/fishermen-dump-dead-fish-on-dibba-beach-2013-06-09-1.509607
Fishermen dump dead fish on Dibba beach
More than 10,000 fish were found on beach, causing bad smell in area

By Staff
Published Sunday, June 09, 2013

More than 10,000 dead fish deformed the clear water and sandy beach in Dibba Fujairah after they were dumped by fishermen seeking to get rid of excess catch.

Pictures published by the Arabic language daily Al Bayan showed the fish, some of which have started to decompose, dotted a long stretch of the beach in the quiet town, triggering a massive clean-up operation by local authorities.

The paper quoted fishing officials as saying the fish had been dumped by fishermen who sought to dispose of excess catch to avoid penalties by authorities following the introduction of regulations banning fishing malpractices and setting quotas to be caught by local fishermen in a bid to preserve the country’s marine wealth.

“These fish are a result of bad practices by some fishermen, who dump some of their catch in the water and on the sand,” said Suleiman Al Khadeem, deputy chairman of the UAE fishermen’s union and head of Dibba fishermen’s association.

“This is an irresponsible behavior by the fishermen as it causes environment problems, damages natural beauty and drains the country’s marine wealth.”


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2013, 07:22:26 pm
http://www.abbynews.com/news/210657681.html
Investigation concluded into dead fish at Willband Creek Park(Canada)
6/9/13

The Ministry of Environment (MoE) has concluded its investigation into the deaths of thousands of small fish in a large detention pond in Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford, and the incident remains a mystery.

MoE spokesman David Karn said an emergency response officer tested the water temperature, pH levels, conductivity and dissolved oxygen, and determined none of those were connected to the deaths.

Contamination of the water was also ruled out.

"There was no obvious source of contamination and no physical sign that the fish were exposed to a chemical contaminant," Karn said.

The city's environmental team was also notified. Rhonda Livingstone, spokesperson for the City of Abbotsford, said the fish kill is being considered an "unfortunate mystery."

"City staff will be closely monitoring the ponds to see if any new issues crop up, but the hope is that we won't have any similar incidents and we can chalk this up to a one-time, unusual event," she said.

The dead fish were discovered on Sunday, May 12 by Abbotsford resident Gary Stewart while he was out for a walk.

Stewart immediately informed the ministry, which sent out an environmental emergency response officer that afternoon.

Volunteers with the Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society were also notified, and they determined that the fish were three-spined stickleback. No other fish appeared to have been impacted.

Doug Gosling, a member of the Stoney Creek Salmon Stalkers, which is affiliated with RPSES, said he is disappointed that the MoE is not investigating the incident further.

"Thousands of fish showing up on the shores of one of our local waterways seems to me to be important enough to garner a fairly significant investigation … by doing nothing much more than a little snoop-around and shrugging our shoulders won't help in preventing another similar event."

He said the MoE should be pushed to provide answers.

"I think they need to know there are lots of people interested in this event and something needs to be done to prevent it happening again."

Willband Creek Park is located in east Abbotsford at Highway 11 and Bateman Road.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 20, 2013, 11:14:10 am
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/dead-zones-predicted-gulf-chesapeake-bay-19432364#.UcMpC2wo5jp
'Dead Zones' Predicted for Gulf, Chesapeake Bay
6/19/13

Scientists in Michigan and Louisiana are predicting a big summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico unless a tropical storm hits the area shortly before or during the annual measurement. In the Chesapeake Bay, scientists expect a smaller-than-average area where there's too little oxygen to support fish, shellfish and other aquatic life.

The hypoxic zone in the Gulf is likely to be the largest since annual measurements began in 1985, covering 8,561 square miles — about the size of New Jersey, according to scientists from Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.

University of Michigan scientists predict that it will be smaller but still sizeable: the seventh-largest ever, at 7,286 square miles. That would be about the area of Connecticut, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which released those estimates and the one for the Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday.

Low- and no-oxygen areas in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary, aren't measured in square miles because so much of the bay is shallow. Instead, they're measured in cubic miles and water volume. This year's low-oxygen zone is expected to affect 1.46 cubic miles in midsummer, with no measurable oxygen in 0.26 to 0.38 cubic miles, according to researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. That is smaller than average, NOAA researchers said in news release.

The Gulf dead zone affects nationally important commercial and recreational fisheries and threatens the region's economy, according to NOAA. It said the Chesapeake dead zones, which have been highly variable in recent years, threaten a multi-year effort to restore the Bay's water quality and enhance its production of crabs, oysters and other important fisheries.

"Coastal hypoxia is proliferating around the world," said Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. "It is important that we have excellent abilities to predict and control the largest dead zones in the United States. The whole world is watching."

All the forecasts are based on nutrient runoff and river stream data from the U.S. Geological Survey. The nutrients are largely nitrogen and phosphorus, much of them from farms upriver.

Since 1995, the Gulf dead zone has averaged 5,960 square miles, an area roughly the size of Connecticut. In 2001 and 2008, state, federal and tribal agencies in the Mississippi River watershed — about 40 percent of the country — set a goal to reduce the size of the Gulf hypoxic zone to an average of 1,950 square miles by 2015.

There has been little progress getting there, said Donald Scavia, a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist who contributes to both forecasts.

"The size of the Gulf dead zone goes up and down depending on that particular year's weather patterns. But the bottom line is that we will never reach the action plan's goal of 1,950 square miles until more serious actions are taken to reduce the loss of Midwest fertilizers to the Mississippi River system, regardless of the weather," Scavia said.

Last year, drought upriver cut runoff so drastically that the Gulf of Mexico dead zone was the fourth-smallest on record, less than 2,900 square miles. Michigan scientists had predicted it would cover just under 1,200 square miles while Louisiana, scientists predicted about 6,200 square miles.

Both groups said they refined their techniques this year.

Scientists will measure this year's Gulf dead zone July 21-28, LUMCON director Nancy Rabalais said.

A tropical storm during or within two weeks of that period would reduce its size to as little as 5,344 square miles by mixing oxygen at the surface deep into the water.

The Chesapeake Bay measurements will be made public in October after surveys by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on June 20, 2013, 02:47:33 pm
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But the bottom line is that we will never reach the action plan's goal of 1,950 square miles until more serious actions are taken to reduce the loss of Midwest fertilizers to the Mississippi River system, regardless of the weather,"

You noticed that too!

Interesting how they put the focus on "to reduce the loss of Midwest fertilizers". That is again the love of money.

One would think if they really cared about the environment and what commercialization of farms has done, they would have spoke from the perspective of, "until more serious action is taken to stop chemicals from commercially operated farms from entering the rivers".

Seeing this is all we know, it's hard for me to step back and let it go, because this is my, our, reality. We know from scripture that it will be all consumed and a new earth will be created, but I'm still angry these people are acting this way. "How long, O Lord..."


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2013, 11:14:28 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbXgwGbfg4A


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2013, 11:20:01 am
http://www.kten.com/story/22615336/2013/06/17/dead-fish-seen-in-lake-texoma
6/17/13
Dead Fish Seen in Lake Texoma(Texas)

LAKE TEXOMA -- Bruce Hysmith and his team from the Texas Park and Wildlife Department have been studying the dead fish in Lake Texoma since last week.

"Its hard for us to really pinpoint a cause because generally by the time we get there its erased," says Hysmith, a Biologist for Lake Texoma.

Since the fish have been floating in the water for hours, sometimes days before they are found, the evidence which could possibly determine their death has been destroyed.

Monday afternoon biologists set out again to try and determine what is killing these fish.

"The dissolved oxygen is the key thing for fish survival and so probably what is happening is these fish are migrating around the lake and they're coming in contact with water that is void of oxygen," says Hysmith.

His team measured oxygen levels but they were normal.

"We measured oxygen and it was 110% saturation so what that means is you got 10% more than what you really need but that oxygen, that can go away," explain Hysmith
.

He says the levels vary substantially in different parts of the lake and at different times of the day.

In parts of the lake Hysmith and his team investigated, they saw about 1600 dead fish and out of the millions of fish that are in the lake that number is very, very small.

The number of dead fish this year so far is not too unusual but Hysmith and his team still want to keep an eye on the situation.

"We are going to keep watching it and you keep checking back with us and we'll let you know so you can keep our friendly fisherman informed."

All in all nothing found Monday afternoon out on the lake was unusual, but they did manage to find some fish worth testing.

"Our Oklahoma counterparts have collected fresh dead fish and they are sending them off to a pathologist to take a look at them maybe the pathologist can lend more insight as to what killed the fish," says Hysmith.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2013, 11:23:27 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXahUnqfv78


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2013, 11:31:21 am
http://your4state.com/fulltext?nxd_id=313852
Meadow Grounds Lake in McConnellsburg Drained and Full of Dead Fish(Pennsylvania)
6/15/13

McCONNELLSBURG, PA - For years, Meadow Grounds Lake in McConnellsburg was an icon to the Fulton County community. Now it's a 204-acre mud pit, lined with stumps and fish carcasses.

"It's like losing a family member," says Dayton Tweedy, a concerned resident and member of the Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake Group.

According to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), they announced February 25, 2013 that the lake would be drained indefinitly because of seepage issues in the lake's dam.

The PFBC said it would continue testing the dam until funding could be secured, and warned in a press release that some of the fish would not be saved
.

"They dug a pit up there and they just dumped the fish in a hole just to die," says Ed Carbaugh, a concerned resident and member of the Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake Group.

The community is outraged, saying they were not informed the lake would be drawn down. Some believe the area will be used to drill for natural gas rather than officials allocating funds to repair the dam.

"I think it's a little too late for us to do anything now to fill it back up. The fish are gone, wildlife's gone, the habitat is gone, and someone's wallet is going to get fat in the end," says Travis Barnett, a concerned resident
.

While others are organizing: the Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake Group says they're focused on the solutions and are filing to become a non-profit.

"We're dedicated, we're organized and we will get this lake back. It's an important thing for the people of our county and the surrounding area. We will not give up until we have our lake back," adds Tweedy.

Another group that faced similar issues in Carlisle got their Opossum Lake back seven years after it was drained. Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake Group say this keeps them hopeful that their lake will be refilled.

The group is holding a public meeting June 24 at 6 p.m. at the Fulton County Library. They ask you to attend and help continue this fight.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2013, 11:36:03 am
http://www.salina.com/news/dead-fish-at-****ord-61413
6/15/13
Dead fish reported at ****ord Reservoir(Kansas)

****ORD RESERVOIR -- Don Phillips and Larry Riat were both amazed and perplexed about a week ago when they fished at ****ord Reservoir.

The amazing part included a massive run on channel catfish as they fished from a boat, using jig lures.

What alarmed and perplexed the 76-year-old retirees was the thousands of dead carp and other less desirable species in the water and on the shore.

"There were two dead carp about every foot. They were floating in the water about everywhere," said Riat, of Abilene.

The channel catfish were spawning, said Phillips, of Salina
.

"We caught many, many of them and turned them back," he said. "They were good eatin' size."

The pair were after walleye and crappie. They caught a few crappie, but turned them back.

But what they wondered about most was the dead carp.

Why the dead carp?

Fisheries officials at the lake have been fielding reports about dead fish -- 99 percent of them carp -- for a couple of weeks, starting from the north end, said R.J. Harms, ****ord operations manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Experts at the lake investigated, and Harms shared a theory that suggests the dead fish came from the Republican River, which flows into the lake.

"A lot of the (dead) fish look to be oxygen-stressed. Our oxygen profiles (in ****ord) seem to be fine," Harms said.

The theory is that rain patterns over the past several weeks have caused the river flows to fluctuate and the fish to move.

Experts think that the increased flows caused carp, and perhaps some drum and other fish, to float downstream. Then, as the heavy flows subsided, the fish would get caught in shallow pools, become oxygen-stressed and die
.

"Next time it rains, they would get pushed into the lake," Harms said.

High winds have contributed, as well, he said.

"That's the latest theory. We haven't heard anything different," he said. "There is nothing showing an oxygen problem (at ****ord)."

Mud-covered carp

The theory makes sense, Phillips said.

"I saw several carp that were covered in mud. They had been buried for some time," he said. "Of course, a carp can live for a time without water on them, if they're in the mud."

Phillips said he harbors no concern over the quality of fish at ****ord and would have no problem eating fish caught there.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2013, 11:39:15 am
http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2317020&language=en
6/15/13

KUWAIT, June 15 (KUNA) -- Environment Public Authority (EPA) has carried out a surveillance of beaches opposing Chest Hospital and Maternity Hospital following discovery of dead fish near these beaches.
A team from EPA's water pollution monitoring department noticed, yesterday and today, scattered quantities of dead fish but then concluded that they were dead for long time and not recently, EPA said in a statement Saturday.
EPA said it contacted the municipality to clean the beaches, asserting keenness to follow up any reports of similar incidents to preserve the environment. (end) zak.bs KUNA 152107 Jun 13NNNN


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2013, 11:42:42 am
http://blogs.courier-journal.com/watchdogearth/2013/06/14/biologists-investigate-thousands-of-dead-fish-at-cave-run-lake/
6/14/13
Biologists investigate thousands of dead fish at Cave Run Lake(Kentucky)

Thousands of fish have died in the past week at Cave Run Lake.

Biologists are still searching for the cause, which affected white bass, said Dave Baker, a spokesman with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

The “fish kill” was similar to one in the early 2000s.

Bob Durborow, aquaculture extension specialist at Kentucky State University, said the white bass he examined had bacterial infections, which contributed to their condition, but was likely not the primary cause of the fish kill.

“It may have been some kind of virus,” Baker added, saying biologist won’t know until test results come back.

“It seems to have run its course,” Baker said, adding that state officials are not seeing any new fish dying. But last weekend and earlier this week, there were many dead fish scattered around the surface of the lake
.

Baker said anglers this weekend should not eat any fish that “don’t look right.” He said look for sores or other blemishes. To which I added, avoid eating fish that don’t smell right, either! Baker reminded people not to eat dead or dying fish.

Gerry Buynak, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said anglers first observed thousands of dead and struggling white bass in Cave Run Lake the weekend of June 8. No other species were affected.

The 8,270-acre lake is near Morehead.

To help maintain the fishery, biologists stocked 64,000 fingerling-sized white bass in Cave Run Lake on June 13.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2013, 11:32:11 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJNtWcVn7Vc


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2013, 11:38:18 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBc0WxBrHAU


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2013, 11:42:40 pm
http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Catastrophic_fish_kill_along_Arkansas_River_investigated/20130621_11_a8_statew224649?subj=1
'Catastrophic' fish kill along Arkansas River investigated
6/21/13

State wildlife and environmental officials are investigating a die-off of thousands of fish in the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River in north-central Oklahoma.

 Kills were reported on June 4 and again on Monday. The die-off has spread downstream roughly 50 river miles from the initial report near Lamont to its confluence with the main channel of the Arkansas River, which is about seven miles south of Ponca City, according to Kay County Game Warden Spencer Grace, who is investigating the kill.

 There is no official estimate of the number of fish killed.

 "We're looking at stretches of the river, about a mile at a time, 100 or 200 in this stretch, 50 in the next stretch. You take 100 fish times 50 miles of river, that's a lot of fish," he said.

 Both Department of Wildlife Conservation and state Department of Environmental Quality officials have been to the river and taken water samples and fish samples, he said.

 Grace would not speculate on the cause of the kill but said it is widespread and "catastrophic."

 "I've been working on this the last three days with DEQ and it's been frustrating because so many miles of the river are dead now. There are no fish in the water, no gar, nothing. You only see the occasional turtle. You're not seeing any indicators of new fish dying so we just have to rely on the water tests now."

 DEQ spokeswoman Erin Hatfield said water tests would look for a wide range of substances looked for in any fish kill, including heavy metals.

 Results will be known in 10 days to two weeks, she said.

 There is no official warning to prevent people from going into the water or eating fish from the river, but Grace said he would not recommend it.

 Grace said the kill has hit largest fish the hardest.

 "I think the smallest one I saw was about three pounds," he said.

 "It's killing all aquatic life with the exception of turtles, freshwater mussels and clams. It seems to target species that live on the bottom and the big fish that hang out in those deep holes, so the catfish, buffalo, carp, some paddlefish. It is killing out fish in that system that won't be replaced in our lifetime."

 The Salt Fork, which forms the Great Salt Plains Lake where it is dammed in Alfalfa County, has natural salinity but levels measured this week are "astronomical," Grace said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 25, 2013, 03:56:30 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.liao1.com%2Fnewspage%2F2013%2F06%2F4756520.html&act=url
Liao solidarity reservoir remove 10 kilograms of dead fish
6/3/13

Morning News (Reporter Xu Zheng) past summer, in Liaoning Province in the southwest united reservoir can see a lot of squatting on the shore anglers, fish pop out from time to time the reservoir water.

Today, green is still, calm water but annoying.  Because three days, from here to fish for fish by more than 10 kilograms of dead fish.

Reservoir fished more than 10 kilograms of dead fish

Liao County Reservoir in southwest united along in the past this time, many people will come to enjoy the scenery fishing.  But in recent days, the reservoir side filled with the pungent stench, shore anglers and enjoy the scenery but not who replaced fifty-six fishing network to salvage the dead fish in the network.

Yesterday, the reporter saw in the southwest along the line, about four or five miles long reservoir layer of dead fish floating on the shore, where a fishing boat has already been installed on 34 pounds.  Salvage of the vessel, who Ms. Wang introduced, dead fish salvage work has been carried out three days, the first sight of dead fish along the edge of the shore, "the less than 10 kilograms of fishing, mostly carp, 10 cm so, many still fry, I did not look at this reservoir a few fish! "

Ms. Wang said, unity reservoir fish larger, often can see fish jumped out the water, "but about four five days ago, I catch fish in the reservoir, I saw a lot of fish to swim to shore after the revolution gradually to drift up dead. "

Ms. Wang home in the field, 10 years ago, to make money for fish Liao County rely on for a living.  According to Ms. Wang said, three years ago in the winter reservoir has also appeared dead, but the number is far less than this, "The last time was because of pollution, this does not know why."

Unity Reservoir Management Office official said, the local fisheries department experts have been detected over water, "water quality is no problem, is the sudden death of fish caused by a parasite."

The responsible person, the recent sudden rise in temperature, reservoir lotus, algae and other green plants PH value after interaction makes up the reservoir, large alkaline water, this water is just suitable for the growth of the parasite Lernaeosis "carp mucosa is thin, easy to be parasitic, together with our shallow reservoirs, can not be diluted with water, resulting in a large number of fish deaths. "

The responsible person said, in order to avoid secondary pollution, salvage of dead fish have to hire someone specialized expected completion time will then have two days to salvage.  Dead fish will be shipped to a unified centralized burial place, then lime disinfection.  Reservoirs where fish can normally eat.

They have applied for dilution reservoir water diversion from Hun PH value, and then put in the pest control expert configuration drugs, "We told nearby residents not to salvage and eating dead fish, and will regularly test the water quality."

Panjin Institute of Aquatic Sciences Baisuo Zhang introduced Lernaeosis parasitic to fish after not rapidly causing widespread fish kills.  "A lot of fish are likely to be integrated sudden death causes." Such as reservoirs for years without clear pond, shallow water, located in the plains (water not regular circulation), it is easy to change after the high temperatures encountered in the ecological balance of the pond, this time if there is harmful parasites, bacterial infections, it will form a combination of factors makes the fish gills, visceral infection, then a large area quickly died.

Prevent this, first do regularly clear pond, fish pond not too much, they often detect changes in water quality and so on.  Pay attention to the weather conditions, such as heating or cooling will significantly advance the preventive preparation.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 28, 2013, 05:54:31 pm
Dead fish in Canandaigua Lake being investigated(NY)
6/25/13

Canandaigua, N.Y. —
An investigation is underway to learn why a greater-than-normal number of fish for this time of year are washing up on shore around Canandaigua Lake.

During spawning season it is typical to find dead fish washing up due to various stresses fish experience, such as in defending their turf and dealing with a rapid increase in temperature, said Canandaigua Lake Watershed Manager Kevin Olvany.

"The usual suspects" in Olvany's words are smaller fish like perch and sunfish. This season, he said, there appears to be a greater quantity of fish washing up of all varieties, which include larger fish — such as large bass. The situation warranted an investigation, Olvany said.

Olvany was at Kershaw Park in Canandaigua on Monday looking over the situation, and he said other sections of the lake also appear to have more  fish washing up. A fish sample has been sent to the state Department of Environmental Conservation for testing and results should be back soon, he said.

The DEC is having the fish tested for viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) virus. A serious pathogen of fresh and saltwater fish, the rod-shaped virus affects fish of all size and age ranges. It does not pose any threat to human health, according to the DEC. The virus is causing a disease issue in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada; it can cause hemorrhaging of fish tissue, including internal organs, and can cause the death of infected fish, the DEC says. Once a fish is infected with VHS, there is no known cure.

Olvany said that even if the first test comes back negative for the virus, there will be further testing to confirm that. The virus was found in fish in Irondequoit Bay in May, Olvany said.

Paula Larivee, who walks regularly along Kershaw Park, said she was disturbed to see the number of big, dead fish — 12 inches or longer, she said — during a walk Sunday.

“When you walk there several days a week, you notice changes in the lake,” said Larivee. “This was alarming.”


Read more: http://www.mpnnow.com/news/x624123063/Dead-fish-being-investigated#ixzz2XYPpPI8p


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 28, 2013, 05:59:58 pm
http://topnews.us/content/255622-hundreds-bait-fish-washed-ashore-south-durras
Hundreds of Bait Fish Washed Ashore at South Durras(Australia)
6/25/13

As harsh weather continues, hundreds of bait fish were seen washed ashore at South Durras. With many of them still alive, a question that arose was what caused the incident. The reasons behind the same still remained mysterious.

The event was something that was never seen before at the place. Hundreds of fishes were seen lying on shore. John Perkins, a Friends of Durras spokesman who snapped the pictures of the fishes, said that the waves came and washed them back.

It emerged that Durras Lake's entrance to the sea has been closed recently. Mr. Perkins said that it may be the reason behind unusual event. Stan Gorton, the Editor at Narooma News, said that the he had never seen yellowtail scad and slimy mackerel piled up like that earlier.

The pictures of the fishes have been sent to NSW Fisheries to find out the reason behind the same. The residents of the Batemans Bay have been asked to stay away from the waterfront as the tides are still hitting the town.

"The tide wasn't as big as the same time last year. Climate scientists say this will be 'normal' high tide in couple of decades. It's a bit of a benchmark", said Narooma local Greg Watts.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 28, 2013, 06:04:04 pm
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130625/NEWS/306250334
6/25/13
Agencies look into Ashland fish-kill

ASHLAND — State police, fish biologists and Ashland city officials are investigating an apparent fish-kill in lower Ashland Creek along and downstream of the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Ashland Director of Public Works Mike Faught said an unspecified number of fish he could not identify were found in that reach of the creek.

The plant discharges treated effluent into Ashland Creek and it was not known late Monday whether the die-off was caused by effluent released from the plant or some other source.

Faught said there were no change to dissolved oxygen levels in the plant's discharge, and there were no signs of toxic poisoning within the plant's treatment regimen.

Changes in dissolved oxygen or toxic poisoning are two common causes for some fish kills.

The dead fish apparently were discovered by a private citizen who notified Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists in Central Point, Faught said. ODFW officials called city public works crews and an investigation was launched, he said.

Ashland Creek is a Bear Creek tributary that flows through Ashland's Lithia Park and portions of city neighborhoods before reaching the treatment plant area close to its confluence with Bear Creek.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 28, 2013, 06:08:46 pm
http://www.twincities.com/wisconsin/ci_23529767/wis-dnr-suspects-virus-killed-hundreds-carp
6/24/13
Wisconsin DNR suspects virus killed hundreds of carp

MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin fisheries experts suspect a virus played a role in the death of hundreds of carp in Iowa and Dane counties this month.

David Rowe is the Department of Natural Resources' fisheries team supervisor. He says carp in Ludden Lake near Mineral Point and Marshall Millpond in Marshall started turning up dead around the middle of June. He says hundreds died in both locations.

Rowe says the carp likely became infected with koi herpes virus during spawning and developed a secondary bacterial infection that did them in. Results from testing at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory are pending.

Rowe says the agency is unsure how the virus got into the water bodies. The DNR advises anyone cleaning up the dead fish to use a shovel or gloves.


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Post by: Mark on June 30, 2013, 06:34:26 am
Millions of krill wash up on Oregon and California beaches

Millions of krill - a tiny shrimp-like animal that is a cornerstone of the ocean food web - have been washing up on beaches in Southern Oregon and Northern California for the past few weeks.

Scientists are not sure why

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oceanographer Bill Peterson says they may have been blown into the surf by strong winds while mating near the surface, and then been dashed on the beach.

The species is Thysanoessa spinifera. They are about an inch long and live in shallower water along the Continental Shelf. They have been seen in swaths 5 feet wide, stretching for miles on beaches from Eureka, Calif., to Newport, Ore. Some were still alive.

"There has definitely been something going on," Peterson said from Newport. "People have sent us specimens. In both cases, the females had just been fertilized. That suggests they were involved, maybe, in a mating swarm. But we've had a lot of onshore wind the last two weeks. If they were on the surface for some reason and the wind blows them toward the beach and they are trapped in the surf, that is the end of them."

Or, they may have fallen victim to low levels of oxygen in the water, said Joe Tyburczy, a scientist with California Sea Grant Extension in Eureka. A recent ocean survey showed lower than normal oxygen levels in some locations. If the krill went to the surface to get oxygen, they could have been blown on shore, he said.

For some reason, people did not see gulls and other sea birds eating them, he added.

Peterson said low oxygen conditions, known as hypoxia, are a less likely explanation because they normally occur later in the summer.

The mass strandings are unusual, but not unheard of, Peterson added. There is no way to tell yet whether this represents a significant threat to a source of food for salmon, rockfish, ling cod and even whales.

http://www.sott.net/article/263389-Millions-of-krill-wash-up-on-Oregon-and-California-beaches


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 19, 2013, 04:15:40 am
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/hundreds-of-stingrays-found-dead-on-mexican-beach/
Hundreds of stingrays found dead on Mexican beach

Eerie scene in Veracruz remains mysterious; some say that fishermen discarded the strange-looking fish, but authorities are investigating

7/17/13

It was an eerie scene Tuesday on a beach in the Mexican state of Veracruz, as roughly 300 large stingray carcasses littered the shore.

The cause remains mysterious, and Mexican authorities are investigating. But some speculate that Chachalacas fishermen, who possibly captured the winged rays in nets, dumped them after failing to get a worthwhile price.

However, Chachalacas fisherman Jaime Vazquez told the BBC that fishermen would not do such a thing, and that in his 30 years as a fisherman he had never seen colleagues discard fish on the beach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6EDDQ0wOhw

He said they would set free any unwanted catch.

What’s also mysterious is how so many stingrays could be captured at once if, in fact, they were. At least one environmental group has speculated on Imgur that seismic surveys played a role in the killing of so many sea creatures.

But local food vendor Adriana Loredo, in an Associated Press report, said she witnessed fishermen dumping the rays.

Which is odd because stingray flesh is edible. Loredo said chopped stingray wings are commonly served as snacks in Veracruz restaurants.

Veracruz’s Environment Minister, Victor Alvarado Martinez, has asked federal authorities for help investigating the incident.

Stingrays are found worldwide in temperate seas, mostly in shallow coastal waters. They can measure 6-plus feet and can weigh more than 700 pounds.

They generally hide in the sand and ambush prey, and move across the sea floor with wing-like fins. The poisonous barbs on their tails are used mostly for self-defense.

Their status is listed as threatened, according to National Geographic.




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Post by: Mark on July 19, 2013, 12:18:24 pm
Hundreds Of Dead Fish Float To Surface Of Murky Inner Harbor Water

(http://cbsbaltimore.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/harbor-water1.jpg?w=300)

What’s in the water? People–shocked to see parts of the Inner Harbor turned a milky white and green–as hundreds of dead fish float to the surface.
 
Meghan McCorkell has more as environmental experts look for a cause.
 
Preliminary tests show little to no oxygen in the water. Now experts are trying to find out why.
 
Right in the shadow of the National Aquarium, a troubling sight on the Inner Harbor.

VIDEO REPORT: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/07/18/200-fish-dead-in-inner-harbor-preliminary-testing-shows-no-oxygen-in-water/


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 26, 2013, 10:08:05 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2375819/UK-weather-Homes-hit-flash-flooding-huge-thunderstorms-sweep-country.html
It's been so hot even the fish are dying! Wildlife wiped out and cars flooded by a month's rain in just hours as extreme conditions sweep Britain

Around 50 homes hit by flash flooding in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, following heavy downpours

Entire months rainfall hits Pershore, Worcestershire, in the space of three hours as the area is hit by 56mm of rain

Two flood warnings and 13 flood alerts put in place by the Environment Agency

Man, 27, drowns after going swimming in a reservoir in in Keswick, Cumbria


7/24/13
Thousands of fish have been found dead in a lake because they were suffering from a shortage of oxygen as a result of the prolonged hot weather.

Grant Mackenzie, 48, said it 'looked like Armageddon in fishing terms' when he discovered the grim scene in Bulwell Hall park Lakes, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.

In warm weather fish use more oxygen and microbes in the water grow and take up the oxygen. After an extended period of sunshine, the fish can end up dying unless action is taken to put extra air in the water.

A YouTube user also posted a video of dying fish in the River Lea in London which had apparently also been deprived of oxygen in the hot weather

The fish in Buwell were found dead in the water on Monday, just before the most prolonged heatwave Britain has experienced since 1976 came to a thundery end as a month's rain fell in just a few hours in some areas.

Fisherman Mr Mackenzie, 48, said: 'It was about 6.30am on Monday morning when I found them. In the past I have seen the odd fish floating in the water but nothing like this.

'It is really shocking that this has happened but I do not think anyone is to blame. The heat has caused the oxygen levels to drop in the lake which has killed the fish. In hindsight the council should have come and oxygenated the lake before it got too hot.'

After the hot weather finally ended, it was flooding that arrived with heavy rain. In Southwell, Nottinghamshire, more than 50 homes were affected as a sudden downpour caused flash floods.

Cars were left damaged and the road was left covered in thick mud after vehicles had been tossed around in the dirty water.

Mother-of-four Julie Wells, 40, described the gushing wall of water as 'like a tsunami' after the storm engulfed the village.

Video inside link


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 26, 2013, 10:16:04 am
Government Declares Mass Dolphin Die-Off an Unusual Mortality Event

By Nadia Drake
07.24.13
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/07/dolphin-death-ume/?mbid=social10097644

At least 54 bottlenose dolphins have died mysteriously in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon since January. Today, the federal government is stepping in to help find out what’s killing them.

In a normal year, that number would be closer to 22.

On July 24, NOAA declared the mass die-off an “Unusual Mortality Event” — a declaration that will send federal resources and scientists to help teams already on the ground in Florida. It’s the lagoon’s worst dolphin die-off on record, and the cause is mysterious.

This has become a national investigation, instead of a local investigation,” said Megan Stolen, a marine biologist with Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, the nonprofit organization that has been investigating and keeping track of the dolphin deaths so far. ”This will definitely help us.”

It’s the second time this year that NOAA has declared an Unusual Mortality Event for marine mammals in the lagoon, a 156-mile-long estuary that runs along Florida’s Atlantic coast. In April, a mass manatee die-off received the same designation. This is the third time a UME has been declared for dolphins in the lagoon. What caused the others, in 2001 and 2008, is still a mystery.

The lagoon is a treasured but troubled ecosystem, and has been besieged by a combination of nutrient run-off, pollution, and algal blooms — ingredients that have created a lethal situation for 112 manatees, roughly 300 pelicans, and 54 dolphins since last July. Scientists don’t yet know if the die-offs are linked, or if there are multiple killers on the loose in the estuary. Multiple investigations are ongoing, with teams trying to find out whether algal toxins, or pollution, or something else is to blame. (See our interactive map below, or click to open it in a new tab.).

Stolen became concerned about the dolphin deaths in January. But it wasn’t until late spring that the carcasses really began to pile up; at one point, scientists were retrieving a dolphin a day from the northern and central lagoon. The die-off is affecting dolphins of all age classes and sexes. Some of the bodies are intact, others have been scavenged by sharks. Unlike the dead manatees, which appear normal except for being dead, the dolphins are emaciated — thin and bony. But whether they’re starving because of disease, or a toxin, or a lack of food is still unknown. Clues are scarce, and only one sick dolphin has been found alive.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 26, 2013, 10:18:46 am
http://www.livescience.com/38408-dead-eels-wash-ashore-china.html
Thousands of Dead Eels Wash Ashore in China
7/24/13

Tens of thousands of dead eels have washed ashore in China over the past few weeks.

The eel is just the latest animal to die en masse in China's waters. In March, thousands of dead pigs were dumped by farmers into the Hangpu River in Shanghai, and hundreds of dead ducks and fish have also turned up in Chinese waterways.

Although no one knows the cause yet, some suspect the China National Offshore Oil Company may be responsible, the website Quartz reported. That company is doubling its crude oil production. 

But the company and local administrators say the eels died of natural causes. The company says ocean currents brought a confluence of low temperatures, low oxygen and high salt content that killed off the eels, the South China Morning Post reported.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 26, 2013, 10:21:07 am
http://www.krtv.com/news/fwp-still-investigating-dead-carp-in-holter-lake/
FWP still investigating dead carp in Holter Lake

Posted: Jul 19, 2013 10:35 AM by MTN News - Helena

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists are still trying to determine what is killing carp in Holter Reservoir.

Over the past two weeks, hundreds of dead carp have turned up on the surface of the lake, prompting FWP to investigate.

Preliminary test results are inconclusive, but we're told bacteria may be to blame.

The fish were found in the Gates of the Mountains and American Bar area of the reservoir.

No other species of fish are being affected and officials are not aware of any similar incidents on the Missouri River.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 26, 2013, 10:26:21 am
http://www.opb.org/news/article/heat-wave-causes-fish-die-off-in-john-day-river/
Heat Wave Causes Fish Die-Off In John Day River

OPB | July 13, 2013 8:55 a.m.

JOHN DAY, Ore. _ Officials say more than 180 wild Chinook salmon died in a remote section of the Middle Fork of the John Day river.

 The Blue Mountain Eagle reports that the die-off is due to low water and a sudden spike in water temperatures.

 Staff members surveyed a 22 mile stretch of the river and found 113 Chinook still alive.

 The region has been hit with an early heat wave, featuring highs of more than 100 degrees.

 Jeff Neal, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fish biologist in John Day, says water temperatures in the river rose from 62 degrees on June 26 to a high of 74 degrees the next day.

 Biologists say wild adult Chinook salmon can survive in temperatures of 80 degrees, but only as long as the rise in heat is gradual.

 Some other fish, including small whitefish and sculpin, also died in the warming water.

 To prevent future die-offs, environmental officials are looking at narrowing the channel and planting more trees to shade the river.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 26, 2013, 10:32:39 am
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/07/20/ammonia-in-stream-killed-3000-fish.html
7/20/13
Ammonia in stream killed 3,000 fish(Ohio)

After several days of cleanup, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says it now knows what killed more than 3,000 fish in Madison County on Sunday: The London city sewer plant dumped ammonia-tainted water into the stream.

And that water, which contaminated nearly 6 miles of Oak Run, initially came from the Scotts Miracle-Gro fertilizer plant in Marysville, the EPA says. The discharged water apparently contained no trace of pesticide or fertilizer, however, investigators say.

Someone called the EPA’s tip line about the dead fish in the creek, which runs through London, on Sunday. Someone from the city’s plant self-reported the incident that same day, said EPA spokesman Mike Settles. It’s a significant fish kill, Settles said, because it affected such a long stretch of the stream.

London officials have been “proactive and cooperative” in the investigation, said EPA spokeswoman Erin Strauss.

Aerators were placed along Oak Run in several places to increase oxygen levels and decrease the ammonia levels in the stream. The cleanup finished on Thursday.

The EPA said that Scotts trucks in what is labeled as “rinse water” to the London plant regularly. In the past, it has been pretreated at the plant and has been discharged into the stream without incident.

Why the city’s plant discharged the water with too-high ammonia levels this time remains under investigation, officials said.

Dan Leavitt, superintendent of the London sewer plant, said he could not comment on the fish kill. He also wouldn’t say how much material Scotts trucks in regularly.Marysville, where the Scotts plant is located, is not equipped to handle trucked-in wastewater, said John Mitchell, the city’s public service director.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which also is investigating, said the high ammonia levels killed 3,219 fish and other aquatic wildlife in the stream, including smallmouth bass, darters, minnows, crayfish and sunfish.

ODNR spokesman Mark Bruce said the department will determine how much each was worth and someone will be required to pay a certain value for each fish killed plus the cost of the investigation.

Fines and penalties also could be levied.

Lance Latham, a Scotts corporate spokesman, said the company was notified of the fish kill on Tuesday. The company is cooperating with authorities, he said.

The state says the rinse water, described as a byproduct of the fertilizer process at the plant, is nutrient-rich. Typically, the treatment process at the plant filters out the ammonia and the clean water is discharged.

Latham said he didn’t know how much rinse water Scotts hauls to London but he said the company only started trucking the material there earlier this summer. He said that London approached Scotts about taking the water.

The EPA said the London plant has the proper permits to do so.


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Post by: Kilika on July 26, 2013, 03:05:12 pm
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He said that London approached Scotts about taking the water.

And why would the city do that? What does the city want with that "rinse water"? And who is getting paid for what? Hmm.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 05:30:51 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rtbf.be%2Finfo%2Fregions%2Fdetail_des-centaines-de-poissons-morts-dans-la-dendre-a-ath%3Fid%3D8056181
Hundreds of dead fish in the river Dender in Ath
7/26/13

Hundreds, even thousands of dead fish floating in the river Dender in Ath, height lock Bilhée.  Involved, the heat of recent weeks.  The oxygen in the water becomes increasingly scarce.  Fish do have enough to survive.

 When you come up to the lock Bilhée is first smell that takes nose reeks of not fresh fish.  Then hundreds of white spots floating on the water surface can be seen.

 Jean, a septuagenarian Lessines, just go back to bike along the Dender.  He saw a lot of dead fish.  He is not happy. "It should not happen. Fishermen pay for their fish. Yonder, further downstream, there are much more, ten times more."

 For a few days the fish are dead, but they only begin to rise to the surface.  This carnage is due to the scorching weather. "Oxygen is already dissolved in water more difficult because of the heat," said Baudouin Vervaeke, the fire chief of Ath. "And green microalgae are formed on the surface of the river. To grow, they consume oxygen at the expense of fish. "

 The only way to limit the damage is to bring more oxygen through a machine. "Waterways have placed a machine in the river, an aerator, which will circulate the water in a violent manner. The air is incorporated into the water, and also oxygen. "

 For its part, the Civil Protection will recover all the dead fish to destroy them.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 05:34:45 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressen.se%2Fkvp%2Fmystisk-massdod-bland-fiskar-i-skane%2F
Mysterious mass mortalities of fish in Skåne
7/27/13

Large quantities of dead fish have been found in a river outside Mörarp.  The cause of fish death is not clear, but Christopher Strand who live nearby think there is a discharge that has choked the fish.

 - The water was milky white in the morning, he says.

It is mainly brown trout that are now floating lifeless in the river, which runs through the village Lydestad outside Mörarp in Helsingborg municipality.  During the morning went Christofer Beach down to the river to inspect the fish death.

 - There is certainly more than a thousand dead trout.  Some weigh up to one kilogram, he said.

 Police on the way

 Rescue Service were called to the scene but has since turned the case over to the police, who will visit the place during the day.

 - A police patrol is coming.  They will talk to people, take water and shoot, says Marcus Andersson, assistant internal command at Helsingborg police.

 What happens to the fish is unclear.

 - There is nothing that we will pick it up anyway.

 The reason unclear

 It is also settled law what has caused fish death.  But Christopher Strand's theory is that in the case of a spill.

 - There is a factory about a kilometer upstream.

 Christopher Beach think it's about a hundred percent fish mortality in the affected leg and feel that something must happen to prevent fish die in a similar way again.

 - It was a release for seven, eight years ago, when there was no penalty.  We want something going now.

 The river drains into the nearby Vegeå.  Environment in Helsingborg is engaged in the matter.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 05:38:20 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ziaruldeiasi.ro%2Fstiri%2Fbahluiul-plin-de-pesti-morti-cauza-este-inca-un-mister--17555.html
Bahlui, full of dead fish.  The cause is still a mystery
7/27/13

Myriad of dead fish can be seen in the waters Bahlui the past two days.  The cause of death appears bizarre one at least as long as it was not a hot weather.  So far no one knows what causes that led to this situation, but authorities announced that they would be taken to remedy the problem.

 "Yesterday (No - Thursday), around noon, a team went to the spot and found that indeed there were dead fish in the river Bahlui.  So they collected samples were brought to the laboratory for water quality under the Water Basin Administration Prut-Barlad.  Were taken of the fish recovery and install a floating dam upstream of the confluence with Ciric Bahlui, to be held all the fish and that they do not reach and downstream, "said spokesman Water Basin Administration Prut-Barlad, Dan Weed.

 At the same time, they also took other measures to prevent the occurrence of such incidents in the future.  "It was also maneuvered stavilelor opening from accumulating Ciric 3, or Venice, to achieve the Bahlui dilution.  In other words, the amount of water was increased Ciric and increased flow to a similar situation does not arise in the downstream.  From initial estimates, it appears that it was an amount of about 100 pounds of fish, "said Dan Weed.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 05:42:03 pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10203973/Mystery-surrounds-death-of-25000-fish-in-ornamental-lake.html
Mystery surrounds death of 25,000 fish in ornamental lake

Mystery surrounds the death of 25,000 fish in a showpiece ornamental lake, which are thought to have died of mass suffocation.


Theories for the deaths include thunderstorms and a deadly form of algae, after environment officials found oxygen levels in the lake at Pittville Park, Cheltenham, were unusually low.

It thought that thunderstorms in the early hours of Tuesday morning could have stirred up silt, making the lake thick with muck.

While it is not thought that the water had been deliberately tampered with, a bloom of blue green algae could also have had a dramatic impact on water oxygen levels.

Dog walkers have been warned to keep their pets out of the toxic water while experts carry out tests into why the fish – mainly young roach with a handful of pike – were killed.

Janice Peacey, a community ranger, said: "We know that oxygen levels are low but at this stage we don't know more than that.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 05:46:16 pm
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Mysterious fish deaths in Venice, the commissioner Bettin: "Well the survey, necessary to clarify the causes"
7/23/13

"L` lagoon ecosystem is under stress for global reasons and factors locali.Abbiamo need maximum clarity - that we have invoked from the first moment - about the causes and consequences of the crisis which these days has resulted in, among other `, the die-off of a `large quantity of fish in the lagoon."  This was underlined by Gianfranco Bettin, Deputy Mayor of the City of Venice in relation to fish kills affecting the Venetian lagoon area.  Only yesterday were collected 50 tons of dead fish due to the proliferation of algae due to the heat.  "That's why we look with great interest all` open investigation by prosecutors in Venice - continues Bettin - which, we are sure, will help to shed light on vicenda.C `is, in any case, an overall look of concern, and is the stress state that the `entire ecosystem manifested by time, due to global factors (such as climate change in progress) and of purely local factors (the modifications of the morphology, the changes of the currents, the environmental quality of certain areas, the effects of these systemic changes). "  For the deputy "particular phenomena, such as heat waves or the persistence of high temperatures, can be aggravating circumstances, just as other circumstances, such as the flush in the lagoon, due to continuous rains in recent months, nutrient that may have produced an abnormal algal bloom and, therefore, with the heat and rot, have accentuated the `anoxia and the plague deipesci.Naturalmente, any episodes of pollution guilty must be severely prosecuted," he concluded.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 05:51:13 pm
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/cannon-hill-park-fish-death-5320581
7/25/13
Heat could have caused mass fish death at Cannon Hill Park

Perished wildlife floated to the surface of the large pond close to the MAC
 
Environment experts fear the heatwave has taken its toll after hundreds of fish have died at a Birmingham park.

The Environment Agency and animal welfare officers from Birmingham City Council were called to Edgbaston’s Cannon Hill Park after distraught members of the public spotted the dead fish floating on the surface of its lake.

A spokesman for the council said the hot weather could have sparked the incident, which was caused by oxygen levels in the water dropping “considerably”.

He said it was too early to establish how many fish had died, but the incident involved “large amounts” of roach and bream.

“We know from tests that the oxygen levels in the lake had dropped considerably, so the Environment Agency is re-circulating water and oxygenating the lake in an effort to stabilize oxygen levels,” he added. “Low oxygen levels could be due to a number of factors linked to environmental conditions, such as decomposing algae or sediment stirred up by recent storms.

“The surviving fish now have areas which are oxygenated and we will continue to work with the Environment Agency to make sure that oxygen levels stay at the required level.”

The park is a popular venue for families enjoying the sunshine during the school summer holidays and the lake is a regular haunt for anglers during the fishing season.

Shocked visitors at the park yesterday took to social networking website Twitter after seeing the dead fish.

@jumpylegs wrote: “Lovely run this morning but very sad to see so many dead fish in Cannon Hill park lake... even the heron looked shocked.

“Thanks to @BhamCityCouncil for sealing off the lake to clear the dead fish.”

A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency added: “We are supporting the council in any way we can.

“At this stage it’s too early to know whether the low oxygen levels were caused by the heat, but the hot weather has been creating problems elsewhere.”

She urged anglers and other watercourse users to help protect fish stocks this summer.

“Increased temperatures and low rainfall can combine to make challenging conditions for migratory fish,” she added. “Oxygen levels in the water can become dangerously low, placing the fish at risk, and salmon have been dying in the Tyne estuary over the past week as a result of these conditions.

“Anglers and other people enjoying the riverside environment are therefore being asked to promptly report any signs of diseased or dead fish to us.”

Meanwhile, the council also reminded residents not to play in water in public places in Birmingham.

The spokesman added: “We would reiterate advice about the dangers of swimming in ponds and lakes across the city.

“It may seem like a good idea when the sun is shining but water that looks inviting on the surface may have hidden dangers underneath and it will be much colder than you think.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 05:54:24 pm
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/10568837.Masses_of_dead_fish_in_River_Lea_due_to_oxygen_depletion_and_storm_runoff__says_Environment_Agency/
Fish die after being starved of oxygen in extreme weather
7/24/13

A large amount of fish found dead in the lower Lea river and surrounding waterways were starved of oxygen.

The fish were spotted at various locations along the river, including Springfield Marina and Lea Bridge Weir pool in Walthamstow.

Recent hot weather reduced oxygen levels in the river, the Environment Agency said.

And storms on Monday night, which swept toxins from nearby roads into the river, meant oxygen levels were further depeleted.

Fisheries officers from the agency worked through the night carrying out work to return levels to normal by running water through locks and pumping oxygen into the water at Three Mills Boatyard.

The agency reported that oxygen levels have risen around 25 per cent in the area, creating a refuge for fish including bream, perch, pike and roach

A spokesman said: "We received reports of fish that have died in the Lower Lea river this morning.
 "Our monitoring equipment showed oxygen levels had dropped
.

"Environment officers are at the scene to monitor peroxide and oxygen levels."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 05:57:30 pm
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/fish-found-dead-in-provo-river/article_9ebd7e2a-d3ae-5178-b352-3cc81edcfc1e.html
300 fish found dead in Provo River
7/24/13

PROVO -- About 300 brown trout were found dead in the Provo River Tuesday morning.

The fish were found in the river from Paul Reams Wilderness Park to where the river intersects with 970 West, a stretch of river about 500 yards long. According to Chris Crockett, Native Aquatics Biologist for the Division of Wildlife Resources, there were about 300 brown trout, a few white fish and other smaller fish, like mountain suckers, found dead in the river.

Crockett said that Tuesday afternoon there were no immediate clues as to what might have caused the fish to die. He says there were no signs indicating a chemical spill and that the stretch of river is generally shady, which decreases the chance that the fish died from lack of oxygen in any overheated water.

The DWR collected samples of the water and fish and will be testing them to determine what caused so many fish to die. Crockett says because of the timing it is unlikely the fish died because of June suckers.

"We are pretty concerned about the loss of browns because people like to recreate and fish in the area," Crockett said.

Crockett also says that this serves as a reminder to those living near or recreating on the river to be careful.

"We want to remind people to be cautious as to what they are doing around the system," Crockett said. "It could have been something natural, but this is just a reminder that we all live downstream."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 06:00:27 pm
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/officials-investigating-10-000-dead-fish-in-lake-ariel-1.1526841
Officials investigating 10,000 dead fish in Lake Ariel
7/27/13

LAKE TWP. - Officials are investigating at least 10,000 fish that died in Lake Ariel.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission notified the state Department of Environmental Protection of what they called a "fish kill" Wednesday morning, according to DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday.

Mr. Sunday said specialists conducted sampling, but had no information on the results of the testing Friday.

"I must respectfully decline to comment on potential contributing factors at this point in our investigation," he said in an emailed statement late Friday.

Eric Levis, the press secretary for the Fish and Boat Commission, said the event will remain under investigation.

"The preliminary estimate is 9,000 minnows and some smaller fish and 1,000 game fish, such as bass and perch," Mr. Levis said in an emailed statement.

There were no dead fish visible Friday, and people could be seen kayaking, tubing and boating on the lake.

"We love our lake," said Mollie Conway, 49, of Dunmore, who has a lakefront home.

She said her children were not interested in getting in the water on Tuesday. She described seeing a few large fish, but primarily minnows floating on the lake.

"There were a lot of dead fish," she said.

Friday evening, standing in her yard, she believed the fish kill had been an isolated incident.

"I would go in the water now," she said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 06:02:22 pm
http://www.chron.com/news/article/6-dolphins-die-along-Jersey-shore-in-week-4688638.php
6 dolphins die along Jersey shore in week
 
 | July 26, 2013 | Updated: July 26, 2013 8:34am

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Officials are trying to determine if the deaths of six dolphins along the New Jersey shore in one week are linked to commercial fishing.

The first washed up on Long Beach Township on July 18. Two were found in Holgate and Barnegat Light on Monday. Two more turned up on Wednesday in Holgate and Ocean City. The last was found in Ship Bottom on Thursday.

Bob Schoelkopf of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1bqjHJv ) one dolphin had a knife wound running from its neck down its stomach. Two others showed signs of being ensnared in a fishing net.

Officials are awaiting results of necropsies.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 06:05:09 pm
http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/590613/Fish-suffer--summer-kill-.html?nav=5021
Fish suffer ‘summer kill’

Hundreds die at Mill Creek Park


July 23, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN - Hundreds of fish found dead at Mill Creek Park over the weekend died from lack of oxygen and stratification of the water, a park spokesperson said Monday.

Linda Kostka, development and marketing director for Mill Creek Metroparks, said the results from testing of the water in the park's Lily Pond confirmed what they already suspected.

"They died from a lack of oxygen," she said, adding that Saturday morning storms coupled with high temperatures likely contributed to what's called "summer kill."
   
The water testing was conducted Monday by Youngstown State University.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resource's Division of Wildlife, cloudy and hot summer days or dramatic weather changes can contribute to summer kill. The condition occurs most commonly in shallow ponds that are heavily vegetated and have high accumulations of decomposing organic matter, the division said.

Park officials were first notified of the dead fish on Sunday afternoon. Kostka said the fish were mostly koi and goldfish, and it was unknown how many fish remain in the shallow pond.

"We don't know what's left, but I don't think it was every single fish," she said.

This is the first summer kill the park has experienced in many years. Kostka said she recalled a winter kill more than 10 years ago, but couldn't remember the last time she or other officials had seen a summer kill.

The parking lot near the pond remains closed while officials get the pond back in order. Kostka said it should be open by mid-week.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 01, 2013, 10:54:58 am
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/handsworth-park-fish-death-caused-5377936
Searing heat sparks second mass fish death at city park
7/29/13

Thousands of fish have died in the furnace heat at a Birmingham lake where council chiefs failed to replace equipment to oxygenate the water.

But both Birmingham City Council and the Environment Agency have stressed freak weather conditions – a mix of burning temperatures and violent storms – are to blame for the deaths.

Members of the public contacted The Birmingham Mail after seeing shoals gasping near the surface of the watercourse at Handsworth Park this week. The fish were struggling desperately as the scorching sun sucked oxygen from the lake.

Birmingham City Council Park rangers were called on Friday to clear the dead fish – only days after a similar incident at Cannon Hill Park, in Edgbaston.

A Birmingham Council spokesman admitted an aerator system in the Handsworth Park pool had not been replaced after it broke “some time ago”. Officials had been looking for a more natural way of oxygenating the water, such as planting reed beds and blamed the weather for the deaths.

One eyewitness told the Birmingham Mail: “I went for a walk around the lake on Wednesday morning and saw all these fish floating on top, gasping for air and making this awful noise.

“It was very upsetting. They were sucking for breath and were clearly distressed. The lake was bubbling and the water had turned almost soup-like.

“It really was a sad sight to see and the stench was phenomenal. I think they really should have pumps in there, especially at a time like this.”

A Birmingham City Council spokesman said: “Historically, there was an aerator system in the pool, but that hasn’t worked for some time and we are currently talking to the Environment Agency about planting reed beds as a natural solution.

“The low oxygen levels experienced this week could be due to a number of factors linked to environmental conditions such as the recent storms.

“We take our stewardship of the lakes and ponds on city parks very seriously and, thankfully, the incidents we have seen this week are extremely rare.”

He added the system had come to the end of its natural life. This was the first time such a problem had arisen.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “These low oxygen levels have been caused by a combination of the recent hot weather and thunderstorms, which have three effects. Algae naturally grows in lakes during sunny weather, but heavy rainfall can cause the algae to die rapidly, which uses up oxygen as it decomposes

“The sudden reduction in atmospheric pressure during a thunderstorm allows oxygen to quickly diffuse out of a lake. Heavy rain washes dry roads, ditches and drains and results in poor-quality water entering some ponds”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 01, 2013, 11:01:33 am
http://www.kfsk.org/2013/07/23/warm-weather-kills-hatchery-chinook-near-petersburg/
Warm weather kills hatchery Chinook near Petersburg

by Joe Viechnicki
July 23, 2013 5:00 pm

Over a thousand hatchery king salmon died at Blind River rapids sometime last week and are a total loss. The Chinook were returning to the Crystal Lake Hatchery on southern Mitkof Island, south of Petersburg.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game sportfish biologist Doug Fleming estimates 1,100 kings died, most likely on Wednesday, July 17th. Fleming said he discovered the die-off after last week’s summertime sunshine. “So earlier in the week, started monitoring the water temperatures and seeing it was getting to the dangerous levels,” Fleming said. “And so, getting through til Wednesday which appeared to be the hottest day, then on Thursday I was conducting an aerial survey just to get a grip on how many fish may have been killed by the warm water, not expecting to see a large die off but some and I was shocked to see the numbers of fish that we lost at time. So that was on Thursday afternoon after the weather had broke.”

Fleming recorded water temperatures at Blind River rapids in the 80s that week. He suspects that some combination of hot water, low oxygen levels in the water and a large number of fish trapped in the fresh water of Blind Slough led to conditions that the kings could not survive.

The tides may have also played a role. Fleming said the die-off happened during smaller tides, when the cooler ocean water may not reach far enough upstream. “The tides were building. We were just getting a small amount of tide exchange. It appears if, if the fish had made it through Wednesday night, they probably would have survived. We had a change in the weather, cooling off. And the tides are growing they’re very large now. I’ve heard reports that these carcasses are starting to wash out into the Wrangell Narrows. But yeah there’s a lot of tide now. So the remaining fish, our hopes are the remaining fish will use the tides to get up to the hatchery.”

Fish and Game was forecasting 1,800 adult kings would this year. That 1,100 dead includes adults as well as one- and two-year-old Chinook, however, Fleming says it’s a sizeable portion of the expected return that died. An unknown number of kings survived the hot water and can be seen still finning around the deeper pools at the rapids and the slough. Biologists won’t know until later this summer how many kings avoided the hot water and will still return to the hatchery. Those kings normally start showing up at the hatchery in early to mid-August.

Crystal Lake has not met its goals for broodstock, the fish needed to produce future generations, for the past four years. The hatchery has been forced to rely on brood stock eggs from other operations in Southeast and that could be the case again this year.

The eggs cannot be salvaged from the dead kings, while birds, bugs, and bears are making quick work of the carcasses.

The Chinook die-off is not unheard of, and this year’s is not even the largest at Blind Slough. In 1989, about 1,400 fish were found dead in the slough. The past three and a half decades have seen six years, including 2013, with fish die-offs topping 500 king salmon.

Fleming said the poor conditions have also occurred in other salmon streams. “There’s other cases where its happened with other species, whether its pink salmon or others, in some of the large numbers of fish that pile into a creek and then water conditions change and then fish can basically suffocate and have large die offs but Blind Slough just does, the way it is, it’s shallow and wide in the middle portion of the slough there’s not a lot of shaded deep narrow channels to keep the water temperatures cool. Anyway it’s a difficult place to get fish through.”

Fleming and others from Fish and Game on Friday recovered some of the fish heads to have them checked for coded wire tags. Those tags will give biologists the age of fish that made it back to the slough and help with predicting future run strength.

A few chum salmon and hatchery cohos normally also start to show up to the rapids at this time of year. The slough was closed to sport fishing for June and July because of the weak king run and to allow enough kings to return for broodstock. Fishing will re-open there August 1st.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2013, 04:54:19 pm
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2975316
Red tide of summer wipes out 11 million fish(Korea)
7/30/13

Fisherman Kim Yeon-bok, 58, went down to check his jwichi (tilefish or leatherfish) farm last week off Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang, and found thousands of his fish floating on the sea or washed up on the beach.

They were killed by a toxic red tide that has engulfed a large swath of the southern coast.

The number of fish killed this year along the southern coast is 11 million, according to the South Gyeongsang Provincial Government yesterday, generating 6.05 billion won ($5.45 million) in losses.

“The catch has been down this year,” Kim said, “So I looked forward to selling 250,000 jwichi. But 90 percent of them have been killed by the red tide.”

The fisherman estimated his loss at over 500 million won. There were so many dead fish, Kim said it would take two to three days to clear them away.

Kim is one of hundreds of farmers suffering from the red tide, caused by massive algae blooms exuding chemicals harmful to marine animals. They are not good for humans to inhale either.

The algae blooms turned the sea a reddish brown color a few days ago.

“My fish farm was totally ruined by the red tide,” said Park Soon-bok, 59, who raises chamdom (red sea bream) and jwichi in the southern waters off Tongyeong.

“It is really daunting to deploy cranes to move hundreds of thousands of dead fish from the sea into the land,” he said.

In Tongyeong City, one of the most heavily-affected areas, 42 fish farms have lost 80 to 90 percent of their fish.

The government is considering offering financial assistance to the affected areas in the South Gyeongsang regions.

Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Yoon Jin-sook visited Tongyeong last weekend and pledged compensation for the damages.

Fish farms along the coast off Yeosu and Goheung, South Jeolla have been put on a red tide alert.

“I suffered a lot last year when the red tide killed a huge number of doldom [parrot fish],” said a 57-year-old fish farmer in Yeosu.

This year’s red tide is expected to be more severe than last year’s, which was blamed on sweltering heat, although the exact cause was never conclusively determined.

Prior to last year, red tides affected seas off of South Jeolla, where such phenomena were first detected. Last year and this year, the waters off South Gyeongsang were first affected.

“Farmers grow really frustrated because we have trouble using red clay to contain the red tide effects,” said the fisherman, “due to the South Jeolla governor’s order not to use it.”

Governor Park Joon-young banned the use of red clay to combat the tide, citing the potential of hurting other marine animals.

He also cast doubt on its effectiveness earlier this month, but the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries countered the governor’s claim.

Also affected is the eastern sea, prompting the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute to issue a warning for the region for the first time in six years.

The fishery institute upgraded a warning for Yeosu and Goheung, South Jeolla as well as the south coast last week.

Concerns are rising of a repeat of the red-tide nightmare of 2003, which resulted in 21.5 billion won in losses.

Experts said the tide could possibly worsen.

“The wind shifting to the south will pose a further threat and there are no signs of heavy rain or thunderstorms in the near future, which can limit the effect of red tide,” said Lee Chang-kyu from the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute.


BY HWANG SEON-YOON AND PARK EUN-JEE [ejpark@joongang.co.kr]


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on August 07, 2013, 04:57:28 pm
More destruction of commercial "get gain" operations of the world. No surprise.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2013, 05:01:37 pm
http://www.wickedlocal.com/maynard/news/x1808722697/Heat-wave-likely-cause-of-fish-kill-on-Assabet-River-in-Stow
Heat wave likely cause of fish kill on Assabet River in Stow
8/3/13

MAYNARD/STOW —

While pulling out invasive water chestnut plants on July 20, Dick Lawrence of Hudson and other OARS volunteers discovered the floating remains of hundreds of fish in the Assabet River in Stow. Allan Fierce of Stow quickly reported the dead fish to OARS and the state.

Fish can be killed by spills of pollutants, but also by the combined effects of high water temperatures and the accompanying lack of oxygen in the water, which suffocates the fish. This is most common in shallow lakes and ponds, but can also occur in stressed rivers. Even though there appears to be less duckweed on the surface than previous years, high nutrient levels in the Assabet River continue to feed the algae and rooted plants that use up the oxygen that fish need to survive.

According to MassWildlife the hot weather, with temperatures hitting 100 degrees on July 19, is the likely cause of the fish kill. OARS water quality monitoring volunteers regularly measure the temperature in the rivers and their tributaries. On July 22, the water temperature exceeded 86 degrees, according to OARS staff scientist Sue Flint.

If fish have no deep or shaded places to retreat from the heat (“thermal refugia” in scientific terms), fish kills occur. Narrower sections of the river are lined with trees that provide shade. Groundwater also contributes cool springs that provide a safe haven for fish during heat waves.




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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2013, 05:03:55 pm
http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/warning_these_pictures_might_cause_distress_hundreds_of_birds_die_in_harrow_lodge_park_after_worst_outbreak_of_botulism_1_2302059
Hundreds of birds die in Harrow Lodge Park after ‘worst outbreak of botulism’
7/26/13

Hundreds of birds have died at Harrow Lodge Park after the hot weather caused a potent outbreak of botulism in the lake.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2013, 05:07:17 pm
Halstead: Almost 500 fish found dead in river
http://www.halsteadgazette.co.uk/news/10590526.Halstead__Almost_500_fish_found_dead_in_river/
8/4/13

ALMOST 500 fish were found dead in a stretch of the River Colne.

Environment Agency officers were called to the river near Station Road in Earls Colne, behind the industrial estate, on Sunday afternoon.

At this stage the cause of the deaths of the fish, of which 40 were adults and the rest were babies, is unknown.

The officers have been monitored the river between Sunday and Tuesday and said there was no risk to humans or any other animals.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Based on a survey on Tuesday morning, we are confident that there will be no further fish deaths.

“We are now investigating the cause of the deaths, and have sent dead fish to our labs for analysis.”

The results are expected to take about a week.

In June last year the same stretch of river was affected after thousands of litres of pesticide spilled into Toppesfield Brook and affected 10km of the River Colne.

Thousands of fish were thought to have died and a further 8,000 were rescued.

Fish were reintroduced into the river in December last year.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2013, 05:15:13 pm
http://inhabitat.com/thousands-of-fish-die-in-record-alaskan-heatwave/
Thousands of Fish Die in Record Alaskan Heat Wave

by Julie M. Rodriguez, 08/05/13

A record-breaking heat wave recently resulted in the deaths of thousands of fish throughout Alaska. Highs of over 90 degrees devastated trout and salmon hatcheries in the state by making the water too warm for many forms of aquatic life to survive.

The first incident happened in June, when hundreds of grayling and rainbow trout near Fairbanks were found dead in the 76-degree water. Even more horrifying is an incident in which an estimated 1,100 salmon died while returning to a lake to spawn this summer.

The effects of the heat wave don’t end with fish die-offs. It’s also created an elevated wildfire risk throughout much of Alaska, with over a million acres already burned over the course of the summer. As of Friday there were a total of 75 active fires burning throughout the state.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 09, 2013, 11:22:44 am
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/us/dolphin-deaths-off-east-coast-worry-federal-wildlife-officials.html?_r=2&
Dolphin Deaths Off East Coast Worry Federal Wildlife Officials

By MICHAEL WINES
 
Published: August 8, 2013

Federal wildlife officials raised a formal alarm on Thursday over the deaths of scores of bottlenose dolphins in waters off the east coast, saying that a fast-spreading infection could be attacking dolphin populations from New York to Virginia.

At least 124 of the mammals have washed onto beaches since July, all of them dead or dying, a spokeswoman for the National Marine Fisheries Service said in a conference call with journalists. In July alone, 89 dolphins were beached, seven times the usual number.

The agency, which is responsible for monitoring and protecting marine mammals, declared the deaths to be an “unusual mortality event,” opening the way for federal help in finding the cause.

Experts said anyone who finds a stranded dolphin should not touch it, should keep pets away and should alert the authorities.

Tests on one dolphin carcass have uncovered possible signs of morbillivirus, an infection similar to canine distemper that ravaged East Coast dolphins over a 10-month span in 1987 and 1988. More than 700 dolphins were stranded from New Jersey to Florida during that outbreak, one of the worst on record.

But news reports state that other dolphins stranded this summer had pneumonia, and officials said that it could take weeks to pin down the precise cause, if one is found.

Unusual mortality events are declared when a marine mammal die-off is judged unexpected, large and in need of immediate attention. Investigators have failed to find a cause of death in roughly half the 60 mortality events declared since the first one in 1991.

This summer’s strandings represent only a tiny slice of the four discrete populations of dolphins in the area. By the agency’s best guess, nearly 20,000 of the animals live in separate southern and northern migratory groups near the coast, more than 81,000 live in deep waters off the continental shelf and a group of about 785 live in the Pamlico Sound off the coast of North Carolina.

Experts cannot say with certainty which populations have been hit by the deaths. There are undoubtedly more dead or sick animals at sea that have gone undetected, officials said.

The bulk of the deaths, at least 64, have occurred off the coast of Virginia. At least 18 strandings have been recorded in New York waters and 26 off New Jersey.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 11:58:57 am
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html?_r=1&
Hog Farms Battling to Contain Deadly Virus
8/4/13

ANNAWAN, Ill. — The outside world is not allowed in a sanitized and isolated pig farm here, not far from the Iowa border.

Visitors must shower before entering, scrubbing from head to toe, trading their street clothes for disinfected coveralls that have never left the premises. Everything inside the temperature-controlled barn housing 3,000 sows has been blasted with antiseptic.

“We do a better job than some hospitals,” said Dr. Matt Ackerman, a veterinarian who works with the farm.

Strict protocols have kept the operation, one of 10 swine facilities run by Great Plains Management, safe from a virus spreading across the country this summer, killing piglets by the thousands and distressing hog producers in 16 states.

But those same precautions have not worked everywhere. A Central Indiana farm that Dr. Ackerman also works with was among the first to lose piglets to the virus in May. “If it gets in, you can’t stop it,” Dr. Ackerman said. “We filled wheelbarrows with dead pigs.”

The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which is deadly only to young pigs and poses no food safety risks or danger to humans, appeared in the United States for the first time last spring in Ohio and within weeks had spread to four other states.

The outbreak led to a flurry of lab testing and a survey of the industry to determine how the virus had entered the country, comparing supplies and feeds in an effort to find a smoking gun. Farmers are cross-referencing vaccine and semen distributors, even the brands of plastic pipettes they use to inseminate sows, desperate to contain a threat that has made the industry feel increasingly vulnerable.

“It’s anybody’s guess at this point,” said Lisa Becton, director of swine health information and research at the National Pork Board, which is spending $800,000 for research into the virus.

First surfacing in Britain more than 40 years ago, the virus has spread throughout Europe and Asia. It has caused problems most recently among pork producers in China, where a 2012 strand of the disease was 99.4 percent similar to cases now found in the United States, according to researchers.

Researchers in the United States are working on a vaccine for the virus, which is passed through fecal matter and resembles transmissible gastroenteritis, another pig-to-pig illness that American farms have at times encountered. Symptoms include severe diarrhea and vomiting, and mortality rates can reach 100 percent for pigs less than a week old. Older swine will be sick for days but most likely recover.

Retroactive testing by a national laboratory pegged the earliest confirmed case of the virus in the United States around April 15 at a farm in Ohio. Within a month, other cases had surfaced in Indiana, Iowa, Colorado and Minnesota.

By the end of July, 403 separate cases had been reported to the National Animal Health Laboratory Network of the Department of Agriculture, with most outbreaks occurring in Iowa (149) and Oklahoma (94). About 30 new cases are reported each week.

“There’s not many times that a new virus hits an industry that has no immunity,” said Robert Morrison, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota who has been studying the virus. “Every pig in the United States is susceptible. It’s like throwing a spark on a bunch of kindling.”

No one quite knows how many pigs have died so far, in part because the virus is not considered a foreign animal disease by the Agriculture Department and farms are not required to report it to the authorities.

Few experts are willing to speculate, saying only that industry losses amount to several hundred thousand piglets nationwide.

Though it is perhaps too soon to predict how the virus may affect the price of pork products, the epidemic has already caused economic hardships for individual farmers, particularly amid soaring feed prices caused by last year’s drought.

An average farm with 2,500 sows could lose nearly every newborn for four weeks if it is hit with the virus, killing roughly 5,000 piglets and causing financial losses close to $200,000. Adult pigs that recuperate typically build immunity to the virus, making recurring outbreaks rare.

“One month can do a lot of damage,” said Mark Greenwood, senior vice president for AgStar Financial Services, which provides financing to hog farms. “It’s really devastating if you’re finally turning the corner.”

The fear has inspired a renewed vigilance across the hog industry to ensure that workers are using basic practices like disinfecting their boots and trailers after visiting packing plants, which researchers have identified as high-risk locations for picking up the virus.

Yet questions remain about how the virus got to the United States in the first place, raising anxiety among producers and farmers.

“The world got a lot smaller that day,” Tom Burkgren, executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, said of when the first domestic case was confirmed. “If P.E.D.V. can get into the United States, what about some of the even more nasty viruses?”

Preliminary results from a targeted survey led by the association, which some had hoped would identify a link among infected farms, suggested that more data was needed. Dr. Burkgren said investigators would take a closer look at feed-related risk factors.

Jan Hueber, co-owner of Great Plains Management, the swine consultants, said he would take nothing for granted.

After an Indiana farm he works with lost at least three weeks of piglets from the virus, Mr. Hueber’s truck drivers now wear plastic disposable boots every time they visit a hog facility.

“Do we sleep comfortable at night?” he asked. “Not when you have something looming out there that can be so financially devastating.”

“We assume everything is infected,” he added.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:06:39 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.laprovence.com%2Farticle%2Factualites%2F2479777%2Fmormoiron-des-centaines-de-poissons-morts-retrouvees-dans-lauzon.html
Mormoiron: Hundreds of dead fish found in Auzon

August 7, 2013 at 5:13

A fisherman made the grim discovery Saturday, since the authorities are trying to understand the causes of this disaster

Sad discovery as made by a fisherman on Saturday.  Hundreds of dead fish floating in the Auzon, in the municipality of Mormoiron.  Faced with this disaster, and very likely pollution of the river, the city, the services of the departmental directorate of the territory, IBDS, the federation of fishermen Vaucluse, the union of the Mont Ventoux and the police of the water, were on the scene yesterday morning.

 The situation is disastrous. "We made ​​four electric fishing for an inventory of fish. At the height of the bridge D77, we have seen only three specimens and identified over 200 deaths only two kilometers, or one every 10 meters. This is really alarming "is concerned the technician of the federation." L'Auzon was one of the few rivers where reproduction and balance of species were naturally. It will take ten years before it returns to its original state. "

 A large-scale pollution

 Of course, everyone wonders about the source of this pollution.  According to the federation of fishing, it seems that the death of the species is due to a lack of oxygen.  Several hypotheses are being considered: a malfunction of the treatment plant upstream, evoked by the prefecture and fishermen.  It would have been caused by heavy storms last week, resulting in a stronger discharge of sewage into the river, by the station.

 However, this hypothesis has been categorically denied by the IBDS and Mayor Gerard Bagnol claiming that statements were made.  Alternatively, a release of chlorine by a swimming pool, that refutes the federation, or a wild crop rejection.  In all cases, an investigation was opened by the National Office for Water and Aquatic Environments and fishermen department decided to sue for damages.  What is certain is that this is the first time that Auzon is affected by pollution of this magnitude.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:12:16 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnb.ifeng.com%2Fqtwz%2Fdetail_2013_08%2F07%2F1077807_0.shtml
Hangzhou Yuhang Tong river on a large area of ​​dead fish are mainly due to high temperatures or lack of oxygen
At 09:21 on August 7, 2013

Hangzhou yesterday morning sunshine, on the surface it is a stench Tong, these dead fish are mainly concentrated in the streets of Long Tong Southview Community and Heinisch tree village junction segments waters.

 Dead fish heads are similar, is 10 centimeters long small carp.  At first glance, the white one river.  Clean river boat cleaning staff, are network network kept the dead fish salvage ship.  "We have recovered two days cleaning staff, an estimated five hundred pounds." Yuhang Center for Hu river cleaning happiness said.

 The main cause hypoxia or high temperature

 Residents living along the river, said on Saturday saw a lot of fish floating on the surface of the water, but did not particularly care.  Unexpectedly Two days later, I saw large tracts of dead fish floating in the river, dead people rotting scent as their noses.  Although there have been dead before, but only a few only, never seen such a large area.

 What causes such a large area of ​​dead fish it?  Reporters contacted the Yuhang District Fisheries fishery management station.

 Yuhang District fishery department staff analysis, the first few weather down, heavy rain, causing the surface to hypoxia.  "Underwater mud in heavy rain under the influence of organic matter on the turn, causing the riverbed silt fermentation, absorb large amounts of oxygen, making the original anoxic water oxygen less likely to cause fish kills. Another possible reason is that the weather too hot, reduce the water level, water quality is not as before. "

 Whether the investigation is still in pollution-related

 Now basically dead fish on the Tong River have been salvaged, and only a small part of the "slip" floated away with the water.

 "We are also aware of the situation just this morning, and immediately contact the relevant departments, salvage of dead fish, avoid secondary pollution. Moreover, we also mansions day capital from the beginning to the long reach of the tree community in this investigation work carried out temporarily found no sewage pipes. "Environmental Monitoring Station of Yuhang Linping Zhang Fei, deputy director of environmental protection," said Tong on the situation looks pretty good, no smelly black water situation, but there are now a common problem rivers that water body fat Green, eutrophication few days later, we will continue the investigation. "

 It is understood that the sampling Yuhang water environment monitoring station has been sent to the laboratory testing to determine whether water fish abnormalities lead to death, there will be about 5 working days after the results


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:15:51 pm
http://hamptonroads.com/2013/08/number-dead-dolphins-washed-va-hits-100
Number of dead dolphins washed up in Va. hits 100
8/6/13

The number of dead dolphins that have washed ashore this year in Virginia reached 100 over the weekend.

Since Thursday, 13 dolphin corpses have been recovered in the state, bringing the total for 2013 well above the typical 64 found annually by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team.

Some of the dolphins have been severely decomposed, making it difficult for marine biologists to understand what is causing the die-off.

"We get calls from people who see them floating, but we don't have the equipment to track them down," said Joan Barns, spokeswoman for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. "Unfortunately, there are probably more dead dolphins out there, but they just haven't landed yet."

According to marine biologists, dolphin strandings peak in May and June. But this year, 44 dolphins were found dead on Virginia beaches in July, most in the southern part of the Chesapeake Bay. On average, only six or seven dead dolphins are picked up by the team in July.

The team alerted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the elevated numbers after seeing the monthly spike, as did the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J., after picking up at least 21 dead or dying dolphins in New Jersey in July. The death toll of dolphins in New Jersey also rose over the weekend, reaching 25 on Friday afternoon, according to reports from The Press of Atlantic City.

Delaware and Maryland have also seen a recent uptick in dolphin deaths this year. According to The Press, 10 dead dolphins were picked up in Delaware between June and early July, when typically only five or six are recorded. In Maryland - although a spike has been noticed - the number of dead dolphins was unknown, the paper reported.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:20:52 pm
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-07/raipur/41167155_1_poultry-birds-bird-flu-poultry-products
8/7/13
More than 4,000 birds to be culled in MP

RAIPUR: Soon after the samples sent from Anjora and Jagdalpur farm were declared positive by Bhopal's High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory, as a threat of bird flu (avian influenza) in Chhattisgarh, the rapid response team of Animal Husbandry's Veterinary Department, commenced disinfection in the region, killing more than 4,000 birds there.

Talking to TOI, S K Pandey, director, Animal Husbandry Department, said, "The cleaning and sanitation work is underway in both the affected areas which would finish latest by Wednesday morning. An area of one kilometer around the radius of infected zones would be sanitized. We had an inspection meeting with the alertness committee, health, forest and revenue officials after the Union ministry advised killing the birds in the affected areas. Nearly 2,500-3,000 birds have already died out of which 500 were in Anjora farm, Durg district and 3,000 in Jagdalpur's Kukkut farm."

He said that the birds, including hens and ducks, would be killed and buried there itself along with disposing off of their eggs, litter and disinfection of their shed. Pandey said that the department will have to be aware about every single death of birds and inform the Centre.

"Nearly 4,500 birds would be killed in this process after which the situation will come under control as no selling and distribution of these birds being undertaken. Hence, chances of spreading the infection are rare," Pandey said adding the department has imposed a ban on the movement of poultry products from the infected region to alerted zones.

Few officials claimed that the poultry birds are also exposed to high risk of bird flu and with the severity of disease, selling and purchasing from other states has been banned for next few months.

Refuting the claims, Dhanraj Banerjee, director, egg industry, said that it was important for people to understand that with so many bird flu alerts in West Bengal, Bangalore and Orissa there have been no declared cases of human infection so far. It commonly happens with the local breeds kept in government universities and veterinary colleges which are not vaccinated properly. "Consumers get scared after such alerts but they needn't worry because the poultry birds or the commercial farming breed are white feathered which undergo advanced technique lab tests. Hygiene and bio security in ensured with the quality of the product," Dhanraj said. Though there have been reports that the poultry business has been affected with fewer sales of eggs and chickens, Dhanraj said that it's also because of the ongoing religious Saawan month when people keep away from eating non-vegetarian food. "Just like how chickens have nothing to do with Chikungunya disease, bird flu has nothing to do with commercial farm birds," he said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:25:18 pm
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Chemical-caused-mass-fish-death-Par-Beach/story-19624940-detail/story.html#axzz2bGaJ9cqq
Chemical could have caused mass fish death at Par Beach
8/7/13

INVESTIGATORS probing the deaths of more than 1,000 fish in a stretch of the Par River say they have found a chemical in the water.

The Environment Agency classed the incident as Category 1, the most serious, after reports began to come in on Monday, July 26, of large numbers of dead fish along an 8km stretch between Luxulyan and Par Beach.

Cornwall Council placed signs at the beach warning people to stay out of the water but removed them on Wednesday, July 31, after it was decided heavy rainfall would have diluted any pollutant and washed it out to sea.

Mike Dunning from the Environmental Agency, described the incident as unusual, in that the pollutant seemed to be very toxic to the fish while having no effect on other life in the river.

Its investigations had found traces of a chemical, but tests were continuing to establish whether this was the cause.

"We had some results back that have shown small traces of a chemical in the water, but whether this is enough to kill so many fish is being looked into by an ecological toxicologist and we hope to have some results soon," he said.

John Page from the Friends of Par Beach said members had been frustrated to find themselves having to field concerned visitors' questions about the pollution which they were unable to answer because of a lack of information from the authorities, and he hoped some facts would be forthcoming in the near future.

"As far as I'm aware all is well," he said. "The warning notices came down early in the week, presumably as Cornwall Council thought there was no more risk from the incident, but I'll be very interested now to hear what the Environment Agency does find out."



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:28:54 pm
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08/06/2013 at 8:04   |  updated on 06/08/2013 at 12:21
 
Decay of the river toxic leak suspect is expected to Teknos reports

ELY-awaited Teknos research results from the May solvent emissions impact.  The company's main factory Pitäjänmäki decay into the river hundreds of liters of petroleum spirit, which killed the fish in the river.


Techno Ltd has a couple of weeks to deliver the ELY-research the May solvent emissions on the environment.

 The company's main factory Pitäjänmäki decay into the river hundreds of liters of petroleum spirit, which caused the fish deaths.

 In addition, several studies Teknos need to find the leak potential adverse effects of decay of the river downstream of Espoo in a wide bay of the Natura area.

 In addition, the company has carried out the river bottom area of ​​animal studies in this and the next fall, on the basis of samples to be taken.

 The exploratory fisheries, as well as the standard output of the tasks of fisheries measures shall be adopted separately, if necessary.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:36:43 pm
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08/06/2013 at 10:56   |  updated on 06/08/2013 at 16:13
Hundreds of pounds of dead Kiiski has drifted to shore Yläne

Heaps of dead Kiiski is found Pyhäjärvi the beach, Yläneeltä.  Distance to the beach ajelehtineiden dead kiiskien is estimated at hundreds, even a thousand pounds.  Kiiskien summery number of death is rare.  A similar case is known only to the year 2004.


In 2004, Yläne Pyhäjärven the shore, and Vahoniemennokan Pehkurannan between, about eight kilometers, 500 pounds lying dead Kiiski.

 Now, almost ten years later, the same event recurs again.  Even the location is the same.  A rough estimate of the Kiiski this year of drifting dead in the beach hundreds of pounds, up to a thousand.  The first report was made 12 Kiiskinen  July.

 - Kiiskien a number of summer deaths are rare.  I have not heard that this had happened elsewhere in the country, says Southwest Finland ELY-center specialist Harri Helminen.

 Kiisket have died in helminth infections

 Last time, in 2004, the dead Kiiski studied at Åbo Akademi University.  Ruff deaths found in the background of a parasitic infection.  Also this time the cause of death kiiskien is believed to be similar to infection.

 - Kiiski works nematode larvae as intermediate hosts.  In the normal case, the negative force of the parasite is not disturbed.  Now, however, it appears that the parasite from time to time becomes active and kills the fish.  Dead fish have been the only Kiiski, because this is the only nematode parasite kiiskien, describes a specialist Harri Helminen.

 Both the 2004 and this year's ruff deaths associated with deaths in pre-warm cycle.  The temperature may be associated with activation of the parasite.

 "No disaster is not running"

 Dead Kiiski is no longer found in August Pyhäjärven the beach.  The epidemic is believed to be over.

 - This is just part of the normal operation of ekosysteeminen.  Parasites for some reason, between killing fish stocks and other biota.  All by itself is a natural phenomenon in question.  No disaster is now in progress, reminiscent of Southwest Finland ELY-center specialist Harri Helminen.

 Kiiskien continuing investigation into the Åbo Akademi University.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:43:33 pm
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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore
8/6/13

Karachi

Recent torrential rains have not only caused misery for the citizens of Karachi but they have also not spared marine life. Hundreds of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the shores of Karachi possibly poisoned by the polluted rainwater flowing through the Lyari River.

The dead fish, mainly mullets (locally known as boi) are found abundantly in the waters off the Karachi Harbour. Mass mortality of fish has been linked to the chemical-laden rainwater flowing through the Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE), sparking concern among environmentalists, scientists and the citizens alike.

Despite action taken by the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency, the sewage water loaded with pollutants continues to reach downstream at the Manora Channel unabated, posing a grave environmental hazard.

Khalid Mahmood, the co-principal investigator of the Worldwide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF), pointed out the mortality of the mullets, sea bream and scat fish has taken place around Baba Island, which is located in the midst of lower harbour of Manora Channel.

Due to the incoming high tide, the fish have been dumped by the sea in the Chinna Creek, Native Jetty and Bhatta Village areas. The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has started a cleanup operation with the help of fishermen, who have removed about 35 metric tonnes of small-sized fish. These fish are considered important commercial species that are relished by the locals, especially the fishermen community.

Muhammad Moazzam Khan, the technical adviser on marine fisheries at WWF-P, said this was not the first case of mass fish kill at Karachi harbour. On many occasions in the past, release of chemicals by the industries in SITE has resulted in mortality of mullets and other fish in the Karachi harbour.

He pointed out that industrial waste discharged through the Lyari River had to be tackled at point sources on a watershed approach with the active involvement of all stakeholders.

Khan said that rainwater usually resulted in higher productivity in the coastal areas because it was rich in nutrients.“But when the water passes through the industrial areas, it gets heavily polluted. Rather than being a blessing to the marine life, it results in mass fish mortality,” he added.

Sewage flowing through the Lyari River and Gizri Creek, which receives sewage through Malir River, has already turned the Karachi Fish Harbour into azoic zones, where there is no marine life.

Rab Nawaz, the WWF-P director, stressed the need for a comprehensive master plan for controlling the pollution resulting from discharge of industrial and domestic waste through Lyari and Malir rivers.

“Around 435 million gallon per day (mgd) sewage is dumped into the sea through these two rivers, resulting in extreme high levels of pollution,” he claimed. About 85 percent of sewage is dumped into the sea without any treatment resulting in mortality, bio-accumulation and depletion of area with animals and plants.

The sewage treatment capacity of Karachi is only 75mgd, provided the treatment plants operate at their full capacity, Nawaz said.He applauded the KPT’s effort to initiate cleanup operations to remove the dead fish. The fish have been sold to fish meal plants.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2013, 12:49:16 pm
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Brief rain spells death for salmon fry in Port Coquitlam
8/6/13

Last week's cool, refreshing rain meant death to hundreds of fish in Hyde Creek in Port Coquitlam.

Members of the Hyde Creek Watershed Society arrived for volunteer duties Saturday to find 840 dead salmon fry in the creek between Coast Meridian road and the Hyde Creek recreation centre.

"It was very disappointing," society president Cliff Kelsey said of the devastation that was probably caused by a concentration of pollutants from road runoff.

Black water that collected in pools containing the dead fish was sent to a lab for confirmation but it was likely oil and other residue from the road that killed the salmon.

The fish kill comes as volunteers have been putting in extra hours to save salmon fry stuck in shallow pools. With stream levels dropping, many fish get stuck in the pools and need to be helped along to deeper portions of the creek.

Jean Peachman, a director with the Hyde Creek Watershed Society, said hatchery volunteers have been busy taking fry from areas where the stream is drying up and taking them to deeper basins.

"A few of our members know what pools are going to dry up," she told The Tri-City News. "They get in there with buckets and nets and grab as many as we can get."

Because coho fry tend to stay in fresh water longer than other salmon, they are often in the creek during the warmest months of the year. That means that hatchery workers have to pull as many fish as they can, relocating them from one pool to another, while estimating where water levels are going to go.

Peachman said net-wielding volunteers usually scan the creek two to three times a week in an effort to save as many of the fry as possible.

"It just helps the numbers [of fish] in the system," she said.

Although dry weather has resulted in low water levels in the creek, the salmon pond where coho fry overwinter remains deep and clean, thanks to a well that was recently dug to provide fresh water.

Kelsey said the work the volunteers do pays off because coho salmon have been returning to the creek in greater numbers. Until two years ago, returning salmon were rare and hard to find but the last two years has seen numbers of spawning pairs returning to their home creek.

"It's been heartening to see our numbers have increased dramatically," Kelsey said.

However, he noted that the recent fish kill underscores how important it is for the community to keep pollutants out of creeks and streams.

PLANT REMOVAL

Volunteers will also be needed this weekend when the society hosts its invasive plant removal event along Hyde Creek. Many species of plants, including English ivy and laniums, choke out the natural trees in the area, decreasing the amount of shade covering the stream.

Members of the public are encouraged to volunteer for the program, which will meet at the hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Rd.) on Saturday, Aug. 10 between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Participants should bring gloves and long pants, and will be treated to coffee and a tour of the hatchery.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on August 12, 2013, 11:54:57 am
Why Are Millions Of Fish Suddenly Dying In Mass Death Events All Over The Planet?

Millions upon millions of fish are suddenly dying in mass death events all over the world, and nobody seems to know why it is happening.  In many of the news reports that are linked to below, locals are quoted as saying that they have never seen anything like this before.  So is there a connection between all of the fish deaths that are now occurring all over the planet?  If there is a connection, is there anything that we can do to stop the fish die-off?  Sadly, because the big mainstream news networks in the United States have been virtually silent about this phenomenon, most Americans have absolutely no idea that it is happening.  Millions of fish are dying in mass death events every single month and most of the public is totally clueless.
 
Please share the list posted below with as many people as you can.  This list was originally started by Frank DiMora, but I have edited it and expanded it.  If there were just three or four items on this list, you could dismiss these news stories as coincidences, but taken together this list really is quite startling…
 
-July 18, 2013: 20 acres of fish ponds full of dead fish in Shandong, China
 
-July 18, 2013: Hundreds of dead Stingrays wash ashore in Veracruz, Mexico
 
-July 18, 2013: 10,000 lbs of dead fish found in a lake in Nanjing, China
 
-July 18, 2013: Thousands of fish dead from “lack of rain” in Sugar Lake, Missouri
 
-July 18, 2013: Large numbers of fish washing up on the shores of Lake Michigan
 
-July 19, 2013: 2,000 dead fish found in a lake in Vollsmose, Denmark
 
-July 19, 2013: Hundreds of fish turning up dead in Holter Lake, Montana
 
-July 19, 2013: THOUSANDS OF TONS of fish have died in Lake Tondano, Indonesia
 
-July 20, 2013: 3,000 fish found dead in a creek in Madison County, Ohio
 
-July 21, 2013: Hundreds of fish found dead in a creek in Laille, France
 
-July 22, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish found in Lake George, Massachusetts
 
-July 22, 2013: Large fish kill at Grand Lake in St. Marys, Ohio
 
-July 23, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish in a park pond in Youngstown, Ohio
 
-July 24, 2013: Massive fish kill washes up in a lagoon in Venice, Italy
 
-July 24, 2013: Thousands of dead fish in Lake Bulwell causes shock in Nottingham, England
 
-July 24, 2013: 30,000 fish dying PER DAY in fish farms in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand
 
-July 24, 2013: Masses of dead fish found in River Lea in England
 
-July 24, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish found in Provo River, Utah
 
-July 25, 2013: Hundreds of fish found dead in a park pond in Birmingham, England
 
-July 26, 2013: Hundreds of thousands of fish dying from “red tide” in South Korea
 
-July 26, 2013: Thousands of dead fish found floating in River Dender, Ath, Belgium
 
-July 26, 2013: Mass fish die-off in a river in Moscow, Russia
 
-July 26, 2013: 25,000 dead fish “is a mystery” in Pittville Lake in Gloucestershire, England
 
-July 26, 2013: 20,000 fish die along a 5 mile stretch of river in Jiangshan, China
 
-July 27, 2013: 10,000 dead fish found in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
 
-July 27, 2013: Mass death of fish “is a mystery” in a river in Skane, Sweden
 
-July 27, 2013: Large fish kill in the Bahlui river, “cause unknown” in Romania
 
-July 28, 2013: 1100 King Salmon found dead in a river in Petersburg, Alaska
 
-July 29, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore “due to pollution” on beach in Veracruz, Mexico
 
-July 29, 2013: 7 TONS of dead fish recovered from the Keelung river in Taiwan
 
-July 29, 2013: Thousands of fish die “due to heat and storms” in Handsworth Park, Birmingham, England
 
-July 31, 2013: 3 TONS of fish die due to “lack of oxygen” in a river in Pilsen, Czech Republic
 
-August 2, 2013: Thousands of fish dying all over Alaska
 
-August 6, 2013: Up to 1000 lbs of dead fish washed ashore in Ylane, Finland
 
-August 6, 2013: 840 dead Salmon found in a creek in Port Coquitlam, Canada
 
-August 6, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish lining the shore of a pond in Toronto, Canada
 
-August 6, 2013: 100,000 fish die in the Arkansas River
 
-August 7, 2013: Thousands of dead fish found floating in a river in Hangzhou, China
 
-August 8, 2013: Tons of fish washed up on the shores of Karachi, Pakistan
 
-August 8, 2013: Tens of thousands of fish dying in lakes and rivers all over the U.K.
 
And remember, the list compiled above represents less than a one month period.  The truth is that we have been seeing massive fish die-offs all over the globe month after month.
 
So why is this happening?
 
Is there anything we can do to stop it?
 
I would love to hear what you think.  Please feel free to share your opinion by posting a comment below…
 
http://thetruthwins.com/archives/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 12, 2013, 12:29:10 pm
Yeah, reports are coming in almost daily now. You think the MSM is silent over Obama's current scandals? Well, at least the few peeps I hear about his scandals on the tv news have been WAY more than the next to nil reporting over these almost daily massive fish and water animal deaths.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on August 12, 2013, 03:36:55 pm
If those reports are true and reasonably accurate, I'm thinking it could be related to seismic activity, as in small releases of gases which are affecting oxygen levels. It doesn't take much of a percent change in O2 levels and things start dying fast.

But then your left with THEIR reports on what the cause of death is based on THEIR findings. We cannot say for sure, as we cannot verify scientists are telling the truth.

I know I need to keep examining myself over these kinds of reports, to see if I'm not maybe mistakenly applying tribulation events to events taking place now. We know these things are not the events described in Revelation because those specific events happen during the tribulation period.

That said, Jesus makes it clear that events WILL take place before the tribulation period, events that will be bad for the world. THEN the tribulation period begins, and things get REAL bad!


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 12, 2013, 03:54:20 pm
From all of the reports I've read, people are by and large either bewildered, or in other cases it's been b/c of the record high temperatures(higher the temperature the less oxygen these water animals will have). But even with the latter case, it's left a lot of people bewildered.

With that being said - there's been record high temperatures in recent years, only getting worse and worse. No, it has nothing to do with global warming obviously, but maybe all of the HAARP/chemtrail spraying may be playing a part in this. Of course, scripture says in the latter days that evil seducers shall wax worse and worse, and love shall wax cold as iniquity shall get worse.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 15, 2013, 11:47:03 am
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Millions of dead fish appear on the beaches of Tolu
8/10/13

Locals and tourists were surprised by the appearance of millions of dead fish in the sea of ​​Tolu.
Small fish were driven ashore on the beaches in the early hours of Friday.
The wake bright, for the color of the fish, spread over a mile into the sea and the beach.
Among the dead fish native species identified as Amarguita, Conchúa, Bearded and Pelona.
Morrosquillo Gulf Fishermen, said this is an ecological catastrophe that is not normal.
Several of them said that this could be effects of the release of the chemicals used by oil companies in the neighboring port of Covenas to disperse the oil that spills of shipments. Technicians on the subject claim that the case could be due to a number of factors to be analyzed carefully.  Death could be the result of contamination from people fishing population, changes in water temperature, lack of oxygen for fish crowding or lack of food.
The director of the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Sucre, Carsucre, Baduín Ricardo Ricardo said sampled both dead fish and water which appeared to determine possible causes of death. The official stressed that laboratory results expected during the next week.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on August 15, 2013, 11:53:55 am
Hundreds of Dead Fish Found in Pond at National Mall

Approximately 1,000 dead fish have been found floating in a pond at the National Mall, the National Park Service has confirmed.

A Park Service crew will test the water and algae levels at the Constitution Gardens pond Thursday.

However, the number is not unusual for that pond, officials said, due to the construction and design of the area. The Park Service said it's long stressed the importance of redesigning the pond to maintain a better ecological balance.

The pond is at the top of the list for construction upgrades.

It could take several days to determine the cause of the incident.

Constitution Gardens is located in West Potomac Park, near Constitution Avenue and 17th Street NW. In addition to the pond, it also includes a memorial to the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and several walkways and benches.

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Hundreds-of-Fish-Dead--219705881.html?update



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 15, 2013, 12:01:10 pm
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Sewage biogas finished in rivers: a firm reported

Civitanova Marche (Macerata), August 8, 2013 - Late yesterday afternoon has been identified and blocked by agents of the State Forestry Corps Stations forest Montegiorgio and Macerata, a severe spill of waste water from a well-known firm of Sant ' Elpidio a Mare the 'Ambruosi and Viscardi'.  Fluvial Ete dead and Chienti to the mouth compromised because of sewage, hundreds of dead fish, dark waters with obvious foams pollutants in suspension.

Some stretches of the river ecosystem completely destroyed due to the severe eutrophication of waters and the consequent sudden reduction of oxygen, the risk of algal blooms. Helicopter AB 412, the State Forestry Corps got up early this morning from Falconara, has scoured the whole the area in order to limit the amount of pollution and identify perpetrators of serious environmental crime.  Withdrawals by technicians of the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of the Marches (ARPAM) pollution is visible to the mouth of Chienti.

The owner of the company was reported to the judicial authorities for the crimes of aggravated damage to public waters, illegal disposal of waste and jet dangerous things, risks penalties of up to three years imprisonment.  Large quantities of sewage destined to fertilize fields, are merged in the river water, resulting in a severe eutrophication of waters and severe fish kills.  Agents Stations forest Montegiorgio and Macerata in conjunction with the Environmental Police Unit and Forestry of Ascoli Piceno investigate with the help of aerial surveys and delll'ARPAM, the level of pollution, authorization and documentation in possession of the company in question .  The Harbour of Civitanova Marche was activated to check the possible effects on the coastal bathing together with the mayors of the municipalities concerned.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 15, 2013, 12:06:01 pm
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/05/2410921/extreme-heat-is-killing-off-thousands-of-fish-in-alaska/
8/5/13
Extreme Heat Is Killing Off Thousands Of Fish In Alaska

Unusually hot, dry weather in Alaska is wreaking havoc on fisheries, as thousands of fish perish in overheated waters. Last month, 1,100 king salmon died on their way up to the Crystal Lake hatchery due to water temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lack of oxygen. That’s the bulk of the 1,800 adult salmon that were expected to return to the hatchery this season.

Earlier in the summer, another hatchery lost hundreds of grayling and rainbow trout in a Fairbanks lake where water temperatures reached 76 degrees. Alaska’s heat wave broke records last week, with 14 days straight above 70 degrees in Anchorage and 31 days of 80 degrees in Fairbanks.

Officials cited a number of factors affecting the fish, but observed that the die-off coincided with the hottest weather of the season. While die-offs are not uncommon, Doug Fleming, a sportfish biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, suggested the magnitude of the die-off was surprising.

“And so, getting through till Wednesday which appeared to be the hottest day, then on Thursday I was conducting an aerial survey just to get a grip on how many fish may have been killed by the warm water, not expecting to see a large die-off but some, and I was shocked to see the numbers of fish that we lost,” he told the Associated Press.

Besides the sheer heat, lack of rainfall is also contributing to the die-off. Many streams are too low to accommodate the fish waiting at the mouths, which essentially suffocate as more fish get backed up. The enormous salmon die-off in July was partly because large numbers of fish were trapped at the shallow Blind Slough rapids.

Alaska’s commercial fisheries are among the largest in the world. Salmon is the state’s largest export product after oil and natural gas.

While Alaska’s heat wave is expected to subside soon, the state has warmed up twice as fast as the rest of the nation in the past 50 years, and climate change is worsening extreme weather. Wildfires raged through subarctic forests as late as Friday, consuming more than a million acres and prompting emergency evacuations across the state. Thawing permafrost is also sinking villages, threatening fish stocks and water supplies that the communities rely on to survive.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2013, 01:09:24 pm
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Wing Tai Song mouth a large number of dead fish
8/15/13

People Fuzhou, August 15 (Reporter Zhang Zhibin) on the 15th morning, friends, Chen Hailing micro-Bo said, Fuzhou Yongtai Song Town Dongpo village farmers, due to water by processing Li Chien (candied) workshop sewage contamination caused a lot of fish deaths.  Yongtai Song Town responded that the exclusion of sewage pollution, the initial judgment based Pan Tong cause of dead fish ponds hypoxia phenomenon.

 Worth hundreds of thousands of fish large number of deaths, claimed that due to water contamination by the upstream Lee dry workshop

 "Seeing so bleached year's income, loss of more than ten million." Chen Hailing in micro-Bo said, told local government departments to report, "but I do not know for what reason, just take a more lukewarm manner."

 Chen Hailing reflected in Yongtai County Department of Punta lotus ponds in the reservoir, it is understood that the reservoir catchment area of ​​0.46 square kilometers, with a total capacity of 113,900 cubic meters, is a set of flood control, irrigation utilization of the small (2) reservoir.  Chen Hailing sister introduced in the interview with this site, they are long-term contract to the reservoir for aquaculture, but in the upper reaches of the reservoir is a Li Chien workshop recently because the sewage tanks damaged and sewage into the reservoir, resulting in farmed fish appear death of large areas.

 "Last year, a similar phenomenon of dead fish also occur due to loss of only a few thousand dollars, Li Chien workshop leader admitted that its emissions caused by sewage and make compensation. Loss of hundreds of thousands this year, Li Chien workshop responsible person refused to pay compensation." Chen Hailing sister told reporters, as of the 14th, ponds where the fish have all died.

 According to Chen Hailing sister introduced, as at 18:00 on the 15th around, "upstream of the reservoir that home Lee workshops are busy doing a lot of candied fruit into large trucks for the transfer, this preserves factory belongs to operating without a license."

 Hypoxia is a fish pond to determine the initial cause of dead fish pond pan

 Song Town People's Government responded that, on August 13, Song Town Dongpo village of village cadres in the library patrol discovered a strange fish, immediately inform the farmers Chen Chuanqin to hedge against.  14 morning, after receiving Chen Chuanqin reflect lotus raising fish in the reservoir after the death of a large number, town, village cadres to look first at the scene and contact Yongtai County Animal Husbandry Bureau of fishery law enforcement unit to send experts to investigate.  15, Yongtai County Public Security Bureau of Interpol team, security team sent the survey sample, has ruled out the possibility of poisoning.

 According to Song Town investigation and analysis, the large area of ​​dead fish ponds recent phenomenon causes an initial judgment led to dead fish pond fish pond pan hypoxia phenomenon, the specific reasons need to wait for the test results.

 Song Town, said in response, one recent Fuzhou continuous high temperature, long time no rainfall, resulting in high temperature reservoirs, no running water into the reservoirs hypoxia; Second silt long uncleaned, farmers Chen Chuanqin farming about seven years, not regularly clean up the sludge pond, farmers will unfermented manure into the pool, resulting in water too fat, silt and more, cause a variety of microbial fermentation, resulting in changes in water quality.

 Lee just pickled dry mill pond, Yongtai demanding the plant sewage treatment

 Song Town In response to the question that the dead fish ponds, farmers Chen Zhuanqin a few days ago has been found that a small amount of dead fish phenomenon, 13 village cadres in the library patrol discovered a strange fish, immediately inform the farmers Chen Chuanqin to hedge against.  But Chen Chuanqin not vigilant and timely through the use of oxygen equipment, evacuation density, etc., to effectively control the damage.

 Song Town in its response, farmers farmer Li Chen Chuanqin suspected cause dry mill effluent reservoir mass mortality of fish, according to preliminary view that the workshop is only pickled pool, engaged Lee embryo roughing, the family workshop, no major scale production.

 Song Town stressed Yongtai County as a tourist, the plant's wastewater treatment capacity requirements are very stringent, such as candied enterprises are concentrated in Changqing town built 80 tons of sewage treatment Shunda Food sewage treatment plants and sewage treatment 350 tons of Tamai Square sewage treatment plant.  In this regard, Song Town has proposed to Fujian farmers Testing Center (Industrial Road, near the old Fuzhou University) identification.

 Song Town also said that municipalities continue to focus on something dynamic, pre-organized personnel to farms, to clean up the dead fish on the library, deep processing, is expected to be cleared tomorrow.  Note also urge other livestock farmers safety.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2013, 01:13:09 pm
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Dordogne, France: thousands of dead fish, likely natural causes
8/20/13

Périgueux (AFP) - Thousands of fish, more than a ton in total were killed in recent days in a pond Dordogne, a rare phenomenon and most likely of natural origin, it was learned Monday from several sources .

 From last Tuesday, dead fish, pike, carp and tench in particular, have accumulated on the surface of the pond Born, a water of fifteen popular with fishing enthusiasts Salagnac hectares in north of the Dordogne.

According to the president of the Federation of Fishing Dordogne, Jean-Marie RAMPNOUX this sudden death, which had already produced locally years ago, is of natural origin.

 "There have been very high temperatures before the storms, and thunderstorms brought a lot of water and suspended solids, vegetation such. These materials decomposing took all the oxygen in the water, and fish died from lack of oxygen, "he said in an AFP correspondent.

 He said that the situation was recently returned to normal, and the nature and crayfish congeners, would handle dead fish.

 The services of the State, in conjunction with the Federation of fisheries, are thus not involved in the handling of the incident, it was said at the prefecture.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2013, 01:16:39 pm
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8/13/13
Water pollution causes the death of thousands of fish in Avenches(Switzerland)


Thousands of fish were found dead due to pollution of the Black Water, near Avenches (VD), caused by a technical problem at the treatment plant.

 Thousands of fish were found dead in the stream of black water near Avenches in the canton of Vaud.  Pollution of rivers occurred this weekend is due to a technical problem (STEP) wastewater treatment plant located on the banks of the water flowing into Lake Murten.

 A short circuit prevented the alarm to start.  Approximately 1,500 m3 of wastewater are discharged into the black and Water contaminating wildlife place, including a dozen species of fish, including a majority of cyprinids.  The wastewater is discharged directly into the stream and in two ponds and finally into the lake, told the ATS Philippe Savary, permanent storage fishing Vaud.

 A study of water samples is ongoing and the results are expected Wednesday.  Meanwhile, the municipality of Avenches recommend, as a precaution, to bathe in the lake of Morat.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2013, 01:20:59 pm
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More than 20 tons of fish die from the heat in a lake in Slovenia
8/13/13

Zagreb, Aug 13 (EFE). - Due to the extraordinary heat, more than 20 tons of fish perished last week in Lake Pernisko, protected natural park in northwestern Slovenia, according to Slovenian news agency STA.

 The Slovenian Institute for Fisheries has determined that the high temperatures, which in many places in this country skiing broke records last week to reach 40 degrees Celsius, also caused a lack of oxygen and no other causes of mass death, despite other initial suspicion.

 Furthermore, water is heated by non-renewal greatly since Pesnica river has almost dried.

 The stench of dead animals on the shores of Lake located east of Maribor became unbearable, and the authorities and the population still have not cleaned the entire area.

 The newspaper "Dnevnik" ensures that the local early warning that the disaster of the fish, and occurred three years ago could happen again, and that could be prevented with appropriate measures.

 These were not taken due to litigation concerning jurisdiction over the lake between the State Agency for Environment and ARS association, responsible for highways and environment
.

 STA ensures that the responsibility to monitor the welfare of wildlife in this area still borne by the ARS, meanwhile, claims to have returned to the environmental agency.  EFE


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2013, 01:26:08 pm
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8/13/13
Guangdong beside a sewage outfall EPA has now two kilograms of dead fish in water samples collected

Environmental staff to collect water samples

 12, the Yangcheng Evening News reporter received a tip that Jiangmen Duruan a farmers village wells roots appeared two kilograms of dead fish ponds.  Ponds contracting farmers Mr. Wen told reporters, suspected wastewater pond next to the plant in the rain water will spill poison fish poison.  Local fisheries, environmental protection and other departments receive reporters after the investigation of complaints.

 Mr. Wen told reporters, where he contracted 27 acres of fish ponds, three ponds were rung distribution, now occur within the lower two dead fish ponds.  Reporters on the scene saw, in addition to higher ground a fish pond no dead fish, the other two low-lying ponds with a lot of dead fish floating in the water, most of these dead fish tilapia, occasional individual Four fish mixed up.  As the weather hot, all the way to smell the stench.  Mr. Wen told reporters that these dead fish from the 11th at 10 am starting to emerge, "the next big storm early that day, I suspect that the rain will be located at the top of a pond in the factory after the overflow wastewater pond filled out contaminated low-lying two ponds. "  It is understood that the dead loss of more than $ 160,000.

 In Mr. Wen guidelines, reporters saw at the factory wall, close to the pond on one side, there are several drains.  Mr. Wen told reporters that some time ago, every heavy rain, hundreds of kilograms of fish ponds have died, when the villagers suspected that industrial pollution has caused, however, that a small number of dead fish, no need to care about no problem, no think about death so much this time.

 Reporters at the scene reflects the matter to the relevant departments, half an hour later, Jiangmen Shi Nongban, Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service and other departments have arrived at the scene, three departments were given three ponds photographed and collected water samples.

 Investigators also found beside the fish pond near a sewage outfall from the sewage collection tank factory, but the factory staff could not explain whether the sewage treatment been effective and legitimate discharge, we are unable to provide permit.  Plant a responsible person of the investigating officer, said: "We have to open plant in this for so long, no dead fish, dead fish, but this time we came to this check is not targeted, the entire industrial zone effluent are like friends. "Environmental protection department staff has instructed the factory to fill out the form processing, pending the test results came out post-processing and re-submit the EIA.  (Reporter Zhao Ying Qi, correspondent Tam Yiu Kwong)


 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2013, 01:32:03 pm
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/08/11/bleeding-herring-discovery-alarms-bc-marine-biologist
8/11/13
Bleeding herring discovery alarms B.C. marine biologist

Scores of bloodied fish found in the water off northeastern Vancouver Island are alarming a B.C. marine biologist, who says Fisheries and Oceans Canada is ignoring the problem.

Vancouver Island marine biologist Alexandra Morton first spotted herrings bleeding from their dorsal and pelvic fins in 2011 and began monitoring the phenomenon, which she suspects is a disease or viral infection.

Using a seine net, she dragged up several hundred of the fish this past weekend and found the apparent infection had spread —instead of their usual silver colour the fish had eyes, tails, underbellies, gills and faces plastered with the sickly red colour.

“I have never seen fish that looked this bad,” Morton told 24 hours Sunday. “If you look only in one place, you really can’t say whether it’s happening along the whole coast … the concern is these are migratory fish. They don’t stay in one place.

In June, the affected fish were only found in eastern Johnstone Strait, but have since spread to Alert Bay and Sointula, she said. Humpback whales, eagles, chinook and coho salmon are known to eat Pacific herring, further adding to the risk should the infection be contagious.

Morton has several theories, including three European-based viruses she’ll be personally testing the fish for. Another theory is it’s caused by the local viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus — a deadly disease transferable between different species.

According to emails from FOC, the federal authority had asked the marine biologist to send in 20 to 30 herring in September 2011, saying that would be “more than sufficient for the lab to look for clinical signs of disease and provide sufficient diagnostics.”

She did, and hasn’t heard back since
.

“These are very strong disease symptoms that I’m simply asking (the ministry) to tell us, in a verifiable way, what is wrong with these fish?” Morton said, adding the answer could be found using an existing test that examines the immune systems of fish.

FOC officials did not respond to a request for comment by the 24 hours presstime.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2013, 05:17:16 pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/hundreds-dolphins-may-die-east-coast-killer-identified-6C10953954?ocid=msnhp&pos=4
8/20/13
Hundreds of dolphins may die on East Coast before killer is identified

A silent, mysterious plague is claiming the lives of scores of bottlenose dolphins off the mid-Atlantic coast. Over July and August so far, 228 dead or dying dolphins have washed up on beaches from New Jersey to Virginia, and the numbers continue to climb.

The dead include adult animals and calves, males and females. Sometimes, the animals that wash ashore are dead for days. Others arrive on their last breath. None have survived.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has formally classified the mass deaths as an "Unusual Mortality Event." The daily arrival of dead dolphins is an ominous sign of a larger, ailing coastal ecosystem, researchers say. It could even signal the return of a deadly sickness that raged for 10 months in the late 1980s, and felled more than 700 bottlenoses before the carnage ended.

"We started getting really alarmed by July 25, when we started getting more than one animal per day. That was the tipping point," Susan Barco, a researcher at the Virginia Aquarium Marine Mammal Center, told NBC News.

August usually brings about seven strandings to the Virginia shores, but this month, with two weeks to go, Barco has already counted 75 dead dolphins. And calls about new strandings are flooding in daily. "There are days when we cannot get off the phone," she said. "Everyone loves dolphins ... they're certainly concerned."

Of the world's 600,000 dolphins, up to 22,800 coastal migrators — some heading south, to the Carolinas for the winter, and others heading north — are expected to pass through the mid-Atlantic in the summer and fall. "We are worried that ... the elevated strandings will not stop until the dolphins leave our area," Barco said.

Researchers across the U.S. have rallied to support the investigation, at labs, at stranding sites, and at other remote locations. If volunteers find a recently dead animal — a carcass in good shape — they drive them to the aquarium lab facility. There, a team of three or four researchers works for about seven hours collecting swabs, tissue samples, body fluids — material that can be probed for viral or bacterial pathogens. Genetic tests are also on the to-do list.

From whole animals, Barco has recorded respiratory infections, joint infections, skin and mouth lesions. Some animals appear emaciated, as if they suddenly went off their food. But the real killer — likely a bacteria or virus of some kind — is still at large.

Prime suspect: Morbillivirus
Chief among the suspected "causal agents" is the morbillivirus, a bug that turned up in the tissue of one dead New Jersey dolphin. It's still too early to say if the virus killed that animal, much less the rest of the herds.

Morbillivirus does have a track record, however. This virus was behind another mass die-off that claimed the lives of more than 700 dolphins between June 1987 and March 1988. The morbillivirus in that event wasn't found until years later, but the experts say technological progress will help identify the cause faster in this case.

How did those dolphins get so sick a quarter century ago? One theory, Barco explained, is that the coast-dwelling dolphin population caught the virus through exchanging breathed air or body fluids with dolphins that live in deeper waters. The offshore herds are believed to harbor the virus without getting ill from it, unlike their unfortunate coastal cousins.

"Looking at this event from 10,000 feet in the air, it looks much the same as 1987," Charles Potter, collections manager of marine mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, told NBC News. But, he added, further tests are needed "before we can say if this a repeat or if this is just something that looks similar."

Because of the NOAA Unusual Mortality Event classification, dolphin experts have access to a deeper pool of funding for tools, equipment and salaries for investigation. But budgetary belts are tighter than ever, and this doesn't mean carte blanche. Currently, there is $200,000 available in funding for seven open cases, said one NOAA marine biologist. This mass death is just one of those cases.

Though fatigue is already setting in, experienced marine biologists know this may only be the beginning. Potter, who also helped research the 1980s die off, traveled down to the Virginia Aquarium to help with dolphin necropsies. "All of us would hope that this mortality would just cease. But I don't think it's going to happen," Potter said.

A few weeks in, with a long fall ahead, the work is already taking a toll on the humans involved. "We are alarmed and concerned and exhausted," Barco said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 01:20:35 pm
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8/15/13
Lack of oxygen: The fish die Gudme Lake

Lack of oxygen has beaten all fish in Gudme Lake death.

Gudme: A cold-blooded massacre in the animal world has unfolded in Gudme Lake.

In the water's edge lies dead fish neatly in straight rows with open mouths, big, surprised eyes and bloated bellies.  The waves get fiskekadaverne to rock from side to side while each zombie similar shells splash with their fins in a last attempt to survive.  It should prove unsuccessful.

The fish have been asphyxiated in a swamp of algae.  The algae is due to summer heat and windless conditions have made the nutrient-rich lake completely green and depleted oxygen.

If the lake is cleaned, there is in principle not much to compete against fish death to come, and something similar could happen in such Ollerup and Soerup Lake.

 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 01:26:21 pm
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Thousands of fish killed by collapse of mining waste in Ecuador

The Environmental Management Unit of the Municipality of Ponce Enriquez, warned the general public not to use the river water affected "under any circumstances"

8/17/13

A Shumiral mining tailings, Ecuador, collapsed this week sending all waste to waters of Chico River, which joins the course of Gala, Tenguel and Pagua, which flow into the shrimp and mangroves.

 The president of the Vestry of Tenguel, Julio Simbala warned on August 15 that in his jurisdiction were thousands of dead fish, as The Time .

 The facts involve the mining Portugalia, head to Barranco Colorado Duck in Shumiral, Camilo Ponce Enriquez Canton, Azuay Province.  Furthermore, the Ministry is investigating the responsibility of new discharges upstream of the site of the tragedy.  The collapse of a wall of the pool was recorded about 18:00 on Tuesday August 13. Is an "environmental tragedy" said Patricio Sanchez, mayor of Ponce Enriquez, noting that over 13 hectares is evidence the mud swept away everything in its path and affected villages using water for their activities, reported Ecuavisa .

 The Ministry Ambienta l told the inhabitants, including the communities of San Rafael, Parish Tenguel, Guayas Province, "to take the necessary precautions such as avoiding the use of river water for agriculture and human consumption, given that do not know the content of it, "he said in a statement.

 The Environmental Management Unit of the Municipality of Ponce Enriquez, warned the general public not to use the water of the rivers mentioned "under any circumstances", La Hora.

 The Ministry indicated that water samples were taken "in some sectors of the Chico River in order to know which components are part of tailings discharged into the river" to determine the extent of contamination and provenance.

 Sustained swimming bags

 "The collapse of the side wall of the pool meant that the material is the Chico River, spreading downstream. One of the immediate actions taken was divert the river to prevent the material from being dragged cyanide allegedly by it" informed the Ministry of Environment, and warned that it was ordered to build a dam between the land affected and it will be in front.

 Alexandre Benposta, Portugalia shareholder, told the media that this mineral waste spill is a "sabotage" reported Ecuavisa.

 The Director of Environment of Azuay, were Torrachi, told The Hour, which handles this "hypothesis of sabotage," but that is something that is going to investigate. "Turn explained that by the time the grant activities mining were suspended.

 In response, President of the Vestry of Tenguel, Julio Simbala, said the average Ecuadorian, who does not believe that the spill was an alleged sabotage and presumes the concessionaire, "because according to the leader who inspected the area of the collapse, the pool was built anti technically, since these residues were supported by sacks ".

 Witnesses reported that upstream of the spill area, this water down showing a silver color. To rule out that the companies in the Cold Creek and Bella Gal, took the affectation to empty your waste pits until late afternoon yesterday, were inspected.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 01:29:04 pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57599050/6-more-dolphins-found-dead-on-southern-n.j-beaches/
8/18/13
6 more dolphins found dead on southern N.J. beaches

Six more dolphins have been found dead on New Jersey beaches in recent days, bringing the total to 52 since July 9.

Officials say severely decomposed dolphins washed up Saturday in Barnegat Light and Long Beach Township, both in Ocean County, and in Upper Township in Cape May County. That came one day after dolphins washed up in Seaside Heights in Ocean County, Longport in Atlantic County and Stone Harbor in Cape May County,

State officials have been working with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine to determine why so many dolphins are dying.

The federal government has also been investigating the cause of dolphin deaths up and down the Eastern Seaboard this summer, exploring many possible causes such as disease, changes in the environment and human activities.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 01:34:18 pm
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8/13/13
Environmentalists denounce death of 80 turtles in Guatemala

About 80 turtles have been found dead in seven Pacific beaches (south) of Guatemala since last July, reported on Monday that Guatemalan environmental mortality attributed to shrimp fishing in the region.

 "From the first week of July to date, have been sighted about 80 dead sea turtles," which "coincides with the presence of shrimp boats in waters off these beaches," he said in a statement nongovernmental Rescue and Conservation Association Wildlife (Arcas).

 "It is clearly documented that the practice of trawl fishing is a threat to sea turtles," explained the organization conservacionsita in the press release.

 According to Arcas, people settled in the Guatemalan Pacific Coast located 72 dead ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea), seven black turtles (Chelonia mydas agazzisi) and one of the species leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea).

 "These last two species (are) critically threatened with extinction worldwide," explains the report.

 Conservationists and researchers in Guatemala environmentalists urged the government to restrict fishing of shrimp to "establish the impact of economic activity on marine turtle populations," the statement added.

 According to the text, controlled gatherers turtle eggs are concerned about the deaths threaten their livelihood.

 "These species are a valuable resource to be alive, both as a tourist attraction and a source of income by collecting eggs under a program that allows the collection of eggs, provided they deliver 20 percent of each nest Local a turtle
", the statement added.

 For its part, the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for fishing in Guatemala, investigates "the real cause" of the death of turtles, local media said Sebastian Marcucci, assistant director of that institution.

 In El Salvador, the environmental authorities investigate whether toxic microalgae are responsible for the death of a dozen sea turtles located in the last two weeks on the Pacific coast of that country.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 01:38:57 pm
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They investigate the death of 21 turtles in 15 days

 MARN believed that the cause has been a concentration of microalgae in deep water

8/9/13

Boats?, Algae or contamination?  Whatever the cause for which 21 turtles have been found dead on two beaches Abroad in a span of 15 days, the fact has not gone unnoticed.

 Conservationists suspect that industrial fishing is the cause, while MARN technicians investigate whether a concentration of algae 80 nautical miles offshore has led to the phenomenon.

 Michael Liles, the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative (ICAPO) confirmed that authorities have contacted those involved in conservation projects to call to report any findings.  "I think they want to go and take tissue samples for analysis," he said.

 Enrique Barraza, MARN, said the turtle tissue will be analyzed in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador and also analyze water samples for the presence of toxins.

 In July, in the Bay of Jaquilisco, Liles recorded three hawksbill turtle deaths.  He confirmed that the toxicity of some algae can kill turtles, but thought to die more because of boats beaten or caught in their nets.

 "The biggest threat are industrial vessels who walk there in front (of the beach). Lets say about 20 to 10 come ashore dead by a red tide that's like a typical week with shrimp boats," he says.

 The deaths have set in motion MARN technicians occurred in two beaches Abroad: Monte Ball and Garita Palmera.  Wildlife manager, Nestor Herrera, explained that so far this year there have been 41 deaths of turtles, of which those recorded in these beaches equal to 50%.  Herrera explained that most strandings occur between July and October, so the number may increase.

 He noted that there are multiple causes.  Among the reported cases there are four victims of bycatch and six kidney problems.

 A regional phenomenon

 Monte Ball and Garita Palmera are near the border with Guatemala, where the National Protected Areas Commission has registered 80 dead turtles.

 Since the first week of July, 54 turtles were reported by the Rescue and Conservation Association Wildlife (Areas) in the neighboring country.

 The findings occurred on the beaches: The Barrona, Las Lisas, Flange and Hawaii.  Among the specimens had 46 ridleys turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), seven black turtles (Chelonia mydas agazzisi) and a leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).

 "The loss of these two species is especially painful given their status in critically endangered," the association said in its Facebook page.

 From this association noted that cases coincide with the presence of sea-water shrimp boats off the beaches Guatemalan mentioned.

 "It is well documented that the practice of trawling is a threat to sea turtles", they say.  So, prepare to ask the government to cope with mortality of turtles and watch the shrimp boats to determine their impact on sea turtle populations.

 If necessary, ask to establish a ban to protect turtles in the breeding season.

 Elsewhere in Central America, on August 7, the Supreme Court of Costa Rica ruled unconstitutional trawling.

 The judges considered that it has been scientifically proven that this technique "causes serious harm to the marine environment, due to the amount of marine life that is incidentally captured but not used".

 The director of the Zoological Foundation of El Salvador (Funzel), Rodrigo Samayoa Valiente urges to determine the cause of death of the turtles.

 The latest death reported by Funzel corresponds to an adult Olive Ridley turtle, which was found in the Barra de Santiago.  By asking the autopsy, it was found that the turtle had a kidney infection.  "I think we have a very strong pollution problem," said Samayoa Valiente.




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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 01:42:45 pm
http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-16/better-bigfoot-rare-ragfish-washes-lena-beach#.UhUJgmwo5jp
8/16/13

Better than Bigfoot: Rare ragfish washes up on Lena Beach(Alaska)

Lacking scales and bones, these fish can reach a whopping 7 feet long


Although this gnarly fish isn’t uncommon in Alaska waters, it’s rare that one of them makes an appearance on shore, especially in Juneau. A dead ragfish, scientific name Icosteus aenigmaticus, washed up on Lena Beach early this month, Juneau resident Michael Hays told us.

It was longer than a shovel, battered and looking less than appealing. However, this particular specimen is small for its size — ragfish can reach an astounding 7 feet in length, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologist Dave Csepp said.

The fish are widespread throughout Alaska waters off the Bering Sea slope, hanging out deep, around 1,420 meters. However, they’re not as common near Juneau — NOAA’s Auke Bay Laboratories usually only get a few sightings of the fish each year, Csepp said in an email. They’re most commonly caught in trawl nets or while trolling, and not very often found on beaches.

Yet another, larger fish, was found earlier this year. Mary Willson and Richard Carstensen encountered a dead ragfish in February, also on Lena Beach.

Although they don’t look it, ragfish are floppy and limp like a rag, hence their name, Csepp said. These fish have mainly cartilaginous skeletons, and if you tried to bop one on the head with a salmon club, the club would go straight through. Ragfish have no scales, NOAA’s Julie Speegle said. Their bodies are soft, their skin not unlike a squid’s: a dark top layer can be easily removed to reveal smooth, white flesh underneath, Csepp said. They feed on small fish and cephalopods, and are food for sperm whales.

Besides what we know about the ragfish’s colossal size and bizarre anatomy, not much is known about this species, Csepp said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 01:45:24 pm
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About 15 tons of fish were killed in Rostov.  Probable cause - chemical poisoning(Russia)
8/16/13

ROSTOV-ON-DON, August 16, RIA FederalPress .  On the territory of the fishing industry, "Cossack woman", located in Rostov-on-Don on the Left Bank street, was discovered about 15 tons of dead fish.  The cause of death, according to experts, could be chemical poisoning.  The correspondent of " FederalPress.Yug . "

 Dead fish, mainly carp, was found on the shore of the pond area of ​​210 hectares rybohozyaystvnnogo complex "Cossack woman", which belongs to the group of companies "AGROKOM" passed Rostov edition with reference to the press service of "Agrokoma."  It is reported that in addition to fish, the complex began to die crabs and birds.  The probable cause, according to experts, is a chemical poisoning.

 The incident happened on August 11, the day after the injection of water into the pond from the Don.  Experts suspect that, along with the river water to the fish could get dangerous chemicals.  Currently, laboratory specialists Rosselkhoznadzor conduct the examination, the results of which will be known within 10 working days.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 01:48:13 pm
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3,000 fish found dead in dam tail Cogotas in Avila(Spain)
8/16/13

The Douro River Basin (CHD) estimated 3,000 dead fish in the vicinity of the dam Fuentes Claras, in the tail of the reservoir Cogotas, between Tuesday and Wednesday.

 According to the deputy commissioner Basin Agency, Urban Sanz, "lack of oxygen" was the reason for the plague, that is because the purification of Avila "performance has dropped because of the works," the storm, high temperatures and low levels of water in that area.

 The fish, most goldfish have been collected between Wednesday and Thursday.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 25, 2013, 05:10:13 pm
http://www.wlox.com/story/23177048/thousands-of-dead-fish-floating-in-pascagoula
Thousands of dead fish floating in Pascagoula, MS
Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:22 PM CDT

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
Thousands of fish are dead in Bayou Casotte forcing the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to close the bayou and part of the Mississippi Sound. MDEQ is also advising people to not eat any seafood from the area until further notice.

Mississippi Phosphates said a release of water from the plant led to the fish kill.

Owner of CC's Bait Shop Charles Williamson Jr. said, "If I continue taking hits like that, I can't stay in business."

He said every time the water is contaminated, his business suffers. This time Williamson lost 65 pounds of shrimp.

"It will take me about a week to get my stock back up because we haven't been catching a lot of shrimp," Williamson said. "So all that shrimp I had was four days worth of work. That's four days of burning diesel, four days paying help."

Five months ago another fish kill forced MDEQ to again close the boat ramps, causing him to lose about $5,000 in bait and business.

"It has just been a hard, uphill battle," Williamson said.

He is not the only one frustrated.

"Financially, I am at a loss," commercial crabber Brandon Pierpont said. "It is pushing all the crab out into the channel and everything that can get out is trying to. And what's left in here, like I said, I'm real low on numbers and had a lot of dead loss."

"For years, they say vegetation on the bank, depletion of the oxygen in the water. But look, you can only fool people so many times. It just continues to happen, so something needs to be done about it," fisherman Fred Waters said.

Mississippi Phosphates said the heavy rain Sunday forced the company to do an emergency discharge of processing water into Bayou Casotte to avoid an even larger uncontrolled release.

Williamson said the company should at least give some notice to those who make a living off the bayou.

"They need to give me a call, so I can shut off all my pumps and save the water I got and continue selling my live bait. That would be the neighborly thing to do," Williamson said.


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Post by: Kilika on August 26, 2013, 02:29:48 am
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"They need to give me a call, so I can shut off all my pumps and save the water I got and continue selling my live bait. That would be the neighborly thing to do," Williamson said.

Well, sorry Mr. Williams, those people are not your neighbors. They are nothing more than thieves and robbers taking advantage of local resources for their own enrichment. That is the world you live in!


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2013, 10:54:48 am
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/25/20187322-more-dolphins-found-dead-along-jersey-shore?lite=
8/25/13
More dolphins found dead along Jersey Shore

Two more dolphins have turned up dead along New Jersey beaches.

Officials with the Brigantine-based Marine Mammal Stranding Center tell The Press of Atlantic City that the dolphins were found Saturday in Sea Girt and Brigantine. That brings the statewide total to 68 since July 9. 

The deaths have been declared an "unusual mortality event" by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration due to the significant number of dolphins found between New York and Virginia.

From New Jersey south to Virginia, more than 230 dolphin deaths have been reported. Although officials have said the dolphins appear to be dying from viral pneumonia, a precise cause is still unknown.

A bottlenose dolphin that washed up earlier this month tested positive for morbillivirus, but officials said it was too early to tell if that is the culprit in the other deaths.

"We're not saying that this is a morbillivirus outbreak," Teri Rowles, NOAA's national marine mammal stranding coordinator, said at the time. "But because of the size of it right now, everybody's making that link at this point. But that is not a confirmed diagnosis or cause of this event at this point."



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2013, 06:52:35 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTEObf4WKws


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2013, 06:56:25 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fkiev.segodnya.ua%2Fkaccidents%2FKievskih-golubey-povalno-kosit-zagadochnaya-bolezn-455851.html
Kiev pigeons en masse mows a mysterious disease  
August 22, 2013

In Kiev is getting more sick pigeons.  On the streets often you can see the dead or very sickly birds.  According to TSN , usually animated birds became lethargic: throws his head back, walk unsteadily.

 In Kiev crawl rumors that pigeon flocks are even up in the air and can not ever fall under the wheels of cars.  Dead birds found on lawns and roadways.

 A few weeks ago in Moscow started a real pigeon plague .  As Russia began to die poultry from Newcastle disease, also called the psevdochumoy.  Significant signs of weakness, cramps, mucus in the mouth, bulging eyes with conjunctivitis.  In Kiev zoo does not exclude that the Newcastle disease can strike and our feathered.  Although no such cases in Kiev registered.  In the zoo, to insure against the virus, which can theoretically bring here the wild pigeons, birds are vaccinated and are constantly being watched.

 If the behavior of pigeons strange and alarming, experts recommend no contact with them, and especially not to the children.  The virus can be transmitted even with the dust.

 While veterinarians deny pigeon epidemic, the people of Kiev they have their own version of bird deaths.  Like, pigeons are killed because eat poison for homeless dogs.  The capital's street cleaners have really started to pick up more dead birds than usual.  Blame only the laws of nature, because the survival of the fittest.  At the same time sanitary requirements operates pigeons and they really can be carriers of various infections.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2013, 07:01:10 pm
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22  August 2013 17:18   By Lone Beck lone.beck @ nordjyske.dk

900 fish died in the lake

Hellum: Mill Lake in Hellum has in recent weeks been a sad sight. Local citizens have collected 900 dead fish, mainly trout out of the lake. On the city's Facebook page debatable issue, and several dishes accusations against the municipality. Hellum citizens believe the fish died due to oxygen deficiency which has occurred since the city has been looking Hellum brook outside the lake. Brook running water oxygenated lake. Asger Nielsen, head of department of environment, water and nature in Frederikshavn Municipality confirms that it must be bad with Mill Sea. - We know there has been a bottom reversal in the lake. It happens when it's really hot and oxygen concentration in stagnant water, explains Asger Nielsen.
 
The belly in the air
 
This year, the summer heat in a short time after the lake was "disconnected" pelvis, and the effect was dramatically when hundreds of fish turned belly up. It has never been understood that the pelvis should be associated with the lake. - When you get permission to restore a lake, you get it on the condition that there must be space between the lake and streams. The terms also applied in Hellum, but when the lake was cleaned up, one came to dig too close to the pelvic says Asger Nielsen. Experience elsewhere shows that the oxygen-sensitive trout struggle to succeed in a shallow lake, even though the lake is connected with a watercourse.
 
 Fish could have been saved
 
- At one time or another go wrong. The lake gets a ruseeffekt and trout are caught. The lake also destroys the natural environment in the river, explains Asger Nielsen. Trout in Hellum Møllesø could be rescued. - I will not deny that we could have pulled seines, if we had known there were so many trout in the lake. It is quite a costly affair, but we might have got the locals to help, says Asger Nielsen, adding: - It was not our view that there were so many trout that were caught in the lake. We are also tired of it.
 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2013, 07:03:42 pm
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Fish are found dead in creek in rural Itajai
8/22/13

An environmental crime may have caused the death of thousands of fish in a creek in rural Itajaí.  The animals were found dead on the morning of Thursday.  Many have washed away, but some were in the margins.

 Locals noticed changes in the water still in the creek late Wednesday.  Hermelindo Lourenço Gomes noted that on the same day was too much foam in the creek.  One of the suspicions of the population is that the domestic sewage that is dumped daily in the stream may have caused the death of fish.

 According to the Environment Foundation, the reason this is certainly not, otherwise there would be dead fish every day, which is not true.  For technical coordinator Famai, Carlos Alberto Rebelo, some chemical must have caused the damage.  If proven environmental crime, the official will have to pay a fine and suspend the activities that caused the damage.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2013, 07:08:48 pm
http://www.nst.com.my/streets/central/stench-of-rotting-fish-keeps-park-visitors-at-bay-1.340888
Stench of rotting fish keeps park visitors at bay
8/21/13

REPULSIVE: Ampang Hilir Lake Garden regulars have stopped going to the scenic spot after thousands of fish were found dead in and around the lake

 KUALA LUMPUR: THE recent discovery of dead fish at the scenic Ampang Hilir Lake Garden has raised concerns among park goers and residents in the area.

The fish were first discovered by a group of park goers on the second week of the fasting month. They said the unbearable stench had forced them to abandoned their visits there.

This was not the first such incident at the lake as there had been similar incidents, dating back to 2009. A Streets check found that the edge of the lake covered with algae and garbage. There was also a strong stench coming from the lake. However, we saw no dead fish as they had been cleared away.

A jogger, who wanted to be known only as Din, said that City Hall should be more proactive in carrying out maintenance at the lake.

"Many people frequent the lake daily. City Hall should ensure that the place is well kept," he said.

A City Hall worker, who declined to be named, said that the dead fish were cleared away after the supervisor of the park was informed of the matter.

"It took four days for the workers to clear all the dead fish. They had to go around the lake in a small boat to collect all the rotting fish," he said.

The worker also said that there had been numerous complaints from park goers about the foul smell of rotting fish.

"We can only dispose of the fish and hope that the smell will eventually go away," he said.

Former American Chamber of Commerce president Nicholas S. Zefferys wrote a letter to the New Straits Times recently about how the lake, an abandoned tin mine, was subsequently filled with water and seeded with fish.

"City Hall had built a delightful walkway and facilities for residents and trekkers.

"Today, this lake is cesspool of hundreds of dead fish floating on the surface amid a thick film of sewage, decay and rot.


"The stench is so bad we have discontinued our walks there, as our clothes became infused with the odour. No one walks there now except the hardy or indifferent," he wrote.

A spokesman for City Hall said that the dry season was killing the fish.

"There are 10 inlets which are connected to the lake and one outlet that channels the water out of the lake. During the dry season, the water level subsides causing the level to drop below the outlet
.

When this happens the water cannot be channelled out and as a result, the lake begins to collect garbage and contaminated water," he said.


The spokesman said that City Hall will be monitoring the lake garden. "We have already engaged a contractor to clean up the lake and start water treatment. As a long-term measure, we will be building a reservoir to treat the water that is channelled into the lake," he said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2013, 07:11:58 pm
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Hundreds-of-Dead-Fish-Surface-in-Agoura-Hills-Lake-220443141.html

Hundreds of Dead Fish Surface in Agoura Hills Lake

The fish apparently died of oxygen deprivation due to an algae bloom in the water.

 
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 


A massive cleanup was underway at Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills after hundreds of dead fish turned up in its waters -- at least 200 fish were seen belly-up drifing toward concrete banks.

In the past several days, something has been taking a chunk out of the lake’s fish population, including carp.

Residents sent NBC4 photos of the "fish kill" that they began noticing on Sunday.

"It can’t be healthy for kids around here. Can’t be healthy for adults," said Mark Odney, a Lake Lindero resident.

"Golf Projects Lindero" is the company that operates the lake’s country club. Its president, David V. Smith told residents they are not to panic.

"I would just ask homeowners to understand that this is something we are trying to address," he said.

Smith added that the kill is an unfortunate consequence of a dredging project earlier this year. If 5,000 yards of silt are pulled out of the lake, it kicks up nutrients from the bottom, he said. And, if hot weather is added to that, it results in an algae bloom.

"When algae blooms, then of course, it sucks oxygen out of the lake," Smith said.

The fish went lifeless after suffocating in the oxygen-depleted water. The solution is to kill the algae slowly with chemicals, but that may take a few weeks.

"It’s turned into a cesspool," Odney said.

Angry residents said they are "raising a stink" over the issue because they just can’t stand the stench of the dead fish.

Meantime, the lake's management company told NBC4 that it can’t kill all of the algae at once because that would kill more fish than it would save.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 27, 2013, 05:29:08 pm
http://news.msn.com/science-technology/virus-likely-causing-dolphin-deaths-noaa-says
Virus likely causing dolphin deaths, NOAA says

Virus likely causing dolphin deaths

8/27/13

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the cetacean morbillivirus is the likely cause of hundreds of dolphin deaths on the East Coast.

NORFOLK, Va. — Federal officials identified a virus Tuesday as the likely reason hundreds of bottlenose dolphins died along the East Coast, but they say there's little they can do to stop the deaths.

More than 330 dolphins have been stranded between New York and North Carolina since July 1, with nearly all of them dead by the time they wash up on shore, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

That's more than nine times the historical average for dolphin strandings in the region during July and August.

"Along the Atlantic seaboard, this is extraordinary," Teri Rowles, NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program coordinator, said in a conference call with reporters.

Earlier this month, NOAA declared an unusual mortality event so it could provide additional resources to study what was behind the rapid increase in deaths — more than half of which have occurred in Virginia. At the time, they suspected the cetacean morbillivirus was causing the deaths, just as it did during the last major dolphin die-off. In 1987 and 1988, the virus was blamed for causing 740 dolphin deaths between New Jersey and Florida.

Although research will continue, NOAA said it has collected enough evidence to declare the virus as the "tentative cause" in the most recent string of deaths as well. Morbillivirus is found in a broad range of mammals, and dolphins with it typically experience symptoms such as skin lesions, brain infections and pneumonia. The virus is usually spread through inhalation of respiratory particles or direct contact between animals, although officials said there's no risk of humans catching it. Bottlenose dolphins are typically found in groups of two to 15.

"At this point there isn't anything we can do to stop the virus," Rowles said. "We don't have a vaccine that is developed that could be easily deployed in a wild population of bottlenose dolphins or subpopulations."

Officials at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center said many of the dolphins washing up on the state's beaches are badly decomposed. State and federal officials say there are untold numbers of other dolphins that have also died and haven't washed ashore, likely making the total death count much higher.

"We've definitely gotten reports of floating carcasses that we were not able to recover — and there are plenty of those," said Margaret Lynott, the aquarium's stranding coordinator.

Using the 1980s die-off as a guide, officials believe the disease and strandings will spread south and last through the spring of 2014. Eventually, remaining dolphins will become more resistant to the disease, just as they have before. Bottlenose dolphins typically live between 40 and 50 years, but a new generation of dolphins will also likely become susceptible to the disease again in the future.

There are two different stocks of dolphins that populate the affected region, with the northern stock having between 7,000 and 9,000 dolphins, while the southern stock has between 9,900 to 12,000 dolphins, according to federal estimates.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 28, 2013, 05:59:12 pm
http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-198298-For-second-time-in-a-month,-dead-fish-wash-ashore
For second time in a month, dead fish wash ashore(Pakistan)
8/27/13

Something’s terribly wrong at the seashore. For the second time within a month, a large number of dead fish have washed ashore in Karachi

While the quantity of fish is quite small as compared to the last time, fisheries’ experts believe the mass killing this time has been caused by “red tide” – a natural phenomenon which occurs due to the immense growth of marine algae usually in coastal waters.

Red tides, locally termed “mara paani” (in Sindhi) and “bad aab” (in Baloch language), can produce natural toxins or deplete dissolved oxygen, resulting in the death of marine and coastal species of fish and even sometimes birds and marine mammals.

On August 5, around 100 metric tonnes of dead fish, mainly grey mullets, had washed ashore on the beaches of Karachi between Baba Island and Chinna Creek. The mortalities were attributed to the toxic rainwater flowing in the sea from Lyari River, which flows through the industrial areas.

This time, a small quantity of dead fish, including tigertooth croaker, mullets, terapons, scat and seabreams, have been beaching in patches along the Clifton beach since Saturday.

While the dead fish have been attributed to red tide, the reason for the sudden growth of algae is not well understood, experts at World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF) said on Monday.

“But the recurring mortality of natural fish stocks may severely affect the livelihood of the fishermen in the coastal areas,” pointed out WWF-Pakistan Director Rab Nawaz.Fish deaths on account of toxic phytoplankton can be widespread and direct or indirect consumption of such organisms can be harmful for humans.

The WWF-Pakistan has collected samples of the dead fish for analysis to identify the species of phytoplankton causing mass mortality.Moazzam Khan, the marine fisheries technical adviser at WWF-Pakistan, said abrupt growth of toxic phytoplankton was known as “harmful algal bloom”.

Phytoplankton is not harmful to humans and marine animals. But owing to a number of reasons, some of which are still not well understood, these algae grow in millions changing the colour of the water ranging from green to blood red.

Red tides are a regular occurrence in Pakistani waters often resulting in mass mortality of fish. Khalid Mahmood, the co-principal investigator, and Saba Ayub, the data enumerator at WWF-Pakistan, who surveyed the area pointed out that fish mortality was widespread along the entire Clifton coast, mainly at Do Darya and Sea View but the quantities were not large.

Most of the dead fish have already been collected for fish meal processors. Khan was concerned that use of such fish for fish meal and human consumption could lead to serious health issues.

He pointed out the WWF-Pakistan was working with the National Institute of Oceanography to identify the species of phytoplankton responsible for fish mortality. The first such record in Pakistani waters dates back to the 13th century. A red tide in 1906 resulted in the elimination of the entire stock of oysters from waters of Sindh.

The WWF-Pakistan has urged research organisations to keep an eye on the appearance of harmful algal blooms and set up a regular monitoring system as some of these blooms can be harmfully toxic and may lead to serious health issues.




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Post by: Mark on August 31, 2013, 07:58:03 am
Elk herd found dead in northeastern N.M.

State biologists are trying to unravel a mystery of what killed a herd of elk in northeastern New Mexico.   

More than 100 elk found were dead on a ranch about 20 miles north of Las Vegas this week.

Sky News 13 flew over the gruesome discovery on the sprawling 75,000-acre Buena Vista Ranch near Mora.
 
The elk weren't shot, so the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is investigating just what caused the deaths.

Their top suspicion: something called Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD.  The often-fatal disease is caused by insect bites.

"With EHD, an elk could get a fever," said Game and Fish spokesperson Rachel Shockley. "It's usually a pretty fast illness, and up to eight to 36 hours later the animals go into shock, and then they die."
 
With elk bow hunting season starting on Sunday, some guided expeditions in the area may be called off.

Biologists are sending tissue samples from the elk and water samples from the area for testing.

If it is EHD, Game and Fish says it's not contagious to humans.  The disease is spread from insect bites, not animal to animal.

Game and Fish say no other die-offs of elk have been reported in New Mexico so far this year.

They say hunters should avoid harvesting elk that appear sick and to call and report anything unusual.

VIDEO: http://www.krqe.com/news/local/elk-herd-found-dead-in-northeastern-nm?hpt=us_bn10#.Uh9VxNPPhF4.facebook


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 01:42:38 pm
http://enenews.com/unprecedented-sockeye-salmon-at-dire-historic-low-may-entirely-shut-down-fishery-on-canadas-west-coast-we-think-something-happened-in-the-ocean-the-elders-have-never-seen-anything-like
8/12/13
Unprecedented: Sockeye salmon at dire historic low on Canada’s Pacific coast — “We think something happened in the ocean” — “The elders have never seen anything like this at all” — Alaska and Russia also affected (MAP)

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Aboriginal people in British Columbia who rely on Skeena River sockeye are facing some extremely difficult decisions as sockeye salmon returns plunge to historic lows.

Lake Babine Chief Wilf Adam was on his way to Smithers, B.C., on Monday for a discussion about whether to entirely shut down the food fishery on Lake Babine, something he said would be drastic and unprecedented [...]

Last month, the department noted returns for the Skeena River sockeye run were dire. [...]

[Mel Kotyk, North Coast area director for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans] said department scientists don’t know why the return numbers are so low. “[...] we think something happened in the ocean.”

“[...] We’ve never seen anything like this in all these years I’ve done this. I’ve asked the elders and they have never seen anything like this at all.” [said Chief Wilf Adam]

More: “The sockeye runs way up north in the Skeena are low. The [fish] out of Bristol Bay, Alaska is down 30 to 35 per cent over last year. Russia has got a limited number of fish in the market. They are down about 40 per cent over all their salmon fisheries.”

Gundersen: We are going to see top of the food chain animals like tuna and salmon and things like that that bioaccumulate [...] I am concerned that the FDA is not monitoring fish entering the United States [...] I am thinking by 2013 we might see contamination of the water and of the top of the food chain fishes on the West Coast.

Gundersen: Federal and state agencies are not measuring this… I’ve been working on the West Coast and I’ve been trying to get the people of Oregon to demand of their state, the people of Alaska to demand of their state: Check the salmon, it is not difficult.

From today: Biologist: Pacific herring in Canada bleeding from eyeballs, faces, fins, tails -- I've never seen fish looking this bad -- All 100 examined were bloody -- Officials informed of hemorrhaging soon after 3/11 -- Gov't ignoring problem (PHOTO)

UPDATE: Canadian official publicly claims 'no concern' over new Fukushima leak info... Yet privately requested tests on salmon, due to "great public concern about potential radiation contamination in these fish"


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 06:03:51 pm
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In Puno, snowfall hit areas were declared emergency(Peru)

 President Ollanta Humala took today helps Carabaya provinces, Sandia, Lampa, San Antonio de Putina, Melgar, Puno and El Collao

8/27/13

President Ollanta Humala announced that seven provinces of Puno will be declared in emergency due to heavy snowfall - which have left hundreds of families isolated and more than 250 000 dead alpacas.

 The president flew over the areas affected by the low temperatures and falling snow, the worst in a decade .  Then signed the standard state of emergency declared in the provinces of Carabaya, Sandia, Lampa, San Antonio de Putina, Melgar, Puno and El Collao.

 Humala, who was accompanied by Minister of Housing René Cornejo , delivered 10,000 blankets, medicines, food and other items.  Also 13 000 bags of oats and medicines for animals.  He also announced that he will return tomorrow to Puno with more help for the affected population.

 Earlier, the Civil Defense deputy regional government of Puno, Percy Quispe, said it has ordered the suspension of classes in 16 schools in the province and state of immobility of the hospital staff.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 06:08:05 pm
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8/27/13
In ten days, five dead whales stranded on the coast of ES

 Humpback whale was found death on Tuesday (27) in Linhares.
 Vila Velha had also recorded other strandings.


A Humpback whale species was found dead Beach Depth of Ipiranga, Linhares, Northern Spirit , on Tuesday.  The 35-ton mammal was an adult male and was 14.5 meters long.  Since March 18, there have been five recorded cases of stranded whales along the coast of the State, all in a state of decomposition.  An expert explains that such cases are common this time of year.  The whale will be buried on the beach by the city.

 According to biologist Erick Berger, whales migrate to the coast and are more vulnerable to accidents that can cause death.  "They come here to breed and the females give birth to the puppies.  And coming here, they are more susceptible to impacts with vessels, the water closest to the mainland are already more polluted.  All this can influence the cause of their death, "he said.

 On Sept. 18, some twelve miles from the site where the whale was found today, another humpback also ran aground.  She was 12 feet long and was found by local residents.  After that day, according to the Institute Orca, four other whales stranded on beaches of the Holy Spirit.

 The two whales found in Linhares will be buried in the same beach.  All service will be made by the city.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 06:17:46 pm
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/28/eighty-dead-sea-turtles-guatemala
8/28/13
Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala

Eighty dead sea turtles have been recorded since the first week of July on the country's southeastern beaches


An assortment of marine animals and birds reside along the black volcanic sand beaches of Guatemala's Pacific coast, but lately both residents and visitors on the southeast beaches of the country have observed a tragic event – the stranding of dead sea turtles.

Eighty dead sea turtles have been recorded since the first week of July on the beaches of La Barrona, Las Lisas, Chapeton and Hawaii according to a statement released by the Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS), a Guatemalan non-profit organization formed by citizens in 1989.

"The entire coast has historically been a significant nesting area for olive ridley and leatherback sea turtles," Colum Muccio, ARCAS administrative director, told mongabay.com. While not known to nest in Guatemala, east pacific green turtles forage in estuaries and mangrove waterways along the Pacific coast.

Tucked between Mexico and El Salvador, the 250 kilometers of coast is divided by 14 river mouths and peppered with beautiful mangrove wetlands and lagoons. In 1993, ARCAS initiated conservation activities in the Hawaii area with hopes of counteracting threats to leatherback and olive ridley sea turtle populations. The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is currently listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, while the olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) is listed as Vulnerable.

"We manage two of the 24 hatcheries on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, and carry out research and advocacy for sea turtle conservation," Muccio said.

According to the statement, nearby residents are worried because sea turtles are a valuable resource. Not only do the sea turtles draw tourists to the coast, but, despite their endangered status, the eggs are also a source of income.

"Sea turtle conservation efforts in Guatemala rely on the use of hatcheries, which are managed as part of a quasi-legal egg harvest," Muccio said. "Villagers are permitted to collect eggs that are deposited on Guatemalan beaches on the condition that 20 percent of each clutch is donated to a nearby hatchery."

The system was initiated in the mid 1980s to promote the sustainable use of sea turtle eggs, Muccio continued. The operating hatcheries along the Pacific coastline function at various levels based on financial resources of the administering organization.

Muccio states many hatcheries are underfunded, short-staffed and operating with limited scientific knowledge. Several hatcheries do not carry out beach monitoring or research activities, contributing to the deficit in accurate nesting and stranding data.

"Many projects are lacking in the key elements necessary for the present community-based conservation system to function successfully," Muccio said.

In addition to egg harvesting, one of the main threats to sea turtles on the Pacific coast of Guatemala is fisheries by-catch. The statement notes that the appearance of dead turtles on the beach coincides with the presence of shrimp trawlers in waters off these beaches.

"I don't think it's a coincidence that when shrimp trawlers appear in the ocean that we begin having stranded turtles," Muccio said.

Although Guatemalan trawlers are required to use turtle excluder devices (TEDs), Muccio said that enforcement is difficult and fines are very light.

"We are currently working on instituting a ban on bottom trawling," said Muccio. "This has recently been done in Belize, Costa Rica and Ecuador and El Salvador doesn't allow them closer than 3 miles from shore."

Leading marine turtle conservationists and researchers presented a petition to the government of Guatemala expressing their concern. According to the statement, the petition requests that the government take action to counter the mortality of sea turtles, including the monitoring of shrimp trawlers to establish the impact on marine turtle populations.

"Sea turtles are also very much part of the identity of the local culture and local communities often take pride in their hatcheries and their contributions to save the sea turtle," Muccio said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 06:28:25 pm
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Henan artificial Dongting night one million kilograms of dead fish
8/30/13

Is called the North "artificial Dongting," Asia's largest artificial reservoir overnight plains over 100 ten thousand kilograms of dead fish have emerged!  WASHINGTON reported, Henan Zhumadian City Suya Lake and the lake, recently covered with anti-belly farmed fish, but also because of the hot weather and rapid decay, disgusting stench filled the entire reservoir area, the fishermen estimated loss of over a thousand million.

Reported that the official informed that, or because of a sudden the water due to the low dissolved oxygen.  But all are merely questioned the real reason for suspected serious water pollution, requires the authorities conduct a thorough investigation.

"Color red flow into the cage, the fish began floating head, not a moment on the whole float came." Reservoir fishermen Luo Xinhua recalled their own farms, more than 50,000 kilograms of grass carp, small fish, etc., on Saturday night all of a sudden death, he fish for decades never met the same situation.  "Fish are a couple of kilos, in accordance with a wholesale price can sell a 10-20 yuan." Reported that he estimated losses of more than 60 million, and refers only to South Reservoir alone more than 100 million kilograms of fish deaths North Reservoir more heavy losses, many farmers lose everything.

Reported that Suya Lake Reservoir Authority, said there are still some serious rotting fish not picked up, the serious pollution of reservoirs and lakes.  The shore fish processing less because too many start crawling maggots and stench smoked day, deplorable sanitary conditions, municipal government asked farmers buried the dead fish unified treatment to prevent bad bacteria spread.

According to the monitoring results of the official notification refers to the analysis of water quality incident oxygen fish survive just one-sixth of the standard to one-third is estimated to be the main cause large fish kills.  According to reports, but industry insiders questioned another insider, the lake has a number of loach, fish, turtle, even though the lake without water, drilling mud loach can survive, while the shark is no oxygen in the water climbed ashore, not As all dead.  Municipal Bureau of Agriculture also refers to fish hypoxic death only appearance, has invited experts to assist Provincial Academy of Fishery thorough investigation.

Suya Lake "artificial Dongting" reputation, is Asia's largest artificial reservoir plain, an area of ​​over 4700 square kilometers, the annual production of 30 kinds of fish.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 06:36:39 pm
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Fish kills

Deadly circulation

 30.08.2013 · This week were rinsed several tons of dead fish on the Baltic Sea beach between Heiligendamm and Graal-Müritz.  What sounds creepy, is quite common.  About the fish kill on the Baltic coast.


As this week between Heiligendamm on the Baltic Sea beach and Graal-Müritz drives several tons of dead fish, mainly bream and roach, which belong rather to fresh water, the experts was clear that this is due to a break-saline and oxygen-poor water.  The fish had demonstrated neither disease nor external injuries.

 Christopher Zimmerman, deputy head of the Rostock Thünen-Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries, explains the phenomenon: The salinity of the Baltic Sea is not very high.  He is also determined by the North Sea.  The autumn and winter storms play a major role.  First sweeps east of the Baltic Sea, as it is empty, then the west wind brings saline water from the North Sea.  The salty water is less than the less salinity.

 But where the freshwater fish come from?

 First, it is also rich in oxygen.  But then when plankton layers on the lake, the algal mats around, die and sink into the depths, the bacteria decompose the plankton - and need oxygen.  Now, if this salty, but now even low-oxygen layers are swirled to the surface, which is threatening for many marine animals.

 So something seems to be happening on the Mecklenburg Baltic Sea coast now.  Ablandiger wind has driven away the upper layers of the sea, the lower saline and oxygen-poor came from about 20 meters to the surface.  But where the freshwater fish come from?  Zimmermann explains it so that many of them are staying in places where fresh water meets sea water, such as in the Warnow estuary.

 "Of course the salt water does not flow very far up the creeks, in the case of the Warnow in Rostock, at best, to the port city." In fact, there have been the end of last week, such a revolution by offshore wind.  Sign was that the water temperature dropped within 48 hours from 21 to 17 degrees.

 They could not run away fast enough

 But not the temperature drop was fatal to the fish, but the oxygen depletion of the cold water from the deeper layers.  They could not run away fast enough, as Zimmermann explained.  "A cod has about as there is no problem, he just swims away." That many fish die at such times, come again and again again and can also happen anywhere on the Baltic Sea, provided offshore wind and offshore.  Recently there had been in the Bay of Lübeck, a mussel die.  "This is still well remembered because it stunk mightily," says Zimmermann.

 The water changes are also seen in the occurrence of jellyfish, usually present at the dividing line between the deeper salt water and the layers above.  Also, they are then stirred up and brought to the surface.  In fact, many jellyfish were observed in the last days of Rostock.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 06:39:16 pm
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30/08/2013 at 05:00 

 Thousands of dead fish found(France)

Yesterday morning, the National Office for Water and Aquatic Environments (Onema) and the police went to the edge of the bridge Saichy in La Bresse, more precisely at the bedside Chajoux stream that flows into the Moselotte.  They found the presence of a significant amount of dead fish on the banks and in the river.  Samples were made by the police to determine the cause of the carnage.  Because mortality of wildlife is visible over six kilometers.  More than a thousand heads of all species.  Dead fish have even been spotted in the Moselotte the center of La Bresse, swept away by the current.

 The alert was given Wednesday morning by a fisherman who had found nothing suspicious yesterday, but noticed the presence of dead trout amount upon arrival.  He alerted the authorities, who immediately have attempted to identify a potential source of pollution, which proves chemical.  Nothing could be ascertained during these first steps.  Ongoing analyzes are likely to provide more answers to the investigators of the community brigades Saulxures-sur-Moselotte.  However, time is needed.  The Federation of Fisheries decided to complain.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 06:43:42 pm
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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 06:47:36 pm
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8/30/13
Fish Kill reported at Lake Koocanusa

EUREKA - State wildlife officials say a strong and fast moving storm front last Sunday night appears to have triggered a kokanee salmon die-off in Lake Koocanusa.

Fisheries biologist Mike Hensler estimates there were at least 10,000 dead juvenile kokanee measuring 8"-10" long scattered from Big Creek to the Canadian border.

The event is similar to a die-off in 2005, and several others in the 1990s and earlier.

John Fraley with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says the deaths appear to have been triggered by a period of calm, hot weather that lets the reservoir stratify and allows algae to bloom.

The storm front, accompanying winds and drop in atmospheric pressure allows the algae to mix with deeper layers. The kokanee ingest the algae, which includes some blue-green algae which is toxic to the fish, as they are feeding, according to a news release.

The fish then become disoriented, come to the surface, their air bladders expand and they are unable to dive back to depth so the warm surface water kills them.

The algae is not abundant enough to affect humans and has now been dispersed by continuing winds.

Fraley pointed out that the die-off only lasted a few days and only affected a small portion of what would be next year's adult salmon. There are no health concerns with eating a fish healthy enough to hit a lure.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 02, 2013, 04:16:13 pm
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Closer to a state of emergency; Toxic water devastating Treasure Coast
Story by Jana Eschbach / CBS12 News
Posted by Scott T. Smith / CBS12 News
STUART, Fla. -- St. Lucie County commissioners give the go ahead to draft a state of emergency. All commissioners unanimously approved the move.

It will be finalized and voted on next week, which will then open up funding for environmental and economic losses.

The news comes the same day we've learned that nearly 100 percent of the 23 acres of state funded oyster beds are dead. 100 percent of the St. Lucie River in Stuart and Port St. Lucie is toxic. Releases from Lake Okeechobee are estimated to continue through 2014.

All this is taking a toll on the tourism and boating industry, the environment, and even people's health.

Bacteria levels are so high, you can't touch the water or risk an infection. Toxic algae so serious, it can cause liver damage.

Tourism numbers on the west coast of Florida are just in, show 70 percent of the tourism industry is seeing a great economic hit.

Fifty percent of hotel guests say they won't return because of the dirty water.

Treasure Coast officials have not yet surveyed businesses to date, but the numbers won't be good.

"The important thing is let's declare it a State of Emergency," said Mark Perry, Executive Director at Florida Oceanographic Society.  "I mean this is not only an emergency environmentally, but economically for the people in the area for their livelihoods and health-wise. So there should be a state team that comes here from Department of Environmental Protection and the Governor's office, and everyone should be on this."

A state Senate panel last week focused on possible solutions for now, like using cattle ranches and conservation lands to hold water, some of it is land currently flooded by Big Sugar.

$4 million of taxpayer money was spent on the oyster reef project. The water in the spring was crystal clear in the estuary. Now, its toxic.

"This is a real real crisis here," Perry said.

With four months of fresh water pouring in, the salinity in the St. Lucie River plunged to zero.

"We went out and did surveys on August 2 and found about 49 percent mortality in the oysters. But for so much fresh water for so long, they cant tolerate it," Perry said. "Those oysters form reef environments, and create habitats for about 300 species of little crabs, shrimp, and juvenile fish that are based on the food chain, on up the food chain -- that habitat alone is being decimated."

This week the oyster reefs are declared dead. Your tax dollars were spent on a big project, only to be destroyed once again.

"These coastal estuaries cannot take it -- enough is enough." Perry said.

But Perry says we have to keep spending to keep regenerating these reefs, or the entire estuary will die. What would that look like? No fish, dolphins, manatees, nothing will live in the water.

"Look we cant give up. As soon as this events over we have to get back out there and try to recover this habitat, cause oysters and seagrasses and mangroves, these are critical habitats for these coastal estuaries." Perry said.

The New York Times is here today, CBS Evening News, are focusing on the economy, and other networks on dolphin deaths. Are we gaining any support for funding a comprehensive solution for the coastal and Lake regions with all this coverage? Not yet.

To bring awareness to Washington this week and encourage funding, Congressman Patrick Murphy is taking a tour of the entire Everglades and Lake region projects with South Florida Water Managers first thing Wednesday.

Murphy is trying to secure federal support in Washington to pay for the projects. Fully-funded, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, passed  in 2000, would cost $8 billion, and take 15 to 20 years to complete.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 02, 2013, 04:20:48 pm
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Thousands of dead fish before Nienhagen(Germany)
 Nienhagen  · 27/08/2013
  On the beach of Nienhagen west of Warnemunde have been washed ashore on Tuesday a lot of dead fish.  This is mainly to freshwater fish such as bream or roach.

According to Christopher Zimmermann from Rostock Thünen-Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries, the animals have died from lack of oxygen, a process not rare in summer.  Surface water will vergedrängt with offshore winds and replaced by poorer oxygen deep water.  At low salt concentrations in the Baltic Sea and freshwater fish here could find good living conditions.  Conversely penetrate saltwater fish found in the estuaries until they no longer cope with the decreasing salt concentration.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 03, 2013, 06:18:56 pm
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Are reduced cattle in Matamoros by 15%

Up to 15 percent of the livestock in Matamoros has died because of drought and rainfall recorded at this time are not enough to feed them, said Victor Garcia Garcia, president of the Local Livestock

9/2/13

 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 03, 2013, 06:21:55 pm
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9/2/13
In the capital of the Urals shore littered with dead fish Iset: The disaster was the communal accident(Russia)

In Ekaterinburg Iset shore near the bridge on the street Furmanova littered with dead fish, in addition, the lost fish swimming in the river.  According to eyewitnesses, the water in the river is turbid.  Experts call for massive fish kills municipal drains.

 According to the Environmental Prosecutor's Office On the eve of the Sverdlovsk region, check on this fact holds Nizhneobskoe Pool Water Management.  Water professionals informed about the problem and had to visit the area and select the carcasses of dead fish for further research and identify the causes of death of the fish.

 "The mass death of fish caused by municipal domestic sewage. Investigation will be carried out in conjunction with the environmental prosecutor's office," - said in Nizhneobskom water management.





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 As the Nakanune.TV, the townspeople, who often walk across the bridge, note that had never seen a dead fish on the surface of the water.

 "Very often pass here, but I see this for the first time. Apparently, someone threw something into the river" - is perplexed woman.

 A sad picture is not surprised and local fans of fish in polluted Iset.

 "What do you want? It is the city's constant mud. Dirty water, all sorts of waste, hence the result," - said Alexander fisherman.

 In the near future to understand the cause of mass death of fish in the prosecutor's office will Iset.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 03, 2013, 06:25:17 pm
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Bolivia: four dead and 3500 families affected
8/30/13

PEACE. Four farmers were killed and 3500 families were affected by heavy snow that fell in recent days in four of the nine departments of Bolivia, according to official reports published Friday.

 "There are more than 3500 families affected across the country, most damage is in Cochabamba, La Paz and Potosi. Has died a person more by snow in the municipality of Colquechaca (Potosí)," he told reporters Oscar Cabrera, Deputy Minister of Civil Defense.

 "With that we would be four people that have been killed," said the authority.

 A cold front with snow storms hit in recent days to the departments of La Paz (west), Cochabamba (center), Potosi (southwest) and Chuquisaca (southeast).

 Cabrera flew on Friday the most affected area comprising the township Cocapata in Cochabamba (center) was where food, provisions, medical relief and animal fodder.

 Heavy machinery has cleared snow blocking access to the town, said Mayor Pedro Padilla.

 To tell the Deputy Minister of Rural Development, Víctor Hugo Vásquez, the cold weather caused in Cochabamba the loss of at least 2000 head of livestock, including sheep and camels.

 The report by the Vice Ministry of Civil Defense said that the snow storms impacted on livestock killing "40 000 head of sheep and 30,000 cattle camel in the departments of Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Potosí and La Paz".

 Precisely attempts to rescue the cattle have caused the death of the peasants.  For this factor, several locals were initially reported as missing, although they returned home.

 Reuben Colquhoun, director of Area Health Services Ministry, announced sending ten health brigades to affected areas in the Department of La Paz.

 There, the area most affected was the mining center Caracoles (400 km from La Paz), where extractive activities were paralyzed as a result of snow and where access is difficult.

 "Even doctors left," said one clerk to mine Erbol.

 Cinthia Prado, in charge of risk prevention at the state ABC road manager, said that "the trunk routes are passable" as traders proceeded to clean them, but urged caution to drivers as the platform becomes slippery from melting.  (AFP)


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 06, 2013, 05:44:41 pm
http://enenews.com/unprecedented-sockeye-salmon-at-dire-historic-low-may-entirely-shut-down-fishery-on-canadas-west-coast-we-think-something-happened-in-the-ocean-the-elders-have-never-seen-anything-like
Unprecedented: Sockeye salmon at dire historic low on Canada’s Pacific coast — “We think something happened in the ocean” — “The elders have never seen anything like this at all” — Alaska and Russia also affected
8/12/13

Aboriginal people in British Columbia who rely on Skeena River sockeye are facing some extremely difficult decisions as sockeye salmon returns plunge to historic lows.

Lake Babine Chief Wilf Adam was on his way to Smithers, B.C., on Monday for a discussion about whether to entirely shut down the food fishery on Lake Babine, something he said would be drastic and unprecedented [...]

Last month, the department noted returns for the Skeena River sockeye run were dire. [...]

[Mel Kotyk, North Coast area director for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans] said department scientists don’t know why the return numbers are so low. “[...] we think something happened in the ocean.”

“[...] We’ve never seen anything like this in all these years I’ve done this. I’ve asked the elders and they have never seen anything like this at all.” [said Chief Wilf Adam]



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Post by: Kilika on September 07, 2013, 03:30:12 am
Quote
we think something happened in the ocean.”

I'd venture a guess...Fukushima.


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Post by: Mark on September 07, 2013, 08:41:35 am
I'd venture a guess...Fukushima.

no doubt


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 10, 2013, 05:59:28 pm
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-090913.html
9/9/13
Pashmina withers on roof of the world
 By Athar Parvaiz

 CHANGTHANG, India - The famed pashmina shawl that keeps the cold away - in style and at a price - could itself have become the victim of winter. Thousands of goats whose fine wool is woven into pashmina have perished in extreme cold being associated with climate change.

 Pashmina is drawn from Changra goats found in Ladakh region of Kashmir state and a part of the Tibetan peninsula, more than 14,000 feet (4,267 meters) above sea level. The peninsula is often called the Roof of the World. Little grows in these areas where the temperature can drop to minus 35 degrees Celsius. The local Changpa nomads live off their herds of sheep, yak and goats.

 The Changthang region of the larger Tibetan Peninsula does not normally see heavy snowfall. That may be changing, given the heavy snowfall earlier this year that deprived the Changpas of fodder for their animals.

 "In the past five years this is the second time I have seen such heavy snowfall," Bihkit Angmo, 53, who rears goats, told IPS outside her tent in Kharnak, a nomadic settlement 173 kilometers east of Leh, capital of Ladakh. "This new trend of snowfall several feet high has left us quite worried."

 Summer last year brought its own problems, leaving areas parched and barren. "It was terrible. We had to go long distances to find suitable pasture for our livestock," said Angmo.

 This summer, melting snow brought some greenery back but not before serious loss. The District Sheep Husbandry Office at Leh puts the number of goats lost due to weather upheavals at 24,624. This has seriously jeopardized the pashmina business. Wool from the goat is extremely warm, given the cold the animal has to survive in. With a diameter of 14-19 microns, strands of pashmina are said to be six times finer than human hair.

 Kashmiri craftsmen have used these for generations to make the renowned Pashmina shawl, woven with hand and often embellished with fine embroidery. A pashmina shawl can cost about US$200-$600. Pashmina exports fetched $160 million in 2011-12, according to the state government's economic survey.

 Now, given the extremes of summer and winter, goats are dying either of starvation or of hypothermia.

 Angmo's is one of few families that have stayed behind in Kharnak to still rear Pashmina-producing goats. Some 83 families out of a total of 98 have migrated from this area, according to Mohammad Sharief, the district sheep husbandry officer at Leh.

 "For the past several years," he told IPS, "our surveys show that five to 10 families from the Changthang area migrate to Leh city every year."

 There are an estimated 2,500 Changpa families in Changthang, according to Sharief, managing about 200,000 goats. Each goat produces 250 grams of wool in a season. The wool sells at about $35 a kilogram.

 Nomads from Changthang have set up their own neighborhood in Leh called Kharnak Ling. "All the families that have migrated from Kharnak and other belts of Changthang have settled here," said Sharief.

 Motub Angmo, 43, is among those who migrated from Kharnak four years back to settle in Leh. The hard mountain life had got to him, he said, and they moved out after selling off the 300 goats the family had.

 "Now that we have no livestock, we go and work as laborers,"
he told IPS. His five children go to a proper school in Leh. The mobile schools that the government had set up for nomads in the mountains did not succeed.

 If things continue this way, Sharief said, Pashmina-goat rearing would come to an end in the next two decades. That would also mean the end of livelihood for about 300,000 people in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India who depend on pashmina directly or indirectly, according to Shariq Farooqi, director of the Craft Development Institute in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state.

 "We all rely on pashmina for making shawls," Ashraf Banday, a pashmina trader in the city, told IPS. "Any threat to its production means a threat to our livelihood."

 As it is, he said, the Kashmir pashmina industry is suffering because of duplicate products in the market. "Any decline in pashmina production will make it even more vulnerable."

 According to Sharief, India's textile ministry has woken up to the problem of the migrating Changpas and initiated measures to encourage them to stay back. "We have a budget of 70 million rupees [US$1.2 million] this year to stock feed in fodder banks to be used in winter," he said. "We are also planning to provide tents and shelters to the nomads."

 His department is making an effort to relocate families in Leh back into Changthang. "Last year we relocated two families in Kharnak and created mini-farms for them by giving them 50 animals each free of cost," said Sharief.

 Once the families are established, some goats will be retrieved from them and given to other families. Sharief hopes the cycle can continue till most of the families are relocated.

 The threat to Pashmina goat-rearing will also mean an end to the unique culture of the Changpas, Sharief said. Most of them are followers of Tibetan Buddhism and have an elaborate set of customs centered around their livestock. Traditionally, the nomads were also polyandrous, though that is changing with the younger generation.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 10, 2013, 06:08:42 pm
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9/6/13
Mysterious whale deaths in Ghana

 Environmentalists and government officials in Ghana currently puzzled about the cause of a large whale deaths.  Since Friday, five dead whales were stranded on the coast of the West African country, as a representative of the Fisheries Commission said.  The Commission will establish a dedicated team to investigate the causes.

 To speculation that oil production off the coast of Ghana is responsible for the deaths of marine mammals, said both the Fisheries Commission as well as environmentalists, but there was no evidenceAccording to the environmental group Friends of the nation since 2009, 16 whales died in Ghanaian watersThis was an unusually large number, the organization called for an official investigation.

 Ghana had begun in December 2010, with oil production in the Atlantic Ocean.  The chairman of Friends of the Nation, Donkris Movuta said, this temporal interaction with the whale deaths could be "a coincidence".  "It can be anything in the marine world," he said.  The question is why does not the carcasses would sink to the ocean floor, but were washed ashore.

 In Kokrobite resort 50 kilometers from the capital Accra removed a partially decomposed whale carcass became an attraction.  Sea parted the animal to a local tradition upside down - and were paid his visit of tourists.  Some walkers have been photographed lying in the surf on the body of the dead whale.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 10, 2013, 06:12:09 pm
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9/6/13
BREAKING NEWS Fish die-off at Atascadero Lake(California)

City public works crews cleaned more than 2,000 pounds of fish from the Atascadero lakeshore Friday resulting from a sudden die-off.

 "We knew the oxygen levels were getting low; we tested them [Thursday] and saw they were getting low,” said Bob Joslin, Atascadero public works operations manager. “We went [Friday morning] to test them again and saw the fish were dead on the shore.”

 Joslin said drought conditions this year have produced a quickly evaporating body of water at the Atascadero Lake Park, one that now holds its deepest points at just four-to-five feet, a good eight feet lower than the lake is at its fullest.

 The low water levels mean lower oxygen content for the fish, and that brings a deadly consequence for the animals.

 Part of the problem is that the so-called lake is not really what its name implies.

“It’s not really a lake, it’s a big pond, and when the water gets hot, it starts to stagnate,” Joslin said. “We’re being as proactive as we can. We do what we can do, but with this weather and the low levels, there’s not a lot we can do. It’s a natural phenomenon, and it’s happened before.”



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 10, 2013, 06:16:32 pm
High number of Bottlenose dolphins dying off north eastern USA
http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/bottlenose-dieoff.html#cr

Bottlenose dolphin unusual mortality event in the Mid-Atlantic
August 2013. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (as amended), an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for bottlenose dolphins in the Mid-Atlantic region from early July 2013 through to the present day. A much higher number than usual of strandings of Bottlenose dolphins has occurred in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

These Bottlenose dolphin strandings are more than seven times the historical average for the month of July for the Mid-Atlantic Region. All age classes of bottlenose dolphins are involved and strandings range from a few live animals to mostly dead animals with many very decomposed.

As yet, there are no unifying gross necropsy findings although several dolphins have presented with pulmonary lesions. Preliminary testing of tissues from one dolphin indicates possible morbillivirus infection, although it is too early to say whether or not morbillivirus may be causing this event.

Probably infectious disease
Based on the rapid increase in strandings over the last two weeks and the geographic extent of these mortalities, an infectious pathogen is at the top of the list of potential causes for this UME, but all potential causes of these mortalities will be evaluated. Work is underway to determine whether an infectious agent affecting these dolphins is present in collected tissue samples.

25 years since last major event when more than 740 dolphins died
It has been 25 years since the 1987-1988 bottlenose dolphin morbillivirus mortality event that occurred along the mid-Atlantic coast, involving more than 740 animals and spanning from New Jersey to Florida. That massive die-off, along with a humpback whale mortality event in 1987 off the coast of Massachusetts and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill prompted Congress to formally establish the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program with the specific instructions for the UME Program as Title IV of the MMPA.

(http://www.wildlifeextra.com/resources/listimg/whales/2013/strandings_graph_noaa@large.jpg)


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 10, 2013, 06:20:54 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ethnos.gr%2Farticle.asp%3Fcatid%3D22768%26subid%3D2%26pubid%3D63882209
Thousands of dead fish in the lake Ismarhida(Greece)
 
About 10 tons of dead fish counted identified lake Ismarhida by members of the Management Nestos Delta - Vistonidas - Ismarida and colleagues Democritus University of Thrace, which carry out downloads water samples under a research program.

"The extent of the phenomenon is unique.  Despite the fact that each year identifies quantities of dead fish in the lake, this year is the first time we see such a large amount, "said Chairman of the Management Manos Koutrakis.

 However, the executives have proceeded in taking measurements of water quality and, in particular, the amount of dissolved oxygen in water at various points in the lake, as the first evidence showing that prevailing conditions of oxygen deficiency by yet unknown cause, both esodeftiko mouth lake and at this point north.

 "We excluded firstly due to the phenomenon of illegal fishing using dynamite and we conclude that the death of fish due to anoxic conditions developed in the lake, that is, for some unknown reason, the water has no oxygen," explains Mr. Koutrakis .

In went and step consisting of departments of EE  Rodopi and members of fisheries cooperatives Maronias that established the existence of thousands of dead fish, both in ichthyosylliptikes facilities and in all the banks of canals and the coast of the lake.

 "The dead fish are mainly mullet and eels and little butterflies.  The important thing is not to lose endemic species such as the gelartza (Alburnus vistonicus), and for this reason we must move quickly to remove all the dead fish, which are rotting in the water absorb more oxygen, "said Mr. Koutrakis .

 Management Body has already proceeded in sending the document to the competent authorities to take all necessary measures as to endanger the fish population of the lake and the whole ecosystem.

 Furthermore, because of the decomposition of dead fish, collated because of the movement of water in ichthyosylliptikes facilities, combined with high temperatures prevailing issues arise and protect public health.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on September 12, 2013, 08:24:21 pm
Massive starfish die-off near British Columbia baffles scientists: NOTICE NO TALK OF FUKUSHIMA CORRELATION? STARFISH WERE SOME OF THE FIRST INDICATORS OF RADIATION RELATED DEATHS VERY SOON AFTER FUKUSHIMA IN JAPANESE WATERS!

September 12, 2013 – CANADA - The waters off British Columbia, Canada, are littered with dead starfish, and researchers have no idea what’s causing the deaths. At the end of August, marine biologist and scuba enthusiast Jonathan Martin was out on his usual Saturday dive with some friends when he noticed something unusual. “We just started noticing dead starfish that looked like they had their arms chopped off,” Martin said. They were sunflower starfish (Pycnopodia helianthoides), a major marine predator in the area that feeds mostly on sea urchins and snails. Like most starfish, the sunflower starfish can regenerate lost limbs—it can have up to 20—and can grow to be up to three feet (a meter) across. Since Martin was diving in an area frequented by crabbers, at first he thought the sunflower starfish had gotten caught in some of the crab traps and had lost limbs escaping. But Martin kept seeing large numbers of dead starfish as he and his friends swam to a marine park where such crab fishing is illegal. Martin knew then it wasn’t the traps that were causing the starfish deaths. After returning from the dive, he visited friends at a local dive shop who were active in marine conservation. Without any definitive answer, he shared photos on Flickr and videos on YouTube—taken at Lion’s Bay and Whytecliff Park in Vancouver—to try to get ideas from others about what was going on.
“It really struck a chord in other divers who were seeing it on Facebook and social media, both locally and as far away as California, who had been seeing similar things,” Martin said. “[The starfish] seem to waste away, ‘deflate’ a little, and then just … disintegrate. The arms just detach, and the central disc falls apart. It seems to happen rapidly, and not just dead animals undergoing decomposition, as I observed single arms clinging to the rock faces, tube feet still moving, with the skin split, gills flapping in the current. I’ve seen single animals in the past looking like this, and the first dive this morning I thought it might be crabbers chopping them up and tossing them off the rocks. Then we did our second dive in an area closed to fishing, and in absolutely amazing numbers. The bottom from about 20 to 50 feet [6 to 15 meters] was absolutely littered with arms, oral discs, tube feet, gonads and gills … it was kind of creepy.” Both Mah and Martin also wonder if a population explosion of the species, which began about three years ago, has something to do with the deaths. “It was an unprecedented increase, so maybe what we’re seeing is just sort of a bursting of the bubble. The animals just reached a density that was unsustainable,” Martin suggested. –National Geographic

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/09/massive-starfish-die-off-baffles-scientists/


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 13, 2013, 02:50:52 pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/cause-salamander-die-found-skin-eating-fungus-8C11079660
9/5/13

Cause of salamander die-off found: Skin-eating fungus

A newly discovered fungus that feasts on the skin of amphibians is threatening to decimate a species of salamander in the Netherlands, according to new research.

Fire salamanders are one of the most recognizable salamander species in Europe, and are characterized by their distinct yellow- and black-patterned skin. Since 2010, fire salamanders have been mysteriously dying off in the forests of the Netherlands.

Now, scientists have identified a deadly fungus, called Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans(the second part of the name translates to "salamander-eating"), that they say is jeopardizing biodiversity and bringing fire salamanders close to the brink of regional extinction. [Photos: Bizarre Frogs, Lizards and Salamanders]

Previously, a fungus species related to the salamander-eating variety was the culprit behind mass amphibian casualties around the globe. That fungus, named Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd, is thought to have devastated more than 200 amphibian species worldwide, the researchers said. The fungus Bd also causes the disease chytridiomycosis, which has been labeled the most devastating infectious disease in vertebrate animals by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

The detection of a new fungus that rapidly kills fire salamanders is an alarming development, said An Martel, a professor in the department of pathology, bacteriology and poultry diseases at the Ghent University in Belgium, and lead author of the new study.

"In several regions, including northern Europe, amphibians appeared to be able to co-exist with Bd," Martel said in a statement. "It is, therefore, extremely worrying that a new fungus has emerged that causes mass mortalities in regions where amphibian populations were previously healthy."

The fungus can be spread between salamanders through direct contact, and although the researchers suspect it can also spread through indirect contact, they have yet to prove this type of transmission. The fungus typically invades the salamander's skin, quickly killing the animal, the scientists said.

Still, much is unknown about the newly identified fungus. Tests to infect midwife toads, which have been threatened by chytridiomycosis, have shown that these toads are not susceptible to the salamander-eating fungus. Nonetheless, the vulnerability of other species of amphibians to the disease is not yet known.

"It is a complete mystery why we are seeing this outbreak now, and one explanation is that the new salamander-killing fungus has invaded the Netherlands from elsewhere in the world," study co-author Matthew Fisher, a professor of fungal disease epidemiology at Imperial College London, said in a statement. "We need to know if this is the case, why it is so virulent, and what its impact on amphibian communities will be on a local and global scale."

By figuring out which species are at risk, scientists may be able to take steps to protect vulnerable populations in the wild, he added.

"Our experience with Bd has shown that fungal diseases can spread between amphibian populations across the world very quickly," Fisher said. "We need to act urgently to determine what populations are in danger and how best to protect them."

To save the fire-salamander population in the Netherlands, the researchers brought survivors into captivity. The scientists have also developed a diagnostic tool to quickly identify the fungus, which they used to test 100 salamanders from Belgium. So far, there are no indications that the deadly fungus has spread outside the Netherlands, the researchers said.

The study findings were detailed Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2013, 01:02:20 pm
http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/magazinedetails/magazine/environment/Fish-found-dead-at-il-Maghluq-died-from-lack-of-oxygen-20130914
Fish found dead at il-Maghluq died from ‘lack of oxygen’

Hundreds of fish found dead at il-Maghluq in Marsascala

9/14/13

Hundreds of fish found dead at il-Maghluq in Marsascala died from lack of oxygen, the Fisheries Department reported today.

The revelation comes after environment NGO Nature Trust reported it was investigating reports of mass death of fish seen floating at il-Maghluq.

The Fisheries Department said the fish were sea bream and sea bass and cleaners were deployed to clean the area, collecting over six large bags of fish.

According to Nature Trust, the species was not usually found at il-Maghluq. "Our concern is for the rare and protected species, the killifish, which can be found in this salt marsh," the NGO said.

It said it was working with the Local Council, MEPA and the voluntary group Friends of Marsaskala to clean up the area from all the rubbish accumulated during the years as a short term conservation measure till MEPA approved the management plan for this site.

Il-Maghluq is one of the rarest habitat found across the Maltese Islands and is currently undergoing a management plan under the Natura2000 network.

"The incident of the dead fish is another atrocious incident which took place this year, the previous one being the killing of the ducks," Nature Trust said.

The NGO received information that someone had dumped the fish there in the early hours of this morning.  The NGO urged the public to keep il-Maghluq clean and report any illegal activity to the police. 

"We aim to see the area restored to its natural glory and for it to be enjoyed by locals and visitors," said Vincent Attard, Executive President of Nature Trust Malta.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2013, 01:04:44 pm
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/41-dead-swallows-found-on-road-in-hyogo
41 dead swallows found on road in Hyogo(Japan)
National Sep. 13, 2013 - 02:20PM JST ( 14 )
HYOGO —
Police in Hyogo Prefecture said Friday that a large number of swallows were found dead strewn along a road in Kamigori.

According to police, the birds were found around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. TBS reported that an inspection of a 64-meter-long stretch of road in the town turned up the remains of 41 swallows.

Local officials say that although the cause of the birds’ deaths is unknown, a preliminary check for avian flu returned a negative result.

Hyogo prefectural officials said it is continuing to investigate the reason for the unusual number of dead swallows in the area, and will carry out further tests for viruses related to avian influenza.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2013, 01:07:55 pm
http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130913/183414987/10-Dead-Whales-Found-Along-Chukotka-Coast.html
Russia: 10 Dead Whales Found Along Chukotka Coast
9/13/13

MOSCOW, September 13 (RIA Novosti) – A team of Russian scientists has found the remains of 10 gray whales washed ashore in Russia’s most northeasterly region Chukotka, the Marine Mammal Council said Friday.

The remains were discovered during an aerial survey of Chukotka’s Arctic coast between September 1 and 8.

Stanislav Belikov, head of marine wildlife conservation at the All-Russian Research Institute for Nature Protection, said the 10 marine mammals had washed up on the 800-kilometer (500-mile) stretch of the coast.

"This is quite a few, especially considering that six of these whales were washed ashore within a coastal area of 120 kilometers. They were possibly wounded by hunters or attacked by killer whales. We also shouldn’t rule out the possibility of a disease. In any case, reasons for this incident should be investigated,” Belikov said.

According to the Marine Mammal Council, the number of recently deceased gray whales could be higher because not all dead whales wash up on shore.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2013, 01:11:58 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnbnews.com.ua%2Fru%2Fnews%2F99473%2F
In the Donetsk region because of the mass discharge of mine water kills fish
9/13/13

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According to the testimony of the analysis of water from the second settler, who had Krasnoarmejsky sanepidemstantsiya workers, it became clear that the fish died due to overvalued levels of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia, and a very low oxygen.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2013, 01:16:03 pm
http://www.bennettcountyboostersd.com/news/636-deer-die-off-occurring-again-this-year
9/13/13
Deer die off occurring again this year(South Dakota)
Posted in News on 13 September 2013.

A whitetail deer die off is occurring again this year in Bennett County. At this point there have only been a few reports of dead deer, and all have been from the eastern part of the county.

The most likely cause of the die off is epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), which was the cause of the die off in 2012. At this point all of the deer reported dead in this area have been whitetails, but one mule deer was confirmed to have died of the disease in a different county.

Other counties north of us are also reporting losing whitetails. There are several strains of EHD, with some of the strains affecting whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope and elk. The strain that was present last year did kill some mule deer and some elk, although the primary loss was whitetails.

There were also some reports last year of cattle being infected in the area. Prior to last year, it was assumed that while cattle can carry the disease, they did not show any symptoms.

Weather conditions more than anything else will determine if the die off becomes severe again this year or whether the die off is limited. If the conditions remain hot and dry, the conditions are right for the breeding of the black gnats and midges, which carry the disease. If it turns cool, the breeding cycle may slow and the die off may not be as severe.

Hemorrhagic disease may kill deer within 72 hours of infection. Some deer will survive but will show signs of lameness, loss of appetite, and much reduced activity. A smaller proportion of animals may be disabled for weeks or months by lameness or emaciation.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2013, 01:18:41 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.dayoo.com%2Fguangzhou%2F201309%2F13%2F73437_32486317.htm
Huangpu Wu Chung ten pounds of dead fish floating 2000 is the third time this year(China)
9/13/13



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2013, 01:24:10 pm
http://www.nj.com/sussex-county/index.ssf/2013/09/unusual_outbreak_hits_stanhope_four_foxes_test_positive_for_rabies.html
'Unusual' outbreak hits Stanhope(New Jersey): Four foxes test positive for rabies
9/11/13

STANHOPE — Four foxes have tested positive for rabies in Stanhope, an unusual occurrence that has prompted health officials to urge residents to get their pets vaccinated immediately.

The rabies-infected animals were among five foxes destroyed by police and tested after they had charged two police officers and people walking their dogs in the vicinity of Lake Musconetcong.

One woman was bitten on both ankles and her dog was also bitten by a fox today on Musconetcong Road. Her dog was one of two that bitten last week, police said.

“This is unusual, four out of five is unusual. It’s an anomaly” Sussex County health administrator Herb Yardley said.

People need to have their animals vaccinated for rabies. Even pets that don’t go outdoors. If they get out just once, they could be exposed,” said Yardley, speculating that a single den of foxes could have been exposed in Stanhope after one of its members became rabid.

Ralph D’Aries, chief of the rabies program at the county Department of Environmental and Public Health Services, said the woman who was bitten is undergoing treatment for her injuries and the dogs, who had been vaccinated, are being quarantined for 45 days as a precautionary measure.

Another person was bitten on a shoe and another man was bitten on the back of his jeans, police said.

Had the two dogs not been vaccinated, said D’Aries, they would face a much stricter quarantine regimen, including no exposure to humans or other animals for six months.

“That’s cruel,” he said.

More recently, Stanhope police destroyed a fox on Monday after it was “chasing people around” at a park near Lake Musconetcong, Police Chief Steven Pittigher said.

Police are being especially vigilant about the possibility of rabid foxes in the area, said Pittigher.

“If we see any animal showing signs of disease, we will destroy the animal,” he said.

Hopatcong animal control officer Dale Sloat, who assisted in the Stanhope investigation, said residents should notify police if they see an animal exhibiting the following behaviors:

• Overly aggressive
• Not afraid of people
• Infrequent movement
• It falls over while standing or walking
• It walks or runs in circles

Rabies, a viral disease that causes encephalitis in warm-blooded animals, can be fatal to humans if left untreated and is most commonly transmitted by dog bites.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2013, 01:29:27 pm
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/12/hawaii-honolulu-molasses-spill-fish-dying
9/12/13
Thousands of fish dying as 1,400 tons of molasses ooze into Honolulu harbor

The state may fine the shipping company, Matson, for violating the Clean Water Act after it investigates Monday's spill


Thousands of fish have died in Honolulu waters after a leaky pipe caused 1,400 tons of molasses to ooze into the harbour and kill marine life, state officials said.

Hawaii department of health deputy director Gary Gill said on Thursday about 2,000 dead fish had been collected in waters near Honolulu harbour.

The fish are dying because the high concentration of molasses is making it difficult for them to breathe, said department spokeswoman Janice Okubo. Television footage shows some fish sticking their mouths out of the water.

The department has warned people to stay out of the area because the dead fish could attract sharks and other predators such as barracuda.

The brown, sugary substance spilled on Monday from a pipe used to load molasses from storage tanks to ships sailing to California. The shipping company, Matson Navigation, repaired the hole and the pipe stopped leaking on Tuesday morning, spokesman Jeff Hull said.

A senior Matson executive said on Thursday the company had not planned for the possibility of a spill. Vic Angoco said Matson had planned only for spills of oil or other chemicals.

As much as 233,000 gallons of molasses leaked into the harbour, Matson said. That's equivalent to what would fill about seven rail cars or about one-third of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Underwater video taken by Honolulu television station Hawaii News Now showed dead fish, crabs and eels scattered along the ocean floor of the harbor and the water tinted a yellowish brown.

State officials expect the spill's brown plume will remain visible for weeks as tides and currents flush the molasses into the nearby Keehi Lagoon and out to sea. Gill said officials believed the best plan was to let currents flush out and dilute the molasses.

There's a possibility the state could fine Matson for violations of the Clean Water Act after the department investigates the circumstances of the spill, Okubo said. The state's focus is currently on public safety, she said.

The state was documenting the fish it collected and keeping them on ice for possible testing. Officials were also collecting water samples. The data will allow the department to estimate the duration and severity of the contamination.

Matson ships molasses from Hawaii to the mainland about once a week. Molasses are a made at Hawaii's last sugar plantation, run by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. on Maui.

Matson said in a statement it takes its role an environmental steward very seriously. The company is taking steps ensure spills don't occur in the future, it said.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 20, 2013, 11:25:20 am
http://news.msn.com/science-technology/wildlife-managers-track-mysterious-deer-die-off-in-montana
Wildlife managers track mysterious deer die-off in Montana
9/20/13

A tally of 103 dead deer on Tuesday has wildlife officials searching for possible causes.

Wildlife managers in Montana are trying to pinpoint whether a disease, environmental toxin or chemical agent has caused a die-off of more than 100 whitetail deer in wetlands along a river corridor in the western part of the state.

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks office in Missoula began to receive reports from landowners and boaters 10 days ago of dead deer along the Clark Fork River, and state wildlife biologists had tallied 103 deer carcasses by Tuesday.

"The deer appear to drop dead in their tracks," said agency educator Vivaca Crowser, adding that the deer showed no outward signs of injury or sickness.

Wildlife experts said a viral disease transmitted by tiny biting flies that hatch near bodies of water may be the culprit, but they were awaiting results from testing by a state lab of organ and blood samples.

The malady, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, mostly affects whitetail deer and is often fatal to them, causing hemorrhaging of the heart, liver, spleen and all other organs. The disease has not been shown to affect humans, Crowser said.

But there has been no known prior outbreak of the disease in Missoula or elsewhere in Montana west of the continental divide, Crowser said.

"Everything is still on the table in terms of possible causes. But if it's epizootic hemorrhagic disease, that would be unique," she said, adding that the lab was also investigating whether the cause could be an unidentified "toxin, a poison or another disease."

Outbreaks of the epizootic disease in whitetail deer were first documented in 1955 in New Jersey and Michigan. Michigan saw the disease reach epidemic proportions last year, killing nearly 14,900 whitetail deer, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

There is no effective treatment for the disease, which tends to abate in colder climates after the first hard frost in fall or early winter.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on September 20, 2013, 01:21:58 pm
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Outbreaks of the epizootic disease in whitetail deer were first documented in 1955 in New Jersey and Michigan. Michigan saw the disease reach epidemic proportions last year, killing nearly 14,900 whitetail deer, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

Knowing how large the deer populations have become, that sounds like culling by somebody. Imagine how many people you can feed with 14000 deer!


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 21, 2013, 02:32:28 pm
http://missoulian.com/news/local/biologists-floored-by-mortality-of-whitetail-deer-along-clark-fork/article_a11345b8-20d9-11e3-b61b-001a4bcf887a.html
Biologists 'floored by mortality' of whitetail deer along Clark Fork River
9/18/13

FRENCHTOWN – Something is killing whitetail deer by the dozens along the Clark Fork River.

“This feels strange,” Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Jay Kolbe said as he walked through high grass on an island across from the former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. pulp mill. “We ought to be bumping into whitetail all along here.”

Instead, the only deer visible were bloated carcasses sticking out of the water, or lying half-eaten on the shore. In the trees, three immature bald eagles, a golden eagle and several hawks shuffled about, waiting for another chance to feed on the carrion.

In a 30-minute walk, Kolbe came across 15 dead deer in various states of decay. He waded into a pool to pull one relatively fresh one to shore for closer examination. The fur on its lower jaw was still slightly bloodstained, and its mouth showed the signs of internal hemorrhaging.

“They come down to water because they’re just burning up inside,” Kolbe said. “I’m hoping to find a still-live one to dispatch so we can get a definite confirmation. These are too far gone to get good blood or tissue.”

More than 100 whitetails have died in this area since the second week of September.

A virus that causes epizootic hemorrhagic disease is the most likely culprit. It’s spread by biting gnats or midges, and primarily affects only whitetail deer. A similar disease commonly known as “blue tongue” hits antelope and has damaged populations throughout eastern Montana
.

Mule deer, elk, antelope and bighorn sheep can also get EHD, but incidents are rare. Domestic cattle are generally not affected by either disease, although domestic sheep can be susceptible to blue tongue.

“I worked the Southside Road yesterday, and I was just floored by the level of mortality,” FWP biologist Vickie Edwards said. “They’re on gravel bars or floating in the river. In some places, you can really smell them. The ravens, golden eagles and bald eagles are having a heyday.”

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 21, 2013, 02:35:58 pm
Having a hard time copying and pasting - about NJ Hatchery Destroying Fish to Control Disease.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/23453172/nj-hatchery-destroying-fish-to-control-disease
9/17/13


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 21, 2013, 02:37:39 pm
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Terror+grips+Bhaktapur+folk+as+birds+drop+dead+&NewsID=391059
Terror grips Bhaktapur folk as birds drop dead
9/16/13

BHAKRTAPUR: Bird flu fear has gripped Bhaktapur people, again. The ominous signs started haunting the locals after crows and pigeons on flight dropped dead at Chnwaga Ganesh of Bhaktapur Municipality-17.

The Bhaktapur Bird Flu Control Section has asked locals to bury dead pigeons and crows well, without bothering to conduct avian influenza tests on the samples.

Who will be responsible if they catch ‘bird flu’ after burying the birds? This is the question local people like Tulasha Shrestha are asking.

Shrestha says the section’s instruction to locals — to bury the birds on their own — has terrified the locals further. According to Shrestha, a crow dropped dead in front of her house yesterday evening. She says pigeons have died in her neighbour Indrabhakta Rajlabat’s house.

Locals fear that bird flu will make inroads into Bhaktapur, again.

“When we contacted the District Livestock Office today, officials there asked us to bury the dead birds safely. This has scared us,” Shrestha says.

No one is ready to bury the birds fearing bird flu, according to the Bhaktapur local.

“If the person burying the birds catches bird flu, who will take responsibility?” asks Indra Bhakta Rajlabat, another local.

Khagendraraj Bhatta, chief at the livestock office, says his office has urged locals to bury the dead birds on their own as the office does not need to conduct bird flu tests in the crisis-hit zone.

According to Bhatta, there’s no need to panic as other factors may have killed the birds.

The government had declared Bhaktapur a bird flu crisis-hit zone on August 15. A stamping out operation meant to destroy birds and bird-related materials is on in the district, with 7,22,814 fowls and 2,75,997 chicks from 498 farms culled so far.

The operation has also destroyed 12,89,299 eggs and 50,806 kg chicken feed.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on September 22, 2013, 04:30:15 am
Wait, what? Bird flu from crows and pigeons? Since when? Is there some new strain that we don't know about? Uh, no. This is fear mongering on an ignorant population.

The real problem, if any, is with commercial chicken farms. Notice in their numbers, they make no mention of crows and pigeons. Chickens are the problem.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 24, 2013, 03:45:38 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/23/30-large-dolphins-beach-themselves-in-northeastern-brazil-7-die-news-reports/
9/23/13
30 large dolphins beach themselves in northeastern Brazil; 7 die, news reports say

RIO DE JANEIRO –  Around 30 large dolphins have beached themselves in northeastern Brazil.

The dolphins known as false killer whales ran aground on Sunday in Areia Branca, roughly halfway between the cities of Fortaleza and Natal.

Images distributed by the environmental police of Rio Grande do Norte state show beachgoers and passers-by attempting to aid the animals, which lay in shallow waters. Most were still, occasionally moving their tails, as beachgoers swabbed them with wet T-shirts.

O Globo newspaper reported Monday that at least seven on the animals have died.

The paper said it was not immediately known why the animals beached themselves, but biologists were examining whether the pod leader may have been ill.

O Globo says this is among the largest collective beachings in Brazil in recent decades.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 24, 2013, 03:48:21 pm
http://wtkr.com/2013/09/19/more-dead-dolphins-wash-up-in-hampton-roads/
9/19/13
More dead dolphins wash up in Hampton Roads

More dead dolphins were spotted around Hampton Roads this week.

One was found at False Cape State Park in Virginia Beach and another was found near 71st Street. One of the dolphins was badly decomposed officials say. A third dolphin was also found in Ocean View near 1st Street.

The Virginia Aquarium responded to two of the deceased dolphins.

The Aquarium’s Stranding Response Team has responded to over 300 deceased dolphins for the year. The average rate of annual recovery over the last decade has been 65.

“We were scared when that dolphin was up there. We didn’t know what it was. I looked for cuts on it because I’ve heard that they can get cut up by boats or something, so I looked for any incisions on it,” says Erika Mercer.

But experts say the hundreds of dead dolphins are not being killed by boats. They believe a virus is to blame.

It is called cetacean morbillivirus. It does not affect humans, but it does make dolphins sick which can cause other dangerous infections.

Experts say as the weather cools down, citizens will not see as many dolphins washing up in the area. They predict the problem will move south.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 24, 2013, 03:54:12 pm
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/7-500-songbirds-killed-at-canaport-gas-plant-in-saint-john-1.1857615

7,500 songbirds killed at Canaport gas plant in Saint John

Migrating birds, some possible endangered species, flew into gas flare


CBC News Posted: Sep 17, 2013 1:24 PM AT| Last Updated: Sep 18, 2013 7:48 AM AT

About 7,500 songbirds, possibly including some endangered species, were killed while flying over a gas plant in Saint John late last week, officials have confirmed.

It appears the migrating birds flew into the gas flare at Canaport LNG between Friday night and Saturday morning, said Fraser Forsythe, the company's health, safety, security and environmental manager.

The birds were drawn to the flame like moths, an extremely unusual event, according to Don McAlpine, the head of zoology at the New Brunswick Museum.

"They would circle in around that and of course with a large flame like that and high temperatures, they wouldn't need to get terribly close to become singed or burned."

The weather conditions were foggy and overcast at the time, which may have contributed to the incident, said McAlpine.

Not much is known about how such birds navigate at night, but officials believe they are attracted to light, particularly red or flashing lights, he said.

The flare tower at the Canaport liquefied natural gas receiving and regasification terminal is about 30 metres tall and the size of the flame varies, depending on weather conditions. It is typically higher amid low-pressure systems.

Flaring is part of the standard operation at the east side plant, located on Red Head Road, and is designed as a safety release system. It is used to maintain normal operating pressure by burning off small amounts of excess natural gas.

An estimated 6,800 birds were killed, while several hundred more were injured and had to be put down. "There were too many birds to count," said McAlpine.

"A crude estimate at this stage suggests about 7,500 birds died,"  he said. "There's certainly more than 5,000 and probably less than 10,000 birds affected."

McAlpine is still examining several hundred of the dead birds, which are being stored in a freezer, to try to identify their species.

There were a large number of red-eyed vireos, several types of warblers, including parula, black-and-white, magnolias and redstarts, as well as a few thrushes and rose-breasted grosbeaks, he said.

It's possible there may have also been some endangered species, such as the olive-sided flycatcher and Canada warbler, which are on the federal government's species at risk registry, said McAlpine.

"There are some flycatchers involved, but I haven't identified them yet. There's very few. Likewise with the Canada warbler, I haven't seen any yet, but it doesn't mean they're not there."

Many of the birds were badly burned, but some appeared completely unscathed, said McAlpine. He suspects they became disoriented and hit the tower or the ground, but several have been sent to the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island for necropsies to determine if there were any underlying conditions or external factors that may have contributed to the bird deaths.

The affected birds, which are mostly insect-eating, spend their summers in New Brunswick nesting and breeding before heading to Mexico, Central and South America for the winter, he said.

Staff 'reduced to tears'

Canaport LNG employees were devastated when they discovered the dead and injured birds piled up around the base of the plant's flame on Saturday morning, said Forsythe.

"We've got people that are pretty well reduced to tears here," he said.

"It has really struck home to our employees here and they've expressed a lot of remorse to me that this would happen. It's a very unexpected event," Forsythe said, adding it was the first incident of this type at the plant.

Cleanup efforts continued into Tuesday, said Forsythe.

Staff alerted the provincial Department of Environment, the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Atlantic Wildlife Institute in Sackville about the incident immediately, he said.

Barry Rothfuss, executive director of the Atlantic Wildlife Institute, said they are still busy dealing with the "carnage."

But they hope to be able to determine the cause and make recommendations to prevent a similar occurrence. "That's going to take some time," he said.

"I don't think it could have been necessarily perceived and accidents like this do happen and so it's a learning experience for all of us," Rothfuss added.

McAlpine said there is not a lot of information about bird mortalities involving flare towers.

"There's been a recognized need recently for further monitoring of this kind of thing," he said.

Still, McAlpine, said it's important to put the incident in perspective, noting an estimated one billion birds in the U.S. are killed every year from human causes.

"Although this is certainly a tragic event and it's shocking to see 7,500 dead birds, it’s a drop in the bucket in terms of the number of birds that are killed from human actions every year," said McAlpine.

The leading cause of death is birds flying into tall office buildings, while house cats rank third, he said.


Canaport LNG, owned by Repsol and Irving Oil Ltd., lists bird monitoring as among its environmental and reporting activities on its website.

Migratory birds have been considered in previous environmental impact assessments at the terminal.

In March 2012, Canaport LNG announced plans for a $43-million upgrade to make the facility more efficient and cut down on flaring.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2013, 01:34:37 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eluniversal.com.co%2Fcartagena%2Fmortandad-de-peces-en-laguna-de-chambacu-136327
Laguna fish kill Chambacú
 September 27, 2013 7:11 pm

Amazed some people come to see in the lagoon of hundreds of dead fish Chambacú.  Apparently, as the biologist said Public Establishment Environmental Cartagena (EPA) Gabriel Luna, l a situation appears to have started two days ago.

 The number of dead fish has not yet been posted but can be seen in other lakes such as St. Stephen and St. Lazarus, but there is more accumulation in Chambacú, because apparently spent the time to open the gate.

 It follows that in the mangroves have more dead fish due to the strong odor that is perceived by the industry.

 Hypothesis
 According to Moon, the species of fish are more Lisas calls about 10 inches big and the cause would be associated with a drop in oxygen by heavy rains in recent days.  Similarly habitat pollution with waste, can influence.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2013, 01:38:34 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nacion.com%2Fvivir%2Fambiente%2FVecinos-Gandoca-Manzanillo-Punta-Uva_0_1368263267.html
Neighbors warn Gandoca fish kill, Manzanillo and Punta Uva

 Ronny Jáen -  Updated on September 25, 2013 at: 10:49 a.m.

◾Also reported crabs, turtles and dolphins.

Residents of surrounding communities Gandoca, Manzanillo and Punta Uva warned of the appearance of dead fish on the beach, a situation that has been occurring for the past three weeks.

 In a journey made ​​today by a team of the Nation, it was found the presence of animals on the beach apart from fish, including crabs, turtles and dolphins.

 "For over a week we are seeing a lot of small fish dead on the beach, crabs and turtles, but do not know what's going on. No one has come to give us an answer," said Adelina Ponce, a resident of the community who Gandoca Beach cleans up with other women in the area.

 In addition, local fishermen report that this week have failed to catch anything.

 "About two weeks ago I picked up dead fish and brought them into Minae, but do not know who is to speak", said a fisherman who declined to give his name.

 In this regard, José Guillermo Masís - admnistrador the National Wildlife Refuge Gandoca Manzanillo said they received the alert on Tuesday of last week and immediately made an inspection where samples that are currently in the laboratory.

 "What I can say is that it is a single species of fish, reefs and abundant small. Still do not know whether this is due to the biology of the animal itself or due to external causes," said Masis.

 Although not ruled causes pollution seems unlikely because the fish were found far from the river mouths and the Caribbean is entering its dry season so there is little rain, it is a single species of fish and other animals are preying on the dead animals.  "However, the precautionary principle, not yet ruling out any cause," he said Masis.

 With respect to the dolphins and turtles, Masís considered that there is no correlation between them and the fish due to the time factor.  The death of dolphins and turtles precedes the fish.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2013, 02:25:34 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpaVKhjSCcY


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 01, 2013, 09:01:24 pm
http://news.msn.com/science-technology/10000-walrus-come-ashore-in-northwest-alaska
10/1/13
10,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

The gathering of walrus on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice as the climate has warmed.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An estimated 10,000 walrus unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast.

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday photographed walrus packed onto a beach on a barrier island near Point Lay, an Inupiat Eskimo village 300 miles southwest of Barrow and 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.

The walrus have been coming to shore since mid-September. The large herd was spotted during NOAA's annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, an effort conducted with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the agency that conducts offshore lease sales.

An estimated 2,000 to 4,000 walrus were photographed at the site Sept. 12. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency that manages walrus, immediately took steps to prevent a stampede among the animals packed shoulder to shoulder on the rocky coastline. The agency works with villages to keep people and airplanes a safe distance from herds.

Young animals are especially vulnerable to stampedes triggered by a polar bear, a human hunter or a low-flying airplane. The carcasses of more than 130 mostly young walruses were counted after a stampede in September 2009 at Alaska's Icy Cape.

Related: Keystone species' loss could cause ecosystem to collapse

The gathering of walrus on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice as the climate has warmed.

Pacific walrus spend winters in the Bering Sea. Females give birth on sea ice and use ice as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and worms on the shallow continental shelf.

As temperatures warm in summer, the edge of the sea ice recedes north. Females and their young ride the edge of the sea ice into the Chukchi Sea. However, in recent years, sea ice has receded north beyond continental shelf waters and into Arctic Ocean water 10,000 feet deep or more where walrus cannot dive to the bottom.

Walrus in large numbers were first spotted on the U.S. side of the Chukchi Sea in 2007. They returned in 2009, and in 2011, scientists estimated 30,000 walruses along one kilometer of beach near Point Lay.

Remnant ice kept walrus offshore in 2008 and again last year.

The goal of the marine mammals survey is to record the abundance of bowhead, gray, minke, fin and beluga whales plus other marine mammals in areas of potential oil and natural gas development, said NOAA Fisheries marine mammal scientist Megan Ferguson in an announcement.

"In addition to photographing the walrus haulout area, NOAA scientists documented more bowhead whales, including calves and feeding adults in the Beaufort Sea this summer compared to 2012," said Ferguson. "We are also seeing more gray whale calves in the Chukchi Sea than we have in recent years."

Environmental groups say the loss of sea ice due to climate warming is harming marine mammals and oil and gas development would add to their stress.


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Post by: Mark on October 08, 2013, 07:35:55 am
Starfish Deaths Are a Mystery

British Columbia, Canada waters are becoming engorged with lifeless starfish and investigators do not have any idea what is causing them to parish. These starfish deaths are a complete mystery.
 
A noted scuba diver and marine biologist, Jonathan Martin, from Toronto, went out on his normal dive this past Saturday morning along with a group of friends when he saw something strange in the water. The divers accompanying him started to see numerous dead starfish that appeared to look like they had had their arms cut off. The divers realized they had a mystery on their hands: the deaths of all these starfish.
 
The starfish were a certain kind known as sunflower starfish. Their scientific name is Pycnopodia Helianthoides. They are big marine scavengers located in the area which eat mainly snails and sea urchins. Like the majority of starfish, the sunflower type is able to regrow any lost limbs. They might have up to 20 limbs that can grow to reach three to four feet.
 
Martin and his friends were all diving in a location which was visited very often by crabbers, so in the beginning he believed the sunflower starfish had perhaps gotten trapped in some of the crab harnesses and then lost limbs trying to escape. Yet he continued to see large numbers of dead starfish as did his friends, and he dove a second time around a marina where crab fishing was prohibited. That was when the diver realized it was not the crab traps that were killing the starfish.
 
When he came back from his dive, Martin went to see some individuals at a local dive shop who were vigorous in working for marine conservation. Without any conclusive answer, he put up photographs on various social websites; photos that were taken at the marine park where he found most of the dead starfish, in hopes of trying to get any sort of answer from other people about what might possibly be happening. He stated that his pictures seemed to make other divers really take notice. He said that divers which lived near to him and also around the world told him they had been seeing things that were similar in nature.
 
Yet he still did not get any definite answers, so Martin sent a letter to a researcher who worked as an invertebrate expert at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He told the researcher what he had seen and how the arms of the starfish had just seemed to crumble. He also said how death appeared to happen rapidly, and decomposition was happening to the starfish arms. These were seen still hanging on to rocks and pieces of skin were split open in an odd fashion
 
He also said that single starfish in the past had shown up appearing like this, but never had he seen so many in this amount of time. Martin explained about his first dive with friends and what they thought was the cause. Yet when they went to the second diving place and discovered that area did not allow for crab fishing, they knew their first hypnosis had been wrong.
 
The researcher had no answers for Martin but is starting an investigation into the matter. As for now, the starfish deaths will continue to be a mystery.

http://guardianlv.com/2013/10/starfish-deaths-are-a-mystery/


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 08, 2013, 08:06:16 pm
http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Die-off-of-Oregon-swallows-blamed-on-foul-weather-226224711.html
Die-off of Ore. swallows blamed on weather
10/2/13

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon scientists say thousands of swallows died during recent Willamette Valley rains, likely of starvation because the birds feed on insects while flying and they couldn't get out in the weather to feed.

Veterinarians said four days of steady rain and wind helped make September the wettest on record in the Valley. They came at a time when birds would have been feeding in preparation for winter migration to Central and South America.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife says it got calls about dead and dying birds from residents ranging from the Port of Saint Helens on the Columbia River to Junction City north of Eugene.

Groups of 10 to 200 barn and violet-green swallows were reported dead or dying in barns and other structures where they perch.
 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 08, 2013, 08:11:47 pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/dolphin-die-nearing-record-high-shutdown-puts-investigation-ice-8C11330567
10/3/13
As dolphin die-off nears record high, shutdown puts investigation on ice

The viral epidemic that's killing off mid-Atlantic bottlenose dolphins is entering its fourth month and there is no slow down in sight. The body count has crossed 600, and this "unusual mortality event" is set to upstage the last major dolphin die-off — one in 1987 and 1988 that killed some 700 bottlenoses — as the worst die-off yet.

Now, the government shutdown is threatening to stall the investigation of the event, leaving research centers with freezers full of dead dolphins and not enough scientists to study them.

"If this [shutdown] runs into weeks and longer, we're talking about significant impacts to our ability to investigate this mortality event," Mark Swingle, director of research and conservation at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, told NBC News.

The dolphins are migrating south, and Virginia, the hardest hit state, seems to be past the worst of it: only 80 strandings in September, down from 172 dolphins in August. But the pace is "still demanding," Swingle said. The center relied heavily on volunteer responders and researchers, some of who have been furloughed because of the shutdown.

When a dolphin stricken by the morbillivirus is beached, staff members and volunteers drive carcasses from the shore to the lab, then conduct necropsies and collect samples to send along to other labs for testing — a task than can take up to seven hours. "If you remove people from any of those points, we're going to slow down," Swingle said.

While there may not be a cure for the epidemic, there's a window of opportunity to search for its causes, and whether any human behavior could have triggered it, or is making it worse.

Skeleton crews remaining at the center will continue to process new arrivals, and are stashing dolphins that they won't get to within 24 hours in a walk-in freezer. "We're getting in so many animals, and these animals are big," Swingle said. Mounting backlog means they'll run out of space in their walk-in freezer in about two weeks, which means valuable evidence from newly beached dolphins may be lost.

Conducting necropsies and salvaging slices of tissue is just the first step. Those samples are sent across the country for a battery of pathology and genetic tests. NOAA researchers are in charge of coordinating that exchange, but furloughs have brought that operation to a standstill. Tissue samples, like whole dolphins, will also be iced.

Meanwhile the effort itself is running on fumes. After dealing with 25 times the monthly strandings in August alone, the center has blown through the annual $100,000 in federal funding budgeted for marine mammal strandings, part of the national John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program. Swingle has applied for $60,000 in emergency funds to cover the bills through the rest of the season, but that's being evaluated by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He expects that the shutdown will slow down that approval.

And there are bigger problems on the horizon. President Obama's proposed FY2013 budget makes no mention of the Prescott program, eliminating federal funding for marine mammal rescue for the first time in 13 years. Which leaves organizations like the Virginia Aquarium looking for private funding to make up the 20 percent of their annual budget that would be lost if Prescott is cut. "We don't have any other sources of government support," Swingle said. "This was it."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 14, 2013, 01:37:37 pm
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/pennington-county-digs-free-mass-burial-pits-for-cattle-killed/article_09d8b16b-e084-5317-9659-d78334552dcc.html
Pennington County digs free mass burial pits for cattle killed in blizzard
10/11/13

In a bid to help ranchers dispose of thousands of cattle killed in last week's blizzard, Pennington County plans to open two mass-burial pits for free public use starting Monday.

Pennington County, like many other counties around the Black Hills, has been scrambling to figure out how to remove a sea of dead cattle that froze to death in the storm. The carcasses have become fodder for wild animals and are a growing public health concern.

On Thursday, Pennington County commissioners voted to open two mass-burial sites to the public. Both are currently being excavated just south of New Underwood and Quinn.

The sites were originally intended to handle the estimated 200 to 300 dead cows that lay dead on Pennington County roads, but the board decided that it will also open the pits to the public when excavation is complete.

"To me it would be government at its best to work with people to make that happen," Commissioner Ken Davis said.

On Friday morning, in response to a comment made by a county spokesman on Thursday that suggested ranchers could be charged for dumping, the county clarified that the drop sites would be free for all ranchers in Pennington County.

The county also added that exact dump locations would be announced on Monday morning.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on October 14, 2013, 02:36:19 pm
Uhm, if those cows died from freezing, seems to me that's just a bunch of preserved meat, ready to process, and they want to just bury them? What a waste. If nothing else, that's TONS of pig food. And imagine all those wild animal sanctuaries that have big cats that would love to have freed food. I think one adult lion can eat something like 30-40 lbs of raw meat a day!


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:16:26 pm
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/08/11/bleeding-herring-discovery-alarms-bc-marine-biologist
Bleeding herring discovery alarms B.C. marine biologist
8/11/13

Scores of bloodied fish found in the water off northeastern Vancouver Island are alarming a B.C. marine biologist, who says Fisheries and Oceans Canada is ignoring the problem.

Vancouver Island marine biologist Alexandra Morton first spotted herrings bleeding from their dorsal and pelvic fins in 2011 and began monitoring the phenomenon, which she suspects is a disease or viral infection.

Using a seine net, she dragged up several hundred of the fish this past weekend and found the apparent infection had spread —instead of their usual silver colour the fish had eyes, tails, underbellies, gills and faces plastered with the sickly red colour.

“I have never seen fish that looked this bad,” Morton told 24 hours Sunday. “If you look only in one place, you really can’t say whether it’s happening along the whole coast … the concern is these are migratory fish. They don’t stay in one place.”

In June, the affected fish were only found in eastern Johnstone Strait, but have since spread to Alert Bay and Sointula, she said. Humpback whales, eagles, chinook and coho salmon are known to eat Pacific herring, further adding to the risk should the infection be contagious.

Morton has several theories, including three European-based viruses she’ll be personally testing the fish for. Another theory is it’s caused by the local viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus — a deadly disease transferable between different species.

According to emails from FOC, the federal authority had asked the marine biologist to send in 20 to 30 herring in September 2011, saying that would be “more than sufficient for the lab to look for clinical signs of disease and provide sufficient diagnostics.”

She did, and hasn’t heard back since
.

“These are very strong disease symptoms that I’m simply asking (the ministry) to tell us, in a verifiable way, what is wrong with these fish?” Morton said, adding the answer could be found using an existing test that examines the immune systems of fish.

FOC officials did not respond to a request for comment by the 24 hours presstime.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:20:21 pm
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August 13, 2013

Disease killing Pacific herring threatens salmon, scientist warns

By MARK HUME

'I've been seeing herring with bleeding fins,' says biologist Alexandra Morton

Independent fisheries scientist Alexandra Morton is raising concerns about a disease she says is spreading through Pacific herring causing fish to hemorrhage.

Ms. Morton has called on the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to investigate, saying it could cause large-scale herring kills and infect wild salmon, which feed heavily on herring.

"I've been seeing herring with bleeding fins," Ms. Morton said Monday. "Two days ago I did a beach seine on Malcolm Island [near Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island] and I got approximately 100 of these little herring and they were not only bleeding from their fins, but their bellies, their chins, their eyeballs. These are very, very strong disease symptoms."

Ms. Morton, a researcher and environmental advocate who campaigns against fish farms, said she caught some herring with similar symptoms in beach seine nets in 2011, but was unable to get DFO to investigate.

The problem seems much worse this time, she said, with all of the herring she caught in the recent netting showing disease signs.

"It was 100 per cent ... I couldn't find any that weren't bleeding to some degree. And they were schooling with young sockeye," said Ms. Morton, who suspects the disease is viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus.

Dr. Gary Marty, fish pathologist with the animal health centre for the B.C. Ministry of Environment, said VHSV and a second disease, viral erythrocytic necrosis, or VEN, are the two most likely suspects.

But he said both diseases have been on the West Coast for a long time and it is too soon to ring any alarm bells.

He said Ms. Morton could be seeing a common, localized outbreak that might just fade away.

"You'd have to have more information or more fish dying" before concluding there is a serious disease outbreak, Dr. Marty said.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:22:38 pm
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Dead fish in Zakynthos

The problem is pretty intense the last two weeks, during which reports of dead fish multiplied


10/2/13

Large numbers of dead fish identified residents in the gulf of Laganas in Zakynthos.

The problem is pretty intense the last two weeks, during which reports of dead fish propagated to the appropriate services

The phenomenon is investigated by the competent authorities and especially the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.  Experts say the first estimate for the death of fish is that due to viral nervous necrosis and seek causes.

On Monday, a sample of fish found dead on beaches of Zakynthos were sent for examination to the National Reference Laboratories and the University of the Aegean.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:24:42 pm
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_04/10/2013_521701
10/4/13
Hundreds of dead fish surface in northern Greece reservoir

Hundreds of dead fish in the early stages of their development have surfaced in the Lake Karla reservoir in northern Greece over the past few days, prompting authorities on Friday to conduct studies into the condition of the lake.

According to an initial report by the authority that manages the reservoir, the fish died of asphyxiation due to low oxygen levels in the water.

They said that this may be attributed to the sudden weather change rather than outside interference.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:27:45 pm
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Lake full of fish carcasses
 Daily Herald reporter

4 Oktober 2013

SEGAMAT - Visitors at Recreation Park River Kapeh, here were surprised when thousands of various species of freshwater fish in the lake is dead and smelly.

 Visitors to the lake, Saliza Sajar, 23, said he was aware of that when informed of his colleagues when jogging in the lake yesterday afternoon.

 "At first I was not aware of it, but a friend who was jogging same household told me that she could smell and see a lot of dead fish floating on the surface of the lake.

 "I just went to the lake in the evening for a jog if have space and the last time I was here was last Monday.  If I am not mistaken, the incident has not yet happened, "he said.

 He said the situation raises uncomfortable situation to visitors recreation center because dead fish began emitting a foul smell.

 Visitors who want to be known as the Man said, he had to avoid walking near the lake could not stand the smell of fish carcasses.

 "Usually I will go through the tracks around the lake after work and this time had to avoid to pass through the route.

 "To be sure, this irresponsible act and I believe that this matter has come to the attention of the authorities," he said.

 Meanwhile, the President of the Segamat District Council (MDS), Ismail Abu said the cause of the fish mortality is not known whether dituba or high acid content in the lake water.

 "The MDS will do the cleaning operations and will collect all the fish carcasses.

 "The lake is allowed to fish as a form of recreation to the people of this district and this is the first time the incident occurred," he said


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on October 18, 2013, 03:28:43 pm
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asphyxiation due to low oxygen levels

That has been given as a reason a lot. If it's true, then I would think the question becomes obvious; what is causing a drop in oxygen levels over such a wide area?


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:31:56 pm
That has been given as a reason a lot. If it's true, then I would think the question becomes obvious; what is causing a drop in oxygen levels over such a wide area?

This has been pretty much the same reason for all of the fish die-offs around the world - a drop in oxygen levels. From what I've been observing and understanding, HAARP/Chemtrails etc have played a large role in this b/c of their weather control modifications. And recently, their weather control modifications have really gone out of control(ie-snowing heavily in months that never do, soaring temperatures like never before, etc).

The other day, I saw a youtube video talking about HAARP/Chemtrails, etc - and that cartoon "The Smurfs" was being used as predictive programming in one episode, where one of the characters created it, and once there was a fight over the use of it, weather patterns started going out of control.

Yeah - makes you wonder...


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:34:02 pm
http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/Natural-causes-likely-to-blame-for-mass-fish-deaths-on-Costa-Rica-s-Caribbean-coast_Friday-October-04-2013
Natural causes likely to blame for mass fish deaths on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast
10/4/13

Local residents also reported spotting dead turtles, dolphins and crabs, but researchers are downplaying the threat of contamination or illegal activity.

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón – More than seashells have been washing up with the tide along Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast over the past three weeks. Residents in the area have also reported dead turtles, dolphins and crabs.

Fearing possible contamination, investigators and park rangers began a series of tests last week after piles of dead fish washed up on the shores of Gandoca, Manzanillo and Punta Uva.

“The numbers made us feel like this was something abnormal,” said Donald Campbell, the head of the Environment Ministry’s Marine and Coastal Program in the Amistad-Caribe region. “Last week we began gathering fish for study.”

The University of Costa Rica released its results of the fish study on Friday. It showed that chemicals or other unnatural causes were not to blame. All of the dead fish collected were sharp-nosed pufferfish, a species associated with mass natural deaths caused from problems in reproduction and naturally occurring diseases.

“If the cause had been contamination we would have seen other dead species,” said José Masís, the administrator of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. “We don’t think these fish deaths are related to the other dead animals.”

According to Campbell, MINAE officials have not encountered much of the dead marine life reported, but they are investigating it.

“The only dead turtles we have seen washed up without heads,” he said. “There are diseases and contamination that could do this, but it looked like a predator. We are keeping our eyes open and if we see anything we will conduct the proper tests.”




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:47:45 pm
http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2013/09/why-are-elk-mysteriously-dying-in-new-mexico/
Why are Elk Mysteriously Dying in New Mexico?

In August of 2013, more than 100 elk were found dead on a range to the north of Las Vegas. They are believed to have all died within a 24 hour period. The mysterious deaths have left the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish baffled over what caused the animals to die.

The death of livestock is not in itself a rare occurrence. Poachers, predators, disease, toxins, starvation, drought, heat and even lightening can wipe out herds of animals. Wildlife officials have, however, dismissed these possibilities.

Anthrax poisoning, which occurs following ingestion of the organism, was suspected as causing the deaths. In 2000, more than 150 livestock animals in North Dakota died of anthrax. The bacteria also exists naturally in the New Mexico region.

However, according to a report in Live Science, tests for anthrax came back negative. (1)

Pesticides have also been responsible for killing livestock. Cattle will eat grass that has been sprayed with pesticides such as calcium arsenate powder and liquid arsenate herbicide. These substances are highly toxic to livestock. If arsenic is ingested, it can damage small blood vessels, which affects the blood supply to the major organs, as stated by the LSU AGCenter. (2)

There does, however, seem to be no evidence of any pesticide use in the area and officials have ruled out the use of heavy pesticides as being the reason for the mass killings.

Is the Weather to Blame?

Thunderstorms and lightning are a common occurrence in the New Mexico area, particularly during the summer months. In fact, according to the Severe Weather Climatology for New Mexico report, because the state has one of the highest storm frequencies in the United States, it has the highest lightning fatalities per capita in the US. (3)

Lighting does represent a significant hazard to large animals and the natural world and, given the frequency of lightning in the area, death by lightning was another slim possibility. However, this premise was ruled out by officials at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish primarily because it would be highly unlikely that lightning strikes would lead to the deaths of 100 animals.

Contamination and Disease as Possible Causes

Contaminated well water is another possible cause of the mystery deaths but no toxins have been identified in the water. An unidentified disease has also been mentioned as being a potential cause but has also been dubbed as being unlikely due to the implausibility that so many animals would all die so quickly.

Another possible culprit is Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), which is carried by insect bites.

“With EHD, an elk could get a fever. It’s usually a pretty fast illness, and up to eight to 36 hours later the animals go into shock, and then they die,” said Rachel Shockley, spokesperson for New Mexico Game and Fish department. (4)

Theories and Other Examples of Sudden Animal Deaths

This is not the first time large groups of livestock have simultaneously died and the cause of the deaths is unconfirmed and remains a mystery.

In the 1980s, a mysterious wasting disease killed 280 cattle on a farm near the Dry Run Landfill in West Virginia. The incident eventually led to a Class Action lawsuit against DuPont, a US chemical company. DuPont was blamed for contaminating the drinking water supplies at the farm with C8.

The contamination was said to have originated from the DuPont Washington Works facility in Wood County. According to the Fluoride Action Network Pesticide Project, the farmers sued DuPont for the death of their cattle and the ill health of their family and farm workers.

The cause of death was never conclusively associated with the chemical contamination of drinking water stemming from the DuPont facility. The company did settle for an “undisclosed amount” in light of the allegations. (5)

In 2010, a more fantastical theory was pinned as the cause of deaths of more than 300 goats in rural Mexico. Shepherds and ranchers in the area were convinced that el chupacabra – goat sucker in Spanish – a Hispanic vampire beast was responsible for the livestock killings.

“Shepherds in Puebla State are frightened by the attacks on their flocks by either the chupacabra, wild dogs or some other wild creature that they’ve been unable to hunt down, and which has caused the deaths of over 300 goats for some 50 days,” reporter Pedro Morales noted in a report. (6)

As for the fated elks, EHD seems like the most probable cause. As Rachel Shockley says, EHD is most dangerous at this time of the year when temperatures are hot and the animals stay close together at water supplies.

Both water samples from the streams and creeks and tissue samples have been sent off for testing. Until EHD has been confirmed, the death of so many elk in a 75,000-acre ranch remains a mystery.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:51:03 pm
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/10/swallows_killed_in_thousands_b.html
Swallows killed by thousands by harsh weather in Oregon
10/3/13

The storms that have thrashed Oregon have taken a big toll on swallows, killing thousands from St. Helens to Junction City.

Residents have reported groups ranging from 10 to 200 dead or dying barn and violet-green swallows in barns and around other structures where they perch. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the dieoffs appear to be worst close to rivers and standing water where the birds tend to gather.

The toll, estimated in the thousands, has stunned Fish and Wildlife specialists. “This type of mortality event is unprecedented and considered a rare and unusual event,” said Colin Gillin, wildlife veterinarian for the agency. “The effect on bird populations is unknown.”

Pathologists at the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory who examined carcasses said their bodies were emaciated, indicating that the birds had not eaten during the recent harsh weather. They suspect that consecutive days of pounding rain and strong winds had prevented the swallows from feeding at a time when they normally would be bulking up in preparation for their winter migration to Central and South America.

The swallows feed on insects while flying. Severe weather can prevent young or weaker birds from consuming enough food to sustain them in flight. The swallows come to Oregon in summer and return south in winter.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:54:54 pm
Again, drop in oxygen levels in the water...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZnoAzpzk_Y


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 03:59:38 pm
http://www.undercurrentnews.com/2013/10/02/salmon-farms-rushing-to-slaughter-8000t-fish-due-to-high-lice-levels/#.Uk3CCp1wbIU
10/2/13
Salmon farms rushing to slaughter 8,000t fish due to high lice levels

Five Norwegian salmon producers are mass-slaughtering some 8,000 metric tons of salmon from their pens in an area north of Vikna, central Norway, due to high lice levels.

Three of those, Marine Harvest, Emilsen Fisk and Midt-Norsk Havbruk, are rushing to empty some 5,000 metric tons within deadlines set by the Norwegian food safety authority (NFSA).

In late August, the authority had informed these three producers that they would have to slaughter all their salmon in the area, after all other measures to counter the lice infestation failed.

Vikna, located in Ytre Namdal, in Nord Trondelag, is one of the busiest salmon farming regions in Norway.

The three producers had levels of five to six mature female lice per fish in the area affected — far above the national limit of 0.5/fish, said John Bjarne Falch, regional director of NFSA.

NFSA has ordered the producers to slaughter all their fish, or face a fine of approximately NOK 100,000 per day, for every day extending beyond the deadline, said Falch. One producer has to slaughter its fish by Oct. 3, another by Oct. 10 and the third by Oct. 23.

“It’s a question of capacity,” Falch told Undercurrent News. “The slaughterhouses are running at full steam, so the deadlines just reflect how fast they can empty their pens.”

Two other producers, Sinkaberg-Hansen and Salmonor, also operate in the same area. While these have not reached the national limit, they have come very close to it, and have decided to slaughter the fish of their own accord, said Falch.

This means some 8,000t are now being harvested from the area this month, he said. The fish affected are around 3.5-4kg in size, on average.

Need for bigger zone, better management

The farms in the area had started to show signs of resistance to traditional anti-lice measures. The producers had managed to deal with the situation so far, with best practices and biological means, but by the spring, it started becoming problematic, said Falch. The summer then intensified the situation, as sea lice reproduce faster in warmer waters.

Under Norwegian regulations, when a farm first exceeds its lice level limit, NFSA orders it to address the situation using all delousing methods available. Failing which, as in this case, the authority orders the affected pens to be emptied of all fish.

In Falch’s view, part of the problem in Vikna is that the farming zone designated for the area was too small. In Norway, salmon farming areas are divided into zones, in which farms must comply to certain rules on sizes and biomass, and must empty their pens and fallow at the same time.

This fallowing time is usually key in regulating sea lice, as they disappear when the fish are harvested, and are at their lowest levels when farming resumes. In this case, however, because the zone is small, the farms were getting infected immediately after fallowing from lice in neighboring zones, said Falch.

As a result, NFSA is working on expanding the zone in question. The area will also be ordered to fallow for the whole of February and March next year, he said.

Another issue, he said, is to do with how the farms are managed. “A bit further south, we have some farms, the same type of site, which have managed to keep the lice levels at 0.06 per fish — a tenth of what the regulation says.”

These sites do not have any other delousing methods than the ones north of Vikna, he said, showing the importance of good management. “If you use delousing products too early, for instance, you incur a higher risk of creating resistance among the fish.”


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:01:42 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elmeridianodecordoba.com.co%2Findex.php%3Foption%3Dcom_k2%26view%3Ditem%26id%3D43350%3Ahallan-m%C3%A1s-peces-muertos%26Itemid%3D116
More fish are dead
10/2/13

Cereté. Hundreds of fish known as Yalúa, Cherita, Bearded, as well as snakes and iguanas, kept appearing dead yesterday in the waters of Caño Bugre. Mortality of fish are Papoche evidence from the village, in the village The Retreat of the Indians, to the Caracas neighborhood in Cereté.  The tour around the pipe can be seen from afar and small fish piled with garbage rotting.

After attending the event, Pedro Velasquez, Municipality Government Secretary, he called on the Regional Autonomous Corporation of the Valley of the Sinu and San Jorge (CVS), to report what had happened.  "It is very unfortunate this environmental emergency, which had not happened for years," said the official.

 On the other hand, some people believe that fish kills due to high pollution that has the spout all the way Bugre.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:03:33 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fkuban.kp.ru%2Fonline%2Fnews%2F1550460%2F
In Krasnodar, the fish die en masse

Experts believe that the reason the temperature drop


A huge number of dead fish was found by local residents in one of the Karasunsky lakes.  Even yesterday, the representatives of emergency services removed the fish and sent for examination.  The Ministry of Natural Resources edge explained that the problem is known and what is likely the cause of the incident was the temperature drop.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:06:44 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.metrotvnews.com%2Fmetronews%2Fread%2F2013%2F10%2F01%2F5%2F185415%2F-Ratusan-Ayam-Mati-Mendadak-di-Bogor
Hundreds of Sudden Death Chickens in Bogor
10/1/13

Metrotvnews.com, Bogor: Taste was was now haunt the residents of Taman Sari, precisely in Kampung Kabandungan, Ciapus village, Bogor regency, because of their cattle that died suddenly.

 Until now, people do not know what the cause of death of chickens.

 According Pandi, one of the neighbors, livestock events chicken they died suddenly, has occurred since the end of last week.

 He said, if counted as a whole number of chickens matii more than 100 individuals.

 "The number of dead was much. Hundred more tails. Due not in a RT, but there is in some RT," says Pandi who met in the middle of nowhere to bury dead chickens (without any combustion process or wrapped), Tuesday (1/10) .

 He said the first incident was the chicken died suddenly in RT 2/RW 09.  But now ranging from RT 1, RT2, RT3, RT RT 4 and 5, there are citizens of the chickens died suddenly.  (Dede Susianti)


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:14:21 pm
http://www.weather.com/news/science/nature/10000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alaska-20131002
10,000 Walrus Come Ashore in Northwest Alaska
10/2/13

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  -- An estimated 10,000 walrus unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast.

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday photographed walrus packed onto a beach on a barrier island near Point Lay, an Inupiat Eskimo village 300 miles southwest of Barrow and 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.

The walrus have been coming to shore since mid-September. The large herd was spotted during NOAA's annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, an effort conducted with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the agency that conducts offshore lease sales.

An estimated 2,000 to 4,000 walrus were photographed at the site Sept. 12. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency that manages walrus, immediately took steps to prevent a stampede among the animals packed shoulder to shoulder on the rocky coastline. The agency works with villages to keep people and airplanes a safe distance from herds.

Young animals are especially vulnerable to stampedes triggered by a polar bear, a human hunter or a low-flying airplane. The carcasses of more than 130 mostly young walruses were counted after a stampede in September 2009 at Alaska's Icy Cape.

The gathering of walrus on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice as the climate has warmed.

Pacific walrus spend winters in the Bering Sea. Females give birth on sea ice and use ice as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and worms on the shallow continental shelf.

As temperatures warm in summer, the edge of the sea ice recedes north. Females and their young ride the edge of the sea ice into the Chukchi Sea. However, in recent years, sea ice has receded north beyond continental shelf waters and into Arctic Ocean water 10,000 feet deep or more where walrus cannot dive to the bottom.

Walrus in large numbers were first spotted on the U.S. side of the Chukchi Sea in 2007. They returned in 2009, and in 2011, scientists estimated 30,000 walruses along one kilometer of beach near Point Lay.

Remnant ice kept walrus offshore in 2008 and again last year.

The goal of the marine mammals survey is to record the abundance of bowhead, gray, minke, fin and beluga whales plus other marine mammals in areas of potential oil and natural gas development, said NOAA Fisheries marine mammal scientist Megan Ferguson in an announcement.

"In addition to photographing the walrus haulout area, NOAA scientists documented more bowhead whales, including calves and feeding adults in the Beaufort Sea this summer compared to 2012," said Ferguson. "We are also seeing more gray whale calves in the Chukchi Sea than we have in recent years."

Environmental groups say the loss of sea ice due to climate warming is harming marine mammals and oil and gas development would add to their stress.




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:17:05 pm
IMHO, it's becoming more clear why they're putting out this "climate change"/"global warming" propaganda - to cover up the fact that they have their own technology tools like HAARP/Chemtrails etc to control the weather.

Now it's come to a point where for whatever reason, this weather modification system has gone so out of control - my guess is b/c there's a lot of division going on in the Illuminati/TPTB over what agendas they want to implement, that everything's pretty much been compromised.

Later on, will post that video of that "The Smurfs" episode where one of the characters came up with the idea, only for everyone else wanting to get into the mix, and then everything went out of control.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:19:26 pm
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Environment: fish kill in the creek Vertosan (Avise).  Fishing for
10/7/13

Because of extensive mortality of fish the Regional Consortium fishing ordered in advance the ban on fishing in the creek Vertosan, from source to mouth, until 20 October 2013, the date of closure of the fishery.  This was communicated in a statement the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  The fish deaths and 'focused in particular on the stretch of river downstream of the plain of Clapion, in the municipality of Avise.  In the meantime, have taken the investigation to determine the causes and the actual extent of the phenomenon.  In particular, ongoing laboratory tests on specimens of fish and water samples.  To take care of the checks are the competent structures of the Forestry Department of the Valle d'Aosta, in collaboration with the Regional Consortium fishing and technical support of the Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment and the Institute of Experimental Zooprofilattico Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:23:41 pm
Killed 18 of the 22 pilot whales that beached on Monday in Bars
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fecodiario.eleconomista.es%2Fmedio-ambiente%2Fnoticias%2F5208931%2F10%2F13%2FMueren-18-de-los-22-calderones-que-vararon-el-lunes-en-Bares.html
10/8/13

Ferrol, October 8 (EFE). - Eighteen pilot whales from a pod of 22 copies, males, females and young-that beached on Monday Bars coruñesa beach, in the town of Manon, and had been refloated with much effort Cemma volunteers have died in the last hours, this time, on the coast of Vicedo, in Lugo.

  In total, there are 18 whales dead, indicated from the Cemma, the Coordinator for the Study of Marine Mammals of Galicia-six on Monday and another eleven today, while the rest of the pack vague, disoriented today wandered upriver on the Sister has gone offshore unlikely to survive without a male guide and so close to the coast, the sources indicated.

 Among the 18 pilot whales have died no males, females and young, told Efe Alfredo Lopez, spokesman for the coordinator.

 Among the four remaining, three are female teenagers who were out to sea and fourth copy which is missing.

 A group of 20 people, including Cemma volunteers, members of Civil Protection, Environmental technicians Xunta have worked all day today, until after 20:00 pm, looking to bail out dead specimens survivors.

 The first day on the beach beached 22 Bars and died six out of the sand.  They managed to survive 16, including 4 or 5 pups, which were to lead to deeper waters.

 However, few hours later, more than half of the herd back to beach, this time on the other side of the estuary of O Barqueiro, Arealonga beach in Vicedo, on the coast of Lugo, and as many ( 7) being scooped by the river Sor.

 Of the seven who swam the river, five have died and another disappeared.

 Three returned to the ocean but no guide to lead them back to their natural habitat.

 These finned specimens, a kind similar to but larger dolphin that lives in deep water near the Atlantic islands (Canaries, Madeira and Azores).

 They feed on squid and fish medium.  An adult male can reach five feet long and weigh nearly a ton.

 The Cemma necropsies performed at some of the examples to try to locate the head of the group and find out what happened.

 They suspect that he was hurt or sick, and that made him disoriented.  The bodies will be cremated in order to avoid public health problems and others will serve to extract skeletons for da Natureza Museum of SGHN in Ferrol or for scientific purposes.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:27:43 pm
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/mutton-birds-in-their-hundreds-wash-up-on-sydney8217s-northern-beaches-as-their-migration-ends/story-fngr8hax-1226735386866
Mutton birds in their hundreds wash up on Sydney's northern beaches as their migration ends
10/9/13

HUNDREDS of dead mutton birds have turned up on the northern beaches in a grim demonstration of nature's way. 
 
The Tasmanian mutton birds, also known as short-tailed shearwaters, have been found in large numbers on Newport, Narrabeen, Collaroy and Dee Why beaches in the past week.

The mass deaths are a natural result of the bird's epic migration from Bass Strait to the Bering Sea on the edge of the Arctic Circle.

The 30,000km return journey sees a number of birds reach the limits of their endurance, falling into the sea and being washed up on our shores as they near the end of their journey.

As a result, large numbers of birds can sometimes be found on Australian east coast beaches, according to the NSW Wildlife, Rescue and Education Service.

"Many are exhausted from the long migration and 'crash' onto suburban and city beaches before they reach home," the WIRES website states.

"A shearwater can lose almost half its body weight during the long migration so the chances of survival once washed ashore are very slim. As alarming as this may appear, it is natural mortality."

The migration, one of the longest of any bird in the world, takes the birds north between April and May, and they return in late spring and summer to breed.

Pittwater Council acting natural environment and education manager Matthew Hansen said the yearly migration could lead to dead birds on our beaches this time of year.

"Given the gruelling nature of their migration, most years see some of the weaker birds not making the journey and ending up being washed up onto our local beaches," he said.

WIRES states the mutton bird is among the world's most numerous bird species, with 23 million breeding pairs estimated to live in Bass Strait.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:34:03 pm
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/dc9f038932b7487fa95026dc3626f01e/NE--Autumn-Storm-Nebraska
Nebraska Panhandle residents clean up fallen trees, dead cattle left in snowstorm's wake
10/8/13

LINCOLN, Nebraska — Residents in northwest Nebraska worked Tuesday to clean up fallen trees and dead cattle left in the wake of a massive snowstorm, while state officials implored them to keep detailed records so they might qualify for government assistance.

Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann and a state emergency team met with local officials in Chadron, Crawford and Harrison. Heidemann, a longtime farmer, said he was surprised by the number of the livestock deaths, which was expected to rise into the thousands.

"It was worse than I thought," Heidemann said in an interview. The storm "just took tree after tree after tree. What I wasn't prepared for was the loss of livestock. They showed me pictures of animal after animal — piles of them — that they're going to have to deal with. There's snow still out there, and as it melts, I'm sure they're going to be finding even more."

Heidemann, who oversees Nebraska's emergency services, stressed the importance of keeping detailed receipts of storm cleanup expenses. The state offers partial reimbursement to communities once their expenses rise beyond a certain point, but Heidemann said it isn't clear whether the area will qualify for federal aid. State officials can't get their questions answered because of the federal government's partial shutdown, he said.

At least 90 percent of the properties in Chadron saw some type of damage, mostly to trees that collapsed under wet, heavy snow and wind, said city manager Wayne Anderson.

The wind-whipped storm was part of a massive front that dumped up to several feet of snow on the western Plains, and caused tornadoes in eastern Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. Officials in Nebraska said there was heavy tree damage along the Highway 20 corridor between Rushville and Harrison. Chadron and Crawford were especially hard-hit, and officials say Chadron received 10 inches of snow. In northeast Nebraska, tornadoes caused millions in damage to a business district in Wayne and injured 15.

The severity of the snowstorm, unusual for early October, caught many ranchers in the Nebraska Panhandle off guard. They reported widespread losses of cattle that froze or suffocated in massive snow drifts while out on summer ranges.

"There are thousands dead — thousands," said Jack Hunter, owner of the Crawford Livestock Market. "There are 2,000 to 3,000 in our area that I know of. I'm 62 years old, I've been here my whole life, and I've never seen anything like it."

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture was encouraging ranchers to keep detailed records of any losses and have them verified by a third party, such as a veterinarian or county extension agent, in case they become eligible for federal assistance. They were also advised to take photographs and hold onto receipts for carcass-removal services. Two cattle operations had contacted the department as of Tuesday afternoon to report losses of more than 100 head, said spokeswoman Christin Kamm.

Chadron saw widespread damage to power lines and poles in the city of 5,900, and more isolated cases of trees that fell onto homes and vehicles, he said. Wind gusts reached between 50 and 60 mph during the weekend storm, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, Wyoming As of Tuesday afternoon, Anderson, the city manager, said residents had hauled more than 900 truckloads of debris to its dump site.

Despite the damage, Anderson said residents had made progress with the help of volunteers. Two local churches canceled their Sunday services to help, and a local Walmart store sent 15 of its associates into the streets with chain saws to help clear fallen branches. City officials took to the radio and social media, asking residents to drape towels over their front door to signal that they need help clearing debris.

"There's been a tremendous surge in volunteerism," Anderson said. "In a frontier community like we are, something like this tends to bring people together."

Heidemann toured the region Tuesday with Al Berndt, assistant director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

In Crawford, vehicles filled with storm debris have been forming lines a half-mile long outside the local dump. The city saw between 12 to 14 inches of snow, but the winds "just tore the heck out of our trees," said Mayor Terry Haugen.

"We're going to be working at this for a week or so," Haugen said. "I've got the dump open seven days a week, and I can't even give you a count of how many people are hauling stuff right now."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 04:37:08 pm
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131008/ARTICLES/131009718/1155?Title=Fish-kill-continues-on-Neuse-River
10/8/13
Fish kill continues on Neuse River

State Water Quality officer Bert Simons estimated that fish in the Neuse River have been dying for two and a half weeks now, while Coastal Carolina River Watch’s Rick Dove says he’s been fielding calls since at least Oct. 2, when they started washing up at Carolina Pines.

As of Sunday, thousands of dead menhaden were washing up along New Bern’s shores while the strong odor of their rotting carcasses could be smelled downtown. The same thing is happening along the Pamlico River, Simons said, and it’s a kill that residents can expect to see continue for at least another two weeks.

“The fish kill is just going on day after day,” Dove said. As to the size of the kill, he said, “Nobody’s out there doing a count that I know of,” but based on his experience, Dove is willing to guess that “we’re in the millions at this point. Quite possibly the tens of millions.”

Fish that are still alive “are in their death spirals,” Dove said. “You can see them everywhere.”

It is the third fish kill in four months, following on the heels of kills first reported on July 10 and Aug. 11. Dove described these kills as “moderate” in size.

The last major fish kill, in which about 200 million fish were killed, began just over a year ago on Oct. 2, 2012. That kill, Dove pointed out, took 30 days, and he expects the current one to follow a similar pattern.

Neuse Riverkeeper Lauren Wargo agreed.

“Dead fish will only float for about 48 hours, so what you see out there have just died,” she said. Wargo also described schools of fish swimming with open sores and added that the bottom of the river is littered with dead fish that have sunk.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 09:27:38 pm
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10/5/13
Waste plant leaks in Rio Mogi and kills thousands of fish

Dam broke between Descalvado and Santa Rita do Passa Quatro (SP).
Cetesb Police and accompanying Environmental Impact situation in the region.


Thousands of fish died late on Friday (4) after the breaking of a dam waste of Usina Santa Rita, located between Descalvado and Santa Rita do Passa Quatro (SP).  The accident caused the leak pollutants into the Rio Mogi and affected neighboring cities such as Corner (SP).  The Environmental Company of the State of São Paulo (Cetesb) and the Environmental Police accompany the situation.

The communication department of the plant reported that there was no spill vinasse (waste cane sugar) and that will determine along with environmental agencies which caused the death of fish.

The plant explained that, due to heavy rains in recent days, a dam to contain the plant did not withstand the demand and broke.  The advisory states that the dam was only rain water and springs and had no chemical.

Accident
The river water was completely black in places where there was contact with pollutants.  Cetesb collected samples to assess the extent of damage caused by the spill.

"We found the release of wastewater from the storage tank of the plant.  We find that the water is actually reaching the river.  The collection will check changes the quality of the water body and the finding of dead fish, "said engenheiroThales Rissi.

The samples were sent to the agency in Ribeirão Preto (SP).  The result of the assessment should leave between five to ten days.  According to Police Sgt Environmental Appeared Marcelo Ferreira, the plant will be punished if found responsible for the accident.  "There will be the development of fines and the process will be forwarded to prosecutors for criminal and civil measures," he said.

Revolt
Owner of a fishery in the region, Luiz Carlos Pitanguy, 52, said that around 19h heard a loud blast of thrashing fish.  "Soon after people began turning up dead.  It was golden, crusty, painted, had never seen anything like it, "he reported.

Besides the environmental crime, Pitanguy is also concerned with the support of the family.  "I live on fishing.  I do not know what I'll do yet, have to wait to see if you still have fish to see if then take some action.  Otherwise I'll have to close the fishery, "he said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2013, 09:32:28 pm
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Trues with 50,000 in fines for fish kills

It was last week that acute pollution killed huge amounts of fish.  County Governor writes on its website that the received message on the afternoon of the 26th  September's pollution.

 Then it was a few hours ago a municipal sewer was clogged.  It did that wastewater from ECOPRO construction ended in Skjørdalsbekkens upper part.  How was it according to the municipality on for about one hour.

 - The spill resulted in at least all the fish in the upper part, but probably all fish in the Skjørdalsbekken dead, says the County.  The Authority considers this regrettable, as it is the third time that clogged drain causes massive fish kills.  The last time it happened was in 2011, and since then the population had rebounded.

 The County looking seriously at the accidental discharges, and now gives the municipality deadline to 15  November to provide feedback on the follow-up of audit days after discharge.

 They also announced fines of 50,000 kroner.

 Coercive fines are a means to the person responsible for the illegal state to have an economic incentive to comply with the requirements set.  If the requirements are met, release the municipality to pay the daily fine.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 19, 2013, 08:39:19 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/science/earth/something-is-killing-off-the-moose.html?_r=1&
10/14/13
Moose Die-Off Alarms Scientists

CHOTEAU, Mont. — Across North America — in places as far-flung as Montana and British Columbia, New Hampshire and Minnesota — moose populations are in steep decline. And no one is sure why.

Twenty years ago, Minnesota had two geographically separate moose populations. One of them has virtually disappeared since the 1990s, declining to fewer than 100 from 4,000.

The other population, in northeastern Minnesota, is dropping 25 percent a year and is now fewer than 3,000, down from 8,000. (The moose mortality rate used to be 8 percent to 12 percent a year.) As a result, wildlife officials have suspended all moose hunting.

Here in Montana, moose hunting permits fell to 362 last year, from 769 in 1995.

“Something’s changed,” said Nicholas DeCesare, a biologist with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks who is counting moose in this part of the state — one of numerous efforts across the continent to measure and explain the decline. “There’s fewer moose out there, and hunters are working harder to find them.”

What exactly has changed remains a mystery. Several factors are clearly at work. But a common thread in most hypotheses is climate change.

Winters have grown substantially shorter across much of the moose’s range. In New Hampshire, a longer fall with less snow has greatly increased the number of winter ticks, a devastating parasite. “You can get 100,000 ticks on a moose,” said Kristine Rines, a biologist with the state’s Fish and Game Department.

In Minnesota, the leading culprits are brain worms and liver flukes. Both spend part of their life cycles in snails, which thrive in moist environments.

Another theory is heat stress. Moose are made for cold weather, and when the temperature rises above 23 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, as has happened more often in recent years, they expend extra energy to stay cool. That can lead to exhaustion and death.

In the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia, a recent study pinned the decline of moose on the widespread killing of forest by an epidemic of pine bark beetles, which seem to thrive in warmer weather. The loss of trees left the moose exposed to human and animal predators.

In Smithers, British Columbia, in April, a moose — starving and severely infested with ticks — wandered into the flower section of a Safeway market. It was euthanized.

Unregulated hunting may also play a role in moose mortality. So may wolves in Minnesota and the West.

Scientists and officials say other factors could still emerge. Because most moose die in the fall, the next few months may provide insight.

“It’s complicated because there’s so many pieces of this puzzle that could be impacted by climate change,” said Erika Butler, until recently the wildlife veterinarian at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The stakes go beyond the moose themselves. The animals are ecosystem engineers; when they browse shrubs, for example, they create habitat for some nesting birds.

And moose contribute to the economy. In New Hampshire, for instance, moose-watching tourism is a $115-million-a-year business, according to Ms. Rines. Hunting permits also generate revenue.

Moose deaths are hard to study, scientists say. The moose is a member of the deer family, but unlike deer it is a solitary animal that does not run in herds, so it can be hard to track. Moreover, moose have such high levels of body fat that they decompose rapidly; after 24 hours, a necropsy has little value.

In January, Minnesota started an unusual $1.2 million study using advanced monitoring technology to find moose as soon as they die. Live animals are captured and fitted with collars that give their location every 15 minutes, and they are given feed containing a tiny transmitter that remains in the body and monitors heart rate and temperature. Then the moose are released back into the wild.

If the heart stops beating, it sends a text message to our phone that says, ‘I’m dead at x and y coordinates,’ ” said Dr. Butler, who leads the study. The messages are monitored around the clock; when a moose dies, a team on call rushes to the scene by car or helicopter.

The winter tick problem in New Hampshire is particularly vexing. The animals lose so much blood they can become anemic. Worse, the ticks drive the moose crazy; they constantly scratch, tearing off large patches of hair.

Some moose lose so much hair they look pale, even spectral; some people call them “ghost moose.” When it rains in the spring, the moose, deprived of their warm coats, then become hypothermic.

Winter ticks hatch in the fall and begin to climb aboard their host. They are dormant until January or February, when they start to feed, molt into adults and then drop off.

Moose spend a lot of time feeding in lakes, but wading in water doesn’t drown the ticks, which form an air bubble that allows them to survive immersion in water.

New Hampshire’s winter tick problem is a relatively recent phenomenon. But then, so are moose. The animals were hunted out of existence during Colonial times; they returned to the state only in the 1970s.

While deer have evolved to an ecological balance with ticks, moose have not.

Deer are grooming animals, so they are able to keep tick numbers fairly low. By contrast, said Ms. Rines, the biologist, “moose didn’t evolve with ticks, and they don’t groom them off.” That has led to swarms of ticks
.

The solution to the tick problem might be, paradoxically, more moose hunting. “It’s up to the public,” she said. “We could kill more if we want healthy moose.”


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 19, 2013, 09:13:44 pm
Video: Scientists in Calif. Examine Rare Beaked Whale
http://news.yahoo.com/video/scientists-calif-examine-rare-beaked-012539489.html
10/18/13

A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters. Marine biologists are working to preserve and examine the elusive arctic species. (Oct. 18)


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 20, 2013, 08:41:35 pm
http://tinyurl.com/k7haaoc

M1LFORD - Some residents in M1lford are concerned after thousands of mussels recently washed ashore along Point Beach.

Beach locals say they have never seen such a high amount of the shellfish on the shore, which has created a foul stench in the area.

Former marine biology professor Joe Schnierlein identified the shellfish as blue mussels, which he says are the mussels people cook and eat. Schnierlien's biggest concern was answering the question on how the mussels died.

“They do not do well in fresh water, so there could have been a slug of fresh water that hit a huge colony of them,” said Schnierlein. “The fresh water killed them very quickly over a short period of time. That caused them to release and come off the rocks.”

Schnierlein said he doesn’t believe the mussels died because of toxins in the water because other species have not been found in mass quantities on the beach.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 26, 2013, 07:06:00 pm
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/maryville-blount/2013/10/19/dead-fish-found/3089313/
10/19/13
Homeowners puzzled after finding hundreds of dead fish

Homeowners on the Little River in Louisville are trying to figure out why hundreds of dead fish turned up in the water Saturday.

Cherie Greenway said she first noticed the dead fish around noon on Saturday. She said she was walking along the water at her home when she saw hundreds – maybe even a thousand – dead fish belly up in the water.

She said she has never seen anything like it in the five years she lived there. Greenway said she's worried about what may have caused it.

"We have dogs that drink out of the lake," said Greenway. "The deer across the lake come here and drink water. And I'm just afraid it's going to kill them. I'm just sad to see these fish dying like that. It's sad because I feed those fish."

Greenway says an officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency checked out the situation Saturday evening.

The agent said he is not completely sure what killed the fish. He said it could have been a lack of oxygen because crews are currently lowering water levels.

TWRA is still investigating.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 26, 2013, 07:10:16 pm
http://roysecityheraldbanner.com/local/x703139778/Fish-die-off-likely-result-of-temperature-drop
10/19/13
2013 Fish die-off likely result of temperature drop

An estimated 1,500 to 2,500 fish in the lake at City Lake Park were killed Oct. 5-6, probably from oxygen depletion caused by a dramatic drop in temperature. Trevor Tanner, a wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department office that serves Rockwall County, said that’s the “likely cause” of the fish die-off. Tanner said the temperature dropped 30-plus degrees when the cold front arrived in Royse City on Oct. 5. That temperature drop, he said, probably caused the lake to turn over, sending warm water to the top and cool water to the bottom of the lake. That turnover, he said, likely depleted oxygen in the water, causing the fish to suffocate. Most of the fish killed were shad, small fish that are about three inches in length. He said they represented 1,500 to 2,000 of the total killed. Others included 40-50 bass and 15-20 catfish. The city lake possibly was affected because it probably isn’t very deep, Tanner said. Tanner said he believes there are still fish in the lake. “I think there are still some. I don’t think it was a total kill,” Tanner said. “It was a setback for the lake. There are still some fish there, but it will take time to recover. The lake lost some larger, older fish and it will take the remaining fish to grow to that size.” Tanner said there was no evidence that the fish die-off was caused by an influx of toxins or chemicals. Janey McPherson, director of planning and community development, said she received a call on Oct. 7 regarding dead fish in the lake. After a brief investigation, she called the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 26, 2013, 07:14:34 pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/mysterious-hum-keeping-people-up-all-night-could-be-mating-fish-8900747.html
10/24/13

Mysterious hum keeping people up all night ‘could be mating fish’

A council investigation was launched in Hythe, Southampton after some people had to move away because of the drone ‘pulsating’ through their homes



A mysterious hum has been keeping people in Hampshire awake all night, and scientists have said there could be something fishy about it.
 
The noise “pulsates” through homes, forcing some residents of Hythe near Southampton to evacuate the area just to get a good night’s sleep.

People have complained to their local council, and the blame has been put on everything from heavy industry to the large cargo ships coming in at Southampton Docks – some residents have even gone to the doctor thinking they had tinnitus.

Scientists now think that the noise is being caused by fish, competing to out-hum one another as part of an unusual mating ritual.

Male Midshipman fish let out a deep, resonating drone which attracts females and acts as a challenge to other males. They are nocturnal creatures, but once they get going can keep up the distracting hum all night.

Unfortunately for the residents of Hythe, the noise created by the Midshipman is of such a low frequency and long wavelength that it can carry through the ground, walls, and into homes.

This is not the first time fish have been blamed for keeping people up at night – a number of US cities suffer their droning on a regular basis.

But it was a problem which stumped various authorities in Southampton, including the National Oceanography Centre based there.

An investigation earlier this month launched by the Environment Agency and the New Forest District Council also produced no results, and it wasn’t until the Scottish Association for Marine Science waded in that a possible answer was found.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Dr Ben Wilson said: “It's not beyond the realms of possibility.

“There are certainly 'sonic fish' in the north Atlantic and the approaches to the English Channel.”


New Forest District Council received more than 30 complaints about the noise, with Linda Zammit from Woolston, Southampton, saying: “I thought I was going mad at first. I hear it every night unless it's windy or raining.

“It doesn't keep me awake but it stops me getting back to sleep if I do happen to wake up.”


Maria Dennett from Sholing, Southampton, said: “We regularly experience a humming noise at night.

“A few times we put it down to a neighbour's washing machine or dishwasher but it's happening so frequently that we know it's not the case.

“It's a really low pitched sound that literally pulsates through the house.”


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Post by: Kilika on October 27, 2013, 04:42:43 am
Quote
‘could be mating fish’

 :D

Scientists, what a hoot!

If you were to take away from the English language such phrases as "could be...", "experts suggest", "initial findings..." etc and science would collapse in on itself.

I've for a long time been amazed at how science uses such loose, unspecific phrases for their "results". For a discipline that prides itself in scientific facts, they sure use what amounts to "I haven't got a clue" a lot.

But then these same people give awards for "theoretically" finding things.  ::)


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 29, 2013, 02:50:08 pm
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10/22/13
70: Fish are killed in polluted rivers in the interior of São Paulo

 Cetesb sent staff to the site to collect samples of water and inspect the industries in the region




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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 30, 2013, 05:39:10 pm
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/dead-birds-not-just-a-freak-event-20131030-2wgzd.html#ixzz2jCWh5p7P
10/31/13
Dead birds 'not just a freak event'

Muttonbirds are dying in their thousands nearly every year and much more frequently than ever before, washing up on the coast from Coffs Harbour to Tasmania.

On South Melbourne and Port Melbourne beaches on Wednesday beach cleaning contractor David Martinez picked up more than 150 short-tailed shearwater birds, a species of muttonbird. One day last week, he picked up a similar number.

At Lord Howe Island this month, 200 shearwater birds washed up for the first time in many years, Monash University seabird biologist Jennifer Lavers said. These deaths en masse, known as "wrecks", have been reported along the coast from Coffs Harbour to Tasmania, she said.

The short-tailed shearwater birds migrate 10,000 kilometres from the Bering Sea, between Alaska and Japan, to Australian shores in late September to nest. Dr Lavers said they have eaten little on their journey and are exhausted by the flight.

She said it was normal for wrecks to occur every 10 years, and this usually indicated a particularly "poor year" for the birds with storms or no fish available on arrival. However, major wrecks had occurred every second year since 2007, pointing to a wider problem, she said.

"We need to start asking the question of what is going on in the marine environment," Dr Lavers said.

"This isn't just a hiccough. This isn't just a freak event. It is not just that the fish have decided to relocate themselves for one or two years or three years. This is obviously an indication of a much wider problem."

Dr Lavers said the birds started washing up on the beach in late September. By this time, the female birds are often carrying their only egg for the year and journey to sea to hunt for food with breeding males. Dr Lavers hypothesised that they may have failed to find fish and this may have contributed to the deaths.

"You don't want to lose your adult breeders. It spells trouble for species," she said.

Department of Environment and Primary Industries senior biodiversity officer Mandy Watson said in a statement that the feed available in the northern summer could affect the birds' journey as well as storms.

"Stormy weather and strong winds make it difficult for birds if they are already in poor condition from the long migration and this can be enough to cause their death," Ms Watson said.


"It is common for large numbers of short-tailed shearwaters not to make it."

Dr Lavers agreed that weather could play a role.

"Heavy winds will do great things to them, but is it just the wind? I would say no," she said.

Weather bureau forecaster Andrea Peace confirmed that Melbourne Airport wind records since 1971 show October had been the equal windiest month on record, based on average winds. The average wind speed was 23 km/h for the month
.

Dr Lavers said there were many bird rescue groups in Melbourne and advised untrained beachgoers not to touch them. She said that even after a long journey they were often "feisty" and could leave bloody gashes on hands and arms.

Ms Watson said all native wildlife was protected in Victoria. "Because of the risk of being bitten or any disease the birds may carry unqualified people should avoid handling the birds if possible," she said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 31, 2013, 08:06:23 pm
http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/mysterious-fish-kill-puzzles-residents/2067439/
10/30/13
Questions as mass of dead fish washes up on Curtis Island

AN UNUSUALLY large number of dead fish was found on the shores of Curtis Island over the weekend, concerning residents who believe the fish kill was in the thousands.

While the deaths coincide with the annual natural algae spread, locals say the event doesn't usually affect so many fish, or such large specimens.

The Environment Department is monitoring the situation, and have warned people that touching the slimy-looking algae could cause skin irritations.
 
Curtis Island resident Cheryl Watson, who saw the fish kill on Saturday, said it was an annual event to see a few small dead fish around, but this was something else.

"We're not saying it's anything but the algae but it's an unusual circumstance to have such a variety and large fish," she said.

"The photos really don't show up the extent of it, they were in patches and tangled up in seaweed."

A spokesperson for the Environment Department said the cause of the fish remains unclear but it could be related to algae.

"Trichodesmium blooms occur naturally in tropical and sub-tropical water in late spring/summer typically disappearing within a few days," he said.

"There was a similar incident at Facing Island in 2011."

Fish deaths can be reported to EHP through the Pollution Hotline on 1300 130 372.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 12:50:46 pm
http://gma.yahoo.com/west-coast-starfish-turning-goo-latest-mass-animal-112115025--abc-news-pets.html
West Coast Starfish Turning to 'Goo' Is Latest in Mass Wildlife Deaths
By LIZ FIELDS | Good Morning America – 4 hours ago
11/5/13

Marine biologists have reported widespread starfish die-offs along the West Coast, precipitated by a disease that causes their arms to fall off and the creatures to disintegrate and turn to "goo."

"Sea star wasting disease," has been flushing out a vast number of a particular five-legged species from tide pools, even wiping out up to 95 percent of the population, the AP reported.

Along the western coastline stretching from southeast Alaska to Santa Barbara, the Pisaster ochraceus starfish, also known as the purple sea star or ochre starfish, are dying of the disease which causes white, abscess-like lesions to form and spread across their bodies.

Wasting disease has been reported before in southern California in 1983-84, but it remained localized then.

The starfish population die-off is the latest in a series of mass animal deaths to occur this year. Click through to take a look at some more curious cases of late.

Giant Oarfish Wash up in California

Not one, but two giant sea serpent-like oarfish washed up on the beaches of southern California last month. The first discovery was made by a snorkeling marine scientist who wrestled the dead 18-foot monster (with help) to shore near Catalina, while the second so-called "discovery of a lifetime" was made in less than a week. The second oarfish measured at 13.5 feet, and was found washed up on a beach in Oceanside Harbor by bewildered beachgoers.

Test on the bizarrre fish failed to determine a cause of death.

The terrifying-looking and toothless oarfish is also known as a ribbon fish, possessing bony, silvery bodies and bright red-crested heads. They are thought to have spawned ancient folk tales about sea serpents.

Bees Turn Up in Parking Lot

More than 25,000 dead bees were found scattered across a parking lot in Wilsonville, Ore., in June this year, amid rapidly declining honeybee populations across North America. The cause of the deaths was later determined by the Department of Agriculture to have been related to an insecticide used on trees to kill aphids.

Across the U.S., mass bee die-offs have been attributed to colony collapse disorder, in which bees abruptly exit the hive and do not return. Beekeepers have reported losing up to 90 percent of their bee colonies since 2006, but still have no idea what causes the disorder, although one theory is that the bees are committing a type of "altruistic suicide" to save their nest-mates from dying of disease.

Manatees Threatened by Algae

So far, 2013 has been the deadliest year yet for Mantees off the Florida coast. A bloom of toxic algae that draws out essential oxygen from the water has killed at least 769 of the blubbery, seal-like mammals. The algae, also known as red-tide, settles on the sea grass that manatees feed on, which when eaten, can cause central nervous system problems, including seizures and difficulty lifting the head to breathe, eventually leading to death.

This year's number of manatee deaths was nearly double of that seen in 2012, which was then reported at around 392. Manatees are a protected species and have been highly affected by urban coastal development, and constantly face the danger of being struck by boats.

Pigs Dumped in Chinese River

When 6,000 pig carcasses were found floating in China's Huangpu River in March, many of Shanghai's 23 million residents who receive their primary water supply from the river, were unnerved. The reports from health officials who later determined that the pigs were infected with a disease known as porcine circovirus, only served to deepen their fears, although the government claimed that the water had not been contaminated and was safe to drink.

It was thought that the pigs had been dumped in a hurry (and on the cheap) because of a recent government crackdown on selling diseased pigs.

Dolphins Die of Virus on East Coast

 Hundreds of bottle-nosed dolphin deaths have been reported on the East Coast since July, which scientists are blaming on the outbreak of a dolphin virus similar to measles in humans.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tested 33 of the approximate 333 dolphins that had washed ashore since July 1, and found the immune system-suppressing morbillivirus in all but one of them.

The dolphin die-off this year is the highest recorded since a similar scale viral outbreak in 1987 and 1988. As dolphins have very little resistance to the virus, NOAA scientists say they expect that wild populations will continue to die until spring 2014.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 02:09:40 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/03/shrimp-parasite_n_4207881.html
11/3/13
Shrimp Parasite Causing Mass Die-Off In Georgia, South Carolina As Black Gill Disease Spreads

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov 3 (Reuters) - The size of wild shrimp hauls off the southern Atlantic coast have plunged in recent months as a parasite has made it harder for the creatures to breathe, according to state wildlife officials in Georgia and South Carolina.

Experts said they believe black gill disease, caused by a tiny parasite, contributed to a die-off of white shrimp between August and October, typically the prime catch season.

The disease does not kill shrimp directly but hurts their endurance and makes them more vulnerable to predators
.

"It's like the shrimp are smoking three packs of cigarettes a day, and now they're having to go run a marathon," said Mel Bell, director of South Carolina's Office of Fisheries Management.

"Shrimpers are reporting to us that they dump the bag on the deck, and the shrimp are just dead."

South Carolina shrimpers hauled in 44,000 pounds of shrimp in September, less than 6 percent of the September, 2012 catch of more than 750,000 pounds, Bell said.

The August take was down nearly 75 percent from the same month the previous year, he said.

Georgia shrimpers have caught fewer than half the number they usually catch in August, September and October, said Patrick Geer, chief of marine fisheries for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Wild-caught shrimp generate $6 million to $8-million in annual revenue in South Carolina and about $12 million a year in Georgia, officials said.

Bell said the shrimp is safe to eat as long as it has not spoiled. The parasite is only on its gills, which come off when the head is removed for human consumption.

A shrimp company operator in Florida said she had not seen black gill disease there this year.

"We have seen it in the past in Florida, but it's when the shrimp in Georgia have moved down," said Marilyn Solorzano, who operates Miss Marilyn Louise Shrimp Co. on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville
.

"There haven't been enough shrimp in Georgia this year to move down to Florida," she said.

Researchers in Georgia are studying the life cycle of the parasite that causes black gill disease in hopes of finding a way to combat it, Geer said.

Officials blamed drought for earlier outbreaks in the last decade, but this year the U.S. Southeast saw record rainfall.

Too much rain changed water salinity and upset the delicate balance of salt and fresh water in the creeks where shrimp grow up, Bell said.

"When the shrimp are stressed, they're susceptible to being infected with the parasite," he said.

Wildlife agency officials in Georgia will meet with the state's shrimp association this month to determine just how bad the crop has been.

If data indicate a major decline, Georgia will apply for relief funds from the National Marine Fisheries Service, Geer said.

South Carolina officials have not determined whether to seek disaster relief, Bell said.

Tommy Edwards, a veteran shrimper in Charleston, said he is barely getting by.

"I'm not making any money," said Edwards, 52. "Normally, we have enough money where we're set for the winter and repairs and so forth, but we don't have enough for a month's worth of bills."

Black gill disease tends to taper off as waters get colder in November, officials said. (Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Ellen Wulfhorst)


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 02:15:26 pm
http://phys.org/news/2013-10-florida-manatees-dying.html
Florida manatees dying at record rates

Oct 31, 2013

Toxic algae blooms that deplete the water of essential oxygen are killing a record number of manatees in Florida this year, biologists say.

A total of 769 manatees have died trough Tuesday, making 2013 the deadliest year ever for the blubbery denizens of the deep found off the Florida coast, Save the Manatee Club announced.

With more than two months left this year, nearly twice the number of manatees have already died compared to all of 2012, which saw 392 confirmed manatee deaths.

The last record—766 dead manatees—was set in 2010, when an unusually cold winter and spring killed hundreds of the delicate creatures, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Manatees live near the coastline, and when the weather turns cold, they often shelter near springs or in warmer discharge canals at power plants to avoid the condition known as "cold stress," which can weaken and eventually kill the aquatic mammals.

"With 2013's catastrophic loss of manatee lives coming so close on the heels of the mass mortality suffered during 2010, the already difficult job to ensure the survival of these gentle and defenseless marine mammals has been made all the more challenging, and it's not over yet," said the club's executive director Patrick Rose.

"What we put into our waters, how much we pump from our aquifer and draw from our springs and rivers, together with how we use our waterways, all has an impact on our own lives and the lives of every aquatic species."

The club's director of science and conservation blamed two "unusual mortality events" for this year's major losses.

Toxic red-tide bloom killed 276 manatees this winter and spring in southwestern Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Most of the deaths took place in the Cape Cora-Fort Myers region off the Gulf coast
.

The second event remains unexplained, but saw more than 100 manatees die of undetermined causes in Brevard County off the Atlantic coast.

Tripp said those deaths were linked to various algal blooms and the loss of 47,000 acres (19,000 hectares) of seagrass since 2010.

Of the total number of deaths this year, 123 were stillborn, newborn or young calves, in another record for that mortality category.

Manatees are a protected species in Florida, highly affected by urban development in recent years along the coast in the central and southern parts of the state.

In the bay of Miami, where families of three or four manatees are commonly spotted along the shore, many of the animals are killed after being struck by boats.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 02:20:20 pm
http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/park-service-to-track-ailing-mojave-preserve-bighorn.html
Pneumonia Outbreak Prompts Tracking of Mojave Preserve Bighorn Sheep
10/31/13

Wildlife biologists will be putting radio collars on the Mojave National Preserve's bighorn sheep in early November to try and learn more about an outbreak of pneumonia that has killed more than a hundred animals.

Biologists from the National Park Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be flying over the Preserve's mountain ranges for four days starting November 3 to capture, examine, and collar bighorn sheep in an attempt to track the spread of the usually fatal respiratory disease. Tracking the animals' movements through the desert will give wildlife managers a better chance of finding ways to limit the disease's impact on the desert bighorn population.

Mojave National Preserve scientists suspect that the outbreak may have begun when sick domestic sheep were illegally dumped in the Preserve. Domestic sheep and goats are carriers for the disease, which does not occur naturally in desert bighorn sheep populations.

There seem to have been two distinct outbreaks of pneumonia in and near the Preserve since the first dead animals were found this summer, lending credence to the notion that multiple instances of sheep dumping are behind the problem. Wildlife biologists will survey mountains ranges just outside of the known outbreak centers by helicopter; any bighorn sheep they encounter will be netted, enabling crews to take nasal swab samples and affix GPS tracking collars provided by CDFW.

The data from the collars will allow scientists to track the spread of the disease through as-yet uninfected herds.

"The idea here is to have collared animals in the surrounding mountain ranges so we can have an early warning of the spread of the pathogen," Preserve science advisor Debra Hughson told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. "We can get a better understanding of the progression of the disease, its spread and impact on herds."

The outbreak of pneumonia was first noted in May in bighorns in the Old Dad Mountains, with a subsequent outbreak in the Marble Mountains south of the Preserve. Preserve rangers have also found domestic sheep carcasses at Halloran Summit in the northern regions of the Preserve, and pellets from domestic sheep at Foshay Pass near the Providence Mountains. Given that Foshay Pass is accessible only by a rugged dirt road, it's unlikely that truckers with livestock would be there unless they intended to dump sick or dead animals illegally.

Though at least a hundred bighorn have died of pneumonia in and near the Mojave National Preserve since the outbreak began, CDFW is still planning to hold this year's desert bighorn hunting season in the area. The Peninsular Ranges population of desert bighorn is listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but the Mojave National Preserve's bighorn enjoy no such protection. Opening Day is December 1.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 02:28:02 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zougla.gr%2Fgreece%2Farticle%2Ftrikala-ekatontades-nekra-psaria-se-potamo
Trikala: Hundreds of dead fish in the river
October 25, 2013, 18:55

Huge is the ecological disaster in the riverbed Enipeas the tile Trikala, as hundreds of fish have been found dead over the past 48 hours the old bridge, just 50 meters from the first houses of the village.

Residents are particularly concerned about the situation and call the relevant departments to take all necessary steps to resolve the problem.  So far they have not identified the cause of infection.



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 02:30:16 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdantri.com.vn%2Ftam-long-nhan-ai%2Fquy-nhan-ai-ho-tro-43-trieu-dong-den-ba-con-thiet-hai-nang-ne-vung-lu-793430.htm

(AP) - Together supports people in Ha Tinh heavily damaged in the flood data, newspaper editor decided Reuters quoted 43 million from the Fund kindness given to many families of the dead and the door was washed away. 

As many provinces in central, continuous storms that swept through much of the mountainous districts of Ha Tinh province suffered heavily.  Latest statistics of Ha Tinh province, floods have had 4 dead, 1 missing, 6 injured, 57,000 houses were flooded, more than 4,000 hectares of crops such as corn, peanuts, potatoes ... completely damaged, tens of thousands of cattle and poultry are killed and washed away.  Estimated total damage caused by floods in Ha Tinh province to over 500 billion.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 02:34:21 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrk.no%2Fsognogfjordane%2Fmatte-slakte-ned-180.000-laks-1.11329238

Had to slaughter 180,000 salmon

Firda Sjøfarmer in Gulen has had to slaughter 180,000 salmon after the outbreak of a viral disease infectious salmon anemia (ISA).


10/31/13

Infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is caused by a virus that is probably of the same family as the influenza virus and spreads quickly.
 
It was Firda Sjøfarmer AS and fish health as forecasts on suspicion of ISA on his fish in a plant in Vatnøy in Gulen earlier this week, write Firda. After the discovery of abnormally many dead fish and symptom of the disease took FSA samples and confirmed the ISA virus infection.

Breeders slaughtered all the fish in one day, well jumper 180,000 with an average weight of about 250 grams, enter FSA on its website.

Provides fish internal bleeding

ISA the disease is considered a serious contagious disease in Norway and Norwegian Food Safety Authority has drawn up a plan for handling such matters are implemented with the same suspicion of infection occurs.
 
Disease attacks both fish and provides internal bleeding.  It may affect most organ and make sure the fish are anemic.  Finally, the fish sick and die, and it is therefore attempted euthanized before the disease breaks out.

According to the FSA is now eight years since it was proven ISA og Fjordane.  They have now set out measures to prevent contagion spreading to other plants nearby.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 07, 2013, 11:12:06 am
http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/moneys-creek-fish-kill-referred-epa/2073447/
11/5/13
Moneys Creek fish kill referred to EPA(Australia)

THE flood gates have once again opened on the topic of fish kills in the regions waterways after hundreds of dead fish were removed from Moneys Creek at Bargara. 

Bundaberg Regional Council crews arrived at Moneys Creek early yesterday morning as part of a scheduled opening of the lagoon, which occurs once a month.

Division 5 representative Greg Barnes said while on site, crews worked quickly to clear away between 500 and 600 dead fish from the backwater.

"Humid weather conditions over the weekend, combined with a lack of rain and subsequent low oxygen levels in the water are believed to be the cause of death," he said. 

"Council is concerned that freshwater from upstream Moneys Creek isn't reaching the backwater with a small dam pumping the water to a nearby private property.

"Crews will inspect the site again tomorrow morning (today) and council will continue to monitor the situation moving forward and has sought the advice of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

Cr Barnes said the council had previously organised an unscheduled opening of the lagoon between October 16 and 18 after being alerted to the low water levels by nearby residents.

"This gave the lagoon a reasonable flush and re-oxygenated the water," he said. 

"I received another request for an unscheduled lagoon opening on October 29, however, due to the high cost associated with opening and closing the lagoon, approximately $4000 each time, and its popularity as a recreational spot for swimmers on weekends, council decided to leave it until the next scheduled opening, which was this morning (yesterday)."

The gates will remain open until Thursday morning with the next opening scheduled for Monday, December 2.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 07, 2013, 01:39:40 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/culprit-mysterious-elk-deaths-found-175716999.html
11/7/13
Culprit in Mysterious Elk Deaths Found

A hunter stumbled upon a bizarre sight on a 75,000-acre ranch north of Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 27: the remains of more than 100 dead elk. Livestock deaths are not unusual, but so many animals dying off, and doing so in what seems to be under 24 hours, was puzzling to scientists.

Officials with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish investigated the mysterious elk deaths and ruled out several possible causes for the elk deaths, including poachers, anthrax, lightning strikes, epizootic hemorrhagic disease (an often-fatal virus known to affect deer and other ruminants), botulism, poisonous plants, malicious poisoning and even some sort of industrial or agricultural accident.

The investigation was hampered by the state of the elk: Scavengers, including bears and vultures, ate most of the bodies, with maggots and blowflies helping to reduce the elk herd to an eerie scattered sea of skeletons in the desert. [Spooky! Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena]

"We couldn't find anything [toxic] in their stomachs and no toxic plants on the landscape," said Kerry Mower, a wildlife disease specialist with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, as quoted by the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper.

As news spread, some conspiracy-minded folk soon speculated about links to animal mutilations, UFOs or even the dreaded Hispanic vampire el chupacabra.

Pond scum of death

Through science and further testing of elk tissue samples and water samples, the real killer has finally been found: pond scum. Or, more specifically, a neurotoxin produced by one type of blue-green algae that can develop in warm, standing water.

A bloom of this alga can be devastating to wildlife. "In warm weather, blooms of blue-green algae are not uncommon in farm ponds in temperate regions, particularly ponds enriched with fertilizer," according to a classic toxicology reference book, "Casarett and Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons" (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013). "Under these conditions, one species of alga, Anabaena flos-aquae, produces a neurotoxin, anatoxin-A, which depolarizes and blocks acetylcholine receptors, causing death in animals that drink the pond water. The lethal effects develop rapidly, with death in minutes to hours from respiratory arrest."

In other words, the elk herd suffocated to death, unable to breathe. And the fast-acting toxin explains the animals' strange, sudden deaths. In this case, the algae appeared not in ponds, but in three fiberglass livestock watering tanks not far from where the elk died. The elk also showed signs they had struggled on the ground, further supporting neurotoxin poisoning.

"Based on circumstantial evidence, the most logical explanation for the elk deaths is that on their way back to the forest after feeding in the grassland, the elk drank water from a trough containing toxins created by blue-green algae or cyanobacteria," Mower said in a statement from the Department of Game and Fish.

The algae-produced neurotoxin is similar to curare, the famous toxin found in poison-tipped arrows used by South American Indian tribes. Though anatoxin-A can be deadly to other animals, including dogs and cattle, reports of human deaths are rare. New Mexico ranchers have been advised to sanitize their livestock tanks to prevent further wildlife deaths.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on November 07, 2013, 01:53:25 pm
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but in three fiberglass livestock watering tanks not far from where the elk died.

Then I think it reasonable that the owner of those livestock watering tanks be held liable.

Again, corporate farms.  ::)


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 08, 2013, 08:45:48 pm
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/wreck-short-tailed-shearwater-birds-found-dead-5690760
'Wreck' of short-tailed shearwater as birds found dead(New Zealand)

Published: 6:16AM Thursday November 07, 2013

Nearly 200 seabirds have been found dead along Waikato's west coast beaches.

A total of 184 short-tailed shearwater, a migratory bird that typically breeds on the islands between Tasmania and Victoria, have been washed ashore between Waikorea beach and Taharoa, south of Kawhia.

It is not known when the birds died and were washed ashore, but numbers are said to be "unusually large" by one expert.

Hugh Clifford, who organised the beach patrol on behalf of the Waikato branch of the Ornithological Society, said the number of short-tailed shearwater found this year was much higher than normal.

"There would be millions of them passing down through the Tasman Sea on the southern migration.

"Some of them were pushed closer to New Zealand and the food conditions may have been unfavourable, causing them to perish."

Each year during the southern hemisphere winter, the short-tailed shearwater migrate about 15,000 km to the Northern Pacific, before making their way back towards southern Australia to breed around October.

Mr Clifford said when a large number of birds are found dead along the coast, it is called a "wreck".

The beach patrols, which took place at Waikorea, Taharoa, Ruapuke and Kawhia, found an average of seven birds for each kilometre walked.

The number of short-tailed shearwater found this year is the highest in more than a decade and dwarfs tallies recorded in previous years.

In 2012, the Waikato beach patrols found only eight short-tailed shearwater among 344 dead seabirds.

Dr Graeme Taylor, a principal science advisor at the Department of Conservation, said a wreck was usually the result of strong onshore winds and poor feeding conditions.

"Onshore winds will drive the birds towards the coast and as a result the weakened birds will fight to try to get back towards the ocean, but lose the battle."

The exhausted birds plunged into the sea and were then washed ashore dead.

Dr Taylor said poor feeding conditions in the North Pacific could also play a part.

"They don't eat anything in migration. They basically fatten up in the North Pacific before they come south."

In 2011, 29,934 seabirds were found strewn along Waikato's coast - part of the largest wreck in more than a decade.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 08, 2013, 08:47:59 pm
http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131105/184523356/Dead-Rare-Whales-Found-on-Russias-East-Coast.html
11/5/13
5 Endangered Whales Found Dead on Russia’s East Coast

MOSCOW, November 5 (RIA Novosti) – The remains of five endangered gray whales have been found washed ashore in Russia’s most northeasterly region, a nongovernmental marine life organization said Tuesday.

“The remains belong to gray whales of the Chukotka-California population, which have been put on Russia’s Red List of threatened species,” Marine Mammal Council deputy head Andrei Boltunov said.

“We need to register all the cases of these animals’ death and investigate the reasons of the incident,” he said.

In September, a team of Russian scientists found the remains of ten gray whales washed up on the 800-kilometer (500-mile) stretch of the Chukotka coast during an aerial survey. No cause of death has been determined.

Large numbers of polar bears have been attracted to the sites where the carcasses were found, prompting scientists to warn local residents of the danger from the animals.

“Close attention should be paid to the crowds of polar bears near the remains of whales and walruses washed ashore,” said Viktor Nikiforov, head of the World Wildlife Fund’s Polar Bear Patrol program
.




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 01, 2013, 04:14:13 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/01/donated-cattle-sent-to-south-dakota-following-freak-blizzard-that-killed/
12/1/13
Holy cow! Farmers donate cattle after South Dakota blizzard kills livestock

Hope on hooves is arriving in South Dakota, one heifer at a time.

A month after a freak blizzard dumped up to 4 feet of snow in western South Dakota, killing about 14,000 cattle, 45 donated cattle from Montana designed to serve as breeding stock were sent on Friday to ranchers in The Mount Rushmore State. Another 400 cattle, including yearling and bred heifers worth as much as $75,000, have also been sent to South Dakota from neighboring Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota to help the afflicted ranchers get back on their feet ahead of the looming harsh winter.

“The support from other states has been phenomenal,” Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, told FoxNews.com early Monday. “We have volunteers from in the state who have helped with cleanup, we have people from surrounding states who shipped heifers and about $1.5 million has been donated to the Rancher Relief Fund.”

Christen estimated in the days after the storm that as many as 100,000 cattle would ultimately die as a result of the “devastating” storm, although state officials have said the blizzard killed roughly 14,000 cattle, more than 1,200 sheep, nearly 300 horses and 40 bison. She still expects that number to “go up quite a bit” in coming weeks. Part of the problem, Christen said, is that state officials have relied on self-reporting from ranchers, some of whom may be dealing with the guilt of not suffering widespread losses like their counterparts.

“They’re a very private, self-sufficient group,” Christen said of ranchers. “The emotional flow of this whole thing has been incredible. These ranchers define themselves as caretakers of their animals and many of them feel they have failed in their role.”

Christen continued: “Many of them say, ‘Well, our neighbors had it worse,’ and some of them haven’t reported those losses due to survivor’s guilt. Many of these ranchers won’t be able to financially survive this. There’s an incredible amount of guilt among those who are going to survive. Many of them wish they can do more for others.”

Two people desperate to make a difference were Montana ranchers Rene Brown and Alisha Burcham, who began gathering cattle donations from northern Montana through Heifers for South Dakota. The organization selected family ranches that had herds of roughly 160 cattle but lost up to 60 percent of them in the storm.

“Twelve hours this way with that storm and that could have been us,” Brown told The Associated Press.

Brown, a rancher near Chinook, Mont., could not be reached for comment early Monday. Her brother-in-law, Earl Brown, started moving the donated cattle on Friday.

“I told him I wanted to get a pot load of cattle together to send to South Dakota,” she continued. “He told me I couldn’t do it and that if I did, he would drive them there. Well, we did and even have donations for the fuel, so he’s donating his time for the drive.”

Many small producers in South Dakota did not have insurance due to high costs, she said.

“Congress may approve some disaster aid, but that’s not a sure thing and they can’t even pass a farm bill,” Brown said. “This donation will make a big difference to ranchers in South Dakota. I knew the Hi-Line would come through, but it is humbling to see this come together.”

The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund was established by a consortium of livestock organizations following the blizzard and has thus far raised $1.5 million, Christen said. An application deadline of Dec. 31 has been set in order to assess the number of applicants and the severity of those applicants’ needs.

“The outpouring of support for the West River ranchers who lost animals during the blizzard has been overwhelming,” South Dakota cattleman Cory Eich said in a statement.

As winter approaches, Christen said colder conditions have helped the cleanup effort by drying up large mud patches created by melted snow and water runoff.

“The snow has melted and we’ve had some new snowfall, but there’s not a lot on the ground,” she said. “The ground is freezing though, which is actually helping things because it’s easier to move around these ranches and get to remote areas.”

And while the long-term financial outlook looks dicey for some ranchers, especially young breeders, Christen said livestock producers in South Dakota have plenty to be thankful for ahead of the holiday season.

“It has been incredible to see the kind of support we have gotten,” Christen told FoxNews.com. “It’s really kind of beyond words. It’s been very humbling.”


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 01, 2013, 04:30:54 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqax0Fc3IN0


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 01, 2013, 04:35:43 pm
^^

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/mutton-bird-death-fears/2098430/
11/28/13
Concerns raised over number of dead birds on Coast beaches

LINDSAY Dines has been watching dead mutton birds wash in at Teewah for more than a month.

He knows death is part of their migratory fate.

Their long, figure eight of the Pacific that starts in Tasmania, touches the northern hemisphere Aleutian Islands and then California before the long journey home.

But Lindsay fears something more is at play.

The avid fisherman and environmentalist has deep concerns about the numbers dying.

"I'm told that a month ago a count was done by someone - 25,000 between Noosa North Shore and Caloundra,'' he said.

"And there are media reports of dead birds extending from Bundaberg to southern coast of Victoria, plus Tasmania and the New Zealand's west coast - in abnormally large numbers and along all beaches creating great concern in communities all along the coast.

"All birds tested by vets were found to be emaciated and starving.''

Given the range of the death and numbers being reported, Mr Dines fears as many as five million birds may have died.

When conditions are calmer, they seek out baitfish herded to the surface by tuna and other predatory fish.

"Feeding on migration is essential and is totally dependent on there being both predatory fish and baitfish along the migratory path,'' Mr Dines said.

"This year has been different to past mass deaths.

"The shearwaters are frantically trying to feed inshore in large numbers before they land on the water in the surf or not far beyond and wash in mostly alive.

"There are insufficient predatory fish present inshore to herd the baitfish for the shearwaters to feed.

"I've been watching all seabirds, including shear waters over the last few months constantly searching for food, but they are rarely finding any."


University of Canberra's Professor Nick Klomp, now deputy vice-chancellor for education, spent 20 years researching short-tail shearwaters (mutton birds).

He said Mr Dines' theory might well be true but it needed further research.

Prof Klomp said shearwaters that had successfully completed their annual migration were now laying eggs at their breeding grounds in southern NSW, Victoria and the islands off Tasmania.

He said there was no doubt impact of environmental factors could lead to more deaths than normal.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on December 06, 2013, 04:00:32 am
Ten pilot whales are dead and it doesn't look good for forty more after pod strands itself in the Everglades

    45 stranded whales may have to be euthanized
    The whales are believed to be short-fin pilot whales
    They are stranded in 3 feet of water on the Gulf of Mexico side of the park
    There is a rescue operation in place to help get the whales to deeper water
    A fishing guide sounded the alarm Tuesday after spotting the whales in distress
    Whale experts say such strandings are common



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2518451/Ten-pilot-whales-dead-pod-dozen-strands-Everglades.html#ixzz2mggQeUfb


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on January 03, 2014, 07:07:24 am
Mass Animal Die-Offs -2013 This map is intended to show locations of mass animal deaths in 2013(MIND BLOWING) 

http://tinyurl.com/ma8cnzn

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=216535991484693862008.0004d3a768f910cc54f80



Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 10, 2014, 12:26:29 pm
http://rt.com/news/record-heat-australia-animals-388/
No 'polar vortex' here: Record heat grips Australia killing thousands of animals

Published time: January 09, 2014 22:17
 Edited time: January 10, 2014 12:40

While the US is stricken by freezing cold, Australia is suffering a record heat with temperatures approaching 50C (122F) in some parts of the country and leaving thousands of animals dead.

A wave of stifling heat started began around Christmas and continues to move counterclockwise across Australia's north and into the south. The latest scorcher comes on the heel of Australia’s hottest year on record.

High temperatures are now shifting into Western Australia, with large areas being “under extreme heatwave to severe heatwave.”

"Certainly looking at the forecast over the next week, it's looking like that heat is going to continue," Karly Braganza of the Bureau of Meteorology has told the AP.

Already in January, 10 heatwave conditions are expected to expand eastwards and reach parts of South Australia.

Since December 27, temperature records have been set at 34 locations across Australia, according to the Bureau.

With the absence of monsoon rains in Australia's north last summer the entire continent endured its hottest year since records began in 1910, the Bureau of Meteorology said last week. The late arrival of the monsoon in northern Australia, which has a cooling effect, is contributing to the extreme heat, Braganza said, adding that global warming also has a role in this.

The soaring temperatures have caused death and illness for thousands of animals across the country.

Bats are said to be dropping from trees en masse and kangaroos are collapsing.

"It's an enormous animal welfare concern,"
Louise Saunders, president of the Queensland animal welfare group Bat Conservation and Rescue told AP.

At least 50,000 bats had been killed by the heat in the southeast part of Queensland.

"As they succumb, they just fall in heaps at the base of trees," Saunders said. "You can have 250 or more — it's like dripping chocolate — all dying at the base of trees."

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals confirmed that about 100,000 bats recently died, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

A large number of dead parrots, kangaroos and emus have also been found due to the extended dry conditions caused by the heat wave.

‘Yep, we fried an egg on a shovel’

To demonstrate the extreme heat, pub owner Phil Turner from the Outback town of Maree, 700 kms (435 miles) north of Adelaide in South Australia, cooked an egg in a shovel.

"You hear stories of people frying an egg on a shovel, so we set up a shovel this morning out the front and sure enough we've got an egg there that's slowly frying away," he told ABC radio.

Faced with an oven-like heat, locals are desperate to find ways to cool themselves down. Some soak in a small wading pool for much of the day; others rely on two electric fans.

Soaring temperatures have had a devastating impact on cattle farmers in Queensland, which accounts for about 50 percent of the national herd. Australia is the world's third largest beef exporter, with sales during the 2013/14 season projected to reach A$5.4 billion ($4.82 billion).

But as the heat forces farmers to send cattle to slaughter, the country’s cattle herd is predicted to fall to 25 million heads during the 2013/14 season, the lowest since the 2009/10 season, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences said.

Some farmers have said that if significant rains do not fall by autumn their operations will become worthless and they would have no option but to abandon their properties, the New Zealand Herald reported.

So far, the weather outlook is not good. It is expected that the overall record high of 50.7C (123.3F) for the country set in 1960 in the south might be broken in the next few days if current conditions continue.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Kilika on January 10, 2014, 12:43:13 pm
Not really surprising to me, as these extreme swings are expected as time gets closer, which the earth groans from these times.

"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now." Romans 8:22 (KJB)


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 15, 2014, 09:29:42 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-fish-dead-nevada-marina-235343549.html
1/15/14
Thousands of fish dead in Nevada marina mystery

100,000 fish die in northern Nevada marina after mysterious drop in oxygen levels


SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- State wildlife officials are trying to figure out why all the fish have died in a northern Nevada marina where the stocked fishery has flourished since the man-made lake was created nearly 15 years ago.

An estimated 100,000 trout, bass and catfish have died over the past month in the Sparks Marina along U.S. Interstate 80 east of Reno, apparently the result of a dramatic, unexplained drop in dissolved oxygen levels, Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy said Wednesday.

Scientists say a bitter cold snap could have caused oxygen-poor waters to rise from the old rock quarry's bottom to the surface, but they don't understand what sparked the massive die-off.

Fish biologists confirmed low oxygen levels caused the death of an estimated 3,000 fish in one corner of the lake in mid-December, but Healy said they thought at the time that the event was localized and of limited impact. Since then, they've been unable to detect any live fish in the 77-acre lake. Numerous dead fish have been removed from the lake's shoreline, and Healy said it's likely the rest sank to the bottom.

"The 100,000 dead fish figure is something that is probably a pretty conservative guess," said Healy, who estimates they've stocked close to 1 million adult fish in the lake since they started in 1998.

"We don't know if any small fish have survived, but for all intents and purposes, the fishery doesn't exist anymore," he told The Associated Press.

The Reno Gazette-Journal first reported scientists determined the problem was much more serious than they realized after a boat survey on Monday found dissolved oxygen levels far too low to support the fish at 11 different sampling locations. Readings from an electronic fish-finder also revealed no fish swimming in the lake's depths.

Lakes like the marina consist of different layers of water temperatures, with the warmest water on top holding the highest oxygen content, Healy said. He said one theory is that the surface water may have chilled very quickly, sank toward the bottom of the lake and stirred up material on its floor, causing a "violent turnover" that could have sucked up additional oxygen.

"Everything is a theory right now," Healy said.

Sparks city spokesman Adam Mayberry emphasized there's no health or safety threat at the marina. He said the water typically is of good quality and no similar problems have occurred before.

"Even with the biological anomaly we are seeing, it's still a very safe body of water," he said. "You just can't fish in the marina right now because there aren't any fish there, and we are trying to figure out why."

The Sparks Marina opened in 2000, with a 2-mile walking and bike trail, beaches, playgrounds, picnic areas and a fishing pier. The former aggregate pit operated by Helms Construction Co. had been found to be contaminated in 1988 by pollutants leaking from an adjacent tank farm, but state environmental officials said all the pollution had been cleaned up before a 1997 New Year's Day flood sent Truckee River waters into the pit.

Michael Drinkwater, manager of the Truckee Meadows Wastewater Reclamation Facility which collects water from the lake, is awaiting results of new toxicity tests conducted last week but said routine testing has revealed no problems before. He told the Gazette-Journal there's no obvious indication hydrocarbon pollution could be associated with the die-off.

Healy said testing earlier this week found dissolved oxygen levels in the range of 1.1 to 1.9 parts per million. Fish do best with levels in the range of 7 to 9 parts per million and typically can't survive when it drops below 5 parts per million, he said.

The department annually stocks the marina in late February or early March 1, but he said they won't be doing that this year unless the dissolved oxygen level "makes a big recovery."




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 21, 2014, 08:57:15 pm
8 pilot whales found dead off Florida coast
http://news.msn.com/us/8-pilot-whales-found-dead-off-florida-coast
1/21/14

Authorities said eight pilot whales died off Florida's southwest coast, and six remained unaccounted for as the Coast Guard closed the area to boat traffic.

MIAMI — Eight pilot whales have died in shallow waters off Florida's southwest coast, and six others remain unaccounted for, authorities said Tuesday.

The Coast Guard temporarily closed the area to traffic and ordered boaters to reduce speeds off the shores near Fort Myers as they searched for the other whales. Of the eight deceased whales, veterinarians euthanized four of them.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service coordinator Blair Mase said necropsies will be performed on the dead whales, four of which died Monday, including two that were euthanized.

In December, more than 50 pilot whales stranded in Everglades National Park. Several died.

Farther south, officials had been monitoring another two dozen pilot whales off the coast of Collier County, but Mase said those whales were last seen about two miles offshore Monday. She said the local sheriff's aerial team would monitor their path.

Pilot whales live in deep water and usually make their home at least 20 miles (32 kilometers) off the coast of Florida, so when they swim inland, that's often a sign they are suffering from some kind of toxicity or disease, Mase said. These whales tend to travel in pods of a couple dozen or more and follow one or two leaders, or navigators.

"They have a very tightknit social structure, which helps them survive normally, but if two swim in to shore, the others will follow," she said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 24, 2014, 09:54:46 am
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/24/22429990-25-dead-whales-found-on-florida-coast-noaa?lite=
1/24/14
25 dead whales found on Florida coast: NOAA

Twenty-five dead pilot whales were discovered Thursday near Kice Island in southwest Florida, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

They were part of a pod of whales first seen swimming around Gordon Pass in Naples in Collier County on Sunday, NOAA Fisheries Southeast marine mammal stranding coordinator Blair Mase said.

Biologists marked the whales, which were spotted again off Marco Pass near Marco Island on Monday. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission boat stayed with the group for much of Monday, when they were two miles off-shore, before officials stopped monitoring them.

But early Thursday afternoon, officials received a report from a boater who saw the whales on Kice Island, Mase said.

Mase said the whales came in on the high seas and were beached on Kice Island. It is on the south side of Caxambas Pass, which divides Marco Island and Kice Island, NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman Kim Amendola said. They were discovered 16 miles south of where they were originally spotted on Sunday.

A FWC field biologist went out and confirmed that the whales were all dead, and had been there for about 24 hours, Mase said. The biologist was accompanied by FWC law enforcement.

Sixteen of the whales were females, and nine were males, NOAA Fisheries said as it gave an increased death toll late Thursday afternoon.

Officials initially said that about 20 whales were found.

Earlier this week, four pilot whales died and four more were euthanized around Lover’s Key near Fort Myers in Lee County.
Mase said the necropsies on those eight whales were completed Wednesday. Some of the whales looked emaciated, and some appeared to be in decent condition, she said.

"They did all have empty stomachs, which is something that we were suspecting," she said.

Five of the whales were males and three were females, including one that was pregnant, Amendola said.

In December, 51 pilot whales were found stranded in Everglades National Park, and 22 of them died. No cause of deaths has been determined yet for those whales, Mase said Thursday.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 03, 2014, 06:55:24 pm
http://news.msn.com/world/more-than-400-dead-dolphins-on-north-peru-coast
More than 400 dead dolphins on north Peru coast
2/3/14

Officials in Peru say more than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on beaches, and autopsies are now being performed to determine what caused their deaths.

LIMA, Peru — More than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, Peruvian officials said Monday.

Authorities never established the cause of death in 2012. They are doing autopsies now on the dolphins found in January in the Lambayeque region on the northern coast.

Technician Jaime de la Cruz of Peru's IMARPE marine life agency said about 220 dead dolphins were found the last week of January, the rest during the previous three weeks.

De la Cruz said autopsy results are expected in two weeks. Exams will focus on lungs, kidneys and livers.

Autopsies of some of the more than 870 dolphins found in 2012 were inconclusive. Speculation ranged from biotoxins in the sea to seismic testing to an unknown ailment.

Yuri ****, director of the marine biology unit at Cayetano Heredia University told The Associated Press that in other parts of the world dolphin deaths generally are caused by environmental contamination when the sea mammals eat fish or other smaller species filled with toxins. **** said others die after ingesting discarded plastics floating in the sea.

The marine biologist said that in Peru determining the death of dolphins is "complicated" because government laboratories only have three or four of the world's 100 or so reagents, or substances or compounds, that can be used for determining the animals' cause of death.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 19, 2014, 06:04:47 am
Thousands of dead fish clog Marina del Rey harbor

Thousands of anchovies and other coastal fish, thought to be starved for oxygen in the ocean, washed up dead in the Marina del Rey harbor Sunday morning.

Scientists believe the unusual mass die-off, reminiscent of a near identical episode three years ago in Redondo Beach, was likely due to an algae bloom that depleted oxygen in the water or possibly the recent high surface temperatures.

Thousands of dead silvery fish laid along the rocks and floated to the surface alongside boats docked in Basin A near Via Marina and Bora Bora Way on Sunday morning and afternoon.

Danny Ericson, captain of sportfishing boat New Del Mar, said all the sardines in his on-deck bait tanks (which are kept full of sea water) died Saturday night. The crew would have to use frozen squid and lures to fish Sunday for barracuda, rock fish and other larger species, he said.

“They came into our bait receivers all dead,” Ericson said Sunday. “It’s pretty strange. Gotta be something with the oxygen levels in the harbor. There’s been lots of anchovies here lately and sometimes, with the heat, this happens. But this has been more than normal.”

Workers with the county Department of Beaches and Harbors cleared the four-smelling fish by the basketful.

It was not immediately clear whether the dead fish would be made into fertilizer, as tons of sardines were that died similarly in Redondo Beach’s King Harbor in March 2011. In that case, roughly 1 million dead sardines filled the harbor, resulting in a lengthy cleanup. The anchovies that died Sunday in Marina del Rey numbered in the thousands.

The Redondo Beach sardine die-off is believed to have been caused by an algae bloom that depleted oxygen inside the breakwater. Scientists working with Heal the Bay and L.A. Waterkeeper believe this die-off is probably also due to an algae bloom.

Officials with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were not available for comment Sunday.

Rachelle Magness, who recently moved to Marina del Rey, followed groups of happy pelicans and sea gulls to the harbor on Sunday afternoon. There, she saw the masses of dead fish floating on the surface.

“It’s so crazy,” Magness said. “I was going to go out on my paddle board but it’s kinda scary.”

http://www.sgvtribune.com/environment-and-nature/20140518/thousands-of-dead-fish-clog-marina-del-rey-harbor


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 19, 2014, 01:06:07 pm
Quote
The Redondo Beach sardine die-off is believed to have been caused by an algae bloom that depleted oxygen inside the breakwater. Scientists working with Heal the Bay and L.A. Waterkeeper believe this die-off is probably also due to an algae bloom.

Thank you for posting this - been awhile since I've heard these news items(b/c a mod at another message forum I frequent locked this thread).

Yes, this has pretty much been the same cause - depleted oxygen levels in the water, rise algae blooms, etc. I think it's b/c of the very, very unpredictable temps, weather, etc in recent years(IMHO, HAARP, Illuminati's weather control mod system, etc have played a big part).


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 20, 2014, 06:48:04 pm
Seems we missed some stories here...

Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet.  In fact, there have been dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month alone.  So why is this happening?  Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world?  When more than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Ray over the weekend, it made headlines all over the United States.  But the truth is that what just happened off the southern California coast is just the tip of the iceberg.  In 2014, mass fish die-offs have pretty much become a daily event globally.  Individually, each event could perhaps be dismissed as an anomaly, but as you will see below when they are all put together into one list it truly is rather stunning.  So is there a reason why so many fish are dying?  Is there something that connects these mass fish death events?  Has something about our environment changed?  The following are just a few examples of the mass fish death reports that have been coming in day after day from all over the globe…

*In April, 500,000 carp were found “floating belly-up in Kentucky’s Cumberland River“.

*Over the weekend, thousands upon thousands of fish died just off the southern California coastline…

    California Fish and Wildlife workers are still scooping dead sea life from the surface of the harbor Monday after thousands of dead anchovies, stingrays and even an octopus died and floated up over the weekend.

So far officials have cleaned up 6 tons of dead fish, and they still have a long way to go.

*The death of approximately 35,000 fish up in Minnesota is being blamed on a “lack of oxygen“.

*The recent die off of thousands of fish in the Shark River near Belmar, New Jersey is also being blamed on “oxygen depletion“.

*Officials in Menifee, California are still trying to figure out what caused the death of thousands of fish in Menifee Lake a few weeks ago…

    Authorities continued testing the water in Menifee Lake Friday after thousands of dead fish have been seen floating since last weekend.

    Menifee city officials first heard reports Saturday of floating fish at the lake, which is located on private property about a half-mile east of the 215 Freeway.

*In the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins and sea turtles are dying “in record numbers“.

*Maryland officials are still puzzled by the death of 7,000 Atlantic menhaden last month…

    State environmental scientists are investigating the cause of a fish kill that left about 7,000 dead Atlantic menhaden in waters that include the Inner Harbor and Fells Point.

    Jay Apperson, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment, said that biologists went by boat on Tuesday to the area of Monday’s fish kill. He says the area extended from the mouth of the Patapsco River, up the Baltimore Harbor to Fells Point and Fort McHenry.

*Mass fish die-offs in Lake Champlain up in Vermont are being called “the new normal” by government officials.

*Along the coast of northern California, seals and young sea lions are dying “in record numbers“.

*Three months ago, farmers in Singapore lost 160 tons of fish to a mass die-off event.

*Back in September, approximately 40 kilometers of the Fuhe River in China “was covered with dead fish“.

*Also during last September, close to ten tons of dead fish were found floating on a lake near the town of Komotini, Greece.

The following are some more examples of mass fish death events from just the past several weeks that come from a list compiled on another website…

*****

17th May 2014 – Masses of fish turn up dead in a marina in Pultneyville, New York, America. Link

16th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Aragatsotn, Armenia. Link

15th May 2014 – Hundreds of fish dying off ‘due to pollution’ in the wetlands of Rewalsar, India. Link

14th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing ashore in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton, Canada. Link

13th May 2014 – Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up along coast of Tasmania, Australia. Link

12th May 2014 – Mass death of fish in the river Eden ‘is a mystery’ in Cumbria, England. Link

11th May 2014 – Thousands of dead Puffer Fish, also dead turtles washing up on various beaches in Colombia and Costa Rica. Link and here

11th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond is ‘a mystery’ in Southborough, England. Link

10th May 2014 – Thousands of fish dead due to pollution in spring in Sikkim, India. Link

9th May 2014 – Die off of Fish ’causes panic’ in the Luda Yana River in Bulgaria. Link

8th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake ‘shock residents’ in Mangalore, India. Link

8th May 2014 – 12 TONS of dead fish removed from lakes in Chisago County, Minnesota, America. Link

7th May 2014 – Massive die off of fish in reservoirs in Quanzhou, China. Link

7th May 2014 – Thousands of fish found dead on the shores of Roatan, Honduras. Link

5th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach ‘a mystery’ in San Antonio Oeste, Argentina. Link

5th May 2014 – Mass death of fish found in lakes in Almindingen, Denmark. Link

4th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Fujian, China. Link

3rd May 2014 – 1,000+ dead fish wash ashore along a lake in Ontario, Canada. Link

2nd May 2014 – 40,000 fish die suddenly in a dam in Piaui, Brazil. Link

30th April 2014 – Mass fish kill ‘worst I’ve seen in 26 years of working here’ in Iowa, America. Link

30th April 2014 – Large amount of dead fish found floating along a river in Xiasha District, China. Link

29th April 2014 – Dozens of sea turtles are washing up dead in South Mississippi, America. Link

29th April 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing up along the shores of Lakes in Wisconsin, America. Link

28th April 2014 – Turtles and other marine life continue to wash up dead in Bari, Italy. Link

28th April 2014 – Large fish kill found in the Mogi River in Brazil. Link

25th April 2014 – Large fish kill found in a reservoir in Nanchong, China. Link

24th April 2014 – Large amount of fish wash up dead along a river in La Chorrera, Panama. Link

23rd April 2014 – 2 Million fish found dead in a dam in Tehran, Iran. Link

23rd April 2014 – Mass die off of fish in Island lake in Ontario, Canada. Link

23rd April 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake in Mudanjiang, China. Link

22nd April 2014 – 1,000 fish found dead in Oona River, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Link

21st April 2014 – Large amounts of fish washing up dead along the Panchganga River in India. Link

19th April 2014 – MILLIONS of dead fish found floating in Thondamanaru Lagoon, Sri Lanka. Link

*****

And remember, this list represents events that have happened in just a little over the past month.

So what is causing all of these mass fish death events?

all links: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/mass-fish-deaths-millions-have-been-found-dead-all-over-the-world-in-the-past-month


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 20, 2014, 06:51:50 pm
Only skimmed through this, but yes, this IS quite a bit for ONLY one month! And don't forget about all of those frequent 6 magnitude EQs in April too! :o


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2014, 08:55:54 pm
Zephaniah 1:1-3
1 The word of the Lord which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.
2 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord.
3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 01, 2014, 12:38:57 pm
http://news.msn.com/us/millions-of-jellyfish-like-creatures-wash-up-on-western-us-beaches
Millions of jellyfish-like creatures wash up on western U.S. beaches
8/1/14

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Millions of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on beaches along the U.S. West Coast over the past month, giving the shoreline a purple gleam and, at times, an unpleasant odor, ocean experts said on Thursday.

Though not poisonous to most people, beachgoers should avoid the animals because their venom can cause stinging in the eyes and mouth, said Steve Rumrill, an expert at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Known as Velella velella to scientists, and more informally as "by-the-wind sailors," the creatures regularly cluster offshore each spring. But it is unusual for so many to wash ashore at once, especially this late in the summer, he said.

In addition to the millions that have been spotted on beaches from Southern California to Washington, millions more are floating near the ocean surface offshore, Rumrill added.

Ocean experts do not know why more by-the-wind sailors are washing up this year, or why they are arriving later than usual, said Erin Paxton, spokeswoman for the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Climate change may be a factor, but it is impossible to be certain, Rumrill said. "This is a wind-driven event, and winds are unusual this year," he said.

Though most people think the animals are jellyfish, they are in fact colonies of much smaller creatures known as hydrozoans, Rumrill said.

Hundreds of tiny organisms cluster together to create a gleaming purple body and a translucent sail-like protrusion that looks like a single animal.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on September 01, 2014, 02:21:50 pm
Mexico probes mass fish death in Lake Cajititlan

Hundreds of thousands of fish have been washed up on the shores of Lake Cajititlan in the Mexican state of Jalisco over the past week. Almost 50 tonnes of dead popoche chub freshwater fish have been removed from the lake. The local authorities said it was part of a "natural cycle" but state officials said it was due to the lake's "poor management".   

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29011056


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 09, 2014, 09:30:08 pm
http://www.vocativ.com/world/mexico-world/fish-kill-environment/
Millions of Dead Fish Mysteriously Surface in Lake in Mexico
9/8/14

The incident was the worst in a series of environmental disasters in Mexico this year

CAJITITLÁN, MEXICO—Gaze across Lake Cajititlán here in western Mexico and normally you’ll see fisherman cutting their nets and tourist boats gliding over the blue-green water. But that picturesque scene turned grim last week when more than 4 million dead fish suddenly surfaced, turning the water a sinister shade of gray.

For days, the smell of rotting scales lingered in the air as locals joined government workers to scoop up more than 156 tons of freshwater popoche chub, a sardine-sized species native to the western state of Jalisco.

It’s still unclear what killed the fish, but the incident was the worst in a spate of environmental disasters in Mexico this year. Early last month, a river in the northern state of Sonora took on a sickly brown-red color after workers from a nearby mine dumped thousands of gallons of sulfuric acid into the water. In Veracruz state, near the Gulf of Mexico, a gasoline spill contaminated almost 5 miles of a small river near the town of Tierra Blanca. And last Thursday, the Pacific coast of Sinaloa state also saw a sudden and seemingly inexplicable mountain of dead fish rise to the surface.

Mexico, like many developing nations, has a poor environmental record, but it was still unusual for the country to experience such a quick succession of environmental disasters. What ties them together, critics say, are lax environmental standards, a complete lack of industry oversight and an inability to penalize people and companies that pollute.

“These cases are just the tip of the iceberg of the opacity in which industries in Mexico operate,” environmental watchdog Greenpeace said last week in a statement. “The laxity of the laws permit them to contaminate in exchange for derisory fines posing as ‘reparation of damages,’ without taking into account any external factors.”

The case of Lake Cajititlán is a classic example of how disasters often unfold in Mexico. Environmental experts are still trying to figure out what killed the fish, but that hasn’t prevented the authorities from bickering over who or what was to blame.

Just two weeks before the incident, the local government took the unusual step of deploying police officers to guard the lake. Mayor Ismael del Toro claimed that groups linked to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which governs at the state and federal level, may have been deliberately contaminating the water to discredit his environmental record. Yet he was quick to downplay suspicions of foul play last week, affirming that “it’s not fair to politicize such a sensitive issue.”

The mayor suggested that the mass deaths were merely the result of natural biological cycles, but state officials dismissed this theory out of hand, blaming the disaster squarely on his government’s failure to properly treat the sewage that enters the lake from surrounding towns and industrial plants.

Although unproven, such accusations gained credence late last week when the Del Toro administration admitted it had discovered a fault in part of a waste water treatment plant where animal remains, solvents, combustibles and industrial chemicals are processed before entering the lake.

As the political infighting continues, residents of the six lakeside fishing villages who have been hit hardest by the disaster are unsure just what to believe. As the owner of a local seafood restaurant, who asked to remain anonymous, puts it: “The politicians talk bad about the lake, but we’re the ones who suffer.”


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 15, 2014, 09:18:12 pm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/09/15/the-gulf-of-alaska-is-unusually-warm-and-weird-fish-are-showing-up/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost
9/15/14
The Gulf of Alaska is unusually warm, and weird fish are showing up

Something odd is happening in Northern Pacific waters: They're heating up. In fact, it hasn't been this warm in parts of the Gulf of Alaska for this long since researchers began tracking surface water temperatures in the 1980s, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The warming began last year in the Gulf of Alaska and has since been dubbed "The Blob" by Nick Bond, of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean. Temperatures have been as high as about 5 degrees Fahrenheit (3 Celsius) above average.

Normally storms and winds roll through to cool off the surface of the Northern Pacific, but a weather pattern popped up for a few months in winter 2013 that inhibited those storms from developing, said Nate Mantua, a NOAA research scientist. Then, from October 2013 through January, the weather pattern came back as a ridge of high pressure (the same one connected to the California drought). All of that made the already warm waters in the Alaskan gulf even warmer, a layer about 100 meters thick, Mantua said.

In the spring, warm water started to develop in other Northern Pacific waters, namely the Bering Sea. There's also a chunk of warm water developing off the coast of California.

"You have lots of warm water, and it's due to weather patterns that basically don't take heat out of the ocean," Mantua said. "They are letting the ocean warm up rapidly, and stay warm."

The change in surface water temperature doesn't appear to be a manifestation of global warming, but rather the result of weather and wind patterns that change quickly and vary year to year, Mantua said.

Take a look at this map of surface water temperatures. The deeper the red, the higher the above the average temperature:

And now, strange fish are showing up. In the past year, there have been "unusual fish occurrences" in Alaskan waters, according to NOAA research biologist Joe Orsi, such as the skipjack tuna in the photo above. The last documented skipjack tuna in Alaska was in the 1980s.

In August, a thresher shark was caught in the Gulf of Alaska, Orsi noted.  Those sharks are more typical off the coasts of British Columbia and Baja California. Two other threshers were spotted in the past four years in the more southern waters of the Alaskan gulf.

An ocean sunfish, the world's largest bony fish, has been spotted on the surface of the Prince William Sound off Alaskan shores, Orsi said. Further south, a 7-foot-long ocean sunfish washed up on the shore in Washington state in August.

The warm water could throw the food chain into a bit of disarray. Just as warmer water fish have been showing up, salmon could be finding less of the high-fat food they need to chow down on. That's important because the Northern Pacific is considered a "fish basket," and most American salmon comes from the Alaskan gulf.

"The fish migrated out of rivers in June, got to the gulf by August, and they will have arrived expecting to find cold water and abundant feed," said Bill Peterson, a senior scientist with NOAA fisheries. "They're going to find nothing to eat, is what we suspect.... It won't be pretty."

It's possible that the fish could dive down deeper and feed in the colder waters below the surface, Peterson said. Either way, fisheries won't feel the impact until the salmon return in another two to three years.

Around 2005, when similar warming occurred in Northern Pacific waters, particularly in Northern California, "Pacific salmon died in extremely high numbers," Mantua said. "Fisheries, three years later, curtailed or even shut down in California for the first time ever."

But it's still an open question as to how these warmer waters will affect salmon populations. Mantua isn't convinced that "The Blob" means loads of dead fish. He points to past warm years that resulted in high salmon returns. "It's unsettled whether this is bad news" for salmon, he said. "We have to wait until the adults come back, and we'll have to see."


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on November 24, 2014, 07:14:14 am
Peru investigating deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a beach on its northern coastline - @BBCNews

https://twitter.com/BBCNews


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 04, 2014, 03:38:55 pm
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/black-mussels-cover-south-african-beach/
Black mussels cover a South African beach
Thousands of mollusks wash ashore in event believed to be tied to heavy seas


December 03, 2014 by David Strege

A stretch of Rodderg Beach in South Africa turned into “mussel beach” recently when hundreds of thousands of black mussels washed ashore in a mystery that has local officials searching for the reason why.

The beach in Plettenberg Bay was covered with the black mussels over a 325-yard section. Some believed it was caused by a red tide, a harmful algal bloom, but marine experts dismissed that possibility.

Dr. Mark Brown of Nature’s Valley Trust told The Herald of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, that the massive beaching is not linked “to red tide or anything sinister at this stage.”

Instead, Brown believes the black mussels were dislodged by heavy seas.

“A similar event happened in November last year in the same spot,” Brown told The Herald. “Essentially large swells and currents break beds of mussels off the reef and they wash up.”

Earth Touch has a video report showing the massive black mussel beaching:

Marine ecologist Kyle Smith of SA National Parks told The Herald that along with heavy swells, a large amount of sand movement might also have been a contributing factor.

“Most of the mussels were still alive when they washed up, which lowers the possibility that it is related to some form of toxin from either a red algal bloom or other source,” Smith said.

As a precautionary measure, officials warned people not to eat the black mussels, tempting as it might be.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on December 07, 2014, 09:34:09 am
500 more dead sea lions; Fukushima radiation continues to spread across ocean

Another mysterious wave of dead sea animals has washed ashore in Peru, the possible consequence of ongoing radiation releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan. BBC News reports that 500 dead sea lions were recently discovered on Peru's northern coastline, some 250 miles north of the capital city of Lima, with no obvious explanation as to why this occurred.

The latest of several mass die-offs in recent years, the rotting corpses were found on Anconcillo Beach, located in Peru's Ancash region. Both young and old sea lions were found at the site, which the local governor blamed on fishermen who may have poisoned them while they searched for food at the shoreline. Others like the environmental group Orca, however, say oil exploration is probably the cause.

As investigations continue, a definitive cause of the deaths has yet to be determined. The Maritime Institute (Imarpe), in a government report, denied that oil exploration had anything to do with the deaths. Meanwhile, Peruvian police are reportedly looking into other possible causes of the deaths, including entanglement in fishing nets or the accidental ingestion of plastic.

Fukushima radiation still harming Pacific sea life
But another possible cause that is deliberately being ignored is radiation poisoning from Fukushima, which continues to be a problem in some areas of the Pacific Ocean. Radioactive plumes are still traveling eastward across the Pacific, affecting everything in their path.

Nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson, during a recent episode of Radio Ecoshock, warned that the worst is still yet to come from Fukushima. He reiterated this warning during a subsequent airing of the Nuclear Hotseat show, emphasizing that both soil and groundwater are threatened by these radioactive plumes, which will continue to cause problems for many decades.

"We are not at the peak," he stated, noting that two radioactive plumes are currently traveling up and down the West Coast, one near Canada and the other near Oregon and California. "It's still coming, and it will continue to come as long as Fukushima continues to bleed into the Pacific."

Mysterious animal deaths continue as governments deny Fukushima link
Several months prior to this latest sea lion discovery, at least 200 other sea lions were found dead even further north in the Piura region of Peru. Several dead dolphins and sea turtles, as well as dozens of pelicans, were also strewn among the mysterious marine wreckage, which also went unexplained by authorities.

And back in 2012, just one year after Fukushima, hundreds of dead dolphins were found along another beach in Peru, also without explanation. Each of these events is still technically under investigation, though any consideration of Fukushima is apparently off the table as government authorities attempt to blame other less likely factors.

"[Fukushima is] going to bleed for decades, if not centuries [into the Pacific]," added Gunderson during one of his radio segments. "There will still be a huge residual amount of radiation in the soil and in the groundwater so that the site will continue to bleed into the Pacific a century or more."

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047889_Fukushima_radiation_sea_lions_Pacific_Ocean.html##ixzz3LE72v8gB




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 19, 2015, 05:05:05 pm
http://www.end-times-prophecy.org/animal-deaths-birds-fish-end-times.html
Mass Animal Deaths for 2015
If the information on this page causes you concern regarding the future, then see what must I do to be saved?


Below is a list of worldwide mass animal deaths for 2015, with pages also for mass die offs from the previous 4 years. There are animals dying all over the world today in huge numbers, due to the polluted state of the sea and air. Millions of Fish and massive numbers of whales and dolphins are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead out of the sky, and millions of poultry are dying from avian flu. The animals of the land like cattle are also dying in large numbers from disease. Although animals and fish have been dying all throughout history, we have not seen the massive consistant numbers that we are seeing today. Please remember! This is just one of the MANY signs of the last days.

In many of these events people from all walks of life are saying that they have "never seen anything like this before".

Worldwide Bee Die offs       Our Dying Planet

Hosea 4:3 ...'Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.'

Revelation 11:18 ...'And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.'

MASS ANIMAL DEATH LIST                     Event Summary for 2015 - 30 Known MASS Death Events in 17 Countries

19th January 2015 - Another 220,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

19th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a river 'baffle authorities' in Gorakhpur, India. Link

19th January 2015 - 30 Bighorn sheep are dead 'due to pneumonia' in Montana, America. Link

18th January 2015 - 314 turtles wash ashore dead along beaches in Chennai, India. Link

17th January 2015 - 100,000 turkeys killed due to avian flu in Aviel, Israel. Link

16th January 2015 - 14 whales and 16 turtles washed up dead in Baja California, Mexico. LinkDead Whales and Turtles Mexico

16th January 2015 - 200,000 chickens killed due to avian flu in Okayama, Japan. Link

15th January 2015 - Thousands (8 TONS) of fish wash up dead along beaches in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Link

15th January 2015 - 10,000 fish have died 'due to algae' in Lake Mission Viejo, California, America. Link

14th January 2015 - 160,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

14th January 2015 - 554 sea birds and 4 sea lions found dead on beaches in Baja California, Mexico. Link

13th January 2015 - 20,000 birds have died from avian flu in Jiangxi, China. Link

13th January 2015 - Dozens of birds found dead in Sultanpur National Park, India. Link

12th January 2015 - Hundreds of pigeons are 'falling dead out of the sky' in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Link

10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead starfish wash up in Westerland, Dead Starfish in GermanyGermany. Link

10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a river in Oaxaca, Mexico. Link

10th January 2015 - Thousands of fish dead 'due to pollution' in a canal in Leicestershire, England. Link

10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a lake in Jabalpur, India. Link

9th January 2015 - 1,370 birds dead due to avian flu in Kano, Nigeria. Link

8th January 2015 - Thousands of birds 'die suddenly' due to avian flu in Lendah, Indonesia. Link

8th January 2015 - 150 Birds dead due to oil spill in Northwest Ohio, America. Link

7th January 2015 - UPDATE: 100,000+ dead seabirds found since October along west coast of America. Link

7th January 2015 - Hundreds of animals dead from wildfires in Southern Australia. Link

6th January 2015 - 10 dead beacked whales during the past couple of weeks 'baffle experts' on West Coast of Scotland. Link

6th January 2015 - Thousands of fish have died in Sher Shah lake in India. Link

6th January 2015 - Hundreds (possibly thousands) of dead snapper fish found, 'a mystery' in Doubtless Bay, New Zealand. Link

4th January 2015 - Thousands of fish have died in a fish farm in Kampung Baru, Malaysia. Link

2nd January 2015 - 7 Turtles found washed up dead during past week in Cattolica and Rimini, Italy. Link

2nd January 2015 - Large amount of dead fish wash ashore on a lake in Carlos Paz, Argentina. Link

2nd January 2015 - Thousands of dead birds washing ashore along the coast between California and Washington in America. Link

2nd January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Nevada, America. Link

If you are affected by this information, then please see what must I do to be saved?

There is no doubt that these mass animal deaths occuring around the world today is one of the many signs of the times, showing that we are living in the last days. Throughout history we have not seen animals dying in these kinds of numbers all around the world. But the earth and the seas are so polluted now from man made chemicals and oil spills, the animals just don't stand a chance! But this was to be expected, as God has already warned us through Bible prophecy that this world is heading for complete ruin. Friends, it's time to turn to Jesus Christ. He is our ONLY hope for the future.

See MASS ANIMAL DEATHS 2014 for the 2014 list.

See MASS ANIMAL DEATHS 2013 for the 2013 list.

See MASS ANIMAL DEATHS 2012 for the 2012 list.

See MASS ANIMAL DEATHS 2011 for the 2011 list.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 26, 2015, 05:44:22 pm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150123-seabirds-mass-die-off-auklet-california-animals-environment
Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

Why are so many auklets, from California to Canada, starving?
1/23/15

In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.

Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood spotted more than 130 carcasses of juvenile Cassin's auklets—the blue-footed, palm-size victims of what is becoming one of the largest mass die-offs of seabirds ever recorded.

"It was so distressing," recalled Wood, a volunteer who patrols Pacific Northwest beaches looking for dead or stranded birds. "They were just everywhere. Every ten yards we'd find another ten bodies of these sweet little things."

Cassin's auklets are tiny diving seabirds that look like puffballs. They feed on animal plankton and build their nests by burrowing in the dirt on offshore islands. Their total population, from the Baja Peninsula to Alaska's Aleutian Islands, is estimated at somewhere between 1 million and 3.5 million.

Last year, beginning about Halloween, thousands of juvenile auklets started washing ashore dead from California's Farallon Islands to Haida Gwaii (also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) off central British Columbia. Since then the deaths haven't stopped. Researchers are wondering if the die-off might spread to other birds or even fish.

"This is just massive, massive, unprecedented," said Julia Parrish, a University of Washington seabird ecologist who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a program that has tracked West Coast seabird deaths for almost 20 years. "We may be talking about 50,000 to 100,000 deaths. So far."

One Die-Off Among Many

The gruesome auklet deaths come just as scientists around the globe are seeing a significant uptick in mass-mortality events in the marine world, from sea urchins to fish and birds. Although there doesn't appear to be a link to the virus that killed tens of millions of sea stars along the same shores from California to Alaska over the past 18 months, some scientists suspect a factor in both cases may be uncharacteristically warm waters.

The U.S. Geological Survey and others have performed animal autopsies, called necropsies, on several of the emaciated Cassin's auklets. They've found no evidence of disease or trauma—no viruses or bacteria, no feathers coated with spilled oil. The birds appear simply to have starved to death.

"There's very little evidence of food in their GI [gastrointestinal] tracts or stomachs," said Anne Ballmann, with USGS's National Wildlife Health Center.

At first scientists weren't too surprised by the carcasses washing ashore. When young auklets fledge in late summer, they all enter the water at the same time and start competing for food—shrimp-like krill and tiny crustaceans called copepods. For various reasons, last summer's birth class of Cassin's auklets was gigantic. Researchers expected a higher death toll, too.

But they now are perplexed by the sheer numbers of dead birds and the spreading geographic extent of the die-off.

"Death at this level and over this much real estate has to be from more than just that," Parrish said.


By comparison, not one of the five largest U.S. bird mortality events tracked by USGS since 1980 is estimated to have topped 11,000 deaths. In Europe, according to the U.K.-based Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the worst die-off on record occurred in 1983, when 57,000 guillemots, razorbills, puffins, and other seabirds perished in the North Sea and washed up on the British coast.

"You get some of this with seabirds every year," said David Nuzum, with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. "You get so many juveniles out there, and they've got this steep learning curve for feeding after being separated from their parents, so you always get a die-off in winter. But I've never seen anything like this, ever, and I've been here since 1985."

On some beaches the Cassin's auklet death toll was a hundred times greater than any bird die-off ever tallied there, and six times worse per kilometer than the body count recorded after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. On a single stretch of beach on Christmas Eve in Oregon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Mike Szumski collected 250 carcasses—and left nearly as many behind.

"You'd find them piled up in clusters on the wrack line, where the tide leaves sea grasses and debris," Szumski said. "Most were in these states of decay, but every now and then we'd see tracks coming out of the water and find a bird that was just barely clinging to life. They were just skin and bones."

The Culprit: Warm Water?

Bill Sydeman, a senior scientist at California's Farallon Institute, said he believes the most likely scenario is that the deaths are related to a massive blob of warm water that heated the North Pacific last year and contributed to California's drought and to 2014 being the hottest year on record.

That water was hotter and stayed warm longer than at any time since record-keeping began. It stretched across the Gulf of Alaska, where a high-pressure system blocked storms, preventing the water from churning to the surface and mixing with air. More warm water eventually moved inward along the coast as far south as California, altering how favorable the environment was for the zooplankton that many fish and birds, including Cassin's auklets, feed on.


That all happened in late summer—about the same time the young auklets began to fledge.

Research in the waters off Oregon already has shown that some of the tiny crustaceans at the bottom of the marine food chain were replaced by smaller species that provide less nutrition for larger animals. It's still not clear how—or whether—a changing climate contributed to any of these shifts.

But if the base of the food chain has changed, even temporarily, why is the die-off still limited to just one species of seabird?

"That's the thing that's so puzzling to us—we're just not seeing this with common murres or anything else," Parrish said.

Sydeman predicts that this spring or summer the dying might spread to the salmon and forage fish that eat those same plankton species and then perhaps to the murres or other birds that, in turn, eat those fish.

"I think there's a strong possibility of it escalating to affect other species in the near future," he said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 13, 2015, 05:20:25 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/almost-200-whales-stranded-zealand-beach-050113203.html
2/12/15
Almost 200 whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Wellington (AFP) - Almost 200 pilot whales stranded themselves Friday on a New Zealand beach renowned as a deathtrap for the marine mammals, conservation officials said.

At least 24 whales from the pod of 198 that beached themselves at Farewell Spit had died and rescue workers were trying to refloat the survivors, the Department of Conservation (DOC) said.

"Re-floating stranded whales is a difficult and potentially dangerous job... community group Project Jonah has 140 volunteers in the Golden Bay area who are trained to do this and we’re working alongside them," DOC spokesman Andrew Lamason said.

He said if the re-float attempt late Friday failed then the rescuers would have to wait 24 hours for another high tide before trying again.

Farewell Spit beach, at the northern tip of the South Island, has been the scene of many mass pilot whale strandings over the years.

There have been at least eight in the past decade, including two within the space of a week in January last year, although the latest stranding is one of the largest.


Pilot whales grow up to six metres (20 feet) long and are the most common species of whale in New Zealand waters.

Scientists are unclear why they strand themselves in large groups, with some speculating healthy whales beach themselves while trying to help sick or disorientated family members that are stranded.

Others believe the topography of certain places like Farewell Spit somehow scrambles the whales' sonar navigation, causing them to beach.

Once stranded, the whales are vulnerable to dehydration and sunburn until rescuers can use the high tide to move their massive weight back into deeper water.

Once refloated, the whales often simply swim back ashore and have to be euthanised.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on February 25, 2015, 09:16:01 am
Collapsing Kenai razor clam population forces shutdown of beaches

A collapse of the razor clam population across Kenai Peninsula beaches has prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to close most of them to clamming for the rest of the year, the first time biologists have imposed such a drastic measure.

“It’s such an important resource,” said Carol Kerkvliet, a Homer-based biologist with Fish and Game. “All the information we have points in one direction, that these beaches need to be closed.”

The latest information is a 2014 survey of the clam populations on Kenai beaches. It found:

• The population at the Clam Gulch beach was 89 percent lower than average.

• At Ninilchik South beach, the Kenai’s most popular, the population was down 82 percent.

• At both locations, the number of juvenile clams was also down sharply -- ranging from 36 percent to 86 percent. That’s an indication that no recovery is on the horizon.

The decline has worsened over the decades. The peak year was 1994, when Fish and Game estimated the harvest at 1.3 million clams captured over 48,000 digger days (a clam-digger spending at least part of a day on the beach). By 2013, the last year for which information is available, the harvest was down to 174,000 clams over 24,000 digger days.

Similarly, state harvest surveys showed that average number of clams harvested by each digger declined from 25 early last decade to 7 in 2013.

Even that is more than zero.

“If it were harvest-driven, we would have seen the effects earlier,” Kerkvliet said. “Some type of environmental factor is playing a role in this.”

Exactly what environmental factor remains a mystery.

“The cause of the decline … on east-side beaches is unknown,” said a press release from Fish and Game. In addition, Kerkvliet noted, mature clams are not living to as old an age and as large a size as they previously did.

All clam species will be off limits beginning Sunday from the mouth of the Kenai River to Homer to the thousands of diggers who spend time on the beaches with clam shovels and clam guns. The shutdown is the latest body blow for outdoorsmen and women on the Kenai, as well as the businesses that cater to them. Poor returns of king salmon to the Kenai and other Peninsula rivers have resulted in frequent closures, hampering anglers and fishing businesses for several years.

Tuesday’s emergency order follows previous efforts to limit the take, including sharp cutbacks in bag limits and, last summer, the closure of a section of the beach at Ninilchik.

http://www.adn.com/article/20150224/collapsing-kenai-razor-clam-population-prompts-shutdown-beaches


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 16, 2015, 11:20:27 am
http://news.yahoo.com/starving-sea-lion-pups-stranding-california-beaches-070138057.html
3/16/15
Starving sea lion pups stranding on California beaches

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The starving sea lion pup was so tiny that it looked like a rock at the base of the seaside cliff until it struggled to raise its head as humans approached.

It bleated weakly as volunteer Brennan Slavik eased it into a crate for transport to a rescue center, where it peered from a child's playpen with woeful eyes made enormous by an emaciated frame.

At almost a year, the pup weighed just 23 pounds — a third of what it should — and staff quietly took it to a private room, euthanized it and moved on.

It's a scenario playing out daily in California this year as rescue centers struggle to keep up with hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups washing up along the coast. More than 1,100 pups have been rescued since January from beaches, but also from inside public restrooms, behind buildings and along railroad tracks.

It's not unusual to have some sea lions wash up each spring as the pups leave their mothers, but so far, the number of stranded babies is five times greater than in 2013, the worst season in recent memory.

"These animals are coming in really desperate. They're at the end of life. They're in a crisis ... and not all animals are going to make it," said Keith A. Matassa, executive director at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which is currently rehabilitating 115 sea lion pups.

The situation is so bad that Sea World suspended its sea lion show so it can focus on rescue efforts. The theme park has treated 400 pups — more than twice the number it would care for in a typical year — and constructed two temporary pools to house them.

Scientists aren't sure what's causing the crisis, but suspect that warmer waters from this winter's mild El Nino weather pattern are impacting the sea lion birthing grounds along the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast.

The warm water is likely pushing prime sea lion foods — market squid, sardines and anchovies — further north, forcing the mothers to abandon their pups for up to eight days at a time in search of sustenance.

The pups, scientists believe, are weaning themselves early out of desperation and setting out on their own despite being underweight and ill-prepared to hunt.

Sea lions wouldn't normally start showing up in large numbers until April or May but this year, rescue centers began to get calls in December, said Matassa.

"They're leaving with a very low tank of gas and when they get over here, they're showing up on the beach basically ... starving to death,"
said Justin Viezbicke, a coordinator with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's California Stranding Network.

For rescue centers like the one in Laguna Beach, that translates into round-the-clock, back-breaking work for dozens of volunteers who've arrived from all over the U.S. to help.

The center in one of Southern California's premiere beach communities has rescued more than 213 pups since the beginning of the year and has treated ones that weighed as little as 14 pounds at eight months old.

Pups that should be gaining 20 to 40 pounds in a two-month period have put on just 2 pounds, Matassa said.

On a recent day, in the course of two hours, five suffering animals came into the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. One was brought in by a police officer, three more came in with an animal control team and the fifth was Slavik's rescued pup that had been called in by a couple walking along beach.

Harried volunteers moved urgently along a narrow hallway between pens as they unloaded each one, wrapped it in a towel and performed a battery of tests. Most of the animals were so weak they barely resisted.

Crates holding animals awaiting assessment were crammed into every corner, including the laundry room, as those already housed in communal pens barked and bleated in a deafening racket as mealtime approached.

Each incoming pup has its temperature taken and is weighed, measured and given a blood sugar test before the team decides if they can save it.

Those that make the cut are tube-fed a gruel of pureed herring, Pedialyte, vitamins and milk three or four times a day after starting out with a simple broth of hydrating fluids and dextrose.

Those that graduate to whole fish are playfully called "feeders" and those that can once more compete for fish tossed into a pool are called "fighters."

The goal is to get the pups strong enough to swim free again — but the volunteers who nurse them back to health may never know if they make it in the wild.

Only a handful will be fitted with expensive tracking devices. The rest are tagged with a number and fall off the radar unless they are rescued again.

"The tricky part is we're putting them back into the same environment that they just came from. And that's going to be a challenge for them," Viezbicke said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on March 17, 2015, 06:45:01 am
Thousands of snow geese fall dead from sky in Idaho

Avian cholera is suspected in the deaths of at least 2,000 snow geese that fell dead from the sky in Idaho while migrating to nesting grounds on the northern coast of Alaska, wildlife managers said Monday.

Dozens of Idaho Department of Fish and Game workers and volunteers at the weekend retrieved and incinerated carcasses of snow geese found near bodies of water and a wildlife management area in the eastern part of the state, said agency spokesman Gregg Losinski.

Avian cholera is believed to be the culprit in the deaths mostly because of the way the birds died, he said.

“Basically, they just fell out of the sky,” said Losinski.

He said biologists were awaiting results from a state wildlife lab to confirm the birds died of the highly contagious disease, which is caused by bacteria that can survive in soil and water for up to four months.

Humans face a small risk of contracting the disease but the more immediate threat is to wildlife in the vicinity of contaminated carcasses, Losinski said.

About 20 bald eagles were seen near areas where snow geese carcasses littered the ground but a lengthy incubation period makes it unclear if the eagles were infected and would carry the ailment elsewhere, said Losinski.

It was not known where the snow geese – named for their white plumage and for breeding in the far northern corners of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Siberia – contracted avian cholera during a migration that saw them wing north from wintering grounds in the American Southwest and Mexico, he said.

Outbreaks like the one found affecting the migrating snow geese in Idaho occur periodically in the United States and elsewhere, Losinski said.

Avian cholera is the most important infectious disease affecting wild waterfowl in North America, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/thousands-of-snow-geese-fall-dead-from-sky-in-idaho/ar-AA9RLl3?ocid=TSHDHP


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on March 29, 2015, 09:17:19 am
Hundreds Of Dead Fish Becoming A Daily Event Near Geist Reservoir

Some people living in the Geist Reservoir neighborhood are concerned after seeing dozens of dead fish popping up along the shore.

One neighbor says the problem started after the ice melted away. She says she comes across dead fish every winter but this year, it’s been ten times worse.

“It’s pretty disgusting,” said Teresa Williams, concerned resident. “A lot of them are kind of bloody at the gills.”

Teresa Williams has lived in the Bridge Water neighborhood for about 11 years. For the past week she says she’s been waking up to an unpleasant sight in her backyard.

“I’ve been picking up dead fish everyday, most days over 100 fish a day,” said Williams. “I think last year, I picked up 40 or 50 and the year before that similar amounts I always kind of count.”

The mother of three says she’s been picking up the fish and tossing them out so that her dogs won’t get to them.

“We all have those big republic trash bins and I have two of them and I filled them both to the top with dead fish. In fact, they were so heavy it was hard to pull them down the drive way,” said Williams.

But Geist Lake Coalition, a group addressing concerns of homeowners along the waterfront says there’s nothing to worry about.

They say the dead fish washing up are called shad. The fragile fish are more sensitive to cold water and lower oxygen levels than other species in the lake. The coalition posted an update to Facebook alerting residents of the fish kill.

“If a lot of fish other than shad start showing up dead, then we may want to be concerned. That said there are reports of a small bass die-off in a very limited amount,” said Brian Hall, founding director.

“Every summer there’s always a concern about so much toxic algae in the lake,” said Williams. “I just wonder if the amount of dead fish kill this year maybe had anything to do with that left over from the summer.”

Citizens Energy is the company in charge of Geist Reservoir.

A spokesperson tells 24-Hour News 8 it’s been a problem in the past with the algae because of the fertilization. She says there are many houses along the lake that some of the chemicals can get into the water.

The company says they have treated the reservoir in the past, but it’s all been safe and causes no harm to the fish and wildlife.

Citizens Energy is planning to hire a contractor to come out to the neighborhood to clean up the mess sometime next week.

http://wishtv.com/2015/03/20/hundreds-of-dead-fish-becoming-a-daily-event-near-geist-reservoir/


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2015, 02:16:23 pm
Mass Beaching of Whales Triggers 'Unscientific' Earthquake Fears in Japan

The mass beaching of more than 150 melon-headed whales on Japan's shores has triggered fear of a repeat devastating earthquake. Despite a lack of scientific evidence linking the two events, a burst of online commentators have pointed to the appearance of around 50 melon-headed whales on Japan's beaches six days before the monster quake, which released a towering tsunami and triggered a nuclear disaster.   

http://sputniknews.com/art_living/20150411/1020755323.html


More than 130 dolphins beach in Japan

 More than 130 melon-headed whales, a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean, beached in Japan on Friday, sparking frantic efforts by locals and coastguards to save them.

Rescuers were battling to stop the creatures’ skin from drying out as they lay on a beach about 100 kilometres (60 miles) northeast of Tokyo, while some were being carried in slings back towards the ocean.

Television footage showed several animals from the large pod had been badly cut, with many having deep gashes on their skin.

An AFP journalist at the scene said that despite efforts to get the dolphins into the water, some were being pushed back onto the beach by the tide soon after they had been released.

A number of the creatures had died, he said, and were being buried.

“We see one or two whales washing ashore a year, but this may be the first time to find over 100 of them on a beach,” a coastguard official told AFP.

The pod was stretched out along a roughly 10-kilometre-long of beach in Hokota, Ibaraki, where they had been found by locals early Friday morning.

“They are alive. I feel sorry for them,” a man told public broadcaster NHK, as others were seen ferrying buckets of seawater to the stranded animals and pouring it over them.

Several animals could be seen writhing in a futile effort to move themselves on the sand, although as the morning progressed they were clearly becoming weaker.

Melon-headed whales, also known as electra dolphins, are relatively common in Japanese waters and can grow to be two- to three- meters (six- to nine-feet) long.

Despite international opprobrium, Japan hunts minke and pilot whales off its own coast, and has for many years also pursued the mammals in the Antarctic Ocean using a scientific exemption to the international moratorium on whaling.

It has never made any secret of the fact that meat from the animals is also consumed.

However, a UN court ruled last year that its hunt was a commercial activity masquerading as research, and ordered it be halted.

Tokyo, which insists whaling is a tradition and labels environmental campaigners as “cultural imperialists”, has vowed to restart a redesigned southern ocean whaling program.

Japan also defies international opinion with the slaughter of hundreds of dolphins in a bay near the southern whaling town of Taiji.

Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/more-than-130-dolphins-beach-in-japan/#5IieS4DoRshvkrFC.99


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on April 14, 2015, 05:52:46 am
Mysterious cancer spreads among clams off N. America

The discovery of a contagious cancer spreading among edible clams off the northeast US and Canadian coasts has stunned scientists and raised new questions about marine health, according to research published Thursday.

The study in the journal Cell describes for the first time the unusual kind of leukemia that has been killing untold numbers of clams for years.

“We were pretty amazed,” said lead author Stephen Goff, who studies mouse leukemia at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and was asked by a marine biologist in 2009 to look into whether a virus might be responsible for sickening clams.

The kind of clams affected by the leukemia are known as soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria). Goff said there is no danger of humans catching cancer by eating a diseased clam.

When Goff and colleagues studied clams taken from Maine, New York and Prince Edward Island in Canada, they found that unlike most cancers, which start when a cell in the body mutates, the leukemia cells did not match the individual clams that were stricken.

However, each case of leukemia was nearly identical, suggesting that it was a cancerous cell line that was transmitting from one clam to another.

“The clue was when we looked at the genotypes of the tumors in the clams, lo and behold the tumors didn’t match the host animal they were growing in,” Goff told AFP.

“That is pretty weird. When we looked at tumor samples from a cross the East Coast they were all almost identical to each other,” he added.

“Astoundingly, the conclusion is that this is spreading as a tumor line from animal to animal and that is how each animal gets sick.”

http://prn.fm/mysterious-cancer-spreads-among-clams-off-n-america/


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 10, 2015, 06:11:16 am
At least 20 endangered sei whales found washed up dead along coast of Chile

    Foreign scientists discovered whales on Gulf of Penas and reported them
    Government said there were 20 whales but scientists said more than 30
    Adult sei whales can be longer than 50 feet and weigh 20 tons or more
    Unclear how and why so many whales died and washed up along the beach
    Whales are no longer commercially hunted and there are about 12,000 alive



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3074367/Sei-whales-dead-Chile-cause-death-unknown.html#ixzz3ZjV6NQmY


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 20, 2015, 07:40:32 am
Mass death of seabirds in Western U.S. is ‘unprecedented’ – unexplained changes within ocean to blame

May 2015 – OCEAN HEALTH – In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds. In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds. Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood spotted more than 130 carcasses of juvenile Cassin’s auklets—the blue-footed, palm-size victims of what is becoming one of the largest mass die-offs of seabirds ever recorded. “It was so distressing,” recalled Wood, a volunteer who patrols Pacific Northwest beaches looking for dead or stranded birds. “They were just everywhere. Every ten yards we’d find another ten bodies of these sweet little things.”
Cassin’s auklets are tiny diving seabirds that look like puffballs. They feed on animal plankton and build their nests by burrowing in the dirt on offshore islands. Their total population, from the Baja Peninsula to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, is estimated at somewhere between 1 million and 3.5 million. Last year, beginning about Halloween, thousands of juvenile auklets started washing ashore dead from California’s Farallon Islands to Haida Gwaii (also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) off central British Columbia. Since then the deaths haven’t stopped. Researchers are wondering if the die-off might spread to other birds or even fish.
“This is just massive, massive, unprecedented,” said Julia Parrish, a University of Washington seabird ecologist who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a program that has tracked West Coast seabird deaths for almost 20 years. “We may be talking about 50,000 to 100,000 deaths. So far.” Although there doesn’t appear to be a link to the virus that killed tens of millions of sea stars along the same shores from California to Alaska over the past 18 months, some scientists suspect a factor in both cases may be uncharacteristically warm waters. The U.S. Geological Survey and others have performed animal autopsies, called necropsies, on several of the emaciated Cassin’s auklets.
They’ve found no evidence of disease or trauma—no viruses or bacteria, no feathers coated with spilled oil. The birds appear simply to have starved to death. “There’s very little evidence of food in their GI [gastrointestinal] tracts or stomachs,” said Anne Ballmann, with USGS’s National Wildlife Health Center. At first scientists weren’t too surprised by the carcasses washing ashore. When young auklets fledge in late summer, they all enter the water at the same time and start competing for food—shrimp-like krill and tiny crustaceans called copepods. For various reasons, last summer’s birth class of Cassin’s auklets was gigantic. Researchers expected a higher death toll, too. But they now are perplexed by the sheer numbers of dead birds and the spreading geographic extent of the die-off. “Death at this level and over this much real estate has to be from more than just that,” Parrish said.
By comparison, not one of the five largest U.S. bird mortality events tracked by USGS since 1980 is estimated to have topped 11,000 deaths. In Europe, according to the U.K.-based Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the worst die-off on record occurred in 1983, when 57,000 guillemots, razorbills, puffins, and other seabirds perished in the North Sea and washed up on the British coast. “You get some of this with seabirds every year,” said David Nuzum, with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. “You get so many juveniles out there, and they’ve got this steep learning curve for feeding after being separated from their parents, so you always get a die-off in winter. But I’ve never seen anything like this, ever, and I’ve been here since 1985.”  –National Geographic  (January 2015)

Seabirds Chile
Chile investigating death of 1,300 seabirds: (May 18, 2015) Chilean authorities said Monday they are investigating what killed some 1,300 seabirds that mysteriously turned up dead on a beach. The birds, which belong to the Procellariidae family, may have drowned after getting trapped in fishing nets or died from a disease such as bird flu, which is not endemic to Chile, said the country’s Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG).
They were found Sunday afternoon by visitors to a small black-sand beach in the southern town of Lenga, a cove with several hundred inhabitants who live mainly on fishing and tourism. SAG said it was analyzing samples taken from the birds to try to determine the cause of death. Hundreds of birds were found dead in the same area in 2010. Authorities determined they had been caught in fishing nets. –France 24

https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/mass-death-of-seabirds-in-western-u-s-is-unprecedented-unexplained-changes-within-ocean-to-blame/


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2015, 09:56:44 am
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http://www.end-times-prophecy.org/animal-deaths-birds-fish-end-times.html

Mass Animal Deaths for 2015
If the information on this page causes you concern regarding the future, then see what must I do to be saved?

Below is a list of worldwide mass animal deaths for 2015, with pages also for mass die offs from the previous 4 years. There are animals dying all over the world today in huge numbers, due to the polluted state of the sea and air. Millions of Fish and massive numbers of whales and dolphins are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead out of the sky, and millions of poultry are dying from avian flu. The animals of the land like cattle are also dying in large numbers from disease. Although animals and fish have been dying all throughout history, we have not seen the massive consistant numbers that we are seeing today. Please remember! This is just one of the MANY signs of the last days.

In many of these events people from all walks of life are saying that they have "never seen anything like this before".

Worldwide Bee Die offs     Our Dying Planet

INFO: 970 MILLION Monarch butterflies - a major pollinator - have been killed since 1990 in America by Monsanto's herbicide, wiping out 90 percent of America's total population of Monarchs (source)

Hosea 4:1-3 ...'Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.'

Revelation 11:18 ...'And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.'

MASS ANIMAL DEATH LIST                                  395 Known MASS Death Events in 65 Countries (or Territory)

4th June 2015 - UPDATE: 127,000+ antelope dead in a 'sudden die off' in Northern Dead Antelope in KazakhstanKazakhstan. Link

3rd June 2015 - 415,000 chickens to be killed due to new outbreak of avian flu in Minnesota, America. Link

3rd June 2015 - Tons of dead fish found in a lake in Aldama, Mexico. Link

3rd June 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in the waters of Michoacan, Mexico. Link

2nd June 2015 - 88 sea birds and 52 dolphins and sea lions dead due to oil spill in California, America. Link

2nd June 2015 - 21 pilot whales stranded, 10 dead so far in Skye, Scotland. Link

2nd June 2015 - Hundreds of dead turtles found along a lake in Ezhou, China. Link

2nd June 2015 - 57,000 birds to be killed due to new outbreak oa avian flu in Iowa, America. Link

1st June 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found floating in a lake in Nan Province, Thailand. Link

1st June 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found washed up along Big Bear Lake in California, America. Link

1st June 2015 - Large die off of fish along 2km of river in Parvomay, Bulgaria. Link

1st June 2015 - Large die off of fish in a river near Rennes, France. Link

31st May 2015 - 80 Kites found dead 'a mystery' in Tumkuru, India. Link

30th May 2015 - Dozens of dead penguins found on a beach in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Link

30th May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found washed ashore on a river in Rhode Island, America. Link

30th May 2015 - Tens of thousands of dead fish found washed up along Flanders bay in New Dead Fish in Flanders BayYork, America. Link

29th May 2015 - 300 TONS of fish 'die suddenly' in Ogan Ilir Regency, Indonesia. Link

29th May 2015 - 10 dead dolphins wash ashore in Mumbai, India. Link

29th May 2015 - 50,000 birds to be killed due to another outbreak of avian flu in South Dakota, America. Link

28th May 2015 - 270 TONS of salmon are dead due to storms in Tasmania, Australia. Link

28th May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in various locations in Connecticut, America. Link

28th May 2015 - Mass die off of anchovies due to algae bloom in Monterey Bay, California, America. Link

28th May 2015 - Masses of shellfish found dead 'is a mystery' on the coast of Ngunguru, New Zealand. Link

28th May 2015 - 3 Million hens to be killed due to another outbreak of avian flu in Nebraska, America. Link

28th May 2015 - Fish kill found in a river in Alandi, India. Link

28th May 2015 - 35,000+ chickens killed due to avian flu in Accra, Ghana. Link

27th May 2015 - Thousands of fish have died in a river in southern Mexico. Link

27th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a river in Darlington, England. Link

27th May 2015 - 12 dead whales have washed up during past couple months in California, America. Link

27th May 2015 - Large amount of dead fish found in a river in Gandevi, India. Link

26th May 2015 - Thousands of sheep dying from 'unknown disease' in Uplistsikhe, Georgia. Link

26th May 2015 - Thousands of dead lobsters wash up on the coast of Baja California, Mexico. Link

26th May 2015 - 975,000 hens to be killed due to new outbreak of avian flu in Iowa, America. Link

26th May 2015 - Mass die off of fish in a pond in Dongxing, China. Link

24th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a dam in Evora, Portugal. Link

23rd May 2015 - 4 MILLION birds now to be killed due to new outbreaks of bird flu in Nebraska, America. Link also video here

22nd May 2015 - Massive die off of fish in a lake in Haikou, China. Link

22nd May 2015 - 2,000 dead fish found floating in a lake in Georgia, America. Link

21st May 2015 - Hundreds of fish die suddenly in a lake in Florida, America. Link

21st May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Link

21st May 2015 - Large die off of fish in a river in Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand. Link

20th May 2015 - Tens of thousands of fish have died in a canal in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Link

19th May 2015 - Hundreds of thousands of oysters dead due to storm in New South Wales, Australia. Link

19th May 2015 - 1.3 MILLION birds to be killed due to avian flu in South Dakota, America. Link

19th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in a stream in Montemorelos, Mexico. Link

18th May 2015 - Tens of thousands of fish have died in Xiangcheng District, China. Link

18th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, America. Link

18th May 2015 - 1300+ sea birds found dead on beaches in Hualpen, Chile. Link

16th May 2015 - Dozens, maybe HUNDREDS of turtles washing up dead along Flanders bay in New York, America. Link

16th May 2015 - 2 MILLION birds to be killed due to avian flu in Minnesota, America. Link

15th May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a lake in Sakha Republic, Russia. LinkFish kill in Russia

15th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a canal in Aiea, Hawaii, America. Link

15th May 2015 - Mass die off of fish washes ashore in Canakkale, Turkey. Link

14th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a river in Macao, Portugal. Link

14th May 2015 - Thousands of fish dead from disease in Cayuga Lake, New York, America. Link

13th May 2015 - 115,000 birds to be killed due to avian flu in South Dakota, America. Link

13th May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found washed up on a beach in Lorento, Mexico. Link

12th May 2015 - 200+ Camels dead, hundreds others sick from 'mystery disease' in Punjab, Pakistan. Link

12th May 2015 - 1.7 MILLION birds to be killed due to avian flu in Nebraska, America. Link

12th May 2015 - 1,000 birds dead, 12,000 killed due to avian flu in Betzet, Israel. Link

12th May 2015 - 20 TONS of dead fish found floating in a lagoon in Ursulo Galvan, Mexico. Link

12th May 2015 - Large amount of dead fish found in a river in Shenzhen, China. Link

12th May 2015 - 3 TONS of dead fish found in the waters in Lonate Pozzolo, Italy. Link

11th May 2015 - UPDATE: 5.7 MILLION birds now killed (or to be), after new outbreak in Minnesota, America. Link

11th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up in Hamilton, Bermuda. Link

11th May 2015 - Mass die off of fish in fish farms in Xingbin District, China. Link

10th May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in the fjords of More og Romsdal, Norway. Link

10th May 2015 - 37 dead whales found washed ashore near the Gulf of Penas, Chile. LinkDead Whales in Chile

9th May 2015 - 2 TONS of fish have died in the Vam Co Dong River in Vietnam. Link

8th May 2015 - 100,000 dead fish found in a canal in Nagoya, Japan. Link also see Video

8th May 2015 - 4 MILLION birds to be killed in new outbreak of avian flu in Iowa, America. Link

8th May 2015 - 600,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Belize. Link

8th May 2015 - Dozens of dead waterbirds found washed ashore, 'never seen before' in Tonawanda, New York, America. Link

7th May 2015 - 400,000 birds killed since January due to avain flu in Plateau State, Nigeria. Link

7th May 2015 - 500+ cattle dead due to flooding in New South Wales, Australia. Link

7th May 2015 - Die off of ducks 'causes concern' on a lake, 'never seen before' in St Petersburg, Florida, America. Link

6th May 2015 - Hundreds of turtles continuing to die due to mysterious illness along the Bellinger River in NSW, Australia. Link

6th May 2015 - Mass die off of fish in a river in Zhangzhou, China. Link

5th May 2015 - Millions more birds infected with avian flu, 20 MILLION total, in Iowa, America. Link

5th May 2015 - Large amount of dead fish wash ashore again on San Roque Lake, Argentina. Link

5th May 2015 - Dozens of dead sea birds found at the mouth of a lagoon in Naples, Italy. Link

4th May 2015 - 152 dead or dying Penguins found along the coast during past 2 months, 'all malnourished' in Tres Arroyos, Argentina. Link

3rd May 2015 - 70,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Balikesir, Turkey. Link

3rd May 2015 - Large die off of fish in a river in Qingdao, China. Link

1st May 2015 - 23 Whales beached, 16 dead in Murdeira, Cape Verde. Link also Dead Whales in Cape VerdeVideo Here

1st May 2015 - 16 MILLION birds to be killed from outbreak of avian flu, 'state of emergency' in Iowa, America. Link

1st May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in Krishna river in India. Link

30th April 2015 - Large die off of fish found in the waters of Bocas del Toro Province, Panama. Link

30th April 2015 - Hundreds of fish dead due to algae in a lake in Jalisco, Mexico. Link

30th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up in a river in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Link

29th April 2015 - Large die off of fish in a creek in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand. Link

28th April 2015 - 20 MILLION fish have died due to volcano eruption in Los Lagos, Chile. Link

27th April 2015 - Massive die off of fish along 2km of reservoir in Cherepovets, Russia. Dead fish in RussiaLink

27th April 2015 - 200,000 birds to be killed in new outbreak of avian flu in Minnesota, America. Link

26th April 2015 - 2 TONS of fish, frogs and birds found dead on the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Link

26th April 2015 - 8,000 Turkeys to be killed due to another outbreak of avian flu in Ontario, Canada. Link

25th April 2015 - Fish kill along the shores of a lake in Florida, America. Link

25th April 2015 - 71,000 birds to be killed due to avian flu in North Dakota, America. Link

25th April 2015 - Large die off of fish in a river in Harbin, China. Link

24th April 2015 - 2.6 MILLION birds killed due to avian flu, 'state of emergency' in Minnesota, America. Link

24th April 2015 - 4 dead whales wash ashore this month 'is a mystery' in Northern California, America. Link

24th April 2015 - 400 animals dead after flooding in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Link

23rd April 2015 - Thousands of dead starfish found on a beach in Cumbria, England. Link

22nd April 2015 - Hundreds of thousands of fish have died in farms along a river in Saraburi Fish dead in ThailandProvince, Thailand. Link

22nd April 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found washed up, 'a mystery' in Molde, Norway. Link

22nd April 2015 - Thousands of dead fish washing up on Ridgebury Lake in New York, America. Link

22nd April 2015 - 60,000 birds to be killed due to new outbreak of avian flu in Wisconsin, America. Link

22nd April 2015 - Large amount of dead fish washing ashore on Lake Champlain in Vermont, America. Link

22nd April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish washing ashore in the waters of Hulan, China. Link

21st April 2015 - 5.3 MILLION hens to be killed due to avian flu in Iowa, America. Link

21st April 2015 - 4+ dolphins found washed up dead along the coast of Asturias, Spain. Link

21st April 2015 - Mass die off of fish occuring in a river and reservoir in Magdalena, Colombia. Link

21st April 2015 - Mass die off of fish in the Bobos river 'is alarming' in Mexico. Link

21st April 2015 - 52 TONS+ of dead fish wash up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. LinkFish kill in Rio

20th April 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up along a lake in Florida, America. Link

20th April 2015 - Die off of shrimp due to disease in the south of Belize. Link

20th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating on a lake in Pennsylvania, America. Link

19th April 2015 - 27,000 Chickens to be killed due to avian flu in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. Link

18th April 2015 - Large die off of fish in a harbor, 'a disaster' in Omsk, Russia. Link

18th April 2015 - Hundreds of marine mammals, including seals and whales have washed up dead during winter in Quebec, Canada. Link

18th April 2015 - 250,000+ birds dead due to more outbreaks of avian flu in South Dakota, America. Link

18th April 2015 - 1,000+ cattle have died 'due to drought' in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Link

17th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up on Nuns' Island in Quebec, Canada. Link

17th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond in Bangalore, India. Link

17th April 2015 - Scores of dead dolphins and whales washing up 'is strange' along coast of France. Link

16th April 2015 - 200,000+ birds dead due to avian flu in Burkina Faso. Link

15th April 2015 - Thousands of fish dying due to algae in Norfolk, England. Link

15th April 2015 - Massive die off of fish in a reservoir in Longyan City, China. Link

15th April 2015 - Mass die off of fish along a canal in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Link

14th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish litter ponds across northern Pennsylvania in America. Link

14th April 2015 - 200,000 birds to be killed due to avian flu in Telangana, India. Link

13th April 2015 - Hundreds of birds killed in hail storm in Ahmedabad, India. Link

13th April 2015 - 20,000 birds dead, 180,000 to be killed due to bird flu in Wisconsin, America. Link

13th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a lake in Connecticut, America. Link

12th April 2015 - Massive die off of jellyfish washed up on Rockaway Beach, Oregon, America. Link

12th April 2015 - Hundreds of thousands of fish have died suddenly in fish ponds in Guangdong, China. Link

11th April 2015 - 150 dolphins stranded, majority dead on a beach in Japan. LinkDead Dolphins in Japan

11th April 2015 - 1.2 Million birds dead due to avian flu, 'scientists puzzled', in Midwest America. Link

10th April 2015 - Large die off of fish in a river in Deli Serdang Regency, Indonesia. Link

9th April 2015 - 2,440 birds dead due to avian flu on a farm in Maradi, Niger. Link

8th April 2015 - 139,000 cattle and 3.88 Million birds killed since December due to disease in South Korea. Link

8th April 2015 - Fish kills littering ponds in western New York, America. Link

8th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish line ponds across Massachusetts, America. Link

8th April 2015 - 40,000 chickens dead in Muritiba and Varzedo, Brazil. Link

7th April 2015 - 600+ Water birds found dead on a lake in North Dakota, America. Link

7th April 2015 - 7,500 turkeys dead due to avian flu in Ontario, Canada. Link

7th April 2015 - 5,000 dead fish found floating in a pond in Lampang, Thailand. Link

6th April 2015 - 7,600 Geese dead due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

6th April 2015 - Massive fish kill in Kolleru Lake in India. Link

6th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in the Kali Bein in India. Link

6th April 2015 - 12,000 birds killed due to avian flu in North Brabant, Netherlands. Link

6th April 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in the Tagus River in Portugal. Link

5th April 2015 - Masses of dead fish found in mangroves in Santos, Brazil. Link

4th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in the Tonto River in Mexico. Link

4th April 2015 - 55,000 birds killed due to disease in the Northern District of Israel. Link

3rd April 2015 - Fish kill found in La Cienaga dam in Argentina. Link

3rd April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in Bethlehem Township pond, 'never encountered before' in Pennsylvania, America. Link

3rd April 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found floating off Lantau Island, China. LinkDead fish in Lantau

2nd April 2015 - Die off of sea birds along Seward City coast, 'very thin and emaciated' in Alaska, America. Link

2nd April 2015 - Tons of fish die suddenly in a pond in Hai Duong, Vietnam. Link

2nd April 2015 - Fish kill in Wascana Lake in Regina, Canada. Link

2nd April 2015 - 53,000 turkeys to be killed due to avian flu in South Dakota, America. Link

2nd April 2015 - Thousands of 'blue button jellyfish' wash ashore on Pensacola Beach, Florida, America. Link

1st April 2015 - 75,000 birds dead after heavy rains in Chimborazo, Ecuador. Link

1st April 2015 - Tons of fish have died in fish farms along a river in Saraburi, Thailand. Link

1st April 2015 - Dead fish washing ashore for the past week in a lake in New Jersey, America. Link

1st April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up along Elizabeth river in Virginia, America. Link

1st April 2015 - Major fish kill found in a canal in Portmore, Jamaica. Link

31st March 2015 - Large die off of blackbirds near Picher in Oklahoma, America. Link

31st March 2015 - 5,800 birds dead due to avian flu in Gaza, Palestine. Link

31st March 2015 - Hundreds of chickens 'die suddenly' in Kulon Progo, Indonesia. Link

30th March 2015 - Mass die off of scallops in the bay of Pisco-Paracas, Peru. Link

30th March 2015 - 4,000+ hens have died due to avian flu in Agra, India. Link

30th March 2015 - Hundreds of thousands of fish have died in a fish farm in South Bangka, Indonesia. Link

30th March 2015 - Large amount of dead fish wash up in Sao Pedro da Aldeia, Brazil. Link

29th March 2015 - 4 TONS of fish found dead in ponds in Xiangtan, China. Link

28th March 2015 - Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash up in Santa Marta, Dead fish in Santa MartaColombia. Link

28th March 2015 - 22,000 birds dead, 80,000+ to be killed due to outbreak of avian flu in Minnesota, America. Link

28th March 2015 - 100 Pelicans found dead 'due to avian flu' in the Danube Delta, Romania. Link

27th March 2015 - Fish kills continue to wash ashore along the Derwent river in Tasmania, Australia. Link

27th March 2015 - Masses of dead fish wash ashore in a reservoir in Guangxi, China. Link

27th March 2015 - 22,000 hens to be killed due to avian flu in Tzummarum, Netherlands. Link

26th March 2015 - 60,000 dead fish 'a mystery' in Ormelle, Italy. Link

26th March 2015 - Large fish kill in Spencer lake in Ohio, America. Link

26th March 2015 - Large fish kill in a river and lagoon in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Link

25th March 2015 - Sea birds found dead, 'stomachs littered with plastic' on Isle of May in Scotland. Link

25th March 2015 - Mass die off of fish in Madison lake, Ohio, America. Link

24th March 2015 - 21 Pelicans found dead 'due to bird flu' in Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria. Link and Here

24th March 2015 - Thousands of fish have died in the Vam Co Dong River, Vietnam. Link

23rd March 2015 - 20 Whales stranded, 12 dead in Bunbury Harbour, Australia. Link

21st March 2015 - 80 TONS of fish have died in a dam in Campoalegre, Colombia. Link

20th March 2015 - Die off of Geese 'due to harsh winter' across Rhode Island in America. Link

20th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up every day at Geist Reservoir in Indiana, America. Link

20th March 2015 - 1,500 cattle dead due to drought in Bosconia, Colombia. Link

20th March 2015 - Fish kill on lake Jacqueline in Las Vegas, America. Link

19th March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found covering part of the Kerian River in Dead fish in MalaysiaMalaysia. Link

19th March 2015 - Hundreds of ducks, other birds and eels found dead 'due to disease' in West Aukland, New Zealand. Link

19th March 2015 - Dozens of birds drop dead out of the sky in Hefei, China. Link

18th March 2015 - 50 TONS of fish have died in a lake in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. Link

18th March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a stream in Kielce, Poland. Link

18th March 2015 - Hundreds of birds killed due to avian flu in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam. Link

18th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish and a dolphin wash up along a beach in Outer Banks, N.Carolina, America. Link

18th March 2015 - Masses of dead fish continue to wash ashore in Montevideo, Uraguay. Link

17th March 2015 - 2,000+ snow geese drop dead out of sky in Idaho, America. Link

17th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a canal in Tampico, Mexico. Link

16th March 2015 - Hundreds of birds dead from avian flu in Amethi, India. Link

16th March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Link

15th March 2015 - Mass die off of cattle due to drought in Araucania, Chile. Link

15th March 2015 - Masses of dead fish appear again on the shores of Lake San Roque in Cordoba, Argentina. Link

15th March 2015 - 55 dolphins and 4 sea lions found dead on a beach in San Felipe, Mexico. Link55 Dolphins dead in Mexico

15th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up along Chesapeake Canal in America. Link

15th March 2015 - Massive die off of fish in a lake in Xiamen, China. Link

14th March 2015 - Massive die off of Salmon occuring in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Link

13th March 2015 - 80,000 birds killed due to more outbreaks of avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

13th March 2015 - 50 cattle have died 'mysteriously' causing shock in a village in eastern Botswana. Link

13th March 2015 - Large die off of fish in a lake 'due to disease' in Reeuwijk, Netherlands. Link

12th March 2015 - 40,000 birds to be killed due to avian flu in Arkansas, America. Link

12th March 2015 - 30,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Barneveld, Netherlands. Link

12th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a lake in Yate, New Caledonia. Link

11th March 2015 - Hundreds of TONS of clams have died off, 'never happened before like this' in Ha Tinh, Vietnam. Link

11th March 2015 - 200+ TONS of dead fish wash ashore along the coast of Montevideo, 200 Tons of dead fish in UraguayUraguay. Link

10th March 2015 - Large die off of ducks during winter on Long Island, New York, America. Link

10th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a pond in Uppsala, Sweden. Link

10th March 2015 - Tens of thousands of birds to be killed due to avian flu in Missouri, America. Link

9th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead turtles, plus hundreds of dead fish found in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Link

9th March 2015 - 250,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Monywa, Myanmar. Link

9th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found on a beach in Tolu, Colombia. Link

9th March 2015 - 19 dead turtles found on Pulau Tiga Island in Malaysia. Link

9th March 2015 - 100+ cattle have died 'due to suspected grass poisoning' in Gujarat, India. Link

9th March 2015 - 10,000 fish have died in fish farms in Sikao, Thailand. Link

8th March 2015 - 550 dead animals (mainly deer) found, 'due to snow and cold' in Leon, Spain. Link

7th March 2015 - 1,450 Sea lion pups have washed ashore this year ill and dying - 'possibly 10,000 have died' in California, America. Link

7th March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in new die off in Lim Chu Kang, Singapore. Link

6th March 2015 - 600 TONS of dead fish due to algae in fish farms in the east of Singapore. Link

6th March 2015 - Massive die off of prawns, 'cause unknown' in Aroor, India. Link

6th March 2015 - 15,000 turkeys dead due to avian flu in Minnesota, America. Link

6th March 2015 - Hundreds of cattle are dead due to drought in southern Ecuador. Link

6th March 2015 - 10,000+ cattle dead due to flooding of the river Ebro in Spain. Link

5th March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up on beaches in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Fish dead in Argentina Link

5th March 2015 - 12 turtles stranded, 3 dead, on a beach in Abruzzo, Italy. Link

5th March 2015 - 9,000+ birds are dead due to another avian flu outbreak in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Link

5th March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up along Derwent river in Tasmania, Australia. Link

5th March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in Cabo Frio, Brazil. Link

5th March 2015 - 1,100 Birds killed due to avian flu outbreak in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Link

4th March 2015 - 4.17 MILLION birds have been killed since January due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

4th March 2015 - 300 Snow Geese have died this winter due to disease in Illinois, America. Link

4th March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found on coast of East Java, Indonesia. Link

4th March 2015 - 23,500 Birds to be killed due to avian flu in Schwanewede, Germany. Link

4th March 2015 - INFO: 30 dolphins/whales and 54 turtles wash up dead during 2014 in Abruzzo, Italy. Link

3rd March 2015 - 'Lots' of dead turtles found on a beach in Piacabucu, Brazil. Link

3rd March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish, plus dead ducks found in a lagoon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Link

3rd March 2015 - Large die off of fish 'due to cold weather' at 3 sites in Nova Scotia, Canada. Link

3rd March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a river in Hainan, China. Link

2nd March 2015 - 100,000 ducks killed due to avian flu in Fuzesgyarmat, Hungary. Link

2nd March 2015 - Thousands of TONS of shellfish have died off during past few years in Whangarei Harbour, New Zealand. Link

2nd March 2015 - 3 dead whales found washed ashore in Chennai, India. Link

2nd March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Link

2nd March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found washed up along Columbia River in Portland, America. Link

1st March 2015 - Dozens of birds drop dead out of the sky in Tennessee, America. Link

1st March 2015 - Masses of various marine creatures washing ashore dead on Pasir Ris beach in Dead creatures SingaporeSingapore. Link

1st March 2015 - Mass die off of fish and reptiles due to burst fuel pipe in Tabasco, Mexico. Link

28th February 2015 - 100 dead or dying turtles found in the Bellinger River in NSW, Australia. Link

28th February 2015 - 97 dead sea birds found along beaches of the North East coast of France. Link

28th February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found on the banks of a river in Uttar Pradesh, India. Link

27th February 2015 - 10,000 birds dead, 23,000 killed due to avian flu in Monywa, Myanmar. Link

26th February 2015 - Fish kill in 2 farm ponds in La Union, Philippines. Link

25th February 2015 - 5,000 Birds killed due to avian flu in Jigawa State, Nigeria. Link

25th February 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found, 'no explanation' in the port of Wolfersdorf, France. Link

25th February 2015 - 500 head of cattle dead from landslides in Northeast Afghanistan. Link

24th February 2015 - Masses of dead fish found floating in Guanabara Bay, Brazil. LinkDead fish in Brazil

24th February 2015 - Dozens of dead sea lions found on beaches in Malibu, California, America. Link

24th February 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up along Runmaro Island, 'never seen this before' in Sweden. Link

24th February 2015 - 130 Birds burnt alive while flying over solar farm in Nevada, America. Link

24th February 2015 - 50+ dead birds found along the waterways in Kapiti, New Zealand. Link

23rd February 2015 - 2,500 cattle dead due to 'unknown disease' in Pariang County, South Sudan. Link

23rd February 2015 - 21,000 ducks to be killed due to avian flu in Bekes, Hungary. Link and here

23rd February 2015 - Fish kill occuring off the coast of Pasir Ris, Singapore. Link

23rd February 2015 - Mass die off of fish found floating in the Gulf of Iskenderun, Turkey. Link

22nd February 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found floating in the Ganges, India. Link

21st February 2015 - Thousands of dead crabs wash ashore on Balboa Island, California, America. Link

20th February 2015 - 3,000 birds have died due to another outbreak of avian flu in Katsina State, Nigeria. Link

19th February 2015 - 800+ (Possibly thousands) of dead turtles wash up along Odisha (different from last years incident) in India. Link

19th February 2015 - 150-200 Reindeer dead after avalanche in Trollheimen, Norway. LinkDead Reindeer in Norway

19th February 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in the Uraguay River in Argentina. Link

19th February 2015 - 417,041 birds killed due to avian flu throughout Nigeria. Link

18th February 2015 - 100,000 birds dead, more culled in latest outbreak of avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

18th February 2015 - Dozens of swans found dead and more dying on Snoqualmie River in Washington, America. Link

18th February 2015 - Die off of fish in Araruama Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Link

18th February 2015 - INFO: Spike in sick and dying bats 'sparks concern' in Broome, Australia. Link

18th February 2015 - Hundreds of fish 'suddenly die' in Georges River, 'reason unknown' in NSW, Australia. Link

17th February 2015 - 500 sheep have died from disease in Salento, Italy. Link

17th February 2015 - Fish kill discovered in Manila Bay, Philippines. Link

16th February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a dam in Castelo Branco, Portugal. Link

16th February 2015 - 4,500 Birds killed due to avian flu in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Link

16th February 2015 - Major fish kill found in a creek in Haute-Saone, France. Link

14th February 2015 - 1 out of every 3 seal pups born last summer have already died in California, America. Link - more here and here

14th February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a lake in Bongouanou, Cote d'Ivoire (Africa). Link

14th February 2015 - 140 Whales dead after 198 become stranded at Farewell Spit, Stranded whales New ZealandNew Zealand. Link

14th February 2015 - Dozens of dead birds found around Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. Link

13th February 2015 - Tens of tons of dead fish 'is a mystery' in Lake Singkarak, Indonesia. Link

11th February 2015 - 200 TONS of rock lobsters dead due to 'harmful algae' off coast of South Africa. Link

11th February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a river in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Link

11th February 2015 - Mass fish deaths in Lake Nasser in Sudan. Link

11th February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish and birds found in a lagoon in General Baldissera, Argentina. Link

10th February 2015 - 2 Turtles found dead, 80 dead since January along the Adriatic coast of Italy. Link

10th February 2015 - Hundreds of cattle have died due to industrial pollution in Cosoleacaque, Mexico. Link

10th February 2015 - Thousands of dead starfish wash ashore on Isle of Palms in S.Carolina, America. Link

9th February 2015 - 7,000+ Birds killed due to avian flu in Hunan, China. LinkDead Starfish in S.Carolina

8th February 2015 - Thousands of pigeons dying in California, America. Link

7th February 2015 - 38 Dolphins stranded, 12 dead in a lagoon in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives. Link

7th February 2015 - Masses of dead fish wash ashore along beaches in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Link

7th February 2015 - Large die off of fish in a river in Fuzhou, China. Link

7th February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in Bhogavati river in India. Link

7th February 2015 - 70 Monkeys found dead throughout Kheragarh in India. Link

6th February 2015 - Massive fish kills occuring along the Tebicuary River in Paraguay. Link

5th February 2015 - Hundreds of animals killed by a storm in Punta del Agua, Argentina. Link

5th February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear, 'causing concern' in the Black river in Argentina. Link

4th February 2015 - 1.07 MILLION geese killed (more than half of geese population) due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

4th February 2015 - 20,000 Chickens killed due to avian flu in Plateau State, Nigeria. Link

4th February 2015 - 16.5 TONS of fish 'die suddenly' in Lake Maninjau, Indonesia. Link

4th February 2015 - 33 Whales and Dolphins washed ashore this year already, 'we've never had so many strandings' in Ireland. Link

4th February 2015 - 45 dead Geese found 'due to fatal crash landing' in Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands. Link

3rd February 2015 - 135 turtles found dead between December and January, 'a very worrying situation' in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Link

3rd February 2015 - Thousands of dead starfish wash up on a beach in Abergele, Wales. LinkDead Starfish in Wales

3rd February 2015 - 2,000+ Starfish wash up dead along Padre Island in Texas, America. Link

3rd February 2015 - 10,000 Chickens killed due to avian flu in Hampshire, England. Link

2nd February 2015 - Thousands of birds dying from disease at Walker Lake in Nevada, America. Link

2nd February 2015 - 3,000 fish found dead in Collie River in Western Australia. Link

2nd February 2015 - Massive die off of fish in a river in Istanbul, Turkey. Link

2nd February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in Mississippi River in Iowa, America. Link

2nd February 2015 - 37,000 birds killed due to avian flu near Netanya, Israel. Link

2nd February 2015 - 50,000+ fish dead due to sewage pollution in Cartagena, Colombia. Link

1st February 2015 - INFO: 67 sick Sea Lions washed ashore already this year, 'no muscle, no fat, just skin and bones', 'it's a real shock' in California, America. Link

1st February 2015 - 10 dead whales during the past month 'baffle scientist' along south coast of Australia. Link

31st January 2015 - 150 turtles found dead along beaches in Baja California, Mexico. LinkDead Turtles in Mexico

30th January 2015 - INFO: 8 Million+ animals died in 2014 alone from vehicles in Belgium. Link

30th January 2015 - Hundreds of birds dying 'a mystery' in El Reno, Oklahoma, America. Link

29th January 2015 - 5,000 Birds to be killed due to avian flu in Washington State, America. Link

28th January 2015 - 60,000 fish dead due to pollution in a canal in Leicestershire, England. Link

28th January 2015 - Large die off of fish in a pond in Ambikapur, India. Link

28th January 2015 - 16 cows killed by lightning in Botucatu, Brazil. Link

27th January 2015 - 450 Turkeys dead, 8,000 culled due to bird flu in Kollam, India. Link

27th January 2015 - Mass stranding of dolphins, 4 or 5 dead along beaches in Pangasinan, Philippines. Link

27th January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found along the Ngaso river in Indonesia. Link

26th January 2015 - Hundreds of sea birds found dead on a beach in northern Iceland. Link

26th January 2015 - 350 turtles washed up dead during past 2 months 'is worrying' along Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Link

26th January 2015 - 300 Birds dead 'due to hailstorm' in Ivaipora, Brazil. Link

26th January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in a dam in Apodaca, Mexico. Link

26th January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a river in Saint-Loup-de-Gonois, France. Link

24th January 2015 - 40,000 turkeys to be killed due to avian flu in Sharon Region, Israel. Link

24th January 2015 - 4 TONS of fish die suddenly in fish ponds in Guangzhou, China. Link

23rd January 2015 - 10,000 dead fish found in the Lujan River in Argentina. Link

23rd January 2015 - 5,000+ dead fish in Oyster Creek in New Jersey, America. Link

23rd January 2015 - Large amount of dead fish found along an estuary in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Link

22nd January 2015 - Thousands of dead jellyfish wash up on Redcliffe Peninsula, Australia. Dead Jellyfish in AustraliaLink

22nd January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in canals in Padre Island, Texas, America. Link

21st January 2015 - 22,573 birds killed due to avain flu in 7 states across Nigeria. Link

21st January 2015 - 73,000 birds killed due to avain flu in Kyushu, Japan. Link

21st January 2015 - 200 Birds dead covered in 'mystery goo' in California, America. Link

21st January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in ponds in Brownsville, Texas, America. Link

20th January 2015 - Mass die off of Tuna at a sea life park 'baffle experts' in Tokyo, Japan. Link

20th January 2015 - Hundreds of dead mackerel found in a lake in Nova Scotia, Canada. Link

20th January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in a canal in San Justo, Argentina. Link

19th January 2015 - Another 220,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

19th January 2015 - Massive fish kill along a Canal in Fort Myers, Florida, America. Link

19th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a river 'baffle authorities' in Gorakhpur, India. Link

19th January 2015 - 30 Bighorn sheep are dead 'due to pneumonia' in Montana, America. Link

19th January 2015 - Large die off of fish in a lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. Link

19th January 2015 - Thousands of fish die in a lake in Paranaita, Brazil. Link

18th January 2015 - 314 turtles wash ashore dead along beaches in Chennai, India. Link

18th January 2015 - Fish kill found in the waters of Holstein in Switzerland. Link

17th January 2015 - 100,000 turkeys killed due to avian flu in Aviel, Israel. Link

16th January 2015 - Dozens of sea birds found dead on a beach in ConCon, Chile. Link

16th January 2015 - 14 whales and 16 turtles washed up dead in Baja California, Mexico. LinkDead Whales and Turtles Mexico

16th January 2015 - 200,000 chickens killed due to avian flu in Okayama, Japan. Link

15th January 2015 - Thousands (8 TONS) of fish wash up dead along beaches in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Link

15th January 2015 - 10,000 fish have died 'due to algae' in Lake Mission Viejo, California, America. Link

14th January 2015 - 160,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link

14th January 2015 - 554 sea birds and 4 sea lions found dead on beaches in Baja California, Mexico. Link

13th January 2015 - 20,000 birds have died from avian flu in Jiangxi, China. Link

13th January 2015 - Dozens of birds found dead in Sultanpur National Park, India. Link

12th January 2015 - 2,000 Cattle are dead due to disease in Jonglei State, South Sudan. Link

12th January 2015 - Hundreds of pigeons are 'falling dead out of the sky' in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Link

10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead starfish wash up in Westerland, Dead Starfish in GermanyGermany. Link

10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a river in Oaxaca, Mexico. Link

10th January 2015 - Thousands of fish dead 'due to pollution' in a canal in Leicestershire, England. Link

10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a lake in Jabalpur, India. Link

9th January 2015 - 1,370 birds dead due to avian flu in Kano, Nigeria. Link

8th January 2015 - Thousands of birds 'die suddenly' due to avian flu in Lendah, Indonesia. Link

8th January 2015 - 150 Birds dead due to oil spill in Northwest Ohio, America. Link

7th January 2015 - UPDATE: 100,000+ dead seabirds found since October along west coast of America. Link

7th January 2015 - Hundreds of animals dead from wildfires in Southern Australia. Link

6th January 2015 - 10 dead beacked whales during the past couple of weeks 'baffle experts' on West Coast of Scotland. Link

6th January 2015 - Thousands of fish have died in Sher Shah lake in India. Link

6th January 2015 - Hundreds (possibly thousands) of dead snapper fish found, 'a mystery' in Doubtless Bay, New Zealand. Link

4th January 2015 - Thousands of fish have died in a fish farm in Kampung Baru, Malaysia. Link

2nd January 2015 - 7 Turtles found washed up dead during past week in Cattolica and Rimini, Italy. Link

2nd January 2015 - Large amount of dead fish wash ashore on a lake in Carlos Paz, Argentina. Link

2nd January 2015 - Thousands of dead birds washing ashore along the coast between California and Washington in America. Link

2nd January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Nevada, America. Link


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on June 13, 2015, 10:19:46 am
Dead Penguins washing up on same Uraguayen beaches were 200 tons of dead fish washed up earlier in the year

Translated from Spanish.
Dozens of dead penguins have appeared in the last three days on the shores of the Uruguayan departments of Rocha and Maldonado, east of the country, due to migration flows?
Although the phenomenon is maintained between the parameters of the "usual", explained the coordinator of Dinara, Graciela Fabiano, will be closely following the issue and be in constant contact with other agencies.
In the case of the National Directorate of Environment (DINAMA) and the specialized units in the subject at the University of the Republic (Udelar).
Also, Fabiano said that the number of dead birds likely to increase in the coming days due to weather conditions such as wind gusts.
He denied that pollution factors are blame at the moment even so, more than 200 tons of dead fish washed up in the same area 4 months ago, see here

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Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 01, 2015, 04:51:29 pm
http://enenews.com/tv-emergency-survey-underway-along-west-coast-marine-life-being-affected-ways-never-before-cbs-unusual-increase-dolphin-sea-lion-seabird-deaths-largest-toxic-bloom-anywhere-could-be-happening?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29
TV: Emergency survey underway along West Coast, marine life being affected “in ways never seen before” — CBS: “Unusual increase in dolphin, sea lion, and seabird deaths” — Thought to be largest toxic bloom “anywhere, ever” — Worry that impacts on fish to last several years (VIDEO)

CBS, Jun 17, 2015 (emphasis added): A toxic algae bloom spreading off the Pacific coast could be the largest one scientists have ever seen. “It’s definitely the largest bloom of this particular algae seen on the West Coast, possibly anywhere, ever” Raphael Kudela, a professor of ocean sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz, told CBS News… “Currently what we’re seeing is this large bloom taking place from about Santa Barbara all the way up to Alaska,” said Kudela… “We’ve been keeping track since the beginning of May.”… But the size of this bloom surprised even him. “It’s over such a large area. You typically don’t see these blooms up in Alaska. They’re having to deal with something they’re not used to dealing with.”… Already, animal rescue centers along the coast are seeing an unusual increase in sea lion, dolphin and pelican deaths…

Vancouver Sun, Jun 22, 2015: Toxic algae bloom west of Vancouver Island threatens salmon… The bloom stretches along the Pacific coast from California to B.C… the cause is unknown… An additional concern relates to salmon stock. The bloom has almost no crustaceans… which is worrisome, [Ian Perry, a research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada] said… “with the lack of crill [sic] and other crustaceans, there is a concern they won’t find as much food”… consequences could be seen in lower salmon stocks returning to rivers in two to four years, he said.

L.A. Times, Jun 19, 2015: Toxic algae bloom shuts down West Coast fisheries…  A recent, huge bloom of algae off the West Coast has killed sea birds and sickened marine mammals from Central to Northern California, experts found…

Daily Breeze, Jun 20, 2015: The West Coast is in the midst of the most prolific toxic algal outbreak ever recorded, said Vera Trainer, manager of the Marine Biotoxin Program at NOAA… What makes it even more unusual is that other debilitating toxins have been found alongside it — in some cases infecting the same animals…

Spokesman Review, Jun 17, 2015: A toxic algae bloom that’s unprecedented is range is affecting marine life from Central California toward Alaska… Now, its effects are spreading to mammals. In recent video… a sea lion is shown having seizures. NOAA researchers say they have never seen this before on… Washington’s coast.

KING 5 Seattle transcript, June 17, 2015: Washington scientists are conducting an emergency survey of an unprecedented toxic algae bloom in the Pacific, the bloom is so big it extends from Southern California to Alaska… It’s affecting marine life in ways never seen before… (Dr. Vera Trainer, manager of NOAA’s Marine Biotoxin Program): “A sea lion with his head arched back and bobbing, he’s basically having seizures… We’re seeing effects on the marine ecosystem that we haven’t seen before.”… Now it’s effects are spreading to mammals. (Trainer): “I think it’s scary, when we start seeing marine mammals suffering from these toxins, they’re not that far in the food chain from us.”…  It’s the first recorded in Washington to react like this. And researchers know it won’t the last. (Trainer): “This is just one animal that was found on the beach. You wonder what other animals that are not on the beaches — what’s happening to them?”

Dr. Vera Trainer, NOAA: “All the signs are pointing to this being a really unusual event that is very widespread… It really seems like this algal bloom is lurking offshore, not getting dissipated by storms and weather… So it looks like it will stay like this. But it’s still too early to say that it’s linked to warm water… I wouldn’t be surprised if this has influence over our entire coastline, with varying intensity at different parts.”


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 01, 2015, 04:58:19 pm
http://enenews.com/nbc-sea-creatures-swarming-ashore-san-diego-san-francisco-cbs-millions-dead-crabs-blanketing-miles-shoreline-like-red-carpet-foot-to16-inches-thick-ive-never-anything-like-abc-wondering-whats-wr?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29
NBC: Sea creatures swarming ashore from San Diego to San Fran. — CBS: Millions of dead blanketing miles of coastline, “like a red carpet… 12-16 inches thick… never seen anything like this” — ABC: We wonder if they’re sick, or it’s something in ocean? Scientists don’t have an explanation (PICS & VIDEO)

NBC (Weather Channel) transcript, Jun 16, 2015 (emphasis added): “From San Diego to San Francisco, creatures from the sea are swarming ashore… large slugs are showing up on Bay Area beaches… In the San Diego area, local beaches have taken on a reddish tint… crabs have washed ashore.”

NBC (Weather Channel), Jun 16, 2015: A pair of bizarre invasions have left California beachgoers perplexed… Large purple blobs… known as sea hares [and] hundreds of miles to the south… tuna crabs washed ashore.

ABC News transcript, Jun 16, 2015: Like something from a science fiction movie, the invasion of the purple blob… [Experts] tell us it’s unusual to see these slugs show up [over] an extended period of time. Morgan Dill: “We’ve been seeing them wash up since September, going all through winter, and now even more in spring. Perhaps it’s because of the warmer water?”… The slugs are among the creatures that have been mysteriously showing up on land. A number of whales have been beached in the area recently.

CBS News, Jun 17, 2015: Millions of red tuna crabs invade California… overwhelming beaches in Orange County… Ben Tracy says these crabs are trying to tell us something… crabs are so thick in places… “It looked like a red carpet — a good foot-to-16 inches thick. It kinda took me back, [I've never seen anything like this before].”

CBS LA, Jun 16, 2015: Countless red tuna crabs have washed ashore… covering the Orange County coastline… conditions few [fisherman] have seen in their lifetimes.

Coastline Pilot, Jun 18, 2015: The critters beached before… but Sunday’s activity in Huntington was unusual, said Marine Safety Lt. Michael Beuerlein, who had not seen a similar occurrence in 34 years with the city.

NPR, Jun 17, 2015: There’s something strange happening along the coast of So. California. It’s the latest in a string of rare phenomena… [a] red line cutting across the sand for miles… last time there was a major sighting of pelagic crabs was back in the ’80s.

Orange County Register, Jun 15, 2015: [They] showed up in early January and again in February on Balboa Island, fascinating marine scientists… Experts said the crabs… haven’t been seen in the area for decades… crabs are the latest in a year of odd sightings along the coast… Rocky Neidhardt, chef at The Shack on San Clemente Pier, said it looked like “millions” of the crabs were in the water, with more along the beaches.

ABC San Diego, Jun 15, 2015: The big question many people have is why are they washing ashore? “We’re wondering whats wrong, whether they’re sick or whether there’s something in the water? And why are they all washed up?”… Researchers with Scripps Institute of Oceanography don’t have an explanation… not sure yet if it’s connected to the developing El Nino… Researchers are still running tests, they should know more next week.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 27, 2015, 07:34:16 pm
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0726/Rarely-seen-beaked-whale-washes-ashore-in-Massachusetts
7/26/15
Rarely seen beaked whale washes ashore in Massachusetts
Scientists are trying to figure out how a beaked whale usually confined to deep water washed up on the shore Friday in Plymouth, Mass.


Swimmers and sunbathers on Jones Beach in Plymouth, Mass. were joined Friday by an unexpected guest: a rarely-seen beaked whale.

The 17-foot-long female whale weighing almost a ton had died by the time it washed up on the beach. The New England Aquarium said it believes the animal was a Sowerby’s beaked whale, a species of deep-water whale that inhabits northern waters and virtually never approaches the shore.

The aquarium said in a statement Saturday that beaked whales are “so rarely seen that New England Aquarium biologists have been conferring to determine the exact species,” according to the Boston Globe. The aquarium has not seen a beaked whale in close to a decade, the statement said. Usually, sightings of Sowerby’s beaked whales are limited to fishermen who find the whales caught in their nets.

“It’s a glimpse into a habitat that’s not so far away, but it’s still a world away,” aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse told the Boston Herald of the sighting. “They live in a world of their own.”

As of Saturday, the aquarium and the International Fund for Animal Welfare were jointly conducting a necropsy on the whale, which upon initial examination showed no signs of having collided with a boat or become tangled in fishing gear, the Globe reported. The carcass’s “fresh,” “good” condition combined with its unusual location have biologists questioning the “how” and the “why” behind the whale’s appearance.

“They’re very, very rare,” Mr. LaCasse told the Herald. “It’s definitely one of those things you’re not quite sure what to make of,” he said.

Plymouth harbormaster Chad Hunter told the Globe officials were alerted Friday at around 10 a.m. that a whale had washed up onto the beach. But during low tide, the whale was stuck on rocks and could not be moved. When high tide came around 5 p.m. that day, the whale was towed to the pier and crane-lifted onto a trailer to be taken away by the aquarium.

Mary Kate McHugh DiLoreto, a regular beach walker, posted a picture of the whale to Facebook, calling the sighting “very cool.”

Sowerby’s beaked whales are not believed to be rare – just rarely spotted. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, sightings are uncommon and biologists know little about the whale despite the fact that it is one of the most frequently stranded species. Massachusetts marks the southern border of the whale’s habitat; in the west, it extends up to Labrador, Canada, and in the east, it ranges from Iceland to Norway.

LaCasse told the Globe the sighting offers “a glancing insight into a marine species that not much is known of.”


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on August 06, 2015, 06:07:55 pm
Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

 A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.

This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae, up to 40 miles wide and 650 feet deep in places, is flourishing amid unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures. It now stretches from at least California to Alaska and has shut down lucrative fisheries. Shellfish managers on Tuesday doubled the area off Washington's coast that is closed to Dungeness crab fishing, after finding elevated levels of marine toxins in tested crab meat.

So-called "red tides" are cyclical and have happened many times before, but ocean researchers say this one is much larger and persisting much longer, with higher levels of neurotoxins bringing severe consequences for the Pacific seafood industry, coastal tourism and marine ecosystems.

Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the area now closed to crab fishing includes more than half the state's 157-mile-long coast, and likely will bring a premature end to this year's coastal crab season.

"We think it's just sitting and lingering out there," said Anthony Odell, a University of Washington research analyst who is part of a NOAA-led team surveying the harmful algae bloom, which was first detected in May. "It's farther offshore, but it's still there."

The survey data should provide a clearer picture of what is causing the bloom which is brownish in color, unlike the blue and green algae found in polluted freshwater lakes. Marine detectives already have a suspect: a large patch of water running as much as 3 degrees centigrade warmer than normal in the northeast Pacific Ocean, nicknamed "the blob."

"The question on everyone's mind is whether this is related to global climate change. The simple answer is that it could be, but at this point it's hard to separate the variations in these cycles," said Donald Boesch, professor of marine science at the University of Maryland who is not involved in the survey. "Maybe the cycles are more extreme in the changing climate."

"There's no question that we're seeing more algal blooms more often, in more places, when they do occur, they're lasting longer and often over greater geographical areas. We're seeing more events than documented decades ago," said Pat Glibert, professor at Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Odell recently completed the first leg of the survey, mostly in California waters. On Wednesday, researchers plan to continue monitoring the sea between Newport, Oregon, and Seattle. The vessel will then go to Vancouver Island, wrapping up in early September. Another research ship is taking samples off Alaska.

The brownish bloom was particularly thick off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, and Odell said it was unusually dominated by one type of algae called Pseudo-nitzschia, which can produce the neurotoxin domoic acid.

"It's an indication of an imbalance," said Vera Trainer, a research oceanographer with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. "Too much of any one thing is not healthy for anybody to eat."

Trainer said this bloom is the worst she's seen in 20 years of studying them. Harmful algal blooms have usually been limited to one area of the ocean or another, and have disappeared after a few weeks. This one has grown for months, waxing and waning but never going away.

"It's been incredibly thick, almost all the same organism. Looks like a layer of hay," said Raphael Kudela, a professor of ocean sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz.

The current bloom also involves some of the highest concentrations of domoic acid yet observed in Monterey Bay and other areas of the West Coast.

"It's really working its way into the food web and we're definitely seeing the impacts of that," Kudela said, noting that sea lions are getting sick and pelicans are being exposed. And now that the Pacific is experiencing its periodic ocean warming known as El Nino, it may come back even stronger next year, he said.

Domoic acid is harmful to people, fish and marine life. It accumulates in anchovies, sardines and other small fish as well as shellfish that eat the algae. Marine mammals and fish-eating birds in turn can get sick from eating the contaminated fish. In people, it can trigger amnesic shellfish poisoning, which can cause permanent loss of short-term memory in severe cases.

State health officials stress that seafood bought in stores is still safe to eat because it is regularly tested. While there have been no reports of human illnesses linked to this year's bloom, authorities aren't taking chances in fisheries with dangerous toxin levels.

California public health officials have warned against eating recreationally harvested mussels and claims, or any anchovy, sardines or crabs caught in waters off Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties. Other shellfish harvests are shut down along Oregon's coast.

The most recent samples showed the highest-ever recorded concentrations of domoic acid in the internal organs of Dungeness crab, Ayres said.

"This is really unprecedented territory for us," said Ayres.


http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150805/us--toxic_algae_bloom-09fe98e793.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 28, 2015, 11:59:42 am
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dead-whales-washing-up-stranded-alaska-gulf-warmer-water-pacific/52033116
Scientists Baffled as 30 Large Whales Die in Mild Alaska Waters
8/28/15

Scientists are baffled as to what may be causing a high volume of whale deaths in the Gulf of Alaska this summer.

From May 2015 to mid-August, 30 large whales have stranded in the region, triggering an investigation into the cause of the "unusual mortality event," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service said in a statement.

"To date, this brings the large whale strandings for this region to almost three times the historical average," NOAA said.

The 11 fin whales, 14 humpback whales, one gray whale and four unidentified cetaceans have stranded along the shores of the Gulf of Alaska where water temperatures have consistently been above average for the four-month period.

In all of 2014, just five large whale strandings were reported in the western Gulf of Alaska.

Out of the 30 spotted whales, only one has been sampled as of Aug. 14. Most carcasses were floating and irretrievable, NOAA said.

While different species of whales prefer various climates, the fin whale and humpback whale can be found in most of the world's oceans. Humpback whales migrate to temperate and even polar waters during the summer before migrating back to tropical waters in the winter, according to the American Cetacean Society (ACS).

While fin whales are believed follow a similar pattern, taking to colder areas in the summer for feeding, the ACS said recent evidence suggests they may disperse across deep ocean waters.

In May when the strandings began, water temperatures in the region hovered a couple of degrees above normal in the mid-40s F, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines said.

"Current water temperatures are also couple of degrees above normal," he said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on August 31, 2015, 02:48:55 pm
Anthrax kills 300 buffaloes in Kenya and mysterious disease kills 100 goats in India

Mysterious disease outbreaks are killing large numbers of animals.
Anthrax kills 300 buffaloes in Kenya and mysterious disease kills 100 goats in India.

s reported by Outbreak News Today, anthrax has killed over 300 buffaloes in Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya. The outbreak is ongoing and the number of animals affected is steadily growing. The mass die-off has about 10% of the 4500 buffaloes living in the reserve. Other animals like rhinos, Rothschild giraffes, elands, impalas, warthogs and Thomson gazelles have also been touched by the Anthrax outbreak.

In India, now, a mysterious disease is killing goats and panic farmers. Symptoms of cold and fever were diagnosed for all dead goats. As for the Anthrax outbreak in Africa, it seems that the Indian goats contracted the disease after grazing and only at night.

http://strangesounds.org/2015/08/anthrax-kills-300-buffaloes-in-kenya-and-mysterious-disease-kills-100-goats-in-india.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on September 04, 2015, 01:07:05 pm
Mysterious death of 60,000 saiga antelopes in 4 days baffles Kazakhs scientists

Within 4 days, 60,000 antelopes have died in Kazakhstan.
And the worst is that nobody knows why.

In May 2015, nearly half of all the highly endangered saiga antelopes died offs, a critically endangered antelope that roams the steppe of Kazakhstan, died off mysteriously.

But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died. By early June, the mass dying was over.

Is has been scientifically shown that the mass kill involved bacteria. But how these normally harmless microbes could take such a toll is still a mystery.

The extent of this die-off, and the speed it had, by spreading throughout the whole calving herd and killing all the animals, this has not been observed for any other species. It’s really unheard of.

The die-off started during the calving period.

 
Read more about this mystery mass die-off
http://strangesounds.org/2015/09/60000-saiga-die-off-mystery-kazakhstan.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on September 14, 2015, 10:16:27 am
Hundreds of mysterious eels wash up on Wasaga Beach and nobody knows why

Hundreds of weird fish are currently washing up on Wasaga Beach.
Mysterious eels, unprecedent die-off, but what is going on the Nottawasaga River, Ontario?

VIDEO: http://strangesounds.org/2015/09/mysterious-eels-die-off-wasaga-beach-canada.html

Hundreds of mysterious eels have washed up on shore near the mouth of the Nottawasaga River and nobody knows why. Such an extreme mass die-off has never been experienced in the area. This is something completely foreign to residents’ eyes.

Although not positively confirmed yet, these eels appear to be a a type of peacock eel normaly found in the tropical waters of Thailand, India and Burma… That would be the first known report of peacock eels in the Great Lakes.

So what are these exotic and mysterious eels doing in Canada? Yes, how did they get here is the real concern. Maybe somebody has released the eels into the wild? But how to explaine their high numbers? Can they survive winter and establish a population? OMG were are getting invaded by creepy little fish.

http://strangesounds.org/2015/09/mysterious-eels-die-off-wasaga-beach-canada.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on September 20, 2015, 07:16:42 am
Hundreds of baby dolphins strand mysteriously along the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria, but nobody cares about

In August 2015 more than 200 dolphin calves were stranded at the Black sea coast of Bulgaria.
But nobody cares about this mysterious and critical baby dolphins mass die-off.

More than 250 baby dolphins have been reported dead from 25 July to 25 August, 2015. However, another 42 cases have not been added yet… And probably more.

This unprecedent dolphin mass die-off is being mapped, monitored and investigated by Keep Coral, a group of citizens and Green Balkans, environmetal experts.

But officials remain inactive although knowing about this mysterious mass die-off.

According to unofficial versions, this anomalous dolphin kill is linked to human activities such as seismic surveys or field studies for oil deposits. Other possible causes of mortality are military exercises, naturally disease or infection, toxic pollution in the sea, any natural disasters (earthquake, explosion, sonar, etc.), death by decompression and commercial fishing.

http://strangesounds.org/2015/09/hundreds-of-baby-dolphins-strand-mysteriously-along-the-black-sea-coast-in-bulgaria-but-nobody-cares-about.html


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 25, 2015, 09:22:40 am
Dead walruses found on northwest Alaska beach
9/24/15
http://news.yahoo.com/dead-walruses-found-northwest-alaska-beach-022225714.html

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Walrus carcasses were found last week on a northwest Alaska beach, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the deaths appear to be natural.

The animals were discovered near Point Lay at the same location where 35,000 walrus were spotted on shore Sept. 2.

An employee of the U.S. Geological Survey provided a photo of the walrus carcasses to Fish and Wildlife, the service said in Thursday release.

The service said it is analyzing the photos to determine if the carcasses are new or old and trying to determine an age range of the walruses. An investigator will then have to confirm onsite.

The service said foul play is not suspected, and the carcasses were intact. It did not provide a number of dead walruses.

Walruses gathered in huge herds can stampede if approached by a polar bear, hunter or airplane. Young animals can be crushed in the rush to reach the safety of ocean water. The carcasses of more than 130 mostly young walruses were counted after a stampede in September 2009 at Alaska's Icy Cape.

The cause of death of the animals at Point Lay has not been determined.

The U.S. Attorney in Alaska is overseeing the investigation of 25 walruses found dead and reported shot at Cape Lisburne about 100 miles southwest of Point Lay.

Cape Lisburne is the site of an Air Force radar station staffed by a handful of personnel. A person connected to the station reported the dead walruses and sent a photo of the animals to the Fish and Wildlife Service. Heads and tusks were removed from some of the animals. Federal prosecutors said this week they cannot comment on the case.

The fate of the walrus has become a cause for concern as climate warming diminishes summer sea ice and the polar ice cap recedes beyond the shallow outer continental shelf over water too deep for walruses to reach clams and snails on the ocean floor.

Walruses in large numbers on shore were first spotted on the U.S. side of the Chukchi Sea in 2007. An estimated 35,000 walruses gathered on a herd near Point Lay last year and again on Sept. 2.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2015, 06:59:30 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/endangered-fur-seals-dying-california-coast-004501491.html
Endangered fur seals dying on California coast
9/29/15

Los Angeles (AFP) - Eighty fur seals have been found stranded or dead on California's coast so far this year, eight times more than normal, scientists said.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said 42 of the seals were found dead and the remainder were found alive but half-starving.

The NOAA said on Tuesday it was declaring an Unusual Mortality Event in light of the strandings and deaths, a designation that allows for more federal funds to be allocated for the threatened species.

Teneya Norris, of the Marine Mammal Center which is caring for some of the animals, attributed the strandings to changes in the availability of food due to ocean-warming trends.

"These stranded animals are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of animals affected by the unusually warm water temperatures we've been seeing off the coast," Norris said.

The fur seals were nearly brought to extinction in the late 1800s because of hunting and today about 10,000 remain.

They breed almost exclusively on Guadalupe Island, off the Mexican coast, and little is known about the species.

In 2013, the NOAA also sounded the alarm on California's sea lions after hundreds became stranded along the coast.

Norris said while the number of fur seals stranded is significantly lower than the 1,300 sea lions rescued this year, the influx was distressing.

"While these numbers might not sound like a lot, for a threatened species it's actually a big warning sign that we need to pay attention to what's happening in our oceans," she said.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on October 02, 2015, 08:25:57 am
Thousands of fish discovered dead along the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia baffle scientists

Nobody knows why these fish died!
But one thing is sure… Thousands of dead sardines are covering the shores of of Yanbu’ al Bahr, a major Red Sea port in the Al Madinah province of western Saudi Arabia.

Some unofficial sources speak from pollution and industrial wastes, others from changing water properties responsible for the killing of these thousands of fish dead. What about industrial contamination and sewage changing the properties of the water.

https://youtu.be/dqOT_MUTOcc

Times are alarming after the reports of hundreds of dead walruses and killed wildebeest.

http://strangesounds.org/2015/10/thousands-of-fish-discovered-dead-along-the-red-sea-coast-in-saudi-arabia-baffle-scientists.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on October 02, 2015, 08:27:32 am
Hundreds of dead walruses pile up on beaches in Alaska and nobody knows why

Walrus carcasses were found last week on a northwest Alaska beach near Point Lay.

The animals were discovered at the same location where 35,000 walrus were spotted on shore Sept. 2. But the cause of death of the animals at Point Lay has not been determined.

As by humans, walruses gathered in huge herds can stampede if approached by a polar bear, hunter or airplane.

During such events, young animals can be crushed in the rush to reach the safety of ocean water.

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As explained by AP, ‘[…] The fate of the walrus has become a cause for concern as climate warming diminishes summer sea ice and the polar ice cap recedes beyond the shallow outer continental shelf over water too deep for walruses to reach clams and snails on the ocean floor. […]‘

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The last two years, walruses have gathered in large numbers on a herd near Point Lay.

http://strangesounds.org/2015/10/hundreds-of-dead-walruses-pile-up-on-beaches-in-alaska.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: RickStudy on October 22, 2015, 04:13:17 pm
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Mark 13:20


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on November 04, 2015, 08:02:14 pm
Millions of starfish killed by mysterious disease that is causing sea stars to commit suicide

Millions of starfish along the Pacific coast are dying due to a mysterious disease that causes the sea stars to devour themselves.

Scientists worked over the last two years to finally determine the origin of this weird suicide behavior.

Sea stars are indeed devouring themselves along the coastline from Mexico to Alaska due to a virus dubbed the Sea Star Associated Densovirus, or SSaDV.

This mysterious disease causes white lesions to appear before the animal’s body sags, ruptures and spills out its internal organs.

http://strangesounds.org/2015/11/millions-of-starfish-killed-by-mysterious-disease-that-is-causing-sea-stars-to-commit-suicide.html


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Post by: Mark on November 22, 2015, 05:13:11 pm
Mystery as 337 whales are discovered dead in remote waters of Patagonia – Largest whale die-off ever registered

This is a massive whale mass die-off. Actually the largest ever seen. On June 23, 2015, a group of scientists discovered the bodies of 337 dead whales in the remote waters of Patagonia between the Gulf of Penas and Puerto...

Read more
http://strangesounds.org/2015/11/mystery-as-337-whales-are-discovered-dead-in-remote-waters-of-patagonia-largest-whale-die-off-ever-registered.html


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Post by: Mark on January 13, 2016, 09:26:14 pm
Apocalyptical cuttlefish mass die-off in Chile unexplained

Thousands of cuttlefish mysteriously washed up on Santa Maria off Coronel, Chile on January 12, 2016.
The cause of the mass die-off remains unexplained.

The animals appeared in the South Island Harbor.

Scientists have started insvestigating the possible causes for this mysterious and apocalyptical mass die-off.

First images of this mass kill were widespread by Mayor Leonidas Romeros on Twitter.

Toxicological tests are now underway.

While it may be natural, this cuttlefish mass die-off may also result from water contamination.

http://strangesounds.org/2016/01/cuttlefish-mass-die-off-chile-mystery-video-picture.html


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Post by: Mark on January 13, 2016, 09:27:05 pm
Animal mass die-offs 2016

January 13 2016, Netherlands – Five 25 to 40 feet long sperm whales die on Texel Dutch. Link

January 12 2016, Chile – Thousands of cuttlefish mysteriously wash up on Santa Maria de Coronel. Link and Strange Sounds

January 12 2016, India – More than 80 whales washed ashore on the Bay of Bengal coast at the Manapad beach in Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu state, India. Link

January 11 2016, USA – Infamously mysterious and bizarre-looking deep sea ragfish washes up in the Alaskan city of Gustavus. Link

January 10 2016, New Zealand – Hundreds of dead fish and eels near Hawke’s Bay. Link

January 9 2016, New Zealand – Blood red water as hundred thousands of krill wash up on Otago Beach. Link

January 8 2016, USA – Hundreds of dead sea stars along with the 7800 murres. Link

January 8 2016, USA – Thousands of dead fish found dead in Gulfport, Florida. Link

January 8 2016, Nigeria – 330,000 birds killed due to avian flu outbreak. Link

January 8 2016, Taiwan – Avian flu threatens tens of thousands of birds. Link

January 8 2016, UK – Tens of thousands of dead starfish and jellyfish along the coasts of Sussex and Hampshire. Link

January 7 2016, Mexico – Hundreds of migratory birds found dead near Cueramaro. Link

January 6 2016, USA – 7,800 dead murres along a little over a mile of beach in Whittier, Alaska… That’s five dead birds per meter of beach. Link

January 6 2016, UK – 35ft whale found dead on Shoebury beach. Link

January 5 2016, Malaysia – Hundreds of dead fish washed up in Sungai Toggek in Gebeng, Pahang due to possible bauxite contamination. Link and Link

January 4 2016, Brazil – Thousands of fish dead in the Laguna de Marica. Link

January 4 2016, Vietnam – Hundreds of tons of farmed fish found dead in the Cai river in Bien Hoa city. Link

January 4 2016, Scotland – Killer whale found dead on a beach of Tiree. Link

January 4 2016, Philippines – 24-foot whale shark found dead in Siargao village. Link

January 4 2016, Canada – Pilot whale found dead at Benoit’s Cove. Link

January 3 2016, Zimbabwe – Drought kills 1 300 cattle in Chipinge. Link

January 2 2016, USA – Fish found dead at Vanderbilt Beach, Florida. Link

January 2 2016, Vietnam – Fish kill in the Dong Nai Province. Link

January 2 2016, USA – 40,000 dairy cattle die during storm Goliath in Texas and New Mexico. Link

January 2 2016, Indonesia – Thousands of fish mysteriously die in the River Kerumutan. Link

January 1 2016, USA – Hundreds of starving sea birds known as Common Murres have been found grounded, unable to fly throughout areas of Southcentral Alaska. Link

http://strangesounds.org/animal-mass-die-off-strange-behaviors


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 13, 2016, 09:30:40 pm
http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/nthamerica/2016/01/13/investigation-into-seabird-deaths.html
1/13/16
Investigation into seabird deaths
Published: 4:55 pm, Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Federal scientists have launched an investigation after thousands of seabirds turned up dead in Alaska.

The remains of an estimated 8000 common murres were discovered last week on a mile-long section of beach at Whittier, a community on Prince William Sound 60 miles south of Anchorage.

US Geological Survey researcher John Piatt said winter die-offs of murres have taken place before, but that the number at Whittier is unprecedented.

Experts have said the birds appear to have starved to death. Laboratory tests have found no parasites or diseases in the carcasses.

Kathy Kuletz, a US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologist, said warming ocean surface temperatures may have affected the fish that common murres feed on.

A 2008 agency study found that previous die-offs of the species took place when surface temperatures increased by just a few degrees.

David Irons, a former biologist for the USFWS, alerted colleagues after finding the birds in Whittier.

He told the Alaska Dispatch News: 'It's a regular part of their life history, but I would say this is the most extreme I have ever seen or heard of.'

Experts have said the birds were dangerously underweight and emaciated.

Mr Piatt told the newspaper: 'These birds are wicked skinny - no fat reserves.

'It's an awful way to die, and they're dying en masse.'

Alaska is thought to be home to an estimated 2.8 million breeding common murres in 230 colonies.

- See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/nthamerica/2016/01/13/investigation-into-seabird-deaths.html#sthash.ExOuTcat.dpuf


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Post by: Mark on January 27, 2016, 09:00:38 pm
Tens of thousands of starfish wash up in the Gulf of Mexico: Experts at a loss for the carnage!

Thousands of dead starfish are washing ashore and spread across about a mile of beach in Port St. Joe
A video courtesy of Susan Whiten shows tens of thousands of dead starfish washing up near Windmark beach in Florida as she took a stroll with her husband.

It's just another sad mass die off of marine life which appears to be happening around the world recently
The increase in fish die-offs around the globe is staggering to say the least and the starfish die off since 2011 is say scientists, one of the biggest dieoff''s ever recorded but they were only dying off along the West Coast of America, now they are showing up in the Gulf of Mexico.

Since last September fish die off have been common in this area because of the red tide algae bloom but this is the first report of starfish....

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they won't be able to tell what killed this many starfish since their tissue dries out fast, and they're unable to test it.

They said, though, environmental factors like this cold weather and recent storms likely played a large factor.

http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/01/tens-of-thousands-of-starfish-wash-up.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 26, 2016, 09:48:02 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/25/us/florida-fish-kill/index.html
3/25/16
Fish kill in Florida: 'Heartbreaking images' seen for miles

(CNN) — Florida may be the fishing capital of the world, but you'd never know it from the latest scenes around the state's Indian River Lagoon.

Usually idyllic beaches, waterways and estuaries near the massive, biodiverse ecosystem along central Florida's Atlantic coast are littered with scores of dead, rotting fish; an estimated hundreds of thousands of them are floating belly up in brackish, polluted water as far as the eye can see.

"The heartbreaking images can be seen for miles," said Mike Conner, who has been fishing the area since the 1970s. "All up and down the coast, it's the same story, and it could get worse before it gets better."

But the devastation isn't merely what is visible on the surface; it runs far deeper.

El Nino has soaked Florida recently, even during its usual "dry season."

In January, parts of central Florida received triple the amount of rain they normally do for the month. All that rainwater eventually made its way into estuaries via urbanized neighborhoods, picking up fertilizer and other pollutants along the way.

But that's not all.

Temperatures were warmer than usual during the winter, allowing a toxic algae bloom and brown tide to deplete the water of oxygen.

Ed Garland, a spokesman for the St. John River Water Management District, said officials can't determine the effect from the brown tide on the seagrass yet since the water is too cloudy. In 2011, more than half of the seagrass reportedly died off, and there are still damaged areas from that die-off.

These scenes are no doubt jarring to the eyes -- and not to mention the nose -- but state environmental officials said they have happened before.

"Fish kills happen all the time," said Kelly Richmond of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. "This is a massive kill, but there are fish kills all over the state."

However, Richmond conceded, "We have had brown tide there before but nothing to this extent."

The impact extends beyond the shores of the Indian River Lagoon -- comprised of the Mosquito, Banana River and Indian River lagoons -- and into the pocketbooks of Floridians, especially those in the state's two most profitable industries: tourism and fishing.

"Our oysters are dead, seagrasses are dead," said Conner, the fisherman. "It (will be) hard to recover. You never fully recover."


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2016, 07:42:23 pm
100 starlings mysteriously fall from the sky in Redding, California

About 100 starlings were found dead along Interstate 5 north of Redding, California.
State officials are baffled and trying to figure out the origin of this bird mass die-off.

After hundreds of crows in Michigan and 13 bald eagles in Maryland, it’s now the residents of Redding, California who are confronted with an enigmatic mass die-off of nearly 100 starlings that suddenly fall from the sky.

The birds were first spotted on Saturday, March 26, 2016, along the I-5 just before the Wonderland Boulevard exit.

This is the first time official biologists hear about a bird die off in the region. And it is often hard to figure out what happened.

Were the birds killed by a passing car or truck? Or were they poisoned? Did they have any sickness?

The birds that weren’t in the roadway didn’t seem to show signs of trauma from crashing into vehicles or being struck. And if they were killed by disease or poison, why they would all be together. very unusual, very rare!

The mysterious bird kill remains unexplained.

https://youtu.be/JxQbungsrRw

http://strangesounds.org/2016/03/100-starlings-mysteriously-fall-from-the-sky-in-redding-california-video.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on April 17, 2016, 07:40:34 pm
Thousands of dead swordfish cover paradise Lopes Mendes beach, Brazil

http://strangesounds.org/2016/04/thousands-dead-swordfish-lopes-mendes-beach-brazil-picture-video.html


Millions of dead sardines float on Queule River, Chile – Ecosystem collapse!

http://strangesounds.org/2016/04/millions-dead-sardines-floatqueule-river-chile-pictures-video-april-2016.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 09, 2016, 06:53:30 pm
All Of A Sudden, Fish Are Dying By The MILLIONS All Over The Planet

Why are millions upon millions of dead sea creatures suddenly washing up on beaches all over the world?  It is certainly not unusual for fish and other inhabitants of our oceans to die.  This happens all the time.  But over the past month we have seen a series of extremely alarming mass death incidents all over the planet.  As you will see below, many of these mass death incidents have involved more than 30 tons of fish.  In places such as Chile and Vietnam, it has already gotten to the level where it has started to become a major national crisis.  People see their coastlines absolutely buried in dead sea creatures, and they are starting to freak out.

For example, just check out what is going on in Chile right now.  The following comes from a Smithsonian Magazine article entitled “Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals?“…

Compared to other countries, Chile is almost all coast, and that geographical fluke means that the country is known for its beautiful beaches. But that reputation may be on the wane thanks to a new sight on Chilean shores: dead animals. Lots of them. Heaps of them, in fact. As Giovanna Fleitas reports for the Agence France-Presse, the South American country’s beaches are covered with piles of dead sea creatures—and scientists are trying to figure out why.

Tales of dead animals washing up on shore are relatively common; after all, the ocean has a weird way of depositing its dead on shore. But Chile’s problem is getting slightly out of hand. As Fleitas writes, recent months have not been kind to the Chilean coast, which has played host to washed-up carcasses of over 300 whales, 8,000 tons of sardines, and nearly 12 percent of the country’s annual salmon catch, to name a few.

Authorities in Chile are scrambling to come up with a reason for why this is happening, but nobody appears to be quite sure what is causing this tsunami of death.

In Vietnam, things are even worse.  At this point, so many dead fish and clams have been washing up along the coast that soldiers have been deployed to bury them…

Millions of fish have washed up dead along a 125-kilometre stretch of the Vietnamese coast in one of the communist country’s worst environmental disasters.

Soldiers have been deployed to bury tonnes of fish, clams and the occasional whale that began dying in early April along the north-central coast, including some popular tourist beaches.

Vietnamese officials facing growing anger over the disaster have not announced the official cause of the deaths, which have affected the livelihoods of tens of thousands of families.

Elsewhere in Asia, there have been similar incidents.  For example, CNN is reporting that one lake in southern China is currently dealing with 35 tons of dead fish…

At least 35 tons of dead fish appeared in a lake in southern China, leaving residents stunned.

The piles of fish washed up in a lake in Hainan province on Wednesday, Chinese state media reported.

Residents expressed concerns on pollution, but local authorities said the fish died as a result of salinity change.

On the other side of the world, similar incidents have also happened in major lakes.  Here is one example from Bolivia…

Thousands of dead fish have washed up onto the shores of a lake in Bolivia.

Just before they died, some of the fish had just hatched from their eggs in lake Alalay, in the central Bolivian city of Cochabamba.

No one yet knows the number of dead fish, but they have stockpiled five cubic metres (177 cubic feet) so far, so it’s possible there is over a tonne of dead fish in the lake.

And here is an example from Brazil…

More than 200 tons of dead fish were removed from the Furnas Lake on Sunday (1st) in Alfenas (MG). According to the Military Police of the Environment, both fish raised in ponds, networks and those who are released, all of the tilapia species in the lake were affected. The damage to the psicultores is estimated at around R $ 900 thousand.

I could go on and on all day with examples such as these.

Just within the last month, 40 tons of fish died in India, 65 tons of fish died in Cambodia, 70 tons of fish died in Colombia, and millions of fish “suddenly died” in Indonesia.

So why is this happening?

I don’t know.

Could it be possible that these mass deaths are somehow related to the alarming earth changes that we see happening all around us?

Without a doubt, we have seen a dramatic rise in seismic activity during the early portions of 2016.  There has been a series of very destructive earthquakes around the world in recent months, and once dormant volcanoes are coming to life all over the globe with distressing regularity.

Of course humanity has done much to destroy the planet as well, and we continue to deal with the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  I do think that it is very interesting to note that most of these mass fish deaths have happened in nations that border the Pacific Ocean.

I am certainly not claiming to have an answer for why so many fish are dying.  All I know is that millions upon millions of dead fish are washing up on shores all over the globe, and people are really starting to freak out about this.

We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and major disasters seem to be getting more frequent and more intense.  Just look at what is happening up in Alberta right now.

I believe that we are entering the “perfect storm” that myself and so many others have been warning about for so long.

Or could it be possible that I am just being overly dramatic?

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/all-of-a-sudden-fish-are-dying-by-the-millions-all-over-the-planet


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 10, 2016, 07:40:47 pm
Cataclysmic mass die-offs continue in Chile: Millions of prawns and hundred cormorants found dead in Chile
http://strangesounds.org/2016/05/mysterious-mass-die-off-chile-millions-dead-praws-hundred-cormorans-chile-beach-arica.html


40,000 tonnes of salmon and 8,000 tonnes of sardines die along coastal Chile since beginning of 2016
http://strangesounds.org/2016/05/40000-tonnes-salmon-8000-tonnes-sardines-die-chile-2016-video.html


Millions of dead fish wash ashore on Vietnamese coast
http://www.smh.com.au/world/millions-of-dead-fish-wash-up-on-vietnams-coast-in-huge-environmental-disaster-20160506-goo2bo.html#ixzz47yTDq4h9


Thousands of fish die in lake in Bolivia still a mystery
http://www.smh.com.au/world/millions-of-dead-fish-wash-up-on-vietnams-coast-in-huge-environmental-disaster-20160506-goo2bo.html#ixzz47yTDq4h9




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 14, 2016, 06:27:21 pm
Mysterious die-offs continue: 300 snow geese asphixiated in Idaho and thousands of jellyfish die in Chile

http://strangesounds.org/2016/05/mysterious-die-offs-300-snow-geese-poisoned-idaho-thousands-jellyfish-die-chile.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on May 27, 2016, 06:59:36 pm
Millions of red tuna crabs wash up on Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California

http://strangesounds.org/2016/05/millions-red-crabs-monterey-california-del-monte-beach-mass-stranding.html


Hundreds of thousands of dead fish mysteriously wash up along Grand Isle beach, Louisiana

http://strangesounds.org/2016/05/hundred-thousands-dead-fish-grand-isle-beach-louisiana-mystery-video.html


Chile’s red tide and mass die-off video update

http://strangesounds.org/2016/05/chiles-red-tide-and-mass-die-off-video-update.html




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 27, 2016, 07:05:40 pm
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Hundreds of thousands of dead fish mysteriously wash up along Grand Isle beach, Louisiana

http://strangesounds.org/2016/05/hundred-thousands-dead-fish-grand-isle-beach-louisiana-mystery-video.html

When I used to live in New Orleans, I went to Grand Isle a couple of times to fish - a very wide place in terms of catching a lot of fish. We had to pay a fee to get a fishing spot, but we caught tons of fish that day.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on June 13, 2016, 05:41:14 pm
Thousands of red tuna crabs wash up on Mission Beach, San Diego

http://strangesounds.org/2016/06/thousands-red-tuna-crabs-mission-beach-san-diego-video.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on June 25, 2016, 06:31:01 pm
Thousands of dead crabs and sea stars mysteriously wash ashore in Port Aransas, Texas

http://strangesounds.org/2016/06/thousands-of-crabs-and-sea-stars-mysteriously-washe-ashore-in-port-aransas-texas.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on July 22, 2016, 08:32:24 pm
New mysterious mass die-off of at least 70 pilot whales in the region of Aysen, Chile

http://strangesounds.org/2016/07/new-mysterious-mass-die-off-70-pilot-whales-aysen-chile-video.html




Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on August 06, 2016, 05:30:16 pm
Largest fish kill in 10 years in Nueva Venecia, Colombia

Nueva Venecia is currently experiencing the largest fish kill of the last 10 years.

This new mass die-off in the area is blamed to low oxygen levels… Officials say.

Fish, fish and fish… Dead at the surface of the water! This is what fishermen of Nueva Venecia, Colombia, are currently reporting again.

Tons of them are floating on the water. According to officials, they all died from lack of oxygen. But due to what? Pollution? They don’t want to say more!

These fish are the main economic resource for thousands of families living in villages around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIWm_thQQVw

http://strangesounds.org/2016/08/largest-fish-kill-10-years-in-nueva-venecia-colombia-video.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2016, 07:55:15 am
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hundreds-of-thousands-of-dead-fish-wash-into-new-jersey-marina/ar-BBvYM0o?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash into New Jersey marina

8/24/16

KEANSBURG, N.J.  — Hundreds of thousands of dead fish washed into a marina in Keansburg, New Jersey, following a massive fish kill in a nearby creek, CBS New York reported.

According to CBS New York chopper reporter Joe Biermann, the 3-to-4-inch dead fish have completely surrounded many boats.

“We’re talking hundreds of thousands of fish, if not millions of fish,” said Bob Considine of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The DEP said the type of fish that washed into the marina over the past couple of days is known as a peanut bunker. They were most likely chased into the marina off of Laurel Avenue by either blue fish or skates in Raritan Bay.

The peanut bunker fish all died due to low oxygen levels in the marina.

“Basically, there wasn’t enough oxygen in the water to sustain them,” Considine said.

This is causing a lot of problems for boaters as a lot of engines are encased in the fish.

The dead fish have been sending a pungent smell across the area.

“It’s bad, it’s enough to gag you,” one resident said. “It smells like a sewer plant backed up and let out in the water.”

Frank Dean manages a couple of marinas in Keansburg. He said also said the combination of a million dead fish and mid-August temperatures has made for a nasty, stinky brew.

“You know if you leave fish in the garbage can for a couple of days and it’s hot out, it’s going to smell,” he said. “Well that’s the smell.”

Keansburg Mayor George Hoff said they are taking care of the fish that washed up on the beach.

“Right behind us in the creek we really can’t do much about it because it would be a massive clean-up effort, but on our beach where they washed up, our Department of Public Works is taking care of it,” Hoff said.”

The DEP said they don’t know how long the clean-up will take.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 16, 2016, 08:52:19 am
https://gma.yahoo.com/thousands-dead-fish-turn-york-bay-state-environmental-180204685--abc-news-topstories.html#
Tens of Thousands of Dead Fish Turn Up in New York Bay, State Environmental Officials Launch Investigation
11/15/16

Tens of thousands of dead fish have reportedly turned up in Shinnecock Bay in Hampton Bays, New York, prompting the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to launch an investigation.

Predatory fish likely chased the "large, dense school of bunker (Atlantic menhaden) and other bait fish" into the Long Island bay's canal early Monday morning, state officials told ABC News today in a statement.

The fish were apparently trapped when the canal gates closed around 3 a.m. A preliminary field analysis suggested that the fish likely died because of "a lack of dissolved oxygen and the high density of fish," the conservation department added.

The dead fish then entered the bay and washed ashore after the canal's gates opened at 10 a.m., state officials said.

The sight and smell of the thousands of dead fish bothered locals on Monday, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.

"I don’t remember any day or any time like this," Hampton Bays resident Jerry Ippolito told WABC. "This is the worst."

East Quogue resident Nikki Perry said, "I think it's horrible. It's a shame."


But "the fish kill does not suggest any impacts to the health of Shinnecock Bay," state officials said, adding that environmental workers have collected water samples for further analysis.

As a precaution, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has also collected water samples to test for pathogens, nutrients and pesticides, department spokeswoman Grace Kelly-McGovern said.

The results of the tests will likely be available in a few weeks, she told ABC News today.

She added that most of the fish are no longer on the bay's shore and likely sank to the bottom of the bay or were swept out to sea by the tides.


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on February 06, 2017, 04:41:56 am
More than 3,700 dead birds suddenly drop from the sky in the Yolo Bypass in Sacramento

http://strangesounds.org/2017/02/dead-birds-yolo-bypass-sacramento-california-video-mass-die-off.html


Enormous jellyfish mass die-off turns sand beaches in blue in Australia (video)

http://strangesounds.org/2017/02/jellyfish-die-off-australia-video-pictures.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on February 08, 2017, 04:47:00 pm
Thousands of Dead Bees Wash Ashore on Naples Beach

A bee expert told WBBH that seeing bees wash up at the beach is very unusual

Thousands of dead and dying bees are washing up on a popular beach in Southern Florida.

Naples beach goers had to watch where they stepped Tuesday after some people say they have been stung just along the shoreline, according to NBC affiliate WBBH-TV.

Martha Duff lives in Naples and recently had a painful encounter with the bees.

"I've been stung a couple of times and at first, I didn't know what it was and then I realized and then I had an allergic reaction," Duff said.

Naples residents say the problem started only a few days ago. They are both concerned and confused.

"Why are there bees? Where are they coming from? And why are they in a very specific area of the beach?" Duff said.

A bee expert told WBBH that seeing bees wash up at the beach is very unusual. The cause could be anything from a nearby pesticide spraying forcing them to the water or a swarm flying overhead that became exhausted and flew into the water.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Thousands-of-Dead-Bees-Wash-Ashore-on-Naples-Beach-413107353.html


Title: Re: Hosea 4:3 being fulfilled? Thousands of Birds and Fish Suddenly Die!!!
Post by: Mark on February 13, 2017, 06:26:52 pm
150,000 salmon die in Chile while thousands of dead fish appear in Colombia alarming fishermen
http://strangesounds.org/2017/02/150000-salmons-die-chile-thousands-dead-fish-colombia-alarm-fishermen-pictures.html


Over 300 whales die in the third largest stranding in New Zealand’s history
http://strangesounds.org/2017/02/over-300-whales-die-in-biggest-recent-stra