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« Reply #120 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
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« Reply #121 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."
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« Reply #122 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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« Reply #123 on: August 07, 2012, 03:02:24 pm »

its almost like a form of Judgment on a non repentant nation.
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« Reply #124 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.
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« Reply #125 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.
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« Reply #126 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.
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« Reply #127 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
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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.


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« Reply #128 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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« Reply #129 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.


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« Reply #130 on: September 05, 2012, 06:34:46 pm »

i always wondered what that smell was.  Cheesy and here i thought Canada just smelled fishy
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« Reply #131 on: September 06, 2012, 02:43:38 am »

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« Reply #132 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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« Reply #133 on: September 21, 2012, 10:46:33 am »

80 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach
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« Reply #134 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.
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« Reply #135 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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« Reply #137 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.
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« Reply #138 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.



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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thats kind of creepy
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« Reply #140 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
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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.

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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.
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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.
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« Reply #143 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.
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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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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.

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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.
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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
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1/15/13

Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up On Pawleys Island



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.
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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.
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