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« Reply #240 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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« Reply #241 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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« Reply #242 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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« Reply #243 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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« Reply #244 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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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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« Reply #246 on: July 29, 2013, 05:30:51 pm »

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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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« Reply #247 on: July 29, 2013, 05:34:45 pm »

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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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« Reply #248 on: July 29, 2013, 05:38:20 pm »

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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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« Reply #249 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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« Reply #250 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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« Reply #251 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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« Reply #252 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
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"Environment officers are at the scene to monitor peroxide and oxygen levels."
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« Reply #253 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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« Reply #254 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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« Reply #255 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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« Reply #256 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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« Reply #257 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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« Reply #258 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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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]
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More destruction of commercial "get gain" operations of the world. No surprise.
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« Reply #261 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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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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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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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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« Reply #265 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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« Reply #266 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.
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« Reply #267 on: August 10, 2013, 12:06:39 pm »

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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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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
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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.
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