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« Reply #390 on: October 26, 2013, 07:10:16 pm »

http://roysecityheraldbanner.com/local/x703139778/Fish-die-off-likely-result-of-temperature-drop
10/19/13
2013 Fish die-off likely result of temperature drop

An estimated 1,500 to 2,500 fish in the lake at City Lake Park were killed Oct. 5-6, probably from oxygen depletion caused by a dramatic drop in temperature. Trevor Tanner, a wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department office that serves Rockwall County, said that’s the “likely cause” of the fish die-off. Tanner said the temperature dropped 30-plus degrees when the cold front arrived in Royse City on Oct. 5. That temperature drop, he said, probably caused the lake to turn over, sending warm water to the top and cool water to the bottom of the lake. That turnover, he said, likely depleted oxygen in the water, causing the fish to suffocate. Most of the fish killed were shad, small fish that are about three inches in length. He said they represented 1,500 to 2,000 of the total killed. Others included 40-50 bass and 15-20 catfish. The city lake possibly was affected because it probably isn’t very deep, Tanner said. Tanner said he believes there are still fish in the lake. “I think there are still some. I don’t think it was a total kill,” Tanner said. “It was a setback for the lake. There are still some fish there, but it will take time to recover. The lake lost some larger, older fish and it will take the remaining fish to grow to that size.” Tanner said there was no evidence that the fish die-off was caused by an influx of toxins or chemicals. Janey McPherson, director of planning and community development, said she received a call on Oct. 7 regarding dead fish in the lake. After a brief investigation, she called the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
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« Reply #391 on: October 26, 2013, 07:14:34 pm »

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/mysterious-hum-keeping-people-up-all-night-could-be-mating-fish-8900747.html
10/24/13

Mysterious hum keeping people up all night ‘could be mating fish’

A council investigation was launched in Hythe, Southampton after some people had to move away because of the drone ‘pulsating’ through their homes



A mysterious hum has been keeping people in Hampshire awake all night, and scientists have said there could be something fishy about it.
 
The noise “pulsates” through homes, forcing some residents of Hythe near Southampton to evacuate the area just to get a good night’s sleep.

People have complained to their local council, and the blame has been put on everything from heavy industry to the large cargo ships coming in at Southampton Docks – some residents have even gone to the doctor thinking they had tinnitus.

Scientists now think that the noise is being caused by fish, competing to out-hum one another as part of an unusual mating ritual.

Male Midshipman fish let out a deep, resonating drone which attracts females and acts as a challenge to other males. They are nocturnal creatures, but once they get going can keep up the distracting hum all night.

Unfortunately for the residents of Hythe, the noise created by the Midshipman is of such a low frequency and long wavelength that it can carry through the ground, walls, and into homes.

This is not the first time fish have been blamed for keeping people up at night – a number of US cities suffer their droning on a regular basis.

But it was a problem which stumped various authorities in Southampton, including the National Oceanography Centre based there.

An investigation earlier this month launched by the Environment Agency and the New Forest District Council also produced no results, and it wasn’t until the Scottish Association for Marine Science waded in that a possible answer was found.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Dr Ben Wilson said: “It's not beyond the realms of possibility.

“There are certainly 'sonic fish' in the north Atlantic and the approaches to the English Channel.”


New Forest District Council received more than 30 complaints about the noise, with Linda Zammit from Woolston, Southampton, saying: “I thought I was going mad at first. I hear it every night unless it's windy or raining.

“It doesn't keep me awake but it stops me getting back to sleep if I do happen to wake up.”


Maria Dennett from Sholing, Southampton, said: “We regularly experience a humming noise at night.

“A few times we put it down to a neighbour's washing machine or dishwasher but it's happening so frequently that we know it's not the case.

“It's a really low pitched sound that literally pulsates through the house.”
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« Reply #392 on: October 27, 2013, 04:42:43 am »

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‘could be mating fish’

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Scientists, what a hoot!

If you were to take away from the English language such phrases as "could be...", "experts suggest", "initial findings..." etc and science would collapse in on itself.

I've for a long time been amazed at how science uses such loose, unspecific phrases for their "results". For a discipline that prides itself in scientific facts, they sure use what amounts to "I haven't got a clue" a lot.

But then these same people give awards for "theoretically" finding things.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #393 on: October 29, 2013, 02:50:08 pm »

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10/22/13
70: Fish are killed in polluted rivers in the interior of São Paulo

 Cetesb sent staff to the site to collect samples of water and inspect the industries in the region


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« Reply #394 on: October 30, 2013, 05:39:10 pm »

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/dead-birds-not-just-a-freak-event-20131030-2wgzd.html#ixzz2jCWh5p7P
10/31/13
Dead birds 'not just a freak event'

Muttonbirds are dying in their thousands nearly every year and much more frequently than ever before, washing up on the coast from Coffs Harbour to Tasmania.

On South Melbourne and Port Melbourne beaches on Wednesday beach cleaning contractor David Martinez picked up more than 150 short-tailed shearwater birds, a species of muttonbird. One day last week, he picked up a similar number.

At Lord Howe Island this month, 200 shearwater birds washed up for the first time in many years, Monash University seabird biologist Jennifer Lavers said. These deaths en masse, known as "wrecks", have been reported along the coast from Coffs Harbour to Tasmania, she said.

The short-tailed shearwater birds migrate 10,000 kilometres from the Bering Sea, between Alaska and Japan, to Australian shores in late September to nest. Dr Lavers said they have eaten little on their journey and are exhausted by the flight.

She said it was normal for wrecks to occur every 10 years, and this usually indicated a particularly "poor year" for the birds with storms or no fish available on arrival. However, major wrecks had occurred every second year since 2007, pointing to a wider problem, she said.

"We need to start asking the question of what is going on in the marine environment," Dr Lavers said.

"This isn't just a hiccough. This isn't just a freak event. It is not just that the fish have decided to relocate themselves for one or two years or three years. This is obviously an indication of a much wider problem."

Dr Lavers said the birds started washing up on the beach in late September. By this time, the female birds are often carrying their only egg for the year and journey to sea to hunt for food with breeding males. Dr Lavers hypothesised that they may have failed to find fish and this may have contributed to the deaths.

"You don't want to lose your adult breeders. It spells trouble for species," she said.

Department of Environment and Primary Industries senior biodiversity officer Mandy Watson said in a statement that the feed available in the northern summer could affect the birds' journey as well as storms.

"Stormy weather and strong winds make it difficult for birds if they are already in poor condition from the long migration and this can be enough to cause their death," Ms Watson said.


"It is common for large numbers of short-tailed shearwaters not to make it."

Dr Lavers agreed that weather could play a role.

"Heavy winds will do great things to them, but is it just the wind? I would say no," she said.

Weather bureau forecaster Andrea Peace confirmed that Melbourne Airport wind records since 1971 show October had been the equal windiest month on record, based on average winds. The average wind speed was 23 km/h for the month
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Dr Lavers said there were many bird rescue groups in Melbourne and advised untrained beachgoers not to touch them. She said that even after a long journey they were often "feisty" and could leave bloody gashes on hands and arms.

Ms Watson said all native wildlife was protected in Victoria. "Because of the risk of being bitten or any disease the birds may carry unqualified people should avoid handling the birds if possible," she said.
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« Reply #395 on: October 31, 2013, 08:06:23 pm »

http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/mysterious-fish-kill-puzzles-residents/2067439/
10/30/13
Questions as mass of dead fish washes up on Curtis Island

AN UNUSUALLY large number of dead fish was found on the shores of Curtis Island over the weekend, concerning residents who believe the fish kill was in the thousands.

While the deaths coincide with the annual natural algae spread, locals say the event doesn't usually affect so many fish, or such large specimens.

The Environment Department is monitoring the situation, and have warned people that touching the slimy-looking algae could cause skin irritations.
 
Curtis Island resident Cheryl Watson, who saw the fish kill on Saturday, said it was an annual event to see a few small dead fish around, but this was something else.

"We're not saying it's anything but the algae but it's an unusual circumstance to have such a variety and large fish," she said.

"The photos really don't show up the extent of it, they were in patches and tangled up in seaweed."

A spokesperson for the Environment Department said the cause of the fish remains unclear but it could be related to algae.

"Trichodesmium blooms occur naturally in tropical and sub-tropical water in late spring/summer typically disappearing within a few days," he said.

"There was a similar incident at Facing Island in 2011."

Fish deaths can be reported to EHP through the Pollution Hotline on 1300 130 372.
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« Reply #396 on: November 05, 2013, 12:50:46 pm »

http://gma.yahoo.com/west-coast-starfish-turning-goo-latest-mass-animal-112115025--abc-news-pets.html
West Coast Starfish Turning to 'Goo' Is Latest in Mass Wildlife Deaths
By LIZ FIELDS | Good Morning America – 4 hours ago
11/5/13

Marine biologists have reported widespread starfish die-offs along the West Coast, precipitated by a disease that causes their arms to fall off and the creatures to disintegrate and turn to "goo."

"Sea star wasting disease," has been flushing out a vast number of a particular five-legged species from tide pools, even wiping out up to 95 percent of the population, the AP reported.

Along the western coastline stretching from southeast Alaska to Santa Barbara, the Pisaster ochraceus starfish, also known as the purple sea star or ochre starfish, are dying of the disease which causes white, abscess-like lesions to form and spread across their bodies.

Wasting disease has been reported before in southern California in 1983-84, but it remained localized then.

The starfish population die-off is the latest in a series of mass animal deaths to occur this year. Click through to take a look at some more curious cases of late.

Giant Oarfish Wash up in California

Not one, but two giant sea serpent-like oarfish washed up on the beaches of southern California last month. The first discovery was made by a snorkeling marine scientist who wrestled the dead 18-foot monster (with help) to shore near Catalina, while the second so-called "discovery of a lifetime" was made in less than a week. The second oarfish measured at 13.5 feet, and was found washed up on a beach in Oceanside Harbor by bewildered beachgoers.

Test on the bizarrre fish failed to determine a cause of death.

The terrifying-looking and toothless oarfish is also known as a ribbon fish, possessing bony, silvery bodies and bright red-crested heads. They are thought to have spawned ancient folk tales about sea serpents.

Bees Turn Up in Parking Lot

More than 25,000 dead bees were found scattered across a parking lot in Wilsonville, Ore., in June this year, amid rapidly declining honeybee populations across North America. The cause of the deaths was later determined by the Department of Agriculture to have been related to an insecticide used on trees to kill aphids.

Across the U.S., mass bee die-offs have been attributed to colony collapse disorder, in which bees abruptly exit the hive and do not return. Beekeepers have reported losing up to 90 percent of their bee colonies since 2006, but still have no idea what causes the disorder, although one theory is that the bees are committing a type of "altruistic suicide" to save their nest-mates from dying of disease.

Manatees Threatened by Algae

So far, 2013 has been the deadliest year yet for Mantees off the Florida coast. A bloom of toxic algae that draws out essential oxygen from the water has killed at least 769 of the blubbery, seal-like mammals. The algae, also known as red-tide, settles on the sea grass that manatees feed on, which when eaten, can cause central nervous system problems, including seizures and difficulty lifting the head to breathe, eventually leading to death.

This year's number of manatee deaths was nearly double of that seen in 2012, which was then reported at around 392. Manatees are a protected species and have been highly affected by urban coastal development, and constantly face the danger of being struck by boats.

Pigs Dumped in Chinese River

When 6,000 pig carcasses were found floating in China's Huangpu River in March, many of Shanghai's 23 million residents who receive their primary water supply from the river, were unnerved. The reports from health officials who later determined that the pigs were infected with a disease known as porcine circovirus, only served to deepen their fears, although the government claimed that the water had not been contaminated and was safe to drink.

It was thought that the pigs had been dumped in a hurry (and on the cheap) because of a recent government crackdown on selling diseased pigs.

Dolphins Die of Virus on East Coast

 Hundreds of bottle-nosed dolphin deaths have been reported on the East Coast since July, which scientists are blaming on the outbreak of a dolphin virus similar to measles in humans.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tested 33 of the approximate 333 dolphins that had washed ashore since July 1, and found the immune system-suppressing morbillivirus in all but one of them.

The dolphin die-off this year is the highest recorded since a similar scale viral outbreak in 1987 and 1988. As dolphins have very little resistance to the virus, NOAA scientists say they expect that wild populations will continue to die until spring 2014.
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« Reply #397 on: November 05, 2013, 02:09:40 pm »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/03/shrimp-parasite_n_4207881.html
11/3/13
Shrimp Parasite Causing Mass Die-Off In Georgia, South Carolina As Black Gill Disease Spreads

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov 3 (Reuters) - The size of wild shrimp hauls off the southern Atlantic coast have plunged in recent months as a parasite has made it harder for the creatures to breathe, according to state wildlife officials in Georgia and South Carolina.

Experts said they believe black gill disease, caused by a tiny parasite, contributed to a die-off of white shrimp between August and October, typically the prime catch season.

The disease does not kill shrimp directly but hurts their endurance and makes them more vulnerable to predators
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"It's like the shrimp are smoking three packs of cigarettes a day, and now they're having to go run a marathon," said Mel Bell, director of South Carolina's Office of Fisheries Management.

"Shrimpers are reporting to us that they dump the bag on the deck, and the shrimp are just dead."

South Carolina shrimpers hauled in 44,000 pounds of shrimp in September, less than 6 percent of the September, 2012 catch of more than 750,000 pounds, Bell said.

The August take was down nearly 75 percent from the same month the previous year, he said.

Georgia shrimpers have caught fewer than half the number they usually catch in August, September and October, said Patrick Geer, chief of marine fisheries for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Wild-caught shrimp generate $6 million to $8-million in annual revenue in South Carolina and about $12 million a year in Georgia, officials said.

Bell said the shrimp is safe to eat as long as it has not spoiled. The parasite is only on its gills, which come off when the head is removed for human consumption.

A shrimp company operator in Florida said she had not seen black gill disease there this year.

"We have seen it in the past in Florida, but it's when the shrimp in Georgia have moved down," said Marilyn Solorzano, who operates Miss Marilyn Louise Shrimp Co. on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville
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"There haven't been enough shrimp in Georgia this year to move down to Florida," she said.

Researchers in Georgia are studying the life cycle of the parasite that causes black gill disease in hopes of finding a way to combat it, Geer said.

Officials blamed drought for earlier outbreaks in the last decade, but this year the U.S. Southeast saw record rainfall.

Too much rain changed water salinity and upset the delicate balance of salt and fresh water in the creeks where shrimp grow up, Bell said.

"When the shrimp are stressed, they're susceptible to being infected with the parasite," he said.

Wildlife agency officials in Georgia will meet with the state's shrimp association this month to determine just how bad the crop has been.

If data indicate a major decline, Georgia will apply for relief funds from the National Marine Fisheries Service, Geer said.

South Carolina officials have not determined whether to seek disaster relief, Bell said.

Tommy Edwards, a veteran shrimper in Charleston, said he is barely getting by.

"I'm not making any money," said Edwards, 52. "Normally, we have enough money where we're set for the winter and repairs and so forth, but we don't have enough for a month's worth of bills."

Black gill disease tends to taper off as waters get colder in November, officials said. (Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Ellen Wulfhorst)
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« Reply #398 on: November 05, 2013, 02:15:26 pm »

http://phys.org/news/2013-10-florida-manatees-dying.html
Florida manatees dying at record rates

Oct 31, 2013

Toxic algae blooms that deplete the water of essential oxygen are killing a record number of manatees in Florida this year, biologists say.

A total of 769 manatees have died trough Tuesday, making 2013 the deadliest year ever for the blubbery denizens of the deep found off the Florida coast, Save the Manatee Club announced.

With more than two months left this year, nearly twice the number of manatees have already died compared to all of 2012, which saw 392 confirmed manatee deaths.

The last record—766 dead manatees—was set in 2010, when an unusually cold winter and spring killed hundreds of the delicate creatures, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Manatees live near the coastline, and when the weather turns cold, they often shelter near springs or in warmer discharge canals at power plants to avoid the condition known as "cold stress," which can weaken and eventually kill the aquatic mammals.

"With 2013's catastrophic loss of manatee lives coming so close on the heels of the mass mortality suffered during 2010, the already difficult job to ensure the survival of these gentle and defenseless marine mammals has been made all the more challenging, and it's not over yet," said the club's executive director Patrick Rose.

"What we put into our waters, how much we pump from our aquifer and draw from our springs and rivers, together with how we use our waterways, all has an impact on our own lives and the lives of every aquatic species."

The club's director of science and conservation blamed two "unusual mortality events" for this year's major losses.

Toxic red-tide bloom killed 276 manatees this winter and spring in southwestern Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Most of the deaths took place in the Cape Cora-Fort Myers region off the Gulf coast
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The second event remains unexplained, but saw more than 100 manatees die of undetermined causes in Brevard County off the Atlantic coast.

Tripp said those deaths were linked to various algal blooms and the loss of 47,000 acres (19,000 hectares) of seagrass since 2010.

Of the total number of deaths this year, 123 were stillborn, newborn or young calves, in another record for that mortality category.

Manatees are a protected species in Florida, highly affected by urban development in recent years along the coast in the central and southern parts of the state.

In the bay of Miami, where families of three or four manatees are commonly spotted along the shore, many of the animals are killed after being struck by boats.
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« Reply #399 on: November 05, 2013, 02:20:20 pm »

http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/park-service-to-track-ailing-mojave-preserve-bighorn.html
Pneumonia Outbreak Prompts Tracking of Mojave Preserve Bighorn Sheep
10/31/13

Wildlife biologists will be putting radio collars on the Mojave National Preserve's bighorn sheep in early November to try and learn more about an outbreak of pneumonia that has killed more than a hundred animals.

Biologists from the National Park Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be flying over the Preserve's mountain ranges for four days starting November 3 to capture, examine, and collar bighorn sheep in an attempt to track the spread of the usually fatal respiratory disease. Tracking the animals' movements through the desert will give wildlife managers a better chance of finding ways to limit the disease's impact on the desert bighorn population.

Mojave National Preserve scientists suspect that the outbreak may have begun when sick domestic sheep were illegally dumped in the Preserve. Domestic sheep and goats are carriers for the disease, which does not occur naturally in desert bighorn sheep populations.

There seem to have been two distinct outbreaks of pneumonia in and near the Preserve since the first dead animals were found this summer, lending credence to the notion that multiple instances of sheep dumping are behind the problem. Wildlife biologists will survey mountains ranges just outside of the known outbreak centers by helicopter; any bighorn sheep they encounter will be netted, enabling crews to take nasal swab samples and affix GPS tracking collars provided by CDFW.

The data from the collars will allow scientists to track the spread of the disease through as-yet uninfected herds.

"The idea here is to have collared animals in the surrounding mountain ranges so we can have an early warning of the spread of the pathogen," Preserve science advisor Debra Hughson told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. "We can get a better understanding of the progression of the disease, its spread and impact on herds."

The outbreak of pneumonia was first noted in May in bighorns in the Old Dad Mountains, with a subsequent outbreak in the Marble Mountains south of the Preserve. Preserve rangers have also found domestic sheep carcasses at Halloran Summit in the northern regions of the Preserve, and pellets from domestic sheep at Foshay Pass near the Providence Mountains. Given that Foshay Pass is accessible only by a rugged dirt road, it's unlikely that truckers with livestock would be there unless they intended to dump sick or dead animals illegally.

Though at least a hundred bighorn have died of pneumonia in and near the Mojave National Preserve since the outbreak began, CDFW is still planning to hold this year's desert bighorn hunting season in the area. The Peninsular Ranges population of desert bighorn is listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but the Mojave National Preserve's bighorn enjoy no such protection. Opening Day is December 1.
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Trikala: Hundreds of dead fish in the river
October 25, 2013, 18:55

Huge is the ecological disaster in the riverbed Enipeas the tile Trikala, as hundreds of fish have been found dead over the past 48 hours the old bridge, just 50 meters from the first houses of the village.

Residents are particularly concerned about the situation and call the relevant departments to take all necessary steps to resolve the problem.  So far they have not identified the cause of infection.

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(AP) - Together supports people in Ha Tinh heavily damaged in the flood data, newspaper editor decided Reuters quoted 43 million from the Fund kindness given to many families of the dead and the door was washed away. 

As many provinces in central, continuous storms that swept through much of the mountainous districts of Ha Tinh province suffered heavily.  Latest statistics of Ha Tinh province, floods have had 4 dead, 1 missing, 6 injured, 57,000 houses were flooded, more than 4,000 hectares of crops such as corn, peanuts, potatoes ... completely damaged, tens of thousands of cattle and poultry are killed and washed away.  Estimated total damage caused by floods in Ha Tinh province to over 500 billion.

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Had to slaughter 180,000 salmon

Firda Sjøfarmer in Gulen has had to slaughter 180,000 salmon after the outbreak of a viral disease infectious salmon anemia (ISA).


10/31/13

Infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is caused by a virus that is probably of the same family as the influenza virus and spreads quickly.
 
It was Firda Sjøfarmer AS and fish health as forecasts on suspicion of ISA on his fish in a plant in Vatnøy in Gulen earlier this week, write Firda. After the discovery of abnormally many dead fish and symptom of the disease took FSA samples and confirmed the ISA virus infection.

Breeders slaughtered all the fish in one day, well jumper 180,000 with an average weight of about 250 grams, enter FSA on its website.

Provides fish internal bleeding

ISA the disease is considered a serious contagious disease in Norway and Norwegian Food Safety Authority has drawn up a plan for handling such matters are implemented with the same suspicion of infection occurs.
 
Disease attacks both fish and provides internal bleeding.  It may affect most organ and make sure the fish are anemic.  Finally, the fish sick and die, and it is therefore attempted euthanized before the disease breaks out.

According to the FSA is now eight years since it was proven ISA og Fjordane.  They have now set out measures to prevent contagion spreading to other plants nearby.
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11/5/13
Moneys Creek fish kill referred to EPA(Australia)

THE flood gates have once again opened on the topic of fish kills in the regions waterways after hundreds of dead fish were removed from Moneys Creek at Bargara. 

Bundaberg Regional Council crews arrived at Moneys Creek early yesterday morning as part of a scheduled opening of the lagoon, which occurs once a month.

Division 5 representative Greg Barnes said while on site, crews worked quickly to clear away between 500 and 600 dead fish from the backwater.

"Humid weather conditions over the weekend, combined with a lack of rain and subsequent low oxygen levels in the water are believed to be the cause of death," he said. 

"Council is concerned that freshwater from upstream Moneys Creek isn't reaching the backwater with a small dam pumping the water to a nearby private property.

"Crews will inspect the site again tomorrow morning (today) and council will continue to monitor the situation moving forward and has sought the advice of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

Cr Barnes said the council had previously organised an unscheduled opening of the lagoon between October 16 and 18 after being alerted to the low water levels by nearby residents.

"This gave the lagoon a reasonable flush and re-oxygenated the water," he said. 

"I received another request for an unscheduled lagoon opening on October 29, however, due to the high cost associated with opening and closing the lagoon, approximately $4000 each time, and its popularity as a recreational spot for swimmers on weekends, council decided to leave it until the next scheduled opening, which was this morning (yesterday)."

The gates will remain open until Thursday morning with the next opening scheduled for Monday, December 2.
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http://news.yahoo.com/culprit-mysterious-elk-deaths-found-175716999.html
11/7/13
Culprit in Mysterious Elk Deaths Found

A hunter stumbled upon a bizarre sight on a 75,000-acre ranch north of Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 27: the remains of more than 100 dead elk. Livestock deaths are not unusual, but so many animals dying off, and doing so in what seems to be under 24 hours, was puzzling to scientists.

Officials with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish investigated the mysterious elk deaths and ruled out several possible causes for the elk deaths, including poachers, anthrax, lightning strikes, epizootic hemorrhagic disease (an often-fatal virus known to affect deer and other ruminants), botulism, poisonous plants, malicious poisoning and even some sort of industrial or agricultural accident.

The investigation was hampered by the state of the elk: Scavengers, including bears and vultures, ate most of the bodies, with maggots and blowflies helping to reduce the elk herd to an eerie scattered sea of skeletons in the desert. [Spooky! Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena]

"We couldn't find anything [toxic] in their stomachs and no toxic plants on the landscape," said Kerry Mower, a wildlife disease specialist with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, as quoted by the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper.

As news spread, some conspiracy-minded folk soon speculated about links to animal mutilations, UFOs or even the dreaded Hispanic vampire el chupacabra.

Pond scum of death

Through science and further testing of elk tissue samples and water samples, the real killer has finally been found: pond scum. Or, more specifically, a neurotoxin produced by one type of blue-green algae that can develop in warm, standing water.

A bloom of this alga can be devastating to wildlife. "In warm weather, blooms of blue-green algae are not uncommon in farm ponds in temperate regions, particularly ponds enriched with fertilizer," according to a classic toxicology reference book, "Casarett and Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons" (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013). "Under these conditions, one species of alga, Anabaena flos-aquae, produces a neurotoxin, anatoxin-A, which depolarizes and blocks acetylcholine receptors, causing death in animals that drink the pond water. The lethal effects develop rapidly, with death in minutes to hours from respiratory arrest."

In other words, the elk herd suffocated to death, unable to breathe. And the fast-acting toxin explains the animals' strange, sudden deaths. In this case, the algae appeared not in ponds, but in three fiberglass livestock watering tanks not far from where the elk died. The elk also showed signs they had struggled on the ground, further supporting neurotoxin poisoning.

"Based on circumstantial evidence, the most logical explanation for the elk deaths is that on their way back to the forest after feeding in the grassland, the elk drank water from a trough containing toxins created by blue-green algae or cyanobacteria," Mower said in a statement from the Department of Game and Fish.

The algae-produced neurotoxin is similar to curare, the famous toxin found in poison-tipped arrows used by South American Indian tribes. Though anatoxin-A can be deadly to other animals, including dogs and cattle, reports of human deaths are rare. New Mexico ranchers have been advised to sanitize their livestock tanks to prevent further wildlife deaths.
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but in three fiberglass livestock watering tanks not far from where the elk died.

Then I think it reasonable that the owner of those livestock watering tanks be held liable.

Again, corporate farms.  Roll Eyes
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'Wreck' of short-tailed shearwater as birds found dead(New Zealand)

Published: 6:16AM Thursday November 07, 2013

Nearly 200 seabirds have been found dead along Waikato's west coast beaches.

A total of 184 short-tailed shearwater, a migratory bird that typically breeds on the islands between Tasmania and Victoria, have been washed ashore between Waikorea beach and Taharoa, south of Kawhia.

It is not known when the birds died and were washed ashore, but numbers are said to be "unusually large" by one expert.

Hugh Clifford, who organised the beach patrol on behalf of the Waikato branch of the Ornithological Society, said the number of short-tailed shearwater found this year was much higher than normal.

"There would be millions of them passing down through the Tasman Sea on the southern migration.

"Some of them were pushed closer to New Zealand and the food conditions may have been unfavourable, causing them to perish."

Each year during the southern hemisphere winter, the short-tailed shearwater migrate about 15,000 km to the Northern Pacific, before making their way back towards southern Australia to breed around October.

Mr Clifford said when a large number of birds are found dead along the coast, it is called a "wreck".

The beach patrols, which took place at Waikorea, Taharoa, Ruapuke and Kawhia, found an average of seven birds for each kilometre walked.

The number of short-tailed shearwater found this year is the highest in more than a decade and dwarfs tallies recorded in previous years.

In 2012, the Waikato beach patrols found only eight short-tailed shearwater among 344 dead seabirds.

Dr Graeme Taylor, a principal science advisor at the Department of Conservation, said a wreck was usually the result of strong onshore winds and poor feeding conditions.

"Onshore winds will drive the birds towards the coast and as a result the weakened birds will fight to try to get back towards the ocean, but lose the battle."

The exhausted birds plunged into the sea and were then washed ashore dead.

Dr Taylor said poor feeding conditions in the North Pacific could also play a part.

"They don't eat anything in migration. They basically fatten up in the North Pacific before they come south."

In 2011, 29,934 seabirds were found strewn along Waikato's coast - part of the largest wreck in more than a decade.
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http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131105/184523356/Dead-Rare-Whales-Found-on-Russias-East-Coast.html
11/5/13
5 Endangered Whales Found Dead on Russia’s East Coast

MOSCOW, November 5 (RIA Novosti) – The remains of five endangered gray whales have been found washed ashore in Russia’s most northeasterly region, a nongovernmental marine life organization said Tuesday.

“The remains belong to gray whales of the Chukotka-California population, which have been put on Russia’s Red List of threatened species,” Marine Mammal Council deputy head Andrei Boltunov said.

“We need to register all the cases of these animals’ death and investigate the reasons of the incident,” he said.

In September, a team of Russian scientists found the remains of ten gray whales washed up on the 800-kilometer (500-mile) stretch of the Chukotka coast during an aerial survey. No cause of death has been determined.

Large numbers of polar bears have been attracted to the sites where the carcasses were found, prompting scientists to warn local residents of the danger from the animals.

“Close attention should be paid to the crowds of polar bears near the remains of whales and walruses washed ashore,” said Viktor Nikiforov, head of the World Wildlife Fund’s Polar Bear Patrol program
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/01/donated-cattle-sent-to-south-dakota-following-freak-blizzard-that-killed/
12/1/13
Holy cow! Farmers donate cattle after South Dakota blizzard kills livestock

Hope on hooves is arriving in South Dakota, one heifer at a time.

A month after a freak blizzard dumped up to 4 feet of snow in western South Dakota, killing about 14,000 cattle, 45 donated cattle from Montana designed to serve as breeding stock were sent on Friday to ranchers in The Mount Rushmore State. Another 400 cattle, including yearling and bred heifers worth as much as $75,000, have also been sent to South Dakota from neighboring Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota to help the afflicted ranchers get back on their feet ahead of the looming harsh winter.

“The support from other states has been phenomenal,” Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, told FoxNews.com early Monday. “We have volunteers from in the state who have helped with cleanup, we have people from surrounding states who shipped heifers and about $1.5 million has been donated to the Rancher Relief Fund.”

Christen estimated in the days after the storm that as many as 100,000 cattle would ultimately die as a result of the “devastating” storm, although state officials have said the blizzard killed roughly 14,000 cattle, more than 1,200 sheep, nearly 300 horses and 40 bison. She still expects that number to “go up quite a bit” in coming weeks. Part of the problem, Christen said, is that state officials have relied on self-reporting from ranchers, some of whom may be dealing with the guilt of not suffering widespread losses like their counterparts.

“They’re a very private, self-sufficient group,” Christen said of ranchers. “The emotional flow of this whole thing has been incredible. These ranchers define themselves as caretakers of their animals and many of them feel they have failed in their role.”

Christen continued: “Many of them say, ‘Well, our neighbors had it worse,’ and some of them haven’t reported those losses due to survivor’s guilt. Many of these ranchers won’t be able to financially survive this. There’s an incredible amount of guilt among those who are going to survive. Many of them wish they can do more for others.”

Two people desperate to make a difference were Montana ranchers Rene Brown and Alisha Burcham, who began gathering cattle donations from northern Montana through Heifers for South Dakota. The organization selected family ranches that had herds of roughly 160 cattle but lost up to 60 percent of them in the storm.

“Twelve hours this way with that storm and that could have been us,” Brown told The Associated Press.

Brown, a rancher near Chinook, Mont., could not be reached for comment early Monday. Her brother-in-law, Earl Brown, started moving the donated cattle on Friday.

“I told him I wanted to get a pot load of cattle together to send to South Dakota,” she continued. “He told me I couldn’t do it and that if I did, he would drive them there. Well, we did and even have donations for the fuel, so he’s donating his time for the drive.”

Many small producers in South Dakota did not have insurance due to high costs, she said.

“Congress may approve some disaster aid, but that’s not a sure thing and they can’t even pass a farm bill,” Brown said. “This donation will make a big difference to ranchers in South Dakota. I knew the Hi-Line would come through, but it is humbling to see this come together.”

The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund was established by a consortium of livestock organizations following the blizzard and has thus far raised $1.5 million, Christen said. An application deadline of Dec. 31 has been set in order to assess the number of applicants and the severity of those applicants’ needs.

“The outpouring of support for the West River ranchers who lost animals during the blizzard has been overwhelming,” South Dakota cattleman Cory Eich said in a statement.

As winter approaches, Christen said colder conditions have helped the cleanup effort by drying up large mud patches created by melted snow and water runoff.

“The snow has melted and we’ve had some new snowfall, but there’s not a lot on the ground,” she said. “The ground is freezing though, which is actually helping things because it’s easier to move around these ranches and get to remote areas.”

And while the long-term financial outlook looks dicey for some ranchers, especially young breeders, Christen said livestock producers in South Dakota have plenty to be thankful for ahead of the holiday season.

“It has been incredible to see the kind of support we have gotten,” Christen told FoxNews.com. “It’s really kind of beyond words. It’s been very humbling.”
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http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/mutton-bird-death-fears/2098430/
11/28/13
Concerns raised over number of dead birds on Coast beaches

LINDSAY Dines has been watching dead mutton birds wash in at Teewah for more than a month.

He knows death is part of their migratory fate.

Their long, figure eight of the Pacific that starts in Tasmania, touches the northern hemisphere Aleutian Islands and then California before the long journey home.

But Lindsay fears something more is at play.

The avid fisherman and environmentalist has deep concerns about the numbers dying.

"I'm told that a month ago a count was done by someone - 25,000 between Noosa North Shore and Caloundra,'' he said.

"And there are media reports of dead birds extending from Bundaberg to southern coast of Victoria, plus Tasmania and the New Zealand's west coast - in abnormally large numbers and along all beaches creating great concern in communities all along the coast.

"All birds tested by vets were found to be emaciated and starving.''

Given the range of the death and numbers being reported, Mr Dines fears as many as five million birds may have died.

When conditions are calmer, they seek out baitfish herded to the surface by tuna and other predatory fish.

"Feeding on migration is essential and is totally dependent on there being both predatory fish and baitfish along the migratory path,'' Mr Dines said.

"This year has been different to past mass deaths.

"The shearwaters are frantically trying to feed inshore in large numbers before they land on the water in the surf or not far beyond and wash in mostly alive.

"There are insufficient predatory fish present inshore to herd the baitfish for the shearwaters to feed.

"I've been watching all seabirds, including shear waters over the last few months constantly searching for food, but they are rarely finding any."


University of Canberra's Professor Nick Klomp, now deputy vice-chancellor for education, spent 20 years researching short-tail shearwaters (mutton birds).

He said Mr Dines' theory might well be true but it needed further research.

Prof Klomp said shearwaters that had successfully completed their annual migration were now laying eggs at their breeding grounds in southern NSW, Victoria and the islands off Tasmania.

He said there was no doubt impact of environmental factors could lead to more deaths than normal.
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« Reply #411 on: December 06, 2013, 04:00:32 am »

Ten pilot whales are dead and it doesn't look good for forty more after pod strands itself in the Everglades

    45 stranded whales may have to be euthanized
    The whales are believed to be short-fin pilot whales
    They are stranded in 3 feet of water on the Gulf of Mexico side of the park
    There is a rescue operation in place to help get the whales to deeper water
    A fishing guide sounded the alarm Tuesday after spotting the whales in distress
    Whale experts say such strandings are common



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2518451/Ten-pilot-whales-dead-pod-dozen-strands-Everglades.html#ixzz2mggQeUfb
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Mass Animal Die-Offs -2013 This map is intended to show locations of mass animal deaths in 2013(MIND BLOWING) 

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http://rt.com/news/record-heat-australia-animals-388/
No 'polar vortex' here: Record heat grips Australia killing thousands of animals

Published time: January 09, 2014 22:17
 Edited time: January 10, 2014 12:40

While the US is stricken by freezing cold, Australia is suffering a record heat with temperatures approaching 50C (122F) in some parts of the country and leaving thousands of animals dead.

A wave of stifling heat started began around Christmas and continues to move counterclockwise across Australia's north and into the south. The latest scorcher comes on the heel of Australia’s hottest year on record.

High temperatures are now shifting into Western Australia, with large areas being “under extreme heatwave to severe heatwave.”

"Certainly looking at the forecast over the next week, it's looking like that heat is going to continue," Karly Braganza of the Bureau of Meteorology has told the AP.

Already in January, 10 heatwave conditions are expected to expand eastwards and reach parts of South Australia.

Since December 27, temperature records have been set at 34 locations across Australia, according to the Bureau.

With the absence of monsoon rains in Australia's north last summer the entire continent endured its hottest year since records began in 1910, the Bureau of Meteorology said last week. The late arrival of the monsoon in northern Australia, which has a cooling effect, is contributing to the extreme heat, Braganza said, adding that global warming also has a role in this.

The soaring temperatures have caused death and illness for thousands of animals across the country.

Bats are said to be dropping from trees en masse and kangaroos are collapsing.

"It's an enormous animal welfare concern,"
Louise Saunders, president of the Queensland animal welfare group Bat Conservation and Rescue told AP.

At least 50,000 bats had been killed by the heat in the southeast part of Queensland.

"As they succumb, they just fall in heaps at the base of trees," Saunders said. "You can have 250 or more — it's like dripping chocolate — all dying at the base of trees."

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals confirmed that about 100,000 bats recently died, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

A large number of dead parrots, kangaroos and emus have also been found due to the extended dry conditions caused by the heat wave.

‘Yep, we fried an egg on a shovel’

To demonstrate the extreme heat, pub owner Phil Turner from the Outback town of Maree, 700 kms (435 miles) north of Adelaide in South Australia, cooked an egg in a shovel.

"You hear stories of people frying an egg on a shovel, so we set up a shovel this morning out the front and sure enough we've got an egg there that's slowly frying away," he told ABC radio.

Faced with an oven-like heat, locals are desperate to find ways to cool themselves down. Some soak in a small wading pool for much of the day; others rely on two electric fans.

Soaring temperatures have had a devastating impact on cattle farmers in Queensland, which accounts for about 50 percent of the national herd. Australia is the world's third largest beef exporter, with sales during the 2013/14 season projected to reach A$5.4 billion ($4.82 billion).

But as the heat forces farmers to send cattle to slaughter, the country’s cattle herd is predicted to fall to 25 million heads during the 2013/14 season, the lowest since the 2009/10 season, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences said.

Some farmers have said that if significant rains do not fall by autumn their operations will become worthless and they would have no option but to abandon their properties, the New Zealand Herald reported.

So far, the weather outlook is not good. It is expected that the overall record high of 50.7C (123.3F) for the country set in 1960 in the south might be broken in the next few days if current conditions continue.
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Not really surprising to me, as these extreme swings are expected as time gets closer, which the earth groans from these times.

"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now." Romans 8:22 (KJB)
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1/15/14
Thousands of fish dead in Nevada marina mystery

100,000 fish die in northern Nevada marina after mysterious drop in oxygen levels


SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- State wildlife officials are trying to figure out why all the fish have died in a northern Nevada marina where the stocked fishery has flourished since the man-made lake was created nearly 15 years ago.

An estimated 100,000 trout, bass and catfish have died over the past month in the Sparks Marina along U.S. Interstate 80 east of Reno, apparently the result of a dramatic, unexplained drop in dissolved oxygen levels, Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy said Wednesday.

Scientists say a bitter cold snap could have caused oxygen-poor waters to rise from the old rock quarry's bottom to the surface, but they don't understand what sparked the massive die-off.

Fish biologists confirmed low oxygen levels caused the death of an estimated 3,000 fish in one corner of the lake in mid-December, but Healy said they thought at the time that the event was localized and of limited impact. Since then, they've been unable to detect any live fish in the 77-acre lake. Numerous dead fish have been removed from the lake's shoreline, and Healy said it's likely the rest sank to the bottom.

"The 100,000 dead fish figure is something that is probably a pretty conservative guess," said Healy, who estimates they've stocked close to 1 million adult fish in the lake since they started in 1998.

"We don't know if any small fish have survived, but for all intents and purposes, the fishery doesn't exist anymore," he told The Associated Press.

The Reno Gazette-Journal first reported scientists determined the problem was much more serious than they realized after a boat survey on Monday found dissolved oxygen levels far too low to support the fish at 11 different sampling locations. Readings from an electronic fish-finder also revealed no fish swimming in the lake's depths.

Lakes like the marina consist of different layers of water temperatures, with the warmest water on top holding the highest oxygen content, Healy said. He said one theory is that the surface water may have chilled very quickly, sank toward the bottom of the lake and stirred up material on its floor, causing a "violent turnover" that could have sucked up additional oxygen.

"Everything is a theory right now," Healy said.

Sparks city spokesman Adam Mayberry emphasized there's no health or safety threat at the marina. He said the water typically is of good quality and no similar problems have occurred before.

"Even with the biological anomaly we are seeing, it's still a very safe body of water," he said. "You just can't fish in the marina right now because there aren't any fish there, and we are trying to figure out why."

The Sparks Marina opened in 2000, with a 2-mile walking and bike trail, beaches, playgrounds, picnic areas and a fishing pier. The former aggregate pit operated by Helms Construction Co. had been found to be contaminated in 1988 by pollutants leaking from an adjacent tank farm, but state environmental officials said all the pollution had been cleaned up before a 1997 New Year's Day flood sent Truckee River waters into the pit.

Michael Drinkwater, manager of the Truckee Meadows Wastewater Reclamation Facility which collects water from the lake, is awaiting results of new toxicity tests conducted last week but said routine testing has revealed no problems before. He told the Gazette-Journal there's no obvious indication hydrocarbon pollution could be associated with the die-off.

Healy said testing earlier this week found dissolved oxygen levels in the range of 1.1 to 1.9 parts per million. Fish do best with levels in the range of 7 to 9 parts per million and typically can't survive when it drops below 5 parts per million, he said.

The department annually stocks the marina in late February or early March 1, but he said they won't be doing that this year unless the dissolved oxygen level "makes a big recovery."


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« Reply #416 on: January 21, 2014, 08:57:15 pm »

8 pilot whales found dead off Florida coast
http://news.msn.com/us/8-pilot-whales-found-dead-off-florida-coast
1/21/14

Authorities said eight pilot whales died off Florida's southwest coast, and six remained unaccounted for as the Coast Guard closed the area to boat traffic.

MIAMI — Eight pilot whales have died in shallow waters off Florida's southwest coast, and six others remain unaccounted for, authorities said Tuesday.

The Coast Guard temporarily closed the area to traffic and ordered boaters to reduce speeds off the shores near Fort Myers as they searched for the other whales. Of the eight deceased whales, veterinarians euthanized four of them.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service coordinator Blair Mase said necropsies will be performed on the dead whales, four of which died Monday, including two that were euthanized.

In December, more than 50 pilot whales stranded in Everglades National Park. Several died.

Farther south, officials had been monitoring another two dozen pilot whales off the coast of Collier County, but Mase said those whales were last seen about two miles offshore Monday. She said the local sheriff's aerial team would monitor their path.

Pilot whales live in deep water and usually make their home at least 20 miles (32 kilometers) off the coast of Florida, so when they swim inland, that's often a sign they are suffering from some kind of toxicity or disease, Mase said. These whales tend to travel in pods of a couple dozen or more and follow one or two leaders, or navigators.

"They have a very tightknit social structure, which helps them survive normally, but if two swim in to shore, the others will follow," she said.
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1/24/14
25 dead whales found on Florida coast: NOAA

Twenty-five dead pilot whales were discovered Thursday near Kice Island in southwest Florida, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

They were part of a pod of whales first seen swimming around Gordon Pass in Naples in Collier County on Sunday, NOAA Fisheries Southeast marine mammal stranding coordinator Blair Mase said.

Biologists marked the whales, which were spotted again off Marco Pass near Marco Island on Monday. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission boat stayed with the group for much of Monday, when they were two miles off-shore, before officials stopped monitoring them.

But early Thursday afternoon, officials received a report from a boater who saw the whales on Kice Island, Mase said.

Mase said the whales came in on the high seas and were beached on Kice Island. It is on the south side of Caxambas Pass, which divides Marco Island and Kice Island, NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman Kim Amendola said. They were discovered 16 miles south of where they were originally spotted on Sunday.

A FWC field biologist went out and confirmed that the whales were all dead, and had been there for about 24 hours, Mase said. The biologist was accompanied by FWC law enforcement.

Sixteen of the whales were females, and nine were males, NOAA Fisheries said as it gave an increased death toll late Thursday afternoon.

Officials initially said that about 20 whales were found.

Earlier this week, four pilot whales died and four more were euthanized around Lover’s Key near Fort Myers in Lee County.
Mase said the necropsies on those eight whales were completed Wednesday. Some of the whales looked emaciated, and some appeared to be in decent condition, she said.

"They did all have empty stomachs, which is something that we were suspecting," she said.

Five of the whales were males and three were females, including one that was pregnant, Amendola said.

In December, 51 pilot whales were found stranded in Everglades National Park, and 22 of them died. No cause of deaths has been determined yet for those whales, Mase said Thursday.
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More than 400 dead dolphins on north Peru coast
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Officials in Peru say more than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on beaches, and autopsies are now being performed to determine what caused their deaths.

LIMA, Peru — More than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, Peruvian officials said Monday.

Authorities never established the cause of death in 2012. They are doing autopsies now on the dolphins found in January in the Lambayeque region on the northern coast.

Technician Jaime de la Cruz of Peru's IMARPE marine life agency said about 220 dead dolphins were found the last week of January, the rest during the previous three weeks.

De la Cruz said autopsy results are expected in two weeks. Exams will focus on lungs, kidneys and livers.

Autopsies of some of the more than 870 dolphins found in 2012 were inconclusive. Speculation ranged from biotoxins in the sea to seismic testing to an unknown ailment.

Yuri ****, director of the marine biology unit at Cayetano Heredia University told The Associated Press that in other parts of the world dolphin deaths generally are caused by environmental contamination when the sea mammals eat fish or other smaller species filled with toxins. **** said others die after ingesting discarded plastics floating in the sea.

The marine biologist said that in Peru determining the death of dolphins is "complicated" because government laboratories only have three or four of the world's 100 or so reagents, or substances or compounds, that can be used for determining the animals' cause of death.
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Thousands of dead fish clog Marina del Rey harbor

Thousands of anchovies and other coastal fish, thought to be starved for oxygen in the ocean, washed up dead in the Marina del Rey harbor Sunday morning.

Scientists believe the unusual mass die-off, reminiscent of a near identical episode three years ago in Redondo Beach, was likely due to an algae bloom that depleted oxygen in the water or possibly the recent high surface temperatures.

Thousands of dead silvery fish laid along the rocks and floated to the surface alongside boats docked in Basin A near Via Marina and Bora Bora Way on Sunday morning and afternoon.

Danny Ericson, captain of sportfishing boat New Del Mar, said all the sardines in his on-deck bait tanks (which are kept full of sea water) died Saturday night. The crew would have to use frozen squid and lures to fish Sunday for barracuda, rock fish and other larger species, he said.

“They came into our bait receivers all dead,” Ericson said Sunday. “It’s pretty strange. Gotta be something with the oxygen levels in the harbor. There’s been lots of anchovies here lately and sometimes, with the heat, this happens. But this has been more than normal.”

Workers with the county Department of Beaches and Harbors cleared the four-smelling fish by the basketful.

It was not immediately clear whether the dead fish would be made into fertilizer, as tons of sardines were that died similarly in Redondo Beach’s King Harbor in March 2011. In that case, roughly 1 million dead sardines filled the harbor, resulting in a lengthy cleanup. The anchovies that died Sunday in Marina del Rey numbered in the thousands.

The Redondo Beach sardine die-off is believed to have been caused by an algae bloom that depleted oxygen inside the breakwater. Scientists working with Heal the Bay and L.A. Waterkeeper believe this die-off is probably also due to an algae bloom.

Officials with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were not available for comment Sunday.

Rachelle Magness, who recently moved to Marina del Rey, followed groups of happy pelicans and sea gulls to the harbor on Sunday afternoon. There, she saw the masses of dead fish floating on the surface.

“It’s so crazy,” Magness said. “I was going to go out on my paddle board but it’s kinda scary.”

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