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ANIMAL/MAMMAL/BIRD/FISH DEATHS (A RECORD)

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Spike in marine mammal strandings documented along La., Miss. coast

Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News

March 20, 2013

"GULFPORT, Miss. -- He's a young, hearing-impaired dolphin named Apollo -- and he's scrappy.

"He's got a pretty adventurous personality," said trainer Kelly Pulis.

Apollo is about 3 years old and was discovered near death off Grand Isle late last year. He's one of the 893 marine mammals found stranded along the northern Gulf Coast since 2010. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has labeled it an "Unusual Mortality Event."

"We are seeing a spike in dolphin strandings," said Dr. Moby Solangi, executive director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.

Since the start of this year, Dr. Solangi said marine mammal strandings have been climbing, with 29 in Louisiana and 23 in Mississippi so far.

"The unusual part in Mississippi is that 18 of the 23 are baby dolphins," he said.

http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Spike-in-marine-mammal-strandings-documented-along-LAMS-coast-199250181.html

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“Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of Florida” — Deaths of pelicans, turtles, dolphins also increasing — “Scientists fear this is the beginning of a devastating ecosystem collapse”

http://enenews.com/manatees-dying-record-numbers-florida-deaths-pelicans-turtles-dolphins-spiking-scientists-fear-beginning-devastating-ecosystem-collapse-videos

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All but 23 of 10,000 bats in Durham bat mine have died

Bucks County’s largest bat population has met a grim fate.

Scientists have confirmed that nearly all of the 10,000 bats that have hibernated in an abandoned iron ore mine in Upper Bucks for generations have died.

When Pennsylvania Game Commission Biologist Greg Turner recently visited the Durham mine for the first time in two years, he found total devastation.

http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/palisades/all-but-of-bats-in-durham-bat-mine-have-died/article_19e44845-452b-5ffe-ba71-110122304402.html

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'Tonnes' of dead fish found on Swedish lake

April 8, 2013

Masses of fish found dead on a lake in eastern Sweden have left experts theorizing that the harsh winter and icy conditions prevented the fish from getting enough oxygen.

"The Dannemore lake, near Östhammar in the east of Sweden, was discovered to be covered with floating fish this weekend as the ice began to melt. Among the dead fish were pike, perch, roach, and bream.

"It was not a pleasant sight, there were tonnes on fish on the lake," Timo Hakulinen, who made the discovery, told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

"It was my friend who tipped me off about it. He'd seen a bunch of sea eagles out on the ice and I went to look closer."

Hakulinen guessed that the fish had suffocated after a particularly long winter had left ice on top of the lake for longer than usual.

"It's been cold and no water has come. The lake was frozen to the bottom and the fish were trapped," he added.

In nearby Uppsala, experts agree that the sub-zero temperatures are likely the cause of the occurrence.

"I've not heard anything yet, but these things quite often are about lack of oxygen. The ice stays on top and the water doesn't get oxygenated," Lennart Nordvarg, head of the Uppsala County Board's Nature and Environment Department, told the paper.

"But you can never rule something else out."

http://www.thelocal.se/47190/20130408/

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More than 12,000 birds crashed in Utah’s west desert Monday

First Published Apr 17 2013 04:27 pm • Last Updated Apr 17 2013 10:50 pm

The number of eared grebes rescued — and killed — after their Monday crash-landings at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground was far higher than originally estimated.

Wildlife biologists and volunteers spent Monday and Tuesday gathering 12,800 water birds, carrying the 7,828 surviving birds by pickup trucks to ponds in the region.

The birds were migrating back to the Great Salt Lake for the summer, but apparently became disoriented by snow and fog and mistook wet roads and parking lots for water. Built for water, with legs far to the back of their bodies, they can lift off from the ground only with great difficulty.

An estimated 100 birds were taken to rehabilitation facilities, Dugway spokeswoman Paula Thomas said.

Biologists working under a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were burning and burying the birds that died or were so seriously injured they had to be euthanized.

The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56173903-78/birds-dugway-monday-ground.html.csp

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They say that the birds crashed because they were disoriented because of the snow and fog.  However, I find it interesting that they crashed at an Army proving ground.  What are the odds?  I'm wondering what they were testing that was enough to down 12,000+ birds in one go. This reminds me of that TV show, "The Event."

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Peru: 10 Dolphins found dead in northern beaches

April 12, 2013

Manuel Vigo

peruthisweek.com

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:19 CDT

"Dead dolphins continue to wash up on Peru's northern shores, Peru21 reported on Thursday.

According to the daily, over 10 dolphins have been found dead on various beaches in the Lambayeque region, over the past 15 days.

Francisco Niquen, head of Lambayeque's Fishermen's Association, said the group had reported the incident to Peru's Sea Institute (Imarpe), but said the agency had not been to the site."

http://www.sott.net/article/260814-Peru-10-Dolphins-found-dead-in-northern-beaches

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100 dolphins wash up on Italian coast after being hit by killer strain of measles

Scientists believe that more than 100 dolphins washed up dead along the Italian coast were struck down by a killer strain of measles.

A total of 101 dolphin carcasses have been counted on the west coast of Italy since the beginning of the year.

All are the same species - striped dolphins which have a distinctive blue and white pattern and grow to about eight feet long. They usually live for 50 or 60 years.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312913/100-dolphins-wash-Italian-coast-hit-killer-strain-measles.html#ixzz2RHkSQxDy

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100 dolphins wash up on Italian coast after being hit by killer strain of measles

Scientists believe that more than 100 dolphins washed up dead along the Italian coast were struck down by a killer strain of measles.

A total of 101 dolphin carcasses have been counted on the west coast of Italy since the beginning of the year.

All are the same species - striped dolphins which have a distinctive blue and white pattern and grow to about eight feet long. They usually live for 50 or 60 years.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312913/100-dolphins-wash-Italian-coast-hit-killer-strain-measles.html#ixzz2RHkSQxDy

Thankyou Reddwolf. Measles? Smells like bs. Interesting that the Med has had a proliferation of jellyfish the last few years.Recall that small nation in the Mid. East that had a problem with the n.power plant and jelly fish... Additionally active volcanoes in the south. Is this indicative that the Med is next?

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Federal gov’t declares rare Unusual Mortality Event in So. California — 70% of all newborn sea lions may be dying — Testing for toxins, infectious agents

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined the current number of sea lion strandings warrants an investigation. The agency is calling the situation an unusual mortality event. [...] Any number of things could be causing problems, said [stephanie Venn-Watson works at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego], including infections, toxins or simply not enough food.

http://enenews.com/noaa-declares-rare-unusual-mortality-event-in-so-california-70-of-all-newborn-sea-lions-may-be-dying-testing-for-toxins-video

hang on here, this happened to baby seals 2011=2012 and the culprit was bird flu. heres the article from 2012. is this more bird flu?

http://news.howzit.msn.com/new-bird-flu-virus-killing-us-baby-seals-study

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Either that or radiation poisoning or magnetic frequency changes  :-\  So many animals, birds and fish are being affected by something.

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Penguins and sea lions found dead on Chilean shore

May 16, 2013

Chilean Navy discovers more than 600 dead animals in Punta de Choros, a small fishing  town north of La Serena.

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"The bodies of sea lions, cormorants and penguins littered a seven mile stretch of beach in Punta de Choros, northern Chile on Sunday. The crime scene is in close proximity to the Humboldt Penguin Nature Reserve.

Two days prior the Movement in Defense of the Environment (MODEMA) reported a band of ten fishing boats off the coastline of Punta de Choros. MODEMA and other environmental groups accused the boats of blast fishing — using explosives to catch mass quantities of fish.

Sernapesca, Chile’s National Fishing Service, investigated the scene and determined that all the animals were killed by the same incident. Autopsies report animales with fractured skulls, missing rib cages and multiple abrasions.

Local authorities promptly called in the Investigative Police’s (PDI) Environmental Crime Brigade for further investigation. Microbiological and chemical analysis tests are currently being run to determine if blast fishing is the cause of death."

http://www.santiagotimes.cl/chile/health-and-environment/26160-penguins-and-sea-lions-found-dead-on-chilean-shore#.UZY4yCy1IFU.facebook

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fish die off irondequoit bay

"After saying the death of countless fish in Irondequoit Bay this spring was due to a natural seasonal phenomenon, New York environmental officials reversed course Tuesday and said an infectious fish disease is to blame."

"The virus cannot make humans sick, but it does affect many different species of fish."

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130528/NEWS01/305280046?gcheck=1

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fish die off in illinois

some kind of fish disease?

"The Department of Natural Resources says, yes, but they are acknowledging a minor fishkill after a perfect storm of changing temperatures, shifting waters and some kind of fish disease."

http://www.foxillinois.com/news/local/Rotting-Fish-Kills-Memorial-Day-Plans-209174921.html

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rinderpest is a virus eradicated in the world yet is stored in many countries. can be weaponized and threaten food security world wide.

lets see how governments respond to this request

"Rinderpest is a contagious viral disease affecting several species of wild and domestic cloven-hoofed animals and the term was coined in order to correctly reflect the devastation the disease brings to hit domestic and wild animal populations, people’s livelihoods and consequently, on entire local or national economies.  The disease is caused by a virus of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Morbillivirus and the consequences of any infection from that virus range from milder clinical signs to a mortality rate up to 100 per cent in highly susceptible cattle or buffalo herds."

http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/detail/article/the-world-organisation-for-animal-health-launches-digital-media-campaign-for-sequestration-and-destr/

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we should only put safe clean feed out for wild birds. pay the extra money and use less.

"Avian salmonella is responsible for an unusually high number of dead birds, particularly red crossbills, in Billings-area yards with bird feeders this spring, according to the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks."

http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/avian-salmonella-outbreak-killing-billings-area-birds/article_96e20045-49f3-51a7-b5b9-d0262e945c5e.html

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Millions of krill wash up on Oregon and California beaches

Grants Pass, Ore. - Millions of krill - a tiny shrimp-like animal that is a cornerstone of the ocean food web - have been washing up on beaches in Southern Oregon and Northern California for the past few weeks.

Scientists are not sure why

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oceanographer Bill Peterson says they may have been blown into the surf by strong winds while mating near the surface, and then been dashed on the beach.

The species is Thysanoessa spinifera. They are about an inch long and live in shallower water along the Continental Shelf. They have been seen in swaths 5 feet wide, stretching for miles on beaches from Eureka, Calif., to Newport, Ore. Some were still alive.

http://www.sott.net/article/263389-Millions-of-krill-wash-up-on-Oregon-and-California-beaches

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"Expert: Worst fish die-off in years on Canandaigua Lake"

"“We, along with DEC, patrol the watershed on a regular basis and have seen nothing that would cause this and we have received no reports of any major pollution issue,” Olvany stated Friday afternoon in an email.

The DEC earlier this month took samples of dead fish to test and more recently took samples of fish that were in the process of dying or that had recently died, in trying to pinpoint the cause."

"Initially, testing was focused on viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) virus. A serious pathogen of fresh and saltwater fish, the rod-shaped virus affects fish of all size and age ranges; it is currently causing a problem in the Great Lakes region and Canada and has also been the cause of fish dying in Irondequoit Bay. Once a fish is infected with VHS, there is no known cure. The VHS virus does not pose any threat to human health, the DEC says.

In addition to VHS, said Olvany, the DEC is “also looking at a variety of other viruses and bacteria that could cause this die-off.”"

"“I think it is important to note that Waneta and Lamoka Lakes along with Irondequoit Bay have also dealt with a fish die off this year,” Olvany stated."

http://www.mpnnow.com/topstories/x1806114249/Expert-Worst-fish-die-off-in-years-on-Canandaigua-Lake#axzz2YYhS3GSl

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Hundreds of dead stingrays found on Mexico beach

July 17, 2013

Hundreds of dead stingrays have been found on a beach in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.

"The stingrays - more than 250 in total - were spotted on Chachalacas beach near the town of Ursulo Galvan on Tuesday.

Some locals reported seeing fishermen dumping the rays on the beach.

Veracruz's Environment Minister Victor Alvarado Martinez has asked federal authorities for help investigating the incident.

Local mayor Jose Martin Verdero said it was "possible that the rays had got caught in nets" used by Chachalacas fishermen trying to catch other fish."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23341316

Thanx Reddwolf

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Hundreds Of Dead Fish Float To Surface Of Murky Inner Harbor Water

July 18, 2013

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"BALTIMORE (WJZ) — What’s in the water? People–shocked to see parts of the Inner Harbor turned a milky white and green–as hundreds of dead fish float to the surface.

Meghan McCorkell has more as environmental experts look for a cause.

Preliminary tests show little to no oxygen in the water. Now experts are trying to find out why.

Right in the shadow of the National Aquarium, a troubling sight on the Inner Harbor."

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/07/18/200-fish-dead-in-inner-harbor-preliminary-testing-shows-no-oxygen-in-water/

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August 9, 2013

 

U.S. declares ‘unusual mortality event’ as dolphin deaths rise on East Coast
 
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"August 9, 2013 VIRGINIA – Federal scientists investigating an unusually high number of dead bottlenose dolphins washing up on the East Coast said on Thursday the carcasses are showing up at a rate that is seven times higher than usual.
 
More than 120 dead animals have been discovered since June from New Jersey to Virginia, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service said. Federal scientists have declared it an “unusual mortality event” and are investigating the cause, said Maggie Mooney-Seus of NOAA Fisheries.
 
A number of things can cause dolphins to strand, including harmful algal blooms, infectious viruses, injuries due to ship strikes, pollutants and human-made runoff, NOAA said."

Read more here

 

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/

 
Dolphin deaths in Virginia, Maryland

ABC7DC

Published on Aug 6, 2013

 

In July in Virginia, there were 47 dolphin strandings. In August, there were 17. The drastic increase has aquatic animal experts baffled. http://wj.la/1eqryTv

 

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They closed a few stretches of beach down here in maryland... I'm in delmar about a half hour drive from ocean city. Due to dolphin's found beached... Very sad...

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Dozens of dead and disoriented birds ‘fall like rain’ over Winnipeg

In what is being described as a scene straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, hundreds of black birds, possibly grackles, began flocking in a “bizarre manner” atop trees, rooftops, and vehicles in Winnipeg’s north end. And then they just started to drop one by one “like raindrops.” Animal experts are baffled.

Conservation officers have collected more than 50 dead birds near the intersection of King Street and Dufferin Avenue, while the city’s Humane Society recovered almost a dozen birds that were still alive. Those still living were severely disoriented, appearing dizzy and unable to stand or fly.

 

 

http://io9.com/dozens-of-dead-and-disoriented-birds-fall-like-rain-o-1107774584

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7YGw7sxHbU&feature=player_detailpage

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Elk herd found dead in northeastern N.M.
 
State biologists are trying to unravel a mystery of what killed a herd of elk in northeastern New Mexico.    
More than 100 elk found were dead on a ranch about 20 miles north of Las Vegas this week.
Sky News 13 flew over the gruesome discovery on the sprawling 75,000-acre Buena Vista Ranch near Mora.

The elk weren't shot, so the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is investigating just what caused the deaths.

Their top suspicion: something called Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD.  The often-fatal disease is caused by insect bites.
 
http://www.krqe.com/news/local/elk-herd-found-dead-in-northeastern-nm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20krqe-topstories%20(KRQE%20News%2013%20-%20Top%20Stories)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UUTDHlfsf9w

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UUTDHlfsf9w

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