Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 - MAY - Animal Die-Offs

Useful link for tracking mass animal deaths:

2013-05-31 - Third tiger in a week found dead at near the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district (India):

2013-05-31 - Fish kill at Altus-Lugert Lake (Oklahoma), lake deemed no longer viable for fish:

Quote: "The department says it completed a four-day survey in April using nets and electrofishing and caught no fish."

2013-05-30 - Another dolphin found dead at beach near Surat (India):

2013-05-30 - Eels and fish surfacing dead in lake on Hilton Head Island (South Carolina):

2013-05-29 - Dozens of fish bubble up dead at pond in park in Concord (New Hampshire):

2013-05-29 - Two young bald eagles found dead on Honeymoon Island (Florida):

2013-05-29 - Tiger found dead in Tarai West forest division of Ramnagar (India):

Quote: "A tiger was today found dead in Tarai West forest division of Ramnagar in the second such incident in Nainital district in less than a week."

Quote: "The decomposed carcass of a two-and-a-half-year-old tigress was found near a water body at the Corbett National Park in Nainital district on May 27."

2013-05-28 - Fish reported dying in Lake Placid (Florida):

2013-05-26 - Young tigress found dead near body of water in the Corbett National Park in Nainital district (India):

2013-05-25 - Fish bubbling up dead in Lake Springfield in Springfield (Illinois):

2013-05-24 - Large fish kill reported in the Ottawa River and Pike Run (Ohio):

Quote: "Wildlife officers found all types and sizes of fish dead."

2013-05-23 - Fish surfacing dead at Bare Hill Pond (Massachusetts):

2013-05-23 - At least 16 peacocks found dead near body of water in Ruar Dohra (India):

Quote: "Congress MLA from Sumawali seat in Morena, Adal Singh Kansana has demanded a probe into the sudden death of large number of peacocks in the region."

2013-05-22 - Dozens of sea lions washing ashore dead at beaches in northern Peru:

Quote: "The remains, together with those of dolphins and sea turtles, turned up over the past two weeks near the port of Eten some 750 kilometers north of the capital Lima..."

2013-05-21 - Hundreds of fish surfacing dead on the Pinnebog River (Michigan):

Quote: "Bob Hobkirk of the Department of Natural Resources said at least hundreds of fish appear to be dead from the McMillan Drain in Meade and Chandler townships to the Pinnebog River all the way to Port Crescent State Park."

2013-05-20 - Hundreds of redfish and catfish surfacing dead in Mobile Bay (Alabama), near the Gulf of Mexico:

2013-05-18 - Four-year-old tigress found dead in her enclosure at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (India):

Quote: "This is the second death of a tigress at Bandhavgarh in less than 10 days."

2013-05-18 - Several bison found dead near Yellowstone National Park (Montana):

Quote: "Two dead bison were found near rental cabins in the Beattle Gulch area. One was in the river and the other near it. Another was spotted off Highway 89, and QannaYahu said hikers found more inside the park’s north border."

2013-05-15 - Birds being found sick or dead along beaches in North Carolina:

Quote: "Three wildlife conservationists have noticed increases in the amount of dead and sick birds found on local beaches. While scouting the beach for sea turtle nests, Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project coordinator Nancy Fahey noticed several dead birds along the beach strand. These reports appear to be part of a larger trend of an increase of dead and sick birds along the North Carolina coast."

2013-05-14 - Two bottlenose dolphins found dead at beach in coastal Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

2013-05-13 - Around a hundred perch found dead in Loughrea Lake (Ireland):

2013-05-12 - Hundreds of huge red fish washing ashore dead in coastal Fairhope (Alabama):

Note: Near the Gulf of Mexico and its horrible dead zones...

2013-05-11 - Fish washing ashore dead in Mayhew Lake (Minnesota):

2013-05-10 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the La Pastora River on the island nation of Trinidad:

Quote: "Nothing like this has happened here before..."

Quote: "In recent months there has been a fish kill in Brasso and an incident in which hundreds of dead and dying corbeaux were found in Chaguaramas. No explanation has yet been found for either."

2013-05-10 - Hundreds of bull redfish found dead in Mobile Bay (Alabama), near the Gulf of Mexico, second year in a row:

Quote: "Blankenship said there are no plans to try to catch live fish from the area because similar efforts last year were not effective at pinpointing a potential bacterial cause."

Note: Why assume there is a bacterial cause here? Why assume anything? That's not good science. It could very well be hydrogen sulfide killing those fish, but they'll never find out if they're looking for bacteria. Best to start off without any assumptions at all. When did they stop teaching science to scientists? Derp.

2013-05-10 - Young leopard, 2 years old, found dead near Malpur Village of Alirajpur district (India):

2013-05-09 - Hundreds of fish, multiple species, washing ashore dead at Lightning Lake near Fergus Falls (Minnesota):

Quote: "'It was disturbing,' Fergus Falls resident Amanda Johnson said. 'I saw about four to five species washed up on shore.'"

2013-05-09 - Hundreds of fish reported dying in Catrons Creek in Harlan County (Kentucky), second time in two weeks:

2013-05-09 - Fish bubbling up dead in pond in Bristol (Connecticut):

2013-05-09 - Fish reported dying in Lake Decatur in Decatur (Illinois):

2013-05-09 - White bass found dead in Tygart Lake (West Virginia):

2013-05-08 - More than 30 swans found dead at New Lake in coastal Dunfanaghy (Ireland):

2013-05-08 - Hundreds of birds found dead in Danville and Pittsylvania County (Virginia):

Quote: "The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has been bombarded with reports of dead bird sightings throughout the Southside. Most of the birds were found Tuesday in Danville and Pittsylvania County."

2013-05-08 - Hundreds of fish found dead in park pond in Leiston (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:

2013-05-06 - Massive fish kill reported in Beaver Lake in St. Paul (Minnesota):

Note: Whole lot of dead fish there...

2013-05-06 - English story about the fish dying in Heyda Lake in Thuringia (Germany):

2013-05-05 - Fish reported dying in Catrons Creek in Harlan County (Kentucky):

Quote: "Massive amounts of fish dying, and the water was black, and we just keep seeing dead fish everywhere..."

2013-05-04 - Thousands of carp found dead in lake in Heyda (Germany):

Note: Stories are in German. Google Translate is here if you want to translate to your own language. The pics make those guys look like the best fisherman ever, boats just loaded with dead fish...

2013-05-03 - Hundreds or thousands of fish washing ashore dead at Jensen Beach (Florida), plus stingrays, octopus, turtle:

Quote: "'Sting rays, an octopus which is really rare, a 25 pound snook washed up and a sea turtle..and I have had random oddball fish washing up.' Way said he saw all these die in the last month in the same region as the fish kill. 'That was prior to the rain. We have had rain for the last 3 days.'"

2013-05-02 - Thousands of fish dying in Indian River Lagoon near coastal Palm Bay (Florida):

Quote: "Tony DiChristofaro of Stuart, said he saw 'thousands and thousands of dead fish coming ashore' about 2 p.m. Thursday as he was walking along the lagoon beach. DiChristofaro said the dead fish extended along the shoreline for about a mile."

2013-05-02 - Two horses run away from their herd, found dead, in Salisbury (Maryland):

Quote: "Wicomico County Animal Investigator Dr. Marla Stevens is looking into these deaths. She said horses never run away from their herd. So why did these two?"

Note: That's near the Wicomico River and Johnson Pond...

2013-05-02 - Fish reported dying in the Pipestem Reservoir near Jamestown (North Dakota):

2013-05-01 - Fish, turtles and beavers dying in the Leith Creek in East Laurinburg (North Carolina):

Quote: "It’s not only fish, there are beavers and turtles..."

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