Sunday, November 1, 2015

2015 - OCT - Animal Die-Offs

2015-10-01 - Masses of bluebottle jellyfish wash up on beaches in Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Australian Museum naturalist Martyn Robinson said the bluebottles' arrival was a sign Sydney waters were warming."

2015-10-01 - Hundreds of fish found dead in creek in Karabuk Province (Turkey):

2015-10-02 - Dozens of birds found dead near church in Nashville (Tennessee):

2015-10-02 - Fish dying in Coral Bay at the island of St. Croix (US Virgin Islands):

Quote: "Fish started dying Thursday in Coral Bay, and it’s raising a lot of questions. So far, no one has any answers."

2015-10-02 - Tons of fish wash ashore dead in Tamaulipas (Mexico):

2015-10-03 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead on the British Virgin Islands, sulfur smell mentioned:

Quote: "On Friday morning, thousands of dead fish lay in the sun along Handsome Bay, Virgin Gorda, as frigate birds circled overhead and pelicans and seagulls perched on nearby rocks. Other dead sea creatures on the shoreline included eels, a six-foot-long shark, lobsters, parrot fish and blowfish, to name a few."

Quote: "In recent months, Handsome Bay has been among the areas hardest hit by the seaweed, and residents have held several cleanups there in part to battle the sulfur smell emitted by the decaying vegetation."

Note: Sulfur smell and decaying biomatter - that's hydrogen sulfide...

2015-10-03 - Tiger found dead in stream at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (India):

2015-10-04 - Millions of fish wash ashore dead in coastal Kerry (Ireland):

Quote: "The discovery was made by local people two days ago on Sandy Bay in the Maherees, an island near Castlegregory on the Dingle Peninsula. The phenomenon has never been seen in the area before, at least not in such huge numbers..."

2015-10-04 - Hundreds of fish found dead at pond at Palms at Marsh Landing in coastal Jacksonville Beach (Florida):

2015-10-05 - Sei whale washes ashore dead at beach in Portstewart (Ireland):

2015-10-05 - Hundreds of fish found dead for second time in a week at Clear Lake (California):

2015-10-05 - Dozens of fish found dead in Marsh Creek near Brentwood (California):

2015-10-05 - Hundreds of fish found dead at East Fork Lake (Ohio):

2015-10-05 - Elephant, age 6, found dead in stream in Sathyamangalam (India):

2015-10-06 - Dogs foaming at the mouth and dying in Mexico City (Mexico):

2015-10-06 - Water birds dying at Lake Garda (Italy):

Quote: "Brescia, October 6, 2015 - mysterious die-off of waterfowl on the coast of the Benaco Bresciano. To communicate is the provincial police of Brescia, who stressed that the cause of death of the birds remain unknown."

2015-10-06 - Whale found dead on reef near Nukulau Island (Fiji Islands):

Note: Around 50 baby hammerhead sharks washed ashore dead at a beach on Nukulau Island in 2013 too, mentioned in the 2013-01-06 update...

2015-10-06 - Tens of thousands of lobsters suddenly die in Quang Ngai (Vietnam):

Quote: "Over the past days, many lobster in the sea area in An Hai (Ly Son) suffered heavy losses, and faces bankruptcy as shrimp cage sudden unexplained death."

2015-10-06 - Many fish dying in river in Muara Ancalong (Indonesia):

2015-10-07 - Young grey whale washes ashore dead at East Beach in Santa Barbara (California):

2015-10-07 - Dog collapses, convulses and dies at Central Park in coastal New York City (New York):

2015-10-07 - Many thousands of fish wash ashore dead at Bryan Beach near coastal Freeport (Texas):

2015-10-08 - Coral, home to 25% of all ocean life, now dying off worldwide:

Quote: "On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and international reef scientists pronounced it a global coral bleaching event, only the third in recorded history."

Quote: "Warm water causes bleaching and ocean temperatures are at record high levels, partly because of steady manmade global warming and partly because of the El Nino, which is an occasional warming of the central Pacific that changes weather worldwide, Eakin said."

2015-10-08 - Minke whale washes ashore dead at Steetley Beach in Hartlepool (Britain):

2015-10-09 - Large number of sea otters dying at coastal Kachemak Bay near Homer (Alaska):

Quote: "An unusually high number of dead and dying sea otters have been found in the Kachemak Bay area near Homer this year. Staff from the Alaska SeaLife Center and experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working to figure out what's killing off the otters at such a rapid rate. 'More recently, animals have appeared otherwise healthy and seemed to have died very quickly,' said Dr. Carrie Goertz, the staff veterinarian at the SeaLife Center in Seward. 'They are in good body condition, they have good weight, they have food in their stomach but they wind up dead on the shores.' According to Goertz, they've received four times as many reports of sick otters in the past month than they had the same time last year, bringing the 2015 total to more than 200."

2015-10-09 - Whale washes ashore dead at beach in Port Lincoln (Australia):

2015-10-09 - Fish, turtles and prawn found dead in pond in Vadodara (India):

2015-10-09 - Tens of thousands of fish washing ashore dead at Sakhalin Island (Russia):

2015-10-09 - Five tons of fish found dead in bay in coastal Macau (China):

2015-10-10 - Hundreds of fish found dead at beach in Aracruz (Brazil):

2015-10-11 - Animals and birds found dead at Lake Byron in Beadle County (South Dakota):

2015-10-11 - New study finds frogs going extinct 10,000 times faster than historical rate:

2015-10-12 - Eleven sea lions and two turtles found dead on beach in Tumbes (Peru):

Quote: "Fishermen from downtown San Isidro populated region of Tumbes in northern Peru, they found eleven sea lion and two dead turtles on the shores of Hermosa Beach, in the Las Garzas, four kilometers from the sea."

2015-10-13 - Forty turtles found dead on beaches in Rimini (Italy):

Quote: "Bad news on the Riviera for the marine world. Between Saturday and Monday were forty turtles death retrieved between Ravenna and Misano."

2015-10-14 - Sea otters continue washing ashore sick or dead near Homer (Alaska):

2015-10-14 - Fish dying in pond in Eagle Pass (Texas):

2015-10-14 - Several tons of fish wash ashore dead at beach in coastal Tamaulipas (Mexico), blamed on red tide:

2015-10-15 - 21 dolphins, four sea lions and eleven sea turtles wash ashore dead at coastal Altamura Island (Mexico):

Quote: "Four sea lions, 11 sea turtles and 21 dolphins have mysteriously turned up dead on an island in northwestern Mexico, sparking an investigation, authorities said Thursday. The animals were found on Altamura Island, Sinaloa state, in the Gulf of California, according to the federal prosecutor's office for environmental protection (Profepa). Profepa said in a statement that inspectors, park rangers and other experts were dispatched along 42 kilometers (26 miles) of coast to investigate the 'unusual event.'"

2015-10-15 - Penguin drops dead, another has neurological problems, at aquarium in coastal Long Beach (California):

Quote: "The Aquarium announced the animal’s death Thursday in a statement, saying employees were shocked and saddened by the penguin’s death. Noodles’ body was discovered Wednesday morning in its burrow, although the penguin had not appeared to have been ill."

Quote: "The loss of Noodles happened as Aquarium personnel are also preparing to euthanize another penguin, dubbed Elvis, who has been afflicted with a neurological ailment."

2015-10-15 - Large number of fish found dead in Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park (Ohio):

2015-10-15 - Two endangered Sumatran elephants found dead in coastal Aceh Panggong (Indonesia):

2015-10-16 - 'Mind-blowing' die off of seabirds underway from California to Alaska:

2015-10-16 - Fish dying in river on the island of St. Lucia:

2015-10-16 - Wild pig found dead on sidewalk in Palolo area in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2015-10-17 - Killer whale washes ashore dead at coastal Kupreanof Island (Alaska):

Quote: "Greg Lutton said he'd been moose hunting and was leaving Portage Bay on the north side of the island when he saw the dead whale along the shoreline. 'I've been fishing for 40 years now and never seen a dead killer whale,' he said. He said he didn't see any signs of trauma on the orca and that he thinks it just washed up on shore. He measured the whale at 17 feet 4 inches long and says it was a female."

2015-10-18 - Humpback whale, 3 turtles and a dolphin wash ashore dead at beaches in Greater Vitoria (Brazil):

2015-10-18 - Sperm whale washes ashore dead at beach in coastal Chiayi County (Taiwan):

2015-10-18 - Environmental officials 'baffled' by fish kill on Three Mile Water near Newtownabbey (Ireland):

Quote: "However, it has emerged that the NIEA does not have equipment that examines fish carcasses to help determine the source of pollution. A Department of the Environment spokeswoman said: 'NIEA has no analytical capability in respect of taking and analysing fish carcass samples.'"

Note: So they'll never know what kills any fish and all they can do is make guesses...

2015-10-18 - Thousands of fish found dead in lake in Khatauli (India):

2015-10-19 - Birds found dead or dying in multiple areas in Lubbock (Texas):

Quote: "Oh, lord have mercy. I cannot count. There were dead birds all over the place. There were feathers all over the place. There were birds that were spazzing out, and you could tell they were about to die. It’s not normal."

Quote: "Kia Reimath, assistant director of the Lubbock Animal Shelter, on Monday afternoon said the city had reports of dead birds over several blocks. Two officers responded to several locations to pick up the dead birds."

Quote: "It looked like they were having seizures."

2015-10-19 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead at beach near Gracetown (Australia):

2015-10-20 - Massive number of fish found dead along six-kilometer stretch of Muriwai Beach (New Zealand):

Quote: "Earlier this year the Ministry for Primary Industries launched an investigation after a trail of undersized gurnard 'as far as the eye can see' was spotted off the west Auckland coast."

2015-10-21 - Two well-known dolphins found dead in coastal Sarasota Bay (Florida):

2015-10-22 - Beluga whale suddenly dies at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "In a news release, Bossart said Maris had shown no signs of illness, was eating normally, and was interacting well with the aquarium’s two other beluga whales, Grayson and Qinu. Maris was born in 1994 at the New York Aquarium. She arrived at the Georgia Aquarium in 2005."

2015-10-22 - Thousands of fish found dead at Lake Ivanhoe in Orlando (Florida):

2015-10-23 - Large numbers of salmon dying in the coastal Marlborough Sounds (New Zealand):

2015-10-24 - Dozens of ducks found dead at beach in Tiny Township (Canada), on Lake Huron:

2015-10-25 - Thousands of fish found dead in river fish farms in Kamphaeng Phet (Thailand):

2015-10-25 - Elephant, female, age 40, drops dead in forest in Sambalpur (India), near the Mahanadi River:

Quote: "The villagers first spotted the carcass and informed the forest officers about it. 'There was no injury mark on the elephant.'"

2015-10-25 - Two warm-water pufferfish wash up dead along the Monterey Bay coast in California:

2015-10-26 - Many fish washing ashore dead on the island of Mahé (Seychelles Islands):

2015-10-27 - Millions of fish washing ashore dead at beaches in Tamaulipas (Mexico):

2015-10-27 - Thousands of fish found dead in stream in Nant Mawr (Britain):

Quote: "Salmon, trout, eel and bullhead populations could be devastated after mystery deaths in waterway between Ruthin and Denbigh..."

2015-10-27 - Dozens of fish found dead in Fish Lake in LaPorte County (Indiana):

2015-10-27 - Hundreds of fish found dead in creeks in coastal Mumbai (India):

2015-10-27 - Whale washes ashore dead at beach near Huttoft (Britain):

2015-10-28 - Mountain lion found dead near the Arkansas River outside Dodge City (Kansas):

Quote: "A spokesman for the Department of Wildlife and Parks said a landowner called the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Friday afternoon saying he found the animal dead near his barn along the Arkansas River."

Note: Don't see any wounds or anything, so it probably dropped dead...

2015-10-28 - Around 20 ducks found dead at pond in Bowling Green (Kentucky):

2015-10-28 - 1500 birds found dead at Lake Urmia (Iran):

Quote: "Around 1,500 birds have died around Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran for unknown reasons, an official with Iran’s Department of Environment says."

2015-10-28 - Juvenile minke whale washes ashore dead at beach near Bacton (Britain):

2015-10-28 - Sixty tons of fish suddenly die in pond in Deyang (China):

2015-10-28 - Thousands of fish found dead in lagoon in coastal San Juan (Puerto Rico):

Note: It's not just people sickening and dying around the world but animals too, often in or near bodies of water just like many of the people dropping dead...

2015-10-29 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead in coastal Destin (Florida):

2015-10-31 - More fish wash up dead on the island of St. Lucia:

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