Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2016 - MAY - Animal Die-Offs

2016-05-02 - Thousands of blue button jellyfish washing ashore dead on beaches in Odisha (India):

2016-05-02 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Lake DeSoto in Lake City (Florida):

2016-05-03 - Hundreds of fish washing up dead at Lake Thunderbird (Oklahoma):

Quote: "According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, more than 500 white bass have washed up along or on the south shore of the lake, and a 'die-off' of that magnitude has not been observed before."

2016-05-03 - Suspected rare dwarf sperm whale washes ashore and dies on beach in Gippsland (Australia):

Quote: "The 2.4-metre long adult female whale died while stranded at Red Bluff on Saturday. The dwarf sperm whale is a small robust whale with a distinctive underslung jaw, not unlike a shark. The species is so unique it has never been officially recorded in Victoria."

2016-05-03 - 2,600 turtles and thousands of sea birds found dead during the past 6 months in southern Brazil:

2016-05-03 - Hundreds of tons of fish suddenly die in Lake Toba (Indonesia):

2016-05-03 - 200 tons of fish found dead in Furnas Lake in Alfenas (Brazil):

2016-05-04 - Waves of sea life washing ashore dead on beaches in Chile:'s+beaches

2016-05-04 - Tiger cub found dead at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra (India):

2016-05-05 - North Atlantic right whale calf found dead in the water near Chatham (Massachusetts):

2016-05-05 - Minke whale washes ashore dead at beach in Biddeford (Maine):

2016-05-05 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond in the Village of Duval (Florida):

2016-05-05 - Thirty tons of fish found dead in Hongcheng Lake on coastal Hainan Island (China):

2016-05-05 - 40,000 tons of salmon and 8,000 tons of sardines found dead on the coast of Chile this year so far:

2016-05-06 - Fish dying in Raccoon Creek in Newark, and also in the South Fork of the Licking River (Ohio):

2016-05-06 - Whale washes ashore dead in coastal Hsinchu City (Taiwan):

2016-05-07 - Marine die-offs accelerating across the planet:

2016-05-07 - Large number of fish found dead, again, in the Periyar River (India):

2016-05-07 - 10,000 birds found dead at poultry farm in Humnabad (India):

2016-05-08 - Minke whale washes ashore dead on beach in Mablethorpe (Britain):

2016-05-08 - Leopard found dead in Badshahpur (India):

2016-05-09 - Hypoxic and anoxic areas spreading in the oceans since at least as far back as 2002, killing ocean life:

Quote: "It was crabbers who first reported something amiss. In 2002, they began pulling in traps full of corpses. (Crabs should be alive when you catch them.) And they mentioned something else: Little octopuses had followed their crab lines to the surface, as if fleeing inhospitable conditions below. Then heaps of dead crustaceans began washing ashore along a stretch of Oregon’s coast."

Quote: "Every year since, those hypoxic waters have appeared in late summer and early autumn. In 2006, they became anoxic, meaning they lost all their oxygen. 'You didn’t see a single fish in a day,' says Jack Barth, a professor at Oregon State University, 'just the piles of crab carcasses and worms that had come out of the bottom, sort of wafting in the current.' When scientists examined the roughly 50-year record of oxygen measurements from the region, they couldn’t find a single comparable event in the past. The hypoxia, it seemed, was unprecedented. And then it spread."

Quote: "These suffocated patches of ocean aren’t just bad for fishermen and their catch; they represent a change in the ocean that has, at times in Earth’s past, heralded mass extinction."

Quote: "Almost anywhere anyone has looked in recent years — including the Atlantic Ocean — those deep, naturally low-oxygen waters have pushed upwards, in some places by an average of three feet per year."

Quote: "Deep in the ocean live anaerobic microbes that emit the poisonous gas hydrogen sulfide as a byproduct. Lee Kump, head of the Department of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, thinks that, as the low-oxygen waters expanded in the End Permian ocean, these microbes surfaced. The gas they spewed may have poisoned the atmosphere and torn holes in the ozone layer. A die-off that began in the ocean spread to land. Over 90 percent of marine species, including trilobites, went extinct, as did 70 percent of terrestrial species."

Note: The oxygen-free zones spreading upward - that's the chemocline rising to the surface. When the chemocline reaches the surface, accumulated methane and hydrogen sulfide are released into the atmosphere, which is why so many coastal cities have been hit by 'foul odors' and 'rotten egg' odors in recent times. Some people have been blaming Fukushima for the mass ocean deaths, but the spreading dead zones and oceanic die-offs preceded Fukushima by close to a decade, at least, and it's been getting steadily worse since then. This is how human civilization comes to an end, at least on the surface of the Earth, and the process is well underway and it is unstoppable. Evacuate the surface of the Earth or die - those are the choices...

2016-05-09 - All of a sudden, fish are dying by the MILLIONS all over the planet:

Note: It's not really 'all of a sudden'. If one were paying attention, it's been ramping up for some years, as mentioned in the article above and documented by me every day since early 2012. But extinction events like the one currently in progress do accelerate over time and this one is roaring along pretty good now, so more people - even economists! - are noticing the die-offs, which are becoming both larger and increasingly common...

2016-05-09 - Cataclysmic die-off of ocean life continues along the coast in Chile:

2016-05-09 - Thousands of fish found dead in the water in coastal Saint Petersburg (Russia), seagulls won't touch them:

Quote: "As eyewitnesses reported, the Neva water captivated dead fish.  Residents of St. Petersburg, informed the press that on Sunday, May 8 on the surface of the river a huge number of fish that does not even touch the seagulls."

2016-05-09 - Massive number of fish found dead in Ulsoor Lake, again, in Bengaluru (India):

2016-05-09 - Thousands of fish found dead in the San Juan River (Mexico):

2016-05-10 - Around 100 sea birds found dead on beaches in El Tabito and Matanzas (Chile):

2016-05-10 - Koala population plummeting in Australia:

Quote: "Is the extinction of koalas in parts of southeast Queensland in Australia an imminent one? Yes, if new figures are any indicator of the current state of the country’s biggest, most important koala populations. Based on data from the Koala Coast and Pine River regions in the last two decades, huge swathes are now 'effectively extinct.'"

2016-05-10 - Beekeepers in US report loss of 44% of honeybee colonies in past year:

Quote: "Some winter losses are normal and expected. But the fact that beekeepers are losing bees in the summer, when bees should be at their healthiest, is quite alarming."

2016-05-11 - Hundreds of geese found dead in Jefferson County (Idaho):

Quote: "The Idaho Fish and Game Wildlife Lab and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab found traces of phosphine gas in tissue samples from dead birds collected at Mud Lake and Market Lake wildlife management areas."

Note: Huh, so where'd that come from? I wonder if that's a secondary chemical related to hydrogen sulfide breaking down in the atmosphere and combining with some P (phosphorus) somewhere along the way, as phosphine gas is PH3, so it's basically hydrogen sulfide (H2S) with the sulfur replaced with phosphorus and an extra hydrogen atom...

2016-05-11 - Thousands of tuna crabs wash ashore dead in coastal Imperial Beach (California):

Quote: "This marks the second year in a row the tuna crabs have washed ashore in such large numbers."

2016-05-12 - Florida's coral reefs now dying off:

2016-05-12 - One in five of world’s plant species at risk of extinction:

2016-05-13 - Young elephant, age 8, drops dead in Mayurbhanj District in Odisha (India):

2016-05-14 - India's coral reefs bleaching and dying:

Note: So the coral is dying at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, in Florida, in Hawaii, and now in India too...

2016-05-14 - Whale shark washes ashore dead at Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach in Gujarat (India):

2016-05-15 - 24 pilot whales beach and die on the Baja California Peninsula (Mexico):

2016-05-15 - Two female leopards found dead in five days in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Muthanga (India):

2016-05-16 - Juvenile gray whale washes up dead at beach near Bodega Bay (California):

2016-05-16 - Hundreds of trout found dead in stream in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2016-05-16 - Another 300 tons of sardines wash up dead on beaches in Chile:

2016-05-17 - Sea life continues washing up dead on the coast of Chile, fishermen struggling to survive:

2016-05-17 - Huge number of jellyfish wash ashore dead at beaches in Chile:

2016-05-17 - Large number of fish found dead in river near Pathalam (India):

Quote: "According to locals, this was the 12th fish kill reported from the Pathalam regulator area alone."

2016-05-17 - Mangrove trees dying off hard in Queensland (Australia):

Quote: "There have been large scale diebacks of mangrove trees in the Gulf of Carpentaria for months and scientist have only just noticed as they are in the most remote areas of Queensland. Scientists are not exactly sure what happened up there but they know the damage is extensive and unprecedented."

2016-05-18 - Whale washes ashore dead at beach near Marsa Matrouh (Egypt):

2016-05-18 - Whale washes ashore dead at beach in Asperillo (Spain):

2016-05-18 - Millions of tuna crabs wash up dead on the coast in Ensenada (Mexico):

Quote: "There is currently something going wrong along the American Pacific coast. Almost every day, an catastrophic animal die-off is being reported… But nobody knows why."

Note: Well, I wouldn't say that NOBODY knows why...

2016-05-18 - Large numbers of loggerhead turtles found dead this year on the coast of Almeria (Spain):

2016-05-18 - Tons of fish found dead in the waters of Claassee (Germany):

2016-05-18 - Many tons of fish found dead in canal in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam):

2016-05-19 - Large number of fish found dead in the Periyar River, again, in Eloor (India):

Quote: "It is the 15th time in a year that incidences of fish kill has been reported."

2016-05-20 - A third of bird species facing extinction in North America:

2016-05-20 - Two dolphins, mother and calf, found dead in the Swan River near coastal Elizabeth Quay (Australia):

2016-05-20 - Thousands of fish found dead in Lake Sebu (Philippine Islands):

2106-05-21 - Deepwater oarfish washes up dead on beach near Kaikoura (New Zealand):

Note: A huge underwater methane clathrate field started spewing methane off the coast of New Zealand near Gisborne in 2014, mentioned in the 2014-05-13 update. As that methane belches into the ocean, it'll suffocate fish and other deepwater life. At the same time, the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that eat methane and biomatter will start eating that methane and producing hydrogen sulfide, which will poison fish, starting with the deepwater species. Mostly they'll just die and float to the bottom, never seen by human beings, but sometimes they're gonna flee the death rising from the depths and wash up dead nearby...

2016-05-21 - Three dogs killed and eight critically ill after drinking from lake in Dartford (Britain), blamed on blue-green algae:

Quote: "A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: 'Until we've analysed the necessary samples, we won't know what has caused these deaths.'"

Note: There may be blue-green algae there, and that can kill dogs or people who drink the water, but maybe that's not what killed them. They won't find any hydrogen sulfide in the dogs even if that's what killed them, since it breaks down so fast in the body, and they didn't do the autopsies fast enough. So, as usual, we'll never know for sure what killed these dogs. Regardless, I certainly wouldn't be spending much time near that lake, that's for sure...

2016-05-21 - More than a thousand mice found dead on street, cats and crows sicken after eating them, in Balirajpur (India):

Quote: "More than a thousand of mice were on Saturday morning found dead at Balirajpur and Khamarpada village under Bagada panchayat under Kendrapara block, informed CDVO Chaityana Charan Sethy According to locals of Balirajpur, on Saturday morning, the villagers unearthed the mice lying dead on road outside of their houses. When the cats and the crows started feasting on the dead mice, they were found sick. A crow died on the spot."

2016-05-22 - Cats and snakes found dead in Kendrapara (India):

Quote: "A day after hundreds of rats were found dead in Kendrapara villages, the death of two cats and equal number of snakes triggered panic among the residents of Balirajpur and Khamarapada villages on Sunday. Nearly 2,000 rats were found dead in the two villages on Saturday."

2016-05-22 - Fish dying in lake in Hosakere, Karnataka (India):

2016-05-23 - Many fish found dead and dying in waterways entering Palm Beach County (Florida):

2016-05-23 - Whale washes ashore dead at Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove (California):

2016-05-23 - Freshwater fish dying off in New Zealand:

Quote: "A staggering 74 per cent of New Zealand's native freshwater fish species are in danger of extinction."

2016-05-23 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lakes in El Nayar (Mexico):

2016-05-23 - Tons of fish found dead in Lake Sochagota in Paipa, Boyacá (Colombia):

2016-05-24 - Hundreds of thousands of fish washing ashore dead at coastal Grand Isle (Louisiana):

Quote: "Residents woke up to hundreds of thousands of dead fish washing up on the beach Tuesday morning, just days before Memorial Day weekend. 'Thousands and thousands, they go as far as you can see,' said Bill Long, describing the scene he saw on the beach. Long has been coming to Grand Isle since 1968 and said he has never seen, or smelled, anything like this."

2016-05-24 - Minke whale washes ashore dead on coastal Aquidneck Island (Rhode Island):

2016-05-24 - Many more thousands of tuna crabs washing ashore dead at Monterey Bay (California):

2016-05-24 - Around 250 fox bats found dead near lake in coastal Gujarat (India), blamed on heat:

2016-05-25 - Hundreds of fish wash ashore dead at beach in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):

2016-05-25 - Large number of fish found dead in Lake Tradition in Nam Dinh (Vietnam):

2016-05-25 - Large number of fish found dead in river in Negros Occidental (Philippine Islands):

2016-05-26 - Hundreds of thousands of fish found dead in reservoir in Chanthaburi (Thailand):

2016-05-27 - Tigress, age 8, found dead at Melghat Tiger Reserve (India):

Quote: "The Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Amravati district, where tiger sighting is very rare, lost its second tiger in a span of five days on Friday. This is the eighth tiger death in the region this year and third in the last 27 days."

2016-05-28 - Whale found dead in the sea near coastal Dien Chau District (Vietnam):

2016-05-29 - Fin whale found dead on bow of cruise ship in Seward (Alaska):

Quote: "It's too soon to say whether the whale was killed when struck by the ship or if it was already dead when it became lodged on the bow, Speegle said. Investigators will remove the whale and send it for a necropsy with a veterinary pathologist. Large numbers of fin whales were found dead in the Gulf of Alaska last summer. Scientists haven't conclusively determined what's responsible for the unusual whale mortality event, Speegle said."

2016-05-30 - Two humpback whales found dead on beaches in Santa Catarina (Brazil):

Quote: "Two humpback whales were found stranded dead that exta Monday in southern Santa Catarina. One on the beach of Balneario Rincón and another on the beach Ibiraquera (Imbituba)."

2016-05-30 - Thousands of fish washing ashore dead along the coast of Catia La Mar (Venezuela):

Quote: "Thousands of fish, called Chivo, are appearing dead on the shores of the west coast of the Coast, between Arrecife and La Zorra spring in Catia La Mar."

2016-05-30 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Hebbal Lake in Bengaluru (India):

2016-05-31 - Fish found dead at Frances Slocum State Park in Luzerne County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "A large number of fish were found dead at the lake at Frances Slocum over Memorial Day weekend."

2016-05-31 - Basking shark found dead in coastal Boston Harbor (Massachusetts):

2016-05-31 - Dwarf sperm whale dies at beach, dolphin and turtle found dead too, in coastal Yucatan (Mexico):

2016-05-31 - Whale washes up dead at beach in Marske-by-the-Sea (Britain):

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