Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 - AUG - Animal Die-Offs

2016-08-01 - 300 sea birds have washed up dead since May in Washington State:

2016-08-01 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Clear Lake near Lakeport (California):

2016-08-01 - Many fish found dead in pond at Grover Nelson Park in Abilene (Texas):

2016-08-01 - Megafauna extinction - many of the worlds largest beasts could be extinct by the end of the century:

Note: End of the century?! Whew, wishful thinking there...

2016-08-02 - Fish found dead in canal in coastal Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam):

Quote: "The water in the canal in Phu Nhuan was visibly murky, and thick bubbles could be seen at the surface along with toxic gases and sludge from the canal bed."

Quote: "Dr. Tran Huu Loc from Nong Lam (Agriculture-Forestry) University in the city said toxic gases like ammonia, methane, and hydrogen sulfide that had been spread along with the gas movement were among the causes of the fish deaths."

2016-08-02 - More than a thousand fish found dead in the River Faughan in Claudy (Ireland):

Quote: "Over 1,000 fish, of varying species, were discovered dead over several kilometres of the river today. Referring to one eyewitness describing the devastation 'like something out of a horror movie,' Mr Mullan said it was one of the biggest incidents of its kind this year."

2016-08-02 - Tons of fish wash up in dead in lake in Da Nang (Vietnam):

2016-08-02 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond in Berhampur (India):

2016-08-03 - 47 caribou found dead on coastal Prince Charles Island (Canada):

Quote: "Nunavut's Department of Environment is trying to find out what happened to dozens of dead Baffin caribou found on an uninhabited island in the Arctic. The carcasses of 47 caribou were spotted in July on Prince Charles Island by a research scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada."

2016-08-03 - Whale washes up dead at Payyambalam Beach in Kerala (India):

2016-08-03 - Around 200 starfish wash up dead at beach in coastal Perth (Australia):

2016-08-03 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Southwest River on Prince Edward Island (Canada):

Quote: "1 of at least 15 confirmed reports of anoxic waterways on P.E.I. in 2016"

2016-08-04 - Several cats and dog die with seizures and foaming at the mouth, unknown cause, in Lon Cadfan (Britain):

2016-08-04 - Hundreds of fish wash up dead at Lake Strom Thurmond (Georgia):

Note: Lake Strom Thurmond is also called Clarks Hill Lake, to clear up any confusion, cuz I was confused myself...

2016-08-04 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Silver Creek in Highland (Missouri):

2016-08-05 - Panther found dead at Immokalee Ranch in Hendry County (Florida):

Quote: "One was a 4-year-old female struck and killed by a vehicle along State Road 82 in Collier County and the other was a 10-year-old male on the Immokalee Ranch in Hendry County whose cause of death is unknown."

2016-08-06 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Forest Lake off of Knollwood Road in Florence (South Carolina):

2016-08-06 - Two dolphins strand and die at beach in Mayo (Ireland):

2016-08-07 - Humpback whale strands and dies in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2016-08-07 - Humongous number of fish found dead in the water in Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta (Colombia):

Quote: "This is the third death in less than month and a half is presented in this lagoon complex. For the veterans fisherfolk of this has been the largest among recent. Andrés Galeano, Tasajera native, told the Herald that when sailing in canoes were trapped in a 'white carpet of fish'."

2016-08-08 - Around 500 cows die from unknown cause in Kathodi (India):

2016-08-08 - Many thousands of fish wash up dead on the Crimean Coast (Ukraine):

2016-08-08 - Hundreds of fish and crabs found dead in coastal Gopalpur (India):

2016-08-09 - Fish dying and birds disappearing at the Salton Sea (California):

Quote: "When windstorms sweep across the desert and churn up the water, the sea regularly burps out hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs. Fish die-offs have left the shoreline littered with skeletons."

2016-08-09 - Thousands of fish wash up dead in the Strait of Messina (Italy):

Quote: "A mysterious die-off has affected yesterday, Saturday, August 6, the Strait of Messina: thousands of fish, mostly ope but also polyps and other species, were spotted dead at sea and on the beaches (carried by currents) by bathers on a long stretch of coast, from Santa Trada Cannitello on the Calabrian side of the Costa Viola and the North entrance of the Strait."

2016-08-10 - Humpback whale calf found dead at coastal Port of Brisbane (Australia):

2016-08-10 - Four dogs foam at the mouth and die at home in Newcastle (South Africa):

2016-08-10 - Snails are going extinct, here's why that matters:

2016-08-11 - Risso’s dolphin found dead in coastal San Francisco Bay (California):

2016-08-12 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the Yellowstone River near Livingston (Montana):

2016-08-13 - Fish found dead in pond in Athens County (Ohio):

2016-08-14 - Many fish found dead along 8-mile stretch of the Floyd River north of Maurice in Sioux County (Iowa):

Quote: "Investigators were unable to find the cause of an 8-mile long fish kill on the West Branch of the Floyd River north of Maurice in Sioux County."

2016-08-15 - Tons of fish wash up dead on beach in coastal Sanya Bay, Hainan (China):

2016-08-16 - Number of fish found dead in the Yellowstone River (Montana) could be more than 10,000:

Quote: "After confirming that more than 1,000 whitefish are dead in the Yellowstone River, state officials are assuming the total death toll is much higher. 'It would be fair to say we’re over 10,000,' said Andrea Jones, a spokeswoman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks."

2016-08-16 - Whale found dead in the water near Elliston (Canada):

2016-08-16 - 130,000 fish found dead in fish farms in coastal Thang Binh District (Vietnam):

2016-08-16 - Around 12.5 tons of fish found dead in lake in coastal Xiamen (China):

2016-08-16 - 28 dolphins and 4 sea lions found dead on beaches in coastal Lambayeque (Peru):

2016-08-16 - Thousands of fish and other marine animals wash up dead in coastal Morowali (Indonesia):

2016-08-16 - Many fish found dead in lake in Volyn (Ukraine):

2016-08-16 - Many fish found dead in fish farms in coastal Pattani Province (Thailand):

2016-08-16 - 55 turtles found dead on beaches in coastal La Paz (Mexico):

2016-08-17 - Endangered manatee washes up dead in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

Quote: "White, of Oakmont, Pa., and others who saw it thought it might have been struck by a boat. An adult manatee has few if any natural predators. 'It was sad,' he said. 'They’d never hurt anything.' But no sign of a strike was found."

2016-08-17 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond at the National Mall in coastal Washington DC:

2016-08-18 - Massive fish kill continues in the Yellowstone River (Montana), 183 miles of river closed to recreation:

Quote: "In an unprecedented move, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closing 183 miles of the Yellowstone River from Gardiner to Laurel to all water-based recreation — fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating."

2016-08-18 - Fish found dead and 'nasty ocean smell' reported in coastal Daytona Beach (Florida):

2016-08-18 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Prospect Park Lake in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2016-08-18 - Fish found dead in waterways in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):

2016-08-18 - Hundreds of sea urchins wash up dead at beaches in Devon and Cornwall (Britain):

2016-08-19 - Fin whale washes up dead on beach near coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2016-08-20 - Four ducks and a crow found dead in pond in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg (Canada):

2016-08-21 - Oliver Ridley turtle found dead at Kamala Beach in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2016-08-22 - Minke whale washes up dead in coastal Cotes-d'Armor (France):

2016-08-22 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Pamlico River (North Carolina):

2016-08-22 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the Little Miminegash River in Roseville on Prince Edward Island (Canada):,-P.E.I./1

2016-08-23 - More than a million fish found dead in coastal Keansburg (New Jersey):

Quote: "The fish kill cleanup in Keansburg finished Thursday morning as state officials increased their estimate of dead bunker to more than a million."

2016-08-23 - Whale shark washes up dead on beach in coastal Yantai (China):

2016-08-24 - Juvenile humpback whale found dead in coastal Cowichan Bay (Canada):

2016-08-24 - Baby humpback whale found dead at beach in coastal Cape Cleveland (Australia):

2016-08-24 - Fish dying in the Salt Fork River near Ponca City (Oklahoma):

2016-08-24 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Arroyo Colorado River near Rio Hondo (Texas):

2016-08-24 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the Hutchinson River in coastal Bronx (New York):

2016-08-24 - 1100 chickens found dead in coastal Kharinasi (India):

2016-08-25 - Dolphin, stingrays, eels, puffer fish and other life found dead in the Indian River Lagoon (Florida):

Quote: "On Thursday, residents monitoring the Indian River Lagoon happened upon more than 100 stingrays, along with dozens of puffer fish, eels and other species."

Quote: "In another part of the lagoon, photographer Robbyn Spratt this week captured an 8-foot bottlenose dolphin dead in the Banana River in Cocoa Beach."

2016-08-25 - 150,000 pounds of fish found dead in lake in Qingdao (China):

2016-08-25 - Hundreds of tons of fish suddenly die in reservoir in Sragen (Indonesia):

2016-08-26 - Pygmy right whale calf washes up dead on coastal Killarney Beach (Australia):

2016-08-26 - Dolphin washes up dead at beach in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), another two days before too:

Quote: "This is not the first dolphin to be found dead this week on the SC coast. According to the South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts Facebook page, volunteers retrieved a dead female neonate bottle-nosed dolphin off of South Litchfield at Midway Inlet Tuesday."

2016-08-26 - Seven harbor seals found dead on beaches in New Hampshire:

2016-08-26 - 11,000 fish found dead in Mill Pond in coastal Centerport (New York):

Quote: "The fish kill is the largest seen in the town since a mass die-off in Cold Spring Harbor 30 years ago, spokesman A.J. Carter said."

2016-08-26 - Sharks wash ashore dead at beach in coastal Damietta (Egypt):

Quote: "The dead sharks that washed ashore on a Damietta beach on Thursday are from a species that doesn't attack humans, the chief of a governmental committee tasked to look into the incident has said."

Note: Also, dead sharks rarely attack people, regardless of the type of shark...

2016-08-26 - Large number of fish wash up dead at Doha Beach (Kuwait):

Quote: "A few days ago, video of a huge pile of dead fish at Doha beach went viral on social media, raising questions on the cause of the massive demise due to the fact that fishermen have stopped fishing in the area for a long period of time."

2016-08-27 - Sperm whale strands and dies at beach in coastal Volusia County near Ponce Inlet (Florida):

2016-08-27 - Many thousands of fish found dead near coastal Osborn Island (New Jersey):

2016-08-27 - Thousands of fish found dead along the coast in Maine:

2016-08-27 - Fish dying in the Pere Marquette River (Michigan):

2016-08-28 - 322 reindeer found dead in Vinje (Norway), blamed on lightning strike:

Quote: "'It is very unusual. I’ve heard of cattle having been killed by lightning, but not in such huge numbers,' said Knut Nylend, a warden at the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (SNO) who came across hundreds of dead animals in a field between Møsvatn and Kalhovd Telemark, Hardangervidda. The area covered with dead reindeer was around 50 – 80 meters in diameter, according to Nulend."

Note: A storm did go through there, but nobody saw these reindeer get killed, so they're just assuming lightning is what killed them. That seems like too many large animals spread over too large an area - 80 meters, almost a football field in size - for lightning. Maybe they got hit by poison rain that came with the storm, like the 41 children and some animals that suddenly died after rainfall in Papua (Indonesia), mentioned in the 2015-11-24 update. Poison rain could kill creatures over a much larger area than any lightning strike. Basically like the people who've been diving into water and suddenly dying, but with the water falling onto people and creatures and killing them instead of them getting into the water and dying.

That said, lightning strikes have clearly been getting more vicious and deadly around the planet. So either this was a horrifying lightning strike like nothing seen before or these animals weren't killed by lightning. However these reindeer died, we're not likely to ever know the truth of things...

2016-08-28 - Humpback whale found dead in coastal Montevideo (Uruguay):

2016-08-28 - Many fish found dead in the water in coastal Atlantic Highlands (New Jersey):

Quote: "The latest in a series of fish kills throughout the Jersey Shore has left thousands of dead fish in a marina in Atlantic Highlands on Sunday. Blake Deakin recorded aerial footage of at the Atlantic Highlands marina, where thousands of what appeared to be dead peanut bunker floated lifeless around moored boats."

Quote: "In addition to the one in Atlantic Highlands, a kill of a few thousand fish was discovered at the marina in Keyport late Friday and another killed between 15,000 and 20,000 fish in Little Egg Harbor over the weekend. Last week, thousands of fish washed up on Keansburg beaches, particularly in the area of Waackaack Creek."

2016-08-28 - Thousands of fish found dead in coastal Portland Harbor (Maine):

2016-08-28 - Health Department collecting data on sudden and unusual illness in dogs and cats in coastal Cumberland County (New Jersey):

2016-08-29 - Hundreds of thousands of mussels wash up dead on beaches in and near coastal Jamesport (New York):

2016-08-29 - Young elephant, 5 years old, found dead in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (India):

Quote: "They rushed to the spot along with a veterinary doctor and found the dead pachyderm and the mother elephant nearby, trumpeting loudly and not letting anyone to go near the carcass."

2016-08-29 - Horses sickening with respiratory illness in Middleton (Nova Scotia), near the coast:

2016-08-30 - Huge number of fish found dead in Chernoistochinsk Lake in Nizhny Tagil (Russia):

Quote: "An unprecedented amount of dead fish have washed up on Chernoistochinsk lake in Nizhny Tagil on August 27 and 28. The lake is the main source of drinking water for residents of the city of Nizhny Tagil. The locals complained of putrid odor and unpleasant taste of water in the middle of the outgoing summer."

2016-08-30 - Large number of fish found dead in lake in Córdoba (Argentina):

2016-08-31 - Baird's beaked whale washes up dead on beach in coastal Point Reyes (California):

2016-08-31 - Huge number of fish and oysters found dead in coastal Mamaroneck Harbor (New York):

2016-08-31 - Thousands of fish found dead in the water in Matamoros (Mexico):

2016-08-31 - Massive number of fish die in fish farms in Boyolali (Indonesia):

2016-08-31 - 100 tons of fish suddenly die in Lake Maninjau in West Sumatra (Indonesia):

2016-08-31 - Tens of thousands of fish found dead in river in Ba Ria-Vung Tau (Vietnam):

2016-08-31 - Many fish found dead in the River Seyhan (Turkey):

2016-08-31 - African elephant populations in catastrophic decline:

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