Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 - DEC - Animal Die-Offs

2016-12-01 - Gibbon goes missing, next seen dead in lake at zoo in coastal Naples (Florida):

2016-12-01 - Whale and possibly last remaining dugong in Thailand found dead near coastal Rayong (Thailand):

Quote: "The dead dugong was found on Nov. 25, only two days after a dead bruda whale was found near the Lamchabang Pier in Chonburi."

Note: In June of 2014, à large cloud of 'toxic gas of unknown origin' hit Rayong in the middle of the night, sending thousands of people puking and fleeing their homes, mentioned in the 2014-06-08 update...

2016-12-01 - 21 buffalo suddenly sicken and die in Prachin Buri (Thailand):

Quote: "Livestock officials are investigating the sudden death from illness of 21 buffaloes at Ban Khao Duan village in Kabin Buri district of this eastern Central province."

2016-12-02 - Two different species of whales wash up dead in coastal Thurso (Scotland):

2016-12-03 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead at Pentewan Beach near coastal St Austell (Britain):

Quote: "Thousands of dead fish were washed up on a beach on Cornwall this morning, leaving walkers - and, looking at the picture above, a dog called Max - baffled. The discovery was made on Pentewan Beach near St Austell this morning."

2016-12-04 - Whale washes ashore dead at beach in Odisha (India):

Note: They say it's a whale shark. Doesn't look like it to me. Looks more like a humpback whale. If it IS a whale shark then it's the biggest one that anyone has ever seen, the record being 41.5 feet (12.65 meters)...

2016-12-04 - Hundreds of migratory birds found dead at coastal Chilika Lake in Odisha (India):

Quote: "Carcasses of hundreds of migratory birds have been floating over last two days in Chilika lake under local tehsil area in Puri district, according to a report. Surprisingly, wildlife officials have no knowledge about the development even as nearby villagers are on a collection spree of dead birds for consumption purpose."

Note: Near that dead whale, same coastline. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-12-04 - Endangered turtle found dead on beach along coastal Butuan Bay (Philippine Islands):

2016-12-06 - Mother bear and three cubs found dead near church in West Wyoming Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Borough police said they responded to the report of a dead bear cub near St. Monica’s Church around 8:15 a.m. The bodies of two more cubs and an bear were also found. The PGC said the bears were not shot, according to a press release."

Quote: "The bears showed no signs of bullet wounds or external trauma."

2016-12-07 - Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list:

2016-12-08 - Pregnant bald eagle suddenly collapses dead in pond in coastal Naples (Florida):

Quote: "A woman called the wildlife hospital sounding quite frantic. She had been watching a bald eagle in the pond behind her home when she stepped away for a minute to get her binoculars. When she returned, the eagle was splayed out in the water and appeared lifeless. The woman was fairly certain the eagle was dead, but we did ask her to retrieve the eagle to be sure and bring it to the hospital so we could perform an examination."

Quote: "Hospital staff examined the eagle for any obvious signs of injury. The eagle was well muscled and had no apparent injuries. A radiograph was taken to determine if the bird could have possibly been a gunshot victim. While the radiograph was negative for metal, an egg was clearly identified – the eagle was a gravid female."

2016-12-08 - Seven Humboldt penguins found dead in 3 feet of water in pool at the Calgary Zoo (Canada):

Quote: "Seven Humboldt penguins at the Calgary Zoo were found mysteriously dead in their back holding area Thursday morning, zoo officials said. Animal care director Jamie Dorgan told the Daily News that the petite birds were found in a pool three feet deep, and that preliminary results show they drowned. He said that the penguins, 8-months to 7-years-old and currently being held in a holding room during construction, did not have any known infections and that foul play is not expected at this point."

2016-12-11 - Bald eagle drops dead at beach in coastal Seattle (Washington):

Note: A healthy pregnant bald eagle just fell over dead in pond in coastal Naples (Florida) too. That was also when seven Humboldt penguins were found dead in 3 feet of water in a pond at the zoo in Calgary (Canada), both events mentioned in the 2016-12-08 update. Basically the same as the people who've been dying in and near bodies of water...

2016-12-11 - Humpback whale washes up dead at beach in North Truro (Massachusetts):

2016-12-12 - Around 100 tons of fish found dead in Lake Maninjau (Indonesia):

2016-12-12 - Six-year-old female leopard found dead in Telangana (India):

2016-12-13 - Large number of fish dying in lagoon, again, near the ocean in Thua Thien-Hue Province (Vietnam):

2016-12-13 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Ipiranga River in coastal Espirito Santo (Brazil):

2016-12-14 - Gray whale calf washes ashore dead, then swept back out to sea, in coastal Gearhart (Oregon):

2016-12-15 - Eels and trout found dead in Lake Tutira (New Zealand):

Quote: "Another fish kill at troubled Lake Tutira in Hawke's Bay has authorities concerned. About 20 dead or dying eels were found, and there were reports this week of dead trout at the lake, about 40 kilometres north on Napier. It is the second time this year that a major die-off has been detected."

2016-12-16 - Schools of herring continue to wash ashore dead on beaches in western Nova Scotia (Canada):

Quote: "Schools of dead herring keep washing ashore along the rocky beaches of western Nova Scotia, prompting a retired scientist to enlist the help of local naturalists and bird watchers as he continues to gather data about the mysterious phenomenon."

2016-12-16 - Largest die-off of coral ever recorded wipes out large area of the Great Barrier Reef this year in Australia:

2016-12-16 - Ten tons of fish found dead in Lake Kerinci (Indonesia):

2016-12-17 - Sperm whale washes ashore dead at beach in coastal Samal (Philippine Islands):

2016-12-18 - Hundreds of thousands of fish wash ashore dead in and near coastal Marazion (Britain):

Quote: "Hundreds of thousands of dead fish have washed up on a Cornish beach for the second time in as many weeks. Witnesses said the carcasses, which they believed to be mackerel, stretched for "as far as the eye could see" along Marazion beach. They were reported to have arrived on the shore last night. Katrina Slack, who took the photos published here, said she had gone to Marazion last night to see displays of starlings in flight initially, then went down to the beach."

Quote: "Cornwall Live reporter Lyn Barton, of Penzance, who was walking on the beach today, said: 'I have never seen anything like it before.'"

Quote: "It's just dead fish as far as the eye can see."

2016-12-18 - Thousands of fish found dead in river in Durango (Mexico):

2016-12-19 - Whale washes up dead at beach in coastal Cape St Francis (South Africa):

2016-12-19 - Humpback whale found dead near coastal Llandudno Beach (South Africa):

2016-12-19 - Thirteen peahens found dead in Ajmer (India):

2016-12-20 - Male tiger, age 8 or 9, drops dead in trench in Bandipur National Park (India):

Quote: "Its claws and skin were intact and there were no external injuries to indicate territorial infighting with another dominant male."

Note: As they would say in India, prima facie this looks like a case of hydrogen sulfide poisoning...

2016-12-21 - Young dolphin found dead near coastal Longboat Key (Florida):

Note: A man, 57, just collapsed and died after diving in the Florida Keys, mentioned in the 2016-12-19 update. It's not just people dying in or near bodies of water...

2016-12-21 - Young endangered killer whale found dead near coastal Sechelt (Canada):

2016-12-21 - Thousands of freshwater crayfish found dead or dying in the Oraka Stream in Putaruru (New Zealand):

Quote: "Erin Hampson-Tindale headed down to Oraka Stream in Putaruru for a bit of fishing only to find what he described as 'thousands' of freshwater crayfish of all sizes and ages floating past him. 'I have spent over an hour here now and there has been a constant flow of them. It's shocking, there are literally thousands and thousands stumbling past,' he said."

2016-12-22 - Whale washes up dead at coastal Carova Beach (North Carolina):

2016-12-22 - Hundreds of fish wash ashore at beach in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

2016-12-22 - Many fish found dead in lake in coastal Xiamen (China):

2016-12-25 - Thousands of fish found dead in waterways in Baltimore County (Maryland):

2016-12-26 - Fish dying in the Susquehanna River near Brunner Island (Pennsylvania):

2016-12-26 - Cheetahs heading for extinction; only 7,100 remain in the wild:

2016-12-27 - Around 200 red-winged blackbirds drop dead from the sky in Cumberland County (New Jersey):

Note: Only something in the atmosphere - and birds are highly vulnerable to gases thus the 'canary in the coal mine' thing - would make birds drop dead from the sky en masse all at once like that...

2016-12-27 - Large number of marine creatures washing up dead in coastal Nova Scotia (Canada):

Quote: "A marine mystery is confounding residents of southwest Nova Scotia who are watching thousands of dead fish, starfish, crabs, clams, scallops and lobster wash up on the shore. Residents of Plympton, a small community in Digby County, say they have been finding dead herring on the shore of St. Mary's Bay for more than a month, but recently other marine life has started washing up dead. Dead fish have also been found on the shores of the Annapolis Basin. 'We started finding starfish, crabs, flounder. We found ocean perch and then yesterday we started finding scallops on the beach and like I said everything's dead... we'd like to know what's going on,' said Karl Cole."

Quote: "Leighton said he's most struck by the assortment of species Hewey and others found on Boxing Day. Other than most likely all being from the bottom of St. Mary's Bay, Leighton can't see any other obvious link."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide emanates from the bottom of bodies of water, so the fact that the creatures that are dying here are all bottom-dwellers is a big clue. This all started at least as far back as 2002, when marine life started fleeing the depths off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but now the problem is spreading around the world. In the Permian-Triassic extinction event, around 96% of marine species went extinct. The extinction event currently under way looks to be a repeat of the Permian-Triassic extinction event, so marine life will die off the hardest (as has already been the case over the past several years), but most species on land - 70% or more - will also die, especially species that require lots of oxygen or which reproduce/mature slowly, like human beings...

2016-12-27 - Gray's beaked whale strands and dies at beach in Timaru (New Zealand):

Note: These whales are deep-diving whales...

2016-12-27 - Blue pygmy whale washes up dead at beach in South Taranak (New Zealand):

2016-12-28 - Humpback whale washes up dead in same area where all kinds of other marine life is dying in Nova Scotia (Canada):

Quote: "A dead whale has washed up in the same area of western Nova Scotia that has seen scores of dead herring, starfish, clams and lobster litter the shoreline — but fisheries officials say it’s too early to say whether the deaths are related."

Quote: "She said the humpback whale did not appear to have any external injuries that could easily explain its death."

2016-12-28 - Huge number of starfish wash up dead on beaches in the Netherlands:

2016-12-30 - Sperm whale washes ashore dead on coastal Rabbit Island (New Zealand), third such incident in NZ in a week:

2016-12-30 - Millions of bees found dead in Dorchester County (South Carolina), near the coast, blamed on Zika spraying:

2016-12-31 - Humpback whales found dead near the island of Maui (Hawaii), fifth since November:

2016-12-31 - Pregnant dolphin found dead in Sandy Hook Bay (New Jersey):

2016-12-31 - Fifteen green sea turtles wash up dead on coastal South Padre Island (Texas):

Quote: "To see that many, with nine in a half-mile stretch of beach alone, is confusing, we don’t know what the heck is going on..."

2016-12-31 - Thirty tons of fish found dead in reservoir in Poyang County (China):

2016-12-31 - Ten tons of fish found dead in the Jucu River in Greater Vitoria (Brazil):

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