Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 - AUG - Animal Die-Offs

2017-08-01 - Another critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (Canada):

Quote: "Another North Atlantic right whale carcass has washed up on the west coast of Newfoundland. Four right whale carcasses have now been identified on the west coast of the province, bringing the number of dead right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to 10."

2017-08-01 - Two humpback whales beach and die at Fraser Island, and baby whale washes up dead on the Gold Coast (Australia):

Quote: "A dead baby whale has washed up on shore between Nobbys and Main Beach this morning. The news comes just one day after two humpback whales tragically beached themselves off Fraser Island."

2017-08-01 - Fin whale strands and dies in Salvage (Newfoundland):

2017-08-03 - Large number of fish dying in lake in Weatherford (Texas):

Quote: "Thousands and thousands of large and small fish littered the shoreline of the largest lake in Western Lake Estates Thursday, leaving some residents concerned. Neighbors Karla Derington and Thedalou Tucker stood on Derington's deck Thursday afternoon, braving the strong stench, and talked about the fish kill. Wednesday, the two women noticed fish swimming upside down and in circles, as well as a small number of dead fish. When the women woke up Thursday morning thousands of dead fish of various types and sizes were floating in the middle of the lake."

2017-08-03 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lake in Kingwood (Texas):

2017-08-03 - Many fish wash up dead on the shores of Lake Elsinore (California):

2017-08-03 - Short-finned pilot whale washes up dead in Kill Devil Hills (North Carolina):

2017-08-07 - Dog has seizure and dies on the banks of the Spokane River in Spokane (Washington):

2017-08-07 - Many hundreds of fish wash up dead in coastal Orange Beach (Alabama):,51814

Quote: "Boaters around Perdido Pass and other areas of Orange Beach have noticed an unsettling phenomenon in the last few days- hundreds upon hundreds of dead fish at the surface of the water."

2017-08-08 - Another critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead, this time at coastal Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts):

2017-08-08 - Red tide kills 332,000 fish found dead in Nagasaki Prefecture (Japan):

2017-08-09 - Hundreds of great shearwaters (sea birds) washing up dead on beaches on the East Coast, gannets (sea birds) dying too:

Quote: "Walking on the beach at the north end of Block Island last month, Matt Schenck stumbled upon two dead and decomposing seabirds, which the avid birdwatcher identified as great shearwaters. While gulls of various species are commonly found dead on local beaches, shearwaters are an extreme rarity. Except this year. Hundreds of great shearwaters have turned up dead on beaches on Long Island and southern New England this summer, and no one seems to know why. In addition to the birds on Block Island, birders and biologists have reported dead shearwaters on Rhode Island beaches in Tiverton and Charlestown."

Quote: "He said a number of northern gannets, another species of seabird, have been found dead on Cape Cod beaches this summer. The only difference, he said, is that they are 'in good condition, except for being dead.'"

2017-08-09 - Two deepwater oarfish wash up dead at beach in Southern Leyte (Philippine Islands):

2017-08-09 - Minke whale found dead in Charlevoix, Quebec (Canada):

2017-08-09 - Whale shark washes up dead on beach in Tamil Nadu (India):

2017-08-09 - Humpback whale found dead on the bow of cruise ship in Ketchikan (Alaska):

Quote: "Princess spokesman Brian O’Connor said the company was surprised and saddened to discover the whale. 'It is unknown how or when this happened as the ship felt no impact,' he said in a statement. 'It is also unknown, at this time, whether the whale was alive or already deceased before becoming lodged on the bow.'"

2017-08-09 - 31 sea lions wash up and die since June on beaches in Central California:

2017-08-09 - 1100 cattle suddenly die at farm in Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil):

2017-08-09 - Thousands of fish wash up dead at beach in Dover (Britain):

2017-08-09 - Many fish found dead in the Dnieper River in Cherkasy (Ukraine):

2017-08-09 - Many fish die as river suddenly turns red in Sumatra (Indonesia):

2017-08-10 - Heatwave broils Iraq and Kuwait, birds dropping dead from the sky:

Quote: "The Middle East has been hit with an 'ungodly' heatwave so extreme Iraq's government ordered all of its civil servants to go home on Thursday, when temperatures rose above 50C. Temperatures are expected to stay above 45C for the next week, with the UK Met office predicting temperatures as high as 49C this weekend. Meanwhile Kuwait will see highs of 47C and 44C in Riyadh. It comes after temperatures above 48C every day this month in the Iraqi capital."

Quote: "Birds in Kuwait have reportedly been dropping from the sky as temperatures soar to 50C across the Middle East."

2017-08-10 - Fish found dead in Dinosaur Lake near Hudson's Hope (Canada):

2017-08-10 - Around 90 tons of fish found dead in fish farms in Vung Tau (Vietnam):

2017-08-13 - Fish dying in the Banana River near the Cocoa Isles neighborhood in coastal Cocoa Beach (Florida):

2017-08-13 - Fish found dead in Laguna Joaquin in Rancho Murieta (California):

2017-08-14 - A look at some of the animal die-offs in the last week:

2017-08-15 - Minke whale found dead near coastal Narragansett (Rhode Island):

Quote: "Wolbrink said it did not appear that the whale was entangled in fishing gear. However, its cause of death remains uncertain."

2017-08-15 - Fish dying in pond in Ardmore (Oklahoma):

2017-08-16 - Another critically endangered right whale, a female, found dead east of Cape Cod (Massachusetts):

Quote: "It was at least the 13th North Atlantic right whale to be found dead this year off the coasts of Canada and Massachusetts."

2017-08-16 - Minke whale found dead in Blue Hill Bay (Maine):

2017-08-16 - Fish washing ashore dead in coastal Hagåtña (Guam):

2017-08-17 - Fish dying as algae blooms in coastal Old Tampa Bay (Florida):

Quote: "'I’ve lived here for 24 years and haven’t seen anything like this. Who knows? But I hope somebody gets to the bottom of it,' said Prince."

2017-08-17 - Birds and fish found dead in the Sankey Canal in coastal Widnes (Britain):

Quote: "Fish and birds have been found dead in a Widnes canal after low oxygen levels were discovered in the water. Pictures of the Sankey Canal show fish floating lifeless in the waterway."

Note: Unless these were water-breathing birds with gills then low oxygen levels in the water is not what killed these birds. And since there's no such thing as water-breathing birds with gills...

2017-08-17 - Two young lionesses found dead 200 meters apart in Amreli (India):

2017-08-18 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Plum Creek near Uhland (Texas):

2017-08-19 - Minke whale washes ashore dead on beach in coastal Rye (New Hampshire), second in a month in New Hampshire:

Quote: "A second dead minke whale in less than a month has washed ashore off New Hampshire’s seacoast, Fish and Game officials confirmed Saturday."

2017-08-20 - Bryde's whale washes ashore dead at beach in Bandar Lengeh (Iran):

2017-08-20 - Humpback whale beaches and dies near Red Cliff (Australia):

2017-08-20 - Eight dogs die in the Loire River (France), blamed on toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria):

2017-08-21 - Many fish found dead in Beaver Creek near Bryan (Ohio):

2017-08-22 - African elephant has seizure and dies at zoo in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "The staff at Zoo Miami is at a loss for words after an African elephant suddenly died Tuesday afternoon. Ron Magill, Zoo Miami’s communications director, said it’s unknown what caused 'Lisa' to die shortly after lying down on her side in the elephant barn."

Quote: "She was found lying on her side again Tuesday afternoon and appeared to suffer some kind of seizure, he said."

2017-08-22 - Dolphins and sea turtles washing ashore dead along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico:

Quote: "This year, 47 dolphins and 51 endangered sea turtles have died off the Gulf Coast and scientists are trying to figure out if they are the latest victims of the massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico."

Quote: "Biologists at IMMS are studying the cause of death of four dozen dolphins and even more sea turtles. He warns they are the canaries in the mine. 'These animals are top of the food chain and are a good indicator of the environment. And I can tell you that there is something that is not looking very good,' said Dr. Solangi."

Note: Lots of people being found dead in the water too, and people are even higher on the food chain...

2017-08-22 - Whale dies off the coast of Belize:

2017-08-22 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Pipliyapala Pond in Indore (India):

2017-08-22 - Numerous types of sea life, mostly deep sea creatures, wash ashore dead on beaches in coastal Kerala (India):

2017-08-23 - Hundreds of snow geese wash ashore dead around coastal Cambridge Bay (Canada):

Quote: "David Ohokannoak, who lives in Cambridge Bay, drove by the carcasses on Sunday evening on his ATV. 'It was just dead geese for about, maybe 20 kilometres of shoreline,' he said. 'There had to be over a thousand...there was too many to even count.'"

2017-08-24 - Seabirds sickening and/or dying in a variety of locations in coastal Pinellas County (Florida):

Quote: "In addition to Caladesi, sick and dead shore birds have been reported in Belleair Beach, Sand Key and Anclote Key."

2017-08-24 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the Rock River in Waupun (Wisconsin):

2017-08-24 - Dozens of fish found dead in the Yellowstone River near Livingston (Montana):

2017-08-24 - Hundreds of fish wash ashore dead in coastal Guaymas (Mexico):

2017-08-24 - Many tons of fish die in fish farms in Cianjur (Indonesia):

2017-08-25 - Hundreds of crabs wash ashore dead at coastal Belvidere Beach, near Bunbury (Australia):

Quote: "Hundreds of dead crabs have washed up on a beach in Western Australia with authorities baffled about the cause. About 500 dead blue swimmer crabs were found by a member of the public at Belvidere Beach, near Bunbury in the state's south, on Thursday."

2017-08-25 - Whale washes ashore dead in coastal Texel (Netherlands):

2017-08-26 - Young female sperm whale washes ashore dead at beach on coastal Grand Isle (Louisiana):

2017-08-26 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa):

2017-08-27 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead at coastal Crinnis Beach in St Austell (Britain):

2017-08-31 - Vast number of fish found dead in the Keelung River near coastal Taipei (Taiwan):

2017-08-31 - Police horse sickens at the oceanfront, dies shortly later, in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

Quote: "The Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol is mourning the loss of one of its horses. Disney, a 13-year-old Clydesdale cross horse, had been with the unit since 2011. Disney was on duty working at the Oceanfront when she got sick. She was rushed to get help, but didn’t make it."

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