Sunday, April 1, 2018

2018 - MAR - Animal Die-Offs

2018-03-01 - Florida's only coral reef dying off hard from unknown cause:

2018-03-02 - Thousands of fish found dead in Pymatuning Lake (Pennsylvania):

2018-03-03 - Alligators, crabs, fish and other species dying in Lake George (Georgia):

Quote: "Numerous unconfirmed reports suggest deaths of alligators, crabs and other species, as well as fish."

2018-03-04 - Tens of thousands of starfish wash up dead on beach in coastal Ramsgate, Kent (Britain):

Quote: "Repent, for it is the end times… At least, if you are a starfish. Tens of thousands of the creatures have washed up dead on a beach in Kent, leaving the sand carpeted with them."

2018-03-05 - Police dog, 8.5 years old, has 'medical emergency' and dies at home in Ontario (Canada):

2018-03-06 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond at temple in Vallimalai (India):

2018-03-07 - Deep sea oarfish washes up dead beach on Stewart Island (New Zealand):

2018-03-07 - Large number of fish found dead in lagoon in Ramada Paso (Argentina):

2018-03-07 - Many fish wash up dead on beach in La Brea (Trinidad):

2018-03-07 - Hundreds of fish found dead in river in Chiriqui Province (Panama):

2018-03-07 - Hundreds or maybe thousands of fish wash up dead on beach in Marseillan (France):,1634948.php

2018-03-07 - Thousands of fish found dead in the River Witham in Lincolnshire (Britain):

2018-03-08 - At least 12 dolphins wash up dead on the coast of Galicia (Spain):

2018-03-08 - Three dolphins wash ashore dead on beach in Porto Santo (Portugal):

2018-03-08 - Thousands of starfish wash up dead in Andalusia (Spain) after 'Beast from the East':

2018-03-09 - Young gray whale washes ashore dead on coastal Angel Island (California):

2018-03-09 - Several thousand fish die in Rathbun Lake (Iowa):

2018-03-09 - Fish, eels and prawns dying in waterways in Papua New Guinea:

Quote: "Dead fish, eels, prawns and other debris are clogging silt and mud-laden waterways, causing stench and unsafe water, while properties have also been damaged."

2018-03-10 - 23 dolphins wash ashore dead near coastal Vedaranyam (India):

2018-03-11 - Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in river in Stung Treng (Cambodia):

2018-03-12 - Man found dead and burned in field in Redland (Florida):

Quote: "Police have a mystery on their hands after a burned body was discovered in a field in southwest Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade Police are not saying how badly burned the person was but a law enforcement source said investigators discovered the body of a male."

2018-03-12 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, fire gets big, spreads to duplex and apartment building, in Portland (Oregon), some pets killed:

Quote: "'I walked out the door and there’s just – I mean, it’s like the sci-fi movie. I mean there’s just a thick black cloud of tar-like smoke,' said Rich Coffman."

Quote: "A sixplex apartment building and a duplex near the property burned to the ground. Multiple families were displaced and 16 cats died inside the buildings, fire officials said. Some nearby homes and one school were evacuated."

2018-03-12 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Stockton (California):

2018-03-12 - Recycling center fire breaks out in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-03-12 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Tachbrook Road in Leamington (Britain):

2018-03-12 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Slough Road in Iver Heath (Britain):

Quote: "Monday 12 March, 3.22pm Fire in underground electrical installation, Five Points Roundabout, Slough Road, Iver Heath. One appliance and crew from Langley attended. Firefighters used a carbon dioxide extinguisher."

2018-03-12 - Tire warehouse goes up in flames in Novosibirsk (Russia):

Quote: "A massive fire broke out Monday morning at a warehouse of automobile tires in the city of Novosibirsk, Russia's largest city and also the capital of Siberian District in the Far East of the country, local media reported."

2018-03-12 - Passenger plane hit by battery fire in cargo hold at airport in Salt Lake City (Utah):

Note: This is the 31st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-03-12 - Sardine population down 97% off the US West Coast, sardine fishing closed for 4th straight year:

2018-03-12 - A billion monarch butterflies dead and environmentalists may be to blame:

2018-03-13 - Fourteen spinner dolphins found dead in 5 days in Tamil Nadu (India):

2018-03-14 - Endangered panther found dead in Hendry County (Florida):

2018-03-15 - Sei whale washes ashore dead in coastal Marathon (Florida):

2018-03-15 - Endangered Gulf sturgeon washes up dead on Davis Island (Florida):

2018-03-15 - Dozens of fish found dead in the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista (Colorado):

2018-03-16 - Two adult elephants and elephant calf found dead within half a mile, one in a pond, in Nalkeri (India):

2018-03-17 - Bryde's whale washes ashore dead in Tamil Nadu (India):

2018-03-19 - As insects continue to disappear, birds, which feed on them, are also being wiped out:

Quote: "The museum described the pace and extent of the wipe-out as 'a level approaching an ecological catastrophe'."

2018-03-19 - Sand tiger shark washes up dead on coastal Hilton Head Island (South Carolina):

2018-03-19 - Unknown creature washes up dead at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge in Golden Isles (Georgia):

2018-03-19 - Seychelles’ coral reefs threatened by climate change:

2018-03-20 - Two whales wash ashore dead on the coast of Nova Scotia (Canada):

2018-03-20 - Sperm whale washes up dead at beach on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

2018-03-20 - World’s last male northern white rhino is dead:

2018-03-22 - At least 150 pilot whales strand, almost all of them die, at coastal Hamelin Bay (Australia):

Quote: "Volunteers have helped rescue five of the 150 short-finned pilot whales that became stranded on a beach in Western Australia."

2018-03-22 - Sperm whale washes up and dies near Monifieth (Scotland):

2018-03-22 - Endangered Florida panther found dead in coastal Collier County (Florida):

2018-03-23 - Nature's 'alarming' decline threatens food, water, energy:

2018-03-24 - Dozens of sea birds and four seals found dead on beach in coastal Coronado (California):

2018-03-24 - Dozens of birds drop dead near Okanagan Lake (Canada):

Quote: "'It was certainly unusual. Yes it was strange. I tried to imagine what might have happened. I knew they couldn’t have been electrocuted on the lines because birds are on there all of the time. I counted at least 40 of them,' Simonin said. The birds have now been cleared from the road but how they died remains a mystery."

2018-03-24 - Hundreds of fish wash up dead on beach in coastal Buenos Aires (Argentina):

2018-03-24 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lake in Bogota (Colombia):

2018-03-25 - Three dolphins wash up dead on beach in Sinop (Turkey):

2018-03-25 - Thousands of fish found dead in retention ponds in Laredo (Texas):

2018-03-25 - Hundreds of fish found dead in the Cuyahoga River (Ohio):

2018-03-25 - Many fish wash ashore dead on the coast of Oman:

2018-03-25 - Thousands of fish found dead in river in Ensenada (Argentina):

2018-03-25 - Thousands of fish found in dam reservoir in Salem (India):

2018-03-26 - Gray whale found dead near coastal Black's Beach (California):

2018-03-26 - 61 short-beaked dolphins wash ashore at beach, 49 die, in coastal Patagonia (Argentina):

Quote: "Scientists have been left baffled after 61 short-beaked dolphins were found washed ashore on a beach resort in Argentina."

Quote: "Mr Coscarella said: 'It is the first case of marine mammals being stranded in this region, therefore it is an unprecedented situation.'”"

2018-03-27 - More than 150 cows mysteriously drop dead near Lake Victoria in Kisumu County (Kenya):

Quote: "Joshua Otieno, a farmer in Nyakach, Kisumu County, watched in disbelief as his cows collapsed and died one after the other. By midday Tuesday, more than 150 cows, including some that belonged to his neighbours in Rangul village, lay dead under unknown circumstances. An entire village is now counting losses and coming to terms with the biggest catastrophe in the area in recent times. The cows reportedly developed difficulties walking before dropping dead as their owners watched, moments after leaving a grazing field."

2018-03-27 - No newborn right whales spotted as calving season draws to a close:

Quote: "The timing could hardly be worse. Scientists estimate only about 450 North Atlantic right whales remain, and the species suffered terribly in 2017. A total of 17 right whales washed up dead in the U.S. and Canada last year, far outpacing five births."

2018-03-28 - Around 30 swans found dead in lake on the island of Lolland (Denmark):

2018-03-28 - Fish and jellyfish found dead along coastal Safety Bay (Australia):

Quote: "Fisheries and Marine officers attended the beach and found about 150 dead sea mullet and a small number of jellyfish had died along the 400-metre stretch of coast."

2018-03-29 - Monkeys mysteriously dying in Amroha (India):

Quote: "More than 200 monkeys have died and several are ailing in a village of Amroha due to mysterious disease. Villagers are puzzled and concerned about increasing number of deaths of monkeys."

2018-03-31 - Thousands of fish found dead in Lake Champlain near Whitehall (New York):

Quote: "Thousands of dead fish are floating on Lake Champlain up in Washington County. It's a site to see on Lake Champlain, thousands of dead fish floating in the water, but it remains a mystery as to how and why they died."

2018-03-31 - Insect-eating birds dying off in North America:

Quote: "No guild of North American birds is declining so rapidly as aerial insectivores: acrobatic marvels whose maneuvers make our hearts soar, and who provide a vital ecosystem service. Why are their numbers plummeting? A leading explanation is a widespread decline in insect populations..."

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