Friday, June 1, 2018

2018 - MAY - Animal Die-Offs

2018-05-01 - Huge sunfish found dead on beach near Pareora (New Zealand):

2018-05-02 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin):

2018-05-02 - Hundreds of salmon wash up dead on coastal Fishery Beach in Cape Jervis (Australia):

2018-05-02 - Ten things that will change when rhinos go extinct:

2018-05-03 - Dolphin washes up dead at beach in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-05-06 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2018-05-07 - Fish dying in pond in Sellersburg (Indiana):

2018-05-07 - Horseshoe crabs dying as area of the Indian River Lagoon turns red in Florida:

Quote: "A small area of the Indian River Lagoon turned deep red again on Monday. A canal along Second Street South in Cocoa Beach looked reddish brown after appearing to be the color of tomato soup earlier in the day. Water managers said it's not red tide and it's not brown tide, but a kind of algae that has appeared for the second time in two weeks. That's causing some alarm among people who live near the water. 'I've lived here 39 years, and I've never seen anything like it,' Cocoa Beach resident Sandy Jones said. Residents said they've seen quite a few dead or dying horseshoe crabs and strange debris in the water that floats up from the bottom. They've not seen very many dead fish."

2018-05-07 - 250,000 tons of fish found dead in fish ponds in coastal Bulacan (Philippine Islands):

2018-05-08 - Dozens of birds found dead in coastal Navarre Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Otto said that on Thursday alone she counted 61 dead birds in that radius. A resident of Navarre Beach since 1985, she said she's never seen anything like it. 'I've seen, like, four different species of birds, predominantly two different types,' Otto said. 'When the tide goes out, it takes some of them out with it. There are so many that people are starting to bury them so people aren't stepping on them. They range anywhere from what appear to be babies to adults. Just extremely odd.'"

2018-05-08 - Dozens of sea birds found dead along the coast of Mariupol (Ukraine):

2018-05-08 - Large number of fish found dead in Lake Toba (Indonesia):,15700021,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700173,15700186,15700189,15700201

2018-05-08 - Many fish suddenly die in fish farms on the Thai Binh River (Vietnam):

2018-05-08 - More than 6 tons of fish wash ashore dead at beaches in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

2018-05-09 - Thousands of fish found dead in lake in Cottleville (Missouri):

2018-05-09 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead at lake in Alberta (Canada):

2018-05-09 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lake in coastal Cork (Ireland):

2018-05-10 - Pelicans sickening and dying along the coast in southern California:

2018-05-10 - Coral reefs dying along the coasts of India:

Quote: "Much like in many parts of the world, rising sea-surface temperatures because of global warming, aggressive fishing and increasing siltation due to deforestation are leading to the death of corals off India’s coast."

2018-05-10 - Horrifying ancient skin-eating fungus threatening amphibians:

Quote: "Many of the world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash. This ecological super-villain, the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has driven more than 200 amphibian species to extinction or near-extinction—radically rewiring ecosystems all over Earth. “This is the worst pathogen in the history of the world, as far as we can tell, in terms of its impacts on biodiversity,” says Mat Fisher, an Imperial College London mycologist who studies the fungus."

2018-05-10 - Koala bears dying of chlamydia in Australia:

2018-05-13 - Unknown sea creature washes up dead on beach in the Philippine Islands:

2018-05-14 - Two Risso’s dolphins wash ashore dead near Great Yarmouth (Britain):

2018-05-14 - Fish wash up dead on the shores of Georgetown Lake (Montana):

2018-05-14 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Lake Palestine (Texas):

Quote: "Schools of dead fish floating for miles all across Lake Palestine; a smell that's almost indescribable."

2018-05-14 - Thousands of fish found dead in three ponds in Central Alberta (Canada):

2018-05-14 - Fish found dead in the Tampines River in coastal Singapore:

2018-05-17 - Heatwave killing birds in Ahmedabad (India):

Quote: "The situation has worsened so much that birds tend to fall and suffer head injuries, as they get dehydrated while flying. Nearly 800 cases of birds falling prey to heat-related illnesses were reported at Jivdaya Charitable Trust (JCT) in Ahmedabad in the first fortnight of this month. These include some 148 infant birds, 619 adult birds and 27 others."

2018-05-17 - Unknown cause, possibly bacteria, killing coral in Florida:

Quote: "Researchers believe the disease is a bacterial infection and carried by ocean current, but they don't know anything more about the disease. 'We have this one unique event and nobody was there figuring all these things out as it was happening,' said Muller. 'We'll do our best to go back and recover information, but as of right now I'm not convinced we'll ever know.' An extensive research is currently underway to identify the bacterial infection. But researchers have so far been unable to reach a conclusion because they could not grow suspected pathogens and apply it to healthy coral in lab environment."

Note: Could be the bacteria and/or archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide beginning to infest the reefs. If so, then the more this spreads, the more the coral will die, which will provide more food for the bacteria, which will then grow more, producing more hydrogen sulfide and killing more coral, and so on and so on...

2018-05-18 - Two whales wash ashore dead in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-05-19 - Juvenile humpback whale washes ashore dead on Long Beach (New York):

2018-05-19 - Bryde's whale washes ashore dead on beach in Kuakata (Bangladesh):

2018-05-19 - Three monk seals found dead in a week on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):

Quote: "On all three seals, officials conducted examinations to determine the cause of death. They say the deaths don't appear to be suspicious, but are a strange and sad coincidence."

2018-05-19 - Large number of fish found dead in Sulur Lake in Coimbatore (India):

2018-05-20 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead at beach in Ocean Shores (Washington):

2018-05-21 - Gray whale washes ashore dead on beach in Hoquiam (Washington):

2018-05-21 - Six endangered Borneo pygmy elephants found dead on the island of Borneo (Malaysia):

2018-05-22 - Gray whale washes ashore dead at beach in Rosarito, Baja California (Mexico):

Quote: "With this whale, there are now four dead specimens that have been stranded on the beach, although this cetacean is the largest."

2018-05-22 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Lake Barkley (Kentucky):

2018-05-24 - Eight sperm whales wash ashore and die at beach in South Taranaki (New Zealand):

2018-05-24 - Dolphin washes ashore dead at Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea (Massachusetts):

2018-05-24 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lake in Hari Om Nagar area in coastal Mumbai (India):

2018-05-24 - Two cats found dead foaming at the mouth near home in coastal Eyemouth (Britain), 500 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "These cats were discovered with no visible injuries, just foaming at the mouth, so we’re extremely concerned."

Note: Just like the various people who have been found dead foaming at the mouth with no visible injures...

2018-05-25 - Baby sperm whale washes ashore dead in Zamboanga City (Philippine Islands):

2018-05-26 - Four more sperm whales found dead at beach in South Taranaki (New Zealand):

2018-05-27 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead on Fire Island (New York):

2018-05-27 - Whale washes ashore dead at Zinkwazi Beach (South Africa):

2018-05-27 - Around 1400 turtles found dead in the last year in coastal São Paulo (Brazil):

2018-05-27 - 13 dolphins found dead in the past 2 months along the coast of Cantabria (Spain):

2018-05-27 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Ganges River in Kanpur (India):

2018-05-27 - Around 200 tons of fish found dead in Tobasco (Mexico):

2018-05-28 - 12 dolphins found dead along the coast of the Azov Sea (Ukraine):

2018-05-28 - 13 seals found dead in Buryatia (Russia):

2018-05-28 - Large number of fish found dead in the Nechi River (Colombia):

2018-05-28 - Three tons of fish found dead in Choco (Colombia):

2018-05-28 - 1,500 tons of fish die in La Nga River in Dong Nai (Vietnam):

2018-05-28 - Many fish dying in fish farms in Kon Tum (Vietnam):

2018-05-28 - Ten tons of fish found dead in Toho Lake (Benin):

2018-05-28 - Thousands of fish found dead in the Buyuk Menderes River (Turkey):

2018-05-28 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead along 2 kilometers of coast in Veracruz (Mexico):

2018-05-29 - Minke whale washes ashore dead at beach in Aberdour (Scotland):

2018-05-29 - Thousands of fish found dead in Lake Maloney (Nebraska):

2018-05-30 - Vast number of fish die in the water at the Houston Yacht Club in coastal La Porte (Texas):

2018-05-31 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead on Admiralty Island (Alaska):

2018-05-31 - Around 100 freshwater turtles mysteriously found dead this year across Florida:

Quote: "The die-off began five months ago. Freshwater turtles began turning up dead along the St. Johns River in January. Now about 100 dead or dying turtles have been found in water bodies in Orange, Seminole and Putnam counties. A few reports have come in from other locations, such as Trout Lake near Eustis. Examinations of the turtles and tests of their tissues have, at this point, failed to pinpoint a cause of death, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were no obvious signs of injury."

2018-05-31 - Many fish dying in Kiwassee Lake in Midland (Michigan):

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