Hundreds of TONS of fish ‘suddenly die’ in a reservoir in Sragen, Indonesia

Keracunan Massal, Ratusan Ton Ikan di Waduk Kedungombo Mati
Hundreds of tons of fish in the keramba floating on Kedungombo Dam, Sragen, died suddenly. The condition that keeps repeating itself every year because of developing toxic leftovers due to weather changes. Until now, farmers cope with could do.
In the last two days hundreds of tons of fish in keramba belonging to residents who cultivated in on Kedungombo Dam, Sragen, died suddenly. The deaths were preceded by signs of lack of oxygen and poisoning, after wind gusts that cause hard water waves so as to make the basic reservoir deposits raised.
“The big Wind when the weather changes like this are usually basic stirring reservoirs. Deposition-the sediment leftovers under the ride, be toxic. If fish breathe in water that is already contaminated the water of toxins that then in minutes will surely dying as a lack of oxygen and then a dead flounder. We have started to recognize the signs of it, “said Sunardi, a farmer on Kedungombo karamba, Wednesday (24/8/2015).
The incident was repeated again in the last two days. The sediment in the bottom of the reservoir rises due to a whirlpool due to wind down. Deposits rose in the form of green vaginal discharge with a strong odor smells like sulfur. As a result, hundreds of tons of fish belonging to a farmer to death because of it.
Keramba farmers in the village of Ngargotirto, Sumberlawang, on Kedungombo, including the hardest hit because of the incident. In the village there are more keramba swath of 1,600 belonging to 81 local fish farmers. Not to mention the hundreds of keramba belonging to large companies that also fish farming at the venue. Whereas a similar thing also happens in thousands of swaths of keramba in other villages on Kedungombo Dam.
“During the two days of hundreds of fish ready to harvest dead of poisoning. As a result of the supply of fish to produce from the region we could not do. Whereas fish from our area is on sale in all big cities in Java and outside Java such as Bali and Lombok. For a couple of days into the future, the supply of fish harvest from our area will be disturbed because of this incident, “said Sekdes Ngargotirto, Suharno.
Events such as this is not the first thing happened in on Kedungombo. Since the year 2012 mass poisoning has happened due to accumulated sediment leftovers at the base of the reservoir. For a quick rescue, usually farmers will attempt to attract keramba to the edge in order to steer clear of toxic mud. Later after the weather improved, keramba will be returned to the Center because it is the ideal fish farming need a water depth of over 30 meters.
How, then, is also not without risk. “A lot of stress because of the fish is pulled to the edge, other than because of disrupted due to withdrawn because water depths at the edge of a shallow enough so that less oxygen is ideal for fish in the keramba,” said Daryono, other fish farmers.
But the only way that way which can be attempted by fish farmers. So far there has never been an effort from the local Government to relieve the losses of farmers due to events that always occurs every year. Farmers still trying to overcome the problems that limited their ability to independently.
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1 Million+ dead fish wash up in New Jersey, USA

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The fish kill cleanup in Keansburg finished Thursday morning as state officials increased their estimate of dead bunker to more than a million.
Keansburg Mayor George Hoff said public works crews picked up the last of the peanut bunker that washed on shore at the Waackaack Creek with Thursday morning’s high tide.
Crews plan to take all the dead fish collected since Monday to the Monmouth County landfill in Tinton Falls later in the day, Hoff said.
In all, Hoff said, crews from Keansburg picked up 5,000 pounds of fish from the creek and surrounding waterways and stored them in a 30-cubic-yard container. It will cost the borough $1,100 to dump the load at the landfill, he said.
“The beach is clean, it’s open and ready for use,” Hoff said. “There’s no threat to the public.”
Bob Considine, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said his agency increased the estimate of dead fish from hundreds of thousands to more than a million late Tuesday.
The DEP doesn’t know the cause of the fish kill but surmises it may have been from low oxygen levels in the creek and surrounding waterways from the sheer number of fish – used mainly for bait – that may have been chased there by blue fish or other predators.
Crews in Keansburg and Hazlet across the creek are tending to the fish on land but are leaving in place those in the water. Hoff said the dead bunker in the creek have started to sink to the bottom, which will help reduce the smell of rotting fish.
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18,000+ cattle die due to ‘cold temperatures’ in Arequipa, Peru

Worryingly, the current situation in higher areas, due to the low temperatures that are enduring; There are 300 thousand hectares of natural pastures that have been damaged, which were intended to feed Alpaca livestock in these areas; other 18 thousand 735 heads of cattle have died as a result of frost.
Mirko Avendaño, regional manager of agriculture, reported that the areas most affected by these frosts have been the provinces of Arequipa, Castilla, Caylloma; the total hectares of natural pastures, which have been affected are 30%, so that since last month has been a campaign to send bales of hay to the hardest hit areas in the region, with the aim that can feed the cattle, along with kits that are revitalizing, antibiotics and vitamins for livestock , and prevent increase in mortality.
The phenomenon of the girl, along with the continuation of the winter season, will cause these figures to increase even more in the following weeks, since both factors skirmishes low temperatures, according to the reports issued by the Senamhi, said Mirko Avendaño. For this reason chips comes is drafted to request the Declaration of emergency in 35 districts in the region, and it is coordinating with local communities and the regional office of Civil Defense to produce chips.
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Thousands of dead fish found in a river in North Carolina, USA

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Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Heather Jacobs Deck says reports started coming in this afternoon upstream of Bath Creek and also at Core Point.
So far, all of the killed fish are menhaden.
Jacobs Deck says the kill is likely due that some of the algae bloom last week is starting to die off, causing low oxygen conditions in the river.
The riverkeeper says a swim advisory was supposed to be issued by the state for the area, but we haven’t seen one yet.
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150,000 lbs of fish turn up dead in a lake in Qingdao, China

On August 22, jihongtan Cliff village within a fish pond on the street, I do not know what reasons, floating patches of dead fish, including Fifteen-Six kilograms. According to pond contractor introduction, rough estimate of dead fish has about 150,000 pounds, and still continuing dead fish in the pond. At present, the environmental protection departments have to field sampling, testing water quality is further investigating the cause of dead fish.
“The fish managed to keep up, I do not know what causes, died overnight, were too distressed people. “The morning of 22nd, Yang Yan to the peninsula metropolis daily line 96663 reflected. According to Mr yan, his Wu JI Hong Tan ya Cun on the streets in the eastern side of the wetland, has contracted with a fish pond and some friends, 5:30 A.M. day, he came to the fish pond, found a shining white in the pond, floating on the surface of fish have died. Mr yan said that nearly 800 acres of fish ponds in the area, after the exception is found, he walked along the fishponds around a circle, occur with other locations and acres of dead fish were found.
According to Mr yan, he contracted fish ponds have been here 6 years, FRY of many times before, but never this kind of situation. “Yesterday, when we came, he found that the situation of a number of fish of oxygen, thought to be caused by two days of rain, but today, fish died so much, and now an occasional dead fish float to the surface. “Mr yan said, in fish ponds are silver carp and Hualian are batches of seedlings, have grown to Fifteen-Six kilograms, sixty or seventy centimetres in length, by rough estimate, almost 660,000 pounds of dead fish.
“Rain a few days ago, some villagers suspected in the upstream, a corporation secretly releasing water, there is a possibility that someone deliberately poisoned, but specific reasons not clear for the time being. “Mr yan said that contracted fish ponds of more than 80,000 yuan a year, in addition to giving workers wages of two fish ponds, five thousand or six thousand Yuan a month, the dead fish caused him losses could not be estimated. 22nd, Al Jazeera reporter was informed that after receiving the reflected, City Environmental Protection Department personnel rushed to the scene, after understanding pond situation, staff near the ponds and water sampling for water quality monitoring, to determine the cause of dead fish.
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Thousands of fish die due to ‘unprecedented parasite’ in Yellowstone river, USA

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“This kill is unprecedented in magnitude. We haven’t seen something like this in Montana,” FWP spokeswoman Andrea Jones said.
Nearly 200 miles of a popular Yellowstone river is closed to the public, as thousands of fish have gone belly up in an “unprecedented” way. Officials in Montana suspect the cause is a human-spread parasitic disease.
Fishing, rafting, swimming and other water-based recreational activities were banned for an undetermined amount of time as of Friday morning. The immediate closure is stretching from Yellowstone National Park’s northern boundary at Gardiner to the Highway 212 Bridge in Laurel, the area surrounding the affected zone.
Officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) say the 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River would not reopen until fish stop dying. As of Friday morning, up to 4,000 fish have been counted, but a real number is believed to be in the tens of thousands. The fish kill has extended for nearly 100 miles, the FWP said.
“This kill is unprecedented in magnitude. We haven’t seen something like this in Montana,” FWP spokeswoman Andrea Jones said.
FWP said in a statement that test results from samples sent to the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Fish Health Center in Bozeman, showing the catalyst for this fish kill to be proliferative kidney disease.
“It’s one of the most serious diseases to impact whitefish and trout,” Jones said.
Fish suck in spores of the disease through their gills, and the parasite then travels to the kidneys, eventually causing failure. It is not dangerous for humans and dogs.
It is believed that the deadly parasite is getting into rivers through boats, tubes, waders and other human contact. But effects of the disease can also be worsened by poor river conditions like high water temperatures and low flows, which are stressful for cold-water species like trout and whitefish.
“A threat to the health of Montana’s fish populations is a threat to Montana’s entire outdoor economy and the tens of thousands of jobs it sustains,” said Gov. Steve Bullock, adding that despite loses the state should do whatever it takes to stop the disease from spreading to other rivers.
Montana’s outdoor recreation economy is responsible for more than 64,000 jobs and nearly $6 billion in yearly economic activity, he stressed.
No dead fish have been found inside Yellowstone National Park, where the 100th anniversary celebration is expected to kick off next week.
Officials say no closure is planned inside the park.
“At this time, the NPS [National Park Service] is not considering expanding the river closure inside Yellowstone National Park. Crews are actively assessing the Yellowstone River and its tributaries inside the park’s northern boundary and have not discovered any dead fish,” the agency said in a statement.
The disease has already struck two isolated Montana locations over the past 20 years. Recent outbreaks have also occurred in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
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Hundreds of dead fish turn up in a river in the Bronx, New York, USA

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Hundreds of dead fish are turning up in the Hutchinson River in the Bronx. 
A viewer reported seeing the fish floating on top of the water, but it’s not just the sight of dead fish that they reported, it was also the smell.
The odor of dead fish can be smelled around the area, causing many workers at a scrap yard close by to avoid the area.
Meteorologist Mike Favetta offered insight into the phenomena, suggesting that there is not enough oxygen in the water during hot summer months so fish simply die. 
“The same thing happens when you open a soda bottle, a warm soda bottle, you open it and it sprays everywhere because the gases are trying to escape from the liquid. If the soda bottle were colder like in the case of the Hutchinson, a cooler water would hold more dissolved gases and that leads to a higher concentration of dissolved oxygen,” he says.
News 12 reached out to the Department of Environmental Conservation but has not yet heard back.
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Thousands of fish die in the waters of Rio Hondo, Texas, USA

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It got a little fishy on the Arroyo Colorado earlier this week.
On Monday, thousands of fish were found floating dead in the water.
“You could smell them even before you could see them,” said Al Ziegelgruber, 77, a Rio Hondo resident. “They were rotting fast.”
By yesterday afternoon, the thousands of fish that had covered the water in the Rio Hondo area had all but disappeared.
Rio Hondo Public Safety Director William Biloquory said the Texas Commission on Environment Quality was in town and tested the water.
Workers doing construction work around the Rio Hondo bridge worked around the dead fish floating down the river.
Even crabs were seen to have come all the way up to the shoreline to get out of the water.
Witnesses said the fish covered the river from upstream going downstream toward Arroyo City.
Ziegelgruber lives on the river more than three miles downstream from the Rio Hondo bridge and has been fishing on the arroyo for many years.
He said he saw flounder, catfish and shad floating dead in the water.
By yesterday, less than 10 dead fish remained around the Rio Hondo bridge.
Ziegelgruber said nobody cleaned it up. It was Mother Nature who took them on down the river.
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Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond at National Mall, Washington, USA

dead fish at National Mall in Washington D.C.- picture courtesy of Washington Post
Dead fish at National Mall in Washington D.C.- picture courtesy of Washington Post
Officials believe the recent extreme heat has been responsible for the deaths of several hundred fish found belly-up in a pond on the National Mall.
A mix of bluegill, sunfish and bass was found dead this week in the pond at Constitution Gardens. The shallow pond sits just west of the World War II Memorial.
National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst says he did not have an exact number of the number of fish that have died.
Officials say the recent heat likely spurred on the growth of algae, robbing the water of oxygen.
A similar fish kill happened in the same pond in 2013. Litterst says the agency is in talks to add an aeration system and make the pond deeper so that another fish kill doesn’t happen.
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1,100 chickens die in a farm in Odisha, India

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En-masse death of over a thousand chickens at a poultry farm in a seaside village triggered panic with the locals suspecting the death to be an outbreak of bird flu.
However, veterinary experts who inspected the poultry farm in Kharinasi village allayed fears of flu and said the chickens died of coccidiosis disease not bird flu.
“Around 1,100 birds including chicks died during the past one week. After the deaths were reported to us by the farm owner Bankim Majhi, we rushed to the poultry farm. After sounding an alert, the bodies of chickens were subjected to laboratory test at the district veterinary college,” Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO), Chaitanya Charan Sethy said.
“Some of the samples were sent for test to the Animal Disease Research Institute near Bhubaneswar,” he said.
The untimely death of chickens in the farm had fuelled fears of bird flu among the locals. But preliminary tests conducted on the birds found dead have ruled out bird flu, Sethy said.
Veterinarians, who conducted the initial examinations and post-mortem of the birds, said that the signs were consistent with coccidiosis disease. It is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa. The disease spreads from one animal to another by contact with the infected tissue.
However, the disease is not contagious and is not air-borne, he added.
In no other poultry farm large-scale death of chickens has been reported. However as a precautionary measure, the department has sounded an alert and asked people not to touch the chickens dropping dead. We have requested the farm owners to inform the administration when they spot dead chickens, the official said.
“We have constituted rapid response teams comprising livestock inspectors, village ‘gomitras’ and veterinary officers in the district and directed them to detect sick chickens. All poultry will be vaccinated shortly to prevent the spread of the animal disease,” Sethi said.
There were reports of distress sale of broiler chickens by poultry farm owners. Our officials are visiting the village, sensitising the poultry farm owners not to get panicked and resort to distress sale. We are conducting an awareness campaign for farmers regarding the need for vaccinations, the official added.
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