Archive | July 28, 2015

Massive die off of fish in fish farms in Phibun Mangsahan District, Thailand

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Journalists reported that fish in underwater fish trap operators, many of the farmers fed into the Mun River area. T. t. PHO Sai a. PHO SI and phibun mangsahan. Ubon Ratchathani province have suffered heavy. After fish in underwater fish trap that fed into the river Mun. Start up death marooned nok many there water that villagers from the 2 t. fish in underwater fish trap in the Mun River over 500 underwater fish trap damaging to farmers with more than 1 million. As the owner of the fish has been accelerated to add oxygen to aid the fish in underwater fish trap.
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The one fish underwater fish trap operators said self with fish in underwater fish trap include underwater fish trap 50 with tilapia fish, tilapia catfish in the pet underwater fish trap. This year, the water level lower than every year. Comparing the same period Note that the fish started its onset appearing to breathe more often. Some of the dead into it. Lack of water also known as PLA nok oxygen. Since last night ago. Enough, however, it was found that the floating fish, dawn came up dead fish they feed them an age of 2-4 months to remove sold to approximately 10000 baht per thunkrachang missing need to accelerate, workers and children. draw up out on the cheap rather than peddle is not nothing.
 
Mr. Prasert Mansiri Ubon Ratchathani province have fishing areas checked by preliminary found the cause of death of fish floating and nok is expected because of hot and dry weather conditions. Water levels dropping makes fish acute lack of oxygen. The real reason the section Coordinator those involved, to determine the cause again.
Courtesy of matichon.co.th

Mass die off of turtles ‘is a mystery’ in Wellfleet Bay, Massachusetts, USA

Terrapins in Welfleet Bay in happier times.  Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Shoer
Terrapins in Welfleet Bay in happier times. Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Shoer
Dr. Barabara Brennessel, author of “Diamonds in the Marsh,” was strolling along Chipman’s Cove on April 15, checking to see if there were any signs of diamondback terrapins emerging from their winter brumation in the marsh to feed or mate. Instead, she found 10 dazed or dead turtles washed up along the wrack line. In the next three days nine more turned up.
 
“Then tons of people started calling in,” said Rebecca Shoer, Terrapin Field Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
 
The turtles, who are native to Wellfleet and spend every winter dug into the mud in Cape Cod Bay, normally should’ve been paddling about happily as the sun warmed the shallow marsh creeks.
 
“They were lethargic and unresponsive,” noted Shoer. “Turtles were coming up dead and showed symptoms similar to (cold-stunned) sea turtles but nothing like we’d seen before with terrapins. The vast majority were sexually mature females.”
 
All told, 89 turtles were found in bad shape or dead; one juvenile, 64 mature and 12 unknown as to age. More inexplicably, 76 of the 89 turtles were females; only six were male and seven were too small to identify.
 
“You can’t lose that many nesting females and not have an impact, we hated to lose those,” sanctuary Director Bob Prescott said. “A nest might have as many as 40 eggs but we’re in a better position to absorb the loss with the turtle gardens and many more volunteers.”
 
Forty-two turtles washed up dead. Six of the live ones later died.
 
“They were massively dehydrated, their eyes were sunken. They were lethargic and showed rear muscle paralysis. The legs were not functioning.
 
They had extremely low blood platelet counts which is something we see in hibernating turtles to make circulation easier,” Shoer explained. “But that something was killing them. They were essentially hemorrhaging from the eyes.”
 
Their blood was so thin it wasn’t clotting. Other were hemorrhaging internally. The live turtles were shipped to Tufts Veterinary School where several died.
 
“Some terrapins are recovering (at Tufts) and their blood work is fine but they still can’t use their back legs,” Shoer noted.
 
What happened and why is still a mystery.
 
“They just got up too early. The photoperiod said ‘wake up’ and it was way too cold,” Prescott speculated. “The folks at Tufts are finding their blood was thinned for brumation and they didn’t get a chance to thicken it up. The turtles at Tufts have sloughing scales and skin lesions.”
 
But there could be other reasons.
 
“At the end of April we got word of terrapin mortality on Long Island and in Delaware Bay. But that’s odd for cold stunning. We think their turtles started to eat snails and got red tide but it is still unclear,” Prescott said.
Courtesy of yarmouth.wickedlocal.com

Mass die off of fish in a river in Penang, Malaysia

Fish Kill Alert

A strong stench permeated the air as hundreds of dead fish littered the mouth of Sungai Bayan Lepas.
 
To make matters worse, flies had a feast after the water level subsided in Permatang Damar Laut.
 
The sudden mass fish death has raised environmental concerns among residents and fishermen living nearby.
 
Fisherman Saidin Ismail, 69, who has been fishing in the area for decades, said the sight of dead fish shocked him.
 
“It’s happened before but never this severe. Last year, there were dead fishes floating in the river but it was never this much. This could be due to pollution,” he said.
 
State Local Government Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said water samples had been sent to the laboratory for tests.
 
He said Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) and Department of Environment (DOE) officers visited the site to conduct checks.
 
“They took away water samples. It will take around two weeks for the results to be out.
 
“According to DOE, the dead fish are mullets which are usually near the river mouth.
 
The incident could be due to pollution at the river mouth,” he said in a statement.
Courtesy of news.asiaone.com

Mass die off of fish in a lake in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Fish Kill Alert

Fish in the Lake regulates Nguyen Du (Tam KY CITY, Quang Nam) undertook mass death and rise to the surface, causing serious environmental pollution.
 
People here said, have never witnessed so much death in Lake fish. Water in the Lake is very turbid, foul fishy smell. Resources and environment officers TP to Tamky is coordinating with people picked up dead fish and investigating the cause.
Courtesy of vtv.vn

5 more dead whales found, ‘scientists puzzled’ in Alaska, USA

More dead whales have been found in the Gulf of Alaska following the sightings of nine fin whale carcasses in late May and early June.
 
The Alaska Dispatch News reports that fishermen, pilots and survey crews have reported five additional dead whales over the past several weeks, including four humpbacks and one fin whale.
 
University of Alaska Fairbanks marine mammal specialist Kate Wynne says one theory is that the whales died from a toxin related to warmth-induced algae blooms in the Gulf of Alaska waters.
 
But she says scientists have tested a sample taken from the partially decomposed carcass of a dead fin whale and it did not contain the algae-produced toxin domoic acid. Other results are still pending.
 
Wynne says it’s possible that more whale carcasses could be reported soon.
Courtesy of globalnews.ca

Several TONS of dead fish wash up along the coast of Chiapas, Mexico

Fish Kill Alert

Several TONS of dead fish wash up along the coast of Chiapas, Mexico

QUAKE SWARM FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

***VERY URGENT***

Earthquake Swarm

  QUAKE SWARM

FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

***BE ALERT***