Archive | August 2, 2015


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Depth: 70 km

Distances: 92km (57mi) ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands
360km (224mi) NNE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
361km (224mi) NNE of Northern Islands Municipality – Mayor’s Office, Northern Mariana Islands
389km (242mi) NNE of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2,


200 TONS of fish have died, ‘a natural disaster’ in Orbetello Lagoon, Italy

Guarda la versione ingrandita di Laguna di Orbetello, 200 tonnellate di pesci morti (Ansa)
Emergency Orbetello lagoon after a fish die-off recorded over the last weekend. It was the absence of oxygen in the water to determine the death of an important amount of fish that is still being evaluated, but it would be a few tons.
The Mayor Monica P is preparing an Ordinance to allow urgent emergency interventions and will present at the request of the Region to natural disasters.
“At present – said President of fishermen Pier Luigi Piro – lost it around over 200 tons, but the collection of dead fish. An economic loss of around 15-20 million, taking into account that thousands have died of shortage of elvers, which in the next fishing 15-20 months “.
In perspective of fish for damage for the next 4-5 years remains to evaluate everything, since in the laguna di levante almost all the fish was lost.
“We don’t have time to think about now – said Piro – we have to work and take more fish can, not sicken the lagoon, we must save what little is possible what little is left. And we are waiting for a new day of scirocco, where oxygen below the threshold will be allowed. Hopefully someone will help us because now we are alone, at the mercy of everything. And with what little autonomy remains economic. Until September then, without aid, at least 100 employees risk their place “.
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10,200 hens killed due to avian flu in Emsland, Germany

Bird Flu

The suspected bird flu had emerged through the self-check results that now. by official sample of the NDS State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES) have been confirmed. The national reference laboratory of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) on the island Riems announced that it is the highly pathogenic form of avian influenza (HPAI) is the subtype H7 N7. Experience has shown that it appears only when close contact with diseased or dead birds and their products or excretions of transmitting viruses come from animals to humans. One should avoid direct contact with infected animals so necessarily. Based on the official result of the Emsland district performs all necessary measures to combat the disease according to the European and federal regulations. “In addition, we call on all poultry farmers to review their biosecurity measures and apply them consistently,” said District Administrator Reinhard Winter. The measures include an outbreak of highly pathogenic influenza form inter alia, in the establishment of a Sperrbezirkes three kilometers of radius around the outbreak of operation and an observation area with a radius of ten kilometers. Poultry shall not be moved from these areas out in these areas or screwing in. Within a radius of one kilometer around the affected operating stocks are also animal welfare compliant killed – in this case about 60 animals from three animal facilities. In addition, epidemiological investigation be undertaken to determine the cause and other contact holdings. Shall take effect 30 days after cleansing and disinfection operation no new case, these measures can be lifted. In Lower Saxony the latest outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza type H5N8 December 2014 were observed in the district of Cloppenburg and in the Emsland district. In March and June 2015, there was in the district of Cuxhaven and in the Emsland district outbreaks of low pathogenic form of avian influenza type H7N7. In Germany, regular monitoring tests for avian influenza in poultry flocks and in wild birds will be held. These have so far found no evidence of an influenza occurrence in Lower Saxony. Moreover, there is in poultry flocks special control inspections.
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Mass stranding of various dead fish in Juan Griego, Venezuela

Fish Kill Alert

The stranding of fish in the Bay of Juan Greek is not an isolated phenomenon, but the currents which affect margariteñas coasts at this time, and which is known by local fishermen as a sea or a “turbid”.
José Alcoba, Fisherman of this area of the North of the island, said that since Friday the sand of the Bay of this population of the Marcano municipality dawned upholstered of dead fish of various species, as well as some crustaceans such as prawns.
Bedroom, as well as other fishermen of the population, take as head of this stranding the “cloudy” that there are on the coasts, or what is known as a sea of background.
According to the reference of the men of the sea, sand and floating in the water you could see shrimp, prawns, moray eels, rays, several species of fish, like the backwards, Toad or the carachana, many people opted to pick up to their homes.
With the passage of the hours and the heat of the day, fish began to decompose, so the Mayor of Marcano activated some cleaning crews to prevent that the pestilence by its decomposition could rub off even more the promenade that runs along the beach and fish.
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Thousands of sheep dead ‘due to cold’ in Junin, Peru

Large losses in only one month. Pasture is the consumption of animals and they can do little farmers in areas altoandinas which withstand temperatures reaching 10 degrees below zero. In the region, the province of the same name is the most affected. Despite this situation, the Government does not declare the State of emergency. Ten children have died from pneumonia
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Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a river in County Down, Ireland

Fish Kill Alert

A Co Down angler has spoken of his devastation after several hundred trout died at the River Enler over the weekend.
The fish were a mix of brown and sea trout.
Back in 2013, close to 5000 fish were found dead in the river.
Ian Kittle, secretary of the Inler Angling Club, told Belfast Live that indications of what had happened began to appear on Friday evening.
He said: “One of the club members and a member of the public rang to tell me they’d seen dead fish in the lower end. The environment agency were contacted and then a lot more reports began to come in on Saturday.
“It’s easily 300, the thing about rivers is that with overgrown banks there could be a lot more tucked in that you wouldn’t actually see.
“There were fish as small as two inches, and there was one up on the six pound weight. So there was good fish among them.
“People are gutted: We had the 5000 fish kill… We knew it would take a few years to recover but it had been starting to show signs of building back up again.”
He said the environment agency is investigating the kill.
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Massive die off of shrimp due to disease in Chitalmari Upazila, Bangladesh

Viral disease has broken out in shrimp farms of Chitalmari Upazila and its adjacent areas in Bagerhat district almost like an epidemic form.As a result, shrimp cultivators who borrowed money from banks and money lenders have been thrown in utter distress. They are finding no means to refund their loans. About 40% shrimps already died of virus diseases in the shrimp farms, it is claimed by the shrimp cultivators of the area. They are using various medicines to save their shrimps, but in vain.According to the shrimp producers, there was no virus disease in their farms a few days ago. The disease suddenly broke out in their farms and consequently, shrimps are dying in a large scale every day.While this correspondent was visiting farms ,  a number of shrimp cultivators told him that  with the re-excavation of Mongla-Ghasikhali channel the salinity in the water has increased abnormally in our localities.On the other hand, a few days ago the area (Chitalmari) experienced prolonged drought and after that it is now experiencing incessant and torrential rains. They added, for those 3 reasons the virus disease broke out in our shrimp farms, A few number of shrimp cultivators opine, shrimp fries those were released in their farms contaminated germs of virus diseases previously and that is why shrimps in their fish farms were attacked with diseases. They further opined, if the rest shrimps cannot be saved from the virus disease they will incur a heavy loss and consequently, their sufferings will know no bonds.When contacted Gautam Mandol, Upazila Fishery Officer of Chitalmari told this  correspondent, shrimps are now being cultivated  on 5 thousand 9 hundred 30 farms while lobsters are being cultivated  on 9 thousand 8 hundred 20 farms in the Upazila in the current season.He added, I visited a number of shrimp farms and found that Irri-Boro paddy cultivated in the shrimp farms were harvested very recently. But the roots of the paddy plants remained in the fish farms. Those were dried due to the scorching heat of the sun and just with the beginning of the monsoon the roots of the paddy plants were rotten and poisonous gas formed in the shrimp farms.
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Mass die off of fish and shrimp in a river in Meulaboh, Indonesia

Suspected contaminated waste oil, fish and shrimp in Meulaboh died
Seeds of small fish and shrimp are found dead along the Kreung (river) Bubon, District Sama Tiga, Aceh Barat. Allegedly it happened as a result of contaminated waste oil palm. 
Lutan (55 years), community leaders Bubon in Meulaboh, on Friday (24/7), said the death of fish and shrimp seed known to residents this week, as the waste of oil palm plantations belonging to one company dumped into the river. 
“This condition is very severe because the waste oil usually is not too killed when the condition of the river water is high, but in the dry season like this water dried fish and shrimp then all dead,” said Lutan as quoted by Antara. 
Lutan explained, ranging from the Village Area (village) Suak Rank to Lhok Bubon, District Sama Tiga, with a total of about 23 villages affected by the disposal of waste oil palm plantation company PT Karya Tanah Subur (KTS) Astra Agro Lestari Tbk. 
In addition to turning off the river biota the source of livelihood of local communities, waste from the processing of crude palm oil is feared could damage the health of people who consume river water. 
“There are some people who consume water from the river, in fact almost all places of worship mosques also uses water from the River Bubon. So if allowed not only fish and shrimp died but also human,” said Lutan. 
Communities directly impacted by environmental pollution it plans to come to the West Aceh district legislature, in order to find solutions so that environmental damage was not widespread and protracted.
The regional government asked to find a solution. Residents offered to place the company’s palm oil processing was moved to a location away from the watershed (DAS), so that environmental damage can be reduced. 
“First of all, we ask the factory was kept away from the river, that is still close to my taste will not be dealt with. We have had 23 affected villages here to the river Kuala Bubon,” added Lutan. 
Post-incident terkaparnya dead fish and shrimp as well as drunk along the river, the people in the region to hunt shrimp and fish by going directly to the bottom of the river carrying fishing equipment such as nets netting. 
Meanwhile, PR Astra Agro Lestari Tbk., Area Aceh, Rizwan, who confirmed confirmed the leak their waste disposal company. But the matter of the death of the river water biota, he argued it was still under investigation. 
“The team we have gone down taking water samples for laboratory tests in Banda Aceh, yet we can say that the river biota die because of waste, there may be accidentally poison him because of the distance of the river dumps the location of the death of fish and shrimp seed is dozens of kilometers,” said Rizwan. 
Rizwan said that, around the area of ​​waste disposal companies KTS no contaminated water and biota in the river died, as happened around the river channel to some other villages. In fact, residents are close to the area the company is still able to fish in the river channel.
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250 Whales brutally slaughtered at ‘hunt event’ in Faroe Islands

The butchering is done. Photo / Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd Global 
The butchering is done. Photo / Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd Global
Their bodies lie beached on the dark shore, large slash marks penetrate the neck and sides of the whale as the blood mixes with the cold water.
Known as the grindadráp, the brutal slaughtering of pilots whales in the Danish owned Faroe Islands took place yesterday. As many as 250 whales were reportedly massacred on two beaches in Bøur and Tórshavn as locals used harpoons and knifes to hack the all of the pilot whales to death.
The horrific scenes were filmed by activists from Sea Shepherd, a non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation. 
As the innocent whales are forced to swim towards the beaches, the locals begin to run down from the jetty towards the sea.
Realising they are unable to escape, the whales slow down as the fishermen in their power boats and dinghies begin to close in on the large school of whales.
The locals, many of whom are dressed in full wetsuits and bobble hats, wade into the water and begin to violently drag the distressed animals up the beach.
Using an array of weapons, including sharp knives and harpoons, the locals begin to hack at the animals, slicing at their fatty necks and puncturing their sides.
The water quickly begins to turn red with all the blood as one by one, the whales are ruthlessly slaughtered by the heartless locals.
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Tens of thousands of dead large black sea snails wash ashore on beaches in Florida, USA

Tens of thousands of slimy creatures are washing ashore along the Treasure Coast. They’re called sea hares, and look like black slugs. They’ve been washing up in massive numbers on Martin and St. Lucie County beaches the past couple of days.
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