Archive | September 22, 2015

Thousands of dead fish found floating in the River Nile in Beheira, Egypt, Africa

Fish Kill Alert

Thousands of dead fish were seen floating on the Nile River Sunday in Beheira, Delta; more than 1,000 kilos of fish were collected to be eliminated and 200 kilos were seized from vendors in the local market, Youm7 reported.
Water samples were taken every two hours from the river, to make sure that city water was potable, as well as to detect the reasons for the mass fish deaths. The samples will also be taken from drinking water plants.
A committee of representatives from the ministries of health and supply, and the veterinary authority and supply investigations department was formed to conduct a comprehensive scan on fish in all cities that overlook the Rosetta branch of the Nile to eliminate all dead fish.
This is not the first time mass fish deaths in Beheira and the Rosetta branch of the Nile have occurred.
The same incident took place in June, and the officials said it was due to ammonia poisoning and lack of oxygen in the water. The same case was reported in January 2014 in Rosetta city.
The Ministry of Irrigation said in June that the fish suffocated due to hot weather and lack of oxygen in overloaded commercial fish farms concentrated in the area, as well as the blocking of Nile water at the High Dam in south of Egypt in the flooding season which coincides with the summer.
Thousands of privately-owned fish farms, most of which are unauthorized, are seen along the Rosetta branch of the Nile especially around Kafr al-Sheikh governorate; a home to over 25,000 farms.
Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazy had vowed in June to remove all the commercial fish farms in the area. “It is a matter of national security,” Moghazy was quoted by Youm7.
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Large amount of dead fish washes ashore due to red tide in Packery Channel, Texas, USA

Dead fish at Packery Channel on the Gulf of Mexico. (KZTV)
Dead fish at Packery Channel on the Gulf of Mexico. (KZTV)
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute has confirmed there is red tide in the area.
Texas Parks and Wildlife is looking into reports of dead fish and a strong odor along Gulf of Mexico beaches around Corpus Christi. 
Water testing is underway at several locations including Fish Pass and Packery Channel.
According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife webpage – – the common signs of a red tide bloom are: discolored water, dead fish, and breathing difficulty.
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Large amount of dead fish washes ashore in a reservoir in Qingdao, China

Fish Kill Alert
Recently, jimo Song Huaquan reservoir continue to die in public float to the shore, this situation has been going on for a long time. Fish stacked on the shore, have not been cleared up, many have been emitting a stench, and these fish are stocked in the reservoir. After reporters learned from the Song Huaquan, jimo, reservoir management, because the water level continues to fall, hypoxia leads to fish kills.
“Yesterday, I was back home, drop by the reservoir has a circle, see, gave me a jump, the shore is full of floating dead fish, could have thirty or forty centimeters along the dam to the West, is more than a kilometre. “Recently, the hometown in jimo Song Huaquan Reservoir near the Sun reflect it to the newspaper, Song Huaquan reservoir dam on the edge of a lot of dead fish, many have started to rot, and seems to have been dead for a long time, but the accumulation of so many fish on the shore, but no one came to clean up.
On September 10, journalists also came to Mr Suen mentioned place, walked up the slope from the South side of the dam, first see only scattered small fish, when it was close to the surface of the North, more and more dead fish appear in front, and also some small, big enough to have thirty or forty centimeters long, have washed up on the shore.
On the edge of the dam, reporters encountered strolling near the village to the villagers, one uncle, told reporters, “to come around to see alive to carry home. “Villagers told reporters that” the reservoir has been contracted out, contracting of many fish are stocked inside. ”
On September 11, the journalist, contacted Song Huaquan reservoir management, the management is responsible for the day-to-day management of the reservoir. Administration Deputy Director Wang after understanding the situation: “we arranged to clean up since early September, probably only caught fish out of the water, not removed. We can arrange as soon as possible. “Due to the small size of the reservoir, and also undertakes the functions of water supply, Administration Deputy Director Wang:” on or about August 10, we had to stop water supply, because the water level drops well pumping, so dead fish will not have an impact on water quality, fish kills can occur because the recent drop in water level of the reservoir. ”
Reservoir contract matters, the reporter also contacted Zhang Fangyi Song Huaquan reservoir management Director, explained: “beside the reservoir before contracting to Li Jia Ling village, and there is no charge, as long as they can help with day care or two reservoirs and dams. Inside the stocking are silver carp and Hualian, these species are primarily the algae in the water, there are water purification effect. ”
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Thousands of fish have died in a river in Altrip, Germany

Fish Kill Alert

In Neuhofener Altrhein at Altrip thousands of fish have died. According to the competent municipality, the water last weekend’s upset and no longer contains oxygen. An angler had discovered many dead fish on Thursday and alerted the authorities. The firefighters had ventilated the Altrheinarm with floating water circulators. The oxygen content is now slightly increased again, it said. The cause of the fish kill is believed that the only three meters deep water has warmed too much in the summer.
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Depth: 3 km

Distances: 139 km N of London, United Kingdom / pop: 7,556,900 / local time: 22:40:11.0 2015-09-22
6 km NE of Oakham, United Kingdom / pop: 10,150 / local time: 22:40:11.0 2015-09-22
7 km SE of Wymondham, United Kingdom / pop: 11,674 / local time: 22:40:11.0 2015-09-22

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Hundreds of ‘mysterious eel type fish’ wash up dead in Wasaga Beach, Canada

CTV Barrie: Eels discovered in Nottawasaga Bay
A mystery is unfolding in Wasaga Beach after hundreds of strange looking fish washed up on shore.
Hundreds of eel have recently washed ashore near the mouth of the Nottawasaga River.
The eels have a pointed nose and spots on the tail
“I have never seen this before,” said Rick Baldry with the Georgian Triangle Anglers Association. “This is something completely foreign to my eyes and probably everyone else’s eyes around here.”
The eels have not been positively identified, but appear to be a type of peacock eel that are sometimes raised in aquariums. Those eels are native to the tropical waters in Thailand, India and Burma and can grow to be almost 40 centimetres long.
Baldry is concerned that somebody body must have released the eels into the wild and considering the numbers they must have reproduced too.
“How did they get here, that’s the real concern,” he said.
On Thursday frozen samples of the eels were handed over to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) for detailed examination. Officials with the MNRF say this is the first known report of peacock eels in the Great Lakes.
According to the MNRF, the eels are not considered and invasive species because they are a tropic fish and they can’t survive a winter here to establish a population
In the meantime, the Ontario Federation of Hunters and Anglers invasive species hotline has been notified.
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Intense Thunderstorm Leads To Flooded Streets In Columbia, USA

Heavy rains flooded this Columbia street on Sept. 21, 2015. (Photo: WLTX)
A sudden, intense thunderstorm led to street-level flooding in parts of Columbia Monday night.
The heavy rains began moving in around 7:30 p.m., and persisted for over two hours. During the downpour, the National Weather Service issued a flash flooding warning for the area.
Some roads were briefly closed when they became covered in water, including frequently flood-prone areas such as Main and Whaley Streets and Gervais Street. Water could be seen swirling around the bottoms of several vehicles that attempted to drive in the water-covered roadways.
But just as soon as the water rose, they began to recede; within an hour of the end of the rain, most roads were passable again.
Heavy rain was also reported in lower Richland County and parts of Sumter County.
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Apocalyptic Flooding Ravages Over 2,000 Houses In Kaduna, Nigeria

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At least 2,000 houses in some parts of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, have been submerged by flood as a result of a heavy rainfall.
The flood was said to have been caused by an unusual heavy downpour that lasted for over 48 hours.
The rainfall which started on Saturday night till Monday morning, caused massive floods at Abubakar Kigo road new extension, Barnawa, Ungwar-Rimi, Gonin-Gora, Karatudu, Kachia, Romi among others.
More than 30, 000 people had been forced out of their homes following the incident.
Many roads had also been blocked, making it difficult to get help and supplies to affected areas.
Flooding is common in most parts of Kaduna State during the rainy season.
Channels Television’s Correspondent in Kaduna, said that poor drainage in the affected areas was the cause of the flood.
In 2012, flood killed about seven people, destroyed several houses and farmlands, in what officials said was the worst natural disaster ever to befall the state.
Since then, the State Emergency Management Agency had set up an early warning system to monitor the weather.
About 30 houses were affected by flood in the area as a result of heavy down pour in August.
The residents had, however, refused to comply with NEMA’s directive due to claims of fund to secure new homes.
Instead, they attributed the flood to lack of dredging of the Kaduna River and the opening of a dam by the Cameroonian authorities.
Residents have called on the State Government to dredge the river for easy flow of water during the rainy season.
As the rains continue to pour out, some of the affected residents have started moving out their properties to safer places.
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Depth: 0.1 km

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  63.617 -19.119
(4.2 km NNW of Hábunga)

Earthquake location   22 Sep 20:15 GMT

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Time and magnitude of earthquake   22 Sep 20:15 GMT

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