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Thousands of TONS of oysters die off in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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The Deputy Minister of AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT Yuwen Eight had actual survey tour of the damage situation in the province. Situation report, Mr. Le Van Binh, Chairman Rep. said Chengde Township has more than 36 hectares of oyster, concentrated in the hamlet, Thanh, Admit Admit Admit first, with 450 households. To date the damage rate was approximately 80% of the total area, the yields oysters take about white 2250 tonnes, valued at over 47 billion.
The shrimp industry of Bình Đại district also affected due to increased salinity from 37-39 voice, led many households shrimp industry suffer losses, most of which reproduce.
Salt water on the river has surpassed the Rach Mieu bridge and are approximately 1200 fish friends reconcile menace Hong pets on the river of money in Tien Giang Province. Mr. Phan Van Cuong, feed the fish cage sculpture made of pink 4 in the hamlet of Thoi thoi Son Thanh, (HO CHI MINH CITY. My Tho, Tien Giang) said: “fish farming in dead rising 2 times friends than before Tết. Saline water are making detrimental to the development of the fish, causing them to slow down big, eat less. Sale and export to the age of fish more small fish shrinkage due to reduced resistance. If the formerly dead fish about 10 animals per day then increased to more than 30 animals per day and are growing signs “.
Dual hard fucking of hobbyist friends in addition to salt intrusion menace then the sale of the fish also do not have to “run the salty” drive the buying. From more than half a month now, the farmers called for driving the sale of fish are appointment several days to see, however almost the appointments of traders with aquarists are not taking place.
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Tens of Thousands of fish die in a lake in Krabi, Thailand

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Krabi officials are scrambling to find a solution to the tens of thousands of dead fish found in a pond in Krabi City over the weekend.
The pond, which houses numerous types of fish for fishing competitions, started emanating a bad smell as the fish started to die off on Sunday. 
“We tested the water for poisonous substances, but everything is normal. However, the water temperature was higher than usual,” said Krabi City Mayor Kittisak Phukaoluan. “We believe it’s because the weather is too hot and that is why the fish are dying.”
Officials believe it will take nearly two days to collect and bury the more than five tonnes of dead fish.
“As far as eliminating the smell, we will be adding EM [effective microorganisms] balls into the water,” Mr Kittisak said.
The mayor added that people are free to eat the fish that have just died, as they did not die from poor water conditions.
“We are currently discussing with experts about how best to reduce the temperature of the water and hope to find a solution quickly,” he added.
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Thousands of dead fish continue to wash up along Indian River Lagoon in Florida, USA

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Brown tide started in the Mosquito Lagoon and moved west to the northern Indian River lagoon in the summer of 2012. It was the first sign of its kind documented in Florida.
A year earlier, 50 square miles of lagoon seagrass had already died after a different form of excess algae appeared from Titusville to Eau Gallie, and then another from Eau Gallie to south of Vero Beach.
News 6 partner Florida Today reports thousands of dead fish continue to appear in the Indian River Lagoon. Ranging from Titusville to Melbourne, causes could loom from widespread algae that has been growing for months.
Near neighborhoods in south Cocoa Beach and Patrick Air Force Base, dead fish have been seen washed up on the banks of the water. The fish found dead range from small junk fish to massive sport fish. Fish 25 pounds or larger have been reported by residents.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have attained reports from a state database that  collects information on fish kills that show thousands of dead fish ranging from species like catfish, flounder, horseshoe crabs, and several others.
State wild officials could not pinpoint the reason for the deaths of the fish recently.
Officials are considering the growth in algae which is decreasing oxygen amounts in the water as a possible reason.  Despite the increase in algae, no fish consumption advisories or recreational advisories have been given. The brown tide algae is deemed not deathly.
The killing of fish and other marine life can be traced back to excessive algae. The large amounts of algae are causing a decrease in the amount of oxygen in the water along with blocking sunlight from seagrass.
In the Indian River lagoons and the Banana River is where most of the damage is seen. The algae spike has come about much earlier this year then in years previous.
FWC urges civilians to not attempt removing the dead fish because within a couple of days, they will sink to the bottom.
The continual problem of excess algae is still a prominent topic over local budgets. An emergency cleanup plan is being put together by multiple Brevard County agencies.
Scientists say that reasons for the spike in algae could be from air pollution, septic tanks, excess nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers, and leaky sewer systems.
Brevard County currently is cleaning out nirtogen-laden trash from canals in the Cocoa Beach and Turkey Creek area. Brevard County also is looking to complete other large trash cleaning projects.
For the upcoming budget year, the Florida Legislature has allocated $26 million for lagoon restoration projects in Brevard including $21.5 million towards cleaning trash out of the canals in the Grand Canal area.
To impose further federal action to clean up waterways, conservationists have begun an online petition drive.
Cocoa Beach has taken action into preventing dirty waterways. Cocoa Beach has put up sewer lines, taken out most septic tanks, built a new waste pond at the Cocoa Beach Country Club, relined city sewer pipes to stop leaks, and recycles waste water at its sewer plants.
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Dozens of dead birds found along a road in Elmira, New York, USA

“It was really bizarre  I  mean you wonder what could’ve caused that.”
A strange scene on the street of an Elmira neighborhood has some searching for an explanation.
On Saturday March 19, Ryan Keilman observed one dead bird on his lawn between the curb and the road on Davis Street in Elmira and thought nothing of it until he got a phone call from his mom who sounded concerned with the scene she saw while leaving his residence. Upon observing an unsettling scene of dozens of deceased animals just outside of his home, Keilman contacted multiple agencies to get answers.
“My mother, she stopped by when she was leaving she called me and said hey you need to come outside and  I  went out and she’s like did you see all of these and originally  I  counted 21 but then  I  ended up double counting it was 25 dead birds,” said Keilman.
Thomas Kump, The Director Of Environmental Health for The Chemung County Health Department said after receiving a report he contacted the state to determine the next action to be taken. 
“I  contacted the New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, their wildlife unit, and I will report the findings to them and they will make the decision whether or not they will be able to come down and grab a sample for testing,” said Kump.
Right now the cause of the animal deaths remain unclear, but the local health department has some idea of what next steps could be.
“They might come out to take some samples do some necropsies of the animals and find out what caused it whether it was chemical or some other disease or illness,” said Kump.
However at least one concerned father continues to anxiously await an explanation.
“I  guess you never know environmentally what the impact is and if there is a large scale something going on or not,” said Keilman. “But that way at least the experts in the field can look at an isolated incident and see if it’s something more widespread or not.”
The Chemung County Health Department is awaiting further instruction from the DEC and said if a resident sees a scene similar to the one on Davis Street, they can contact the DEC for action.
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