Archive | July 18, 2016

Masses of dead fish found floating in the waters of Kamensk, Russia

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Large fish kills in the waters of Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia

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This situation was made known by the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Magdalena also assured that in this type of facts to the site staff moved Institute of Marine Research, Invemar to hear the case. They also took samples of water and fish.
“Over-saturation oxygen by high phytoplankton densities”, this was the explanation he gave the Corpamag about the event as a result of taking water samples and fish.
At the moment, fishermen in the area suspended their activities because of this fact that put on alert the authorities about the state of the Bog.
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Thousands of dead fish litter a beach on Okaloosa Island, Florida, USA

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Michael Ledford walked the beach Saturday morning like he does every morning at 5 a.m. to pick up trash and take photos of the sunrise.
Recently he has been taking photos of dead fish that have washed up onto the beach.
“It’s like it happened overnight,” Ledford said about Saturday morning’s dead fish.
The fish were all mostly small, and there were some pompano mixed in as well, he said.
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3,500 ducks found dead along the river Palar in India

Over 3,500 ducks owned by a poultry farmer have died in a nearby village after consuming suspected polluted water on the Palar riverbed and tests have also ruled out any outbreak of disease for the en masse deaths of the birds, a top official said in Vellore on Friday.
Gopinath, a poultry farmer, had been rearing 3,500 ducks at nearby Periya Komeswaram village. The birds were found dead in bunches on June 13 and 14.
“The ducks had drunk water stagnant on some stretches of the Palar riverbed. We suspect the water might have been heavily contaminated and toxic,” said a top district animal husbandry official, who did not wish to be named.
He said tests carried out to ascertain if the ducks had died of any disease outbreak had confirmed that it was not so.
“Test result today confirmed that the deaths are not due to any disease outbreak. It was not due to any disease that affects birds (including ducks),” he told PTI.
“The poultry farmer has 1,000 more ducks and these are reared in a separate enclosure by him. These birds are confined to the enclosure and have not been affected.” 
He said only those ducks that drank water from the riverbed had died.
To a question, he said “such deaths happen when the level of toxicity in the water goes beyond a particular level.” 
He said an FIR has been registered and a forensic test would be done to determine the cause of ducks’ deaths.
Water samples from the riverbed and vital organs of the dead ducks are being sent for forensic test, he said.
Veterinary authorities are also seized of the matter and they are looking into it, he said.
The deaths occurred close to nearby Ambur town, which houses many tanneries.
There have been charges from environmentalists that the Palar river and the riverbed areas have been polluted due to discharge of effluents let out by tanneries.
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200,000+ dead fish have washed up in Craven County, North Carolina, USA

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More than three days after the fish kill that left more than 200,000 fish dead started, there are still hundreds of fish on the shore at Fisher’s Landing in Craven County.
What’s even more alarming is that instead of only the smaller species, like menhaden, but this time, flounder, crabs and skate turned up dead.
“It worries me. You know we are seeing a lot of the fish kills become more severe, and at the same time a lot of our protective measures for the river are being rolled back,” Travis Graves, the Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, said.
Graves said he has heard from multiple people with riverfront property that the smell of the dead fish was nearly unbearable when the kill first happened, adding that he is also worried this kill could continue to grow and reach more than one million fish killed.
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Large number of sea birds washing up dead is ‘alarming’ in Victoria, Canada

Biologist Don Kramer was searching a small Dallas Road beach for dead sea birds Thursday, and it only took minutes to find some.
A retired professor, Kramer now monitors sea bird fatalities in Victoria for Bird Studies Canada.
“So this is the species that people have been saying has been turning up dead quite often,” said Kramer, pointing out a third bird carcass.
It is called a Rhinoceros Auklet and at least 20 have been found dead on Victoria beaches in the past week.
“That would be extremely unusual to find that number of dead birds,” said Kramer.
And as he combs the beach, the number climbs even higher.
The sea bird, common in the area, is usually found out on the water, diving for small fish or krill.
Kramer said he might usually find one dead on the beach every four to five months.
On Thursday, in just one location, he had already found eight.
“It’s all one species, something must really be happening, we have to find out what it is,” he said.
And that starts with bagging the bird carcasses, which will then be sent off to a lab for testing.
“Look for toxins, look at how much fat the birds had, were they in good condition when they died or not?”
From his first look Kramer said the birds appear in good shape, like they aren’t starving, and like they died very recently.
Researchers say it’s too early to tell if this is the beginning of a large die-off event.
But since sea birds are an indicator of ocean health, what exactly has happened to these ones could be a sign of a much deeper problem.
“That’s the concern that this could just be the start of something that’s larger,” said Kramer.
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CME 20th_21st July 2016


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Depth: 15 km

Distances: 667 km N of Dili, Timor-Leste / pop: 150,000 / local time: 06:16:30.8 2016-07-19
463 km E of Kendari, Indonesia / pop: 195,006 / local time: 05:16:30.8 2016-07-19
229 km NW of Ambon, Indonesia / pop: 355,596 / local time: 06:16:30.8 2016-07-19

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Depth: 94 km

Distances: 194 km W of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 13:02:18.0 2016-07-18
58 km W of San Marcos, Guatemala / pop: 25,088 / local time: 13:02:18.0 2016-07-18
13 km S of Tapachula, Mexico / pop: 197,961 / local time: 14:02:18.0 2016-07-18

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