Archive | October 11, 2016

Massive fish kills along the beaches Ljungans, Sweden

Fish Kill Alert
Mass fish have been found dead along the Ljungans beaches. The fish are infested by fungus and now SVA State Veterinary Institute to take samples.
It is not clear what is causing fish death, a theory is, according to fish expert Kenneth Ottosson that damage to the fish causes the fungal spores attach to the fish.
– When they get some kind of mechanical damage so they get a secondary infection by fungi. It may be due to some different things. Hanfiskarna fighting with each other and cause damage to the skin. Then there will be damage to the mucous layer that allows the fungal spores present in the water may attach on the fish and cause fungal infections, Kenneth Ottosson.
That this is so much fungal spores in water may be due to the warm fall. 
– We have had so unseasonably warm for so long now in the autumn. Around ten, eleven degrees then it is extra fungal spores in the water. In addition, it will be even worse if there is little water, because the density of fish higher.
What is with the fungus that allows the fish die?
– I am not an expert on. I think that they cause damage to the skin so they have problems with fluid balance.
So they become dehydrated?
– Well, you might say so, it sounds a bit strange when they are in the water, he says.
Kenneth Ottosson still think not it’s time to worry.
– Certainly, it is much more affected fish in years. At the same time, one must remember gone we have a lot of fish in the river. Then there are more fish may become ill, he says.
Now SVA – State Veterinary Institute to come out and take samples for answers on what is causing fish death.
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Dozens of dead birds turning up at Weeks Bay, Alabama, USA

State wildlife officials are investigating reports of dead birds found near the mouth of Weeks Bay.
The dead birds, including seagulls, brown pelicans and great blue herons, are located near the boat launch at the end of County Road 1. We counted 17 dead birds at that location Wednesday.
Locals that fish here aren’t sure what’s happening and are concerned. Some have formed their own theories including illegal shootings, deadly bacteria in Weeks Bay and electrocution from overhead power lines.
A state wildlife spokesperson says they don’t know the cause of death but will investigate. Until wildlife experts get a chance to study, research and document, the bird deaths will remain a mystery.
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A large number of dead fish in Ñeembucú, Paraguay

A known stream located between kilometer 54 and 55 Route 4 Ñeembucú serves as a nest of dead fish for at least a week, according to reports. SEAM technicians ensure that only due to natural causes due to lack of oxygen.
Javier Encina, coach of the Environment Secretariat (SEAM) regional Ñeembucú, said after checking the site concluded that fish mortality is due to a natural cause for lack of oxygen due to the drought to the area.
“This appeared just today or days ago, is something given for a month. It is a plague that has been monitored and given, according to the characteristics, the low amount of water that affects the department , ” he said.
According to the professional, this could also be because several people burn garbage or trees in surrounding areas and the last recorded rain ashes came to the valley and killed fish because it “breaks down organic matter , ” according hypothesis.
The man denied “personally” that is contamination by agrochemicals and that there are not the necessary evidence or the number of dead animals that cause this damage.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor Ñeembucú Environment, Claudia Alonso, said there is no such an open question because no one made a formal complaint cause. She said she became aware of the fact via social networks and agents consulted about SEAM.
“The technicians I say it is a natural cause for lack of oxygen because there were similar situations in the same area, due to drought , ” said UH contact.
He said that on Wednesday morning will become the place to test the water and the dead to clarify the situation animals, and others argue that the environmental crisis is that a rice cooker is installed about 5 kilometers where the fish died and consider, you are already operating without a license.
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Large die off of fish found in Arkansas, USA

Fish Kill Alert
Fisherman say dead fish near Marianna, Arkansas, are a dead giveaway that something is wrong.
“What is killing the fish?” asked Frederick Alexander.
That’s the question that led WREG to take a closer look after receiving numerous phone calls to our station and pictures of the mounds of mysterious dead fish.
“When I first came I thought it was just a few fish, then I looked down and it goes way down there to down there, just nothing but dead fish. It looks and it smells disgusting,” added Alexander.
Fisherman say there are plenty of fish to be caught — that is, if you can get past the repulsive smell by the water.
WREG reached out to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to see if they knew about the dead fish.
“I wouldn’t eat the fish, looking like this, if I catch anything I’m going to throw it back,” said Alexander.
The department claimed they didn’t know anything about the fish turning up on the bank but immediately sent out an inquiry to the water and hazardous waste divisions.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says they are working to get to the bottom of the matter so that they can inform the public of a safety issue if needed.
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Hurricane Nicole Re-Forms in Atlantic, Aims at Bermuda

Hurricane Alert
Hurricane Nicole has re-formed in the Atlantic and authorities in Bermuda are warning people to prepare for a blow.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm has maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph (120 kph) and it’s expected to strengthen somewhat before its center reaches Bermuda on Thursday morning.
Bermuda’s National Security Minister Jeff Baron tells reporters that Nicole poses a serious threat, with possible hurricane-force winds hitting the island late Wednesday.
Nicole was located about 355 miles (575 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda Tuesday afternoon and it was heading northwest at 5 mph (7 kph).
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8 km SE of Arbon, Switzerland / pop: 13,000 / local time: 14:56:36.1 2016-10-11
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Distances: 62 km E of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,443,000 / local time: 12:53:30.0 2016-10-11
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Distances: 173 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 14:48:30.6 2016-10-11
18 km N of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 14:48:30.6 2016-10-11

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