Archive | January 16, 2017

Thousands of animals/cattle dead due to wildfires in La Pampa, Argentina

In recent days, landowners and residents of the area have shared photos and videos through social networks and messages.
In the images you can see a layer of ash that covers the fields and thousands of dead animals.
In addition, some stalwarts who chatted with MDZ said that it will be very difficult to recompose what little remains, because with the disaster many animals have been lost and mixed with those of other owners.
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Thousands of fish die in farms, ‘due to flooding’ in Kelantan, Malaysia

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A total of 30 fish farmers in Kelantan loss of about RM100,000 after their livestock died in the floods last.
Terengganu Fisheries Department director Mohd Zin Mohamed said the department already take early action to perform a survey to the scene and reports of loss.
“We also have to submit specimens of dead fish on Biosecurity Unit Fishery and water analysis as well we have done.
“To reduce the risk of loss to the farmer who has not been affected, we advise them to reap the results of which have reached market size to avoid greater losses,” he said here, today.
He said they will also contribute to the fish farmers affected to ease their burden.
Among the farmers who are often affected by floods in Laguna fish culturist Sri Tujuh following the flood water entered the area of culture.
“This issue has dragged on due to the shallow estuary collect dirt easy to affect the ecosystem of fish cages.
“We hope the open mouth of Kuala Seven by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage can be accelerated to reduce the risk of farmers,” he said.
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700 fish die in a lake, ‘due to drought’ in Sinigo, Italy

Fish Kill Alert
In the period between Christmas and New Year’s another massacre of fish occurred in Sinigo and was caused by the lack of water in the small canal parallel to the Rio Nova, behind the fishing lake where the water is not lacking.
About 700 various fish dead – especially minnows and carp – who had sought shelter in a small natural pit nearby. The scarce water available to survive and ice that covered the point were fatal. The fish are all dead.
The incident was condemned to Lav, which for today has confirmed a zone inspection to verify any responsibility. The water, already inadequate because of the drought of this period, she was taken to Hafling. “I do not know the reasons – said Giuseppe Sartori, the operator of the Sinigo lake – but I think that such a situation should be clarified once and for all by Forest, province and municipality. The fish, lacking water, have sought refuge heading towards a pit just ahead. But even there the water is shallow and, among other things, has frozen rapidly to the cold. It would be enough just to solve the problem: build a spa that can have more water and allow the fish to withstand a couple of more days. I would pick them up so the time with a retina and enter them in the pond, saving them from an agonizing death, which, I hope, can have an identified and prosecuted. “
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Hundreds of dead lobsters, starfish and crabs found washed ashore in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

These are just some of the estimated 100 lobsters Josephine Chubbs said washed up on the beach near her Norris Point home in December – ©Submitted photo
Josephine Chubbs was shocked on Dec. 17 to see a large number of sea creatures wash up on the beach near her Norris Point home.
Chubbs lives in an area known as Deckers Cove. “Our backyard is right on the ocean,” she said by phone Monday.
Dec. 17 had been a day of nasty weather that brought high seas and pretty cold temperatures. While snowblowing her husband picked up a lobster right in their driveway and brought it in the house. Not long after he went inside and told Chubbs to dress warm because they had to go down on the beach.
There they found hundreds of sea creatures washed up by the sea.
“I’ve seen caplin rolling, but never seen lobsters and connors and starfish and crab,” she said. “It was everything washing ashore.”
She estimates there were 100 lobsters alone. “It was babies, from two inches to measured (harvestable) lobsters.”
Chubbs, who is the custodian at the Bonne Bay Marine Station, was ready to do what she could to get the creatures to the tanks at the marine station, but everything was dead. “There was nothing that I could help save.”
She later called Bob Hooper, the retired MUN professor is the founding director of the station and still volunteers there, to get his thoughts on the discovery.
From the pictures she sent, Hooper was struck that there was a mixture of species, so he feels the creatures were not killed by a disease.
“Everything looked very healthy, apart from being dead,” he said.
He also noted that all the creatures washed up reach their northern limit in Newfoundland and are not things that are found in Labrador.
“The significance of that is it suggests that cold is the problem.”
He’s seen mortalities dozen of times between the fall and this time of year related to water temperatures getting close to and below freezing.
“Even it goes down a fraction of a degree it might make the difference between a connor being alive and a connor being dead.”
 He said the loss is probably worse than it looked, as it’s possible more creatures than what washed up were affected, but hopes it’s localized to the shoal waters in front of Chubb’s house.
He’ll be looking to confirm his hypothesis on what happened when he visits the marine station in the next while to download data gathered by a temperature recorder he has there.
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80 swans have died due to bird flu in Dorset, UK

Bird Flu
Workers at a world-famous Dorset wildlife centre are coming to terms with the death of 80 swans in a bird flu outbreak.
Since late December, 80 swans have died at Abbotsbury Swannery near Weymouth.
Abbotsbury Tourism general manager John Houston said: “It’s been really tough on the staff here. The deaths have been very sad for us all.”
The tourist attraction is closed for the winter and its plans to reopen in March are not affected, Mr Houston said.
Mr Houston said that the welfare of the birds and of Swannery staff was a top priority.
He said: “Cases of avian flu have been reported in wild birds in Europe and in a number of locations across the UK.
“The current H5N8 strain of bird flu is of very low risk to public health and has never transferred to humans, but the well being of the swans and other birds that visit the Swannery is paramount.
“The Swannery is currently closed to the public for the winter and is not due to reopen until March. Current access to the site is therefore restricted to staff members only.
“We are closely monitoring the health of the swans and our staff are taking all necessary precautionary measures as advised.”
There were initially nine cases of avian flu reported at the Swannery.
The news comes soon after a dead wild pigeon tested positive for the H5N8 strain of the disease in Somerset in late December.
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Thousands of dead fish, plus dead birds found in a quarry lake in Basiglio, Italy

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Die-off of fish, but also of birds, in Basildon, hinterland south of Milan. It happens in a quarry in the country. The fish in particular, as described by some inhabitants of the area, would be attracted by the most water temperature present in some discharges, but not equipped with filters of networks that effectively would prevent the same of “fish traced.”
Once inside of the discharges, the fish would not be able to turn back to the plague here. This explanation, which applies to fish, but can not “work” for the gulls: the Epiphany weekend they were found at least three deaths, around the quarry. The city administration has been informed and is taking care of the matter. The goal of environmentalists is now to determine who has responsibility for the plague of animals, and correct it.
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Thousands of fish die suddenly in a dam in East Java, Indonesia

Fish Kill Alert
Thousands of dead fish back mendakak along streams Dam Irrigation Karangdoro, Tegalsari subdistrict, Banyuwangi, East Java, on Sunday (08/01/2017) afternoon.
The incident was known to residents starting at 09.00 pm. Without command dozens of direct searching and picking fish that die in drunk and float along the irrigation dam. The fish were drunk and die even reach streams Sampean, District Bangorejo a distance of 10 kilometers from the dam site.
As mothers do riverbanks Sampean, Sri Utami, knowing a lot of dead fish, rushed docked on the riverbank.
“If the above (Dam Irrigation Karangdoro) has started at nine o’clock here mamun nyampek about half sebelasan,” she said, as she scraped the fish with nets that had been prepared.
Not yet known exactly causes thousands of fish in the river suddenly die, but some people believe that the death of fish along the river to the sea Kalibaru Subdistrict Muncar, caused by waste from sugar cane factory in the district of Glenmore.
“Looks like sugarcane waste dumped into the river back to the factory,” said Ryan, who only saw dozens of residents find the fish in the river.
Ryan and other residents deeply regrets this incident, because in the last two weeks it has three times occurred fish along the river died suddenly.
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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 506 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 07:47:43.0 2017-01-17
234 km N of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,400 / local time: 07:47:43.0 2017-01-17
119 km W of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,200 / local time: 07:47:43.0 2017-01-17

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Distances: 508 km E of Dili, Timor-Leste / pop: 150,000 / local time: 00:06:36.4 2017-01-17
489 km SE of Ambon, Indonesia / pop: 356,000 / local time: 00:06:36.4 2017-01-17
368 km SW of Tual, Indonesia / pop: 39,600 / local time: 00:06:36.4 2017-01-17

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