Archive | April 7, 2017

30,000 dead fish found in a lake in Idaho, USA

Thousands of fish have been found dead from the lack of oxygen at a lake near Hazelton.
According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, wildlife officers responded to calls from the public about numerous dead fish at Wilson Lake Reservoir. Idaho Fish and Game Regional Fishery Manager Doug Megargle said in a news release that nearly 30,000 fish are believe to have been killed by what is called a winterkill. Among the type of fish were bullhead, common carp, largescale suckers, yellow perch and Utah chub.
“Conditions must have been pretty poor since bullhead were among the dead fish at Wilson Lake,” said Doug Megargle – Regional Fishery Manager in the Magic Valley Region. “The unusually heavy snowpack this winter likely blocked all light penetration.”
“It’s also possible hazardous materials washed in during the large spring runoff several weeks back; however, it’s very difficult to determine what that toxic material was when there were no reports of a spill or accident, and it’s been too long between when the fish died and when they were observed,” Megargle said.
Officials say the winterkill is a result of heavy ice and snow pack blocking sun from reaching underwater vegetation that provide oxygen for the fish. Most winter kills go unnoticed because usually only a small number of fish are killed. According to Fish and Game, it is possible not many fish survived at Wilson Lake. The agency did not manage the lake and most of the fish came from flows out of the Snake River.
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Thousands of dead fish found washed up along a river in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Thousands of fish in the streams of the rod River Jorong Alin Tanang SungaiAur Subdistrict of West Pasaman, West Sumatra (West Sumatra), die.
“True, residents found thousands of dead fish that the cause is currently unknown because we are still waiting for laboratory results,” said the head of the environmental Department West Pasaman Barat, Edi Busti, in Simpang Empat, Sunday, March 19, 2017, reported by Between.
He insists his side have not been able to ascertain the cause of death of thousands of fish. Is it because palm oil mill waste streams or other causes.
“The results of our observations together with members of the dead fish in the lower reaches and is currently still waiting for laboratory results due to water and fish samples had already been taken,” he said.
The discovery of thousands of dead fish floated since Saturday, March 18, 2017, to Sunday, March 19, 2017. The horrendous events of local citizens. Citizens are upset because similar events have already happened before.
For sure, the environmental Department West Pasaman Barat is still waiting for the test results to the Health UNIT Laboratory Halls in the province of West Sumatra against the river water samples and fish to die.
“Later will be known the cause of the dead fish from laboratory test results. What is correct because the palm oil mill liquid waste or because there are other causes, “he said.
As is known, existing Palm oil mill near the river that is currently still in the supervision of the District West Pasaman Barat because of alleged waste a second factory was not worth exceeding quality raw.
“We have yet to ascertain whether the cause of the dead fish were the result of waste or not. We wait result of labor, “said he.
Meanwhile, the head of Unit Iptu Reskrim Polres West Pasaman Barat Farel justifies the existence of thousands of dead fish in the river Rods Alin.
“What the exact cause is not yet we know. We are still waiting for the results of the labor Department of the environment West Pasaman Barat, “says Farel.
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7 TONS of fish die in fish farms in Bao Thang, Vietnam

According to initial statistics, output of dead fish almost 7 tons of 10 households in Tan Loi Hamlet, Spring Township (Bảo Thắng-Lao Cai) makes people nervous. The phenomenon of fish farming unusual death is questionable is caused by contaminated water supplies.
Mr. Nguyen-Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, chairwoman of the spring Township Affairs said: get reflected unusual dead fish status, the Government has appointed Township officers down to the scene to check, set the minutes and do good advocacy work to the people concerned, the stabilized production; at the same time the report Said district leader Wins.
In particular, households he Yuwen took nearly 4 tons of commercial fish died. He said the family Baby I suffered the greatest damage in the households affected, this fish if not killed, then his family will gather about 150 million.
This is the second time the fish in Spring Township, Delivered an extraordinary death. Last month, the people of 11/2016 village 5 has also been affected due to the waste of the chemical plant in Germany. The fish in the pond of 3 households were killed are factory tested and conducted 45 million compensation and support 1 air filter water for pond fish.
Before the fish die-off status in Spring Township, interdisciplinary examination Division of the Increases Governed include science, technology and environment, Department of agriculture and rural development, the same agency officials in the District of Bảo Thắng, Lao Cai DAP fertilizer production … has been conducting fish sampling test , water, Earth. Dead fish causes abnormalities in question due to the pollution of water resources.
The Agency took samples for analysis, published when there are results.
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Masses of dead cockles, dead fish and a dolphin washed ashore in Miri, Malaysia

The dead dolphin and other marine life washed ashore at Luak.
A dolphin believed to be an adult male Fineless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) locally known as Lumba-lumba was among dead marine creatures washed ashore since last Monday.
Oswald  Braken Tisen  from Sarawak Marine Mammal Stranding Network (SMMSN)  said a staff of a club house – Beach Republic at Luak  – found the carcass of the 1.39 metre dolphin at the beach between the club house and the nearby Luak Esplanade.
“Swift action was taken by the Department of Forestry, Miri and Sarawak Forestry Corporation , SFC Miri and other members of the Network upon knowing about the incidence this morning,” he said when contacted by the Borneo Post yesterday.
He said the carcass had been brought to SFC Miri for examination and was later buried at Piasau Nature Reserve.
Braken, who is  also SFC’s deputy general manager said currently the cause of death of the dolphin, fish and crustaceans has not been ascertained.
“It is hard to determine and it could that the dolphin is injured or is old and sick. We are still investigating,” he said.
Asked why fish, cockles and crustaceans also died along that stretch of the sea, Braken said he had yet to receive further report adding that the case was the first one to occur here this year.
Last year three dead dolphins were washed ashore was here.
Meanwhile, the staff of Beach Republic said that he had sensed something unusual when he detected a stench blown from the sea and many dead clams and cockles were washed ashore since Monday.
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Millions of dead shellfish wash up in Waihi Beach, New Zealand

Locals walking on the beach were saddened to find the shellfish on the north end of the beach on Tuesday.
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council said in a statement this afternoon the rain last week was the likely caused the pipi to go to higher ground.
Staff from the council and University of Waikato collected samples of the shellfish yesterday afternoon and will be analysing these for the presence of toxins. 
Samples have also been sent to the Ministry for Primary Industries to rule out any disease cause.
The Regional Council funds a Chair in Coastal Science role to provide additional science support for issues like this. 
Professor Chris Battershill, the current Chair in Coastal Science, said it is likely a number of factors contributed to this shellfish die-off.
“Apart from the weather bomb that hit the area last week, higher ocean temperatures are being recorded in this area and there have been some large sea swells,” he said. 
“It is also possible that this is a natural die-off due to stress from overcrowding as there is a very large population of shellfish densely packed just off the beach in this area,” he added.
“Although most of the shellfish appeared to be dead we did observe many live shellfish within the wave zone,” Professor Battershill said.
The council says it expects to have some results back within three to four weeks.
Jeanette McCallum said she was walking with a friend at the northern end of the beach  on Tuesday when they came across the “shocking” sight of the pipi.
“We just couldn’t believe it,” she said. “We were crunching on the shells – they were thick, probably about 20cm thick.
“It was as far as the eye can see … we were quite shocked and sad.”
Most of the pipi have now been washed out to sea by the tide.
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Thousands of dead fish wash up in the waters of Thirthahalli, India

Thousands of dead fish washed ashore in Somavaradahalla rivulet near Punaje village in Tirthahalli taluk.
The dead fish were noticed on Thursday. Since the basin of the rivulet is considered holy, fishing is not allowed. Following the mass death, a foul smell is emanating from the river basin and the gram panchayat has deputed five workers to clean up the area. Locals suspect poisoning of the water by miscreants as a cause for the mass death.
Revathi, Assistant Director, Department of Fisheries, said that the samples of water and the dead fish have been sent for analysis. The scarcity of oxygen caused by a depletion in the water level in the rivulet may be a cause.
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Massive fish deaths found washed up on the shores of Los Santos, Panama

Lots of fish on the Pacific coast of Azuero, died stranded along the Beach El Toro, Pedasí district, in the province of Los Santos.
Fishermen in the region reported that they observed on the coast sharks, adult and young, who came to the shore behind the school to feed themselves.
The Ministry of the environment received a complaint about this unusual mortality of fish sighted in El Toro, Pedasi, beach and “was attended by technicians of the institution, who proceeded to identify the species of fish found, as well as taking samples of water and dead specimens,” details a statement of the entity.
According to the technical staff, “the cause most likely this event is mainly the suffocation of fish due to lack of oxygen”.
Environment authorities recommend that those fish are not ingested by people and identified the species of anchoveta (Cetengraulis SP.), as Cetengraulis mysticetus or bocona anchovy, by their common name.
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