Archive | July 2, 2017


Subject to change

Depth: 51 km

Distances: 112 km S of Bogotá, Colombia / pop: 7,103,000 / local time: 14:26:31.5 2017-07-02
70 km SW of Villavicencio, Colombia / pop: 322,000 / local time: 14:26:31.5 2017-07-02
11 km NE of Lejanías, Colombia / pop: 5,200 / local time: 14:26:31.5 2017-07-02

Global viewRegional view


Several dead dolphins wash ashore in Anapa, Russia

On the shore of Anapa, several dead dolphins were thrown out. According to experts, the reason for this was a strong storm. The inhabitants of Anapa who discovered them told us that what they saw shocked them.
It was reported that several bodies of dead dolphins were thrown out by the sea wave on the coast of Anapa. The animals were discovered by local residents who immediately summoned specialists. Scientists picked up the bodies and studied the shore. A little later they voiced their version of what happened. 
They said that this is not the first time this year they have recorded such cases. For 2 months 68 dolphins have already died. In their opinion, this is due to natural phenomena. Here and this time this happened right after the storm. Scientists believe that during marine excitement, these animals lose the ability to orient themselves in the water. Some of them begin to sail to the shore, believing that they, on the contrary, are saved and go to deeper water areas. Approaching the shore, they are simply injured and die in shallow water. Scientists noted that this may happen during an earthquake. However, they did not exclude environmental factors. They noted that this happens much more rarely on the Abkhazian coast, since there are much fewer production facilities there.
Courtesy of

9 dead turtles found along the coast, north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Segundo o Tamar, as mortes podem ter sido causadas por redes de pescas ou por um forte vento leste que atingiu a região (Foto: Osiel Azevedo/Inter TV)
Photo: Osiel Azevedo / Inter TV
The Tamar Project, which operates in the conservation of sea turtles, found on Friday (23) nine turtles of different species killed on beaches in the North Fluminense region, in the cities of Campos dos Goytacazes , São João da Barra and Quissamã .
Six turtles were between the beaches of Farol de São Thomé, in Campos, and Barra do Furado, in Quissamã. The other three were on the beaches of Atafona, Caminho das Conchas and Pontal, both in São João da Barra.
According to members of the project, the killings may have been caused by fishing nets or a strong wind that struck the area on Friday, which may have dragged the turtles to the sand.
Courtesy of

Hundreds of dead water rodents (Nutria) washed ashore in Mississippi, America

File - Hundreds of nutria were found washed ashore on a Mississippi beach on Friday. Officials speculate the rodents could have been washed out of the Louisiana marsh during Tropical Storm Cindy.
Hundreds of dead nutria washed ashore on a Hancock County, Miss. beach on Friday (June 23), another aftermath of Tropical Storm Cindy, according to our news partners at WVUE Fox 8 News. Mississippi officials are not sure where the rodents came from, speculating they could have been washed out of the Louisiana marshes, the news story states.
Officials from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality was assessing the kill where an estimated 300 nutria was on the shoreline in Waveland and Clermont Harbor. More rodents are expected to wash ashore with the tide, according to the news report.
Courtesy of

Massive die off of cattle due to snowfall in the Plateau, Argentina

In the last hours, appeared on the plateau countless heads of cattle dead product of weather climate. There is much concern among producers in the area by these losses, which you would know how could impact the region’s stricken economy. So far no government agency reported on the causes of this phenomenon. There is no official data on the number of Heads of livestock were lost and the negative impact that could have on the area.
The copious snowfalls reached peaks of up to a meter deep in the territory. Numerous sheep succumbed against low temperatures.
Courtesy of

Massive fish kill in the waters of Nootdorp, Netherlands

Unfortunately a lot of dead fish in Nootdorp. Since June 16 Delfland get here in notifications. It is closed to the streets Wadden Sea and Combinatieweg.
“We spot examined the situation and measure water quality. The oxygen is in order, indicating that the fish do not have succumbed to the heat. The church still controls or is stuck in a sewer overflow pollution in the water, as any cause. But because it mainly goes dead carp, is also thought to be a virus that only affects carp. we will investigate further, “says a spokesman for Telstar online, local news site for Pijnacker-Nootdorp.
“Because the observed fish were already several days dead, they can not be examined – which is only possible if the fish is just dead Once we have seen such a fish, we send it for further investigation, the location where the.. dead fish were found, is – like the surrounding ditches -. extra watched the dead fish cleared that helps the fishing club us they put the deceased fish on the side Delfland get them out of there as quickly as possible…. the heat dead fish stink quickly. We clean the fish as soon as possible, but can not prevent you experience temporary odor. “
“Because the cause of death is still unknown, we ask you not to touch or even to clean up the dead animals. It is also -preventief- wise to avoid contact with the water. This applies to you, your children, but for example, also for your dog. “
Courtesy of

Thousands of various fish found dead in a lake in Cleder, France

According to first responders in the environment, the high mortality of fish due to the high temperature of the water and a lack of oxygen. “Tuesday morning, statements have been made. The temperature of the water was at 25 degrees”. Many assumptions have been made, including the arrival of a toxic algae because of the heat. “Some people come here to get rid of algae in their aquariums,” said a local resident.
On Wednesday morning, the gendarmerie of Saint-pol-de-leon came to see the damage. On-site, a technician in the Union of the Horn River favors, he, too, pollution. “Eels and other fish would be perfectly withstood a high temperature of the water”, he said. Analyses of water and dead fish samples have been made. The analyses are ongoing. Also on the site, the guards of the fishing company went unanswered.
Courtesy of

Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Islanders may have noticed dead fish washing up on beaches but it isn’t anything to be alarmed about.
Parks Canada says the dead gaspereau that have been showing up this spring died from natural causes.
Brad Romaniuk, the Resource Conservation Manager with Parks Canada on P.E.I., said several calls from the public have come in this year reporting anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred dead fish.
He said it’s a common occurrence at this time of year, when the fish return to the ocean after spawning in freshwater streams.
“You know they’re at the end of their life-cycle to begin with after they’ve spawned,” he said. 
“Once they leave the freshwater and enter back into the saltwater environment, many times some of them will die mostly because of the sudden change in water temperature.”
Romaniuk said that Parks Canada has received more reports than last year.
He said that it could be because more people are out on the beaches, or that the temperature difference between the ocean and freshwater streams is greater than years past.
He added that the dead fish become a food source for animals in the area, such as nesting bald eagles.
“It’s that sort of the circle of events that the gaspereau goes through.”
Courtesy of

Thousands of fish and shrimp die off in a river in Guerrero, Mexico

State and federal authorities are investigating a die-off of thousands of fish and shrimp reported by people living near the Omitlán River in the Guerrero municipality of Juan R. Escudero.
Specialists have taken water samples and tissue samples from the fish to determine the cause of the die-off, which residents say has been occurring at this time of year for about seven years.
Escudero Mayor Leonel Leyva Muñoz advised residents to avoid consuming fish and shrimp from that part of the river until the causes of their death can be determined
However, some residents, normally dedicated to fishing, had already retrieved several fish that were still alive and sold them in the municipal market.
The newspaper Milenio reported that some people suspect that the die-off of fish and other wildlife was caused by pollutants spilled at the hydroelectric power generation station located upriver in Carolina, a town in the municipality of Quechultenango.
Courtesy of