Archive | June 6, 2018

Hundreds of dead catfish, eels and seahorses found on a beach in Kailua, Hawaii, USA

Some Kailua residents thought they could took a break from the rain and stroll the beach.
Instead, they found hundreds of dead fish littering the shoreline.
The fish were found Sunday along Kailua Beach near Castles. Some of the marine creatures found rotting on the beach were seahorse, eels, and hundreds of freshwater catfish.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Kailua resident Zabia Geisreiter. “I brought my dog down here today and we only spent about five minutes. You don’t want to walk in this.”
We learned the City and County of Honolulu is responsible for removing beach debris if it becomes a nuisance or unsanitary. The city tells us it’s looking into the situation and will have an update Wednesday.
At this point, the city says it’s unknown where the fish came from. It’s possible the stream runoff from the storm caused the fish to die.
“One major possibility is that all the rain and runoff created nutrients, a plankton bloom, used up all the oxygen in the marsh, and the low oxygen levels led to a major fish kill,” said Alan Friedlander, director of Fisheries Ecology Research Lab at the University of Hawaii.
“We don’t usually see this many dead fish,” said Michael Loftin of 808 Cleanups.
808 Cleanups says it’s willing to lend a helping hand, but is waiting to hear back from the city first. In the meantime, Loftin warns beachgoers to be careful.
“I wouldn’t want dogs or any other animals eating this fish, so I would advise people to keep a close eye on pets while they are out here until this gets cleaned up,” he said.
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30 dead deer found during past two months in Bergen, Norway

In the last two months, 30 dead deer have been found hungry in the area around Osterøybrua.
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10 dead turtles found on the coast of Uruguay

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In one day, ten dead sea turtles appeared in the Uruguayan coasts. The director of the Karumbé Sea Turtle Center , Alejandro Fallabrino, explained to El Observador , they all died at sea. The last one that was collected by this organization appeared at the stop 25 of the Mansa Beach in Punta del Este
“Many times people think they are alive when they see them,” he said.
In the summer of 2017, 40 dead turtles were found in the Uruguayan coasts, and in most cases the fishing net was what killed them. This summer, around 30 turtles of different species appeared on the coasts.
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Thousands of dead fish found in a river in Cordoba, Colombia

Fish Kill Alert
Authorities asked not to consume them and suspended the potable water service in Puerto Libertador and Montelíbano. They evaluate decreeing the environmental emergency.
The tragedy occurs in the La Salada stream and the San Pedro river in the Torno Rojo township.
The community uses these tributaries to supply water and “70% of the population of the corregimiento of Torno Rojo lives from fishing,” says Sandra Castro, a resident of the region.
The Regional Autonomous Corporation of the Sinú and San Jorge valleys collects samples to determine if it is a natural event or a polluting agent.
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