Archive | April 19, 2019


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Depth: 4 km

Distances: 648 km N of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,446,000 / local time: 14:43:56.7 2019-04-19

163 km S of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 187,000 / local time: 15:43:56.7 2019-04-19
27 km W of Manti, United States / pop: 3,300 / local time: 15:43:56.7 2019-04-19
19 km NW of Gunnison, United States / pop: 3,300 / local time: 15:43:56.7 2019-04-19
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Distances: 652 km N of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,446,000 / local time: 14:38:48.6 2019-04-19

160 km S of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 187,000 / local time: 15:38:48.6 2019-04-19
31 km W of Manti, United States / pop: 3,300 / local time: 15:38:48.6 2019-04-19
24 km NW of Gunnison, United States / pop: 3,300 / local time: 15:38:48.6 2019-04-19
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Distances: 400 km N of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 00:19:53.0 2019-04-19

189 km SE of Carson City, United States / pop: 55,300 / local time: 00:19:53.0 2019-04-19
100 km E of Mariposa, United States / pop: 2,200 / local time: 00:19:53.0 2019-04-19
11 km E of Mammoth Lakes, United States / pop: 8,300 / local time: 00:19:53.0 2019-04-19
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Distances: 218 km E of Seongnam, Korea, Republic of / pop: 1,032,000 / local time: 11:16:43.0 2019-04-19

159 km E of Chuncheon, Korea, Republic of / pop: 210,000 / local time: 11:16:43.0 2019-04-19
53 km NE of Tonghae, Korea, Republic of / pop: 102,000 / local time: 11:16:43.0 2019-04-19
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Depth: 13 km

Distances: 475 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 18:28:06.8 2019-04-18

51 km NW of Helena, United States / pop: 28,200 / local time: 18:28:06.8 2019-04-18
12 km SE of Lincoln, United States / pop: 1,100 / local time: 18:28:06.8 2019-04-18
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Hundreds of dead #fish wash up, ‘never seen this many before’ in #SegersjonLake, #Sweden

Fish Kill Alert

Several Tumbabor have heard of both Mitt i and Botkyrka municipality after having seen lots of dead fish in the lake Segersjön in Tumba. One of them is Uttranbon Henrik Sjöberg.

I went with my dog ​​around Segersjön. To my horror, I saw hundreds of dead fishes along the shore, he says.

According to the environmental unit at Botkyrka municipality, the fish death is due to lack of oxygen in the water. The oxygen deficiency in itself is due to a combination of causes.

The ice has lain like a lid on the lake. Then we have had the hot summer and a low water level in combination with a lot of biological material and plants, says Ylva Wolgast who is a communicator at Botkyrka municipality.

According to the environmental unit, there is a risk that all fish in the lake will die.

But if that happens, it will swim in new fish from Uttran.

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70 dead #turtles have washed up this year in #Tamaulipas, #Mexico

So far this year, 70 dead turtles have appeared on the coasts of Tamaulipas. The coordinator of inspectors of Conapesca, Miguel Escamilla, explained that they have removed 70 unauthorized networks, however, there is not much vigilance. Currently the Conapesca has only five people to watch, and three of them are certified to go out on patrol. Miguel Escamilla indicated that only the three inspectors take care of the coast of Tamaulipas and the Laguna Madre, for which he acknowledged that they can not cope.

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Hundreds of #Pengiuns continue to die due to #BirdFlu on #HalifaxIsland, #Namibia, #Africa

Photo by Luqman Cloete

HIGHLY pathogenic avian influenza continues to wipe out penguins at the Halifax Island beach near Lüderitz.

The Lüderitz Maritime Research Group estimated on its Facebook page that more than 500 penguins have died since the first bird flu outbreak towards the end of last year.

“Unfortunately, there is another confirmation that the mortality is continuing unabated. As of today, 345 penguin carcasses, excluding chicks, were recovered from the island and nearby beaches… the real toll is by now probably in excess of 500 birds, mostly breeding adults,” a recent post on the group’s Facebook page reads.

According to the group, they have noticed that most of the affected penguins are clustered around “colony 2” on the south side of the island, and in particular near a muddy patch adjoining this colony.

“As the virus H5N8 can survive for weeks in a wet environment, we suspect that this mud patch might be a factor in the continuing mortalities as it is crossed daily by adult penguins returning from the sea,” the Facebook post further reads.

The group said the fisheries ministry’s officials had recently spread buckets of salt over the mud patch in an attempt to lower the rate of infection.

Dr Jean-Paul Roux, a member of the research group, who spoke to The Namibian yesterday, said the damage in terms of the dying penguins might be more serious because it is not known whether the outbreak had spread to the three adjacent Possession, Ichaboe and Mercury islands.

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7 #dolphins and a #whale wash up dead along the coast in #Cork, #Ireland

Picture: Andy Gibson

Seven dolphins and a sperm whale have been found dead in the past week along the Cork coastline.

Mick O’Connell, stranding officer with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), said that is an unusually high number of strandings in a short space of time.

“We normally get the same thing every year. It is usually more in the southwest and west, but this year, I suppose we have had more southeast winds, which probably explains it.”

The eight mammals that washed up on Cork beaches were a sperm whale on Long Strand in West Cork, a bottleneck dolphin, a striped dolphin, four common dolphins and another unknown species of dolphin.

Mr O’Connell said it was a lot of dolphins to be found dead in a week.

“That is only a percentage of what is actually dead at sea,” Mr O’Connell said. “Some 90% of strandings are dead when they come ashore, 10% would be live strandings.”

The stranding officer, who has been working with the IWDG charity for the past 18 years, said he is not sure why it is happening.

“Three of the dolphins will go for postmortem at the Cork Regional Vet Lab which will shed some light on their deaths.”

Mr O’Connell added: “There is talk of bycatch, which is when fish and other marine creatures, not intended to be caught, get tangled in a fishing net, but that is an issue up to a point, definitely in France and places like that.”

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Dozens of dead #ducks found, ‘never seen anything like it’ in a park in #Calgary, #Canada

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Photo by Wayne Clarke

A Calgary couple who frequent a southeast park say they’re mystified after discovering dozens of dead birds while on a walk.

Wayne Clarke and his partner Heather said they came across the dead animals last week at Elliston Park, at the intersection of 68 Street and 17 Avenue S.E. Each time they returned over the week, they said more dead animals appeared.

The couple said they’re worried for families who walk through the park — especially those with young children.

“I’m disgusted because it hasn’t been cleaned up,” Clarke said. “This is a public park. People bring their children — for a child to see this, it’s not a good thing.”

Clarke and Hicks said they’re also concerned for the other animals that may have been feeding on the carcasses, worried the ducks may have been carrying a disease or virus.

“We see little footprints of different animals coming down here. I don’t want them to get sick and then we have a problem,” Hicks said.

Alberta Environment and Parks said Wednesday it had launched an investigation into why so many birds perished.

According to senior wildlife biologist Brett Boukall, there could be a variety of reasons for their deaths, and officials are looking at factors like starvation, extreme exposure to elements and/or diseases.

Boukall said as the temperatures drop, open water areas – like the pond at Elliston Park – may be reduced, which can lead to overcrowding.

“When we do see this overcrowding, they might not be able to feed effectively, they might not be able to protect them from the elements,” Boukall said Wednesday. “And it’s possible that if one of them is carrying a disease, it can spread more quickly when they’re in a tighter group in a smaller area.”

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