Archive | April 9, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of poultry killed due to Bird Flu in Vietnam #Poultry #BirdFlu #Vietnam

Bird Flu

More than 100,000 poultry have been culled in 10 provinces and cities of Vietnam where A/H5N6 and A/H5N1 bird flu broke out, Vietnam News Agency cited the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as reporting on Wednesday.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that between early January and Feb. 24, Vietnam had 34 bird flu outbreaks with over 100,000 poultry culled, among which 29 were A/H5N6 and the rest five were A/H5N1 in 10 provinces and cities of Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Tra Vinh, Thai Binh, Binh Duong, Ninh Binh, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh. Among them, Quang Ninh has passed the required period of 21 days since the last infections and been declared clear of the outbreak.

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100+ dead birds found along road in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA #Birds #USA

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A flock of more than 100 European starlings were killed along Route 225 in northern Dauphin County late last week.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission believes the birds were killed by passing cars and trucks.

“The birds showed signs of blunt-force trauma,” said Travis Lau, communications director for the commission. “It’s believed they were struck by one or more vehicles.”

The 100-plus dead birds, along approximately 40 yards of Route 225 about a mile east of Halifax, were nearly all on the eastbound side of the road. The majority were off to the side of the road, although a couple dozen had been flattened on the eastbound travel lane.

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670 dead dolphins washed up this year along coast of France #Dolphins #France

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Animal welfare activists from the group Pelagis have discovered around 670 dead dolphins along the beaches of France’s Atlantic coast, saying that the number of dead mammals is likely to be much higher, Deutsche Welle reported on Wednesday.

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Dozens of dead birds again found in Criccieth, Wales #Birds #Wales

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A GROUP of dead starlings have been discovered in Gwynedd, just months after mystery surrounded the death of more than two hundred of the birds on Anglesey.

North Wales Police’s Rural Crime Team announced earlier today that their latest discovery has been made in Criccieth.

A spokesperson said: “More dead starlings have been recovered, this time from the Wales Coastal Path near Cricieth. Don’t be alarmed.

“We think this is a natural phenomenon. No 5G, no UFOs and hopefully no criminality. They are being recovered for toxicology tests.”

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8 dead turtles found washed up in Northern Taiwan #Turtles #Taiwan

A sea turtle found dead in eastern Taiwan on Feb. 23. (Coast Guard photo)

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The bodies of eight sea turtles were found on the northeastern coast of Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 23), and researchers believe fishing activities to be the cause of the endangered animals’ deaths.

Seven green sea turtles were found dead on the shores between Nanya in Ruifang District and Longdone in Gongliao District of New Taipei City on Sunday. On the same day, another sea turtle was discovered in Bali District, also in New Taipei City.

Researchers from National Taiwan Ocean University rushed to the sites to perform autopsies before Coast Guard personnel buried the bodies nearby.

The eight turtles were identified as green sea turtles — a protected species whose numbers have been shrinking around Taiwan and its outlying islands over the years. Among them was a mature female measuring approximately 120 to 130 centimeters in length, and the others were adolescents.

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Thousands of dead fish due to drought, an ‘ecological disaster’ in Metztitlán lagoon, Mexico #fish #Mexico

Fish Kill Alert

A natural disaster is the one that is being lived in the Metztitlán lagoon, in the state of Hidalgo, which is dry, as only 10 percent contains the channel contains water, reported biologist Edwin Flores Ortega, a resident of the community from San Cristóbal.

Thousands of dead fish lie in what is considered one of the worst ecological disasters in the region that affects both fishermen and farmers, he said.

According to the inhabitant of the region, the decrease in the flow of the lagoon started a year ago.

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Hundreds of thousands of dead mussles wash up on beach in Maunganui Bluff, New Zealand #Mussles #NewZealand

09.04.2020 Mussles Deaths In New Zealand

A New Zealand resident stumbled upon hundreds of thousands of dead mussels at Maunganui Bluff Beach on the North Island. Scientists say the mussels likely died from heat stress from rising ocean temperatures.

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6,000 ducks to be killed due to Bird Flu in Rakovski, Bulgaria #BirdFlu #Bulgaria

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The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) has registered the first outbreak of avian influenza in Bulgaria for 2020. The National Reference Laboratory has confirmed the highly pathogenic Influenza H5N8 at a duck breeding farm in Rakovski near Plovdiv. At the moment of the outbreak registration, 5,830 mulards of four age groups are being raised on the farm, said the BFSA press office.

A protection measure is being introduced in the 3 km zone. This means that all farms that are around 25 are subject to inspection. The so-called 10 km surveillance zone have also been put in place. There are a total of 24 farms there.

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Thousands of dead shrimp appear on the shore of an Aguilas beach in Spain #Shrimp #Spain

Thousands of shrimp covered the sand on La Colonia beach last Friday.  / Lorenzo Soler Asensio


Thousands of shrimp were found dead last Friday on the shore of La Colonia beach in Águilas. The image surprised neighbors and visitors who were enjoying a day at the beach, when they ran into a trail of about six meters full of these marine decapods.

The Councilor for the Environment, Ginés Desiderio Navarro, explained to LA VERDAD that “what happened in La Colonia is usually common after storms. It is a natural phenomenon. Marine currents occur in this breeding season, and they often take these beings out of the water, who suffocate to death on the shore ». He added that “many fishermen also commented on what had happened, but it is normal.”

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Thousands of dead fish wash up on Rinconcillo beach in Spain #fish #Spain

Fish Kill Alert

Thousands of small dead fish have flooded much of El Rinconcillo beach, in Algeciras, this Sunday. In principle, it is not known why the presence of so many dead fish on the shore may be due, but it is not ruled out that it is due to a natural phenomenon.

It is not the first time that large banks of very different species such as “gherkins”, “trumpeters”, “little stars” or different varieties of jellyfish are dragged by the sea currents or by the storms of Levante and gale, after the seabed has been agitated . The currents start the different colonies of algae and with them, the different species that live among them.

Ecologists in the area also point out that the floods of the Guadarranque and Palmones rivers are caused by an excess of fresh water that causes this situation, which, contrary to what may seem, may be making clear that the ecosystem is recovering.

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