Archive | June 14, 2020

Thousands of dead fish wash up at Ujong Blang Bireuen beach in Bireuen, Indonesia #Fish #Bireuen #Indonesia

Fish Kill Alert

Thousands of fish have been found dead along the Ujong Blang seashore, Kuala District, Bireuen, Sunday (3/22/2020).

Even the death of fish with a small size also causes a pretty fishy odor.

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10 dead turtles found washed up on beaches in Alvarado and Boca del Rio, Mexico #Turtles #Alvarado #BocaDelRio #Mexico

Turtle Alert

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In two and a half months, 10 dead sea turtles in danger of extinction were located on beaches in the municipalities of Alvarado and Boca del Río , within the area of ​​influence of the Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park (PNSAV).

The latest finding was reported this Saturday, March 21, on the beach of the Lomas del Sol private subdivision , located in the Riviera Veracruzana , one of the areas of highest added value in the entire state of Veracruz.

It was a juvenile specimen of green turtle of reproductive age, a species protected by the Official Mexican Standard NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, due to its critical and vulnerable status.

The civil association Earth Mission, which participates as a Environmental Monitoring Committee certified by Profepa , carried out the survey, which was found along with at least a dozen rays, a species close to manta rays with little commercial value in fishing activity.

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12,000 quail dead due to bird flu in the Philippines #Quial #BirdFlu #Philippines

Bird Flu

The Philippines has detected an outbreak of avian flu in a northern province after tests showed presence of the highly infectious H5N6 subtype of the influenza A virus in a quail farm, the country’s farm minister said on Monday.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the bird flu virus, the same strain that hit some local poultry farms in 2017, was detected in Jaen municipality in Nueva Ecija province, where about 1,500 quails had died on one farm alone.

A total of 12,000 quails have been destroyed and buried to prevent further infections, Dar said, citing field reports.

“We are on top of the situation,” he said. “Surveillance around the 1-km and 7-km radius will be carried out immediately to ensure that the disease has not progressed around the said perimeter.”

Animal quarantine checkpoints have also been set up to restrict the movement of all live domestic birds to and from the quarantine area, he said.

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Massive die off of fish washes up in Algeciras, Spain #Fish #Algeciras #Spain

Fish Kill Alert

Apparently, the massive mortality is due to an event similar to the one that occurred last February, when a large group of different species such as “gherkins”, “trumpeters”, “little stars” and different varieties of jellyfish were washed away by sea currents to El Rinconcillo beach.

Ecologists in the area have already said that it is a natural process and, contrary to what may seem, it makes clear that the ecosystem is recovering.

Despite this, again this time, conservationists ask that the situation be analyzed and the cause of the death that has affected thousands of small fish in the waters of the Bay of Algeciras investigated.

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Thousands of dead fish wash up in a marina in Windsor, Canada #Fish #Windsor #Canada

Fish Kill Alert

Thousands of dead fish were stranded east of the city of Windsor on the banks of the Detroit River.

The show was not very attractive this weekend near the Lakeview Park marina. Thousands of gizzard shad found themselves on the shores. According to Jérôme Marty, outgoing president of the Canadian limnology society, the death of these fish is a natural phenomenon that is observed after the snow melts.

The researcher points out that gradual temperature changes are normal, but when they happen too quickly, that’s where the problems arise.

You have reached temperatures of 15 degrees, it is a very rapid change and nature does not have time to adapt .

Fish are the first in the ecosystem to be affected in a case like this.

The Southwest is particularly at risk because the water heats up there first.

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100+ birds fall dead from sky, ‘a mystery’ in Triboltingen, Switzerland #Birds #Triboltingen #Switzerland

Bird Alert

More than 100 birds fell from the sky like stones”, reports “St. Galler Tagblatt ”. All of them fell within a small perimeter of some 50 by 50 meters. Most of them fell on the main road. Some in the neighboring meadow. “A third of them were still moving their wings. All the others were dead, ”said a witness in the German daily.

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 SOUTHERN IRAN #earthquake #Iran

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 224 km SE of Shīrāz, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 1,250,000 / local time: 22:36:01.5 2020-06-14

67 km W of Gerāsh, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 25,400 / local time: 22:36:01.5 2020-06-14

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MAGNITUDE 4.6 EASTERN TURKEY #earthquake #turkey

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 333 km W of Yerevan, Armenia / pop: 1,094,000 / local time: 19:09:15.2 2020-06-14

59 km NE of Bingöl, Turkey / pop: 80,600 / local time: 18:09:15.2 2020-06-14
23 km W of Karlıova, Turkey / pop: 8,900 / local time: 18:09:15.2 2020-06-14

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