The banks of many riverine communities in Rivers State have been littered with thousands of dead fish washed ashore by waves.
Worried by the development, the Rivers State Government has warned residents to refrain from the consumption of the dead fish while it carries out investigations on the cause of death.
The areas most affected are communities in Bonny and Andoni Local Government Areas of the state.
Specifically, the dead fish were seen in Amariari, Lighthouse, River 7, Agaja, Uku-Mbi, Mbisu 1, Mbisu 2, and Ifoko communities in Bonny Local Government Area, and in Oyorokoto and other communities in Andoni Local Government Area.
Worried by the number of the dead fish on the shores and waterways of Bonny, a team of young men from the area tried to unravel the mystery behind the phenomenon and their preliminary findings have gone viral in the social media.
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100+ dead birds found, ‘a mystery – dead birds everywhere’, on the Island of Læsø, Denmark #Birds #Læsø #Denmark
Over 100 dead birds have been found scattered on the Danish island of Læsø in Kattegatt, writes TV2 Nord .
But what has happened on the island is still a mystery.
We found the birds some time ago and had no explanation for it, and we still haven’t. They have been investigated for bird flu, but it was not , says Mogens Sonne Hansen , from the Danish Nature Agency, to Ekstra Bladet.
We have no idea exactly how many there are, but it is mainly seabirds and ducks that have been found .
Normally, more investigations had been done in the laboratory, but due to the outbreak of the coronavirus it has not been feasible.
Ekstra Bladet, who has also been in contact with other experts, writes that the dead birds continue to be “a mystery”.
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The death of dozens of birds in the Nehil Reeds, which is home to hundreds of bird species and is under protection, has caused fear.
Authorities took action after the death of a large number of heron birds in the reeds near the village of Köprışık, which is 12 kilometers away from Yüksekova district center. The teams that came to the scene took samples to be sent to Van to determine how the birds died. The resident of the village, Hikmet Demir, stated that he met the birds who died while walking in the reed area and said, “There are birds that die everywhere. We were both surprised and scared. We don’t know why they died. We immediately notified the authorities. I have not encountered such a thing in my life.”
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Mass die off of fish along a river in Chiriqui, Panama
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Hundreds of dead seals have washed up on shores in Cape Breton and near Halifax in recent days, prompting an investigation by the Marine Animal Response Society.
Andrew Reid, the society’s response co-ordinator, said it has received a number of reports over the last week about juvenile seal carcasses washing ashore in Cape Breton and Sambro, N.S., just outside Halifax.
Reid said there are believed to be several hundred dead seals in total, including roughly 70 in the Sambro area.
Eleven washed up on Geoffrey Howard’s family property in West Pennant, just outside of Sambro. He said he went out to look after hearing his neighbour counted 27 along the shoreline on his property.
Most of the seals were within about 10 metres of each other. He said the sight was “mysterious.”
“What natural occurrence could have caused so many seals to wash up at once? It wasn’t so much fear, it was more curiosity,” he said.
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The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to occur in the United States since 2017 affected a flock of 34,160 commercial turkeys in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, according to a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) report.
The case, reported earlier by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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Thousands of swallows and swifts migrating from Africa to Europe have been left dead by high winds battering Greece, bird watchers say.
The birds have been found in the streets of Athens, on apartment balconies in the capital, in the north, on Aegean islands and around a lake close to the seaport of Nauplia in the Peloponnese.
“It’s a major disaster,” Maria Ganoti of the wildlife protection group Anima told AFP on Thursday.
“Over the last three days because of high winds in the north and over the Aegean Sea, thousands of small birds have been found dead or gravely injured,” she said.
The Greek ornithologist association said: “The night of April 5-6 was disastrous for migrating birds due to strong winds, low temperatures and rain in some regions.
“Southerly winds pushed flocks of birds from north Africa into air currents from the north of the Aegean sea and particularly the islands.
“To escape, exhausted birds, mainly swallows and swifts, which catch flying insects for food, headed for the Greek mainland.”
The association urged people to take care in the street, where exhausted birds often land after covering thousands of kilometres.
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On February 5, 2020 the WebMeteo website reported the news of the hundreds of dead birds found in Rome. The unusual event occurred along Viale del Policlinico and in correlation with a strong wind that had hit the capital and all of Lazio in those hours.
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According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Thanh Hoa province, upon receiving information of dead white fish on the Chu river flowing through Tho Xuan district, the Department has directed the Sub-Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary to inspect and investigate the cause.
Results of testing and testing of dead fish samples and water environment samples at the time of sampling (at 12 o’clock on March 16) showed that the concentration of N-NO3 in water was higher than the standard. Fish contaminated with Pseudomonas sp-bacteria are deadly bacteria in fish.
However, these two causes only cause the death of fish with low and slow rate, but for the phenomenon of fast fish death, the high rate as above at the time of sampling may not exist.
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