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Several dead leopard sharks found washed ashore on a beach in California, USA

Several dead leopard sharks washed ashore in Ocean Beach after the rain last week.
 
An NBC 7 viewer snapped pictures of the sharks at dog beach.
 
According to Andrew P. Nosal, Ph.D, a Visiting Assistant Researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the deaths may be related to the water quality but he could not say for sure.
 
Nosal said the area where the sharks were found was located near the mouth of the San Diego River. After the recent rainfall, the water quality could have caused the leopard sharks to die and wash ashore.
 
He added that this occurs every now and then in several locations across the state.
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100 bull sharks found washed up dead on beaches in Mobile Bay, USA

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A mystery on Mobile Bay this morning when close to 100 bull sharks washed up on the beach.
 
Residents and vacationers staying at homes on the beach on Belleair Boulevard, near Dauphin Island Parkway, woke up to find the sharks. They were left with plenty of questions, but very few answers.
 
Sabrina Rios and her family are staying in Mobile on vacation and found the sharks this morning. They said they also found a net with close to 40 sharks inside.
 
Rios said, “It definitely caught our attention because I know that that is illegal and you shouldn’t be doing that. We just didn’t know what to do about it.”
 
The smell of the dead sharks was too much to handle. So Rios along with others in the area decided to bury as many as possible.
 
Rios added, “It seems like such a waste. I mean whatever was in the net, it seems like they took it, and then they left the poor sharks there to die.”
 
The sharks cause of death is unknown at this time. It is also unknown how they got to the beach on Mobile Bay.
 
Officials with the Marine Resources Division and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab are investigating the deaths of the sharks.
 
News 5 spoke with officials with Dauphin Island Sea Lab this morning. They currently have 57 sharks in their possession, at this time, there is no exact number of sharks that were found on the beach.
 
Officials will know more Tuesday when the shark specialist from the Sea Lab returns and performs the necropsy on the sharks to determine the cause of death.
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I have seen an increase on all levels and 80% of the population do not have a clue as the elite use various techniques to sway them away from what is really going on.

I can now say that the magnetic pole shift is in full swing with Planet X making it’s presence known with it’s magnetic pull.

Recently, 50 or so sharks were spotted in Sussex, UK, this in itself was very astonishing and surprising. This clearly means the magnetic pole shift has altered their navigation system greatly. This is only the tip of the iceberg.

I truly believe there will be a major announcement when the Pope visits America in September 2015.

Sometime between September – December 2015, the world should see Planet X clearly.

Planet X’s gravitational pull will be in FULL swing during March 2016.

NASA’s special space shuttle teams WILL NOT be able to divert Planet X’s passage in March 2016

My mission is to open the Door upon Doors for as many in the world to embrace with understanding.

‘Huge numbers’ of seals and other marine life washing up dead ‘baffle experts’ in Cornwall, England, UK

Experts baffled at huge number of seals washing up dead in Cornwall

Huge numbers of dead seals have been found stranded on Cornish beaches recently, and wildlife experts admit they are baffled.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust says it has attended almost twice as many strandings of seals as would normally be expected for this time of year adding that, throughout October and November, 35 dead seals have washed up along the Cornish coastline, and over the same period a further 37 seals have been rescued alive from Cornish beaches by British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

Caz Waddell, from Cornwall Wildlife Trust said: “While bad weather will undoubtedly have been the cause of some of these strandings, the sheer number of cases has left us slightly baffled. We don’t yet have any answers as to why this is happening, but it shows just how important it is for people to tell us about any stranded marine animal they see. The more animals we can study, the more we can try to get to the bottom of what might be going on.”

“Although it would be easy to assume that large numbers of stranded seals might mean we have large populations of seals in our waters, this is simply not the case. Many people don’t realise that grey seals are actually an endangered species worldwide, and we are incredibly lucky to have them around our shores. Britain currently has over a third of the entire world’s population, and this of course means that we have an international responsibility to help in their protection and conservation.”

Sue Sayer from the Cornwall Seal Group added that while surveys by the group have shown that overall seal numbers in Cornwall have been relatively stable over the last eight years, recent strandings have included young adults in their prime.

“If we are losing breeding age adults from the population the implications for future generations could be huge. Whilst it is sadly quite common to find dead pups at this time of year, deaths of adult seals are more serious and we are concerned about the numbers that are dying around our coast”, said Sue

“Grey seals in Cornwall are highly mobile, moving internationally around the Celtic Seas. At least two individuals found dead in Cornwall were known to have been breeding seals from the island of Skomer in West Wales, an important Special Area of Conservation for seals. This highlights how important it is to remember the bigger picture. The large numbers of strandings occurring in Cornwall is of concern not just to us locally, but nationally as well.”

The Marine Strandings Network coordinates the investigation and recording of all dead stranded animals in Cornwall. Volunteers are sent to each animal in order to gather data about the individual, as well as the state of our marine environment such as incidents of pollution, entanglement in storm-damaged or discarded net, evidence of bycatch, and disease. Where possible animals are sent on to post-mortem to establish how they died.

Niki Clear from the Marine Strandings Network said that at the moment the spike in deaths remains a mystery.

“Further down the line these present trends may be nothing more than anomalies and the situation may return to normal. It’s only by gathering information about each case that we can build up a true picture of what is happening. We need to collect as much information as possible from these seals – and in fact from any dead marine animal we find”, said Niki.

“It’s not just seals that wash up dead along the Cornish coastline. The Marine Strandings Network has also attended over 80 strandings of dead dolphins, porpoises and whales, as well as three turtles, and one basking shark in the last year. In addition almost 2,000 stranded seabirds have been reported, plus thousands of fish and jellyfish.

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50 dead sharks found washed ashore on a beach in N.Carolina, America

Michael Boswell, a local resident, was walking on the beach when he spotted "approximately 50 dead sharks" on the sand near Southeast 64th Street in Oak Island. (Source: Michael Boswell)
Michael Boswell, a local resident, was walking on the beach when he spotted “approximately 50 dead sharks” on the sand near Southeast 64th Street in Oak Island. (Source: Michael Boswell)

The NC Division of Marine Fisheries is investigating after dozens of dead sharks were found washed ashore on a popular beach strand in Brunswick County on Sunday morning.

Michael Boswell, a local resident, said he was walking on the beach when he spotted about 50 dead sharks on the sand near Southeast 64th Street in Oak Island.

The unidentified sharks range in size from approximately 1′-5′.

Boswell said he reported the discovery to police in Oak Island. Since the initial report, the sharks have been picked up and removed from the beach strand.

However, since the sharks were found below the tide line, this issue is under the jurisdiction of the NC Division of Marine Fisheries.

The exact cause of death for the sharks is still undetermined. According to Patricia Smith, a public information officer with that agency, crews are on their way to Oak Island to investigate the matter.

The unidentified sharks range in size from approximately 1'-5'. (Source: Michael Boswell)

The unidentified sharks range in size from approximately 1′-5′. (Source: Michael Boswell)
Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace said it is illegal to dump any species of dead fish on the public beach strand. The only permitted forms of fishing on the beach are fishing for consumption or catch and release.

Even though this matter falls under the jurisdiction of the NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Wallace said she plans to ask town staff to look into the issue from their end.

“I plan to contact our town manager to review the situation,” said Wallace. “We should ask the public works department to keep a watch on this to make sure it doesn’t become a public health issue. We will be contacting the proper authorities to see what can or should be done.”

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70 sharks found washed up dead along a beach in the Gower, Wales, UK

A marine biologist says the scene of over 70 shark-type fish washed up on a Gower beach was horrific


Judith Oakley says she wandered around remote Pwll Du Bay in disbelief, “There were dead small sharks strewn across the strandline, sand and amongst the rocks. I counted 55 and have never seen such a terrible image on a Gower shore, and such a tragic death for these incredible animals.”

The Swansea Evening Post says strollers near Bishopston were confronted with the scene on Saturday morning. One person said some were more than 2ft long.

The paper says a spokeswoman for the Welsh Government said it was not “not the first time there has been a mass stranding of this type (of fish) on Gower.”

6 Hammerhead Sharks Suddenly Die Of ‘Mystery Disease’ In Ocean Park, Hong Kong, China
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Six hammerhead sharks at Ocean Park died one by one in just seven hours yesterday because of a disease the park has not identified.

The remaining eight sharks “were also at risk”, the park said, and its staff would continue to closely monitor them, segregating them and administering treatment if the need arose.

The dead sharks were first found “swimming abnormally” in the Grand Aquarium in the morning yesterday. They had shown no signs of illness before then, a spokeswoman said. Staff then moved them to a different area for treatment and observation, but from about 11am the sharks – all females weighing 45kg to 60kg – died one by one, until the last one perished at about 6pm.

The park’s chief veterinarian Paolo Martelli said the park was experiencing high morbidity – the rate of incidence of a disease – with rapid mortality in the hammerhead shark population.

“We are now performing necropsies to better understand the cause of death,” Martelli said, in a statement from the park issued yesterday evening.

The six dead sharks – all about five years old – were among the 15 hammerheads introduced from Japan in late 2010.

The park said that one had died already due to its inability to adjust to a new environment when it was moved into the Grand Aquarium in January 2011 from the old aquarium. But the other 14 “had doubled their weight and grown healthy over the past three years”.

Ocean Park’s spokeswoman said it had reported the death to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department immediately. A spokeswoman for the department said it would follow up with the park on the matter.

Earlier this year Ocean Park was forced to deny that dolphins kept there were trying to commit suicide after a video emerged showing 14-year-old Indo-Pacific bottlenose Pinky slamming herself at the wall of a pool.

According to Nimal Fernando, senior veterinarian at the park: “Dolphins can’t really commit suicide. The mental ability to make a decision to kill yourself is beyond a dolphin’s reasoning capability.”

Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, a marine conservationist, said the dead fish were scalloped hammerhead sharks, which were listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

“We’d warned the park not to introduce endangered species into its captive environment, no matter whether they are blue fin tuna or hammerhead sharks,” Hung said. “I hope the park will learn a lesson from such a saddening loss.”

Hung believes that the eight remaining hammerhead sharks are “in great danger”, since the others died so suddenly. In June 2008, a sturgeon died at the park soon after being bitten by a barracuda kept in the same tank. Another sturgeon died six months later because of an infection induced by the poorly maintained tank water.

4 Whale Sharks Found Dead Floating Off Coast Of Gujarat In India
In the last three days, animal rights activists have fished out four dead whale sharks found floating off the Unaand Kodinar shores. Two of these were found on Friday while two others were recovered earlier. As all the organs of the dead animals were found intact, activists believe that they were not killed by human beings.Dinesh Goswami, activist for whale shark conservation, said that on Friday, they recovered two decomposed carcasses which appeared to be that of adult whale sharks. “We were informed by the local people about them and we rushed to the spot with a forest department team,” Goswami said.

He further said that only after the carcasses were washed ashore near Madvad inKodinar taluka was it possible to see that they were decomposing. “The liver is the most important body part of whale sharks for which they are poached. In these cases, however, the livers were intact and there were no cut marks on the carcasses,” said Goswami.

He further said that on Wednesday, too, they had found a dead whale shark off Sayajrajpara in Una taluka. Then again on Thursday, they had had found a similar decomposed body of a whale shark between Sarakhadi and Chara village in Kodinar, said Goswami.

He said that he suspected some pollutant in the sea to have caused the death of these animals. Oil spillage from some tanker passing through that part of the sea may have polluted the water and caused their deaths. Goswami further said that the death of the whale sharks needs to be investigated.

K Ramesh, deputy conservator of forests, Gir West, said that they had taken note of the death of four whale sharks. “We have conducted post-mortem on them and found no external injury marks on the carcasses. Their viscera has been collected and sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory to find out if traces of any chemical could be found,” said Ramesh. He added that as of now it is not possible to comment on the likely cause of their death.