Tag Archive | fish deaths

Masses of dead cockles, dead fish and a dolphin washed ashore in Miri, Malaysia

The dead dolphin and other marine life washed ashore at Luak.
A dolphin believed to be an adult male Fineless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) locally known as Lumba-lumba was among dead marine creatures washed ashore since last Monday.
Oswald  Braken Tisen  from Sarawak Marine Mammal Stranding Network (SMMSN)  said a staff of a club house – Beach Republic at Luak  – found the carcass of the 1.39 metre dolphin at the beach between the club house and the nearby Luak Esplanade.
“Swift action was taken by the Department of Forestry, Miri and Sarawak Forestry Corporation , SFC Miri and other members of the Network upon knowing about the incidence this morning,” he said when contacted by the Borneo Post yesterday.
He said the carcass had been brought to SFC Miri for examination and was later buried at Piasau Nature Reserve.
Braken, who is  also SFC’s deputy general manager said currently the cause of death of the dolphin, fish and crustaceans has not been ascertained.
“It is hard to determine and it could that the dolphin is injured or is old and sick. We are still investigating,” he said.
Asked why fish, cockles and crustaceans also died along that stretch of the sea, Braken said he had yet to receive further report adding that the case was the first one to occur here this year.
Last year three dead dolphins were washed ashore was here.
Meanwhile, the staff of Beach Republic said that he had sensed something unusual when he detected a stench blown from the sea and many dead clams and cockles were washed ashore since Monday.
Courtesy of theborneopost.com

10,000 dead fish found in dried up stream in Senftenberg, Germany

Thousands of dead fish decay in a dry moat in Mrs village near Senftenberg (Oberspreewald-Lausitz district).
Reason for the mess: the digging usually recycled water and connects the ponds of the surrounding fish farms.
In the spring he dries up regularly – the death sentence for thousands of small fish.
Courtesy of bild.de

Massive die off of fish in a reservoir in Nanyang city, China

That morning, when reporters rushed to the duck River upstream of the reservoir, found in fifty or sixty acres of water, everywhere has white belly of the fish. These fish are small, grass carp, silver carp, common carp, such as. And the thicker the dead fish piled up near the shore, I think the last piece is 50 metres long and 20 metres wide.
Fish farmers Lu Baocun said two days ago, there was a storm. Because Yuqian hot weather and reservoir bottom-water hypoxia resulted in a large number of fish deaths.
Lu Baocun introduction, the actual death of the fish sees a lot more than it is now, nearly 200,000 pounds, dead fish is not so much, some being fished go.
According to some of the villagers said, just two days before the fish turned up, still fresh, people come to the reservoir, left most of the dead fish.
It is understood that Lu saved ponds actually is a small reservoir, reservoir last year Xiang Zheng Fu be stripped, hundreds of acres of water with only dozens of acres, water depth by more than 10 meters down to two or three meters, hundreds of thousands of pounds of fish crowded together, density is too large, is the main cause of the accident.
Courtesy of news.shangdu.com

Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in Kahramanmaras, Turkey

Fabrika atıklarının kirlettiği çayda yüzlerce balık kıyıya vurdu
Kahramanmaras, factory waste is poured hundreds of fish died in the River Aksu allegedly washed up on the beach. Citizens living in the region, due to environmental wastes of bad odors, and discoloration of the water changed, 3 days fish deaths took place, he said.
If you can get past the neighborhood of Aksu Township Pilgrims Center Rick Desmond Tea most carp in the death of hundreds of fish living in the environment, including the citizens concerned. The Cihan News Agency, according to the citizens the fish deaths caused by factory waste that is being streamed to tea. Measures required for relevant organizations to intervene immediately.
Engaged in farming in the region, John Schiavone (45), “the water’s dirty, because the waste of factories began to die, the fish surfaced in places. I’m afraid that the authorities would ask him to take a precautionary measure here. It used to be that water içiliyordu. But now filthy. An animal is not coming anymore, “he said.
Courtesy of birgun.net

Thousands of dead fish wash up in new die off in Lim Chu Kang, Singapore

Thousands of fish were found washed up on shore at Lim Chu Kang jetty on Saturday in the latest in a series of mass deaths. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Thousands of fish were found washed up on shore at Lim Chu Kang jetty on Saturday in the latest in a series of mass deaths.
Breeds big and small, including catfish and mullets, were discovered on the beach near where several fish farms are situated in the Strait of Johor.
Both sea and farm fish were affected.
Farmer Ong Kim Pit, 65, told The Sunday Times that he first saw fish jumping out of the water on Friday night, adding that his baby mullets were worst hit.
“It happened within minutes,” he said. “My fish were jumping and jumping in the water. I don’t know why.”
Cleaners were seen removing bags of dead fish on Saturday.
It is not yet known what caused the mass deaths, but they came a week after a deadly wave of plankton bloom wiped out almost all of some Changi farmers’ stocks.
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said the bloom had killed an estimated 500 to 600 tonnes of fish as of last Wednesday, and affected 55 out of 63 farms in the East Johor Strait.
The AVA’s preliminary findings showed elevated levels of Karlodinium veneficum in seawater samples, which has been associated with fish deaths worldwide.
Meanwhile, photos of dead fish at Kranji Reservoir Park and Sungeh Buloh Wetland Reserve also surfaced online on Saturday.
Courtesy of straitstimes.com

Hundreds of fish ‘suddenly die’ in Georges River, ‘reason unknown’ in NSW, Australia

Hundreds of dead fish were found floating in the Georges River on Saturday.
A fisherman called the Environmental Protection Authority after noticing the river surface was clogged with dead fish, leading to a snap investigation of the site.
There have been suggestions a chemical spill caused the fish deaths but authorities are still unsure as to what happened.
An EPA spokeswoman said early tests of the water found the pH, conductivity and oxygen levels were normal.
Liverpool Council was ­notified and, due to the enormity of the task, emergency services were called in to help clean up.
St Andrews Fire Station duty commander Rob Jansen said four boats were ­required to set up boom nets and collect the dead fish over the weekend.
Carp, bass, mullet, yellow bellies and eels were all found floating in the river.
“We have absolutely no idea what caused it, it ­depends on the findings of the EPA,” Mr Jansen said.
“The full set of test results are due back to the EPA in the next couple of days and this should give us an idea of the type of pollution present, whether there is pesticide or metals impacting fish, for ­example,” the EPA spokeswoman said.
The latest incident follows Sydney Water Corporation agreeing to pay $100,000 to Liverpool Council after a pollution incident at the Glenfield Water Recycling Plant in Macquarie Fields in November 2013.
In that incident, the equivalent of 153 Olympic swimming pools of sewage wastewater was discharged into Bunbury Curran Creek, which flows into the Georges River.
Courtesy of dailytelegraph.com.au

Massive die off of fish in a river in Istanbul, Turkey

Mass fish deaths reveal pollution in Istanbul stream
Riva Stream, one of the largest streams of Istanbul region, has been witnessing fish deaths on a massive scale for the last couple of days.
The shores of the stream near Bozhane, Öğümce, Göllü, Paşamandıra and Çayağzı villages of Istanbul’s Beykoz district were filled with dead carps. Villagers said that the mass fish deaths were a result of chemical dumping into the stream by nearby industries.
Local fisherman Şeref Cesur, 60, claimed that industries near Ömerli village secretly dump chemical waste stored in pools by tankers into the stream. “We used to fish and swim in this stream since we were small. We even drunk water from the stream,” Cesur said.
Sıtkı İlter, headman of Öğümce village, said that the fish deaths have been going on for a week and they think the cause is industrial waste.
Amid the blurry water of the stream that has an increased flow rate due to heavy rainfall, there is visible foaming in the areas where dumped water is released into the stream.
Locals said that they had witnessed similar incidents on a smaller scale in previous years.
The upper course of Riva Stream feeds Ömerli Dam, which provides more than 40 percent of Istanbul’s drinking water. The mouth of the stream on the Black Sea, located just west of Riva village, is one of the most popular getaways near Istanbul due to its wide beach, although sea activities are losing popularity due to increasing pollution flowing from the stream.
The seventy kilometer long stream is also one of the few streams in Istanbul which flows along its natural course.
Environmentalists have also expressed their concerns over the last few years regarding high probability of increasing urban buildup near the connection roads leading to the third bridge of Istanbul, which runs parallel to the lower course of the stream.
Courtesy of Daily Sabah Istanbul

Large amount of dead fish wash ashore on a lake in Carlos Paz, Argentina

Fish Kill Alert

It looks like a classic every year. Dead fish reappeared on the shore of Lake San Roque accompanied by foul odor causing algae blooms in the reservoir.

The first day of 2015 many tourists and visitors noticed the phenomenon of fish deaths and had to endure the odor on the shore of the reservoir.

Adriana, a neighbor of Malagueño who went to spend the day at the waterfront of Carlos Paz, said that while there were a lot of dead fish, the smell was becoming unbearable.

The phenomenon has to do with the proliferation of blue-green algae that cause eutrophication of the lake. In simple words: remove oxygen and that kills fish. The smell is produced by algae.

Courtesy of LaVoz

Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

FISHY BUSINESS: Alex Glover stumbled upon hundreds of dead fish at Rockhampton’s Ski Gardens.WHEN Alex Glover took his dog for an afternoon walk to the Rockhampton Ski Gardens on Wednesday, he stumbled upon something fishy.Alex and his two friends saw what appeared to be hundreds of “white dots” floating on the waters of the Fitzroy River.

When they went closer to check it out, he realised those white dots were hundreds of dead fish.

Alex, 22, said the place smelt “a bit off” when he made his way towards water’s edge but he never expected to see the river full of dead fish.

“When I walked towards the Ski Gardens I thought the bad smell was floodwater,” he said.

“But when I got closer to the water I realised the white dots on the water were fish. I saw them all at once and instantly thought something in the water had poisoned them due to the amount of dead fish.

“I took some photos on my phone and posted them to Facebook. Heaps of people commented on the photos and said it might have been from the floodwater and from all of the rain.”

A spokesperson from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) released a statement to the Bulletin yesterday.

The spokesperson said EHP had not received any reports of fish deaths in the vicinity of the Ski Gardens section of the Fitzroy River.

However, they had received a report of dead fish in Rockhampton’s Yeppen Lagoon on Wednesday. EHP officers had inspected the area and took water samples for analysis.

“Initial results found low dissolved oxygen levels in the water,” the spokesperson said.

“Other samples have been sent to a laboratory for further analysis. Recent high temperatures and a significantly increased in-flow to the lagoon may have contributed to the low oxygen levels.

“EHP will investigate the fish deaths in the vicinity of the Ski Gardens in the Fitzroy River.”

Courtesy of The Morning Bulletin

Hundreds of dead fish found in a creek in Queensland, Australia

Fish Kill Alert

Residents have been warned to avoid a creek near a Cairns school while health authorities probe the discovery of hundreds of dead fish.

Director of Tropical Public Health Services Dr Richard Gair says reports children are jumping into Saltwater Creek near Edge Hill State School to catch the dead or dying fish are concerning.

“Until we know what we are dealing with, it is important that people exercise caution and my advice is to avoid contact with Saltwater Creek and fish in Saltwater Creek,” he said in a statement.

He says no one should remove or consume the fish.

The discovery of the fish floating in the creek at the weekend sparked an investigation by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Local farmer Andrew Herrington said the fish deaths may be caused by vehicle run-off washed into the creek during recent rain after a long dry spell in the far north.

“The rubber compounds from the tyres, all the oil that drips off people’s dirty old cars and so on, washes off into the creeks so you have that oil-slick type rainbow on top of the water,” he told the ABC.