We are just 40 days into 2020 and the world is in the grip of a global coronavirus threat which could out-kill the Spanish Flu epidemic which started back in 1918 and killed between 50 to 100 million people. Them numbers are minuscule to the billions of animals which have died in the first 40 days of 2020.
Below is a "small" list, showing deaths of animals killed by disease, pollution or man in the first month and a half of 2020 and let me tell you, I have hardly scratched the surface, many millions of more deaths don't get reported. As for marine life, most of the dead sink to the bottom, or the birds, die out at sea, so you see, below is just a tiny per cent of the real carnage
Have you seen any of these disasters on the media? (Apart from the billion deaths of animals reported in the Aussie bushfires). No, it never gets mentioned. The media are too busy covering Greta Thunberg, gender issues or other meaningless trends.
If you get down to the bottom before being sickened, good luck.
Upward of 10,000 birds have been found dead at the Miankaleh peninsula, situated on the Caspian Sea shore in north-east Iran, in recent days.
Hundred of tons of fish die suddenly in Lake Maninjau, Indonesia allegedly due to Sulpher, see below. Sumbar.com
Almost half a million birds slaughtered in Saudi Arabia due to avian flu
Saudi Arabia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a poultry farm, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. The outbreak, which occurred in the central Sudair region, killed 22,700 birds, the OIE said, citing a report from the Saudi agriculture ministry. The other 385,300 birds in the flock were slaughtered, it said. The case was the first outbreak of the H5N8 virus in Saudi Arabia since July 2018. Reuters
Tons of fish appeared dead on the surface of the Vermelho and Araguaia rivers, in Aruanã, Brazil. Videos recorded by residents show the fish floating in the water. The Environment delegate, Luciano Carvalho, speaks in tons already collected this Monday when the images were more strongly shared on social networks. What calls the delegate's attention is that the fish that appears in the images is the cascudo, a resistant species that is difficult to be contaminated. Globo
A city in China’s central Hunan province reported that it had culled almost 20,000 chickens after an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on its website Saturday. The statement didn’t say when the outbreak occurred, or when the cull happened. Hunan is next to Hubei, the epicentre of the separate coronavirus outbreak. Avian influenza, found in a farm in Shaoyang City, killed 4,500 chickens, more than half the farm’s flock, the ministry said. The city culled almost 18,000 poultry after the outbreak. The statement said the outbreak was of a “highly pathogenic subtype” of the H5N1 flu. Since 2003, the H5N1 avian flu has killed 455 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Bloomberg
Hundreds of Olive Ridley turtle carcasses wash ashore on Odisha beach in India. The Olive Ridley turtles are Schedule I species under the Wildlife (Protection) Act and are listed as ‘endangered’ in the IUCN Red Data Book. The marine turtles begin arriving for mass mating close to the Odisha coast from November. Hindustan Times
25 TONS of fish dead due to storm in Cullera, Spain. The Valencian town of Cullera continues to work to recover from the damage caused by the storm 'Gloria', with the withdrawal of 13,000 kilos of dead fish alone on the Dosel beach. The total number of fish collected thus amounts to 25,000 kilos, since the beginning of the storm and with almost all the dead fish removed, the session said in a statement. Valencia Extra
Mystery after piles of dead fish found on Sydney river Yahoo
Thousands of dead fish appeared in the San Antonio lagoon, Argentina. The lack of oxygen in the aquatic environment and the loss of water would have caused the fish to die, but the results of the analyzes are still awaited. InfoCampo
A sea of dead fish on the beach of Xeraco Spain The sea storm that has been historic has caused the breakage of a fish farm in Sagunto SE12
Dead fish on the beach of Xeraco after the storm of the sea / Ajuntament de Xeraco
Thousands of dead fish have been found on a beach on Porkala headland in Kyrkslätt, Finland. It is a matter of flooding that lies in piles both in the sea and on the beach. It is unclear how the floods have ended up there and why they have died. The issue is now being investigated by the environmental authorities. The fish have probably not been there for very long, and their surface is whole. A similar fish death has not been observed before. Svenska
Thousands of dead fish appeared on a beach in Kyrkslätt. Picture: Yle / Antti Plathan
Hundreds of thousands of fish dead in NSW as bushfire ash washed into the river
Ecologist fears the Macleay River may take decades to recover, with heavy rains likely to affect other waterways, Guardian
Results of a fish kill in the Macleay River in northern New South Wales, which locals said was like ‘cake mix’. Photograph: Larry Newberry
Indonesia: Tens of tons of tilapia in the floating cages of the Tamiyang River, in Awang Bangkal Village, Karang Intan District, Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan, died suddenly. Compass.com
Hundred of Penguins, birds and sea lions: 80 species appeared dead in Concón, Chile. The Sernapesca said that tests are being carried out on the bodies to determine what caused the incident since none presented appreciable physical damage. Full story
Almost 20,000 birds culled in Romania has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northern part of the country, the first such outbreak in nearly three years, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday. The virus killed 11,190 birds out of a flock of 18,699 in the Maramures region near the borders with Ukraine and Hungary, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from Romania’s veterinary services. The rest of the flock was slaughtered, it said. Reuters
Bird flu detected in eastern Hungary, 115,000 ducks destroyed MTI – Econews Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 13:05 Hungarian food safety authority NÉBIH on Wednesday said it detected avian flu virus at a duck farm in Hajdú-Bihar County (about 215 km east of Budapest), marking the second major discovery of the H5N8 strain of the virus in the country in the last few days, state news wire MTI reports. Budapest Business Journal
Tests conducted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife veterinarians have confirmed that Epizootic hemorrhagic disease is responsible for the die-off of an estimated 2,000 white-tailed deer in Eastern Oregon, the agency said Tuesday. The EHD outbreak impacted white-tailed deer on the western face of the Blue Mountains, from Milton-Freewater to the Pilot Rock area. News 21
Colombia, the number of dead fish was “impossible to quantify”.
The inhabitants next to one of the main tributaries of Villavicencio denounced the weekend an emergency due to massive fish mortality, apparently due to the dumping of chemical substances into the river. The Ministry of Environment said that the environmental impact and the number of fish found is “impossible to quantify”, while the environmental authority, Cormacarena, is carrying out the investigation to find those responsible. El Spectador
Brazil: large numbers of dead fish are found in Guanabara Bay
Photos taken by residents of Ilha do Governador show great mortality of fish that polluted the sands of Praia de São Bento, close to Galeão International Airport. Most of the fish is of the species popularly known as sardine crooked mouth. Full story
Mass die-off of fish in a lake in Manuel Irala Fernandez, Paraguay
Villagers of Irala Fernández await results due to fish mortality JANUARY 12, 2020 People from the Teniente 1st district Manuel Irala Fernández, Department of President Hayes, await the results due to large fish mortality that occurred in a water reservoir that supplies the population. UltimaHora
Hundreds of birds killed in botulism outbreak near Firth of Thames New Zealand.
Hundreds of dead birds are suspected to have been killed by an avian botulism outbreak near the Firth of Thames. Fish and Game Auckland/Waikato southern game bird manager David Klee said they'd been informed on Wednesday about large amounts of dead birds being found alongside a drain near Waitakaruru. NZHerald
Hundreds of Rare Green Turtles Found Dead on Beaches of Mexico, Killed by Microalgae Almost 300 turtles were found dead, the Federal Attorney's Office for Environmental Protection said on Thursday, adding that 27 were saved and will be nursed back to health before being released back into the wild. Battle For Deli
Thousands of dead fish lay on the sand between Messanges and Vieux-Boucau on the Landes coast, France.
These are surfers who alerted Sepanso. The nature protection association contacted the prefecture. She suspects overfishing. franceinfo
Argentina. Thousands of dead fish appeared in the La Viña dyke Traslasierra.
The prevailing high temperatures would be the cause of the appearance of thousands of dead fish on the coast of the La Viña dyke in Traslasierra. El Diario
Hundreds of thousands of birds killed due to disease in the Dominican Republic. Listin Diario
As many as a billion animals may have been killed in Australia’s wildfires since September, a scientist said, doubling his earlier estimate as the unprecedented scale of the crisis in the world’s driest inhabited continent continued to emerge. New figures released on Wednesday by the University of Sydney’s Chris Dickman indicate more than 800 million animals have been killed in the state of New South Wales alone, while one billion had died nationally. That includes mammals, birds and reptiles directly killed by the fires or indirectly through loss of habitat. Bloomberg
A poultry farm in Chhattisgarh India has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus, 21,000 birds culled. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry. The virus killed 5,634 out of 21,060 birds on the farm in Baikunthpur and all of the remaining birds were slaughtered, the Paris-based OIE said in a website alert. India Today
Bulgaria to slaughter 24,500 pigs in swine fever outbreak
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Friday they would cull 24,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a pig farm in the northeast of the country. Full story
Thousands of dead fish wash up in a canal in Nardo, Italy Nardò, the death of goldfish in the Asso canal: its a mystery We fear for pollution: it is a massacre of thousands of specimens The sudden death of thousands of goldfish in the Asso canal - probably dead from drought, but perhaps not - reopens a wound. Full story
More than 20,000 koalas are wiped out in Kangaroo Island blaze as fire crews race to douse remaining flames ahead of even WORSE conditions Over half of the 50,000 koala's on Kangaroo Island have perished in bushfires More than 155,000 hectares have been burnt and two people have died The fate of the thousands remains unknown as the blaze continues to rage Mail On Line
Indonesia: Hundreds of Tons of Fish in Cages in Way Rarem Dead in 3 Days
The death of hundreds of tons of fish in a cage in Way Rarem, Abung Pekurun Subdistrict, North Lampung made the farmers suffer losses. Tribune News
Masses of dead Portuguese Man O' War, 'unprecedented number' washing ashore in Trinidad. Trinidad and Tobago The Portuguese Man O’ War, a marine animal that resembles a jellyfish, continue to wash ashore in unprecedented numbers along the beaches on Trinidad east and north coasts. These organisms classified by the Institute of Marine Affairs as a dangerous marine creature, are known as a siphonophore. Trinidad Express
Masses of dead fish wash ashore in Sao Francisco de Itabapoana, Brazil
A large amount of fish was found dead on the shore of Lagoa Doce beach, in São Francisco de Itabapoana, in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro, this Wednesday morning (1st). Visitors passing by were surprised by the amount of dead fish on a three-kilometre stretch of the beach, which is close to the Itabapoana River. Northern Flumunense
23,000 chickens killed due to avian flu in Yunlin, Taiwan Over 23,000 chickens on a farm in Yunlin County were culled Wednesday after confirmation a day earlier of an avian flu breakout there, according to the county's Animal and Plant Disease Center. The centre said in a statement that the slaughter was conducted on the farm in Dounan Township after it was confirmed Tuesday that the farm's livestock had been struck by the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. Full Story
Thousands of short-tailed shearwaters migrating from Alaska have been washing up on Sydney's iconic beaches this summer, with who knows how many more dying out at sea in what could be confirmation of incredible fish shortages in the Pacific Ocean.
The corpses have been spotted at several shorelines including Bondi, Manly and Cronulla. The birds are migrating back to southern Australia to breed after spending the summer in Alaska. But, according to experts, a higher number than usual are dying on the way due to a lack of food this winter. The birds need to be at full strength to make the 14,000km trip over the Pacific but the krill and other fish they feed on have apparently dwindled due to sea temperatures rising. The Big Wobble
Thanks to these people, whos research goes back to 2011
Animal Die-Offs 2020