Animal Die-offs Quick Read

Dozens of whales washed up on a beach in New Zealand once again during coronal activity on our Sun
Dozens of whales washed up on a beach in New Zealand in bizarre circumstances.
Pictures from the beach in Haast, in the South Westland region show 38 whales' remains strewn across the landscape.
Among the total number of whales, there were 12 found alive, but they had to be euthanised by conservationists.
The whales became stranded after swimming too close to the shore at the mouth of the Okuru river. While it's clear how they washed up, the reason as to why they swam so close to the shore remains a mystery.
New Zealand Department of Conservation manager Wayne Costello said conditions were too dangerous to rescue those found alive.


Never before seen virus in the South Atlantic related to measles killing dolphins by the hundreds in Sepetiba Bay in Brazil
Dolphins in a bay are like canaries in a coal mine.
In Sepetiba Bay in Brazil, hundreds of dolphins have recently died.
Scientists have discovered more than 200 dead Guiana dolphins over the past few months in the bay, according to a new report by The New York Times.
The deaths were reportedly caused by a virus related to measles.
This virus typically might kill only a handful of dolphins-and never before in the South Atlantic.
But now, bloated, scarred, deformed and emaciated carcasses are turning up everywhere in the bay near Rio de Janeiro.

Another mystery as more than 200 monkeys have died and several are ailing in a village of Amroha India due to unknown circumstances
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More than 200 monkeys have died and several are ailing in a village of Amroha due to a mysterious disease.
Villagers are puzzled and concerned about increasing number of deaths of monkeys.
The residents also fear chances of such disease spreading to human beings.
The bodies have been sent to Bareilly for postmortem to ascertain the real cause behind the deaths. Samples of food items and drainage have also been collected for investigation.



More than 150 cows drop dead in 2 hours one by one as owners watched in disbelief in Rangul Kenya under unknown circumstances
Joshua Otieno, a farmer in Nyakach, Kisumu County, watched in disbelief as his cows collapsed and died one after the other.
By midday, Tuesday, more than 150 cows, including some that belonged to his neighbours in Rangul village, lay dead under unknown circumstances.
An entire village is now counting losses and coming to terms with the biggest catastrophe in the area in recent times.
The cows reportedly developed difficulties walking before dropping dead as their owners watched, moments after leaving a grazing field.
According to the owners, the deaths began on Monday evening.



Space Weather link? Scientists baffled after 49 dolphins wash up DEAD on beach in Argentina one week after 150 whales died in Australia
It is a theory The Big Wobble has been banding around for almost two years now, Solar storms may trigger whale strandings as well as dolphins, birds and bees and other animals who rely upon our magnetic field to navigate.
Last week 150 whales beached and died while migrating off Western Australia in one of the largest mass strandings of whales in WA.
Yesterday scientists were left baffled after 61 short-beaked dolphins were found washed ashore on a beach resort in Argentina.



135 dead whales beached while migrating off Western Australia as rescuers struggle to save a further 15: Is the stranding linked to a solar storm?
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Rescuers are racing against the clock to save 15 short-finned pilot whales after more than 150 of the migrating mammals beached on the country’s west coast, the other 135 whales have died.
Most of the whales had died, said Jeremy Chick, incident controller at Western Australia’s conservation department, after becoming stranded on dry land overnight.
It is important to mention at this point the stranding has occurred as our planet is about to move deeper into a solar stream where it will experience fast-moving rivulets of solar wind--perhaps faster than 600 km/s (1.3 million mph).



Wildlife and plantlife on the brink: World’s last male northern white rhino is dead: Animal populations set to plummet by 67% between 1970 and 2020
Sudan: The world’s last male northern white rhino Credit YouTube
The world’s last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it said, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world.
It's another blow for Earth's biodiversity and last Saturday, a comprehensive, global appraisal of the damage, and what can be done to reverse the free-fall die-off of animal, fish and plant species around the world, will be conducted in Colombia.
In just three years’ time, the World will have lost two-thirds of all wild animals.



Wildlife on the brink! Biodiversity is in crisis globally as a comprehensive global appraisal of the damage starts today but is it too late?
According to The Daily Mail, there are an estimated 8.7 million plant and animal species on our planet and about 86 percent of land species and 91 percent of sea species remain undiscovered.
Of the ones we do know, 1,204 mammals, 1,469 bird, 1,215 reptiles, 2,100 amphibia, and 2,386 fish species are considered threatened.
Also threatened are 1,414 insects, 2,187 molluscs, 732 crustacea, 237 coral, 12,505 plant, 33 mushrooms, and six brown algae species.
Earth is enduring the sixth mass species extinction which is plunging the planet into 'global crisis', scientists have warned.


Almost 1 million animals killed by an extreme cold phenomenon known as "dzud" in Mongolia so far this year
Spare a thought for Mongolia, with temperatures dropping as low as −30 °C (−22 °F) the Mongolian National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring has declared the winter a "dzud".

A total of 800,000 animals have died so far this year in Mongolia due to the extreme wintry weather is known as "dzud", the country's meteorology service said Wednesday.

The dzud is a brutal weather phenomenon in Mongolia where a dry summer followed by a frigid winter kills vast numbers of livestock either by starvation or cold.



Untold millions of dead marine life washing up around coastal areas of the UK in the wake of "The Beast From The East" and Storm Emma
Around the shores of the UK millions of marine life have been washing up on beaches after "The Beast From The East" and Storm Emma impacted Ireland and Britain last week.
Untold millions of dead and dying animals are being reported around the country.
According to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, tens of thousands of animals washed up on the beaches after the storm.
Tens of thousands of marine animals have been washed up along the UK’s east coast following the cold temperatures and rough weather over the last week.



Incredible photo of bird frozen alive under the water in Holland as 100's of thousands of dead creatures reported in aftermath of "The Beast Of The East"
An incredible photo has surfaced showing a kingfisher bird frozen solid mid-dive into a Dutch canal.
On inspection of the picture, it is obvious the bird froze solid at the split-second it dived into the water for a fish.
The unfortunate bird froze during the big freeze "The Beast Of The East" which plunged Europe into Arctic conditions.
Christoph van Ingen, who spotted the kingfisher in the town of Oostzaan, just north of Amsterdam, said he believed it might have dived into the canal to catch fish as the water was turning solid and been unable to escape.
Around a 100 people died across Ireland, the UK and Europe during the cold snap.



Algae bloom kills 2,450 tons of salmon in the same area where 40 thousand tons died in 2016 in southern Chile
The algae bloom that is occurring in southern Chile has left around 2,450 tons of dead salmon, according to the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca).
The phenomenon that produces blooms of harmful algae is affecting farming centres in the regions of Los Lagos, Aysen and Magallanes.
Fish mortality losses have been reported by two companies.
The company Invermar reported to the Commission for the Financial Market (CMF) the mortality of 1,600 tons of salmon, whose value is estimated at around US $ 8.25 million.
For its part, AquaChile reported that until January 31 it had LOST 23 million fish, equivalent to 42 thousand tons, for an estimated value of US $ 167 million.



By 2020 two thirds of all wild animals in the world will be dead: Unprecedented death of millions of tons of marine life around the world is increasing
In just two years’ time, the World will have lost two-thirds of all wild animals.
This amazing statistic from The Living Planet Index goes on: The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends and at the current rate all species would be totally gone before 2050.
Below is a snippet of the carnage around the world in just the last few days.
SAPO24 reported, more than two dozen pilot whales died after they hit the coast on two beaches on the Cape Verdean island of Maio, in an environmental disaster that is all too common around the world recently.



Tipping point breached! Monarch butterfly has a 95% decline since 1980's in North America: Two-thirds of ALL animals and insects extinct in 2 years
According to researchers from WWF and the Zoological Society of London in just two years’ time, the World will have lost two-thirds of all wild animals and insects.
This amazing statistic from The Living Planet Index goes on: The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends.
The latest species under stress is the wonderful  North American monarch butterfly.
A new report by The Xerces Society claim the number of monarchs wintering in California has dropped to a five-year low, despite more volunteers counting more sites in search of the orange-and-black insect that is arguably the most admired of North American butterflies, a report said on Friday.

Hundreds of small starling birds fall from the sky in Utah, US while the cause behind it remains a mystery.
In a weird incident which occurred in Utah on Monday, January 29 where more than 200 starling birds fell on the street from the sky, while the cause behind it remains unknown.
According to Sergeant Chad Carpenter with the Draper City Police Department: "It's one of the rarest things I've ever heard of," fox13now.com reported as per say.
"You've seen that black cloud as it's flying all over the place.




The kangaroo is the latest species under stress as nearly 4 million die in 12 months from a mystery disease which has left experts baffled
In the 12 months between 2016 and 2017 nearly 4 million kangaroos have died in Australia from a mystery disease.
Millions of kangaroos are being wiped out down under by a mystery disease that causes massive haemorrhages and internal bleeding.
According to scientists, they have been left baffled as to why the kangaroo population is being decimated.
Both red and grey varieties are dying from the mysterious disease which is causing the kangaroos to die from ­hemorrhaging and internal bleeding around the joints.




Thousands of bats drop dead from trees after temperatures topped 47 degrees C around Sydney where heat is so severe it has melted tarmac
Thousands of flying foxes, bats, died in an Australian heatwave so severe it has melted tarmac.
Animal welfare volunteers battled to save the lives of the hundreds of babies and some adults in distress but the death toll is believed to be in the thousands.
A spokesman from the charity Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown said: "The efforts of our volunteers yesterday was both heroic and heartbreaking.





Authorities at a loss as to to why 80 gray dolphins have died in less than a month on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state; 5 dead dolphins a day!
Environmentalists in Brazil say they are trying to figure out why more than 80 gray dolphins have died in less than a month on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.
A statement from the Gray Dolphin Institute says the dolphins died over past 17 days in the Bay of Sepetiba, a coastal district about 70 kilometres west of the city of Rio de Janeiro.







Dead seagulls thousands of fish and a dolphin wash up dead for the third time in just over a year along the same area of beach in Cornwall England
Dead seagulls, thousands of fish and a dolphin, have washed up on Marazion beach just one year after tens of thousands of fish washed up on the same Cornish beach and thousands of more of dead mackerel and herring on Pentwean Beach just a couple of miles away.
Thousands of dead sea creatures have washed up on the beach are believed to have been killed by a lightning strike.





Hundreds of sharks wash up dead on an Iranian island local fishermen thought to be responsible
Hundreds of dead sharks have washed up on the Iranian Shif island.
The sharks are thought to have been killed for their fins as fishermen catch the sharks for their fins before throwing the dead sharks back into the sea, leaving them to wash up on the shore.
The fins are believed to have medicinal properties, officials say, however catching the sharks is illegal.



Reindeer mystery in Norway: 65 animals were mown down on Saturday and more than 100 since Thursday by freight trains in sudden increase
A Norwegian reindeer herder says that freight trains have killed more than a 100 of the animals on the tracks in three days.
Torstein Appfjell, a distraught reindeer herder in Helgeland county, said Sunday that the worst incident happened Saturday when 65 animals were mown down.
Appfjell told The Associated Press by telephone it was "totally tragic" and "unprecedented" for so many reindeer to lose their lives in this way.