Hundreds of great shearwaters have turned up dead on beaches on Long Island and southern New England this summer, and no one seems to know why. In addition to the birds on Block Island, birders and biologists have reported dead shearwaters on Rhode Island beaches in Tiverton and Charlestown.
A dead great shearwater recently found on a Block Island beach. (Matt Schenck)
Sea lions wash ashore in California amid return of toxic blooms
According to scientists at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, this particular fish kill looks to have been caused by a low oxygen event rather than a red tide- a name given to a large concentration of algae known to kill sea life.
Beach-goers looking to enjoy the sunny weather over the weekend were presented with a shocking sight – as thousands of fish seemingly beached themselves in Dover. Surprised onlookers snapped pictures and videos as a broad section of the beach was coloured white with all the stranded fish.
3rd August 2017 - Thousands of dead fish found in the waters of Western Lake Estates, Texas, America. Link
Thousands and thousands of large and small fish littered the shoreline of the largest lake in Western Lake Estates Thursday
30th July 2017 - Thousands of cattle dead from flooding in Gujarat, India. Link
THARA (BANASKANTHA): Khriya one the worst flood-hit villages in Thara taluka of Banaskantha, from where bodies of 17 members of a family were pulled out of 2-3 ft of sludge early this week, is like a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. People here fear of an epidemic outbreak as hundreds of dead cattle are still lying unattended, some on the roof tops, outskirts
“The water was literally like pea soup” in the areas where the fish died, he said, estimating one dead fish per foot of shoreline.
Mass Animal Deaths