Tuesday 15 August 2017

August slaughter: Millions of wildlife dead as floods, algae blooms and disease takes it toll around the globe

10th August 2017 - 90 TONS of fish have died in fish farms in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Link
Nearly 90 metric tons of farm-raised fish in the southern province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau have been killed once again, leaving local residents with the heavy burden of loss and debt.

9th August 2017 - Hundreds dead Shearwater birds found washed up on Long Island beaches in New York, AmericaLink
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)

9th August 2017 - 12th right whale found dead, this time in Massachusetts, AmericaLink
A 12th North Atlantic right whale has been found dead, this time in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.
The carcass of a North Atlantic right whale is seen off of Edgartown, Mass. in Martha's Vineyard. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

9th August 2017 - Dozens of sea lions washing up, 31 dead since June, in California, America. Link
Sea lions wash ashore in California amid return of toxic blooms
Photo: Nicole Boliaux, The Chronicle

8th August 2017 - 1 MILLION chickens killed due to avian flu in Zimbabwe and South AfricaLink
Zimbabwe and South Africa have lost over one million chickens to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), it has been learnt.

7th August 2017 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in Orange Beach, Alabama, AmericaLink
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.

6th August 2017 - Thousands of dead fish wash up on a beach in Dover, EnglandLink
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 - Mass die off of fish in a lake in California, AmericaLink
As a casualty of extreme weather conditions, dead fish began to appear on the surface of Lake Elsinore and wash up on shore Thursday, Aug. 3, city officials said.

3rd August 2017 - Thousands of dead fish found in the waters of Western Lake Estates, Texas, AmericaLink
Thousands and thousands of large and small fish littered the shoreline of the largest lake in Western Lake Estates Thursday

1st August 2017 - 66,500 chickens killed due to avian flu in Inner Mongolia, ChinaLink
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Inner Mongolia region has culled 66,500 chickens following an outbreak of bird flu that has affected 35,000 birds, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The H5N1 strain of the virus was confirmed at a hen farm in Tongliao city, which has of 3 million people, and has killed 15,000 birds, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

1st August 2017 - 2 whales dead after stranding in Queensland, Australia. Link
Two humpback whales have died after beaching themselves on a sandbank near Fraser Island. The 10-metre and 12-metre humpbacks were found by rangers on Sheridan Flats, in the Great Sandy Strait, on Monday morning.

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

27th July 2017 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Clear Lake, California, AmericaLink
Hundreds of dead fish washed up on the shores of Clear Lake earlier this week, most likely suffocated by a shortage of oxygen in the water.
“The water was literally like pea soup” in the areas where the fish died, he said, estimating one dead fish per foot of shoreline.
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