Massive Death Connections PART 10/Jan 2012
Will this year be worse than last? If Biblical accounts tell us what is coming then the answer is yes. I don’t think we realize that the Bible prophecies can span over time not happen in one day.
- Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:15 CST
Vets still don’t know what killed dugongs, and other animals, in Gladstone Harbour earlier this year. Autopsy reports have revealed veterinary scientists failed to find a definitive cause of death for at least 10 dolphins, turtles and dugongs found dead in central Queensland. In response to a Right to Information request, the Department of Environment and Resource Management has provided reports for 13 of the dugongs, turtles and dolphins found dead in Gladstone this year. The documents reveal veterinary scientists from Gladstone Veterinary Clinic and the University of Queensland’s Diagnostic Services reported the cause of death was unclear or unknown for 10 of the marine animals. In the remaining cases, net entrapments and entanglements in fishing line were cited as possible causes of death but no definitive conclusions were drawn.
- Mon, 26 Dec 2011 16:54 CST
There’s a bizarre scene in Montgomery County where dozens of birds are dead. More than 30 birds are lying dead on Indian Mound Drive at the intersection of Grassy Lick Road in Mt. Sterling. All the birds appear to be the same species, and seem to have died and landed at this spot all at once. No word yet about what caused their death.
- Sun, 01 Jan 2012 08:43 CST
Ancient Mayan legend says that 2012 will bring the end of the world. A small Arkansas town might have shown the first example of that as approximately 5,000 blackbirds dropped dead from the sky last night in the early hours of the new year.
- Sun, 01 Jan 2012
Marine life is suffering in the Gulf of Thailand. Following the worst flooding in the country in decades, millions of cubic metres of extra water has been draining into the gulf causing shellfish and other fish to die or swim away.
- Mon, 02 Jan 2012 12:41 CST
MYSTERY: How, or why, tens of tons of dead herring suddenly fills the beach on the resin, no one has a definite answer. Here, Jan-Petter Jorgensen dog Molly on inspection New Year’s Eve (Google translated).The inhabitants of Troms could hardly believe their eyes on the morning of New Year’s Eve, a very large amount, an estimated 10 to 20 tons of dead herring washed up on the beach, writes Northern Lights. Tromsø city is the ninth largest urban area in Norway by population. The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream which originates at the tip of Florida. Various theories abound for the incident but no one knows for sure what’s happened in the popular hiking area in Nordreisa municipality. However, various theories have been tossed around, explains Jan-Petter Jorgensen (44), who stumbled upon the mass death in sight on the beach with his dog Molly. People say that something similar happened in the 80′s, and there is speculation among others on the river which flows into the ocean behind a promontory on the site, may have had something to do with it. Maybe the fish have been caught in a deprived oxygen environment, and then died of fresh water? Jorgensen estimates each individual fish to be of 100-150 grams, and that the total might be about up to 20 tons. Now he’s worried about what might happen if no one comes and removing carcasses.
- Wed, 03 Jan 2012
It’s been a record twelve months for strandings of dolphins and whales along the coastlines around Ireland. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said there was a total of 160 strandings and 1,565 sightings reported by end of 2011 – the highest since the recording scheme was established in 1991.
- Thur, 04 Jan 2012
The Queensland Government in Australia is investigating the discovery of more dead fish in a Gladstone waterway. The Department of Environment and Resource Management imposed a local fishing ban when sick fish were found in Gladstone Harbour in recent months.
- Thu, 04 Jan 2012
Scores of devotees who had gone to worship river Yamuna in Agra, India early Saturday morning were shocked at the sight of thousands of dead fish near the Balkeshwar Ghat, Heaps of dead fish were also noticed at village Narhauli near Farah in Mathura district.
- Thu, 04 Jan 2012
Hundreds of dead gizzard shad were floating on de Neveu Creek near Stow Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
- Sat, 6 Jan 2012 1:35 CST
Piles of crabs have been washing up on England beaches along the rocky Thanet Coast in recent days, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for the past few years. “It’s been a phenomenon for probably a third year in a row,” Tony Child, Thanet Coast project manager, told LiveScience. He estimated about 25,000 of the dead velvet swimming crabs (Necora puber) were in piles this year, where birds are now ferociously feeding on their carcasses.
- Sat, 07 Jan 2012
South Korea’s farm ministry said Saturday that bird flu did not cause the spike in dead ducks at a local poultry farm earlier in the week. The farm in Icheon some 80 kilometers east of Seoul reported 110 dead birds from Sunday through Tuesday, causing local quarantine authorities to seal off the immediate area and prevent movement of all birds.
- Sun, 08 Jan 2012
In northeast Montana, officials said 90 percent or more of whitetail have been killed along a 100-mile stretch of the Milk River from Malta to east of Glasgow. Whitetail deaths also have been reported along the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers in western North Dakota and eastern Montana and scattered sites in Wyoming, South Dakota and eastern Kansas. The deaths are being attributed to an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD. Transmitted by biting midges, EHD causes internal bleeding that can kill infected animals within just a few days.
- Sun, 08 Jan 2012 01:48 CST
Scientists have yet to agree on why thousands of dead herring have washed up on a Norwegian beach in the last week. Officials say piles of dead herring, weighing in excess of 20 tonnes, have covered a beach near the northern Norwegian city of Kvaenes, Nordreisa. This event has prompted various scientific explanations as well as speculation from 2012 doomsday enthusiasts. 44 year-old Jan-Petter Jorgensen, who discovered the stinky deposit while walking his dog, Molly, still wonders what caused the mass death among the fish. He said to the Daily Mail, “People say that something similar happened in the 1980s. Maybe the fish have been caught in a deprived oxygen environment and then died of fresh water?”
- Sun, 08 Jan 2012
More than 165 animals in Mana Pools National Park in the lower Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe have died due to an anthrax outbreak over the past few weeks. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority confirmed the death of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and kudus.
- Mon, 09 Jan 2012
A large number of fish were found dead in a three-kilometer section of the Xijiang River in the southern province of Guangdong, China.
- Tue, 10 Jan 2012
Hundreds of dead and dying fish, and other marine life, mysteriously washed up onto the Montague foreshore in Bahamas yesterday. Fishermen and environmental officials do not know what caused the fish to die. There is also concern that whatever happened may pose a danger to humans, who also use the water. Young fish littered the shoreline including; snappers, minnows, barracudas and even an octopus. Fishermen said the seabed is also littered with dead fish.
- Tue, 10 Jan 2012
In the past few weeks, around 2,000 poultry birds have died on a farm in western Meghalaya, India. Now forty more birds have died in the same farm and the cause of death has not been established.”
- Fri, 13 Jan 2012
South Africa’s ostrich farmers are struggling to cope after thousands of their birds were culled during one of the country’s worst outbreaks of bird flu. The biggest market for South Africa’s ostrich meat – have crashed since the EU banned the import of the low-cholesterol meat to stop the virus spreading.
- Fri, 13 Jan 2012
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed that H5N1, the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, in the Bhutanese village of Tsimasham, in the Chhukha district. The outbreak was first noticed on the 30th of December, when 87 chickens succumbed at backyard poultry farm near a national highway. On the 5th and 6th of January the authorities started culling birds from the stricken and neighbouring farms, after the Bhutan national laboratory of animal health confirmed the outbreak.
- Sun, 15 Jan 2012
An animal welfare organization says up to 30 dolphins have been found stranded on five Cape Cod beaches, 10 to 12 have died and eight were inaccessible to rescuers.
- Mon, 16 Jan 2012 04:27 CST
New Zealand fur seals are found all along Australia’s south coast as well as along the coast of New Zealand’s South Island. More than 50 New Zealand fur seals have washed up dead on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and will be examined at Adelaide University to determine how they died. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the bodies of 51 juveniles and two young adults were found near Port Lincoln and at Wanna Beach in the Lincoln National Park. Dr Lucy Woolford from Adelaide University says three seals have been collected for post-mortem examinations, which will be conducted on Tuesday morning.
- Mon, 16 Jan 2012
A southern Russian farm had to slaughter all 30,736 of its pigs because of African swine fever (ASF)and the virus keeps marching across the country.
- Tues, 17 Jan 2012
Federal biologists announced today that up to 6.7 million bats in 16 states and four Canadian provinces may have died from the white-nose fungus since it was detected six years ago, a die-off that a conservationist today called “a potential extinction event,” The Washington Post reports.
- Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:21 CST
A group of whales has been stranded around Farewell Spit, near the top of the South Island, for the third time in two months. About 90 pilot whales were seen milling close to the shore around noon on Monday and have since grounded on a receding tide, Project Jonah chief executive Kimberly Muncaster says. Ms Muncaster says volunteers will care for the whales until nightfall, when the fast incoming tide will be a danger to the people. “There’s a small chance the whales may refloat on tonight’s high tide at 11pm, but we will be back at first light to assess the situation and assist DOC (the Department of Conservation) in their rescue response,” she said on Monday. “Hopefully we’ll be able to keep as many whales as possible alive until nightfall.”
- Thu, 19 Jan 2012
An estimated 20,000 birds have now been killed by the wrecked container ship MV Rena, causing New Zealand’s worst ever maritime environmental disaster. The wreck foundered off the Bay of Plenty coast, near Tauranga, North Island, last October, and more birds are being killed and harmed since the wreck broke up on January 8.
- Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:23 CST
Maritime New Zealand has confirmed there are four dead whales on Papamoa Beach. Department of Conservation staff and Maritime New Zealand wildlife teams are on their way to the beach.
- Sat, 21 Jan 2012
Three tonnes of dead fish washes up on Bossaso’s shore on Tuesday, Radio Garowe reports. Somalia has the longest coast in Africa and has huge number of commercial fish species.
- Sat, 21 Jan 2012
Visitors to the Number 63 Beach have been raising concerns over the number of dead fishes that has been washed up along the shoreline since last Friday. Guyana Times visited the tourist destination to discover the decomposing remains of many species of fish, but largely those from the unscaled family, littered along the beach. There was also one very large sting ray which recently washed ashore among a large quantity of small and large fishes.
- Mon, 23 Jan 2012
A sperm whale and a baby gray whale were found dead along the beach, along with one stellar sea lion along the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State after high winds and heavy surf slammed the Oregon and Washington coastlines this past week. Several birds were also found dead on the beach and two were alive, but injured.
- Mon, 23 Jan 2012
When a single dolphin washed up on Cape Cod on Jan. 12, it was nothing out of the ordinary. By Jan. 23, the count was 85. Cape Cod is, like parts of New Zealand and Australia, a world hotspot for dolphin strandings. But so many dolphins washing up in less than two weeks — 61 of which were dead, killed by stress or injuries from the stranding — has baffled researchers, who have been working relentlessly with volunteers to rescue as many as possible.
- Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:53 CST
Low oxygen levels have killed 5,000 fish in the Swan River. Low oxygen levels and hot weather are believed to have killed thousands of fish in Perth’s Swan River. About 5,000 dead fish were discovered between the Middle Swan Bridge and the Ellen Brook in the upper reaches of the river. Swan River Trust spokesman Mark Cugley says recent rain and hot weather have decreased oxygen levels in the waterway and that particular area is outside the reach of the river’s oxygenation plants.
- Wed, 25 Jan 2012
Around 100 whales stranded at the Spit, on the northwest tip of the South Island in New Zealand, around midday on Monday. Thirty-four whales died overnight Monday, and while some did free themselves at high tide, about 40 remained beached yesterday.
- Wed, 25 Jan 2012
In what authorities believe is one of the worst fish-kills in recent times, a lot of Curiass is being washed up on the Guyanese and Surinamese foreshores, apparently due to murky Atlantic Ocean waters and the discharge of freshwater into the sea. The Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture says mostly dead Cuirass have been sighted since January 9 and the situation peaked on January 29 when a “significant amount of dead fish was observed on the beaches in the area.
- Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:21 CST
Residents in a Kentucky town are saying “Get the flock out of here” to thousands of black birds that fill the sky each night. At dusk, the birds take flight in La Grange, Ky., and create what some locals describe as a “cloud of birds,” according to TV station WAVE. The birds nest down in a wooded area for the night and depart each morning in a huge pack, reports said. Fine-feathered friends, they’re not. Residents complain that they’re constantly cleaning up after the avian arrivistes, who started showing up last November in the community northeast of Louisville. Nearly everyone has heard their town compared to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film The Birds.
- Thu, 26 Jan 2012
More than 10,000 dead fish were found in Tatebayashi city, about an hour from Tokyo.
- Fri, 27 Jan 2012
Since the beginning of the month, 14 marine mammals, including a dozen dolphins, have been found along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Half of the dead dolphins washed up on the Louisiana coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) calls it an “Unusual Mortality Event” in the northern Gulf and next month will mark two years since it began. The tally so far: 630 dead. (Source)
- Sat, 28 Jan 2012 11:25 CST
Two stranded common dolphins wait to be transported to a waiting vehicle by a team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare at Herring River in Wellfleet, Mass., on Thursday. Whether they got lost, sick or swam astray chasing food, 77 dolphins that beached on Cape Cod in recent weeks have died, the second time in three months New England has seen a mass of marine mammal deaths. Now, scientists are trying to figure out why. They’re also researching whether there’s any connection to a die-off this fall of 162 harbor seals, whose carcasses were found between northern Massachusetts and Maine. Scientists later determined the seal deaths were linked to an influenza virus similar to one found in birds but never before seen in seals. In a letter earlier this month, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and Rep. William Keating asked Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to investigate “any common cause” between the dolphin and seal deaths.
- Sun, 29 Jan 2012 07:36 CST
KOLKATA: After ignoring the mysterious crow deaths in the city for nearly two months, the state government flew into action mode on Saturday and sent scientists to Rabindra Sarovar to gather carcasses and blood samples. TOI on Friday first reported on crows dropping dead all over the city. Sources said the health department has asked Kolkata Municipal Corporation to investigate the mysterious illness. Scientists from West Bengal University of Animal and Fisheries Sciences, Belgachia, are conducting a crow’s autopsy to identify the possible cause of death. A KMC team gathered three carcasses from different parts of the lake. A dead bird was seen floating in Santragachi jheel as well.
- Mon, 30 Jan 2012
A popular Australian wetland in Melbourne’s north has been hit by a ‘black water’ event that has killed hundreds of fish. Local residents described the water just north of Edwardes Lake in Reservoir as jet black and smelling rotten.
- Mon, 30 Jan 2012
More than a ton of dead fish has been floating during last week at Canal dos Patos, the channel located between Macau and Zhuhai’s major cross-border area. According to TDM News, authorities have picked up almost 50 bags of dead fish since January 19 for testing.
- Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:06 CST
More than 100 dolphins have stranded themselves along Cape Cod’s 25-mile coastline in the last three weeks, and the number is growing. Rescuers there say it’s just about the worst they’ve ever seen. And scientists are still looking for answers. The alarming number of dolphins beaching themselves along the 25-mile Cape Cod coastline was baffling scientists for a third week. On Monday, they responded to a call that three dolphins were approaching shore. Two swam away unharmed, but one got too close to the beach and needed intervention by rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The animal later died and, along with three more carcasses discovered over the weekend, the number of dolphin beachings swelled to 102, nearly the normal amount for an entire year. Katie Moore, manager of the Marine Mammal Rescue Team, says she simply doesn’t know why this is happening.
- Tue, 31 Jan 2012
Workers with the Departmnet of Fish and Game and the S.P.C.A. Wildlife Center, are investigating the death of at least a half dozen local birds. The bodies were found on both sides of Sandholdt Road in Moss Landing, California.
- Tue, 31 Jan 2012
46.5 tons of local Tilapia fish were found dead last Friday and 2.5 tons on Monday in Lake Sebu in The Philippines. Around 13 tons of Tilapia died last July under similar circumstances.