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Masses of dead fish wash ashore in a reservoir in Guangxi, China
|Faced with a large number of dead fish, fish reservoirs contracted Lee tears.|
March 24, the reporter received a tip lines contractor reservoir fish were Lee said reservoir located Xingyexian the ITU, the sudden appearance of a large number of dead fish, dead fish appeared attracted a lot of nearby villagers and passers-by grab the fishing, the situation was “out of control.”
Scene: a large number of dead fish Reservoir
That afternoon, reporters rushed to the ITU reservoir seen everywhere on the reservoir water has turned a lot of the white belly of the fish. These fish are big and small, chub, dace, tilapia and other large pieces of fish have been thirty-four kg weight. And near the reservoir shore, dead fish more, in some places over the last few tens of meters long visual shore has dead fish, a Unit pungent smell nostrils.
Baoliao Lee told reporters the morning of March 24, he received a call from the reservoir management, seeing fish floating in the water reservoirs, large die. Lee immediately rushed to the scene after receiving the call and found a very serious situation reservoir dead fish, dead fish appeared also attracted a lot of nearby villagers and passers-by to grab fishing, he immediately to the local police station, the police also came grab for fish from the scene to persuade people. In the highlands near the reservoir, the reporter saw the contractor reservoir fish party organization now dead fish salvage personnel.
Reporters Survey: Reservoir Water turbidity
Reporter Lee boat with fish farmers into the depths of the reservoir, on the side of the reservoir area, gathered to see several of the larger farms, waste water generated is directly discharged into the reservoir. About 1 km into the reservoir area, far from seeing the two iron sand mining ship stopped in the reservoir shore, near the water turbid than the obvious before. Lee believes that farmers are now muddy water quality because of pumping sand in the reservoir due to Withdrawing sand reservoirs along the pig farm wastewater discharged into reservoirs, sand mining extending pumping sand pump pumping sand in the bottom of the reservoir, After the muddy water flows back into the reservoir, resulting in stale water, dead fish appeared that day reservoir, pumping sand suspended operations.
After the occurrence of a large number of dead fish, fish reservoir contractor who hired Lee Guangxi Association reservoir several experts to the ITU-site analysis of reservoir dead fish cause. Experts believe that after viewing, causes the death of the fish is most likely due to the water quality of the reservoir is too “fat” fish hypoxia. Experts said reservoir farms along the rear of wastewater discharged into the reservoir, part of the organic matter is eaten by fish, and other materials will sink to the bottom, but in the process of pumping sand mining sand in the bottom of the matter again turn to water caused the waters of oxygen, usually silver carp floating head first, this species of fish are very sensitive to oxygen content, low endurance, in turn is a grass carp, carp, carp, carp generally sustain to the end.
Relevant departments involved in sampling water samples
It is understood that the ITU reservoir is located in Ann Township Xingyexian Kwai Village, 12 kilometers from the county, catchment area of 33 square kilometers, with a total capacity of 13.53 million cubic meters, is an irrigation-based, taking into account flood control, power generation, aquaculture and other integrated use of medium-sized reservoirs. Reservoir fish contractor Lee said he has 10 years of experience in the fish, usually a few hundred pounds of fish found dead in the reservoir are a normal phenomenon, the first time such a large scale of dead fish, currently estimated at this time dead twenty to thirty kilograms of fish.
After the dead fish incident, Xingyexian aquatic animal husbandry, water and other relevant departments attach great importance to send staff in the field of water samples and dead fish were sampled, the current test results have not yet come out, the specific cause is under investigation. As of press time, the reporter learned from Lee at the fish inside the reservoir is continually death, salvage work is still continuing. – Xinhuanet. [Translated]
22,000 hens to be killed due to avian flu in Tzummarum, Netherlands
Movement restrictions have been imposed following the detection of what is thought to be an H7 low-pathogenic avian influenza virus in a free-range layer flock in the north-west of the country.
Avian influenza has been detected at a poultry farm at Tzummarum in the province of Friesland. The farm has 22,000 hens in one barn with outdoor access, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The virus is likely to be a mild H7 variant.
Because a low pathogenic (mild) H7 variant can mutate to a highly pathogenic form, the flock will be culled, according to European rules, by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
A ban is in place on the movement of poultry, eggs, poultry litter and used bedding within one kilometre of the affected farm and nearby poultry farms are being tested for the virus. – The Poultry Site.
60,000 dead fish ‘a mystery’ in Ormelle, Italy
Ormellenearly three tons. In numbers, sixty thousand dead fish. A real slaughter that Wednesday morning hit a herd of Moreton. The police and technicians of Arpav started working to understand what may have originated the moria. “
“Were some guardians to notice the massacre, to notice all those death trout and the alarm. It was about 60,000, which for breeding represents a significant economic damage. Arpav technicians along with the Weapon‘s military intervened on the spot and have executed the reliefs. It remains a mystery what could be the origin of the massacre. ” – Treviso Today. [Translated]
Monkey attacks maintenance worker near North Carolina hospital
|Carter the Capuchin monkey. © WSOCTV|
Police are looking for a monkey accused of attacking a maintenance worker in a North Carolina hospital parking lot.
WSOC reported that animal control officers were called to Carolinas Medical Center-University Wednesday about the report of a monkey on the loose in the parking lot.
The hospital said the maintenance worker tried to contain the Capuchin monkey in a bin until officers arrived. But the monkey alleged attacked the worker and escaped into a wooded area nearby. The monkey’s owner came to the hospital to help look for the monkey, according to authorities.
In a March 2014 incident involving the monkey, police said the owner failed to produce the monkey for seizure as it was violating a city ordinance that prohibited an exotic animal in city limits.
WATCH: Monkey attacks maintenance worker near North Carolina hospital.
Plastic pollution found inside the stomachs of dead seabirds in Scotland
Post-mortem examinations on puffins found dead on a Scottish island have found their stomachs littered with small plastic pellets used in the manufacturing industry.
Known as ‘nurdles’, the pellets are the raw materials used to make plastic items and are a growing cause of pollution in the world’s oceans.
Accidental spills mean billions of these pellets find their way into the marine environment every year, with Scotland’s seas no exception.
Now conservationists have raised concern for the country’s seabirds after routine examinations of puffin corpses collected in the Firth of Forth revealed many of the birds had swallowed nurdles along with their usual prey.
Experts are still unsure of the full impact of nurdles on wildlife, but it is believed they may attract and become coated with other toxic pollutants in the sea.
This could increase the dangers to marine animals and birds mistaking the lentil-sized fragments for food.
Scientists dissecting dead birds collected on the Isle of May were initially puzzled when they discovered various coloured pellets alongside their more usual diet of sandeels.
It was environmentalists from the charity Fidra, who run the Great Nurdle Hunt campaign against plastic pollution, who explained what they were seeing.
Mark Newell, from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), said: “We regularly collect puffins found dead on the island to help us monitor the health of the population.
“As part of this research we look at what they have been eating.
“At first we didn’t know what the strange pieces of plastics were, but we found them in a number of the puffins’ stomachs.
“They were nurdles,” he added.
The Isle of May is a national nature reserve and internationally important site for puffins. Tens of thousands of the birds are due to flock there in the next few days to breed after spending the winter at sea.
Tom Brock, chief executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “To hear of puffins ingesting nurdles in the Firth of Forth is very alarming news.
“Not only can nurdles get trapped in their stomach but the toxic chemicals on the surface of the plastic may have terrible repercussions. It is vital that we all do what we can to resolve this issue.”
Iain Rennick, from government agency Scottish Natural Heritage, said: “The Isle of May attracts around 250,000 seabirds each year, making it one of Scotland’s largest breeding seabird colonies. It also has one of the UK’s largest breeding populations of puffins.
“While we don’t fully understand all the impacts they have, nurdles and other marine litter are a real threat to all our marine wildlife.
“It’s important to do all we can to keep our seas clean and litter-free.”
Cathy Sexton, of the Great Nurdle Hunt, said: “This discovery on the Forth’s national nature reserves is a disturbing and serious reminder of the effects nurdles are having on wildlife and the pressing need for industry to act to prevent more seabirds from being affected.” – The Scotsman.
Rhino attacks and injures forest guard despite warning shots, India
A female rhino injured a forest guard and broke the rifle he was carrying during the ongoing rhino census at Kaziranga National Park’s Bagori forest range on Wednesday.
The guard, Paresh Bowri, was a mahout with the forest department. Bowri fell down from the elephant he was riding after the rhino, accompanied by a calf, chased the jumbo. The elephant took fright and tried to flee, dislodging Bowri in the process.
Bowri fired in the air, but failed to scare the rhino. It rushed at him and bit his leg. The rhino also broke the rifle in half after the weapon fell from Bowri’s hand. The animal left the spot only after other forest personnel came to Bowri’s rescue.
Bowri also suffered a fracture in his left arm.
“We rushed Bowri to a hospital in Jorhat. Doctors say he is out of danger,” Kaziranga divisional forest officer S K Seal Sarma said.
Experts said a rhino with a calf is more likely to be aggressive as its protective instincts kick in. Park officials said the census operation is always associated with danger and officials are vulnerable to animal attacks while scouring the jungles.
“We maintain utmost precaution and follow animal behaviour very closely. But there is no guarantee of safety. Census work is one of the most important operations in Kaziranga as the park has other big animals like tigers, elephants and wild buffaloes,” a park official said.
The rhino census kicked off at Kaziranga, a World Heritage Site about 250 km from here, from Tuesday and will continue till Friday. Jungle safaris have been temporarily suspended during the census operation.
Over 200 forest officials and representatives of various conservation NGOs are involved in the operation across five ranges of the park — Kohora, Bagori, Burapahar, Agoratoli and Biswanath Ghat.
The rhino census is conducted every three years. In the last census, in 2012, Kaziranga recorded 2,290 rhinos. However, a special census in 2013 showed the number of rhinos had risen to 2,329. – The Times of India.
Large fish kill in Spencer lake in Ohio, United States
The warmer weather affects me like paroled madman every year and I find myself standing on the boat ramp at Spencer Lake Wildlife area, flanked by my fellow former inmates; sportsmen so anxious to get in their boats and go fishing that they too want to see just how much the ice has drawn back from the shore. It’s not much, mere inches, and every night it refreezes so it’s slow going before we’ll be pitching crankbaits at submurged tree stumps here. But as the ice draws back, it offers up a grizzly find and our sunny hearts sink.
At the end of the dock we see a dead three pound Smallmouth and a what is certainly a Fish-Ohio Award Crappie. What joy these fish would have brought on the end of a line in the sun of a mid-summer evening. Now they just float here white and water-logged, belly up waiting to have their bones picked by crows or marauding seagulls, venturing far in from Lake Erie’s shore to feast on this macabre buffet of death.
Gizzard Shad are everywhere; usually a nuisance to fisherman but an important food source for the larger gamefish and bass that are so popular at this lake. Now the food chain is damaged if not broken, and although some dead fish are normal to find in the Spring, you could almost step from one to the next all the way around the shore. Panfish carcasses are numerous in the kill but probably underrepresented for as many of them as this lake holds. In warmer times this is the perfect place to take the kids and spend the happiest of days catching bluegill after bluegill while lunching on bolognie sandwiches. Now I’m holding my breath to see how many are left.
Many large catfish litter the banks, usually the dwellers of the bottom where it’s always cold and dark. Way back in the 80′s Bob, Pete and I used to come out here to night fish for these lunkers by the light of a Coleman lantern. A few years down the line, this lake holds many memories for me and great inland fishing close to home still today. I just hope the good times aren’t over for good.
It’s a condition called “Winterkill”, and it happens when there is a significant decline in oxygen levels during a long period of surface ice cover. As long as the body of water is partially open, oxygen levels will remain high enough because diffusion of oxygen from the air and wind agitation adds more oxygen to the water than the fish use. A lot of people think it’s the temperature that kills the fish, but that’s actually not true (and yes, cold water does hold more oxygen but read on). With a thick layer of ice like we had this winter and shorter hours of sunlight the process of photosynthesis in aquatic plants grinds to a halt, and the water receives little oxygen from them. If the ice is thin and clear, aquatic plants can manage to carry on and pretty well compensate for the oxygen used by fish and decomposition of aquatic life (an aerobic process too).
But if the ice thickens, or worse yet, is covered by snow (which also happened this year) then it gets much harder for photosynthesis and the oxygen situation gets worse. It doesn’t have to be much worse, just one or two parts per million less oxygen in the water and fish begin to die. If this happens throughout the lake, a complete and total fish kill is possible.Ohio Division of Wildlife is on top of the situation here, calling this “a substantial kill event that has affected many fish species” but it’s clear that we need the ice to melt back a bit to get a better look at the entirety of the situation and for fish management specialists to come up with a strategy. Spencer Lake is in many ways the perfect combination of factors for Winterkill to happen. It’s shallow (no more than 16 feet deep in most places) a man-made lake surrounded by trees with very little natural flow. If this sounds like a lot of places in our area, that’s right. Phil Hillman, fish management supervisor for the Division of Wildlife said, “It will not be unlikely that we hear more stories this spring of winter-kill events in other shallow, productive (nutrient rich) smaller lakes and ponds.”
So for now, we watch the seagulls feast, wewalk the banks, and wait for the sun to come out and melt the ice, hoping for the best from a bad situation. – Chronicle Online.
Sea lions encroaching on Sacramento waterways and becoming more aggressive
|Sea lions are showing up on Sacramento waterways like never
before—and are also showing signs of aggression. © Gatito33
‘My grandfather said the sea lions would never come into the river. Now they’re here.’
About a year ago, boat skipper Barry Canavero was fishing in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta with a deckhand and several customers. People pay veteran guides like Canavero a healthy fee to catch, and mostly release, striped bass, catfish and sturgeon. That morning, a client hooked a small striped bass and reeled the fish to the side of the boat, where the deckhand lifted it from the water to remove the hook. Then, the water exploded with spray, fur, teeth and claws. A bear-sized beast seized the fish, almost biting the man’s hand, and flopped back into the water with an orca-like splash and vanished.
That was the moment that Canavero lost his last shred of sympathy for the California sea lion. The big predators have always been eyed with disdain by ocean anglers, who regularly lose fish—especially salmon—to the animals. But in the past decade, California sea lions, whose numbers are booming, have become established residents of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and, increasingly, even the river itself.
Canavero, who has guided sport anglers for almost 44 years, says sea lions upstream of San Francisco Bay are becoming more numerous and more aggressive every year.
“I was in Steamboat Slough the other day, and there were six sea lions,” Canavero said. “They’re there every single day, and there are always two or three more where the Sacramento splits into Cache Slough.”
Sacramento resident Mark Wilson, a 73-year-old retired fishing guide who has plied local waters all his life, says California sea lions first began showing up in the Sacramento Delta system about 15 years ago. Since then, he says, they have pushed farther and farther upriver. Wilson has seen sea lions chasing salmon in the Feather River, and three years ago he took a photo of a sea lion in the Delta tearing a 6-foot-long sturgeon to pieces.
Alan Fong, a recreational fisherman in Sacramento, says sea lions now routinely enter shallow, marshy areas, where they didn’t go just several years ago, to hunt striped bass during spawning events.
Dave Hurley, a fisherman and freelance outdoors writer, remembers fishing with his grandfather in the sloughs and backwaters of the Delta in the 1970s.
“My grandfather said the sea lions would never come into the river,” Hurley said. “Now they’re here.”
The population of California sea lions—different than but related to Steller sea lions and fur seals—has skyrocketed in the last few decades. There may have been as few as a thousand in the 1940s, following an era of aggressive hunting. The animals were killed for their pelts, while their meat was turned into pet food and their whiskers used as pipe cleaners.
Protections allowed the species to recover. It started crawling back, gained traction and, finally, exploded. By the 1970s, there were roughly 50,000 California sea lions along the California coast, according to Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Today, she said, there are more than 300,000, and the population, it appears, may be pushing the marine habitat’s carrying capacity.
Not only are the sea lions encroaching into freshwater, but up and down the coast of California, newborn pups are starving. Almost 2,000 emaciated sea lion pups have struggled onto California beaches this winter. The animals, according to scientists, are abandoning their rookeries when their mothers spend longer than usual at sea hunting fish. The sea lions have inundated rescue centers, which saw similar events in 2014 and in 2013.
Adult sea lions are opportunistic feeders and can survive on a wide array of fish species, as their success in the Delta has shown. But when they are rearing babies, lactating mothers may need high-fat species like anchovies and sardines. Sardine numbers are currently at their lowest estimated level in decades, with the West Coast biomass calculated by scientists at 165,000 tons—down from 725,000 tons just two years ago. Anchovies, meanwhile, are said to be holding in deeper water than usual, possibly because of unusually warm surface temperatures.
“[The ongoing starvation event] is basically the environment and its resources checking the [sea lion] population growth,” Melin said.
While federal protections prohibit people from harassing or harming sea lions, the protected species has become as much a nuisance in places as raccoons or, more comparably, campground black bears.
In Berkeley, an aggressive sea lion became notorious for ambushing fishermen on the dock in the marina harbor in 2009. “It was basically mugging people for their fish,” said James Smith, captain of the California Dawn party boat.
Eventually, the sea lion attacked the boat’s cook. It bit her on the leg, and according to Smith, attempted to haul her off the dock into the water. Shortly thereafter, he said, it nearly bit a child. To his frustration, officials did not euthanize the animal. “If a dog or a mountain lion had attacked a person, they would have put it down in a second,” Smith said. “But no one wanted to touch a marine mammal that had attacked multiple people.”
That dilemma resolved itself, however, when the sea lion disappeared.
On Sunday, a 5-year-old boy was bitten in the face by a sea lion in La Jolla. In the Central Valley, there may not have been any sea lion attacks yet, but it seems only a matter of time before someone gets hurt. Wilson said he was almost bitten when a sea lion burst from the water beside his boat to snatch a striped bass from his hand. Wilson says a friend of his even had to resort to violence, whopping a sea lion on the nose with a billy club, after the animal leaped onto the rear of the boat. Hurley said an angler must reel madly to get a fish to the boat, as sea lions are very often furtively stalking nearby, sometimes unseen until appearing an arm’s length from the boat.
Ocean fishing-boat captains, ever at war with the marauding sea lions that stalk their nets and lines, used to fire guns at the animals. Such behavior certainly occurs today, but is generally shunned in the fishing community. While it is legal for some ocean fishermen to shoot sea lions with paint balls to protect their livelihoods, according to Smith, shooting at them with firearms draws the wrath of the law.
In 2010, a Sacramento man was sentenced to 30 days in jail for shooting a 650-pound sea lion in the face with a shotgun because, he told authorities, it had taken his fish. The animal was rehabbed at the cost of $51,000.
Hurley feels the sea lion population has ballooned out of control. He suspects the animals are having at least some negative effect on depressed Chinook salmon populations—especially at narrow pinch points where the migrating fish become easier to hunt.
“It’s definitely become a problem, but it’s one of those things no one wants to talk seriously about,” Hurley said. “It’s because they’re marine mammals and they’re totally protected.” – Sacramento News & Review.
Boy bitten on face by sea lion at La Jolla Cove, California
A 5-year-old boy is recovering after being bit in the face by a sea lion at a San Diego beach.
Authorities say the child was on a family outing Sunday at La Jolla Cove when he tried to touch the sea lion. There have been a record number of sea lions washing up on Southern California beaches this year.
The San Diego Fire and Rescue Department says the boy suffered a “minor puncture” to his jaw.
His family took him to a local hospital for examination.
Officials advise beachgoers to stay away from the sea lions, some of which are emaciated and distressed.
WATCH: Boy Bitten By Sea Lion In La Jolla.
- News Times.
Elephant tramples another mahout to death in India – third killing in less than a week
|The elephant that killed its mahout being tethered to a tree at Chalingadu in Thrissur on Thursday. © New Indian Express|
In yet another incident of growing unrest of elephants towards man especially during temple festival venues across the state, a mahout was trampled to death by a provoked elephant at Kaipamangalam, here, on Thursday.
This is the third such killing by captive elephants in the state in less than a week. Earlier, two people, including a mahout, were crushed to death by rampaging elephants in Alappuzha.
In the latest incident, the tusker ‘Pallathu Vijayalakshmanan’ turned violent and killed its mahout Sivasankaran, 64, of Poovathinkal, Kinasherry, during a temple festival at Kaipamangalam. According to police, the elephant turned violent when the man atop the elephant was trying to climb down along with the ‘kolam’.
The elephant suddenly panicked and turned violent, crushing the mahout standing near the elephant under its feet and left a trail of destruction in the compound of Sree Maha Vishnu Temple of Chalingadu. It attacked the parked vehicles in the compound and tried to uproot the trees nearby. Meanwhile, the onlookers pulled the bleeding mahout out of the vicinity of elephant and rushed him to the Medical College Hospital here, where he was declared dead.
Later, the elephant was tethered to a tree with the help of elephant squad members.
Earlier, a 52-year-old mahout was crushed to death by an elephant, named Chirakkadavu Thiruneelakandan, at the Thiruvilanjal Devi Temple last Sunday. In another incident, a 76-year-old man was killed after an elephant, which was brought for a temple festival in Haripad, ran amok last Thursday.
The Wadakkanchery police on Tuesday arrested a mahout of Methala, Kodungallur, under various sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, after he was found guilty of torturing the animal under the grip of alcohol. The elephant was made to run about 15 kilomteres by the inebriated mahout. Later, the elephant was tethered by elephant squad members. In another incident same day, an elephant named Kareparambil Kalidasan collapsed in Thrissur after it engaging in hectic loads of work. – The New Indian Express.
At least 6 fatal wild elephant attacks reported in China in 2014
|A group of wild Asian Elephants forage inside a corn field in Pu’er,
south China’s Yunnan Province. © Forestry Bureau of Pu’er City
There were at least six fatal wild elephant attacks last year in China, causing economic loss and some casualties, people.cn reports.
The improvement in ecological environment in recent years has largely stimulated the growth of wild Asian elephants, China’s first-grade state protection animal. However, lacking enough food supplies and habitats, the wild Asian elephants are forced to flee to local farmland, inevitably causing damage to property.
In the past five years there were 37, 512 cases of wild elephant attacks with 54 casualties in Pu’er, south China’s Yunnan Province.
Professor Chen Mingyong from the School of Life Sciences at Yunnan University said that failing to provide adequate food and habitats by local governments has attributed to the frequent wild elephant attacks.
Also many local governments were unable to compensate the victims promptly due to budget constraints and their unclear responsibilities defined by related law. – CRI.
Large fish kill in a river and lagoon in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
|Scores of dead fish littered Toti Lagoon on Monday morning. Pic: South Coast Sun.|
Amanzimtoti environmentalist Jen Adams investigated and took photos of a school of dead fish in the lagoon on Monday morning, March 23, and reported the incident to the Toti Conservancy, South Coast Sun reported.
It is alleged there were also dead fish in the river close to Amanzimtoti Civic Centre.
“At the time there were 11 pelicans and at least 20 woolly-necked storks in the water at the lagoon, but thankfully I did not see any eating the dead fish, which had probably died from some unknown pollution,” Adams said.
“We are fighting an ongoing battle with all types of water pollution coming past the Bird Sanctuary and feeding into Toti lagoon. Let’s hope something is done to protect our environment because this is just totally unacceptable. Something has to change to improve the situation,” Adams added.
WATCH: Fish dying in Toti River.
Toti Conservancy chairperson Laura Taylor told The Citizen that at this stage it is believed sewerage was not the cause for lagoon contamination, but it is suspected that high dissolved oxygen levels might have been the cause.
Taylor added there had been an oily sheen covering the river.
The numbers of fish that died are probably close to a 1000, said Taylor.
In an email, which The Citizen is in possession of, Taylor suggested to the eThekwini Municipality officials that they open up the mouth to let the lagoon drain and hopefully get some clean seawater in and get rid of all the dead fish.
In the video, a number of dead fish can be seen floating on the surface of the lagoon. – Citizen.
Mass die-off of fish in Madison lake, Ohio, United States
A lake is littered with dead fish along its shoreline in what’s become a common spring-time sight.
Dead shad are floating along the banks of Madison Lake in London.
Elizabeth Wheeler visits the state park for peace and quiet and for her favorite past-time of fishing. “It’s so relaxing there’s so much going on in the city you just get out in the wild and enjoy yourself,” said Wheeler.
Wheeler says the dead fish just inches away from her feet don’t bother her at all.
“A lot of people probably wouldn’t know about it yeah it’s every year especially this year with being so bad,” said Wheeler.
The common spring-time occurrence is what’s known as winterkill according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources after months of heavy ice and snow cover.
The fish couldn’t get enough oxygen to survive.
ODNR says it’s most common in shallow ponds. The fish are expected to disappear pretty quickly as wild animals feast on what they find.
WATCH: Dead fish on shoreline.
21 Pelicans Found Dead at Bulgaria’s Srebarna Nature Reserve
The reserve has a pelican colony consisting of 65 couples and during the inspection on Tuesday newly-hatched pelicans were discovered.
Employees at the reserve and local residents claim that there has been no such mass death of birds until now.
The pelican colony had not been inspected as the birds should not be disturbed during their nesting period.
It was announced that the measures against bird flu, which had been introduced in the beginning of the year, will remain in force and monitoring of the reserve will continue.
White immovable birds had been spotted through the reserve’s video surveillance system, but they were not identified until Tuesday.The regional environmental and water inspection in Ruse has informed the Ministry of Environment and Water of the incident. – Novinite.
Thousands of fish have died in the Vam Co Dong River, Vietnam
Freshwater aquarists in Xining has always lived in tossing and anxiety before the accident contaminated wastewater discharging into the River as a dead fish.
Over the past 2 weeks, inhabitants of Phuoc Vinh, Chau Thanh, Tay Ninh province stood sit in front of the water status of Eastern đồn suddenly heavy pollution, causing the fish die-off.
Rocky Harbour area, in Phuoc Trung hamlet has more freshwater fish farming rafts dock River, home to more then 5-6 friends, the less well 1-2 friends.
The Emerald Sceptre had Saved her family 3 friends raising tilapia and fish sculptures made of pink. These days, the river water pollution resulted in 2/3 of her Favoured fish farming friends declaring.
Mrs. Hue all to rescue the fish but failed. Finally, she can’t help but run backwards down the search for major dismantling sale sell antlers back capital.
Together the fish died because the river water pollution is the family Nguyen Van Loc. From 20 this year, said Sudhir living mainly in freshwater fish farming on the đồn East. If there is no pollution to the harvest, each signed oxyeleotris home he is raising, sold from 200,000 Dong-VND 250,000. Bet this year, Mr Luk is unprofitable because of dead fish.
Among these hobbyist in Phuoc Trung Hamlet, Phuoc Vinh, dreary as his family had Nair Won.
Difficult circumstances, every day the couple he should go sell lottery tickets, save money raising grass and wild roses.
This poor couple abacus, if no fish can collect testimony on 200 million, have money invested in expanding fish farming friends, out of sight of the ticket and go ashore to take off housing stability.
But now all are expected to melt under the cloud of smoke when the polluted river water, causing fish in friends house he died near the end.
Mr. Nguyen Van Reached the pressing: this condition is caused by exhaust emissions from wheat plants, non-natural river water was toxic.
As he Reached, he raised nearly 5,000 fish died near 98%.
The time of dead fish from 3/3. When received, the dedicated staff at the Phuoc Vinh and Chau Thanh District have come to the area farmed fish in Ice Station to the actual survey.
Department of natural resources-environment in Tay Ninh province has also taken samples of river water and initially concluded: the parameters are exceeded the environmental standards allow from 2-5 times; low dissolved oxygen, resulting in dead fish.
However, to date, the functional sectors are yet to announce officially the main cause of pollution water flow is caused by dirty water from two businesses the most Slams and pink Daisies as suspicion of people, as well as who will be responsible for compensation for fish farming. – ThienNhien. [Translated]
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