Thursday, December 5, 2013

MASS BIRD DIE-OFF: The Latest Incidents In Indonesia - Thousands Of Ducks Die Suddenly In Brebes And Hundreds Of Birds Die Suddenly In Bengkulu!

December 05, 2013 - INDONESIA - The following constitutes the latest incidents of mass bird die-offs in Indonesia:

Thousands Of Ducks Die Suddenly In Brebes.
MI / Supardji Rasban

Thousands of ducks belonging to farmers in the village Pakijangan, District Bulakamba, Brebes, Central Java, was found dead the last few days suddenly. It is not known exactly causes the death of the birds.

Fakhrudin, 39, a member of the duck farmers 'cool and calm' Pakijangan village, claiming the dead ducks his tail reaches 3,000 of the 4,000 total duck tail.

"Almost every hour that dozens. Till I Rp60 million loss," said Fakhrudin, Monday (2/12) evening.

Chairman of the Livestock Ducks 'cool and calm' village atmo Pakijangan Suwito Rasban justify many ducks that died suddenly over the last few days, but do not yet know the exact cause.

"We have already reported to the Animal Husbandry Department to examine, whether the death of the ducks is due to the change of seasons (transition), whether due to bird flu," said atmo. - Metrotv News. [Translated]

Hundreds Of Birds Die Suddenly In Bengkulu.
Hundreds surprisingly poultry within two days later dead in the village of Tanjung Jaya, District wormwood, Mukomuko district, Bengkulu.

This condition is certainly worrisome. Asep Subandi one farmer in the area said hundreds of his birds, such as the Bangkok chicken, turkey, Kate and Seruni all dead.

"Death of a chicken has lasted two days," said Asep, when contacted via telephone on Thursday (12/05/2013).

The incident, he said, have occurred since the last two days, every day dozens of his chickens died suddenly. As a result, he claimed a loss of up to tens of millions.

Allegations of bird flu, according to Asep, is reasonable, because if the clinical features seen dead chickens, blue-faced, out mucus from beak, bird droppings diarrhea and die quickly.

Death of hundreds of chickens owned by Asep also turned out to be experienced from other villages namely Sure (40). According to Asep, a few chickens and a dozen chicken bangkok sudden death. Most people do not understand why a lot of dead chickens. However, almost every day there are dozens of chickens died suddenly.

Asep claimed to have reported these findings to the Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (DP3K) Mukomuko district. - Kompas. [Translated]

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Strombolian Eruptions And Lava Flow Reported At Mexico's Colima Volcano!

December 05, 2013 - MEXICO - Activity remains elevated. Strombolian-type explosions and lava flows / glowing lava avalanches on the upper slope continue.

Colima is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico and in North America. It has erupted more than 40 times since 1576.

One of the largest eruptions was on January 20–24, 1913. Nevado de Colima, also known as Tzapot├ępetl, lies 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) north its more active neighbor and is the taller of the two at 4,271+ meters (14,015+ ft).

It is the 26th most prominent peak in North America. Prior to 2013, Colima had been relatively quiet since its last major eruption in 2008. - Volcano Discovery.

MASS MAMMAL DIE-OFF: Unusual Mortality Events - Ten Pilot Whales Die And Dozens More Beached In Florida?!

December 05, 2013 - UNITED STATES - Ten whales have died and as many as 30 more are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park, US government officials have said.

The pod of whales are stranded off the Florida coast.

The pilot whales were swimming in only 3ft (0.9m) of salt water at a remote beach on Tuesday.

Initial rescue efforts have been stymied because the water around the animals is too shallow for boats.

Scientists believe the whales may have become stranded during low tide and were unable to return to deeper water.
Away from home

"This scenario is very challenging because of where they are," Blair Mase, spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told reporters.

"They are very out of their home range."

She said the pilot whales, part of the dolphin family, normally inhabit deep waters.

Ms Mase said that 25 people had joined the rescue effort.

If the non-endangered whales cannot be coaxed out of the shallow waters, they may be euthanised, she concluded.

Everglades National Park comprises much of the southern tip of the Florida peninsula. - BBC.

WATCH:  Dozens of pilot whales beached in Florida National Park.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Twin Volcanoes Erupt On Volcanic Island Of Vanuatu!

December 05, 2013 - VANUATU - Steam and ash stream from the twin volcanoes on the island of Ambrym in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, as seen in a picture captured from the International Space Station as it passed overhead.

“Not every day you get to see an active volcano, let alone two,” NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins tweeted on Monday.

Ambrym is literally one of the hotspots for volcano tourists, but it has been known to turn deadly in the past. - NBC News.