Monday, November 10, 2014

DISASTER PRECURSORS: Omen – The Latest Incidents Of Strange Animal Behavior, Mass Animal Die-Offs, Appearance Of Rare Creatures And Warnings From Mother Nature!

November 10, 2014 - EARTH
- The following constitutes the latest reports of unusual and symbolic animal behavior, mass die-offs, beaching and stranding of mammals, and the appearance of rare creatures.

187 dead sea lions found along the coast of Sechura, Peru

Less than a week after the appearance of one hundred seals killed in booking Illescas in the province of Sechura ( Piura ), again dead marine species were found in this jurisdiction.

This time, a total of 187 sea lions were found dead between the beaches Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and the Turtle Cove.

This was confirmed by sources from the National Service of Protected Areas Regional ( Sernanp ).

However, expressed ignorance about the reason for the killing of wolves.

Meanwhile, local fishermen claimed that warming would cause sea. 
- Peru 21. [Translated]

Massive amount of dead sardines wash ashore along 4km of coast of Hokkaido, Japan

On 11/3/2014, numerous sardines were found washed ashore in Pacific coastal area of Hokkaido. A fisherman found it around 6AM of the day.

The location was Mukawa-cho in Hokkaido. The dead sardines were approx. 15 ~ 20cm long, which have grown up. They were found washed ashore for 4km along the coast.

The local fishermen state they have been fishing there for 60 years but haven’t seen such a thing.

Hokkaido fisheries experiment station comment it might be due to the storm one night before, but the exact cause is not identified.

On the other hand, local citizen commented on Twitter that that kind of storm was nothing rare, can happen quite often. - Fukushima Diary.

Group of five brown bears attack hunters, severely injuring one, Alaska

A hunting trip to the remote wilderness of Alaska went awry for a group of deer hunters after they were attacked by a group of brown bears. While most of the hunters escaped safely, an elderly man among the group was severely injured, reports CNN. The bear attack took place on the remote Sally Island, where the hunters had come for deer hunting. The injured man has been identified as Michael Snowden from Alaska. Some reports mention his age to be 68.

According to an official statement released by the U.S. Coast Guard, the man, along with his hunting party, were carrying the carcass of a deer they had shot towards their fishing vessel when the bear attack took place. While the coast guard hasn't confirmed the number of animals that were involved in the bear attack, the CNN report says the group was attacked by at least five bears. An earlier report by NBC News had put the number of bears at three. According to that report, two of the bears were fatally shot by one of the hunters. This is yet to be confirmed.
While most of the members managed to fend off the attack, one 65-year-old man was brutally mauled by one of the bears and was seriously injured. The hunting party was initially unaware of the bears congregating to attack the group of men. They were in fact alerted by the master of the fishing vessel they had used to come to the island.

It is highly unusual for a group of bears to carry out an attack on humans, the U.S. Coast Guard said in the statement.
"The fact that there were five bears was an abnormality and this serves as a reminder that anything can happen and we need to be aware of our surroundings," said Lt. Joseph Schlosser, operational unit watchstander for the Coast Guard 17th District.
Meanwhile, the master of the fishing vessel Mary J alerted coast guard officials about the attack and told them about Mr. Snowden requiring urgent medical assistance. Soon, help arrived in the form of a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. The man was medevaced from the island and flown to the Kodiak Municipal Airport and then handed over to emergency medical services.

This is not the first time we have heard of bear attacks in the United States this year. Earlier, the Inquisitr reported about quite a few bear attack cases, the latest one being late last month when the body of a hiker was almost completely eaten by a black bear. - Inquisitr.

Hundreds of dead Trout found 'is a mystery' in a river in Schelpe, Germany

In the Schelpe at Brenkhausen many dead fish were found on Wednesday afternoon. The fishing club is concerned that
the entire portfolio has died in the village.
Photo: WB
A mysterious fish kills in the Schelpe employed residents of Brenkhausen. There are several hundred trout have been found.

Citizens in Brenkhausen have found a number of dead trout in the stream of Schelpe on Wednesday afternoon and informed the water authority of the circle Hoxter. From the department of water samples and dead fish were seized for examination. Legged subsequent Bach commission gathered members of the fishing club Brenkhausen a three ten-gallon bucket full of dead fish. The first dead trout were about 100 meters above the registered Tennis home, the last in the amount of the old sewage treatment plant. In the Schelpe are due to the low water level mostly undersized fish that migrate in larger state in the Weser.

So about 300 trout were collected in size from ten to 15 centimeters and about 15 large specimens from the dead stream. "I'm assuming that the entire stock of fish is found dead in the area of ​​the village Brenkhausen," said Chairman of the Fisheries Association Brenkhausen, Johannes Hahn angle. In addition to the financial loss to the club and the environmental damage is large. For it was killed and the large inventory of Mühlkoppen. Mühlkoppen, also known as sculpins, are ten to 15 centimeters big fish, which are among the endangered species and are therefore particularly protected. The fishing club Brenkhausen filed a complaint with the police. Notes accepts this answer with 0 5271/9620. - Westfalen. [Translated]

Wolves return to Denmark for first time in 200 years

A file photograph of a male European grey wolf. © MATT CARDY/GETTY IMAGES
At least one male wolf has permanently settled in Jutland, Denmark, scientists say, in first case since 1813

Wolves have returned to Denmark for the first time in 200 years, according to researchers.

When wolves last roamed wild in Denmark, Napoleon was still terrorising Europe and the Battle of Waterloo had yet to be fought.

But now a team of researchers say they have conclusive evidence that wolves have re-established themselves in much of the Jutland peninsula, the part of Denmark that is in mainland Europe, and that at least one male wolf has permanently settled there.

There have been sporadic sightings of wolves in Jutland since 2012, but this is the first time scientists have officially confirmed their return.

A team of researchers from Aarhus University and the Danish National History Museum studied locations where wolf DNA was found and where wolves were photographed in the wild.

By analysing DNA traces they were able to show that a particular male wolf was detected seven times in the same area in 2013. Wolves are considered to have settled in an area if they are seen there twice in six months.

"That is most certainly the case with this wolf, which means we can say that we have our first evidence that the wolf is settled in Denmark," Liselotte Wesley Andersen, a senior researcher at Aarhus University, told Denmark's national broadcaster, DR.

Wolves once roamed across Europe, before their numbers were heavily depleted in the 19th century. They have been making a recovery since the 1950s, and wild populations have re-established themselves in a number of countries, including France, Germany, Norway and Sweden.

When a wolf was spotted in Denmark in 2012, it was the first sighting since 1813. But researchers caution that so far they have only found DNA traces of male wolves resident in Denmark, and have not been able to locate any traces of females or cubs, despite numerous claims of sightings of a wolf pack.

"We're hoping for a snowy winter so wolf tracks can lead us to further documented finds," Thomas Secher Jensen, a senior researcher with the Natural History Museum, told DR. - Telegraph.

Unusual animal behaviour: Sea lion chases down fishing boat and jumps on board

Incredible footage shows a sea lion chasing down a fishing boat before leaping on board to collect a fish

An amusing video has emerged of a sea lion jumping onto the back of a fishing boat.

The video, captured off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico late last month, shows the determined seal trailing behind the boat before leaping on board to collect a piece of fish.

After collecting the fish, the sea lion reverses back into the sea and swims away.

"Sea Lions often follow fishing boats in Cabo San Lucas in the hope of getting a free meal," the filmer wrote online.

WATCH: Sea lion catches fishing boat and jumps on board.

- Telegraph.

New species of deep-sea coral discovered off California coast

This Sept. 6, 2014 photo released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a new species of deep-sea white coral found by NOAA
researchers off the coast of Sonoma County, Calif. The research team also found a "highly unusual" nursery area for catsharks and skates in the
underwater canyons close to the Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries. The discoveries were made in September
as part of the first intensive exploration of California's offshore areas north of Bodega Head. © AP
U.S. scientists have discovered a new species of deep-sea coral and a nursery area for catsharks and skates in underwater canyons off the coast of Northern California, the researchers said.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Wednesday the team used technologies including small submersibles to investigate marine life that has adapted to survive in offshore waters up to 1,000 feet deep.

The team made two big discoveries off the Sonoma coast, it said, including hundreds of egg cases from skates, which are similar to rays, on the seafloor, and in bundles on the rocks surrounding a catshark nursery area.

"This is a highly unusual nursery because rarely, if ever, are shark nurseries in the same area as skate nurseries," Peter Etnoyer, a deep-sea biologist at NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, said in a statement.

Separately, the researchers also discovered corals living at about 600 feet underwater that they said are a new deep-sea species belonging to the Leptogorgia genus, NOAA said.

The work took place in September close to the Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries, it said, and it was carried out by a consortium of federal and state marine scientists.

Prior to the expedition, it added, little was known about the areas except that they were thought to contain nutrient-rich and biologically diverse marine life.

The researchers also conducted video surveys of terrain that previously was documented only by sonar imaging.

Submarine canyons, such as the area's Bodega Canyon, act as a refuge for important species of fish and provide a habitat for sensitive species of deep water corals and sponges.

Coral is a stationary animal that slowly grows on sea floors over tens and even hundreds of years. Coral reefs are nurseries for many types of fish, and they also they help protect coasts from storms and tsunamis, as well as attracting tourists.

"This work helps inform our knowledge and understanding of ... areas that are extremely important to the ocean environment," said Danielle Lipski, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary research coordinator and expedition leader. - Reuters.

Elephant tramples man to death in Zambia

A 20- year- old man of Kalemba village in chief Nabwalya's area has been crushed to death by an elephant.

ZANIS in Chinsali reports that Muchinga provincial education officer Jobbicks Kalumba confirmed the incident today.

Mr Kalumba said the incident happened in the early hours of yesterday near Nabwalya primary school.

Mr. Kalumbamba who is on a 14-day mobile teaching service in the area named the deceased as Mulenga Kalemba who died shortly after he was taken to Nabwalya rural health center.

He added that Kalemba's fate was witnessed by children who where going to school in the morning when they shouted for help upon seeing the elephant stepping on him leaving all his intestines out while his head was smashed beyond recognition.

Mr. Kalumba explained that the deceased was mentally disturbed and due to his violent behavior,his parents resorted to be tying him to a tree during day time.

However, on Tuesday afternoon the deceased managed to cut the rope and went loitering in the village until he met his fate.

Mr Kalumba added that the incident has affected a lot of children in the area who are refusing to go to school for fear of being attacked by wild beasts hence affecting the lessons.

He further appealed to the Zambia Wild Life Authority(ZAWA) to keep vigil on the wild animals from going into villages.

In a related development, people of Mutekwe are also living in fear as elephants from North Luangwa have gone on rampage destroying houses and eating their harvest.

Councilor for Mutekwe ward Ernest Kaluba told ZANIS that the situation has brought fear in the area as pupils and teachers were failing to go to school.

Efforts to get a comment from ZAWA Senior Warden for Muchinga and Northern provinces Patrick Nyirenda failed by press time.  - Lusaka Voice.

10-meter long dead whale cleared from Qatar's Al Huwaila beach

A 15-ton dead whale found on Al Huwaila beach in northern Qatar was removed by a government beach clean crew earlier this week.

Photographs posted by the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (Baladiya) show the 10-meter long whale being lifted by a digger off the beach on Tuesday.

The ministry did not give any details of the type of whale or how they believed the mammal died.

A number of animals have been removed in recent years after washing up on Qatar's shoreline.

In September, a dead dolphin was removed from Al Wakrah port, while in March, a reader sent Doha News photos of a dead sea lion that remained out in the open for several days outside Al Khor.   - Doha News.

Two women attacked by a group of bears in India

 Panic gripped Kochdi village of Rampur subdivision in Shimla district on Friday after bears reportedly attacked two women who were collecting fodder for the cows. The seriously injured women were rushed to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) for treatment. They have been identified as Hema Devi and Heera Devi.

Hema Devi, who is also the panchayat member of village, sustained maximum injuries in the attack. According to official sources, it is a common practice for villagers to head towards forest areas to collect wood and fodder for domestic use during winter months. On Friday, Hema and Heera had gone to forest like any other day.

As they reached near the forest, a group of bears attacked them on their face, arms and other parts of the body. In panic, the two women screamed, upon which the bears left and fled towards the dense forest. Hearing their desperate cries, villagers ran towards the spot only to find the two women lying unconscious in a pool of blood, they said. With the help of ambulance, villagers shifted them to a nearby hospital from where they were shifted to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla for further treatment.

Man-animal conflict has increased in Himachal Pradesh in recent years with wild boars, black bears and monkeys damaging standing crops, besides instances of lifting of domestic animals by leopards and attack on humans were also being reported.

The otherwise dwindling population of wild animals has seen an increase since the imposition of total ban on hunting since 1984, sources said. Extension of agriculture, coupled with increased human interference in hitherto undisturbed areas, has led to greater human-animal conflict, said an official from wildlife department. Stray cases of injuries to people and loss of human lives in attacks by leopards and black bears have been reported in the state, he added.  - The Times of India.

Woman killed in elephant attack, Nepal - 6th fatality in 10 weeks

A woman has been killed at Chisapani of Banke district at 1 pm on Thursday after being attacked by an elephant. The deceased, identified as 32-year-old Sharmila Chaudhary, had gone to Shree Krishna Community Forest situated at Chisapani-4 to fetch fodder for her cattle.

The elephant attacked and killed Chaudhary while two other women who were with her managed to save their lives by running away.

On basis of the information provided by the women who saved their lives, police went for a search in the forest where they found the dead body of Chaudhary, said DSP Janak Shahi of Area Police Office, Kohalpur.

The dead body of woman has been sent to Bheri Zonal Hospital, Nepalgunj for post-mortem.   - Ekantipur.

Global Canine Insurrection: Another week of savage dog attack

A best friend?

Sensational headline, right? Maybe not. Below I have included reports of dog attacks from around the word in just the last few days. These reports are in no way anywhere near comprehensive. They are simply offered up as examples of typical canine attacks of late. But some are doubly notable, as they are assaults on owners or other family members. In other words, they're not your typical stories of freak attacks on strangers. Something else seems to be going on.

A particularly vicious mauling by 2 pitbull terriers of a young child and of a man trying to intervene took place on the 3rd of this month in Indianapolis:
An Indianapolis man is being called a hero after rescuing a 12-year-old boy from two attacking pit bulls Sunday afternoon.

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer responded to a report of aggressive animals actively attacking a young mentally challenged child in the 3000 block of N. Gladstone Ave Sunday afternoon. While in route to the scene, the officer was told that the dogs were attacking an adult male that was trying to protect the child.

The officer arrived and saw a man in the middle of the intersection of 31st and Gladstone being attacked by two pit bulls. The man, later identified as Russell Hill, was on the ground with both dogs biting him.

Hill's clothing had been ripped off and he was bleeding profusely from numerous wounds. The officer exited his vehicle, and immediately shot a black and white pit bull twice. The wounded dog started limping away, but eventually turned around and came back towards Hill and the officer.

The officer then shot the dog two more times. The dog stumbled a few feet away and laid down on the ground.

The second pit bull, brown in color, stopped attacking Hill when the officer fired his weapon at the animal. It fled back to its residence in the 3100 block Forest Manor.

Animal Control Officers arrived at the home and were able to capture the brown dog.

A few days later in New Zealand a toddler was savaged by two large dogs:
The mother of a toddler mauled by two dogs in an estate near Queenstown says the attack was ghastly.

Her son, 3, was playing with other children in Herries Ln, Lake Hayes Estate, at 5pm yesterday when the youngsters were startled by barking dogs.

The children started to run but the toddler fell over and two dogs, a rottweiler and a labrador cross, bit his legs.

His mother, who wished to remain anonymous, said the family hoped no-one else had to go through anything similar.

''It's been a ghastly experience. I would hate to see something like this repeated in our lovely community and hope this sends a message to dog owners.

''I would also like to acknowledge the owners of the dogs that were involved. They have been very kind and co-operative. They are distraught about what has happened."

The toddler was taken to Lakes District Hospital with lacerations, where he needed stitches for two of three deep cuts on his legs, and the attack was referred to Queenstown Lakes District Council animal control by police.

In a statement, a council spokesman said the dogs were immediately impounded pending an investigation.

The outcome potentially included an infringement notice, a menacing or dangerous dog classification, prosecution and the destruction of the dogs, he said.

Two dogs attacked a three-year-old boy in Lake Hayes Estate, mauling his leg

Two dogs attacked a three-year-old boy in Lake Hayes Estate, mauling his leg

Again from New Zealand came this report of another attack by pitbulls on a youngster, on this occasion by a pack of four:
The owner of four dogs which viciously attacked a 7-year-old Japanese girl in Murupara has admitted a criminal charge against him.

Gareth Clive Boyt, 35, pleaded guilty in the Rotorua District Court today to a charge under Section 58 of the Dog Control Act for owning four dogs that caused serious injury.

He was originally jointly charged with his wife, Charlotte Boyt, 31, but police withdrew the charge against her today.

After standing in the dock next to her husband she returned to the public gallery in tears where she was supported by family and friends.

Defence lawyer Bill Lawson entered a guilty plea on behalf of Gareth Boyt.

"He was the owner of the dogs at the time even though he did not have formal control of them, however the responsibility is attached to the owner," Mr Lawson said.
At the end of October in the UK, a pitbull was busy sinking its teeth into a woman attempting to deliver a parcel in Eastbourn:
A 42-year-old woman whose leg was savaged in a dog attack on Friday afternoon has spoken of her horrific ordeal.

Kerry Stevens, who works with businesses in the Rye and Battle area in newspaper sales, was delivering a parcel to a flat last Friday when the dog rushed out and sank it's teeth into her thigh.

She is now recovering after two operations at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and faces the prospect of having plastic surgery.

Kerry said the moment the dog, a cross between a pit bull and an America bull dog, bit her on the thigh and refused to let go was one of the "most terrifying" of her life.

The attack happened at a property in Eastbourne.

Kerry said: "It was communal flats so I pushed the buzzer and got let in. The woman I was dropping the package off to and her toddler came to the door.

"We were talking then her husband came to the door and started talking too when the dog pushed out of the doorway and launched at me and bit me several times before locking onto my thigh.

"The woman's husband was punching the dog to release the jaws. She ran inside the flat with her toddler and locked the door leaving us out in the hallway. Eventually the dog let go, the man sat on it and called an ambulance.

"I crawled to the front door and he slid his phone across the floor do I could talk to the ambulance people outside in safety.

"It was the most terrifying experience of my entire life. I was in such a state of shock, trauma and pain. It was horrible."

Police and ambulance crews arrived at the scene and Kerry was rushed to hospital. A vet was called out and the animal was destroyed.
Meanwhile in California a pitbull viciously ripped the ear off an 18-month-old boy (and this was the family pet, mind you:
An 18-month-old Jurupa Valley boy was attacked Wednesday by the family pit bull, which ripped off one of the toddler's ears before neighbors scared away the dog.

The child, whose identity was not released, was apparently playing with
the canine in the back yard of his home on Pontiac Avenue around 7:40 a.m. when 2-year-old ''Poncho'' bit the boy several times and tore away his left ear, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

''It just broke my heart -- he's just a baby,'' said animal control Officer Tiffany Fuller. ''He'll be scarred for life.''

Fuller was one of two Animal Services officers called to the house to seize the dog. She said when she and her partner rolled up, neighbors were
standing on the property, holding baseball bats for protection.

''They ... heard the attack and went out to help the boy,'' Fuller said.
According to county officials, the boy's mother was out of the house
shopping at the time, and his grandmother was supposed to be watching him, but evidently didn't notice when he got up from a nap and wandered into the backyard.

The tot's screams alerted the household.

He was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment, according to Animal Services spokesman John Welsh, who said the child's mother surrendered Poncho to the county to be euthanized.
To complete this short series of reports, another from the 5th, involving yet another pitbull terrier terror attack on a child:
Police in Newport say a 5-year-old boy has about 100 puncture wounds after a pit bull attacked him on Tuesday.

Newport Police Lt. William Fitzgerald tells WPRI-TV that the boy was playing outside the Park Holm Housing Complex when the dog ran out of an apartment at about 3 p.m. and attacked him. One of the boy's parents fought off the dog with a pipe.

The boy is being treated at Hasbro Children's Hospital for non-life-threatening wounds on his faces, hands and legs.

A visiting Fall River, Massachusetts, woman who owns the dog has been cited for not restraining it.

Police were still looking for the animal Wednesday.
It's amazing (or maybe not) how this same breed keeps popping up in these and similar reports. This dog is bred for its loyal, protective, bloody vicious characteristics, so perhaps it's no big surprise really? Take a look at the pie chart below, which vividly illustrates which breed of dog has caused by far, the most fatalities in the US over an 8-year period, between 2005-2012:

But it's not just pit bull attacks. To bolster my bold headline claim, consider this recent report from the Yarra Ranges in Australia:
Yarra Ranges Council is desperately trying to get dogs under control as the number of attacks continue to skyrocket.

But despite the surge in attacks, the council has only declared six dogs as dangerous in the municipality.

Early this year, Yarra Ranges Mayor Fiona McAllister said the council was "at a loss" to explain why so many dog attacks had occurred within the first few months of the year, with 51 attacks by the end of February.

But numbers have continued to climb, with 179 dog attacks reported by September.

This is up from 157 dog attacks at this time last year.
According to Wikipedia the population of Yarra Ranges is just 144,541. To experience 179 dog attacks in only 8 months for an area containing 144,500 people does seems rather excessive, to put it mildly.

In addition, there is this September story about Rumbek in Sudan:
At least nine people have died in Lakes state's Rumbek Central county after being bitten by stray dogs.

The public health department in Rumbek has confirmed the deaths, saying the presence of dogs in town is on the rise.
There has been more than 500 separate dog attacks on residents in Rumbek, while 40 people are also undergoing treatment.
The population of the Rumbek district is 82,500 (again going by Wikipedia data), the 500 attacks here are even more striking, with a ratio of 165 to 1.

These reports should additionally be viewed in the much wider context of all the recent wild animal attacks by numerous diverse species, currently being recorded from across the globe. Whatever is going on, it is certainly out of the ordinary and not just more of the same. Deadly elephant attacks, bears, bobcats, muskox, hyenas, foxes; the animal world in general is going wild recently.

Running in parallel are the increasing amounts of stories of bizarre human behaviour. Just as the craziness in the human population increases, perhaps this is being reflected in the animal kingdom, including, not least of all, our domesticated canine friends? - SOTT.

31,000 birds killed to outbreak of Avian flu in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

 Heinrichswalde / Schwerin first time, a previously known only from Asia and dangerous avian pathogens in Germany has surfaced. The affected turkeys operation with about 31,000 animals in the Vorpommern-Greifswald was locked. The turkeys are infected with the influenza virus of subtype H5N8. On Thursday began with the killing, which is to be completed on Friday.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Agriculture Minister Till Backhaus (SPD) said, on the evening cautious confidence that the disease remains limited to operation in Heinrichswalde. In contrast to the first major bird flu outbreak in February 2006 was so far been discovered in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern no infected wild bird.

In the turkey fattening there was increased death rates since the beginning of the month, which would have increased in the past few days, the President of the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (FLI), Thomas Mettenleiter dpa said.
The FLI is the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health.

As the causative agent of avian influenza or bird flu came in the stock, is therefore unclear.
The FLI have four experts sent in the place, the search for the causes. Finally, a highly contagious H5 Virus in 2008 occurred in Germany.

"We must assume that any highly pathogenic virus can also be a hazard to humans," Mettenleiter said.
For the H5N8 pathogen transmission to humans had not yet been observed - not even in South Korea, where previously hundreds of thousands of animals had to be killed. But experts see no reason to panic.

Backhaus warned, however, that it must be crucial to ensure that the virus does not jump to mammals.
Within a radius of 50 kilometers around the outbreak of the bird immediately have to stay in the stable. Even pet owners in the vicinity of water resting places for migratory birds on lakes and along the Baltic coast to bring their chickens, ducks or geese in the barn.

In the words of the District Veterinary Officer Holger Vogel Anklam in the area in which animals have in the stall last, beyond the circle of Vorpommern-Greifswald addition to the Uckermark (Brandenburg), the Mecklenburg Lake District and to Poland. - Handelsblatt. [Translated]

Thousands of dead fish found in a canal in Valencia, Spain

Thousands of dead fish floating stacked against a wall.
That is the image of a section of azarbe the new channel, the channel that runs along the left edge of the new channel and where they drain the waters of the canals that cross Valencia.

The barrier is located upstream of the mouth, adjacent to the Yacht Club, Although is downstream of the treatment plant of Pinedo, is not confirmed to be due to a discharge of the plant, so the reason for the death could be due anoxia.

The lack of oxygen and was the reason last year of lower mortality when the flow stagnation led to a rapid decay of the waters.
Then, research the Confederation Júcar discarded the presence of pesticides in the fields or contaminants from the wastewater treatment plant.

Anyway, the president of the Fishermen Community of El Palmar, José Caballer, citing as an example the mortality increased to discourage the flow of treated water to the lagoon.

This is one of the solutions shuffled by the city to cover the lack of contribution coming from the river XUQUER.
Councilman Devesa-Albufera, Vicent Aleixandre alluded to this possibility in a recent meeting with the president of the Júcar, Maria Angeles Ureña, where they discussed the dangerous low level in the lake.

Cavalry will meet next week with the Director General of Environment, Salome Pradas, to send you a number of claims, in addition to its refusal to allow the flow of the treatment plant of Pinedo is increased.

Of these facilities out 40 cubic are a year, sources in the Ministry of Agriculture.
The water must pass through fields which act as filters to clean green organic debris before it reaches the lake.

Experts consulted, however, indicated that flow remains an excess of salt, nitrates and ammonium.
The Government now has under construction a pipeline from the plant to the vicinity Pinedo port Catarroja, a pipeline will increase the volume of water if necessary.

The sources did not specify whether these contributions should be made only when the fields are in culture, ie lake leaving fallow months.
Later this month will occur throughout the marsh the 'perellonà' Flood of 'tancats' used to wash the land and accommodate thousands of birds that come to the natural park to spend the winter months.

According to Caballer, the lake is at least four inches below its minimum to ensure navigation and fish survival under conditions suitable level.

As published this paper, the level recorded in October and early November were the lowest since 2006, reflecting starkly the gravity of the situation.
The president of the Confederation of Júcar promised to find solutions, although the company had said a few days before extraordinary desembalses not be made from the Tous dam. The solution could come from the treatment plant of Pinedo, although fishermen reject this flow, indicating the fish kill in azarbe. Las Provincias. [Translated]

Large die off of fish in Indian River Lagoon, Florida, United States

The Indian River Lagoon system is experiencing a major fish die-off.

Florida Today ( ) reported Saturday that dead fish are fouling canals around Merritt Island.

Among the dead fish are catfish, flounder, mullet, pinfish and red drum.

A spokesman for the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg told the newspaper that a recent water test on Merritt Island found no evidence of a harmful algae bloom or raw sewage. Biologists continue to monitor the fish kills.

The latest fish die-off is happening in an area from Satellite Beach to Fort Pierce.

Researchers have been testing the tissues of hardhead catfish but haven't reached conclusions about a cause of the die-off.

"You're talking about a wide span of area," Doug Adams, assistant research scientist with the institute's Melbourne field office, said of the hardhead catfish deaths. "We've seen these hardhead catfish die-offs in the past. We've even seen them Florida-wide."

In 2005, scientists suspected a toxic algae similar to red tide caused thousands of baby hardhead catfish to die near Rockledge and Melbourne.

The same algae bloomed in Port St. Lucie the previous year and killed several species of fish.

During the summer of 1996, thousands of hardheads floated up dead in the lagoon and statewide. Biologists never identified the exact cause, but suspected a virus that killed only hardheads. - The Republic.

20 Tons of fish washing up, 'agonizing and dying' is a 'mystery and concern' in Guanabara Bay, Brazil

20 tons of shads, a species of fish, have been found agonizing and dying in the bay. (Photos: AFP)

The unusual situation is harshly affecting the local fisherpeople’s life, while authorities have finally started an investigation to find the cause of the problem. 

For reasons as yet unknown, huge numbers of fish from the same species have been dying on the tourist beaches of Ganabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil over the past month, an unprecedented situation that is scaring the population.

The municipal cleaning service have found 20 tons of shads, a particular species of fish similar to sardines and herrings, as well as four sea turtles.

Surprisingly, “the tests proved that it is not a matter of chemical or toxic contamination of water,” declared the oceanograph David Zee to AFP, from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).

The fisherpeople have complained of being forced to buy fish to resell, as their weekly wage has been cut by more than half, and have blaimed the activities of the giant national oil company, Petrobras.

“The fisherman aren't going to poison the water as it's their lifeline. This is not because of fishermen. Why are [the authorities] not checking the activities of the petrochemical industry? Why are they not checking the refineries? It is very clear that we are witnessing a crime against the environment. What we need to know is who is responsible and what products are being used," said Alexandre Anderson, president of the Men & Women of the Sea Association to AFP.

Two years ago, the Brazilian general attorney accused the Petrobras company of environmental crime, for contaminating the bay and one of the rivers.

As only one species seems to be involved so far, another possible cause would be thermal pollution: the water would be too warm, therefore diminishing the solvability of oxygen, something the shads are very sensitive to, explained Zee. According to the scientist, this phenomenon would be aggravated by the fact that the circulation and change of water is more difficult in this part of the bay.

Five specimens of shads have been sent for examination on Tuesday to the department of biology of the UFRJ, and the results should be known within the next week. - Telesur.

Tons of fish die along several miles of the River Aumance in France

In crossing Hedgehog, a stench rises from the waters of
the Aumance, whose bottom is littered with dead fish.

There, at the dam, bubbling froth ... - The Mountain
While a new set of government measures announced is to "curb rising cost of living," the waters of the Au- mance are victims of a new pollution.

Once again, the waters have been polluted Aumance at the beginning of November.
In July already, between Neuville and Cosne-Allier, hundreds of pounds of fish were destroyed, but this time the disaster is greater.

Indeed, for several days, about eight kilometers from Cosne-Allier, to the deck of Hollow at Hedgehog, "large pieces and small fry were victims of water contamination," as stated Centre-Matin newspaper, in its issue of Tuesday, November 10.

Naturally, the fishing company Aumance Roach, by its president, Jean Pichard, has once again moved to "the disastrous turn was taking the situation".

The samples were taken, for the purposes of analysis and the gendarmerie Hedgehog was seized of the matter.
But the first experiments performed using reagents used to assume "that the poisoning was caused by ammonia from industrial residues." And the damage would be several tons of fish.

Rugby:. ASF-Commentry Montluçonnais Stadium in a friendly
part of the cut-Albert Legrand, first name, a friendly match away in the city of Blacksmiths, ASF Commentry, Auvergne current leader of the championship, the Montluçonnais stage, resident of the second division.

If the first were full, the latter lined a mixed team.
They imposed on the score of 24-9, scoring eight tries, none of which transformed (test worth three points at the time). The Commentryens entering, for their part, a test, a drop and a penalty.

Salon des Amis des Arts: an award for Jean Bougret
The seventeenth Fair Friends of the Arts, held in the conference room of City Hall, closed its doors and, as usual, the counting of the vote. Visitors took place for the Prize of the public.
This distinction has returned this year to Jean Bougret for his painting "La Halte Gypsies." He beat Lucien Mandosse Roland Houot-Pierre and Laloire Auberger. - La Montagne. [Translated]

Thousands of dead fish, crabs, shrimp, eels suddenly die in a river in Pangkajene, Indonesia FITRIANA
The last two days, since Saturday (11/08/2014) through Sunday (11/09/2014), residents on the banks of the River Pangkajene, Pangkajene District, Islands, South Sulawesi, shocked by the rare natural occurrence.

Fish, shrimp, crabs, eels, and creatures of the main river that divides the city districts within 56 km north of Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province, floating dead in the water.

At the mouth of the river, Like a natural phenomenon of fish poisoning occurs around 13:00 pm Saturday.
"Pas bonang water (tidal)" said Endang (35), a housewife in the village of Toli-Toli, Tekonglabbua, Pangkajene, Pangkep Saturday (11/09/2014).

Meanwhile, Bachtiar Mattoangaing who lived in the village about 3 km from the river mouth Pangkajene, see for the incident on Saturday at about 17:20 pm.
"When the rain runs, shrimp shrimp rose all, jump to the edge," he said.

Until Sunday morning, not unlike the river Pangkajene harvest fish pond again.
The fish are usually caught with a fishing line, nets, or nets since yesterday afternoon, just caught with a bucket, hand, or glove that is created.

"I've been 60 years old born and raised in the village of Solo, but only this time the fish rose all, as requested arrested," said Zainuddi, of Hamlet Solo, Bucinri Village, Bungoro, at the western end of the river estuary Pangkajene on Sunday (9/11 / 2014) morning.

Zain is working as a fisherman at the mouth of this river, since last Saturday, did not go to sea.
He and dozens of neighbors, enough to provide a simple nets to catch the tiger prawn, mud crab, grouper, baramundi, and other estuary fish.

He claims this natural phenomenon in his favor, but he is concerned, after this disaster, he would lose the eye pencabariannya for a long time.
"If the big fish are floating, this blessing, but this was a baby fish and Ambari (ebi) also die all," he said.

Kekahawatiran also experienced fisherman Hasan (54) and Amir (42).
Tolo-Toli village residents, Tekolabbua village, district Pangkajene, Pangekp is also 30 years since the last of their livelihood on fish catches in the river.

"Maybe people who live in cities Mattoanging, Tumampua, and Jagong happy, because they are servants and merchants, but our life of these fishermen fish in the river," said Hasan, owner of butterflyfish shrimp in his backyard.
  - Kompas. [Translated]

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