Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFFS: Migratory Patterns And Disaster Precursors - Dead Bryde's Whale Spotted Off Thailand Coast; And 10,000 TONS Of Dead Sardines Found Along River In Chile?! [VIDEOS]

The whale's body was found by tour groups at Similan National Phuket.
© Medsye Travel

April 13, 2016 - 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.

Dead Bryde's whale spotted off Thailand coast

Officials are on the lookout for the body a 20-metre long Bryde's whale that is expected to reach the Sarasin Bridge, at the northern tip of Phuket, late this afternoon (Apr 13).

The remains were reported by a tour company at about 6pm yesterday, which spotted the remains about 12 nautical miles from Tab Lamu Pier.

"From the pictures we received, we believe the whale died three to four days before earlier," said Nat Kongkesorn, Chief of Similan National Park.

"We have been looking for the whale since this morning, but have yet to find it. Depending on weather conditions, it might reach Sarasin Bridge this afternoon," he said.

"I have informed the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC). If the whale is found, the PMBC will examine the remains to try to determine the cause of death," Chief Nat added.

The PMBC confirmed their officers have launched a search for the whale.

Any persons who seen the whale's remains are urged to call the PMBC at 076-391128.

10,000 tons of dead sardines found along river in Chile

Dead sardines. © Eugenio Tuma Zed├ín
10,000 tons of dead sardines wash ashore in an environmental mystery.

Residents of Queule, Chile, are calling for government action after dead sardines are washed up on their river.

WATCH: Mass sardine die-off in Chile.

- YouTube | The Phuket News.

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