Archive for the ‘West Coast’ Category

This goes along with past post I made of many other Pacific (and Atlantic) species dying off, a few months back. This list does not include some of those I mentioned, but it is a very good list up into the end of Summer, 2015. And, yet, Science will still not say, “Radiation”, or, “Fukushima”. Science is still, today, baffled.
News about animal mass die-offs and kills, new animal discovery, and strange animal behaviors around the world.

Mass  die-off 2015

August 2015

August 1 2015, Iceland – Sheeps dying by thousands in Iceland. Link
August 1 2015, Canada – Great white shark found dead on a beach in Nova Scoria. Link

July 2015

July 18 2015, Trinidad and Tobago – Three leatherback turtles found dead on Matura. Link

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July 17 2015, USA – Dozens of dead sturgeons wash ahore in Columbia River. Link

July 17 2015, USA – 2 whales die on South Carolina beach. Link

July 16 2015, USA – Mysterious terrapin turtles mass die-off in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.Link

July 15 2015, China – Fish diying by thousands in Guangxi. Poisoning? Link

July 14 2015,  Malaysia – Hundreds of dead fish littering the river at Sungai Bayan Lepas in Penang. Link

July 14 2015, Mexico – Millions of fish die along Chiapas coast and remains a mystery.Link in spanish, Story in english

July 13 2015, China – Mysterious fish mass die-off in Hong Kong. Link

July 13 2015, Australia – Giant sunfish found dead on beach in Tasmania. Link

July 13 2015, Around the world – Seabird populations dropped 70 percent since 1950! Ocean ecosystem is going bad, really bad. Link

July 12 2015, Singapore – Whale wash ashore for the first time in Singapore. Link

July 12 2015, Bolivia – More than 170’000 alpacas dead due to extreme snowfall. Link

July 11 2015, The Netherlands – Thousands of eels die mysteriously. Link

July 11 2015, USAAlgae bloom kills thousands of fish at Crystal lake. Link

July 11 2015, USA – 14 dead whales in Alaska since June 2015. Link

July 10 2015, France – Hundreds of truits dead in River Arre. Link

July 10 2015, Belgium – Hundreds are fish killed by heat and drought. Link

July 9 2015, USA – 17 bisons mysteriously die near a watering trough on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Link

July 9 2015, Peru – Extreme cold kills more than 12,000 baby alpaca in Puno. Link

July 8 2015, China – Fish Mass die off in Anhui. Link

July 7 2015, Denmark – First Humpback whale in 110 years mysteriously dies in Denmark. Link

July 7 2015, India – Huge amount of fish found dead in in the Ganga River near Shukhra.Link

July 7 2015, Brazil – Thousands tons of fish dead in Castanhao. Link

July 7 2015, USA – Thousands of fish are mysteriously dying at Flanners Beach, North Carolina. Link

July 6 2015, Honduras – Hundreds of birds die in coastal San Lorenzo. Link in Spanish,story in english.

July 6 2015, Peru – 30 sea birds, a whale and 2 sea lions dead in Tacna. Link in Spanish,story in English

July 6 2015, USA – A Bottlenose dolphin and an elephant seal wash ashore dead at Ocean Beach, California. Link

July 6 2015, USA – Largest Gulf Coast bird colony on Seahorse Key, Florida is empty! No birds!. Link

July 6 2015, Indonesia – Thousands of fish found dead in the Porong River, Java. Link

July 5 2015, Italy – Giant mass kill river in Saronno. Link

July 5 2015, USA – Something is killing large numbers of fish, crabs and lobsters in the canals of Key Largo, Florida. Link

July 5 2015, USA – The Monarch butterflies are dying-off. Link

July 4 2015, USA – Armada of deadly Portuguese man o’ wars threatens Jersey Shore. Link

July 3 2015, Ireland – Mass fish kill in Hillsborough Lake. Link

July 3 2015, USA – Large amounts of fish, frogs, lizards and other water animals dead in the North Fork River, North Carolina. Link

July 3 2015, Vietnam – Massive shrimp kill in Mekong Delta. Link

July 2 2015, Australia – Sperm whale dead at Campbell’s Beach. Link

July 2 2015, USA – Investigating the diamondback terrapin turtle mass die-offs in New York. Link

July 2 2015, Barbados – 37 Hawksbill turtles found dead at beach in Christ Church. Link

July 2 2015, Italy – Thousands of fish, eels and frogs dead in Tursi. Link

July 2 2015, Colombia – Fish kill in Malambo. Link

July 1 2015, UK – Thousands of jellyfish wash on beaches in North Devon. Link

July 1 2015, Tasmania – Massive fish kill along the Scamander River. Pollution? Link

July 1 2015, India – 1,255 wild animals found dead in three talukas of Bhanvnagar district.Link

June 2015

June 30 2015, USA – Lightning kills 33 cows in Perry County, Mississippi – Link

June 29 2015, India – Extreme floods kill 9 lions and 500 blue bulls in Gujarat. Link

June 28 2015, India – Kukkarahalli lake covered by hundreds of dead fish. Link

June 28 2015, Bolivia – Frog mass die-off at Lake Titicaca is a sign of heavy pollution. Link in english or in spanish

June 27 2015, USA – Two dead whales found on Lost Coast Trail in California. Link

June 26 2015, USA – Mystic River mass die-off. Link

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June 25 2015, USA – Fish and crabs killed in Harrison County, Mississippi. Link

June 25 2015, South Africa – Mysterious mussel die-off around Cape Town. hundred of thousands mussels stranded. Link

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June 25 2015, Colombia – Heat kills cattle around Cordoba. Link

June 25 2015, France –  Thousands of jellyfish strand along St-Brevin beaches. Link

June 24 2015, Africa – Poachers kill elephants in an industrial scale. Link

June 23 2015, Honduras – Fish mysteriously die in the Gulf of Fonseca. Link in Spanish,Story in english

June 23 2015, USA – Threatened salmon die-off along Oregon Coast. Link

June 23 2015, Colombia – Mysterious mass die-off in Pueblo Viejo, north of Magdalena.Link

June 22 2015, Brazil – Low water kills thousands of fish in Castanhão. Link

June 21 2015, South Africa – Goats die in E Cape. Link

June 21 2015, Pakistan – Pakistani fishing techniques kill thousands of dolphins a year!Link

June 20 2015, Philippines– Extreme heat kills thousands of fish in Ifugao. Link

June 20 2015, Peru – Hundreds of sea birds found dead on a beach of Lima. Link in spanish, story in english

June 19 2015, USA – At least nine fin whales have been found dead in recent weeks in southern Alaska waters. Still mysterious cause. Link

June 17 2015, Germany – Drama as thousands of fish die in Spree, Spree, Schifffahrts- and Landwehr canals in Berlin. Link in German, story in English

June 17 2015, Italy – Thousands of fish found dead along river Astico. Story in ItalianLink in English

June 17 2015, USA – Unusual high temperatures responsible for stranding of rare Guadalupe fur seals. Link

June 19 2015, Africa – African vultures are ‘Critically Endangered’. Link

June 17 2015, Wales – Thousands jellyfish wash ashore on a beach in Carmarthenshire.Link

June 16 2015, USA – More dead fish in Riverhead. Link

June 15 2015, USA – More red crabs washing ashore along SoCal beaches. Link

June 14 2015, Iceland – Sheeps are dying mysteriously across the entire island. Link

June 13 2015, Mexico – 55 dolphins and 4 sea lions found dead in Baja California. Link

June 12 2015, USA – Thousands tuna crabs wash up on California beach. Link

June 11 2015, Uruguay – Dead sea penguins wash up on the coast of Uruguay. Link

June 10 2015, New Zealand – Baleen whale stranded on Kapiti coast, New Zealand. Link

June 10 2015, USA – Minke whale found dead on Coney Island beach in Brooklyn. Link

June 9 2015, USA – Mysterious fish kill in Florida. Link

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First, we’ll look at the waters off Hawaii, where this guy and his friends went out to document what they might find while on vacation.  This video was made and posted in 2014.

 I don’t know, but, what is the point of diving anymore?We’ve seen, from Mexico up into Canada, on the western coast of the USA, many creatures are crashing/ dying.

In 2011 and 2012, sardines washed ashore in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions.  People were aghast, but nobody wanted to figure out why this happened.  There was no el-nino.  There was no red-tide.  From the LA Times:  April 20, 2011|By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times … Last month’s massive dieoff occurred after millions of sardines swam into King Harbor and suffocated. (Now, why was this?)

2012, 2013, 2014, it was Sea-Stars:    Sciencetimes and so many other publications have reported this is a virus.  But, the only virus they found  was one that stars have lived among and with for decades.  SO, it wasn’t that;  yet, have they come up with any other ideas as to the massive deaths?  No.   This is what they have maintained (LA):   Feb 3, 2014 – Millions have died from a “starfish wasting disease” that has been afflicting the ocean … Scientists are baffled to what has caused the starfish dieoff, but they suspect it is some sort of pathogen.  *it wasn’t, but they’ll stick with that inane rumor*

Also, in 2012, began the mass die-off of those cute little sea-lions.  Each year, since then, the number of dead and dying sea-lions, washing ashore in all parts of the West Coast, has grown exponentially.  This is from NatGeo:

Mysterious Sea Lion Die-Off Strikes Again on California Coast

Feb 13, 2015 – Tiny sea lion pups are washing up on beaches in unusually high numbers—for the third winter in a row.

From, The San Jose Mercury News:

Sea lions desperate for nourishment dying off in alarming numbers …  It’s 7:30 a.m. at the Marine Mammal Center, and the sea lion pups are famished. For the past five weeks, volunteers have been desperately trying to nurse back to health more than a hundred sea lions found stranded along the state’s beaches in a mystery that’s threatening one of California’s most lovable sea creatures.

The tidal pools up in British Columbia are missing a lot of life.  It’s not just sea-stars and kelp, though they’re missing and confirmed dead, too. It’s the anemones, stars, along with all kinds of kelp and alga.  But, those anemones,  so vibrant and absolute proof of life, which every diver spent time spying and photographing, are gone.  Anyone who cares, and everyone should care, needs to go take a look at videos and photos by  Dana Durnford, aka, TheNuclearProctologist.com, aka, BeautifulGirlByDana (in youtube.com).   Not only are there very few anemones, but snails, sea-cucumbers, sea-sponges, plankton, and all of the tiny creatures from the nurseries and natural hatcheries of the ocean, have simply disappeared.  I don’t think they packed-up and left for warmer (or cooler) waters.  They have died. They are gone.  They won’t be seen again, at least not up in BC, Canada.  That’s terrible and scary, too, for the ocean provides what all animals, including man, need in order to survive on this planet.

Let’s talk sea-birds.  The Cassin Auklet is dying off in droves!  Some might think, who cares about this little bird?  Does it really matter that it may just die?  Think again..  Here, a report, from NatGeo:

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is ‘Unprecedented’

Jan 24, 2015 – Blue-footed diving seabirds called cassin’s auklets, including this one, have … Researchers are wondering if the dieoff might spread to other birds or even fish.

And, from SOTT:  

Pacific seabirds dying in record numbers – 100,000 auklets

Seabirds in the northwest of US and Canada are dying in their thousands, but no-one knows why.  So far, volunteers have found around eight-thousand carcasses of the blue-footed seabird called the Cassin’s Auklet along the coast from British Columbia down into northern California.  Scientists estimate as many as 100,000 auklets – most of them young – have died. The question is why .(really?)

The Brown Pelican:  La Jolla, California, seems to be one of the worst places to be a bird.  This pelican, which was removed from the, “endangered species list”, is now more endangered than ever!  So is the California banded-pigeon (no, not the usual flying-rat of the city;  they seem to be okay..;  this is their, “country cousin”)  The California blackbird (which is actually a tri-colored bird) is dying and falling out of the sky.  Why is this?  It seems these birds have been growing tumors in their beaks!  They end up not able to eat or breathe, and they die a horrible, suffocating death.

 Here’s a great map of die-offs in the US:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zkyG3w_e9ris.kZXuhwFuocYo&usp=sharing  This map is often updated because it has to be done.

The Snow Geese;  in the past month, the Canadian Snow Goose has been dying.  Yes, these beautiful birds are, literally, “just (falling) out of the sky..”, and again, nobody knows why!(??)  From RT.com/USA:  

2,000 dead snow geese ‘basically… just fell out of the sky’ in Idaho

Volunteers and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) staff members spent the weekend collecting the carcasses of about 2,000 migrating snow geese that died mid-flight. Its officials believe the birds were killed by avian cholera.

“Basically, they just fell out of the sky,” IDFG spokesman Gregg Losinski told Reuters.

Snow geese breed on the tundras of Canada and Alaska during the summer, and spend the winters along both American coasts, as well as in marshes, grasslands and wet areas near ponds. These birds were migrating back to their nesting grounds in Northern Alaska from the southwestern US and Mexico, and died while stopping at Idaho’s Mud Lake and Market Lake Wildlife Management Areas, IDFG said in a statement.

(NO;  nobody has proven avian-cholera has actually killed any of these birds.  It is only a GUESS, and they won’t be coming back to that with more proof, as there won’t be any proof of this disease.)

A team of University of Idaho researchers studied geese more than a decade ago. They found that less than 5 percent of healthy wild birds were carriers of the avian cholera bacteria.

“Our results confirm the hypothesis that wild waterfowl are carriers of avian cholera and add support for the hypothesis that wild birds are a reservoir for this disease,”Michael D. Samuel, the head of the research team, said, according to the Daily Times Gazette.  (*again, this is a virus or bacteria that these birds have lived with and among for years, with no ill-effects, and surely, not dying from it.)

Let’s talk SALMON:  It’s Springtime (almost) and hatcheries are letting go their salmon into the rivers.  It is what they normally do, but the past four years have not been normal for salmon.  Salmon have been dying soon after being released into the wild.  From KCET:  

If Delta Salmon Die, They Could Take Orcas With Them

**Yeah, they’re worried about the Orca, a newcomer to the area, a mammal that really doesn’t even belong there.  But, if it gets people thinking about and looking at the huge die-offs of salmon, then, okay:

(this time, they blame it on drought..)

But there are other species threatened by our diverting water from the Sacramento Delta that don’t lend themselves so well to pro-industry PR. There are the Sacramento’s once-mighty runs of salmon, themselves the foundation of an important industry. There are prehistoric-looking sturgeons and steelhead beloved by anglers.  And there’s one Endangered species threatened by Delta diversions so popular that the last time the ag industry took it on, the nation’s animal lovers rose up in protest..  That beast?  The orca, Orcinus orca, also known as the killer whale.  No, there aren’t orcas living in the Sacramento Delta, though they have been known to visit from time to time. But the Delta is crucial to the survival of certain orcas’ main food source, the Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). The more water we take out of the Delta, the more imperiled the Sacramento’s Chinook salmon runs become — and that’s bad news for the orcas that depend on them.

There are many sea-mammals and fish and birds that live by the sea that are dying, which  I truly don’t have the time or the space to mention, here and now.  But, scientists and marine-biologists are seemingly not talking with one another.  The fish guys don’t seem to know that the birds are falling out of the sky.  The sea-lion watchers fail to acknowledge the huge number of salmon and even sardines (huge part of the sea-lion diet) that have simply washed ashore, dead as door-knobs.  Why is this?  I would think it has everything to do with the fact that they’d have to all comprehend that something is taking out LIFE in the Pacific.  Something has the ability to cross species.  Something has the power to change the water (tritiated water is deadly!) these cretures live in and alongside…

It seems none of these scientists want to be labeled as kooks, and this means nobody wants to say, FUKUSHIMA!

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