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It’s not just in Florida! Ecosystems collapse around the world as seagulls drop from the sky, millions of fish are dying, and whales are stranding unusually

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While hundreds of thousands of aquatic animals are being killed by a devastating and unprecedented red tide in Florida, other parts in the world have also recorded many unusual animal mass die-offs these days. Here a long list of frightening examples:


Ecosystem collapse. There are always more animal mass die-offs reported around the world


Seagulls drop dead from the sky in Saskatchewan, Canada

Gulls have been dropping from the sky at Turtle Lake, leading to an unsettling feeling for locals and campers coming across the dead young birds. Suzy Fey Pilat has found dozens of the birds lying around the beaches of the lake, located about 240 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. She’s also watched as the birds have fallen from the sky. “It feels like you’re in a horror movie. It’s crazy.” – CBC Canada


Millions of fish die in West Lake, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Beginning of last month, millions of dead fish started covering West Lake in Hanoi. The mass die-off started on July 7 and lasted until July 9. Investigations haven’t found any causes for the mass die-off yet. But it must have been very impressive. Look at the pictures by yourself – Zing


Dead blue whale found washed up on a Japanese beach


Hundreds of dead starfish washed ashore on Caranzalem beach, Goa, India without explanations

Scores of dead starfish washed ashore on Caranzalem beach, just walking distance from the popular Miramar beach, have baffled locals as their mortality had not been reported in recent years. The Caranzalem Bay at the mouth of River Mandovi, Goa’s biggest river often throws up unusual things. In 2011 and 2013, the beach covered by empty shales of bivalves and other molluscs. – Times of India


Thousands of sardines die in Mahahual, Mexico

Three beaked whales wash ashore in ‘highly unusual’ strandings in Ireland.


THREE BEAKED WHALES were found dead in three separate locations in Donegal and Mayo over the weekend. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has described the strandings as “highly unusual” for the deep-diving mammal. About 175 whale and dolphin strandings have been reported so far this year. – The Journal


Dead starfish covering Goa beach in India.


Hundreds of dead fish scattered across the Josiah’s Bay pond, Tortola

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour said it is investigating the cause of the major fish kill that happened at a pond in Josiah’s Bay, Tortola recently. In a brief conversation with BVI News at the pond on Monday, Permanent Secretary Ronald Smith-Berkeley said water quality tests will be conducted this week. Local authorities had said they suspect oxygen deprivation to be the cause of the issue, which killed hundreds of fish and a number of crabs. – BVI News

A ton of dead fish recovered near the German-Swiss border in the Rhine River

Thousands of dead fish have been recovered near the German-Swiss border despite man-made ‘cool pools’ to prevent fish fatalities. Europe is in the throes of a heat wave that is impacting life in many different ways. – DW





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David Guest, the regional head of Earthjustice, an environmental law-firm, tells Condé Nast Traveler that the pollutants have led to different types of algal blooms on the coasts, which can have a devastating effect on fish populations and can be harmful to humans. Such outbreaks often occur in areas that experience heavy in-flows of the kind of pollutants found in Lake Okeechobee. The current flow of the chocolate-brown water into both oceans is "equal to the flow of the largest river in Florida," says Guest, and is a result of "lax or non-existent regulations of pollution sources in industrial agriculture."



A massive sinkhole that opened underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant in Mulberry may have dumped at least 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the Floridan Aquifer over the past three weeks, company officials say.



As 300 tons of contaminated water flow daily into the Pacific from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant,



Lake Baikal is the world's largest freshwater lake in terms of volume. It contains about 5,521 cubic miles of water (23,013 cubic kilometers), or approximately 20% of Earth's fresh surface water. This is a volume of water approximately equivalent to all five of the North American Great Lakes combined.



water wars coming to country near you

Edited by dufus

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On 8/10/2018 at 2:26 PM, mkc21 said:

the end is near, believe it or not


it getting  warmer that for sure

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Reading the news recently reminds one that the end of something is afoot ...?

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