Mass death – Korora penguins washing up on New Zealand beaches

Mass death – Korora penguins washing up on New Zealand beaches

Hundreds of Korora penguins, also known as little penguins or little blue penguins have washed up on the beaches in northern New Zealand since early May 2022. Mass deaths of the korora penguins – a flightless bird native to New Zealand – used to take place about once per decade but now they have happened 3 times in six years.

Thousands of cattle die under mysterious circumstances, Kansas

Thousands of cattle die under mysterious circumstances, Kansas

An estimated 2 000 head of cattle have died in Ulysses, Kansas over the past couple of days, and more than 10 000 across the entire state of Texas. While the deaths have been blamed on the heatwave, high humidity levels, and lack of nighttime cooling, many people are speculating this might not be the case.

Mysterious dolphin and whale strandings reach record high in Ireland

Mysterious dolphin and whale strandings reach record high in Ireland

Ireland is facing a mysterious spate of dolphin and whale strandings as the numbers reach record high again. The number of strandings during the winter period in the country has increased significantly since 2011. In 2019, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG)…

More than 120 whales perish in mass stranding on Chatham Islands, New Zealand

More than 120 whales perish in mass stranding on Chatham Islands, New Zealand

A mass stranding on the Chatham Islands in New Zealand has resulted in the deaths of over 120 whales– 26 of which had to be euthanized, according to the Department of Conservation (DoC), which said it was notified of the event on Sunday, November 22, 2020. On…

Toxic algae bloom behind massive marine die-off in Russia’s Kamchatka

Toxic algae bloom behind massive marine die-off in Russia’s Kamchatka

A toxic algae bloom has been found to be responsible for the massive die-off of marine creatures off Russia's Kamchatka, Environment Minister Dmitry Kobylkin confirmed Friday, October 23, 2020. The mysterious pollution was first reported by local surfers in…

New mass deaths of sea animals discovered off Russia’s Kamchatka

New mass deaths of sea animals discovered off Russia’s Kamchatka

Authorities reported Monday, October 12, 2020, that a new mass die-off of marine animals has been discovered off the coast of Russia's Kamchatka, where mysterious toxic pollution along a 40 km (25 miles) stretch recently killed 95 percent of seabed animals and…

Massive bird die-off in Western U.S. linked to cold blast

Massive bird die-off in Western U.S. linked to cold blast

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have found that the mysterious deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds in the Western U.S. were primarily caused by a cold blast that killed off edible insects and induced hypothermia. Around…