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Thousands of Mozambique Tilapia fish found dead on the river banks at Hatvalan, India

The problem of fish dying in large numbers has come to the fore of the banks of the Mula-Mutha (Bheema) rivers again. Fish have been found dead along the banks of the Mula-Mutha because of rising pollution and the latest in the series was recorded at Hatvalan near the

May 23, 2012

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River Periyar in India turns toxic for fish - more deaths near Pathalam belt

For the second time in a week, massive fish deaths were reported from Pathalam belt in river Periyar, India,  triggering alarm and protests.Dead fish were found in bunches on the banks of river on Saturday morning. The local residents and councillors of Kadungalloor

May 14, 2012

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Large animal die-offs along Peruvian coast

Hundreds of birds and dolphins have been washing up dead along the Peru coast, and this has government officials looking for causes. At least 1,200 birds, mostly pelicans, have been found dead in recent weeks along a stretch of Pacific coast in northern Peru, the

May 08, 2012


50 000 fish found dead in pond near Shenzhen, China

Over 50 thousand fish in a pond near an industrial area in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen died overnight on Monday, CRI Online reports.The dead fish are mostly concentrated in the northern corner of the pond, and half of the body of water is now covered with

May 04, 2012

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Sumatran elephant found poisoned by humans in Indonesia

Environmental organization WWF called on the government Wednesday to investigate the death of a critically endangered Sumatran elephant allegedly poisoned at an Indonesian oil palm plantation. A ranger at the plantation in Krueng Ayon village, Sampoiniet subdistrict,

May 02, 2012

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Millions of birds die each year at communication towers

More than 6 million birds die every year as they migrate from the United States and Canada to Central and South America, according to a new study published in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The birds are killed by the 84,000 communication towers that dot North

April 30, 2012


Dolphins dying by the thousands in Peru

More than 3,000 dead dolphins have washed ashore in last 3 months along the stretch of coastline in Lambayeque, north Peru. On March 28, Dr. Carlos Yaipen Llanos of the Peruvian-based marine mammal rescue organization ORCA and Hardy Jones (BlueVoice) counted 615 dead

April 06, 2012


Hydrogen sulfide emissions off Namibia coast

Namibian coast was tinted with pale green water in late February 2012. The Namibian Coast has the most intense upwelling of fertile deep-ocean water in the world. Hydrogen sulfide gas is emitted periodically along Namibian coast due ocean currents that carry

March 04, 2012


Thousands of Portuguese Man-of-war wash up on South Padre Island, Texas

Thousands of ocean dwellers that look like jellyfish  were seen washed ashore this weekend on the sands of the north end of South Padre Island in Texas. They have been identified as the Portuguese Man-of-War, a poisonous siphonophore. Officials points that it

March 01, 2012

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The largest stranding of dolphins on record in the Northeast U.S

The largest stranding of a single species on record in the Northeast Region of the U.S. is taking place right now. As of today, 129 common and Atlantic white sided dolphins stranded on Cape Cod beaches. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reported that with

February 06, 2012

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99 long-finned pilot whales stranded on Farewell Spit in Golday Bay, New Zealand

Project Jonah Marine Mammal Medics in the Golden Bay and Nelson areas have been called yesterday to give immediate first aid to estimated 90 whales that were seen milling close to the shore and have grounded on a receding tide, Project Jonah CEO Kimberly

January 24, 2012


Mass fish die-off reported at Kvaenes beach, Norway

Mass fish die-off was reported at Kvaenes beach in Kvænes, Tromsø, in the northerly district of Nordreisa, Norway on Dec 31th according to local media Nordlys and Dagbladet. The cause of death is currently unknown. Scientists are looking for a possible reasons to see

January 03, 2012

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Mass bird death in Arkansas again

It looks like there is repeating of last year's start with mass bird death in Arkansas.Police in Beebe,  a town in central Arkansas, reports death of dozens of blackbirds this weekend. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began receiving reports of dead black birds

January 01, 2012


Thousands of birds died landcrashing in Utah, US

Thousands of migratory birds were killed or injured after apparently mistaking a Wal-Mart parking lot, football fields and other snow-covered areas of southern Utah for bodies of water and plummeting to the ground. One state wildlife expert called the worst mass bird

December 15, 2011


Green sea turtles washed up on B.C. beaches

A very rare 150 million years old prehistoric giant green sea turtles appear  for third time in just two weeks on B.C. shores. It was spotted  on Combers Beach in pacific Rim National park and was transported to local aquarium in very bad condition. TheProvince

December 13, 2011


Crow deaths in India

The mysterious epidemic that has claimed hundreds of crows in Jharkhand has now spread to Hazaribagh, with 350 crow deaths in Vishnugarh and Katkamsandi over the weekend, triggering panic among residents who have been advised by experts not to touch the carcasses....

December 12, 2011


Vultures dying at alarming rate

Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson, from The Peregrine Fund in the US, undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the number of birds was falling so rapidly. They discovered the vultures were

November 23, 2011