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Mystery disease kills 300 sheep within an hour in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi farmer who went into his barn to take his 300 sheep on their daily pasturing was shocked when he found them all dead, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom said on Saturday.The farm said he checked the sheep an hour earlier and they were all alive in their barn

June 01, 2011

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Hundreds of endangered Saiga antelopes die in Kazakhstan

More than 440 endangered Saiga antelopes were found dead in western Kazakhstan last week, suspected victims of the same epidemic that killed 12,000 animals last year, officials said on Monday.The horned animals, distinguished for the flexible snout-like noses,

June 01, 2011

Tons of dead fish were seen floating on Taal Lake in Talisay

752 metric tons of fish found floating in Taal Lake

A sudden change in water temperature of a lake surrounding a restive volcano in the Philippines has killed more than 700 metric tons of fish, a government agency said. The bureau said 752 metric tons of milkfish and tilapia have been found floating in Taal Lake,

May 30, 2011

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Dead leopard sharks turning up in Richardson Bay

An alarming number of sick, dying and dead leopard sharks have been turning up on the shores of Richardson Bay over the past two weeks, but researchers are baffled as to what is causing the problem, observed elsewhere in the Bay Area as well.The period of April

May 23, 2011

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Thousands of dead walleye wash up in Lake Erie

Experts are trying to figure out why thousands of dead walleye fish have been washing up on a roughly 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie between the northern Ohio cities of Toledo and Port Clinton over the past few weeks. The mysterious deaths add to the millions of others

May 18, 2011

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Alarming study - Cell phones are killing bees

Scientists may have found the cause of the world's sudden dwindling population of bees - and cell phones may be to blame. Research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that the signal from cell phones not only confuses bees, but also may lead to their

May 16, 2011

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Dozens of dolphins found dead in Ukraine

Thirty one dolphins were found dead in the Crimean Peninsula in Southern Ukraine, the press office of the Emergencies Ministry in Crimea reported Tuesday.  According to officials, the dead dolphins were scattered in an area of 2 km along the coastal zone.Experts

May 10, 2011

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Significant bee colony losses in New Zealand

Beekeepers fear an alarming phenomenon that is wiping out bees and leading to reduced food crops around the world has now reached New Zealand. Colony collapse disorder has caused American beekeepers to report losses of up to 90 per cent in some cases, prompting fears

May 08, 2011

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Mass pilot whale stranding on Gulf Coast

Marine mammal rescuers continued to work Friday afternoon to nurses the remaining few pilot whales back to health that were stranded in shallow waters off the lower Florida Keys. Of the 18 whales who were stuck in the water, 11 have died, officials said."These guys

May 07, 2011

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Thousands of black crappies in Lake DuBay found dead from virus

Thousands of black crappies on Lake DuBay and the Stevens Point Flowage are dead of a virus and wildlife officials are trying to figure out why the disease is affecting just one species.Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologists and fisheries technicians

May 06, 2011

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Record wildlife die-offs reported in Northern Rockies

A record number of big-game animals perished this winter in parts of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming from a harsh season of unusually heavy snows and sustained cold in the Northern Rockies, state wildlife managers say."Elk, deer and moose -- those animals are having a

May 03, 2011

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Deaths of penguins on the NZ East Cost caused by seismic testing in the Raukumara Basin?

The Department of Conservation is staying tight-lipped over the deaths of a group of penguins on the East Coast. At least 14 have been found washed up along Waihau Bay.Anti-oil protesters claim seismic testing in the Raukumara Basin is to blame.DOC is choosing to

May 01, 2011

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Dead fishes washed ashore on Goa beach

Large quantities of dead fish on the sands of Calangute beach on Thursday took the shine of Goa's most famous tourist spot, but this did not deter tourists from enjoying themselves, even as water sports operators and hawkers went about their daily business.The dead

April 30, 2011

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Thousands of dead fish wash up along New York shores

Residents of the Champlain Islands and the lakeshore near St. Albans have reported large numbers of dead alewives washing up on the shoreline. Crews are cleaning up the thousands of dead fish that have washed up along Lake Champlain's New York shoreline, including a

April 28, 2011

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Death of 15 sharks wash ashore in Manatee County remain mystery

Researchers are trying to figure out why sharks are washing ashore dead on Manatee County's beautiful beaches. Recently 15 dead sharks were found on the north ends of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. The species of sharks found were bonnetheads, blacknose and

April 23, 2011

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Dead fish found on dam bank at Big Warrambool, Australia

An amount of European Carp fish in a dam at Big Warrambool alarmed the residents in Tuesday morning. There were thousands and thousands of dead fish on the water and line the banks metres deep.It is a mystery why they have all died, but a Lightning Ridge local

April 22, 2011

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Hundreds of dead fish, dolphins and sea lions found in California

Hundreds of fish have been found dead in Ventura Harbor. This is the second large fish kill in Southern California this year. This time, hundreds of dead fish are floating in Ventura Harbor. Boaters were already noticing a large number of dead fish floating in the

April 19, 2011