Animal Behavior, Methane Poisoning, Dead or Alive and on the move (+ interactive map)

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When Planet X entered the inner Solar System in late 2002 - early 2003, it was not just the Earth that reacted, as it did with an increase in earthquakes, volcanism and extreme weather, the animal life on Earth also started showing signs of the approaching monster.

The most noticeable symptoms were:

  • Crazy Animal Behaviour:  Reports of bizarre behaviour including animal attacks from normally passive creatures and spiders spinning webs over whole fields.
  • Confused Animals:  Whales and dolphins stranding themselves on beaches in droves or getting lost upstream in coastal rivers.
  • Large fish and bird kills:  Flocks of birds falling dead from the sky and shoals of fish dying and floating to the surface of lakes, rivers and washing up along coastlines.

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Crazy Animal Behaviour

Reports of crazy animal behaviour have included sheep that charged a farmer’s wife off a cliff, deer attacking a car and rabbits biting pedestrians.  Spiders have spun webs over whole fields and caterpillar larvae have covered whole trees in silk.

As usual, the Zetas explain the true causes:

http://www.zetatalk.com/transfor/t154.htm (Jan 11th 2003)

Animal behavior also has been noted as almost crazed, where animals normally passive and seeking to avoid confrontation will attack with provocation, or fly in the wrong direction during migration. This is due to signals the animals or insects get from the core of the Earth, signals not known to man, but nonetheless there.  [……]  Spiders weaving webs to an extreme so that acres are covered under webs, get noted, but the base behavior is normal for a spider.  EOZT

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Confused Animals

Other erratic behaviour among animals included a seeming loss of direction with whales and dolphins swimming inland and stranding themselves on beaches.

Unreliable Compasses  (March 28th, 2009)

The compass is unreliable for the past few years, and lately has gotten very extreme in its variance. Many animals and insects have a biological compass, recording during migrations where that compass laid, and when taking a return trip relying on the recording to guide them back. If the Earth's N Pole swings away from the press of Planet X, which is increasingly pointing its N Pole at the Earth, then these animals are not given correct clues and aim for land or up a river. Sad to say, this will only get worse as the last weeks and the pole shift loom on the horizon.   EOZT

Are due to the Magnetic Clash   (July 1st, 2006)

The compass anomaly, swinging to the East, is indicative of the Earth adjusting to the approach of Planet X and the clash of their magnetic fields. The change is indicative of a clash in magnetic fields as Planet X comes ever closer to the Earth, their fields touching. It is the combined field that Earth must adjust to, and continue to adjust to, not the exact position of the N Pole of Planet X within these fields, and the Sun's magnetic field enters into the equation too. This dramatic change, noted by a conscientious tracker, checking dual compasses daily for years, indicates that the Earth is trying to align side-by-side with Planet X, bringing its magnetic N Pole to point toward the Sun, as Planet X is currently doing in the main. These adjustments are temporary, and change about, as magnets can make dramatic and swift changes in their alignment with each other. Put a number of small magnets on a glass, with iron ore dust, and move a large magnet about under them, and watch the jerking about they do. Are we saying the Earth's magnetic field is going to get more erratic in the future, dramatically so? There is no question that this will be one of the signs that will come, yet another not covered by the Global Warming excuse.   EOZT

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Large fish and bird kills

Hundreds, if not thousands, of these events have taken place with the frequency increasing year on year.  Poignant examples include the 20 tonnes of dead herring which washed ashore in Norway and 1200 pelicans found on a beach in Peru.

Earth Farts  (January 9th, 2007)

We have explained, in great detail, that the stretch zone does not register great quakes when rock layers pull apart and sink, as this is a silent Earth change. Nancy has carefully documented breaking water and gas mains, derailing trains, dislocating bridge abutments, mining accidents, and outbreaks of factory explosions, showing that these have occurred in rashes on occasion, when the rock layers pulled apart. [……]  In September-October of 2005, a smell of rotten eggs was sensed from LA to Thunder Bay on Lake Superior to the New England states and throughout the South-Eastern US. We explained at that time that this was due to rock layers being pulled apart, releasing gas from moldering vegetation trapped during prior pole shifts, when rock layers were jerked about, trapping vegetation. We explained in March of 2002 that black water off the coast of Florida was caused by this phenomena. Do these fumes cause people to sicken, and birds to die? Mining operations of old had what they called the canary in a birdcage, to warn the miners of methane gas leaks. Birds are very sensitive to these fumes, and die, and this is indeed what happened in Austin, TX. Were it not for the explosions associated with gas leaks, it would be common knowledge that gas leaks sicken, as the body was not structured to breathe such air for long.   EOZT

 

Zetatalk Explanation  (January 8th, 2011)

Dead fish and birds falling from the sky are being reported worldwide, suddenly. This is not a local affair, obviously. Dead birds have been reported in Sweden and N America, and dead fish in N America, Brazil, and New Zealand. Methane is known to cause bird dead, and as methane rises when released during Earth shifting, will float upward through the flocks of birds above. But can this be the cause of dead fish? If birds are more sensitive than humans to methane release, fish are likewise sensitive to changes in the water, as anyone with an aquarium will attest. Those schools of fish caught in rising methane bubbles during sifting of rock layers beneath them will inevitably be affected. Fish cannot, for instance, hold their breath until the emergency passes! Nor do birds have such a mechanism.   EOZT

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 25, 2020 at 7:47pm

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkyq7g/why-this-years-locust-inv...

Why This Year's Locust Invasion Is Setting Off Global Panic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6bDrgQE-1U&feature=emb_logo
Huge swarms can devour so much in a day that they could cause a hunger crisis.
July 24 2020

As if 2020 hasn’t thrown enough curveballs already, desert locusts are setting off a global panic.

From Kenya to Pakistan to, most recently, Argentina, locust swarms have been on the move. The infestation is most advanced in East Africa, which is experiencing the worst locust outbreak in generations.

There’ve been six major locust plagues in the last century, one of which lasted nearly 13 years, according to the U.N. But the current infestation in East Africa is technically an upsurge, as defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization. Depending on locust control efforts and favorable breeding conditions in terms of moisture and soil, the upsurge could spread even further and get upgraded to a plague.

A locust can eat about 2 grams of food in a day. So, a New York City-sized swarm can devour the same amount of food consumed in a day by everyone in New York and California combined, presenting a serious problem: Nearly 5 million people in East Africa could face starvation this summer.

The risk of a hunger crisis comes as several affected countries already struggle to deal with supply chains disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The go-to strategy for locust control is to spray swarms with pesticides. Ground surveillance and targeted pesticide operations require the coordination of many players, including national governments and the Food Agriculture Organization.

“We need to have lots of people reporting the presence or absence of locusts, because that gives us an accurate map,” says David Hughes, an entomologist who leads Penn State's PlantVillage platform, where local scouts can log coordinates for any locust sightings.

Experts are also studying wind patterns to predict swarm movement and warn local communities of approaching pests.

First-generation swarms have been spotted forming along the Indo-Pakistan border. Swarms are also expected to move toward summer breeding areas in Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea through August.

and another:

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/locust-swarm-from-china-ravages-n...

Locust swarm from China ravages northern Vietnam bamboo forests, corn fields

July 25 2020

A locust swarm from China has been destroying bamboo forests and corn fields in Dien Bien Province in northern Vietnam since last week.

The yellow-spined bamboo locust (Ceracris kiangsu) swarm, which has an estimated 100-400 individuals per square meter, devoured bamboo leaves in 20 ha of forests in Po Nhu Kho and Ta Mieu villages in Muong Nhe District, Nguyen Trong Kinh, head of the province plant protection department, said on Friday.

They then moved on to corn fields, also spanning 20 ha, he said.

The department has sent personnel to the area to monitor and destroy the swarm, he said.

The insects have been making an appearance since 2015, often flying in from Laos in waves, but this is the first time they are coming from China, he said.

"It might be because Chinese localities near the border have been spraying pesticides. All individuals in the swarm are adults, which would breed and continue to spread."

Dien Bien, which borders Laos and China, is not the only Vietnam locality affected by locusts. Other border provinces like Son La, Cao Bang and Thanh Hoa also typically see swarms of yellow-spined bamboo locust every July, Nguyen Quy Duong, deputy head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s plant protection department, said.

"They only like to eat bamboo leaves and the like. If there are no bamboos, they destroy corns. Hopefully they will leave in a few days and the plants can recover."

The National Committee for Incident, Natural Disaster Response and Search and Rescue said it has requested the High Command of Military Region 2 to monitor the swarm’s movement and assist locals in destroying it if necessary.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 25, 2020 at 7:41pm

https://www.knom.org/wp/blog/2020/07/24/mystery-of-dying-seabirds-m...

Mystery Of Dying Seabirds: More Starving Birds Found in Bering Strait Region for Fourth Consecutive Year

July 24 2020

REPORTS OF DEAD SEABIRDS found on the shores of Western Alaska are being documented again this summer. According to local experts this would mark the fourth year in a row the Bering Strait region has seen a seabird die-off, if the number of bird casualties continue to rise.

Brandon Ahmasuk, Kawerak’s Vice President of Natural Resources, says for the region to see large numbers of dead seabirds for this many years is concerning.

“Like you mentioned, the last four years, maybe five now…the amount [of dead seabirds] that we’ve been getting is alarming.”

The latest reports of dead seabirds in the Bering Strait region came from Nome, within the last couple weeks. Robb Kaler with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), says the first report from the region this summer was for a dead murre found in Nome around June 2nd.

“That was a little bit later fortunately then we’ve been getting reports from Gay [Sheffield] from the Bering Strait region for the previous two or three years, so we were hopeful that maybe it wasn’t going to be another die-off year, but…”

But alas, the reports and observations are increasingly pointing to a seabird die-off in the Bering Strait region. This would be the fourth consecutive die-off for the region, although it’s been six years in a row that large scale seabird die-....

According to Kaler, the majority of the roughly 50 deceased birds reported last month were either murres or horned puffins. Most of them came from Nome while a couple were found in Shishmaref and on St. Lawrence Island.

And then, within the first two weeks of July, Gay Sheffield of Alaska Sea Grant said she received reports of an additional 60 dead seabirds. So far, initial test results from a handful of those birds have indicated that all of them were emaciated.

But, as Sheffield explains, the unanswered question remains: why were these birds and the hundreds from previous years, starving...

“So you have a skinny bird starving. That bird could either not find food, even though he’s healthy and looking for food; or he could be sick with something and not feel like eating. Those are two different avenues. If you start looking at starvation, you really want to know whether it’s a lack of food or if there’s an overlying problem.”

Since residents and scientists are finding multiple species of birds washing up dead in the region, Sheffield says she tends to think that indicates a larger scale issue going on in the Bering Sea ecosystem.

But, scientists with USFWS and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are still conducting their tests on the seabird carcasses to try to answer that question. Kaler says they are testing for a host of things like infectious diseases such as Avian flu, as well as biotoxins from Harmful Algal Blooms. So far infectious disease seems to have been ruled out for these particular seabirds.

Meanwhile residents of the Bering Strait region continue to rely on the birds and their eggs for subsistence. Ahmasuk says it appears that less harvesting is happening this year.

“So normally my family will go out to Sledge Island and get a cooler full of murre eggs. And I think this year my brother got one…Other communities, like Diomede, had very little egg harvest…So when you combine those two things and think about how that affects everything, then it gets scary.”

The hope was that this summer was going to be an opportunity to shed some light on this mysterious series of die-offs, but now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, essentially no outside research ve... to study the large-scale ecosystem-wide changes.

Sheffield says despite this survey setback, the Bering Strait region won’t be left floundering.

“Lack of scientific data in a region does not mean there’s a lack of knowledge. Our communities in the Bering Strait region utilize the seabirds every year, spring and fall, for food…When people are calling in with information that is not normal, that is immediately a highlight to me that we need to get an answer.”

While the region awaits more test results and answers from the federal agencies, Sheffield encourages Bering Strait residents to report any dead seabirds or unusual observations they find this summer.

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on July 2, 2020 at 11:23am

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana

Two elephants lie beside a watering hole

Mystery surrounds the "completely unprecedented" deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana over the last two months.

Dr Niall McCann said colleagues in the southern African country had spotted more than 350 elephant carcasses in the Okavango Delta since the start of May.

No one knows why the animals are dying, with lab results on samples still weeks away, according to the government.

Botswana is home to a third of Africa's declining elephant population.

Warning: Some people may find the following images upsetting

Dr McCann, of the UK-based charity National Park Rescue, told the BBC local conservationists first alerted the government in early May, after they undertook a flight over the delta.

"They spotted 169 in a three-hour flight," he said. "To be able to see and count that many in a three-hour flight was extraordinary.

"A month later, further investigations identified many more carcasses, bringing the total to over 350."

"This is totally unprecedented in terms of numbers of elephants dying in a single event unrelated to drought," he added.

An elephant lies dead in the bush

Back in May, Botswana's government ruled out poaching as a reason - noting the tusks had not been removed, according to Phys.org.

Read more :  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-53257512

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 2, 2020 at 8:10am

https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/hundreds-dead-fish-found-floating-...

Hundreds of Dead Fish Found Floating in Hudson River in Bergen County 

Jul 1 2020 - 5:06pm.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was called to the scene to assist in the investigation of a large number of fish found dead in the Hudson River in Bergen County today.
According to preliminary reports, at approximately 4:30 p.m., residents at 100 Tower Drive in Edgewater contacted police after observing nearly 400 dead fish floating in the river.
Several Bergen County police departments also received calls complaining of dead fish from the Ross Dock Picnic Area, Palisades Interstate Park, and residents in Fort Lee.

The incident is in its early stages of the investigation and officials have not released further details at this time.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 30, 2020 at 5:46am
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 25, 2020 at 9:41pm

https://globalnews.ca/news/7084080/missisquoi-bay-dead-fish/

Mysterious mass fish die-off observed in Missisquoi Bay

Posted June 19, 2020 7:31 am

Observers have been alarmed in recent days by hundreds of dead fish washing up on the shores of Missisquoi Bay in the Eastern Townships, near Quebec’s border with Vermont.

Frédéric Chouinard of the Organisme de bassin de versant de la baie Missisquoi (OBVBM) said several lifeless fish have been spotted every metre along the bay’s shore in the towns of Venise-en-Québec and Philipsburg, on the bay’s northern and eastern sides, respectively.

Chouinard noted that a variety of fish, including carp and pike, have been among those found dead on the beach, as have several birds.

It’s still unknown what’s causing the mass mortality event, or how long it’s been going on beneath the water’s surface, but Chouinard speculated that strong winds from the south are likely why the fish have been washing ashore in the two areas they’ve been sighted.

Two major episodes of mass fish mortality have been noted by the OBVBM in recent years. One, in 2005, was determined by Quebec’s environment ministry to be caused by the bacterium flexibacteriosis during a heat wave. The second was in 2012 and linked to cyanobacteria.

A third die-off involving only alewife was also observed in winter 2013.

The OBVBM has noted that human activity has accelerated the degradation of the Missisquoi Bay, in part by contributing nutrients that allow the development of cyanobacterium harmful to the local ecosystem and nearby humans alike.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 25, 2020 at 6:54pm

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2020/06/25/rain-blamed-dead-...

Rain blamed for dead fish in the Concho River in downtown San Angelo

San Angelo Standard-Times Published 10:27 a.m. CT June 25, 2020

SAN ANGELO — Thousands of fish were found dead by people walking along the Concho River on Thursday morning.
The Inland Fisheries San Angelo District - Texas Parks and Wildlife posted this explanation on its Facebook page:
"We are aware that a fish kill, due to oxygen depletion, is occurring on the Concho River in downtown San Angelo. This is resulting from the heavy rain we had few evenings ago. When we have several weeks of hot/dry weather followed by a heavy rain, organic material and stagnant water in the river gets stirred up into the water column and the process of decay uses up the oxygen in the water.


Boat crews with the city of San Angelo set out on the Concho River to collect thousands of dead fish Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Photo: Colin Murphey / San Angelo Standard-Times)

We have seen this scenario happen most every summer on the Concho River. Since larger fish have a higher oxygen demand, dissolved oxygen crashes tend to impact larger fish over smaller fish. As the decay process slows, oxygen levels should begin to rebound.
We measure oxygen in parts per million (PPM) and around 11:30 today dissolved oxygen levels were under 2 ppm near the crossing near the high school. Dissolved oxygen was slightly better, but still poor, at the Oakes Street section at 2.3-2.8 ppm. We'll check oxygen levels again prior to our scheduled catfish stocking on Friday."
Thousands of dead fish float on the surface of the Concho River in downtown San Angelo on Thursday, June 25, 2020. 

and another:

https://www.northaugustastar.com/news/savannah-riverkeeper-asking-f...

Savannah Riverkeeper asking for help to solve fish kill

Jun 25 2020

The Savannah Riverkeeper is asking for help from the public to identify the source of a fish kill in the river.
The organization is asking for fishermen, boaters and scientists to help.
“When you are out fishing, boating or walking along the river and catch or see dead/dying fish with sores, please let us know,” an email from the organization states.

The organization would like to collect dying fish, and ask that if someone catches a fish with sores on it, put it on ice and contact them so the fish can be collected.
The group also wants folks to take a close-up photo and record the GPS location and time of when each dead or dying fish is discovered.
Tonya Bonitatibus, the Savannah Riverkeeper, posted a video to Facebook on Tuesday, showing an eel and gar that had been found dead.

She said the running theory is that something has put a stressor in the river.
“The bacteria — a lot of them have sores — so the bacteria is being allowed to take over somehow. We are collecting water samples, having those analyzed, we are working with South Carolina and Georgia (Department of Natural Resources) to try and get them to be able to put the resources forward to help us figure out what’s going on.”
Bonitatibus said in the video to also let them know about any dead alligators, turtles or birds.
The organization’s website includes a map of where dead fish have been found, and has a submission form where people can send information.
Any microbiologists, chemists and ichthyologists interested in assisting the search for answers can contact mary@savannahriverkeeper.org.

Comment by SongStar101 on June 22, 2020 at 1:10am

Rare deep-sea fish washes up on NSW beach

https://www.9news.com.au/national/rare-deep-ocean-fish-washes-up-on...

A rare deep-sea fish, measuring over a metre long, has washed up on the NSW south coast.
The mystery fish with a flat head was found near Murrays Beach Boat Ramp in Jervis Bay by Wreck Bay Council workers on Wednesday. Stumped at the find they took the species to Booderee National Park's main office for identification.
The species, identified as a crested bandfish, has only 30 occurrence records listed on the Atlas of Living Australia and is rarely photographed.

The long fish has a flat head and bulbous eyes so it can see in the dark waters of the deep ocean. ( Parks Australia / Dion Maple)

The species is thought to feed on squids. It has an ink sac for defence and large eyes to help it see in the dark of the deep ocean.
Park staff do not know how the fish found its way to Jervis Bay but are excited about the find nonetheless.
"What a find," they wrote in a Facebook post yesterday.
"It's so rare the image on Wikipedia is just a drawing."
They added that their photos have now been uploaded to Fishes of Australia .

Glasses placed next to the deep-sea fish give an indication of its size. (Parks Australia / Dion Maple)

The crested bandfish is not the only deep-sea creature to wash up this week.
On Sunday a woman and her husband stumbled upon the remains of a giant squid on a beach in South Africa.
The dead sea creature weighed more than 300kg and spanned four metres.

The dead giant squid was washed up on Golden Mile Beach in Brittania Bay, near Cape Town in South Africa. (Photo: Adéle Grosse © Iziko Museums of South Africa) (Supplied)

"Oh my word, seeing it at first really took my breath away," Adele Grosse told Live Science.
"Honestly, it looked like a majestic prehistoric animal."
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Rare deep-sea unicornfish pops up in fishing net off Imizu

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13437593

UOZU, Toyama Prefecture--When Taku Suganuma hauled up his fixed fishing net off the coast of Imizu, he made a catch of the day that he had never seen before.

The strange fish had a unique face with a protruding head, rippling its dorsal fin and shaking its 1-meter-long silver body.

Suganuma, 24, caught the fish on the Shintokumaru fishing boat, which sails out of Imizu, in the early hours of May 15, when the firefly squid fishing season was coming to an end.

At first, he thought it was a lowsail ribbonfish, which is often caught in nets during this season. However, a younger colleague knowledgeable about fish species said it might be a deep-sea North Pacific crestfish, aka unicornfish.

Suganuma decided to give the fish to the Uozu Aquarium because of its rarity.

According to records kept by the aquarium, a North Pacific crestfish hadn't been spotted in Toyama Prefecture for more than 30 years since one was found washed up at the mouth of the Katakaigawa river in Uozu in 1988. However, eight of the unicornfish either were caught or were snared in nets between February and April last year.

The North Pacific crestfish is characterized by a red dorsal fin and releases black ink from its anus in response when it senses danger.

It is believed that the fish lives in the intermediate layer at depths between 200 and 1,000 meters offshore, but details about its life remain unknown because it is rarely caught.

Specimens usually quickly die due to differences in the water temperature and other factors when brought to the surface. Only one of the eight fish taken to the aquarium remained alive for about an hour.

It released a large amount of ink several times as it swam around in a large tank containing 16 tons of seawater, instantly limiting visibility to only 10 centimeters ahead.

Tomoharu Kimura, a breeder and researcher at the aquarium, said that the white flesh of the fish is crunchy like flounder when served as sashimi, while it tastes bland and plain.

A close look at the contents of its stomach provided hints of the North Pacific crestfish's life and ecosystem, as well as a threat to marine life: plastic waste.

A North Pacific crestfish hauled onto a fishing boat in Toyama Bay off the coast of Imizu, Toyama Prefecture, on May 15

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2020 at 6:37am

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/massive-fish-die-off-his-ohio-shores...

Massive Fish Die-Off Hits Ohio Shores of Lake Erie

Thousands of fish have started washing up in Lake Erie
We can all agree that 2020 has been a stressful and bizarre year. Some Ohio residents just starting to return to the beaches on Lake Erie as things slowly open back up from the coronavirus pandemic found an ominous-looking sight among the sand and surf.
Dead fish. Thousands of them. Fox 8 News out of Cleveland reports the fish first started to wash ashore last week near Toledo and now are being found near Vermilion too. Aside from being disgusting and smelly, the sight had some residents worried something was amiss and the reports starting flooding into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Fortunately, after a little investigation, they realized the only fish being affected were freshwater drum, aka: "Sheepshead." Because the problem is species-specific and it is too early in the summer for destructive algae blooms, the fish are dying because of natural conditions and the ODNR says this is just the nature of the species. ODNR spokeswoman Jamey Emmert told Fox 8 News that as unpleasant as the die-off is, many scavenging species will benefit from the extra meals as a result.

"Every spring we experience a pretty massive fish kill, but it's nothing to concern Ohioans about because this is pretty typical stuff," Emmert told the station.
The wild, fluctuating weather this spring made conditions tough for the drum, which are already sensitive to temperature change. Combine that with the stress of spawning season and it was a perfect recipe for a natural fish die-off.
"It got really warm and then it got really cold and it got really warm again," Emmert told the station. "And it's stressful for us, but typically humans can hack it even if we get pretty frustrated by it."
Considering the crazy news cycle of unbelievable headlines this year, we cannot blame Ohio residents for being concerned when they see more fish than normal dead on the shores. It makes for an ominous picture. Thankfully, it is simply a sign that nature is working as she normally should.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 27, 2020 at 4:31pm

https://au.news.yahoo.com/riverina-community-furious-after-thousand...

'Absolutely putrid': Community furious after thousands of dead fish found

Australia 25 May 2020

A major fish kill in NSW's Riverina region has caused huge uproar in the community with calls for more government support.
Thousands of dead fish found on the shore of Lake Wyangan northwest of Griffith were reported by locals on Saturday. They included the murray cod, yellow belly perch and bony bream.
NSW Murray MP Helen Dalton visited the lake on Monday and found it to be "absolutely putrid, dark in colour, full of foam and sludge with dead native fish floating up on the shore".
Footage which Ms Dalton shared on Facebook showed fish of various sizes lying dead along the shore.
The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP compared the situation with that of the Menindee fish kill where an estimated one million fish died in January 2019.

"Over this past year, I've written urgent letters to NSW government departments urging action on Lake Wyangan and they've done nothing," Ms Dalton said.
"We have about 20 government departments that are supposed to look after our waterways but none of them seem to give a damn about water quality."
Griffith City Council said on Monday the incident was reported immediately to the NSW Environmental Protection Agency and NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Council general manager Brett Stonestreet said in a statement water samples along with samples from each fish species had been sent away for testing and that it was too soon to speculate on what caused the fish kill.
Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi said the council is working to control sediment inflow and improve water quality at the lake through the construction of a series of sedimentation ponds and wetlands while also trying to discourage the growth of blue-green algae through circulation of the water.

and another:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/scores-of-dead-fish-foun...

Scores of dead fish found along Boisar coast as lockdown restrictions on industries ease

A zoologist has attributed to the deaths due to heavy pollution of discharge of effluents from the several chemical units lining the Navapur coast
Mumbai Updated: May 24, 2020 20:09 IST

Scores of dead Indian mullet fish were found dead along the Navapur coast in Boisar MIDC area since the ease of lockdown norms in the past few days.
A zoologist has attributed to the deaths due to heavy pollution of discharge of effluents from the several chemical units lining the Navapur coast. Prior to the lockdown, no such incidents were reported.
“The dead fish belongs to a local variety which is consumed by the locals. The incident was reported in Dandi-Navapur area in Boisar,” said Prof Bhushan Bhoir, zoologist, Sonopant Dandekar College, Palghar.
“It seems the untreated effluents from the chemical units were discharged directly into the Navapur creek, leading to the deaths,” said Bhoir.

Even the colour of the water has changed from brown to reddish since Friday evening, he said.
Kundan Dhawne, member, Akhil Bharatiya Mangela Samaj Parishad has complained to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Tarapur to initiate action against the guilty chemical owners who discharged the effluents into the creek.
Earlier during the lockdown period, the colour of the water was near clear and small fish which we could not see since the past decade started to swim around, said Dhawne. Within a span of just eight days since the restrictions on industries were lifted, the fish deaths have been reported, he said.

Bhoir said, earlier the dissolved oxygen content (DO) in the Navapur Dandi creek was 4.5mg/litre while the same DO at Satpati was 7.2 mg/litre and Vadrai creek was 6.081 mg/litre.
On the day when the fish deaths occurred, the DO was a mere 1.2 mg/lt. A minimum of 3.5 mg/lt oxygen is required in water for the marine species to survive, said Bhoir.
Now with the industry resuming, the effluents are discharged into the creek. Because of this, the oxygen dissolved in water reacted with the chemicals. As a result, hypoxic conditions were created in the creek killing several small and young fish during the low tide. All adult fish travelled deep into the Arabian Sea and small fish suffered from hypoxia and died, said Bhoir.

Manish Holkar, deputy regional officer, MPCB, Tarapur said, “We are aware of the fish deaths in Navapur-Dandi creek and we have collected the water as well as fish samples to ascertain the exact cause behind the deaths. We are waiting for the lab results and if the chemical units are found guilty, we will take punitive action against them, including issuing closure notices and disconnecting water and power supply to the errant units,” said Holkar.

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