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


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.


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: (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


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


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 yesterday

Almost 15,000 fish killed near Nenagh – Inland Fisheries Ireland
A large fill kill occurred on the Ollatrim River, a tributary of the Nenagh River in Co Tipperary.
17 Jul 2018

In total, 14,749 fish were found dead over a five kilometre stretch of the river Ollatrim in Co Tipperary.

The majority of the dead fish were lampreys (10,500), with brown trout (1,400), Stoneloach (805), Minnow (1,820), Salmon (70), Crayfish (70) and Stickleback (84) also among the dead.


Inland Fisheries Ireland immediately commenced an investigation following the discovery of the fish. Indications are that the fish kill occurred on Sunday 8 July.

This is the largest fish kill of Lamprey, a protected species, in recent years and it is anticipated that recovery will take several years.

The investigation to identify the source of the fish kill is continuing this week. The cause appears to have been a chemical agent, possibly a herbicide or pesticide, which has now passed through the system.


In the wake of the discovery, Inland Fisheries Ireland has advised the public and the farming community that if they are using spraying equipment to be aware that these herbicide and pesticide chemicals, even when diluted with water, are liable to be extremely toxic to all aquatic species.

Any mixing must be done far from natural watercourses, especially in the current conditions when diluting waters are in short supply, therefore increasing the toxicity of the chemical.

Inland Fisheries Ireland has a confidential hotline for the reporting of incidents by telephone on 1890 34 74 24 or 1890 FISH 24.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo yesterday

Thousands of dead fish found in Maricopa community ponds

9:24 PM, Jul 16, 2018

MARICOPA, AZ - Residents of a Maricopa neighborhood are growing concerned over a large number of dead fish being found in their community ponds.

“My first reaction was, 'what the heck is going on here?'” said resident Kevin Mcclelland. 

“Probably another two, three hundred down there, just scattered all over the lake,” said another resident. 

People living in the Rancho El Dorado subdivision in Maricopa said it’s not just the sight of thousands of dead fish but the smell.

“I have a fan outside in my backyard trying to blow the odor away from coming in the house, so it’s very bad,” said Mcclelland. 

On Saturday, Mcclelland said he noticed the fish were acting odd.

“Saturday morning I noticed fish bobbing up and down out of the water, I thought they were trying to get gnats on top of the water, but I noticed more than one,” said Mcclelland. 

What they were doing was trying to get air. 

“It’s typically called a summer kill,” said Marc Dahlberg, with Arizona Fish and Game. 

Arizona Fish and Game say large fish kills like this happen when oxygen is depleted from the water during the summer months. 

Dahlberg said some cloudy days could halt the growth of aquatic plants, the main producer of oxygen. 

“After a while, the oxygen disappears, and the fish start dying,” said Dahlberg, who is not investigating the kill due to it being on private property. 

To keep it from happening, most large ponds have aeration systems to keep the water rich with oxygen. 

In a letter from the communities HOA, they say the system had broken down. For a community built on the water and backyards to take advantage of it, residents say it’s time for action. 

“This is not the first time it has happened, so I hope they get their stuff together this time cause a third time definitely will not be a charm,” said Mcclelland. 

ABC15 reached out to the community's HOA for an interview but were told they had no comment. In their email to residents, HOA officials say they are stepping up to fix the problem immediately. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo yesterday

At least 50 birds found dead around the Mall of Abilene

Friday, July 13th 2018

Dozens of birds were mysteriously found dead around the Mall of Abilene.

The mall's general manager, Steven Niles, told KTXS that his staff discovered at least 50 purple martins dead on the mall's property

Niles said that he believes that lightning is to blame and that this was an isolated incident.

Annaliese Scoggin, a district biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department based in Taylor County, drove around the Mall of Abilene on Friday to see where the dead birds were found.

Scoggin said that she first learned of the dead birds found at the mall on Thursday.

"Some had been taken to the [Abilene] Zoo for the bird rehab [program] because they were still alive," Scoggin said. "There were several dozen that were found dead."

However, there is a lot of uncertainty about how the birds died.

Scoggin said that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has not determined yet what caused the death of the birds found outside of the mall.

"We don't have a reason for them dying off, but it sounds like the [Abilene] Zoo may be sending some to the wildlife health center for further testing," Scoggin said.

Photos were sent to KTXS by a viewer that showed dozens of birds lying on the grass, with a few birds even discovered hanging between trees.

Niles, who refused to speak on-camera, said that his staff, along with Abilene Animal Services, scooped up the birds on Thursday between the McDonald's and First Financial Bank.

The American Bird Conservancy stated on its website that the global population of purple martins is on the decline because of the use of pesticides.

KTXS asked Scoggin what the likelihood was that lightning actually killed the birds.

"Lightning has been known to cause bird deaths, you typically see it in a very small, localized area," Scoggin said. "Because I didn't see the birds, I can't say whether it was lightning or not."

Scoggin said that if someone finds a dead bird, they should not bother to pick it up.

and another:

Park lake sealed off over dead ducks discovered in suspected outbreak of 'avian botulism'

Water samples from Alexandra Park in Oldham are being tested to see if animals died as a result of the paralysing and fatal disease disease that affects wild and captive birds

The park has been taped off after emergency services were called to the scene following reports that a number of birds, believed to be ducks, were found dead in the water.

According to the Animal and Plant Health Agency, birds who contract avian botulism are unable to use their legs or wings and they can’t fly.

It can also paralyse a bird’s neck muscles stopping it from holding its head, the Manchester Evening News reports.

They say the creatures can remain in this state for a number of days and death is often due to respiratory failure and/or drowning.

Outbreaks are common in England and Wales, but are more frequent during warm summers.

Alexandra Park was closed off for several hours, with officials at the scene telling the M.E.N that it would remain shut until warning signs were put up.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Public Health England, Oldham Council , the ambulance service and the RSPCA were all involved in the operation.

Police were also alerted to the incident.

A spokesman for the RSPCA said that ‘where possible’ sick birds have been taken to local vets.

They added: “This is a very distressing situation and it is suspected the birds are suffering from avian botulism, a disease which sadly is quite common in extremely hot weather.

“Where possible, we have contained and transported sick birds to local vets.

“We have been working closely with the park authorities who have responsibility for the site and advising them on how to deal with the situation. We will continue to assist as necessary.”

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said that three crews attended, along with a Tactical Response Unit and Water Incident Unit.

They said: “We were called at 5.33pm to reports that a number of birds had died in the water at the park.

“We are assisting authorities as they work to establish the cause of the deaths.”

Late on Friday, Oldham Council posted on Twitter that the park would be open to the public on Saturday, but issued a warning to park users

A statement from Public Health England said: “Public Health England are aware of reports of dead birds suspected to be from Avian Botulism at Alexandra Park, Oldham.

“Avian botulism outbreaks in wild waterbirds occur relatively frequently in ponds and lakes in England and Wales in periods when there is less oxygen in the water, such as during heat waves, because the bacteria which release the botulin toxin can occur in these conditions.

"The type of botulin toxin most commonly associated with avian botulism has not been reported to be associated with human disease and therefore the risk to human health is considered to be very low.

“However, as a precautionary measure for any lake or pond where dead birds have been found, we would advise: not drinking from the lake, avoiding swimming or paddling in the lake, avoiding any water sports on the lake, preventing pets from entering the water and not eating any fish from the lake."

Aviation botulism does not present a risk to human health, however people should seek further advice if they have been into the water or ingested it.

According to the Animal and Plant Health Agency, birds who contract the disease are unable to use their legs or wings and they can’t fly. It can also paralyse a bird’s neck muscles stopping it from holding its head.

They say the creatures can remain in this state for a number of days and death is often due to respiratory failure and/or drowning.

Comment by SongStar101 on Friday

Orcas of the Pacific Northwest Are Starving and Disappearing

SEATTLE — For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest.

Normally four or five calves would be born each year among this fairly unique urban population of whales — pods named J, K and L. But most recently, the number of orcas here has dwindled to just 75, a 30-year-low in what seems to be an inexorable, perplexing decline.

Listed as endangered since 2005, the orcas are essentially starving, as their primary prey, the Chinook, or king salmon, are dying off. Just last month, another one of the Southern Resident killer whales — one nicknamed “Crewser” that hadn’t been seen since last November — was presumed dead by the Center for Whale Research.

In March, Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order directing state agencies to do more to protect the whales, and in May he convened the Southern Resident Orca Task Force, a group of state, tribal, provincial and federal officials, to devise ways to stem the loss of the beloved regional creature. “I believe we have orcas in our soul in this state,” he said. At another point, he wrote of the whales and Chinook salmon that “the impacts of letting these two species disappear would be felt for generations.”

The orcas are also facing a new threat. The recent agreement between the Canadian government and Kinder Morgan to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline would multiply oil tanker traffic through the orcas’ habitat by seven times, according to some estimates, and expose them to excessive noise and potential spills. Construction is set to begin in August, despite opposition from Governor Inslee and many environmentalists.

In the late 1990s, there were nearly 100 of these giant whales in the population. Following the salmon, they migrate in the Salish Sea to the northern coast of British Columbia and often surface in the south at Puget Sound within sight of downtown Seattle, especially during the spring and summer months. The males, which can weigh up to 22,000 pounds, typically live about 30 years, and females, up to 16,000 pounds, survive longer — up to 50 or 60 years, although one J-pod member, Granny, lived to be 105 years old.

Not only are there fewer calves in recent years, but signs of inbreeding also point to a weakening population. In the 1970s and 80s, theme parks like Sea World captured nearly 4 dozen orcas from the region, possibly shrinking the pods’ gene pool. In the last three decades, just two males fathered half the calves in the last three decades, and only a third of the females are breeding, just once every decade instead of every five years. Researchers worry that reproducing females are aging out of the population, and won’t be replaced.

Some conservationists are concerned that the orcas’ decline is another sign of a marine ecosystem in collapse. Beginning in 2013, something known as “The Blob” — a gigantic mass of nutrient poor, extremely warm water — warmed the Pacific from Mexico to Alaska, as much as six degrees above normal. Several years ago, starfish succumbed to a wasting disease and vanished from tide pools.

Scientists suspect the biggest contributing factor endangering the orcas may be the disappearance of Chinook salmon, which is also endangered. The whales eat 30 a day, and hunting enough smaller prey requires a lot more energy.CreditSteve Martarano/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, via Associated Press

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 20, 2018 at 4:17am

MTO called in after 'thousands' of dead birds found along Ontario highway

Dead animals on highway

Dead animals lie strewn across Concession Road 3 in Adjala-Tosorontio Township June 19, 2018.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:50PM EDT

The Ministry of Transportation has been called in after dead animals were reportedly found strewn across several kilometres of a rural road southwest of Barrie.

In a message to CP24, Teresa Stewart said she was driving west on County Road 89 in Adjala-Tosorontio Township Tuesday morning when she turned north on Concession Road 3 and came across a disturbing sight. 

“I couldn’t figure out what it was,” Stewart said. “The stench hit first. As it thinned out I realized they were animals.”

She said the trail of dead animals, which she guessed might be chickens, went on for several kilometres.

Shocked, Stewart called police to report the find.

Ontario Provincial Police confirmed to that they received a call about “thousands” of dead animals strewn across the road.

Police said the Ministry of Transportation is aware of the situation and the roads department is attending the scene.

However it’s still not clear where the animals came from.

The Ministry of Transportation could not immediately be reached for comment.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 13, 2018 at 5:56pm

Hundreds of tons of dead herring wash up on Russian coast


Thousands of Pacific herring fish have mysteriously washed up dead along the coast of the Piltun Bay in northeastern Sakhalin, Russia.

Sakhalin Environment Watch conducted measurements along a 30 km stretch of coast, starting at the mouth of the River Kadylaniy — the pipeline outlet of Project Sakhalin-I, used for oil and gas production, run by Exxon — to the lake Krivun. The group found dead herring of all sizes and ages at 28 different points.

Since 2003, six of the world’s 10 record-setting extended reach drilling wells have been drilled on the site of Sakhalin-I.

Each of these areas measures 10 metres long and wide. The most major point of dead herrings lies near the mouth of the River Khalichikova in an area covering 440 square metres and a width of about 30 cm, equalling approximately 93 tons of fish.

Original reports began coming from local residents on June 7, Sakhalin Environment Watch reported, by which time the Okhinsky Department of the Sakhalin-Kuril Territorial Management was on its way to investigate. Samples were taken but no comprehensive investigation or analysis was conducted.

Sakhalin Environment Watch has taken samples that will be sent to Moscow for analysis, the transport and funding of which is aided by Greenpeace Russia. The total mass of area of death and its causes have not yet been assessed.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 31, 2018 at 4:06am

Heat and lack of oxygen suffocated thousands of fish at Houston Yacht Club

May 30 2018

The hot weather is being looked at as a possible cause for the death of thousands, if not millions of dead fish washing up at the Houston Yacht Club.

Fish kills happen in southeast Texas. That's a part of the circle of life, according to state officials.

In this case, the fish known as Menhaden, shad, or shiners found themselves with not enough oxygen.

One woman told ABC13

the first sign of trouble was the air conditioner on her boat stopped working.

"When I got out here, it was like snow all over," Athena Barrett said.

Everywhere you look at the Houston Yacht Club, you see the same thing: dead fish.

Boat owners say they have seen summertime fish kills in the past as hot weather depletes oxygen supplies in the water, but the size of this event is surprising.

This is not the first fish kill reported this year.

For boat owners, the dead fish clog intake lines used to cool engines and air conditioners, so those will have to be cleaned.

"Got to clean out my strainers, potentially clogged through hulls that can be rotted out. Basic

ally a day or two of cleaning up," Brett told ABC13.

And then there is the smell. Because more fish are dying, it could take up to two weeks for the fish to go away, and that will make things unpleasant to say the least.

State officials have seen kills so far in Galveston, Matagorda Bay, Sims Bayou and now at the Houston Yacht Club. They say the depleted oxygen is the leading cause of those fish kills so far.

According to ABC13 Meteorologist Travis Herzog, the nearest water temperature measurement in the bay (at Eagle Point) showed the temperature warmed four degrees Tuesday, from 87 degrees in the morning to 91 degrees between 4-7 p.m.

That's a big swing, and that's hot for this time of year.

"Typically, about this time of year, you will see a small fish kill. This is bigger than I have ever seen," said Brett Barrett, who lives on a boat.

"Every now and then, you see that kind of fish kill... stagnant. Lack of oxygen. A little bit of a die off," said David Dillman, the manager of

Eagle Point Fishing Camp in San Leon.

Dillman says the fish are a minuscule amount, compared to what he's seen out in the bay.

He also says don't let fish kills like this discourage you, and that it's time to actually go fishing, but just further out in the water.

"As good as it gets. You can't ask for anything better than that," Dillman says.

Comment by SongStar101 on May 30, 2018 at 9:07am

New Zealand 'marine heatwave' brings tropical fish from 3,000km away

Out-of-place Queensland groper seen off New Zealand coast after water temperatures soared

Rare tropical fish from Australia have been spotted in New Zealand waters after a record-breaking hot summer and warm ocean temperatures lured the creatures across the Tasman sea.

The Queensland groper, also known as the giant grouper, is the aquatic emblem of the state and was spotted swimming around the wreck of the HMNZ Canterbury in the Bay of Islands on Sunday, more than 3,000 kilometres away from its usual cruising spots on the coral reefs and estuaries off the Queensland coast.

New Zealand experienced its hottest summer on record this year, largely propelled by a “marine heatwave” during which sea temperatures rose as much as six degrees in some areas, and 2-4 in the region where the groper was spotted.

Figures released by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research found the average temperature during January was 20.3C – more than three degrees above normal.

The Queensland groper, a bony fish that can grow up to three metres long and weigh 600kg, is a protected species in Australia, was spotted and recorded by a skipper from Paihia Dive, a small coastal town in the far north of the country.

The fish are known for their curious natures, and often approach divers. Craig Johnston, owner of Paihia Dive, said it was “very rare” to see them, and the odds of their survival were slim once sea temperatures dipped below 18 degrees.

“This is unusual, I’ve been working in the industry 20 years and there hasn’t been a season like this before, it’s quite incredible,”

Johnston said Australian marine life end up in New Zealand when they “hop on” the East Auckland current, which begins life as the East Australian current and runs along the coast before making its way to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

The water in New Zealand was generally too cold for the fish to breed, and they would usually die by winter.

Sightings of marine life not usually present in New Zealand waters have been noted around the country this year, including kingfish in Dunedin Harbour, garden eels in the Kermadec Islands (1,000km north of New Zealand), sergeant major damselfish, striated frog fish and Lord Howe Moray in Northland and lion’s mane jellyfish in Wellington Harbour.

The heatwave also led to a boom in land-based animals, including an explosion in the rodent population, which was predicted to increase 10-fold by the spring, due to an abundance in food supply.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 17, 2018 at 4:40am
16 May 2018

BELIZE CITY, Mon. May 14, 2018– On May 8, Ambergris Today reported that dead fish had washed ashore near Sandy Toes Beach Bar and Grill on the island. Among the dead fish were sardines, needlenose fishes, and puffer fishes.

Naturally, the residents of the island were concerned about this unusual occurrence, and wondered what could have been causing it. There was no obvious answer, but there was much speculation about possible causes, including a strong rip current, a low tide leaving the fish stranded out of the water, and Sargasso toxins poisoning the fishes.

According to Ambergris Today, “the thick Sargasso layer floating on the beach has settled on the seabed and the water is being tainted red. Some believe that the rotting Sargasso toxins could be the culprit of the dying fish, but last night’s incident is isolated only by the Sandy Toes area.”

While residents of Ambergris Caye find this occurrence unusual, this is not uncommon for Orange Walk residents.

On May 8, News5 reported on fish being found dead in New River, Orange Walk. Some of the fishes that were seen floating in the river were tilapias and tarpons. According to the residents, however, this is a yearly occurrence and they speculate that it is caused by the Tower Hill Sugar Factory’s dumping of toxic chemicals.

An expert confirmed to us that the toxins could have caused oxygen depletion in both the Ambergris Caye and the New River incidents. In relation to the Sargasso toxins, it is possible that the fish in the area of Sandy Toes Beach received a concentrated dose, which would explain why only the fish in that isolated area were dying, that expert  said.

However, the idea of a low tide leaving the fish stranded is also plausible, we were told.

We attempted extensively to get in touch with officers at the Fisheries Department for a comment on the situation, and to ask about measures to mitigate the problem, but were told that the staff was not in. We also attempted to contact Beverly Wade, Director of Fisheries, a number of times, but we were repeatedly told that she was also out of office.

May 8 also saw the death of a manatee in the Belize River. A Belize City resident told Amandala that near her family’s restaurant, Marlin’s, a dead manatee with its intestines hanging out was spotted.

Breaking Belize News also reported that pictures of another dead manatee drifting in the Belize River were circulating on social media shortly after the first manatee was found.

Furthermore, on April 17, four dead manatees were found in the Belize River, already decomposing. It was speculated that gillnets could have been the cause of these deaths.

and another:

Thousands of dead fish found along river bank in UP

16 May 2018

Thousands of dead fish were found along the banks of River Ganga within five kilometre of Kannauj and four kilometres in Unnao over the past one day. It is suspected that this has happened due to discharge of poisonous material into the water.

Samples of water and the dead fish were sent for analysis at the Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL) and the fisheries department of Uttar Pradesh.

Pilgrims and local persons first spotted the dead fish at Kannauj’s Mehandighat. Later, more dead fish was reportedly found in Unnao and Bilhur, it was reported.

Kannauj district magistrate Ravindra Kumar visited the spot along with experts of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) and the National Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. Experts suspected that industrial units in Shahjahanpur discharged toxic material into Garra river.

According to UPPCB officials (add URL), downstream Garra river merges with the Ganga in Kannauj and the toxic matter may have flown right down to Kannauj causing such massive death of fish. Kumar assured the reasons would be made public by the weekend.

Regional officer of UPPCB Kuldip Mishra meanwhile said it was being suspected that this may have not have happened accidentally. Experts suggested the colour of water had turned pitch black near Nanamau, which raised suspicion of foul play

The district administration asked panchayat employees to clear the area, warning people not to consume the dead fish because it may lead to diarrhoea, gastro enteric and liver disorders

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 7, 2018 at 3:25am

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