Friday, January 07, 2011

Dead Animals Worldwide: No Speculation Here

December 18, 2010
Barangay Ibo, Lapu Lapu City, Philippines
Inquirer.netResidents gather, eat dead fish floating in barangay Ibo
Cause - "Pollution is the most common cause of a fishkill. But Dr. Rodulfo Berame, chief of the City health Department, said it could also be a result of the seasonal low tide in December."

January 4, 2011
Arkansas, USA
FoxNews - Fireworks Likely Caused 3,000 Ark Bird Deaths
Cause - Fireworks...

January 4, 2011
Louisiana, USA
USAToday - Louisiana has Mass Bird Deaths Just Days After Arkansas
Cause - "power lines likely killed about 450 birds, littering a highway near Baton Rouge."

January 7, 2011
Maryland, USA
CNN - 2 Million Fish Found Dead in Maryland
Cause - "Cold water stress exacerbated by a large population of the affected species (juvenile spot fish) appears to be the cause of the kill"

USGS National Wildlife Health Center