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Comment by Yamkin 5 minutes ago

8,000 Turkeys to be killed due to another outbreak of avian flu in Ontario, Canada
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that a third farm in Oxford County, Ont., has been infected with H5 avian influenza.
 
H5 avian influenza confirmed on 2nd farm in Ontario
 
Bird flu can be detected in minutes with new device
 
29 Ontario farms under bird flu quarantine, CFIA says
 
The agency is estimating around 8,000 turkeys will be euthanized on the farm. 
 
The virus was first detected on an Oxford County farm in early April with 44,800 turkeys affected. More than a week later a second Oxford County farm tested positive with 27,000 broiler breeder chickens infected.
 
Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most bird flu viruses do not infect humans or pose a food safety risk when poultry products are properly handled and cooked.
 
The CFIA has set up two avian influenza control zones, which each span a 10-kilometre radius. One is located in Oxford County and the other covers portions of Oxford County and Waterloo County.
 
All poultry farms within those zones are under quarantine, meaning no poultry within those areas can leave the premises.
Courtesy of cbc.ca
Comment by Yamkin 12 minutes ago

Fish kill along the shores of a lake
in Florida, USA
Dying fish along shores of Lake Searcy in Seminole County have some residents concerned about what might be in the water.
 
Sean Maltby said he lives where he does for the beauty of the area.
 
"I come out here and relax on one of the most beautiful, pretty lakes in Longwood," Maltby said.
 
But these days his front-row view is not quite what he bargained for.
 
"All that stuff you see in the water is dead fish," Maltby said, pointing to the lake.
 
The city of Longwood is trying to determine what is killing the fish. Channel 9's Janine Reyes was told that it is believed algae blooms are to blame.
 
The blooms can deprive the water of oxygen, causing several fish to die at once.
 
"You've got bass that might be 10 years old that have been around for a long time and they just die. That's a big impact on the lake," Maltby said.
 
Maltby said he knows fish kills happen from time to time and if it was just dead fish he was finding he wouldn't be so concerned. Maltby told Reyes that animals that are eating those fish are dying as well.
 
"My question is, why would an animal die from eating another animal that died from suffocation," Maltby said.
 
He said he is concerned the problem might be man-made. He said stormwater runoff makes its way to the lake and he wonders if that carried something deadly for the fish.
 
"It's a shame. It's a crime against nature," Maltby said.
 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said they will get involved if there is a violation to pursue. On Saturday, they would only confirm that an investigation into the fish kill is ongoing.
Courtesy of wftv.com
Comment by Yamkin 20 minutes ago

71,000 birds to be killed due to avian flu
in North Dakota, USA
The presence of bird flu has been confirmed in a second poultry flock in North Dakota.
 
The state Agriculture Department says the H5 virus is in a commercial flock in LaMoure County that includes about 69,000 turkeys and about 2,000 chickens. The operation has been quarantined and the flock will be destroyed.
 
The state is still waiting on confirmation of whether the virus is the H5N2 strain that has cost Midwestern chicken and turkey producers more than 7 million birds since early March. But the Agriculture Department says whatever strain it is, it is highly contagious.
 
The H5N2 virus was confirmed at a Dickey County poultry farm earlier this month. The 40,000 turkeys are being destroyed.
Courtesy of kfgo.com
Comment by Yamkin 26 minutes ago

Large die off of fish in a river
in Harbin, China
People in Harbin, April 25 (Yang Haiquan) recently, Hulan district section in Hulan River, Harbin city there are lots of dead fish was reported. April 21, the environmental authorities sent emergency personnel to the Hulan River in Harbin promptly investigate and deal with the phenomenon of dead fish were found in two reach confirmed Zhao lanxinhe Hulan erdao river water pollution from upstream sewage discharge, so far, have not detected specific pollution sources. Harbin Environmental Bureau is based on the development of the Hulan river pollution investigation programme, initiated a full investigation.
Courtesy of hlj.people.com.cn
Comment by Yamkin 32 minutes ago

2.6 MILLION birds killed due to avian flu, 'state of emergency' in Minnesota, USA
Minnesota is the second state to declare an emergency due to a fast-spreading bird flu epidemic at poultry farms across the Midwest. The highly contagious H5N2 strain of avian influenza has led to the killing of more than 7.3 million birds in the US.
 
In Minnesota, H5N2 has been found on 46 farms in 16 counties, affecting more than 2.6 million turkeys and chickens, Reuters reported. No human infections have been reported in this outbreak.
 
"There's no reason for anybody in the state of Minnesota to be concerned about their own health," Governor Mark Dayton (D) said at a press conference on Thursday after declaring the state of emergency.
 
Nevertheless, state health officials said they were expediting prescriptions for the antiviral drug Tamiflu for farm workers and others who have been in direct contact with infected flocks. That step follows recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
The 140 people in the state who have worked directly with sick birds have been monitored by the Minnesota Department of Health. None have tested positive for bird flu, the department's spokesman, Michael Schommerm, said.
 
Minnesota is the nation’s largest turkey producer, and 45 commercial turkey farms and one “backyard flock” of poultry ‒ 151 birds ‒ have been struck by the bird flu thus far, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
 
On Thursday the bird flu spread from turkeys to chickens, as a farmer in northwestern Minnesota said his egg-laying operation with 300,000 chickens had been infected.
 
“This is a moving target, and the number of farms affected has continued to increase,” Dayton said. “We don’t know what the ceiling will be.”
 
If the problem is not addressed quickly, bird flu is capable of destroying an entire flock in less than 48 hours.
 
Two bird flu strains have been discovered in the United States this year. The H5N2 strain is in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. It has also been identified on farms in Ontario, Canada.
 
The H5N8 strain has been identified in California and also in Idaho, according to US Department of Agriculture data.
 
Minnesota followed in Wisconsin’s footsteps in declaring a state of emergency. Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) authorized the state’s National Guard to assist authorities responding to the bird flu in three counties. It has been found in six Wisconsin flocks affecting over a million chickens and turkeys, WITI reported.
 
Wisconsin must act "quickly and efficiently to contain the outbreak and protect domestic poultry," Walker said when he declared the state of emergency.
 
In Iowa on Monday, more than 5.3 million hens were scheduled be euthanized at an egg-laying facility after the majority of them were found to be contaminated with the lethal H5N2 strain.
 
Iowa is home to more than 58 million egg-laying hens, according to the USDA. It produces one-fifth of all eggs consumed in the US.
 
Authorities have not pinpointed the source of the bird flu, which is believed to have spread from hen to hen via bird droppings. There is a theory it could have originated from wild birds traveling through the Mississippi flyway, a migratory path that stretches from the Mississippi River up to Canada’s Mackenzie River.
Courtesy of rt.com
Comment by Yamkin 38 minutes ago

4 dead whales wash ashore in April 'is a mystery' in Northern California, USA
Lab officials are investigating the deaths of two gray whale carcasses that washed up this week in Santa Cruz County.
 
Contra Costa Times reports Long Marine Lab officials were brought in to investigate the deaths of the two whales found at separate locations, one at the northern end of the county, the other at the southern end.
 
A 40-foot adult gray whale was found near Waddell Beach. There was no evidence of a ship strike in his death and researchers said it had likely been dead for days.
 
The second 23-foot yearling found at Pajaro Dunes had killer whale teeth marks on its body and was missing its tongue and jaw. Researchers said its death was likely the result of an orca attack.
 
This latest instance continues the trend of whales washing ashore on Northern California’s beaches. Last week an emaciated 50-foot sperm whale washed up on Pacifica Beach. Scientists performed a necropsy, but weren’t able to confirm speculation that the whale was killed by a ship strike.
 
Just days ago, a killer whale beached itself north of Fort Bragg. Researchers flocked to the Mendocino coast to investigate the rare occurrence. However, they aren’t expected to come to any conclusions as to why the 25-foot creature came ashore to die.
According to the Marine Mammal Center, whale strandings are fairly rare.
Courtesy of sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
Comment by Yamkin 57 minutes ago

400 animals dead after flooding in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Onemi decreed Wednesday night Red Alert in the Last Hope for heavy and intense rainfall in Torres del Paine National Park in mainly Western-sector and in Puerto Natales.
 
It was anticipated that this might cause flood flows in several rivers in the province with sediment and accumulation of rain water, according to the report of the Regional Meteorological Centre Austral.
 
The effects of the storm and the reasons for the fear began to see yesterday morning. The greatest damage occurred before noon, when the Rio Las Chinas, in the area of Cerro Castillo, located 340 kilometers north of the city of Punta Arenas on Route 9 overflowed, leaving roads cut and isolated people.
 
The mayor of the municipality of Torres del Payne, Anahi Cardenas, reported that about 400 animals were swept away by the swollen river.
 
Regarding the survey of the situation, Governor Jose Ruiz, chairman of the emergency committee, said the Paine River, located in the national park, in the Laguna Marga, was being monitored by Conaf. "The reglera indications about 1.50 meters of water, and is also being monitored the Serrano River and Grey".
 
For its part, the provincial head of SAG in Last Hope, Carlos Fuentes, said that "there was a sector of Cerro Guido, specifically in Entre Lagos, where there was the flooding of the Rio Las Chinas, leaving an important sheep slaughter of animals that property. According to the statement by its administrator there were about 400 dead animals. In addition, there are some who were rescued from the floods and took the shearing shed Entre Lagos. There are about 100 that are in very bad condition ".
 
Roads, dependent Seremi Public Works went to the spot to monitor the situation.
 
The third critical point of time is the Rio First, located in Seno obstruction. "The inform and that gave us the director of Hydraulic Works is that it is forming a product dicke trees that have fallen trunks carried by the river and then sending a small backhoe was set to make a diversion channel the river to protect the homes of the population, "said the governor.
 
Faced with these weather conditions, the authorities reported that the province has with Red Alert.
Courtesy of Felpinguino.com
Comment by Yamkin 1 hour ago

Thousands of dead starfish found on a beach in Cumbria, England, UK
Starfish photo
Photographer Gary McKeating made the discovery on Monday night when he headed to Harrington beach to take pictures of the sunset. He was horrified to come across what he estimates were around 2,000 starfish on the sands.
 
Experts say the high tides, which drop down low, coupled with strong currents resulted in the sea creatures being washed ashore.
 
Mr McKeating said: “There were a lot of kids down there and they told me to go and look at the starfish.
 
“They were on a sandbank right in front of the pier. I was very careful where I stood because I didn’t know if they were dead or alive – I’ve never seen anything like it.”
 
Dr Emily Baxter, marine conservation officer for Cumbria Wildlife Trust, believes the sea creatures would have been dead, as they cannot survive for long out of the water.
 
“This isn’t as unusual as you might think,” she said. “However, they tend to wash up in the winter when we have big storms. There were some quite big tides on Monday, probably the biggest we’ll get this year, and the strong currents and high tide will have brought them into shore.
 
“They tend to aggregate in large numbers, especially when there is a feeding source.”
 
The starfish have suction cups on their feet which they use to grip onto hard items such as rocks and muscle shells. Dr Baxter said they would have struggled to find anything suitable to cling onto to keep them from washing ashore, as they would have been surrounded by sand.
 
A spokesman for the Lake District Coast Aquarium, in Maryport, which has starfish, said instances like this happened around two to three times a year.
 
“Nobody really has a definite answer why it happens but there are a few theories,” he said. “One is that it’s due to the stormy weather, which can’t have been the case here as we have had nice weather recently.
 
“The other is that they all come together for breeding and the tides are really high at the moment and drop down quite low, so they have maybe been caught by the tide retreating lower than it usually does, resulting in them becoming stranded.”
 
Millions of common starfish live in British seas. About the size of a hand, they are pinky orange when alive but turn a bright orange when dry.
Courtesy of newsandstar.co.uk
Comment by Yamkin 1 hour ago

Hundreds of thousands of fish have died in farms along a river in Saraburi Province, Thailand
 
The fish in the stew of farmers in the river. Ambient air quality. Kaengkhoi in. Honor. Muang and. Hai Saraburi. Since 31 dead, as many have. C. The past. . Gen.. Prayut Chan-O-Cha Prime Minister has ordered the relevant departments. The Department of Marine Fisheries and the Environment Agency acceleration solutions. If the wastewater discharge of the plant will be carried out strictly according to law. Troubleshooting Has instructed the military units in the area of ​​dead fish from the water. And urges the local authorities to check the plant's wastewater treatment facilities that meet the standards. And actually works or not. Stressing that discharge wastewater into natural water resources is a crime to the environment. All government agencies are serious about enforcing the law.
 
Mr. Siri paradigm red fishing offense revealed that the event occurred. As a result, farmers have suffered damage to more than 177 680 dead fish floating 430 400 kilograms, representing approximately 38.736 million baht for the primary cause of the fish die from lack of oxygen.
 
But what causes a lack of oxygen. Will need further investigation It's possible that could be caused by the illegal release chemicals into the water. The temperature of the air with a sudden change of seasons often caused a storm last summer that the province has set up a committee Saraburi Saraburi Province of third parties and the fishing industry to clear up the cause. By the remains of dead fish in the river. Water and soil To investigate the chemical. Then check the results that have come together to execute a common cause. Expects to know by the end of April.
 
And to find ways to prevent potential problems over and over again. The provincial fisheries officials have issued warnings to farmers who raise fish in cages. To install the oxygen in the water even more. Monitor and inspect the fish hold. If found to have a dangerously. Or are marooned up a lot. Immediately scoop the fish up into the prepared container. Along with the fishing district to identify the problem immediately.
Courtesy of thairath.co.th
Comment by Yamkin 1 hour ago

Thousands of dead fish found washed up, 'a mystery' in Molde, Norway
Fisker Yngve Steen Molde found for a couple of days ago a kilometer long belt of dead fry, probably herring, by backpack. Now he wonders what has caused fish death.
 
That was two days ago that byfisker Steen came across a belt of drifting fry on the north side of the backpack. The belt was 1000 - 1200 meters long and about 50 meters wide. He fished out one of them, a 2-3 centimeters long fry is probably herring.
 
It was this kind plus a type of floating in overflaten.I all my time as a fisherman I've never seen anything like it. Never so much dead fry of any kind. Måsen was so full that it could not bear light as I approached the boat. So it is clear you are horrified. This is supposed to be food for everything else living life here in the fjords, says Steen.
 
At first I thought it must have been a blast somewhere nearby, and the juveniles were killed by the shock wave, but then it should have been other types of fish, pollock and similar nearby. But it was only this fry. So it could be anything, maybe poison that has leaked out somewhere. I do not know, it's hard to say.
Courtesy of .rbnett.no

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