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Dead whales on Papamoa Beach

Two adult and two juvenile whales were found dead on Papamoa Beach located in the Bay of Plenty on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Officials from the Department of Conservation collected blood and tissue samples from the … Continue reading

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Somalia: 3 tonnes of dead fish wash up on Bossaso shore

Three tons of dead fish washed up on Bossaso shores in Somalia. The Minisry of Fishery attributes this to the dumping of toxics in Somalia waters. Source: Somalia: 3 tonnes of dead fish wash up on Bossaso shore Sources on … Continue reading

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More Than 50 Dead Fur Seals Wash Up On Australian Coastline

53 New Zealand fur seals, (51 less than 2 months old) were found dead on South Australia’s west coast. Necropsies were performed on 3 of the pups at Adelaide University, but results were inconclusive, as the bodies were badly decomposed. … Continue reading

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Nearly 60 Dolphins Stranded on Cape Cod

Beached dolphins are not an unknown occurrence on Cape Cod between January and April, but the number of dolphins in this stranding is an unusually large number. Members of the IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) staff, along with … Continue reading

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Nearly 7 million bats may have died from white-nose fungus, officials say

First detected in a cave near Albany, NY in 2006, white-nose syndrome is responsible for the deaths of up to an estimated 6.7 million bats. Bat deaths have been reported in 16 mostly northeastern states in the US and Canada. … Continue reading

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Dead Blackbirds Fall Again In Arkansas Town

In the same town where thousands of blackbirds fell dead on New Years Eve, about a hundred blackbirds once again fell down around the town. Fireworks were again blamed for the bird deaths. Source: Dead Blackbirds Fall Again In Arkansas … Continue reading

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Thousands of Starfish Wash Ashore in South Carolina

Rough weather has been blamed for the appearance of thousands of starfish on the beaches of South Carolina. High winds on Monday night generated high waves which dislodged the starfish from the rocks that they cling to. The starfish on … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Australia – Beetles Swarm Gold Coast

Thousands of water beetles swarmed the Gold Coast tourist area. One man was hospitalized after skidding on a mound of dead beetles on his bicycle and shattering his hip, collarbone and ribs. Local scientists are baffled as to why the … Continue reading

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Chapin Beach MA – Battle to Save Beached Whales

55 pilot whales beached themselves on Chapin Beach, 80 miles from Boston, Massachusetts. Volunteers worked for hours, pouring cold water on the whales and eventually coaxed 46 of the whales back into the water. Nine of the whales died. Sources: … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach VA – Dead Whale Washes Ashore

A 45 ton, 40-foot long female Sei whale washed ashore in Sandbridge, Virginia, just south of Virginia Beach. The Virginia Beach Aquarium planned to do a necropsy on site, but marks on the whale indicated interaction with a ship. Sei … Continue reading

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