Category Archives: Incidents – JAN 2012

Dead whales, sea lion wash up near Long Beach Peninsula

A sperm whale, a baby gray whale, a sea lion and several birds were found dead along the Long Beach Peninsula. A storm system with high winds and heavy surf was blamed for the deaths. Sources: Dead whales, sea lion … Continue reading

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90 whales stranded at Farewell Spit

Just a few days after 4 whales died after stranding in the Bay of Plenty, 90 pilot whales have stranded at Golden Bay at the top of the South Island in New Zealand. Department of Conservation employees along with volunteers … Continue reading

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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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