Category Archives: Incidents – MAR 2011

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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12 Infants Die at Fort Bragg in 4 Years

Twelve babies have died within a period of four years at the Fort Bragg army base in North Carolina. Three of the deaths occurred in the same house (not in the same family). Officials are still baffled and no explanation … Continue reading

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Boston MA – 6 Dead Dolphins Found in a Week

Seven porpoises have washed up on Massachusetts shores recently. One of the porpoises was rescued and sent to the University of New England’s Marine Animal Rescue Center in Biddeford, Maine. New England Aquarium officials said that it appears to be … Continue reading

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Gulf Shores AL – Dead Fish Litter Beach

Dead fish were reported along a 3 mile stretch of beach in Gulf Shores Alabama. All of the dead fish were spadefish, which looks like a larger version of angel fish. This type of fish kill is unusual for the … Continue reading

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Gwynedd UK – Hundreds of Dead Starfish

Several hundred dead starfish washed up on Talybont Beach in Gwynedd. Although it is common for starfish to wash up during spring tides, it is unusual for them to migrate so far up the shoreline and it was felt that … Continue reading

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Baltic Sea – Dead Fish on the Baltic Sea Coast

Tons of dead fish found on Lithuanian Baltic sea coast. Sources: Dead Fish on the Baltic Sea Coast Lithuanian seaside tonnes of dead fish

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Albuquerque NM – Thousands of Fish Die in The Rio Grande

An investigation into a massive fish die-off just outside the Southside Water Reclamation Plant in Albuquerque revealed that an equipment malfunction cause chlorinated water to flow into the river, killing the fish. A water test at 1 p.m. showed the … Continue reading

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Dublin, Ireland – Mysterious Swan Deaths in Canal Harbor

16 swans have died mysteriously in the last 10 days on the Grand Canal Dublin. Another 10 birds remain seriously ill. Avian flu has been ruled out but tests indicate some form of bacterial infection. Sources: Scientists Study Swan Deaths … Continue reading

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