Category Archives: Incidents – OCT 2012

Thousands of Migrating Birds Drown Off English Coast

Thousands of disoriented and exhausted garden birds were reported plunging into the sea and drowning off the English coast. The deaths were attributed to a sudden cold snap, high winds and thick fog. Sources: Sudden cold weather and fog sees … Continue reading

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Dead Loons in Michigan

Almost 300 loons and other fish-eating birds were found dead at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. The deaths have been attributed to botulism. This bacteria thrives in decaying oxygen-deprived algae mats, which are created when plankton-eating mussels cause … Continue reading

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