Archive | August 14, 2019

Dozens of #birds fall dead from sky in near #Adelaide, #Austalia

Bird Alert

Almost 60 birds have died in a suspected poisoning in Australia after falling from the sky screaming and bleeding from their eyes and beaks in front of horrified onlookers in a scene “like something out of a horror movie”.

Rescuers called to deal with the calamity said 58 of 60 birds they found, near a school at One Tree Hill near Adelaide, had ultimately died.

The majority of the birds are a native species – the long-billed corella – which is protected.

Sarah King, the founder of Casper’s Bird Rescue, told The Guardian that one of her staff discovered the birds on Wednesday.

“When he got there, he rang me, really distressed, and said there were more than he could handle,” Ms King said.

“They were literally falling out of the trees in front of him, falling out of the sky.”

She added: “Only two or three were actually deceased. The rest were just screaming on the ground. They couldn’t fly any more, they were bleeding out of their mouths … What we were seeing was something out of a horror movie.”

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Massive die off of fish in Fujian, China

Fish Kill Alert

In the past few days, the large yellow croakers in many places in Ningde, Fujian Province have died bizarrely. Many farmers have suffered heavy losses. Videos and pictures have spread throughout the circle of friends of Ningde people! The densely packed large yellow croaker body floats on the sea, and the scene is shocking!

It’s a pity that the fish are dead and the farmers’ hearts are broken!

Organize experts to go to the four coastal counties to understand the situation and do a good job of “white spot disease” prevention work! Strictly prevent sick and dead fish from entering the market!

The pathogen of “white spot disease” is to stimulate the hidden nucleus, which has a fast infection rate and a high mortality rate!

Large yellow croaker, also known as yellow croaker, cucumber fish, and golden dragon, is a favorite seafood of Taizhou people.

Recently, however, Ningde marine aquaculture has entered a period of high incidence of “white spot disease”, and some large-scale yellow croaker farming has caused “white spot disease”, causing different degrees of loss to fishermen!

The pathogen of “white spot disease” is a common parasitic disease, which occurs in spring and autumn. The water temperature is 20 °C to 26 °C, the water flow is not smooth, and the water environment is not good. High, fast infection, high mortality, “white spot disease” is serious, the fish body surface is covered with small white spots, forming a turbid white film, the damage of the fish gill tissue is in a state of stress, so far no specific drugs Take control.

Then the question is coming. What caused the massive death of fish?

The weather is changeable, sultry, heavy rain, resulting in the stimulation of the proliferation of hidden nuclear worms, a large number of cages distributed, resulting in lack of oxygen in the fish, speeding up the death of farmed fish!

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Depth: 8 km

Distances: 729 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 01:00:45.1 2019-08-14

211 km S of Helena, United States / pop: 28,200 / local time: 01:00:45.1 2019-08-14
99 km NE of Saint Anthony, United States / pop: 3,600 / local time: 01:00:45.1 2019-08-14
16 km NW of West Yellowstone, United States / pop: 1,300 / local time: 01:00:45.1 2019-08-14

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 758 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 19:28:40.1 2019-08-13

85 km N of Boise, United States / pop: 146,000 / local time: 19:28:40.1 2019-08-13
64 km NE of Emmett, United States / pop: 6,600 / local time: 19:28:40.1 2019-08-13

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#Japan urges more than 300,000 to #evacuate as #TropicalStorm #Krosa nears

Japan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as tropical storm Krosa nears

High waves pound a beach in Miyazaki, southwestern Japan as typhoon Krosa approaches the country, August 13, 2019. © Reuters / Kyodo

Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as a tropical storm Krosa bore down on the archipelago, NHK broadcaster said.

Airlines also cancelled hundreds of scheduled flights as the storm, packing maximum winds of 108kph (68mph), was heading north toward southwestern Japan by 1100 GMT, Reuters reported. Krosa is expected to make landfall on Thursday morning, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Evacuation advisories were issued for 310,000 residents, and about 350 flights scheduled for Thursday were cancelled.

During the 24 hours until 6pm on Thursday, the weather agency expects up to one meter (39 inches) of rain in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four major islands.

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