Tag Archive for mass animal death

Non-native eels appear in Ontario’s Lake Huron

A mystery is unfolding in Wasaga Beach after hundreds of strange looking fish washed up on shore. Source: Mysterious eels wash up on Wasaga Beach shore Not just a few, but hundreds of small eels washed up on the shore confounding locals who never saw this type of fish before. They have been identified as…

Mass death of cows from lightning strike

If these animals were in a more remote location and no one knew that lightning was the cause, I wonder if they would have labeled it “mysterious”. This story is a good example of how we must consider all natural explanations, even if rare, before ever mentioning a supernatural cause. 45 cows killed by single…

Unexpected, unexplained fish death in Nevada

The stocked habitat suddenly became uninhabitable. THOUSANDS OF FISH DEAD IN NEVADA MARINA MYSTERY. State wildlife officials are trying to figure out why all the fish have died in a northern Nevada marina where the stocked fishery has flourished since the man-made lake was created nearly 15 years ago. An estimated 100,000 trout, bass and…

Dead birds drop on Winnipeg neighborhood

This is from last week but worth mentioning. Dead birds fall ‘like raindrops’ in Winnipeg’s North End – Technology & Science – CBC News. Animal experts are trying to figure out what may have killed dozens of black birds that fell from the sky in Winnipeg’s North End on Wednesday. Conservation officers have picked up…

Mass death of stingrays is a waste

Overfished, undervalued, in more ways than one. Mexico investigates death of 250 stingrays found on beach | World news | guardian.co.uk. Mexican authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 250 stingrays found on a beach on the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Ursulo Galvan’s mayor, Martin Verdejo, said witnesses told authorities that fishermen dumped…

Aflockalypse! Pigeons cause electrical explosion

Wow! A pigeon conflagration. Ramsey ditch fire blamed on pigeon fireball – Latest News – Hunts Post. OVERHEAD cables touched under the weight of perched pigeons causing an explosion which sent them hurtling to their death in a giant fireball and set fire to the ditch below. This extraordinary event in Benwick Road, Ramsey Forty…

Ankle deep in tons of dead herring

This mass death in Iceland has a decent explanation but it does not bode well. Iceland investigating mass herring deaths – Yahoo! News. Researchers in Iceland are blaming low oxygen levels in a shallow fjord for the deaths of tens of thousands of tons of herring. Roughly one season’s worth of herring has been lost,…

Intoxication caused bird deaths

BBC Nature – Dead birds were intoxicated, an investigation finds. Animal health specialists were called to examine a dozen birds found in the playground, many with trauma injuries. Post-mortem analysis revealed that one of the birds had a large amount of pure alcohol in its liver. Scientists suggest the birds sustained their injuries in flight…