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Hundreds of thousands of fish killed in paper mill spill

August 23, 2011 Comments off

NEW ORLEANS — A rotten stench hung over a 60-mile stretch of Louisiana’s Pearl River as boats trawled through thick layers of hundreds of thousands of dead fish, and sweating workers bent to scoop the carcasses from the water.

The fish, including federally protected Gulf sturgeon as well as catfish and flounder, died after a paper mill in Bogalusa released a high concentration of waste material into the river on Aug. 9.

“This is really sickening,” said St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, unable to hide his disgust at the view from Crawford Landing, 40 miles northeast of New Orleans.

The liquid material, which mill owner Temple-Inland Inc. refers to as “black liquor,” effectively sucked the oxygen from a large section of the river, killing every breathing organism within its reach, including the fish. Davis put the number of fish killed at hundreds of thousands.

More than 400 people worked from boats and the river banks over the weekend to clean up the river in 90-degree heat. By Monday, the water was nearly clear of carcasses, but a ban on fishing and swimming remained in place pending water testing.

Preliminary test results show water quality in the river had “improved dramatically” in the last few days, and there was no evidence toxins were released into the water, a state Department of Environmental Quality spokesman said on Friday.

“This was a biological problem, and not a chemical or toxic problem, which is encouraging,” the department’s environmental scientist Jeff Dauzat said, adding workers were still tallying the toll on fish and other river life.

But the wildlife damage was severe from a situation made worse by recent drought conditions. In addition to Gulf sturgeon, ringed sawback turtles and heelsplitter mussels were among the dead. – MSNBC

Luke 17:26-30 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the Day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

“Christ was revealing that just as they took no note worthy view of the warnings back in those days of judgment, neither will they do so in these last days of this age. The end will come as a thief in the night to them because they will not heed the healthful urgency of what is about to happen. I know from my own personal experience with Noah that he was laughed and scoffed at like he was a simple minded idiot for even suggesting that the earth could be flooded. You will also be treated in a like fashion by the majority. But fear of dying at Armageddon will not be enough to save a person. They must be sincere in why they seek Father. Otherwise, Christ will still bar them from the kindness of Salvation. He is permitted to judge their true heart conditions.”

– Commander Jaddai, Cherubic Order of Holy Angels

Recent Outbreaks and Epidemic & Biological Hazards July 18-24, 2011

July 24, 2011 Comments off

Toxic Seaweed (France) Fears in Brittany over the health risks of toxic seaweed have been re-ignited after two wild boar were found dead on a beach and the amount of the foul-smelling green algae collected from western French shores has doubled in a year. Conservationists say that toxic seaweed has now spread to more than 200 sites along the Atlantic coast from southern Brittany to the beaches of Normandy. Bays popular with Britons from La Baule, a top summer beach destination in southern Brittany, to Granville in the Cotentin are now struggling to dispose of thousands of tons of Ulva lactuca – more commonly known as sea lettuce. Experts have warned that the algae poses a health risk as when it rots it produces hydrogen sylphide, which if trapped under a seaweed crust and suddenly released can prove as deadly as cyanide. Anses, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, has just issued guidelines for dealing with the green sludge, saying it must be picked up within 48 hours of reaching the beach before it can start producing gas. If not, in the worst cases, it can cause “loss of consciousness with cardiac arrest or coma”.

Dead Birds (Australia & New Zealand) The number of prions that perished on the west coast of the North Island in last week’s stormy weather could be in the tens of thousands. Though the species was not endangered, the birds might have “taken quite a good hit”, said Manawatu/Wanganui Bird Rescue co-ordinator Dawne Morton. She was kept busy with the birds from Tuesday to Friday last week. They were picked up dead and alive along the length of the coast, from Wellington to North Cape. More than 600 birds were being nursed back to health at Massey University, others by the Conservation Department in New Plymouth and Wellington Zoo. At Massey the birds were put in warm water ponds, fed and re-waterproofed. Badly hurt birds were euthanised. The prions’ small size put them at particular risk.

Mysterious Infection (Columbia) Five children of the indigenous group Chimila died of a mysterious respiratory infection in the department of Magdalena, reported Radio Santa Fe Thursday. According to the department’s governor, Manuel Jose Bonett Locarno, the infection has yet to be “clearly defined” by hospitals in the region because members of the Chimila group have not allowed full access to the sick patients and corpses. Locarno explained that there are at least 23 people who are presenting similar symptoms, and that they were transferred to different medical facilities in the region for treatment. According to the report, a hospital in the city of Barranquilla accepted three young children who were in poor health condition. A medical team has been sent to the department to assess the situation.

Measles (Mexico) Mexican health officials say a French baby girl who recently flew in from Paris is Mexico’s first case of measles in four years. The toddler has not been identified, but Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova says the Mexico City neighborhood where she is staying is under quarantine. Health officials are vaccinating workers at the capital’s airport. Authorities also are contacting passengers who were on the July 10 flight with the baby to notify them a traveler was infected with the highly contagious measles virus. The World Health Organization recorded more than 12,000 cases in the first five months of this year in Europe. Most of the cases were in France.

Jellyfish Invasion (Spain) Six beaches were closed to bathers this week after a plague of jellyfish resulted in no less than 90 casualties suffering with stings. The beaches at Punta Prima, La Mosca, Playa Flamenca, Cala, Zenia and Cala Capitan were all closed following recommendation by the Red Cross. Several swimmers called emergency services via 112 from early in the morning on Wednesday, with the Red Cross requesting an immediate inspection of the water via jet skis. Hundreds of jellyfish were sighted off shore, prompting the Red Cross to hoist a red Flag along the Orihuela coast to ensure swimmers’ safety. Punta Prima suffered the worst casualties with a total of 18 stings. A yellow flag that recommends caution when swimming was hoisted later on Wednesday at La Fustera near Calpe.

Fish & Marine Life Deaths (Florida) U.S. authorities are investigating what could be killing hundreds of fish and other marine animals – including sharks and manatees – which in recent days have been washing up on beaches in southwestern Florida. “High temperatures and cloudy, rainy days can spell trouble for fish in Florida’s marine and freshwater habitats. These conditions can cause fish kills, which are natural occurrences that typically do not cause permanent damage to the ecosystem or to fish populations,” the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. Even so, the FWC asked in a news release for cooperation from the public in monitoring the deaths of the marine life and determining if the phenomenon is spreading to natural lakes and estuaries in the area “to see if there are problems developing in an ecosystem that might require investigation or restorative measures.” The bodies of the dead animals – which include eels, crabs, rays, trout, tortoises and various kinds of tropical fish – have been turning up in recent days on several Florida beaches, among them the one at Naples

Chicken Pox Epidemic (India) At least three dozen children have taken ill due to the outbreak of chicken pox in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, locals said on Wednesday. The outbreak of the highly contagious viral disease- chicken pox has been recorded in Badmulla village of Narwaaw in the district over the last two months. With over three dozen cases as reported by the locals, the outbreak has triggered panic in the village with the families left to take care of their children at their houses instead of hospitals. The locals alleged that the health department demonstrated ‘callous attitude’ to deal with the disease that has gripped the children of the Village, even as the officials were informed on time.

Unidentified Illness (Mexico) Three of 6 young Mexican mestizo civil engineers between 19 and 21 years of age remain hospitalized (day +8) due to a febrile illness accompanied by muscle pain and spasms following contact with bats and their guano in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The 6 engineers were reported to have been working for ICA (a private engineering company contracted by the state government of San Luis Potosi, Mexico) cleaning road gullies and drainage channels/tunnels in the highway connecting Rayon and Tamasopo (roughly 21 deg 51’50.74″ N, 99 deg 29’34.09″ W). 3 of the men are being attended at the Zonal General Hospital IMSS [Mexican Social Security Institute] no 2 in the state capital of San Luis Potosi and maintained in isolation. The whereabouts of the 3 other men has not been disclosed.

Meningitis (Swaziland) Three pupils from different schools in the Shiselweni region died mysteriously, forcing parents to suspect an outbreak of the deadly meningitis disease. However, the ministry of health has allayed fears of the suspected outbreak in Hlatikulu and surrounding areas. The deaths were reported in the past two weeks and the children showed similar symptoms that could be linked to the disease. Such include headaches, fever and vomiting. Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Steven Shongwe advised the public not to panic as the ministry has not yet detected the disease. He said the ministry would inform the nation if there was any outbreak.

Bird Flu (Vietnam) The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Health Department in Vietnam has announced the re-emergence of bird flu in the central Quang Tri Province after thousands of poultry were reportedly affected. More than 2,200 affected ducks in Hai Lang District’s Hai Thien Commune and Gio Linh District’s Gio Linh Town were culled. In the northern Phu Tho Province, nearly 1,500 poultry in Ha Hoa District’s Chinh Cong Commune died of the flu.

Mysterious Cattle Disease (India) A total of 5 more cattle have been claimed by the ‘mysterious disease’ that spread in and around the Makhan village of Manipur’s Senapati district even as state Veterinary Department still has no clue about the disease. On 11 Jul 2011, Newmai News Network had reported that over 50 cows and buffaloes had been killed by the mysterious disease. A team of officials of the state veterinary department led by its joint director had visited Makhan village and took stock of the situation on Wednesday (13 Jul 2011). While collecting samples required for determining the disease, the team also provided medicines. They also administered injections to the cattle infected by the disease as a step towards contentment of the disease.

Typhoid Outbreak (Philippines) Seventeen more patients were admitted to hospitals in southern Cebu after a suspected typhoid outbreak hit Alegria town Tuesday. This brought to 87 the total number of individuals affected by the typhoid fever; most of them are residents of Barangays Valencia and Compostela in Alegria, said health officials. The victims have complained of headache, stomach pains, and joint pains, which, according to experts, are symptoms of typhoid fever. Other symptoms of the disease are fever as high as 39 to 40 degrees Celsius, malaise or weakness, and loss of appetite. Some patients may have flat, rose-colored spots.

Green Algae / Typhoid (China) Seventeen more patients were admitted to hospitals in southern Cebu after a suspected typhoid outbreak hit Alegria town Tuesday. This brought to 87 the total number of individuals affected by the typhoid fever; most of them are residents of Barangays Valencia and Compostela in Alegria, said health officials. The victims have complained of headache, stomach pains, and joint pains, which, according to experts, are symptoms of typhoid fever. Other symptoms of the disease are fever as high as 39 to 40 degrees Celsius, malaise or weakness, and loss of appetite. Some patients may have flat, rose-colored spots.

Measles (New Zealand) Sixteen people have contracted measles following the latest outbreak in Auckland, with two hospitalised as a result. The outbreak of the potentially deadly illness is the second in Auckland so far this year, though officials say the cases are all linked to a single case and are confident they have it under control. Quarantines have been imposed on around 140 students from at least two schools. Seventy unimmunised children from Oratia District School were isolated in their homes for a fortnight after an eight-year-old boy was found to have contracted the highly infectious disease. Auckland Regional Public Health Service medical officer Dr Richard Hoskins said seven cases were confirmed there with two people hospitalised. A further two developed serious complications, he said. The unaffected students are due to return to school today.

RSOE EDIS

Genesis 1:26 “Then God said…, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”

Ecclesiastes 9:12 “For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net, or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time, as it suddenly falls on them.”

Mankind has proved itself to be in Satan’s image. Mankind has been revoked of any rule over the animal kingdom as the destroyer angel brings devastation to the wildlife as a preview of what mankind can expect to rain down upon itself and surface from the depths of a poisoned planet. The rain of dead fowl and sea life coming to the surface will reveal the stagnation of mankind’s own future fate. The curse coupled with plague is ever widening on this planet. Look beyond Arkansas children. Remain steadfast in your faith. Only a remnant will survive what has come in upon this planet.

Fish Deaths Continue – Latest Reports

July 8, 2011 Comments off

Contaminated river water causing fish deaths in Moradabad

Moradabad, July 4: The discharge of effluents from factories or mills into the Ramganga River in Uttar Pradesh is leading to the death of large number of fish. Generally, toxic chemicals and other waste materials are drained directly into the rivers and lakes in India. Dozens of dead fish were noticed by local residents, and they said this is a regular practice. “Most of the times it happens that the contaminated water, mixed with the toxic chemicals, become detrimental to aquatic animals, and it is dangerous for us as well,” said Gopal Sharma, a local. The fishermen are also facing tough time to earn their livelihood due to continuous decline in number of fishes in the river. Source

Weather Blamed for Massive Fish Deaths

ARDMORE, Okla.State wildlife officials say a fish kill spotted in Love County in southern Oklahoma is likely due to high temperatures and lack of rainfall. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is investigating the fish kill and say preliminary reports from the University of Oklahoma Biological Station indicate the kill is weather-related. Gene Gilliland, the assistant chief of fisheries, says regional biologist Matt Mauck and Mauck’s crew have been at the site of the fish kill. Gilliland tells The Ardmoreite wildlife officials are seeing “typical symptoms of a low-oxygen fish kill.” He says hot water does not have much oxygen and when water is still due to lack of wind, fish concentrate in one area and use up all the oxygen. The size of the fish kill is still being determined. Source

Clean-up begins to evacuate fish from problem waters

WORK will begin to evacuate an evaporating lake this weekend after hundreds of fish were washed up dead on its banks. The lake, at the foot of Timberlands in Bottesford by the Lakeside Retail Park road, has lost a lot of water due to warm weather, which has left the fish in dire straits. After meeting with the Environment Agency, North Lincolnshire Council has been advised to remove the fish from the lake before the death toll rises. A North Lincolnshire Council spokesman said: “The council met with the Environment Agency yesterday to discuss a solution to the problem. “There are carp, perch and roach in the lake and, unfortunately, some perch and roach have died due to depleting oxygen levels, because the water levels are low. Source

Dead fish wash ashore on Pensacola Beach

At mid-afternoon Friday, Mark Thomas was walking along Casino Beach using a grabber to pick up about 20 dead fish that had washed ashore just east of the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier. “This is my second bag today,” said Thomas, who works as a beach comber for the Santa Rosa Island Authority and was filling a brown grocery-sized bag with the fish. But Bob West, the beach’s public safety supervisor, said it’s not uncommon for the small, silver fish — about 6 inches in length — to wash ashore, and it’s not a result of last year’s oil spill. Source

Fish deaths in Harrisburg’s Italian Lake may have been from natural causes, DEP says

The dead fish found in Italian Lake Tuesday may have died from natural causes, according to initial statements from the Department of Environmental Protection.  DEP representatives visited the lake this morning and tested the water. “They took some samples and discovered there was a low dissolved oxygen level in the water,” said DEP Spokesman John Repetz. The low oxygen levels could be due to a number of reasons, Repetz said, particularly the amount of vegetation covering the lake, low water level and high temperature. Italian Lake is covered with vegetation — lily pads, spanning from end to end. Source

The heated sea waters in the depths are going to cause large tidal waves as the water becomes enraged in a torrent of activity. The underwater sea life is dying at an alarming rate. First, all things in the seas die. Then in a like manner, all things residing on dry land will follow suit. Those not killed during this tribulation period will be finished off as the cup of wrath over takes them for the judgment of Father’s balance of the scales of justice.

Record ‘dead zone’ predicted in Gulf of Mexico

June 29, 2011 Comments off

The so-called dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico — a region of oxygen-depleted water off the Louisiana and Texas coasts that is harmful to sea life — is predicted to be the largest ever recorded when it develops later this summer, scientists report.

The unusually large size of the zone is due to the extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring, which equaled or surpassed the historic floods of 1927 and 1937, according to the National Weather Service.

The dead zone occurs at the bottom of the Gulf when there is not enough oxygen in the water to support marine life. Also known as hypoxia, it is created by nutrient runoff, mostly from over-application of fertilizer on agricultural fields.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which oversees the dead zone research, 41% of the contiguous USA drains into the Mississippi River and then out to the Gulf of Mexico. The majority of the land in the Mississippi’s watershed is farmland.

Excess nutrients such as nitrogen can spur the growth of algae, and when the algae die, their decay consumes oxygen faster than it can be brought down from the surface, NOAA says. As a result, fish, shrimp and crabs can suffocate.

The entire depth of the Gulf is not a dead zone, only the bottom two meters, says Steve DiMarco, an associate professor of oceanography at Texas A&M.

What happens to the sea life in that dead zone? Don Scavia, a professor of natural resources at the University of Michigan, says that most anything that can swim away leaves, but that anything that can’t leave, such as the bottom-dwelling bugs that fish and shrimp feed on, will die.

“The dead zone is an annual event,” he says. The problem repairs itself by fall but, meanwhile, affects commercial fisheries.

In a typical year, Scavia says the dead zone extends from the Mississippi Delta to the Texas-Louisiana border. This one will likely extend farther to the west than those in previous years, he reports.

Scientists say the area could measure between 8,500 and 9,421 square miles, or an area about the size of New Hampshire. If it does reach those that size, it will be the largest since mapping of the Gulf dead zone began in 1985.

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Shared with this Ministry during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: “The dead sea life from the sea alone, not counting the water fowls, will be so numerous as the dead float to the top of the ocean waters, and the stench of decaying oceanic remains, that it will be impossible to clear the ocean of the deadly brew that will start moving through the ocean currents to other areas of the earth’s oceans that surround this planet; that is what the demons were referring to about the “domino effect.” Even they are smart enough to know that the disruption of sea life is catastrophic; we are talking about the cessation of the lives of millions of fish and other sea borne life forms that will die and rot in the oceans of this planet; shipping goods will be disrupted because of the flotilla of carnage in the sea; as mankind tries to correct the growing catastrophe, they will cause a loss of many ships because things will get even further out of hand. The Gulf will represent the loss of the first third of deaths to sea life.

Fish Death’s Continue – Latest Stories

June 29, 2011 Comments off

Mass fish deaths in Moscow

A fishy case has washed up at the door of Moscow’s prosecutors after dead perches and roaches were spotted by city dwellers in the Yauza river in eastern Moscow.

Witnesses claim they could smell something strong and that a large dark mark appeared on the water surface.

Results of water tests are to be announced in three days, according to officials, and they claim the incident could have been caused by various things.

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Low Oxygen to Blame for Delco Fish Deaths

The Pennyslvania Department of Environmental Protections confirms that it was low levels of oxygen in Ridley Park Lake that killed hundreds of fish two weekends ago.

According to Ridley Park Police Chief Tom Byrne, authorities were notified of the dead fish around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

Water samples were tested initially, but those samples showed no sign of a problem — neither pesticides nor other harmful contaminants.

A second set of samples sent to the lab revealed low levels of oxygen in the water — too low to keep the fish alive, according to the DEP.

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A fish-death mystery

SPOFFORD — There’s a mystery brewing on Spofford Lake, where hundreds of fish have turned up dead over the past two weeks.

Officials have no leads on the potential cause of the deaths, spanning several species of fish that have been washing up on the lake’s shores since at least June 16, officials said Monday.

“This time of year, there’s typically nothing to be concerned about,” said Gabriel Gries, a fisheries biologist for N.H. Fish and Game in Keene.

It’s actually quite common, Gries said, to find 20, 30, even 50 dead fish washing up this time of year due to natural causes.

“The fish are stressed from spawning; they’re guarding their eggs; making nests,” he said. “Then all of a sudden there’s three or four days of really hot weather, which raises the temperature of the water, and the already stressed fish expire.”

But this year, there are a few unusual factors involved, Gries said.

“The interesting thing here is that it’s not one or two species,” he said. “We’ve found yellow perch, bluegills, northern pike, large and small mouth bass, and bullhead catfish.”

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Hundreds of fish turn up dead in south Georgia

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) – Drought conditions are being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of fish at Radium Springs in south Georgia.

Authorities say the creek that normally connects Radium Springs to the Flint River is dry, and the water level is so low that fish don’t have enough oxygen to survive.

WALB-TV reports that the natural spring is usually 24 feet deep. Authorities say levels have dropped at least four feet, and all the fish have been pushed into one small area.

Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Supervisor Rob Weller says hundreds of fish have died, including large mouth bass, blue gill and gar.

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Thousands of fish found dead at Woodlands’ pond

Residents whose homes encircle Shadowpoint Pond in The Woodlands awoke Father’s Day morning to a surprise: hundreds of dead fish lined the shore of the neighboring pond.

“There have been a couple of times where there’ve been some dead fish when they’ve treated algae but it’s never been this bad,” said Erin Hayes, a senior at College Park High School, whose family has lived in the surrounding neighborhood for 20 years.

“In the morning we saw this white stuff floating on the lake but we really couldn’t tell what it was…When we got closer we noticed it smelled like dead fish,” Hayes said. “There were also a ton of vultures circling the lake.”

As many as 3,000 fish of various species were killed overnight, likely a result of a lack of oxygen, said Chris Nunes, Director of The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation. Nunes said the fish were found that Sunday afternoon, and the lake was cleaned Monday.

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Dead Fish in Buffalo Pound

Biologists are trying to get to the bottom of a mystery at Buffalo Pound. Thousands of fish have been found floating on the surface of the lake.

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation has been investigating and Fisheries Biologist Adam Matichuk did some initial testing last week, thinking low oxygen levels in the lake caused the fish to die. But that wasn’t the case and now they’re looking at other possible causes. “Perhaps a toxin, herbicide or pesticide or something completely different because it could be a disease as well.”

Some specimens have been sent to Saskatoon for further testing. Matichuk doesn’t think there is a risk to anyone using the lake, including those who eat fish caught in the lake.

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New fish deaths sighted in Taal Lake

BATANGAS CITY—Just days after authorities declared that fish from Taal Lake were already safe to eat following a massive fishkill that spawned an industry nightmare, hundreds of dead “bangus” (milkfish) were seen floating anew off three lakeside villages in Batangas on Monday, police said.

SPO3 Larry Aala, team leader of the Philippine National Police Maritime Group in Batangas, said his men estimated the volume of the latest fish deaths at two tons off Barangay Sampaloc in Talisay town and two tons off Barangays Balakilong and Birinayan in Laurel town.

“We counted only a few sacks full of affected fish this time,” Aala said, comparing it to the hundreds of tons of fish that had died the previous weeks and buried for safety reasons.

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Revelation 16:3 “The Second Bowl
The second poured out his bowl into the sea. It turned to blood like a dead man’s, and all life in the sea died.”

The flotilla of death eventually affects all living things in the seas of this planet.

Finally, the rivers and the underground water sheds are affected; this is because all things are interconnected:

The Third Bowl
“The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.”

ANIMAPOCALYPSE: Hundreds of Penguins Wash Up On Uruguayan Shores

June 9, 2011 Comments off

As many as 600 Magallan penguins have been found dead on Uruguayan coasts; scientists are investigating why so many penguins have died on their way to Brazilian waters.

Authorities said they also spotted turtles, several albatros, and dolphins, in addition to the large amount of penguins.

Scientists are baffled; though it is not unusual to have dead sea life in the area, as large boats do their maintenance in the vicinity, it is very unusual to have such large numbers, as well as the fact that no small animals have washed up ashore, only large animals.

“It’s worrisome, because in these case, the penguins didn’t have oil in them”  said Lourdes Casas, a veterinarian for the Biodiversity Conservation Society of Maldonado, Uruguay. “We’ve performed necropsies and sent samples away for analyses”

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Zephaniah 1:3 “I will sweep away man and animal; I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, and the ruins along with the wicked. I will cut off mankind from the face of the earth—the LORD’s declaration.”

As reported by this ministry on 5/23/11: The oceans and rivers of this planet will soon be giving signs of dread as the death toll surfaces. Rotten decaying flesh will also be washing up on shorelines and river sandbars. Contamination of fresh water has reached the point of no return this side of Yahweh’s later intervention to re-purify the waters of this planet.

Massive Fish Kill Near Philippines Volcano

June 4, 2011 Comments off

More than 800 tons of farmed fish in the northern Philippines died suddenly after the water temperature in the lake containing Taal volcano suddenly changed.

The restive volcano in the middle of Taal Lake has been on a level 2 alert since it was found to have lava rising beneath it.

The massive fish deaths were also due to a sudden drop in the lake’s oxygen level.

That occurred as the onset of the rainy season brought cool runoff into the lake following weeks of scorching temperatures and volcanic heat.

Taal has produced swarms of tremors for the past few weeks, which vulcanologists say were due to the movement of lava.

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Zephaniah 1:3 “I will sweep away man and animal; I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, and the ruins along with the wicked. I will cut off mankind from the face of the earth—the LORD’s declaration.”

Fish Die-Offs Continue

Below is a collection of just some of the news articles from the past days and weeks that report the continued decline in sea-life:

Fish found dead in Valsad estuary again

SURAT\VAPI: In another incident of similar nature in the last couple of months, large number of fish was found dead at the spot where river fresh water meets sea – at least three spots in Valsad district of south Gujarat in the last two days. Source

Dead fish in San Tan Heights due to natural causes

A citizen reported several dead fish in the San Tan Heights pond earlier this month, and according to a resident of the community close to the HOA, the fish deaths were a natural occurrence. Resident John Wolkiewicz posted a photo on Facebook of two dead fish that had surfaced at the lip of the fountain pond at the San Tan Heights residential community located at Mountain Vista and Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley. Source

DNR investigating large fish kill

DU BAY, Wis. (WSAU) – A fish virus has caused a large kill on Lake DuBay and the Stevens Point flowage that is under investigation by the state Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR first learned of the fish kill on Lake DuBay on April 25.  They determined that a virus primarily affecting 3-year-old black crappie caused the kill.  The kill on DuBay has been widespread and has covered many areas of the water with concentrations of dead fish along Seagull Drive and areas to the south. Source

Lakeside NY town hauls away thousands of dead fish

MORIAH, N.Y. — Crews are cleaning up the thousands of dead fish that have washed up along Lake Champlain’s New York shoreline, including a stretch where public campgrounds and beaches are being prepared for opening this spring.

Lakeside residents in Vermont began reporting thousands of dead alewives showing up along the shore earlier this month. Vermont fisheries biologists say alewives, a species not native to the lake, are sensitive to frigid temperatures and likely died off during the winter. Source

Dead fish wash ashore in East Lagoon

DeKALB | The smell of dead fish has recently filled the air by the East Lagoon with many washed up on shore.

Mike Saari, director of the NIU physical plant, said the main cause of this is when a body of water, such as the lagoon, thaws out during the spring. This temperature change makes the water turbulent, moving the water from colder to warmer.

“The warm water comes to the surface and the cold water is almost like a temperature inversion,” Saari said. “That action stirs up a lot of organic material at the bottom of the lagoon and you get concentrations of algae, which makes the oxygen in the water.” Source

Grim haul on the bay: 3 tons of dead fish

As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

A team from the Department of Natural Resources headed out into the Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday to finish a job it first tried on Monday – hauling in hundreds of yards of illegal fish nets bursting with dead, rotting rockfish.

It took four hours for the crew of the M/V A.V. Sandusky to haul in 1,400 yards of gill nets submerged in the bay between Tilghman Island and North Beach.

As the Sandusky pulled into the dock at the DNR’s Matapeake facility on Kent Island, the stench of rotting fish was overwhelming. Flies buzzed around a Dumpster full of fish and a big pile on the deck. Source

Thousands of dead fish in a Mich. river

Thousands of dead fish float along the shoreline of a river near the town of River Rouge, Mich. Residents say the stench is “unbearable.” CBSNews.com’s Nick Dietz reports. Source

Fish die-off hits Lake Champlain

Residents of the Champlain Islands and the lakeshore near St. Albans have reported large numbers of dead alewives washing up on the shoreline.

“It’s pretty disgusting. They are coating the shoreline, and the water’s so high the waves wash the fish up into the yard,” said Joy Kipp, who lives on the Maquam Shore in St. Albans.

The fish — recent nonnative invaders of Lake Champlain — are sensitive to cold water. The thousands of dead alewives floating in the water and washing up on shore likely died during the winter, state fisheries biologist Bernie Pientka said.

“We’ve gotten numerous calls in the last week and a half,” he said. “Whichever way the wind blows, they wash up on that shore. The whole length of the (Sandbar) causeway was a strip of dead fish.” Source

‘Stench of dead fish has affected business’

PANAJI: The stench from dead fish on the Calangute-Candolim beach stretch affected business, say beach shack owners, who now heave a sigh of relief that the mess has been cleared up.

The Calangute-Candolim beach stretch wore a cleaner look on Saturday. However, tar balls began to surface on the same stretch by late evening.

Several theories had been put forward, including of fishing boats offloading their catch into the sea. Tourism director Swapnil Naik said that he had instructed the beach cleaning contractor to deploy additional workers to clean the beach. The cleaning work began in the morning, and had to be discontinued during the noon and the entire area was cleared of the fish by 3.30pm on Friday itself, he said. Source

Dozens Of Fish Found Dead In Madison Pond

MADISON, Miss. — Almost 100 fish were found dead in a pond at Strawberry Patch Park in Madison.Madison Parks Director Vern Booth said agents found a mixture of dead catfish, bass and brim in the pond.He said he was concerned that someone may have put some type of chemical in the lake to kill the fish.A wildlife biologist was called to the scene and said Mother Nature is to blame for the occurrence. Source

Dead sardines surface on Calangute beach

PANAJI: Large quantities of dead fish on the sands of Calangute beach on Thursday took the shine of Goa’s most famous tourist spot, but this did not deter tourists from enjoying themselves, even as water sports operators and hawkers went about their daily business.

The dead sardines were apparently deposited at high tide on the beach on Thursday night. “They are scattered for more than a kilometre on Calangute beach,” a fishermen said. Water sports operators and local fishermen said the fishes may have been dumped by some fishing vessel at sea. Source

Melting Mpls. Lakes Reveal Hundreds of Dead Fish

The long cold winter wasn’t just tough on Minnesotans, it was tough on fish in area lakes.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officials say they’re cleaning up fish at several lakes in the city, which died from a lack of oxygen.

Park officials say they’re seeing dead fish at Diamond Lake, Grass Lake, Lake Harriet, Lake Hiawatha, Lake of the Isles, Loring Pond and Powderhorn Lake.  Both Loring Pond and Powderhorn Lake are seeing more significant fish kills because they are smaller and more shallow. Source

Dead fish found in Ganga; officials suspect water poisoned

Kanpur, Apr 26 (PTI) A large number of dead fish were found floating in the Ganga at Nawabganj area near here and officials suspect that the river water was poisoned by some fish traders. According to the Pollution Control Board (PCB), the level of oxygen in the water was found to be adequate for fish to survive, raising suspicion that traders could have poisoned the fish so that they could be sold in the market. “We got reports yesterday that thousands of dead fish were floating in Ganga river near Durgapurva. When our team reached the spot, they found that the oxygen level of the water was 7-8 mg per litre, which is sufficient for fish to survive. It becomes difficult for them to survive if the level dips to 2-3 mg,” PCB Regional Officer Radheshyam said. The spot where the fish were found dead in large numbers does not have any inflow of effluents either from tanneries or from domestic users, he said. “Hence, there is no possibility of the fish dying due to pollution,” he added. The officer said water samples collected from the spot have been sent to IIT-Kanpur and Indian Taxological Research Centre, Lucknow, to check if poison was mixed in the water. “Only when we get reports from the laboratory, we will be able to draw a conclusion as to how the fish died,” the official said. Source

Other newer disasters and events are in the minds of many, but it’s important to continue to seek out and continue to SEE the SIGNS.


More Dead Sealife Continues to Plague U.S. Beaches

April 3, 2011 2 comments

ALABAMA— Months after the hundreds of birds fell dead from the sky and after thousands of dead fish, crabs, sardines, dolphins, and whales washed ashore worldwide, more dead fish washed ashore in Alabama, and a dead whale washed ashore in Virginia.

There’s still no cause for the hundreds of dead fish that were found dead along the gulf shores over the weekend. They were also found along the gulf state pier Saturday morning. Park officials said it was unusual to see spade fish in that area this early in the year. The dead sigh spanned about three miles of shoreline.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will take the fish in for testing.

In Sandbridge, VA, the carcass of a Sei whale was found Sunday morning. The whale measured 35 to 40 feet long. Staffers from the Virginia Beach Aquarium were called to the site so that it could be secured and would not wash back into the ocean.

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Mankind cannot deter that fact, nor can they clean up the seas of the billions upon billions of dead sea life that will eventually stagnate the life-sustaining waters of this once beautiful gem formed and nurtured to life by our Mother and Her Son Christ Jesus – the former Michael. Pestilence from the decaying dead sea life will eventually spread to all living on the earth. The beginning of the torment meted out will come in progressive stages as the chain reaction of those that depend on and feed upon life in the sea will be starved and begin to also perish, causing further desecration of this planet and bringing more calamity upon those survivors of mankind as Yahweh moves toward a climax of Satan’s present empire.

Hundreds of dead starfish wash up on Talybont beach, UK

March 28, 2011 Comments off

Several hundred dead starfish have been found washed up on a north Wales beach and it comes following the discovery at Talybont, between Harlech and Barmouth in Gwynedd. Authorities reveal that its common for starfish to be washed ashore during spring tides but it was not clear why they had migrated so far up the shoreline.

Common starfish – found around the UK coast – feed on mussels and other crustaceans and while there is no clear reason why the starfish migrated so far along the coast he felt one reason could be a shortage of food. The starfish bodies are not harmful and will probably be eaten by seagulls.

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The unbalanced rains of toxins will cause rivers to dry up as droughts become the norm, and this will culminate into war; world domination for what dwindling resources are left intact.

Revelation 16:12-14 “The Sixth Bowl
The sixth poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the east. Then I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [coming] from the dragon’s mouth, from the beast’s mouth, and from the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons performing signs, who travel to the kings of the whole world to assemble them for the battle of the great day of God, the Almighty.”

Fresh Oil Continues to Wash Ashore in the Bayou

March 23, 2011 Comments off

Fresh Louisiana crude washed into the beaches and dock areas near Grand Isle over the weekend, creating a sickening sight for the residents of this oil battered region. The reddish brown crude and oily sheen lapped onto the sandy and rocky shores, while some people flocked to Grand Isle’s famous white beaches for spring break unaware of the oily assault nearby.

Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle said the oil had hit Elmers island and Lafourch beaches near the main beach area of Grand Isle. He said the oil appeared to be about two miles offshore over the weekend  but then started coming ashore to the west of the island. “It reminded me of the first time we saw oil last summer, a brown reddish sheen.”

The Coast Guard says it is mobilizing workers to lay fresh boom in environmentally sensitive areas and arranging for additional cleanup crews to help as oil comes ashore.

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(From 2010) When everything in the seas die, starting with the Gulf of Mexico, the ramification is this: The dead sea life from the sea alone, not counting the water fowls, will be so numerous as the dead float to the top of the ocean waters, and the stench of decaying oceanic remains, that it will be impossible to clear the ocean of the deadly brew that will start moving through the ocean currents to other areas of the earth’s oceans that surround this planet; that is what the demons were referring to about the “domino effect.” Even they are smart enough to know that the disruption of sea life is catastrophic; we are talking about the cessation of the lives of millions of fish and other sea borne life forms that will die and rot in the oceans of this planet; shipping goods will be disrupted because of the flotilla of carnage in the sea; as mankind tries to correct the growing catastrophe, they will cause a loss of many ships because things will get even further out of hand. The Gulf will represent the loss of the first third of deaths to sea life.

Revelation 8:8, 9 “The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain ablaze with fire was hurled into the sea. So a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.”

26,000 fish die on Rhondda trout farm

March 16, 2011 Comments off

About 26,000 trout have been found dead at a fish farm in Rhondda.

South Wales Police are investigating a suspected poisoning incident that has killed thousands of fish at Blaenrhondda.

Upper Rhondda Angling Association says it believes the action at the trout farm was malicious.

The fishing club estimates it has lost 26,000 fish from fry to 1lb (0.5kg) trout.

Club members say the incident has wiped out two years worth of stock and threatens the association’s future.

One, Robert Langley, said it was “gut wrenching” to see so many dead fish.

“The club could die out. This was the future stock for two years, maybe more,” he said.

Fish from the trout farm are used to stock the club’s private fishing at Llyn Fawr.

The Environment Agency said it was also carrying out an investigation, but confirmed that the Rhondda Fawr river has not been affected by the incident.

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Jeremiah 15:3 “I will ordain four kinds [of judgment] for them”—[this is] the LORD’s declaration—”the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land to devour and destroy.”

Justice SQUARED X 4. This also reveals that everything, including the animal kingdom is involved in this war that ravages throughout the creation. It also gives insight that just as our Mother can met out four kinds of Judgment, She can also PROVIDE for, or institute PROVISIONAL LAW that is set into motion for a specific purpose.

Billions of dead fish invade Redondo’s King Harbor Marina

March 9, 2011 Comments off

Billions of dead sardines are blanketing the sea bottom and floating on the surface of the water this morning at King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach, and officials are trying to figure out what happened.

Fire, police and public works officials are on the scene, at this point working to remove the fish – first thought to be anchovies – as quickly as possible.

“We need to get rid of them,” said Sgt. Phil Keenan of the Redondo Beach Police Department. “This is going to create a terrible pollution and public health issue if we don’t.”

The cause is so far a mystery, but the fish may have died due

to lack of oxygen, Keenan said. They are clustered around the north side of the harbor, the majority in Basins 1 and 2.

Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue said his best guess is that perhaps the high winds last night forced the fish into a small area, where they ran out of oxygen.

“I’m sure we’ll see an increase of sea lions and seals in the Redondo Harbor,” he said.

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Every living thing in the seas continue to slowly die. Mankind cannot deter that fact, nor can they clean up the seas of the billions upon billions of dead sea life that will eventually stagnate the life-sustaining waters of this once beautiful gem formed and nurtured to life by our Mother Yahweh and Her Son Christ Jesus – the former Michael.

Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead

February 20, 2011 Comments off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist’s video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor.

That report is at odds with a recent report by the BP spill compensation czar that said nearly all will be well by 2012.

At a science conference in Washington Saturday, marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia aired early results of her December submarine dives around the BP spill site. She went to places she had visited in the summer and expected the oil and residue from oil-munching microbes would be gone by then. It wasn’t.

“There’s some sort of a bottleneck we have yet to identify for why this stuff doesn’t seem to be degrading,” Joye told the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Washington. Her research and those of her colleagues contrasts with other studies that show a more optimistic outlook about the health of the gulf, saying microbes did great work munching the oil.

“Magic microbes consumed maybe 10 percent of the total discharge, the rest of it we don’t know,” Joye said, later adding: “there’s a lot of it out there.”

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Revelation 8:9

The Second Trumpet

The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain ablaze with fire was hurled into the sea. So a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

5 million aquatic animals die at Mara river in Kenya

February 20, 2011 Comments off

The National Environmental Management Authority (Nema), Public Health Ministry and Kenya Wildlife Service are investigating the deaths of fish in Mara River. Conservationists suspect the deaths that started last week might have been caused by agro chemicals from farms, that drain into the river. Hoteliers in Masai Mara Game Reserve are now expressing fear that the chemicals might kill animals that depend on the river.

“The deaths could have been caused by agro chemicals from large scale farms on the upper side of the river. The chemicals might also kill hippos, crocodiles and other animals that drink water from the river,” said Ben Kipeno, a conservationist from the northern side of the reserve. Mr Kipeno said on Wednesday there were unconfirmed reports that apart from fish, a crocodile and a hippo have already succumbed to effects of the chemicals. He urged the Government to rein in farmers along the river who use potent chemicals and claimed that despite several complaints to Nema no action has been taken. Officials from KWS who were dispatched from Nairobi took samples of the fish to the Government Chemist for further tests to ascertain the cause of the deaths. When The Standard visited the river, dead fish were floating with scavengers, including the Marabou stork, feeding on them. The Narok South Nema officer in charge Gabriel Tambushi said initial reports had indicated that more than five million fish were killed at the confluence of the seasonal Moyan River in Transmara with the Mara following a heavy flood.

“The sudden change of weather that resulted into heavy mist covering the water surface, inhibiting fish and other animals that depend on the river from breathing might have been the cause of the deaths,” said Tambushi. He did not rule out poisonous agro chemicals from farms, which depended on Mara River for irrigation.

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Genesis 1:26 “Then God said…, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”

Ecclesiastes 9:12 “For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net, or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time, as it suddenly falls on them.”

Mankind has proved itself to be in Satan’s image. Mankind has been revoked of any rule over the animal kingdom as the destroyer angel brings devastation to the wildlife as a preview of what mankind can expect to rain down upon itself and surface from the depths of a poisoned planet. The rain of dead fowl and sea life coming to the surface will reveal the stagnation of mankind’s own future fate. The curse coupled with plague is ever widening on this planet. Look beyond Arkansas children. Remain steadfast in your faith. Only a remnant will survive what has come in upon this planet.

Major die-off of fish along lakefront

February 19, 2011 Comments off

A bizarre scene is evolving on the Chicago lakefront, with Canada geese and mallard ducks gulping down dead or dying gizzard shad. A major die-off of what appears to be the 2010 class is happening in Chicago harbors. Thousands, perhaps far more than that, of dead gizzard shad in the 3- to 5-inch range are frozen in the ice of Chicago harbors or floating around in open patches of water. “Gizzard shad are pretty sensitive,’’ Lake Michigan Program biologist Dan Makauskas said. “On the toughness scale, the herrings are pretty soft.’’Gizzard shad, members of the herring family, are more sensitive to drops in oxygen levels than most fish. And thick ice came early to Chicago harbors in December.  The massive die-off was first documented Thursday by Carl Vizzone, a North Side fisherman who sits on the board of Perch America. What caught his eye was Canada geese and mallards eating dying shad at open water by DuSable and Diversey harbors. “This is not normal,’’ he said.

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Justice SQUARED X 4. This also reveals that everything, including the animal kingdom is involved in this war that ravages throughout the creation. It also gives insight that just as our Mother can met out four kinds of Judgment, She can also PROVIDE for, or institute PROVISIONAL LAW that is set into motion for a specific purpose.

Jeremiah 15:3 “I will ordain four kinds [of judgment] for them”—[this is] the LORD’s declaration—”the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land to devour and destroy.”

‘Concerning’ mass of dead fish, ducks blankets Little River in Windsor

February 19, 2011 1 comment

WINDSOR, Ont. — There’s an increasingly smelly fish-and-duck soup at the mouth of Little River as thousands of dead shad and several dozen dead ducks blanket the water’s surface, causing some alarm among residents.

“It seems a little strange,” said Mike Stoyshin, who noticed the mass of dead gizzard shad in the river while going for a walk Tuesday evening.

When he got a little closer, he realized there were several dead mallard and merganser ducks floating among the fish.

Mysterious fish deaths fan villagers’ fears in northern Turkey

February 19, 2011 Comments off

Sudden and unexplained mass fish deaths in the Black Sea region of Turkey have local residents worried about the safety of their water supply and calling on officials to solve the mystery.

When residents in Mescitli village in Gümüşhane province first observed dead fish in Harşit stream 15 days ago, they thought the fish had died of natural causes, said village head Cenk İnce.

“However, when we realized the number of dead fish had risen, we urgently informed the officials. There were fish for two kilometers along the shore, which worried us. We are using the stream’s water in our agricultural activities,” İnce said, according to the Doğan news agency, or DHA. He added that the villagers have urged officials to investigate immediately.

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Genesis 1:26 “Then God said…, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”

Ecclesiastes 9:12 “For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net, or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time, as it suddenly falls on them.”

Mankind has proved itself to be in Satan’s image. Mankind has been revoked of any rule over the animal kingdom as the destroyer angel brings devastation to the wildlife as a preview of what mankind can expect to rain down upon itself and surface from the depths of a poisoned planet. The rain of dead fowl and sea life coming to the surface will reveal the stagnation of mankind’s own future fate. The curse coupled with plague is ever widening on this planet. Look beyond Arkansas children. Remain steadfast in your faith. Only a remnant will survive what has come in upon this planet.

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