Event Summary for 2019
MASS ANIMAL DEATH LIST
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While algal blooms are common here, they are usually constrained to a few months in late summer or early fall, and are mainly noticeable for the dark, greenish-red color they give the water. But this bloom has lasted from one season into the next without reprieve, and achieved the unusually high densities believed to be responsible for killing so much wildlife.
Sanibel Island is usually bustling at this time of year, but the sight and smell of scores of dead fish on beaches, and reports on the bloom in the news, have kept many tourists away.
The algae also causes mild respiratory irritation, so those who brave the smell can spend their time on the beach – if they can put up with a cough and watery eyes. People with asthma or other respiratory diseases are at risk of more serious complications, however.
“There’s definitely been many, many, fewer people,” said Hillman, the sunset reflecting on the reddish tint in the water behind her last week.
Clean-up crews had removed the dead fish from the sand earlier in the day, but the water was still dark, and the beach was sparsely populated. “This is the cleanest the beaches have been in two weeks,” she added.
Though Sanibel’s beaches have now been cleaned up – the bloom is continuing. read more...
More than 1,000 of the majestic beasts native to Yellowstone Park have been culled for winter, in what authorities described as population control.
Yellowstone spokeswoman Morgan Warthin confirmed on Monday a total of 1,155 bison were removed – far surpassing any expectation for the season.
Authorities have however said this is an entirely natural procedure which takes place every year before winter.
In a statement, Park authorities revealed the number of culled bison went beyond their initial 600 to 900 estimate.
Wildlife managers try to maintain the number of bison on the loose in Yellowstone, by culling their populations each winter.
The Yellowstone bison are either hunted down or sent for slaughter. Slaughtered bison meat is then donated to Native American tribes.
But another incident involving the police, firefighters and rescue vehicles swarming the Park has triggered a fresh round of doubt.
According to Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs, there is a possibility eruption at Yellowstone – and officials are now gearing up to be ready for when that day comes. read more…