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2nd massive fish kill off the coast of Japan


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

2nd massive fish kill off the coast of Japan: 10 thousand sardines found dead in South Kanagawa
Posted on June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012 – JAPAN - Ten thousand sardines were found dead on the beach in Minami shitaura machi Miura city Kanagawa as well.
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation staff reported it to the city government around at 15:00 6/14/2012.

Probably it’s been a few days since they were washed up. From the result of simple water quality testing, nothing abnormal was found. Prefectural government is going to investigate more.

Staff talks there is a possibility that the sardines were chased after large predators from offshore, but a farmer near this area talks he hasn’t seen such a thing before.

Last week a massive fish kill was also reported near Chiba Japan. –Fukushima Diary

http://theextinction...south-kanagawa/

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:42 PM

And over on the US west coast:

June 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

[Updated at 12:15 p.m.: Redondo Beach officials said initial assessments suggest oxygen depletion in the King Harbor basins caused the massive fish die-off.

City Manager Bill Workman said city officials with the help of marine experts would help determine if there was any environmental issue involved. Tests are now being performed on the water as officials begin removing the dead fish, which city officials estimated to be in the millions.

http://latimesblogs....ing-harbor.html

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:43 PM

Southwest Africa:

Turning sardines into superheroes. I'm Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update.
"Off the coast of southwest Africa, toxic gas is bubbling up from the ocean floor, killing marine life across areas as large as New Jersey, and even worsening the greenhouse effect. What could stop this menace? Why, the lowly sardine.
Andrew Bakun is a professor of marine biology and fisheries at the University of Miami. He says the toxic gas comes from decaying microscopic plankton—microscopic plants that sardines normally eat.
Bakun:
They have very fine filters in their gill rakers, and they can actually filter these microscopic phytoplankton directly out of the water, and actually consume them directly.
With the local sardine population decimated by overfishing, Dr. Bakun says a rebound might stave off the toxic eruptions. And protecting other sardine populations could stop this from becoming a global problem. I'm Bob Hirshon for AAAS, the Science Society……."
more here
http://sciencenetlin...dates/sardines/

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:09 PM

Radiation wasn't that good for them after all. :fp:

Maybe CE can find something in the :bt: about this, I'm

sure the gays are to blame, them or obama, gotta be one of them.

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