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Massive shark deaths in the pacific.

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#1 Floppin



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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

Dozens of leopard sharks have been washing up dead in California since April, and now a necropsy shows at least one of the sharks died of massive internal bleeding, such that blood was even coming out of the shark's skin, according to a Daily News report.

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The necropsy, conducted by the California Department of Fish and Game, uncovered "inflammation, bleeding and lesions in the brain, and hemorrhaging from the skin near vents." According to the Daily News story, bleeding was additionally detected around the tested female's other internal organs.


Just another in a long line of large marine life kills over the last few months.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:22 PM

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 02:44 AM

U.S.: Dead walleye showing up by the thousands in Ohio

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:52 AM

Not the kind of shark deaths I was thinking about when I opened this thread

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:50 AM

Slj at it again.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:56 AM


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

Its only news if it is out of the ordinary which it isn't. Mass animal deaths, - birds fish and mammals - happen regularly. Now that here is a Google map application and a funny term for it of course some people will think its news.

According to the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in the US over the past 10 years 175 mass deaths events exceeding 1,000 birds occurred

A biology technician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in La Crosse, Gehri has collected dead waterfowl on the Mississippi River every spring and fall for the past eight years.

Federal records show that mass die-offs of critters, birds, fish and sea creatures happen somewhere in North America at the rate of 3 to 4 times a week but are often unnoticed.

Only recently have these events been noticed by the general public due to the internet’s ability to spread news rapidly. Experts say the die-offs are often unrelated to each other and are caused by a variety of reasons such as disease or extreme weather.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Wisconsin has been tracking mass animal, bird, and fish deaths since 1970, said wildlife disease expert LeAnn White. According to White, the sky and streams occasionally turn deadly. Sometimes disease, pollution or something unexplainable cause the deaths.

Edited by Happy Panther, 14 May 2011 - 11:25 AM.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:04 PM

I thought some sharks were getting some tasty treats,humans,but this is odd news!