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More dead creatures wash ashore in Nova Scotia

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 CGK    2,623

This is a real problem! Our oceans are dying along with everything in them.  We are next!

 

Massive numbers of dead starfish, clams, lobsters and mussels have washed up on a western Nova Scotia beach, compounding the mysterious deaths of tens of thousands of herring in the area.

Ted Leighton, an adjunct biology professor at Nova Scotia’s University of Sainte-Anne, said social media photos showing bottom-dwellers strewn in the sand near Plympton, N.S., could be an indication that the phenomenon that has killed schools of herring in St. Marys Bay is possibly spreading to new species.

The retired veterinary pathologist has compiled more than 40 sightings of dead herring since late November, to shed light on an ecological puzzle that has stumped the scientific community.

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A starfish, a lobster and a herring have very little in common, said Leighton, and it’s unlikely that an infectious disease, which targets a narrow range of organisms, could wipe out such a diverse cross-section of marine life.

Leighton said the only trait the fish share is where they live — the bottom of St. Marys Bay — so the answer may lie near the sea floor. A lethal change in marine habitat, like toxic water contamination or lack of oxygen, has the potential to wipe out all life it touches, he said.

More: http://www.torontosun.com/2016/12/28/more-dead-creatures-wash-ashore-in-nova-scotia

 

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 CGK    2,623

The beaches in Nova Scotia are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen.  The Bay of Fundy is breathtaking with the highest tides in the world. This story is very disturbing to me and should be to you too.

Something is amiss in the environment? No kidding....

Officers with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans were out surveying beaches Wednesday in Nova Scotia's Digby and Annapolis counties, hoping to find answers to why thousands of dead sea creatures have been washing ashore.

The distressing amount of sea life and diversity of species found dead on some beaches on Nova Scotia's coast along the Bay of Fundy over the past few weeks has been puzzling.

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Now that so many different species are being found dead, Daborn said disease is unlikely to be the cause. He said it indicates something amiss in the environment.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-dead-herring-lobsters-starfish-mystery-1.3914056

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 Iamawake    241
3 hours ago, CGK said:

The beaches in Nova Scotia are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen.  The Bay of Fundy is breathtaking with the highest tides in the world. This story is very disturbing to me and should be to you too.

Something is amiss in the environment? No kidding....

Officers with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans were out surveying beaches Wednesday in Nova Scotia's Digby and Annapolis counties, hoping to find answers to why thousands of dead sea creatures have been washing ashore.

The distressing amount of sea life and diversity of species found dead on some beaches on Nova Scotia's coast along the Bay of Fundy over the past few weeks has been puzzling.

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Now that so many different species are being found dead, Daborn said disease is unlikely to be the cause. He said it indicates something amiss in the environment.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-dead-herring-lobsters-starfish-mystery-1.3914056

Yup..to many species being affected at the same time.

The saying that was commonplace, during the Codfish destruction, come to mind.....She's gone bye's.. She's gone.

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