Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mass Animal Deaths Continue

More and more seals are washing up on New Jersey beaches recently, according to reports given to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J.

There have been 26 seal strandings in New Jersey since November, sources say. Fourteen of those strandings happened in February.

While it is not unusual for seals to get stranded this time of year, there are more than usual showing up on Jersey shore beaches, according to a spokeswoman for the Brigantine center.

REDONDO BEACH (KTLA) -- Authorities say the millions of dead fish that washed up in King Harbor near Redondo Beach are not the victims of foul play.

The dead fish, mostly sardines along with anchovies and mackerel, are apparently floating up to the surface from the ocean floor.

KTLA's Sky5 captured images of the fish completely coating the water's surface in Basins 1 and 2 of the north side of King Harbor.

"All evidence points to oxygen deprivation as cause of death," says California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan.

No comments:

Post a Comment