July 11, 2011


Dozens of ducks dying at Denver's Garland Park

Dozens of dead ducks are littering a popular lake in Denver, and wildlife officials are trying to figure out what’s killing the birds at Garland Park at Holly St. and Cherry Creek Drive North.

... FOX 31 Denver notified the health department about the gruesome discovery, it sent crews to remove the ducks and test the water quality.

The dead birds were sent the Division of Wildlife for additional testing.

Greg Thomas with Denver’s Environmental health division says they suspect the bird disease, Avian Botulism, is to blame. It comes from bacteria in the water and causes paralysis.

KWGN Denver Channel 2 News - www.kwgn.com
06 Jul 2011
H Hemmat
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA - Map It

Alewives fouling beaches in southeast Wisconsin. Those little dead fish are washing up on the shore of Lake Michigan again.

The state Department of Natural Resources is reporting signs of dead alewives from Kenosha to Door counties. At this point, there is no reason to believe the die-off is unusual, said Bradley Eggold, southern Lake Michigan fisheries supervisor.

But the DNR took samples of alewives in the Milwaukee Harbor this week to learn why the fish are dying. They will be tested for a host of possible ailments, including viral hemorrhagic septicemia, a fish disease that was discovered in the Great Lakes in 2005.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - www.jsonline.com
07 Jul 2011
L Bergquist
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Map It

Photo courtesy of The Guardian, Week in Wildlife

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