August 15, 2011


[On the protocol by an outbreak of botulism in Coldstream]
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After the analysis done for the dead specimens of several species of birds in the lagoon Navaseca, located in the town of Coldstream (Ciudad Real), near the National Park of Tablas, has detected the bacterium Clostridium botulinum ', for which is activated with the protocol for an outbreak of botulism in this area.

From the Recovery Center Wildlife 'The Chaparrillo' in Ciudad Real, technicians of the Board have proceeded to take samples and send them to detect the toxin that causes the disease is carried out in Department of Toxicology Research Institute Hunting Resources (IREC) in Ciudad Real, which has confirmed an outbreak of botulism reported by the Board in a press release.

... So far, we have collected a total of 42 dead and 21 live specimens. Among the species affected are the Coot (Fulica atra), which is the most abundant (32 specimens), stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Mallard (Ananas platirinchos), Gadwall (Anas strepera), black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) and Malvasia (Oxyura leucocephala).

Europa Press -
11 Aug 2011
Location: Ciudad Real, Spain -
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Mystery fish kill worries locals

A Giant groper has died in the Burrum River, prompting speculation as to why fish are perishing in an apparently healthy waterway.

The stench of decaying fish hangs over sections of the river and stunned barramundi are reportedly being caught by hand as they swim aimlessly in the shallows.

Fraser Coast Chronicle -
13 Aug 2011
Location: Burrum River, Queensland, Australia - Map It

Photo courtesy of The Guardian's The Week in Wildlife

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