Mass animal deaths around the world

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A bizarre string of mass animal deaths around the world, beginning with thousands of birds falling from the sky in Arkansas on New Year's Eve, has become the biggest environmental mystery at the beginning of 2011. Fish, birds and crabs have been dying in large numbers, leaving people the world over wondering: What is going on?

Fish death in Arkansas  
Fish death in Arkansas Around 80,000 to 100,000 drum fish washed up dead on the shores of the Arkansas River,near the city of Ozark of the U.S. on New Year's eve. [Full story]
Arkansas birds death   
Arkansas birds death  

Around 5,000 dead red-winged blackbirds dropped from the sky in Arkansas, southern America on Dec.30. [Full story]

1,000 birds drop from the sky in US

Experts: Mass bird deaths rare, not apocalyptic [Video]

Fish in Brazil   
Fish in Brazil Millions of fish in Brazil 100 tons of dead sardines have occurred in Brazil's beaches on Dec.30. 
Black birds in Louisiana   
Black birds in Louisiana Another 500 blackbirds were found carcasses littered a quarter-mile stretch of road in Louisiana on Jan.3. Experts said it was too early to connect the Arkansas bird deaths to those in Louisiana. [Full story
2 million fish in Maryland   
2 million fish in Maryland Millions of tiny fish went belly up in Chesapeake Bay of Maryland. Local authorities suspect disease was to blame there. [Full story]
Dead fish in New Zealand   
Dead fish in New Zealand

Dead fish in New Zealand A 'carpet' of dead snapper has been washed up at at Little Bay and Waikawau Bay on New Zealand beach, according to the New Zealand Herald on Jan.4. It suspects cold temperatures killed them. 

Jackdaws in Sweden  
Jackdaws in Sweden In a week after bird deaths in the U.S., up to 100 jackdaws were found dead in a snow-covered street in Sweden on Jan.5. Results showed that the birds had died of external force.[Full story]
40,000 crabs in England  
40,000 crabs in England More than 40,000 Devil crabs were found along beaches of the Kent coast,England. It is the latest news in a series of bizarre animal deaths sweeping the world. [Full story]

Birds in Romania


Bird death mystery solved: they 'drank' themselves to death

Dozens of starlings were found dead in Constanta, a small village located 160 miles east of Bucharest, Romania. But there was no mystery regarding the death of a flock of birds in Romania last week—they were simply drunk. [Full story]

Fish in L.A.  

Fish wash up dead in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles   

Lack of oxygen in the water might be the cause for the death of millions of small fish, primarily sardines, at Redondo Beach's King Harbor near Los Angeles. [Full story]

Decline of honeybee 


Mysterious decline of honeybee

Mass deaths of bee colonies happend in many parts of the world. Experts said it may be part of a wider, hidden threat to wild insect pollinators vital to human food supplies.[Full story]


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