Mystery as thousands of sea turtles discovered floating off El Salvador and thousands of Portuguese man o’ war on shore in Australia

A few days after Selma made landfall in El Salvador, up to 400 dead sea turtles have been discovered floating off El Salvador coast.

Meanwhile, in Rosedale, Australia, thousands of Portuguese man o’ were discovered covering a beach. Both mass die-offs remain a mystery for officials and scientists.

The ecosystem collapse continues around the world with two latest massive die-offs reported in El Salvador and Australia.

400 sea turtles found dead off El Salvador

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) confirmed the discovery of about 400 dead sea turtles floating on the Bay of Jiquilisco, in the department of Usulután on November 1, 2017.

The turtles were located 7 nautical miles from the coast, all in a state of high decomposition.

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Dead sea turtles dound off El Salvador on November 1 2017. via Twitter

To date scientists have no idea about the cause of their death.

A similar find was reported in 2013, when hundreds of sea turtles were found dead off El Salvador’s coast.

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The cause of the death of the 400 sea turtles found off El Salvador is unknown. via Twitter

The cause of death could be a neurotoxin produced by algae during ‘red tides’. I would also suggest that Selma may have had an impact of the turtle population.

Thousands of poisonous Portuguese man o’ war discovered dead on beaches in Australia

A wriggling mass of venomous Bluebottles – known outside Australia as Portuguese Man o’War – was discovered at Barlings Beach in New South Wales, Australia on November 3, 2017.

The venomous floating terror were all just blowing into the bay and floating underwater… An invasion of alien jellyfish-like creature?

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thousands of Portuguese man o’ war were found dead along a beach in Australia on November 3 2017. via Youtube

The marine ecosystem collapse is underway… Hopefully we will be able to reajust.

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