In August 2014, whales, fish and other aquatic organisms have experienced increasing strandings, mass die-offs and other pollution problems!
But the reason why remains enigmatic! There is really something strange happening in our oceans worldwide. Here a few news article supporting this point of view!
Dead Whale at Sea View Beach Karachi – Pakistan
An estimated 70-foot whale washed up on the coast of Karachi on Tuesday morning. Local fishermen in the locality of Ghas Bandar area along the coastal belt said the whale got entangled into their fishing net. The whale was already dead when it was dragged to the shore.
Minke Whale washes ashore on Cape Cod Beach – USA
A minke whale spotted bleeding off the coast of Cape Cod on Sunday died and washed ashore at a Truro beach on Monday morning. The whale was between 20 and 25 feet long and weigh between three and five tons. Sad!
Another Minke whale found dead in Barnstable Harbor – USA
The whale was originally seen in the harbor in open water with the ability to swim, so no rescue attempt was made. But on Sunday, the 18-foot minke whale was found dead in Barnstable Harbor near Millway Marina Sunday morning.
Dead whale found near Tauroa Pt – New Zealand
A 15m whale found dead south of Ahipara is the second in a fortnight to wash up on Ninety Mile Beach. The baleen-type whale was first spotted on Wednesday by a member of the public in rock pools offshore where the water was too rough for a closer inspection. It was initially thought to be small, about 3m long, but its true size became apparent yesterday when it washed up on a beach near Tauroa Pt. Its species is not yet known.
Whales too abundant in Irish waters – Ireland
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) reports upwards of 30 fin whales along a 50km stretch of the West Cork coastline in southern Ireland, between the Old Head of Kinsale and the Kedge area, which is unusual for this time of year.
And if you add:
- People killing a shark for a selfie
- Mussel ‘catastrophe’ in France as mussel production plummets 90 per cent
- A rare deep-sea fish (stingray-like skate) washed up at Spanish Banks, Vancouver
- Blood red Gulf of Mexico along Florida Coast
- And four anchovies mass die-off (killing millions each) within one month in California
There is really something weird going on in our oceans… and with us humans!
Either pollution, intense fishing or ocean noise! What do you think is responsible for these whale strandings and other strange sea phenomena occuring around the world?