Wildlife Health News Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Stay in the know- Wildlife Health Headlines 2019 Edition!

Projects needing volunteer help

B.C. Bat Count: 'Citizen scientists' needed to help with the Burnaby bat count British Columbia, Canada, June 3, 2019
https://www.burnabynow.com/news/citizen-scientists-needed-to-help-with-the-burnaby-bat-count-1.23842752

BC Community Bat Program: BC Annual Bat Count seeks Squamish volunteers June 2, 2019
https://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/bc-annual-bat-count-seeks-squamish-volunteers-1.23842444

Mammals

Experts Concerned About Health of Humpback Whale Near Alameda, CA June 3, 2019
https://kcbsradio.radio.com/media/audio-channel/experts-concerned-about-health-humpback-whale-near-alameda

Additional information- Raw Video: Sick Humpback Whale In San Francsico Bay June 3, 2019
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/4097278-raw-video-sick-humpback-whale-in-san-francsico-bay/

Deaths of 75 West Coast gray whales declared 'unusual mortality event' June 3, 2019
https://www.kuow.org/stories/gray-whale-die-off-sparks-federal-investigation

Two gray whales found dead in Western Washington June 4, 2019
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Two-more-gray-whales-wash-ashore-in-Western-Washington-510810031.html

Refuge’s ferrets wiped out after plague strikes prairie dogs in Montana June 3, 2019
https://wildlife.org/refuges-ferrets-wiped-out-after-plague-strikes-prairie-dogs/

After more than 50 dead deer found nearby — some with latex gloves, plastic bags in their stomachs — a Utah landfill is making changes June 1, 2019
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/05/31/dead-deer-found-utah/

Two gray wolves killed in Washington State; probe underway June 3, 2019
https://www.missoulacurrent.com/outdoors/2019/06/wolves-killed-washington/

Raccoon test positive for rabies in Poquoson, VA June 3, 2019
https://wtkr.com/2019/06/03/raccoon-test-positive-for-rabies-in-poquoson/

Raccoon tests positive for rabies in suburban West Palm Beach, FL neighborhood June 3, 2019
https://cbs12.com/news/local/raccoon-tests-positive-for-rabies-in-suburban-west-palm-beach-neighborhood

Man bit by rabid raccoon raises concerns for Virginia Department of Health June 3, 2019
https://wset.com/news/local/man-bit-by-rabid-racoon-raises-concerns-for-virginia-department-of-health

Three cow elephants found dead, believed poisoned near Kluang, Johor Baru June 4, 2019
https://www.thesundaily.my/local/three-cow-elephants-found-dead-believed-poisoned-NB939582

Otter dies after Tennessee park guests throw food into habitat June 3, 2019
https://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now/otter-dies-after-tennessee-park-guests-throw-food-into-habitat/954889471

FWP working with local, state officials on CWD response in Libby, MT June 3, 2019
https://billingsgazette.com/outdoors/fwp-working-with-local-state-officials-on-cwd-response-in/article_9d532bff-4d8f-519f-ac0e-ea4b33c25930.html

The Poop Scoop: How Dung Helps Us Understand Rhino Reproduction June 3, 2019
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/global-health-program/news/poop-scoop-how-dung-helps-us-understand-rhino-reproduction

What you need to know about saving our tiniest wildlife June 4, 2019
https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/what-you-need-to-know-about-saving-our-tiniest-wil/3745048/

How to drench a wombat and cure the mange: ACT trial is a success June 4, 2019
https://aboutregional.com.au/how-to-drench-a-wombat-and-cure-the-mange-act-trial-is-a-success/

Buffalo Zoo euthanizes its only tiger after checkup finds tumors, NY June 3, 2019
https://buffalonews.com/2019/06/03/buffalo-zoo-euthanizes-its-only-tiger-after-tumors-found-during-checkup/

Birds

Cliff Swallow deaths in Tuolumne County, CA June 3, 2019
https://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/7206298-151/cliff-swallows-are-dying-under-108-overpass-on

Unangan culture impacted by mass die-off of seabirds in the Bering Sea June 2, 2019
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Unangan-culture-impacted-by-mass-die-off-of-seabirds-in-the-Bering-Sea-510746261.html

Scientists Link Climate Change to Recent Puffin Deaths June 3, 2019
https://www.care2.com/causes/scientists-link-climate-change-to-recent-puffin-deaths.html

Amphibians

A deadly fungus threatens to wipe out 100 frog species – here’s how it can be stopped June 3, 2019
https://theconversation.com/a-deadly-fungus-threatens-to-wipe-out-100-frog-species-heres-how-it-can-be-stopped-117842

Local researcher aims to better understand, preserve amphibian populations TX June 3, 2019
https://www.myplainview.com/news/agriculture/article/Local-researcher-aims-to-better-understand-13925749.php

Fish

President takes control over mass fish die-off in Ural River June 4, 2019
https://www.inform.kz/en/president-takes-control-over-mass-fish-die-off-in-ural-river_a3533992

Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in Jacksonville Beach, FL June 3, 2019
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/hundreds-of-dead-fish-wash-ashore-in-jacksonville-beach/77-74741457-7108-4454-83c9-9329918bdfa4

UK centre designated as global reference laboratory to tackle aquatic animal disease June 4, 2019
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-centre-designated-as-global-reference-laboratory-to-tackle-aquatic-animal-disease

Invertebrates

Fishing-related sediment choking out British Columbia's sea sponges: study June 3, 2019
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/fishing-related-sediment-choking-out-british-columbias-sea-sponges-study

Sea sponges can act like surveillance cameras for the oceans June 3, 2019
https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/sea-sponge-underwater-surveillance-02062019/

Posted by archaeopteryx archaeopteryx, June 04, 2019 20:01

Comments

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Wow! Great click-athon! I immediately checked out "President takes control of fish die-off," hoping for a change of heart, but it was the one from Kazakhstan...

Posted by andreacala 4 months ago (Flag)
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Yeah, that article is referring to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan.

Posted by archaeopteryx 4 months ago (Flag)

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