Pelicans and other species of aquatic birds dying in Florida after being disoriented and bleeding from the mouth: Reason unknown

Friday, May 19, 2017
By Paul Martin

TheBigWobble.org
Friday, 19 May 2017

Pelicans and other species of aquatic birds are reportedly dying off from the coast near Amelia Island all the way south to Ponte Vedra Beach, sea life researchers say.
Researchers with the Florida Sea Grant Extension of Northeast Florida, a part of the Unversity of Florida/IFAS Extension Program based in Flagler County, say ospreys, pelicans, gulls, and anhingas are a part of this die-off.
These birds appear to become disoriented, the researchers say, and somehow find themselves far from the ocean and their habitats.
Their feathers become dry, brittle, bleached and lack proper waterproofing.
Some can even be seen bleeding from the mouth.
The majority of the sick birds are near the mouth of the St. Johns River, researchers say.
Possibly related is a rainbow-colored sheen atop sea form at the beach of Little Talbot.
Sick pelicans have also been spotted in the lake at the Guana Wildlife Management area. Veterinarians with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have collected the carcasses of some of the birds and are testing them to find out more information.
Sea Grant Extension researchers say if you see find dead birds, report them to the Florida Fish and Wildlife bird mortality database at this: Link
Don’t touch them.

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One Response to “Pelicans and other species of aquatic birds dying in Florida after being disoriented and bleeding from the mouth: Reason unknown”

  1. Money Trollup

    How quickly we forget about how BP destroyed the Gulf Of Mexico. Can you say Corexit ? Sure you can . Who owns the clean up company that uses Corexit that kills the ocean life ? Dickless Chainy.

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/04/bp-corexit-deepwater-horizon-epa-dispersant

    #3233606

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