Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:03 UTC
In a shocking incident, a one-and-a-half-year-old boy was attacked by a stray dog here on Friday.
Nandu, son of Ranjith of Krishna Vilasam near the Palliyadi temple in Chavara, was sleeping inside the house when the dog dragged him out of the house.
The incident happened around 8.30 pm on Friday.
As his parents went to a neighbour's house to fetch water, the dog bit the kid and dragged him out of the house.
Upon hearing his cries, a woman in the neighbourhood rushed to the spot and rescued the kid.
Yann Kolbeinsson biologist with the Icelandic Institute of Natural History said the bird is found dead mostly on the shores in areas in the north of the country. "Its all kinds of black seabirds, mostly it's the Common Murre and the Razorbill, but we have received reports and seen photos of dead Puffin, Thick Billed Murre and Little Auke. But the largest numbers of deaths seem to be of the Common Murre." Kolbeinsson informs, he goes on to tell that malnourishment seems to be the most likely explanation, all thought this has not been verified with extensive research.
The Gympie Times
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:49 UTC
Thousands of dead fish were reported to Department of Environment and Heritage Protection between Teewah and Double Island Point.
And thousands more have been reported to The Gympie Times as lining the tide line along more than 1km at Rainbow Beach.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers from Rainbow Beach had also noted dead fish during their beach patrols, an EHP representative said on Friday.
The representative said the department had received two reports so far through its pollution hotline, involving large numbers of fish between Teewah and DIP.
The Times of India
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:54 UTC
His uncle Ranjit Singh said he went to a dargah after coming back from school and was attacked by a pack of dogs. He sustained grievous injuries on his head and neck and was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries. Ranjit Singh said his brother didn't keep well and the victim's mother worked. The district administration marked an inquiry into the incident.
Deputy commissioner, Tarn Taran, D P S Kharbanda said they couldn't kill stray dogs due to existing laws.
"But I have deputed a SDM to catch all stray dogs and leave them in a dog pond," he said. Local MLA Harmeet Singh visited the house of the deceased and assured help to the family.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:19 UTC
Oarfish, which can grow to over 56 feet (17 meters) in length, are usually found at depths of between 200 to 1,000 meters, but since February 8, three have been found off the northern coast of Mindanao island, in the south of the archipelago.
The latest leviathan was found on Saturday on a beach in the city of Cagayan de Oro, measuring around 15 feet long, though it later died, according to ABS.
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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:26 UTC
The 26-year-old was repeatedly bitten on his left leg by what his friends thought was either a bull or tiger shark.
The attack occurred while the man was diving near Hinchinbrook Island, off the Queensland coast.
Following the attack the man's friends took him by boat to the mainland town of Cardwell where paramedics stemmed the bleeding and stabilised his condition.
He was then flown by helicopter to Cairns Base Hospital, some 90 miles to the north.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:51 UTC
Fifty-six dolphins and whales have washed up on beaches in Ireland so far this year making 2017 the worst on record for such strandings.
The number of deaths is a fivefold increase on the same period in 2010. They have prompted an unprecedented meeting this week between experts from state marine and wildlife agencies and fishing and trawler organisations to discover what is killing so many of the species.
Pollution, trawler nets, disease, natural causes and inclement weather are all possible causes for the demise of the marine mammals whose beached bodies are being discovered almost every other day on some part of the coastline.
Former taoiseach Charlie Haughey famously made Ireland the first whale and dolphin sanctuary in Europe in 1991 during his last term in office but this decade has seen more than 1,000 of the creatures stranding.
Press and Journal
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:37 UTC
The sea mammal was found on the sands of St Cyrus Beach on February 14 and was reported to the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme.
However it was already dead when found, and is said to be "extremely decomposed" to the point where experts cannot identify which type of whale it is.
A team from National Museums Scotland are collecting the remains, and will transfer them to a lab to pinpoint the species.
The Tico Times
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:35 UTC
Preliminary online reports from various agencies including marine conservation group Fundación MarViva say that the washed-up hordes of fish were seen for a few kilometers.
According to a Facebook post from MarViva, it seems only to be a sardine species that suffered the widespread deaths. However, no exact cause for the incident is yet known.
The report said it is unlikely that the phenomenon was caused by chemical poisoning or that it has anything to do with warmer water temperatures in the Gulf of Nicoya, since a single species appears to have been affected.
The following video posted to Twitter by Coast Guard officials shows the sheer scale of fish left dead on the surrounding beach:
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:16 UTC
At about 8:20 a.m., emergency personnel were called to a home on Charles Thomas Road, according to a news release from the Clarksville Police Department. They found a 5-year-old boy who had extensive injuries from being mauled by the family's two dogs.
The child was transported to Tennova Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.
Both dogs are English mastiffs, each under 1 year old. The dogs have been placed in the custody of Montgomery County Animal Control, the release said.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Tim Anderson (931) 648-0656 ext. 5132 or the TIPS line at 645-TIPS.