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Florida’s Endangered Manatees Faced Another Deadly Year

Posted by feww on January 5, 2012

453 dead manatees recovered in Florida waters

Cold water raises the Manatee death toll total for the third consecutive year.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – January 5

[January 5, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,532 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Florida, USA.“Cold stress’’ killed over a quarter of the 453 dead manatees recovered in Florida waters, state wildlife biologists said.
    • It was the third consecutive year that cold water drove up the annual death total, the second-highest on record.
    • At least 88 of the sea cows were killed by boats.
    • Brevard county topped the list with 100 manatee deaths including 28 from cold stress and 7 from boats.
    • In 2010, a record 766 carcasses were found.
    • In 2009, 429 dead manatees were recovered.

Other Global Disasters

  • Mindanao Island, Philippines.Disaster visits  Mindanao Island again. A massive landslide in Pantukan town in Compostella Valley, 900 km south of Manila, has killed at least 25 people.
    • More than 100 people are still buried at or near a gold mine.
    • “Thousands of poor Filipinos dig and pan for gold in the area, hoping to strike it rich despite the dangers of largely unregulated mining. The tunnels are often unstable and landslides and accidents are common.”
    • Typhoon WASHI killed at least 1,257 people in Mindanao, and left an unknown number of people missing last month.
  • Montana, USA. Blackfeet Tribe have declared a state of emergency in Browning area.
    • Two major fires have forced evacuations and highway closures in Browning area, a report said.
  • South Sudan.  The state of Jonglei in South Sudan has been declared a  disaster area following inter-tribal fighting in the past few weeks.
    • “Fighting erupted in late December when the 6,000 armed men from the Lou-Nuer ethnic group attacked Pibor county, the home of the Murle community, in the latest of a series of raids between the two groups,” a report said.About 50,000 members of the Murle community have been displaced and hundreds of others have been killed.
    • More than 1,000 people have killed in cattle raids, abductions and counter attacks in the last seven months, the report said.
  • Tennessee, USA. Forty-three counties in the state of Tennessee have been declared agricultural disaster areas, USDA said.
    • The disaster designations are due to losses caused by drought and excessive heat that occurred from May 1, 2011, through Oct. 31, 2011.

Tennessee counties designated as Primary Disaster Areas. Source: USDA

Tennessee counties declared as Contiguous Disaster Areas. Source: USDA

  • The following counties in Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina were also designated as disaster areas because they are contiguous.
    • Kentucky: Allen, McCreary, Monroe and Wayne counties.
    • Mississippi: Benton and Marshall counties.
    • North Carolina: Cherokee, Graham and Swain
  • Texas, USA.131 Counties in the Lone Star State have been declared agricultural disaster areas, USDA reported.
    • The disaster designations are due to losses caused by drought, excessive heat, high winds and wildfires that occurred during the period of Jan. 1, 2011, and continues.

Texas Primary Disaster Counties. Source: USDA

Texas counties declared as Contiguous Disaster Areas. Source: USDA

  • Several counties in New Mexico and Oklahoma were also designated as disaster areas because they are contiguous.
    • New Mexico: Lea County.
    • Oklahoma: Bryan, Choctaw, Jefferson, Love, McCurtain and Marshall counties.

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