“I’ve been here for 30 years and to my knowledge, there has never been a bird die-off this big. It’s the sheer numbers of this one that makes it unusual.”
- George Badley, D.V.M., Arkansas State Vet, Livestock & Poultry Commission
Southeastern United States
Map's upper right red circle is Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, where at least two million spot and croaker fish have been found floating dead since around New Year's eve 2010. Authorities say “probably killed by the cold weather.”
Florida red circle is Spruce Creek near Daytona Beach where thousands of fish have been found washed up dead since around New Year's eve 2010. More cold weather blamed.
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