Seals have suffered serious infections of the heart and lungs. Veterinarians do not yet know the cause.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Marquette County.
A thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia) was spotted with a bill abnormality that could be attributed to poxvirus or other virus, trauma, tumor, or congenital abnormality.
A blob menacing Hawaii is now visible from space. A massive heatwave in the Pacific Ocean is killing off coral. Satellites are capturing the destruction so that scientists can learn how to rebuild the reefs.
Steller's jay has one tick on each foot. The ticks may be a species that is commonly found on birds or a species that was picked up from a mammal as the bird was scavenging.
Reports of symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting are being investigated in South Ostrobothnia.
More than 50 birds and a seal were found along the shoreline.
If the cysts contain milky white fluid, they are likely Henneguya, a harmless and relatively common parasite. But if they contain a larvae, they are likely tape worms which can infect people.
In early October 2013, local fishers Eli Nukapigak and Edward Nukapigak Jr. alerted wildlife officials to the discovery of “sick fish” in their nets near Nuiqsut. The aanaakłiq had fuzzy grayish-white patches on their bodies, fins, and heads. Cottony masses almost covered the eyes of some fish. None of the fishers in the community recalled seeing this condition before.
Fibromatosis is not a cause of deer mortality, according to officials, who added that the disease is not known to infect humans.
Warm water temperatures may be causing stress and increase the risk of infections and other illness in fish.
Fireweed observed with flat, curled stem and many buds, indicating fasciation.
Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) caught with a spinal curvature, which may be related to many different factors including genetics, infectious disease, trauma, neoplasm, diet, or changes in the environment.
Subsistence families along the Kuskokwim River are cutting open fish to find white balls or white streaks deforming the meat.
"Its face was down in the mud and it was laboring to breathe. Its body condition was wasted and we could see its ribs."
A girl from Paso Robles, California, was bit by a sea lion in Pismo Beach on Friday near the pier. The animal that attacked likely had domoic acid poisoning, and will be treated at the Marine Mammal Center.
Tumor found in King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
The jury is still out on exactly what the cause is, but the unusually-coloured calf spotted near Nanaimo on Tuesday is already making waves.
Regurgitation from a bald eagle contains plastic pieces.
The rehabilitation center in Seward doesn’t usually get bearded seals, which live much farther north.