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172 Posts


Natural Environment

Fish
 
172 100%
Ocean / Sea
 
82 48%
Invertebrates
 
43 25%
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
38 22%
Marine Mammals
 
31 18%
Birds
 
23 13%
Microbes
 
17 10%
Plants / Kelp
 
16 9%
Land
 
12 7%
Weather
 
12 7%
Land Mammals
 
10 6%
Air
 
8 5%
Amphibians
 
8 5%
Insects
 
8 5%
Reptiles
 
8 5%
Arachnids
 
6 3%
Fungi
 
5 3%
Groundwater
 
2 1%
Atmosphere
 
1 <1%

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Death / Die-off / Decline
 
78 45%
Extreme Temperature
 
42 24%
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
30 17%
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
24 14%
Pollution
 
13 8%
Ice / Snow Change
 
12 7%
Algal Bloom
 
11 6%
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
10 6%
Infestation
 
10 6%
Seasonal Timing
 
8 5%
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
5 3%
Pathogen
 
5 3%
Extreme Precipitation
 
4 2%
Drought
 
3 2%
Extreme Wind
 
3 2%
Erosion
 
2 1%
Physical or Chemical Change
 
1 <1%
Earthquake
 
1 <1%
Glacier Change
 
1 <1%
Landslide / Avalanche
 
1 <1%
Permafrost Change
 
1 <1%
Storm Surge
 
1 <1%
Fire
 
1 <1%

Impact on Human Environment

Food Security
 
64 37%
Economic Impact
 
45 26%
Fisheries
 
44 26%
Cultural Impact
 
27 16%
Human Health
 
24 14%
Sports / Recreation
 
22 13%
Aquaculture
 
13 8%
Harvest Change
 
10 6%
Buildings
 
10 6%
Livestock
 
5 3%
Water Security
 
5 3%
Agriculture
 
4 2%
Safety
 
4 2%
Transportation
 
4 2%
Displacement
 
3 2%
Energy
 
3 2%
Pets
 
3 2%
Air Quality
 
2 1%
Forestry
 
2 1%
Resilience
 
2 1%
Sanitation
 
2 1%
Burial Site
 
1 <1%
Conflict
 
1 <1%
Water Management
 
1 <1%

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Month

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

FALL
 
46
SUMMER
 
44
WINTER
 
42
SPRING
 
21

Country

United States
 
40
Canada
 
16
Russia
 
3
Australia
 
2
Norway
 
2
Greece
 
1
Greenland
 
1
India
 
1
Nigeria
 
1
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
1
Vietnam
 
1