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419 Posts


Natural Environment

Ocean / Sea
 
419
Fish
 
108
Invertebrates
 
101
Marine Mammals
 
84
Land
 
73
Weather
 
53
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
42
Plants / Kelp
 
38
Microbes
 
34
Birds
 
33
Air
 
19
Land Mammals
 
18
Insects
 
9
Reptiles
 
8
Groundwater
 
7
Arachnids
 
6
Amphibians
 
6
Fungi
 
5
Atmosphere
 
3
Other
 
3

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Death / Die-off / Decline
 
114
Ice / Snow Change
 
86
Extreme Temperature
 
83
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
41
Algal Bloom
 
37
Pollution
 
36
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
30
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
21
Erosion
 
20
Flooding / Draining
 
18
Seasonal Timing
 
17
Extreme Precipitation
 
15
Sea/Land Level Change
 
14
Extreme Wind
 
11
Permafrost Change
 
11
Infestation
 
10
Storm Surge
 
10
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
9
Debris / Trash
 
8
Glacier Change
 
6
Fire
 
6
Tsunami
 
5
Drought
 
4
Landslide / Avalanche
 
4
Pathogen
 
4
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
3
Earthquake
 
2
Sinkhole / Crater
 
2
Physical or Chemical Change
 
1
Rain on Snow
 
1
Eruption
 
1

Impact on Human Environment

Food Security
 
80
Economic Impact
 
74
Fisheries
 
60
Human Health
 
51
Cultural Impact
 
50
Transportation
 
48
Buildings
 
44
Safety
 
34
Harvest Change
 
32
Sports / Recreation
 
24
Aquaculture
 
18
Energy
 
15
Communication
 
13
Conflict
 
13
Sanitation
 
11
TOURISM
 
6
Water Security
 
6
Agriculture
 
5
Displacement
 
5
Water Management
 
4
Air Quality
 
3
Burial Site
 
3
Forestry
 
2
Livestock
 
2
Pets
 
1
Relocation
 
1
Resilience
 
1

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Month

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Season

SUMMER
 
79
WINTER
 
73
FALL
 
70
SPRING
 
66

Country

United States
 
124
Canada
 
18
Norway
 
9
Russia
 
6
Greenland
 
4
Japan
 
3
Mexico
 
3
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
3
Iceland
 
2
Nigeria
 
2
Australia
 
1
Cocos Islands
 
1
Ecuador
 
1
French Polynesia
 
1
Greece
 
1
India
 
1
Solomon Islands
 
1
Vietnam
 
1