Taal volcano: hundreds of thousands of fish found dead in lake surrounding volcano

May 28, 2011MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 400 metric tons of milkfish were found floating in Taal Lake in the northern Philippines, local officials said today. Talisay Mayor Zenaida Mendoza said that more or less 375 metric tons of milkfish died since Thursday in 84 fish cages in Sampaloc village of the same town in Batangas province. Zeny Macatangay, Municipal Agriculture Officer of Talisay, said that initial investigation disclosed that the fish death was due to “sudden change of water temperature” in the lake where Taal Volcano is located. Alert Level 2 is still in effect over Taal Volcano, with the interpretation that magma has been intruding towards the surface, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. Six volcanic earthquakes were recorded in the past 24 hours near the volcano. –Philstar


Now we see this is one of the ways volcanoes and hydrothermal vents cause fishkills as I’ve stated before- stay tuned. See underwater volcanoes
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7 Responses to Taal volcano: hundreds of thousands of fish found dead in lake surrounding volcano

  1. Nickie says:

    Hi Alvin,
    I was just wondering how serious & disruptive could this one could be in today’s world, if there is as big an eruption as there was in 1911?
    Received your book Alvin & find it riveting stuff! It is enlightening, and a ‘must read’ for everyone.
    I frequently find myself wondering just what it takes to wake some people up to what is happening to our world. Some just do not want to see.
    The signs are there for all to see, and are gathering momentum like a snowball.
    Within my family there are only 2 other people who ‘heed’ the warnings, – nobody else wants to know.
    We three have/are making plans for when disaster hits us (as surely it will). I would like to share what I think is one of the most basic & important things to work out & all know & understand in such an event, – next too safety, food, water, shelter.
    The chances of you all being together, loved ones, family etc, is unlikely, so work out & have a basic plan as to how you will link up with each other; work out where your meeting point will be, what route/s you will each try to take, what authorities you will try to notify that you are alive, who will be the main person within your group that you each try to contact or get word to. At the designated main meeting point, lay down extra supplies, as many as you can afford, & add to it on a regular basis. They sound little things I know, but trust me, once the initial impact of a disaster hits, your next thoughts are for your loved ones, and all you want is to be with them & know that they are safe.
    One other tip: Don’t use your supplies unless absolutely necessary, learn to improvise ie: Don’t use candles or other forms of lighting unless absolutely essential, use up any source of wood or natural fuel to cook on or keep warm, you don’t know how long your situation will last & you may need your resources for an emergency, or when desperate.
    Keep on the good work Alvin, – I like so many others truly value your insight, wisdom & knowledge.


    • Nickie, thanks for the kind words and the advice. Glad you received the book. Everything right now in the world is on the precipice of a paradigm shift and preceptual awareness is definitely heightened by interest. The activity at Taal tells us a couple of things- the magma chamber extends beyond the radius of the cone structure and gasous pressures are building. Activity has also slowly been building over the last 3 years- it is definitely a volcano to watch. Are you on the FB page? If not, here it is…and message me when you arrive.




  2. Sheree Andersen says:

    Hi Alvin,

    Love your site and am starting to read your book now. Just another one of the many stories we seem to be numb to hearing these days!



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  4. George F. says:

    Hi Alvin,

    many thanks for your good and informative work, well worth reading and I’m coming to your site nearly every day to check for news from around the world.
    Looks like the Taal volcano might be cooking up something nasty as from what I’ve seen today at PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) page there has been dramatic increase in the seismic activity it Taal – amount of volcanic earthquakes shot up from approx. 4 a day (10 yesterday) to 115 in past 24 hours. See here: http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=991:taal-volcano-advisory-30-may-2011-800-am&catid=70:latest-volcano-bulletin&Itemid=500001
    I think there might be a connection to the fishkill – either rise in water temperature due to rising magma under the lake floor or due to the release of poisonous gasses into the lake.

    God bless you and your work


  5. Mahati says:

    What makes me so angry and sad at the same time is the fact that man is using whatever place he can get hold off to exploit nature, beast, birds and fish. More then 800 tons of dead fish means there must be more fish in this lake then water and space. To raise fish in a volcanic lake means people must have calculated that temperature of water might change or gases must show up sooner or later. Damage is specified only in money and investments. Who takes care of the fish and that they are kicked of the bucket? Or who takes care that the mass of fish is raised in a appropriate to the species way and surrounding?


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