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Week of dead animals.

Postby Indrajala » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:06 pm

From National Post.

From birds dropping out of the sky, to marine life floating to the surface, mysterious animal deaths are becoming a global phenomenon.

- Beebe, Ark. Dec. 31, 2010: Thousands of redwing blackbirds and at least one duck fall to Earth dead.

- Arkansas Jan. 3, 2011: 100,000 dead drum fish found along the banks of the Arkansas River.

- Point Coupee Parish, La. Jan. 4, 2011: 500 dead redwing blackbirds fall from the sky and are found scattered along a quarter-mile portion of highway.

- Chesapeake Bay, Md. Jan. 5, 2011: "Cold-water stress" kills an estimated 2-million fish.

- Sarnia, Ont. Jan. 4, 2011: Officials say hundreds of dead fish that washed up on shore in the north end of the St. Clair River were killed by temperature shock and such die-offs are not unusual.

- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: 100 tons of Sardines, Croaker and Catfish have washed ashore dead since Dec. 30, 2010.

- Falkoeping, West Sweden, Jan. 5, 2011: 50 to 100 jackdaws, a type of crow, found dead in a snow-covered street.

- Kent, England Jan. 5, 2011: 40,000 velvet swimming crabs (also known as devil crabs) wash up on the Kent coast after dying from hypothermia in freezing sea.

- Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, Jan. 5, 2011: Hundreds of snapper fish, many of them missing eyes, wash up on local beaches.


I am sure we're all concerned about this.

It is disturbing that so many animals are suddenly dying in such numbers. Moreover it is quite inauspicious.

May they all swiftly find favourable rebirths.
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Re: Week of dead animals.

Postby Indrajala » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:09 pm

This is also disturbing.

From New Zealand

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10697906


Fisheries officials are investigating the death of hundreds of snapper washed up on Coromandel Peninsula beaches.

Beachgoers at Little Bay and Waikawau Bay found the fish - many with their eyes missing - dead on the sand yesterday.

Aucklander James Hughes, who was visiting friends, said they were sitting around when children in their group ran towards them holding fish.

"We said, 'Where'd you get them?' and they said they just started floating up to the beach."

Mr Hughes and others on the beach began walking towards the spot where the fish had washed up, and found many dead fish in the water too.

"We spoke to boaties coming in and they said there was a carpet of them floating in the water."

A Department of Conservation official told Mr Hughes fish in the Coromandel area were starving because of weather conditions.

"That's just completely untrue. This was something deliberate and it's just wrong," Mr Hughes said.

Ministry of Fisheries official Brendon Mikkelsen said the fish had been in the water for at least 12 hours and would be unsafe to eat.

Last night, another ministry official said the matter was being investigated.

It would be illegal to deliberately dump snapper, but there could be an innocent explanation, such as a net splitting.




"Beachgoers at Little Bay and Waikawau Bay found the fish - many with their eyes missing - dead on the sand yesterday."

Fish washing up on shore dead with their eyes missing. Do these fish normally lose their eyes when they die?
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Re: Week of dead animals.

Postby Blue Garuda » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:32 pm

Huseng wrote:
Fish washing up on shore dead with their eyes missing. Do these fish normally lose their eyes when they die?


If the fish have been floating on the water or dead on the beach, birds often go for the eyes. My money is on the seagulls.

This year we have had bizarre weather in the UK as the Gulf Stream shifted away from its usual position. Animals and birds have been pretty confused.

So most people seem content with that explanation of the weird weather. Few have asked WHY the Gulf Stream has moved and caused the coldest December in 100 years.

We also had quite a few days when volcanic ash prevented air travel. The difference in the sky without 'contrails' or 'chemtrails' (another conspiracy theory) was very marked.

This week I found many dead creatures, from badgers to frogs, all presumably confused at the weather.

On a recent news programme Bill Oddie, a well known comic actor and naturalist, was asked to comment on the news, as part of a celebrity panel. The financial crisis was at its peak and the news media were full of stories of banks collapsing. After a few minutes, this guest threw down the papers and shouted:
'Never mind all this crap, does nobody care about the bees!?'

It would seem that very few did, and he was shortly struck down with deep and chronic depression. Thankfully, the bee population seems to be increasing again.

Until politicians are prepared to be unpopular, it seems none will take the steps necessary to manage our ecosystem.
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Re: Week of dead animals.

Postby Heruka » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:38 am

Yeshe wrote:This year we have had bizarre weather in the UK as the Gulf Stream shifted away from its usual position. Animals and birds have been pretty confused.




i have seen science presented that one possible explanation is due to all the oil and corexit (??spelling?)
that was used during BP oil disaster that flowed out of gulf of mexico into atlantic. The gulf jet stream of warm water flows in a loop, from where the gulf of mexico, meets the atlantic, flows up the eastern sea board, across to west of UK and down the coast of africa, to loop back again to gulf of mexico. With such huge clouds of under water oil and dispersant traveling along these strong warm waters, maybe has in fact cooled the gulf stream, what the result has on northern european weather is open for discussion.
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