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First Birds Fall, Now 100,000 Fish Dead in Arkansas
AOL News ^ | January 3, 2010 | Mara Gay

Posted on 01/03/2011 3:11:06 PM PST by Pinkbell

Thousands of dead fish have turned up in an Arkansas river just days after 3,000 birds mysteriously dropped dead from the sky, but authorities say the deaths are not related.

An estimated 100,000 dead drum fish are floating along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River and washing up on the river's banks near the town of Ozark in the northwestern part of the state.

The dead fish were discovered just after 3,000 red-wing blackbirds fell from the sky in the town of Beebe, more than 100 miles from the site of the dead fish.

Officials, who tripled the early estimates of the number of dead birds, said the bird deaths may have been caused by lightning or by stress from fireworks and said they were unrelated to the fish kill.

Fish kills happen every year, but kills of this size are relatively rare. Hundreds more drum fish are sick and have been sent to the University of Arkansas for testing.

Andrew Goodwin, the associate director of the University of Arkansas' Aquaculture and Fisheries Center, said he didn't believe the deaths were caused by pollutants. "It's unlikely to be a toxin," Goodwin told AOL News by phone today.

Instead, Goodwin said he suspected that the drum fish may have experienced a population boom this summer that created more competition for food and sapped the weaker ones of their ability to fight off disease.

"It's your classic boom and bust," he said. "A group of fish will go into a population boom, and then they're competing for food, so they may not be in really good condition. Then during a cold snap the environment changes with the temperature, and their immune systems are compromised and can't always fight infection."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: arkansas; birds; doomed; dooomed; dooooomed; fish
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1 posted on 01/03/2011 3:11:14 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

...clinton heard they were starting to talk


2 posted on 01/03/2011 3:12:50 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Pinkbell

Aren’t things like this also a sign that a massive earthquake may be coming?


3 posted on 01/03/2011 3:13:19 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Pinkbell

Arkansas bebers going wild?


4 posted on 01/03/2011 3:13:29 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: Pinkbell

.......I smell Hillary.........


5 posted on 01/03/2011 3:14:30 PM PST by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran -Yes, We Need More Money-Please Donate Soon.........)
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To: Pinkbell

bad Omen


6 posted on 01/03/2011 3:17:02 PM PST by Germanicus Cretorian (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

12-21-12


7 posted on 01/03/2011 3:17:10 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Mostly proof only of a tornado or something like that having passed through...


8 posted on 01/03/2011 3:17:31 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: Pinkbell
Dead fish?

Where was Rahmbo?

9 posted on 01/03/2011 3:18:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Pinkbell
From Ready.gov:

Possible Signs of Chemical Threat

* Many people suffering from watery eyes, twitching, choking, having trouble breathing or losing coordination.

* Many sick or dead birds, fish or small animals are also cause for suspicion.

10 posted on 01/03/2011 3:19:18 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

http://users.netnitco.net/~legend01/raven.htm


11 posted on 01/03/2011 3:20:12 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Pinkbell

http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/chemical.html


12 posted on 01/03/2011 3:20:12 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: optiguy

BUMP!


13 posted on 01/03/2011 3:20:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: optiguy

That was my thought. “Testing. Testing. Is this thing dispersing?”


14 posted on 01/03/2011 3:21:03 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Muzzie making a “test run”?


15 posted on 01/03/2011 3:21:25 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Pinkbell

Some other news source said the birds had undergone “trauma.”. I guess they meant “pre-impact.”


16 posted on 01/03/2011 3:22:22 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: Pinkbell

There are some strong indicators that the Arkansas River Valley, from Hot Springs West, to about Norman, Oklahoma, may be smack dab over an unmapped caldera.

Importantly, drum fish are bottom feeders, so would be particularly sensitive to toxic gases percolating up from fumeroles through the river bottom, that would be dispersed higher up by the running water. The most toxic of these gases include Hydrogen Fluoride, Hydrogen Sulfide, Hydrochloric Acid, and Sulfuric Acid.


17 posted on 01/03/2011 3:25:22 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Pinkbell
I'm reading the Bible and this reminds me of the plagues visited upon Egypt in the Book of Exodus. Lice, Locusts, Frogs etc...

What is happening in Arkansas?

18 posted on 01/03/2011 3:26:42 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Pinkbell

maybe they all joined a cult and then....never mind...where would they get all that Coolaid.


19 posted on 01/03/2011 3:30:12 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: BatGuano
I'm reading the Bible and this reminds me of the plagues visited upon Egypt in the Book of Exodus. Lice, Locusts, Frogs etc...

What is happening in Arkansas?

Arkansas did indeed have a terrible infestation of lice, locusts and frogs ... but then the Clintons moved on.

20 posted on 01/03/2011 3:31:23 PM PST by Zakeet (Always trust in the five G's: God, Gold, Guns, Grub, and the Government screwing up)
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To: BatGuano
I'm reading the Bible and this reminds me of the plagues visited upon Egypt in the Book of Exodus. Lice, Locusts, Frogs etc...

As bad as the Pharaoh was, God did not unleash Obama on Egypt. We are so screwed...

21 posted on 01/03/2011 3:31:54 PM PST by Never on my watch (When Obama was born, the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" was in production. Coincidence?)
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To: Pinkbell

This sounds like something from the show “Flash Forward” that was on last year. Liked the premise, but they took so long to get to “The Event” that I got bored at the end.


22 posted on 01/03/2011 3:33:40 PM PST by ssaftler (Is "Audacity of Hope" English for "Mein Kampf"?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Makes sense, but how to explain the thousands of dead birds?   One huge heck of a coincidence if they are not related.
23 posted on 01/03/2011 3:33:49 PM PST by softwarecreator (You say you want a revolution, well, you know ... we'd all love to see the plan.)
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To: Doogle

Is this anywhere near Mena?

I remember back in the pre-Clinton and Clinton years there was a LOT of weird stuff happening in Mena.


24 posted on 01/03/2011 3:35:44 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
A caldera. Oh great.

Now I'm hoping it was *just* a Muslim Sarin test.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

25 posted on 01/03/2011 3:36:16 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Pinkbell

Likely natural, nature does this often.

Hail storms or a tornado that picks up gravel or even hypothermia can explain the birds.

As for the fish there have been Drum kills due to a viral infection all around the country first notced in 2003, but they have happened before, and will happen again.

If you’re looking for doom and gloom, it can be found in nature without looking very hard, and most of it isn’t due to Us at all.


26 posted on 01/03/2011 3:41:16 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: softwarecreator

The Drum kill and the birds are 125 miles apart, it isn’t likely they have the same cause.


27 posted on 01/03/2011 3:44:55 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Pinkbell

top down ... bottom up ... inside out


28 posted on 01/03/2011 3:45:12 PM PST by RobinOfKingston
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To: Pinkbell

Ichthyologists and ornithologists unite....


29 posted on 01/03/2011 3:50:50 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Probably a Tyson Chicken experiment gone bad. Just ask Bill and Hill - they always provide an honest answer!!!!!


30 posted on 01/03/2011 3:58:12 PM PST by Squidster
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To: Pinkbell

Dead fish?

Rahm Emmanuel must be in the neighborhood.


31 posted on 01/03/2011 4:01:28 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

“The Drum kill and the birds are 125 miles apart, it isn’t likely they have the same cause.”

Makes no difference. It’s all Obama’s fault, no matter how you look at it.


32 posted on 01/03/2011 4:03:09 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’d wondered about that...gases seeping up from cracks in the earth maybe? Birds are much more sensitive than humans; burning food in a teflon coated skillet has been known to kill small caged birds like budgies before.


33 posted on 01/03/2011 4:03:33 PM PST by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Your theory makes a helluva lot more sense than the usual
tripe about Muslims poisoning us.


34 posted on 01/03/2011 4:04:08 PM PST by rahbert
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To: Pinkbell

A pattern is emerging here, where the quantity increases exponentially while the species changes with each passing story. Thousands of birds, then hundreds of thousands of fish. My prediction next: Billions of Ants.


35 posted on 01/03/2011 4:05:01 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Mr. Wright

Could be. If the authorties say,”Not terrorisr related”, look out. The birds anyway. The fish could be from the cold weather.


36 posted on 01/03/2011 4:07:26 PM PST by sport
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To: Pinkbell

Damn the bottom feeders died off. Gee is that what is going to happen tto the lawyers in America too they are the bottom feeders. I can remember as a youngster 7-9 years of age when we visited relatives in Missouri and we went fishing with bottles of bleach. Putting bleach in the creek and suddenly the fish were coming to the top to breath pulling fish out by the net fulls. a couple days later the Missouri DNR showed trying to figure the massive fish kill. (shh do not say anything, but I think someone went fishing and caught lots of fish and the not so good fish died.) cannot figure out what happened to the birds. blackbirds dying by the thousands with no visible sign.


37 posted on 01/03/2011 4:14:49 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
If you’re looking for doom and gloom, it can be found in nature without looking very hard, and most of it isn’t due to Us at all.

NO ONE can sell newspapers, or get web site hits with THAT kind of attitude...

expect to be ignored...

38 posted on 01/03/2011 4:15:33 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Took the words right from my fingertips. St. Francis River in Arkansas was epicenter for New Madrid Quake.

Tie this animal incidentin with quakes in Indianapolis, North Carolina, and the earthquake just north of Little Rock today.

Have you looked at the Ring of Fire lately?

39 posted on 01/03/2011 4:18:31 PM PST by madison10
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To: All

Maybe the birds ate some bad fish.


40 posted on 01/03/2011 4:21:45 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Time for a true conservative third party.)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

Nice to have some factual information....thanks!


41 posted on 01/03/2011 4:26:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: The Comedian
My guess is that it was geophysical condition affecting the migrating birds.

Another thing that seems weird to me is that they were all Red-Winged Blackbirds. Male and female. I didn't see any other species in the news reports. Were there others?

42 posted on 01/03/2011 4:37:37 PM PST by BreezyDog
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To: rabidralph

Sounds like thier testing


43 posted on 01/03/2011 4:49:39 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: All

Looking at a map (via mapquest), the incidents really weren’t that far apart if looking over the whole state, nor are they that far from the original epicenter of the New Madrid. Yeah, I probably have my Guessing Hat on too tight.

There was an earthquake in and around Damascus, Guy, and North Little Rock yesterday.


44 posted on 01/03/2011 4:53:00 PM PST by madison10
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Found the below comment on another site and the pdf (85 Pages with photos) is very interesting. Any Freepers knowledgeable on this subject matter should investigate...

“Can YOU afford to drink fracking fluid? “Arkansas Fisk Kill” was 2.5 miles from “Injection Well.”

From the below linked report:

In some states, the term “landfarm” has been used to describe those facilities that accept water-based fluids or muds from companies that drill wells for the extraction of natural gas or oil. The Environmental Preservation and Technical Services Division of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), with the assistance of the ADEQ Water Division, was tasked with assessing the impacts of such landfarms in the state. The study included the 11 facilities that were, or had recently been in operation.

Four are in Sebastian County, two each in Franklin and White Counties, and one each in Conway, Johnson, Lonoke and Yell Counties.

The landfarms all have some combination of the following elements: storage ponds, storage tanks, application fields, monitoring wells, and natural water bodies. Samples were taken, where possible, in each of these available elements following the “Drilling Fluid Disposal Site Sampling” protocol below. All laboratory analyses were conducted at the ADEQ laboratory. During site visits, staff from the Environmental Preservation Section were always accompanied by an ADEQ water inspector familiar with the facility.

Summary Of Findings:
Eleven facilities authorized for a no-discharge permit were evaluated between November 25, 2008 and January 20, 2009. The permits are for storage and land application of drilling fluids generated by natural gas drilling activities. When conditions allowed, offsite streams were sampled above and below the landfarms. Conductivity, measured in the field, and samples analyzed in the lab (chlorides, total dissolved solids, etc.) indicate fluids are discharged to waters of the state by all eleven facilities. Many downstream sample concentrations of these constituents exhibited an increase over upstream samples by at least an order of magnitude, and clearly exceeded Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission’s Regulation No. 2 stream values.

http://www.intheairwebreathe.com/ADES_landfarm_report_1-2009.pdf


45 posted on 01/03/2011 5:06:55 PM PST by luckybogey
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To: Pinkbell
Bush's Palin's fault. - JP
46 posted on 01/03/2011 5:13:13 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: optiguy

Possible Signs of Chemical Threat

****************************************
Maybe some testing going on....!


47 posted on 01/03/2011 5:36:50 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: softwarecreator

They are probably not related. Bird kills of that sort are not uncommon, according to some farmers who posted. Several different possible causes. Coincidences to happen.


48 posted on 01/03/2011 5:55:15 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: BreezyDog
One species of birds and one species of fish ~ and all of them suffering from blunt force trauma.

Most irregular.

I suspect this was the MILE WIDE FLYING SAUCER earlier seen in Texas just shortly before the optical illusion off the coast of LA.

Think of it this way ~ space aliens with a massive craft use a variety of deceptive imagery to hide it from our sight, or make it invisible.

The flaw is that if it's invisible to migrating birds they'll run into it. The fish are probably triggered by an otherwise undetectible sonic whine from the spindizzy generators. James Blish would know and get all excited about this but he's been gone from this mortal coil for 35.5 years (almost to the day).

49 posted on 01/03/2011 5:56:27 PM PST by muawiyah (Hey,)
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To: Pinkbell


50 posted on 01/03/2011 8:11:13 PM PST by yield 2 the right ( Space blank until I come up with a nice Tagline.)
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