Skip to comments.First Birds Fall, Now 100,000 Fish Dead in Arkansas
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at aolnews.com ...
...clinton heard they were starting to talk
Aren’t things like this also a sign that a massive earthquake may be coming?
Arkansas bebers going wild?
.......I smell Hillary.........
Mostly proof only of a tornado or something like that having passed through...
Where was Rahmbo?
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.
That was my thought. “Testing. Testing. Is this thing dispersing?”
Muzzie making a “test run”?
Some other news source said the birds had undergone “trauma.”. I guess they meant “pre-impact.”
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.
What is happening in Arkansas?
maybe they all joined a cult and then....never mind...where would they get all that Coolaid.
What is happening in Arkansas?
Arkansas did indeed have a terrible infestation of lice, locusts and frogs ... but then the Clintons moved on.
As bad as the Pharaoh was, God did not unleash Obama on Egypt. We are so screwed...
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.
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.
Now I'm hoping it was *just* a Muslim Sarin test.
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.
The Drum kill and the birds are 125 miles apart, it isn’t likely they have the same cause.
top down ... bottom up ... inside out
Ichthyologists and ornithologists unite....
Probably a Tyson Chicken experiment gone bad. Just ask Bill and Hill - they always provide an honest answer!!!!!
Rahm Emmanuel must be in the neighborhood.
“The Drum kill and the birds are 125 miles apart, it isnt likely they have the same cause.”
Makes no difference. It’s all Obama’s fault, no matter how you look at it.
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.
Your theory makes a helluva lot more sense than the usual
tripe about Muslims poisoning us.
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.
Could be. If the authorties say,”Not terrorisr related”, look out. The birds anyway. The fish could be from the cold weather.
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.
NO ONE can sell newspapers, or get web site hits with THAT kind of attitude...
expect to be ignored...
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?
Maybe the birds ate some bad fish.
Nice to have some factual information....thanks!
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?
Sounds like thier testing
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.
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 Commissions Regulation No. 2 stream values.
Possible Signs of Chemical Threat
Maybe some testing going on....!
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.
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).