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."
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...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.
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