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  • Hundreds of dead seals in Labrador (Canada)

    01/17/2011 10:50:11 AM PST · by The Comedian · 46 replies ^ | 17/01/2011 11:01:32 AM | CBC News
    People on the north coast of Labrador say scores of dead seals have been washing ashore since early December. A conservation officer with the area's Inuit government estimated late last week that hundreds of adult and young seals have died in the area between Hopedale and Makkovik this winter. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is testing the carcasses, but Nunatsiavut conservation officer Ian Winters said many people in the area believe DFO hasn't acted quickly enough. "I think they should have been up here earlier, if you're asking me. A lot of people said the same thing. So,...
  • 200 dead cows found in Portage County field (WI)

    01/15/2011 10:44:48 AM PST · by UB355 · 22 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/15/2011 | Press Report
    Town of Stockton — An investigation is under way after 200 dead cows were found in a field in the Town of Stockton. The Portage County sheriff's office says the owner of the cattle has been working with a local veterinarian and it's believed the animals died from the IBR/BVD virus. The virus can cause respiratory and reproductive problems. WSAW reports samples from the dead cows have been sent to Madison for testing. Authorities say there is no threat to humans or other animals.
  • 200 Dead Cows Found In Wisconsin Field

    01/15/2011 7:38:03 AM PST · by The Comedian · 163 replies ^ | 8:18 am CST January 15, 2011 |
    TOWN OF STOCKTON, Wis. -- An investigation is under way after 200 dead cows were found in a field in the Town of Stockton. (More, but not much at link)
  • Earth's magnetic pole shift unleashing poisonous space clouds linked to mysterious bird deaths

    01/13/2011 1:17:23 PM PST · by The Comedian · 84 replies
    Natural News ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2011 | Mike Adams
    A theory of what might be happening The working theory in all this, at least for the birds, is that deadly space clouds are reaching into the lower atmosphere and killing these birds in flight, after which the birds fall to the ground. The reports of the birds experiencing "blunt trauma" are likely from the birds hitting the ground. What, exactly, would be found in these deadly space clouds that might be killing the birds? One possibility is that these clouds might be moving along with gaps in the magnetosphere that would invite deadly radiation to "fry" the birds in...
  • Mass dying of animals plotted on Google map

    01/08/2011 9:23:03 AM PST · by epithermal · 5 replies
    NewScientist ^ | 6 January 2011 | Niall Firth
    Whether it's red tilapia dying en masse in Thailand or thousands of blackbirds dropping out of the sky over Arkansas it might seem like the entire natural world has given up the ghost. Now this startling new map shows every instance of falling birds and dying fish across the globe over the past few weeks. Created by an anonymous user and posted on the aggregator website Digg, each pin represents a mention in the media of an instance of a large number of animals dying suddenly.
  • 40,000 crabs join slew of animal-death mysteries

    01/06/2011 1:13:26 AM PST · by speciallybland · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | 01/06/2011 | Jenni Dunning
    First, it was birds falling from the sky, then thousands of dead fish washing up on shore. Now, more than 40,000 Velvet swimming crabs have wound up dead on England beaches. The possible reason? Hypothermia. The Thanet shoreline is littered with the crabs, along with dead starfish, lobsters, sponges and anemones. The crabs benefit from warm seas, but when winter hits and snow covers the beaches, they just can’t handle the freezing temperatures, Tony Child, Thanet Coast Project manager, told the Star. “It is a horrendous crash in the population,” he said, adding similar crab deaths happened in the same...
  • Birds, Fish dying off in massive waves, reports continue to pour in from all over the world ...

    01/04/2011 2:06:11 PM PST · by Scythian · 138 replies
    Birds now dying off in massive waves in four states. Fish also dying in mass with 100's of TONS of fish dead in Brazil, 10's of thousands now dead in Chesapeake Bay and the saga continues ... See Drudge for more ... This is today's topic, talk amoungst yourselfs, I'll be back later to tell you the real reason they're all dying once enough conspiracies have been bounced around.
  • Louisiana Experiences Mass Bird Kill

    01/04/2011 1:20:12 PM PST · by Pontiac · 17 replies
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  • Mass La. bird deaths puzzle investigators

    01/04/2011 7:21:18 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 94 replies
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | Decemeber 4 | KORAN ADDO
    LABARRE — Hundreds of dead and dying birds littered a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish on Monday as motorists drove over and around them. State biologists are trying to determine what led to the deaths of the estimated 500 red-winged blackbirds and starlings on La. 1 just down the road from Pointe Coupee Central High School. The discovery of the dead birds — some of which were lying face down, clumped in groups, while others were face up with their wings outstretched and rigid legs pointing upward — comes just three days after more than 3,000 blackbirds...
  • Cold contributes to mass die-off of manatees

    03/17/2010 5:37:53 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 31 replies · 747+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | Paul Quinlan
    The New Year's cold snap devastated the state's manatee population, with more than 100 carcasses showing up in state waters in the first three weeks of 2010... Biologists report that the big chill — which brought the coldest 12-day period South Florida has seen since at least 1940 — inflicted mortal cold stress on an unprecedented scale, killing at least 77 of the 107 dead manatees found as of Jan. 23, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The number of cold stress deaths exceeded the previous single-year record of 56, set last year. The manatees join the...
  • Police baffled as dozens of 'suicidal' cows throw themselves off cliff in the Alps

    08/28/2009 10:51:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies · 2,246+ views ^ | August 29, 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    In the picturesque Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen the locals are worried. Dozens of alpine cows appear to be committing suicide by throwing themselves off a cliff near the small village in the Alps. In the space of just three days 28 cows and bulls have mysteriously died after they plunged hundreds of metres to rocks below where they were killed instantly. In each case local mountain rescue services using a helicopter had to be called in to remove the bodies because of the danger to the local groundwater of pollution. A police spokesman said: 'There are no large carnivores living...
  • Great balls of fire over Canada: NASA investigates

    11/05/2010 5:17:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Thursday Nov. 4, 2010 4:27 PM ET | no byline
    MONTREAL — Great balls of fire have been reported swooping over Eastern Canada and several U.S. states. Even NASA's on the case. There are different theories about what was behind the sighting of those fireballs. A NASA spacecraft got a closer look at one of the possible sources today. The spacecraft flew past Hartley 2 -- taking closeup pictures after the comet made one of its closest passes by Earth this week. But one expert is skeptical of reports that any fireballs came from Hartley -- which is roughly 1.2 kilometres wide and spews deadly cyanide gas. Scientist Peter Brown...
  • Toxic Gases Caused World's Worst Extinction

    02/04/2009 1:26:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 2,252+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2/4/09 | Michael Reilly
    Feb. 4, 2009 -- An ancient killer is hiding in the remote forests of Siberia. Walled off from western eyes during the Soviet era and forgotten among the endless expanse of wilderness, scientists are starting to uncover the remnants of a supervolcano that rained Hell on Earth 250 million years ago and killed 90 percent of all life. Researchers have known about the volcano -- the Siberian Traps, for years. And they've speculated that the volcanic rocks, which cover an area about the size of Alaska, played a role in runaway global warming that led to the end -- Permian...
  • A Mysterious Darkness: The Day the Sun Went Out in New England

    05/20/2005 9:46:07 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 57 replies · 4,501+ views
    The Colonial Williamsburg Journal ^ | Summer 2005 | Andrew G. Gardner
    The nineteenth day of May, 1780, began in New England like any other pretty, late-spring morning. Fruit blossoms dangled heavy in the warm, newly risen sun. The scent of nectar brought drowsy honeybees from their straw hives. The dawn chorus of songbirds chirped and echoed across the sleepy countryside as farm laborers yoked their horses to heavy wooden ploughs and carts ready for the day ahead. But by mid-morning the pastoral calm would be turned on its head. Laborers and schoolchildren would be scurrying home for shelter. By noon, birds would be roosting in the trees and bats would be...