Now its Chicago turn: dead fish and birds turn up

Posted: January 11, 2011 in Social Trends
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Thousands of fish have washed up dead in and around Chicago harbour in the latest mass animal deaths.

Canada geese and mallard ducks have been seen gulping down the dead or dying gizzard shad fish on the Chicago lakefront.

The deaths have left wildlife experts puzzled but one biologist said the cause could be Chicago’s early onset of thick ice in December
Meanwhile in Geyserville, California, more than 100 birds dropped dead just off Highway 101.

Police, who found the birds, said they showed no sign of injury and described them as small with brown and black feathers.

The fish and bird deaths are the latest in a series of mass animal deaths all around the world.

In Florida thousands of dead fish have been found floating in a creek, while in Texas 200 American Coots were discovered dead on a bridge in Tyler.

In Wilson County, Tennessee, 100 blackbirds dropped dead from the sky and in New Zealand, hundreds of Red Snapper fish washed up dead.   

 Brazil scientists have also been left baffled after 100 tons of sardines, catfish and croaker washed up dead near Parangua

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  1. THE LASTEST ON THIS PHENOMINA: THE MYSTERY DEEPENS.

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A weather radar screen doesn’t just show the weather, apparently. The National Weather Service in North Little Rock examined a speck on the radar that showed up around the same time hundreds of birds fell out of the sky from alleged trauma on New Year’s Eve.

    Today’s THV reporter Lauren Clark talked to Science and Operations Officer Chris Buonanno at the NWS who says that the speck on the picture is definitely not precipitation.

    “There are some indications that we’re picking up a non-precipitation target. It has some similarities to say, like a collection of birds.”

    The spot on the radar is estimated to be between 1,300 and 1,400 feet in the air and Buonanno points out it doesn’t move like a cloud or rainstorm would.

    While speculations continue to pour in, officials in Wisconsin confirmed the cause of death of the birds in Beebe was blunt force trauma.

    BUT WHAT REMAINS IS STILL TO BE EXPLAINED? SOMETHING SHOWED UP ON RADAR BUT THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT IT WAS.

  2. THE LATEST ON THIS FRONT:

    Thousands of dead octopuses have washed up on a beach in northern Portugal, in what is being called an environmental disaster.

    They cover a 5-mile stretch of Vila Nova de Gaia beach – no reason has yet been found for their appearance.

    The authorities have warned the public not to eat them.

  3. THIS MIGHT BE RELAVANT I DONT KNOW:

    Conservation workers in New Zealand have attempted to coax pilot whales back into the sea, after they got stranded on a beach.

    Hundreds of volunteers tried to keep the mammals wet throughout the day.

    Around 125 whales died, whilst 43 others managed to swim free from Colville Beach on the North Island’s Coromandel peninsula.

    IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT IS GOING ON ACCROSS THE WORLD A RECORD OF THIS EVENT MIGHT BE GOOD, THIS IS DATED Monday, 28 December 2009
    REPORTED BY THE BBC NEWS

  4. I CAME ACCROSS AN INTERESTING COMMENT IN A BLOG.

    As a fisherman in Florida we go out all times of year.

    Well reports about tne magnetic field changes might be why we are losing our bee’s.

    Here’s the bad news.

    Bees navigate by magnetic fields and we are in trouble.

    The other day we were 20 miles off the coast and could not belive our eyes.

    10’s of thousands of bee’s were buzzing out to sea.

    there is nowhere out there for tem to land so they are all going to DIE!!!

    I wonder if this is going on all up the coast

    OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO OTHER CONFIRMATION TO THIS STORY AS YET.

  5. China has discovered dozens of dead birds

    In the vicinity of the Chinese capital Beijing in the river banks Xiaoqing found dozens of dead birds.

    According to ITAR-TASS quoted a Chinese newspaper Huantsyu Shibao, employees of the center for Disease Control have not found signs of infectious disease of birds.

    Among the dead for unknown reasons the birds are like ducks and magpies and blackbirds. According to one version, the cause of mass deaths of birds have become cold and lack of food, however, ornithologists have been unable to confirm this hypothesis.

    Recall from the beginning of 2011 has recorded seven cases of mass deaths of birds in the U.S. states of Arkansas and California, Sweden, Italy, Canada, Turkey and Romania. The last case wasregisteredJanuary 12 eastern Romania and northern U.S. state of California.

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