Author Topic: Fish/Bird/Sea Mammal die-offs  (Read 4352 times)

Holly Stick

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Re: Fish/Bird die-offs
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2011, 07:02:23 PM »
Some pigeons dead near Quebec City.  This biologist named Bird  8)  says bird die-offs are not that unusual:
 
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2011/01/07/dead-birds-quebec.html
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Re: Fish/Bird die-offs
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2011, 04:46:40 PM »
A 2003 chart and a thoughtful discussion on causes of bird deaths by someone who writes bird guides (lots of good bird links):
 
http://www.sibleyguides.com/conservation/causes-of-bird-mortality/
 
 
Adding Dawg's post about the pigeons because I love his picture:
 
http://drdawgsblawg.ca/2011/01/pigeons-on-the-grass-alas.shtml
 
 
And a 2007 BnR thread:
 
http://breadnroses.ca/community/index.php/topic,4449.msg88077.html#msg88077
 
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Re: Fish/Bird die-offs
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2012, 07:52:35 PM »
I've had a bird die-off google alert sitting in mail for days, because I know it is about the Pelicans and the Dolphins on the Peruvian coast. Finally I read it. From Salon -  http://open.salon.com/blog/rick_spilman/2012/05/08/dolphins_and_birds_dying_on_the_coast_of_peru_no_clear_answer_why


Jeez, over 1500 birds and over 800 dolphins, altho the civilians say over 3,000 dolphins. Of course I thought of radiation poison, but they are so far ruling that out. Then I went to dozens of other articles where radiation is also being ruled out. But then what would happen if they said yeah it's radiation, people who live off the sea and thousands of businesses, big businesses would go belly up.


Chernobyl & Fukushima http://www.crestofthewave.com/blog/uncategorized/26th-anniversary-chernobyl-nuclear-disaster-fukushima-leaking-massive-amounts-radiation-poisoning-pacific-ocean-basin/


Risk of animal deaths/radiation - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110331-japan-radiation-health-mutations-nuclear-animals-ocean-science-world/


Diseased Seals & Otters - http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/20-3


Polar Bears, Seals and Walruses - http://current.com/shows/upstream/93736840_polar-bears-now-have-symptoms-of-mystery-disease-also-found-in-seals-and-walruses.htm


Map of reported illnesses - http://enenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mapseals.jpg

And the worst part as we all know Canada cut the funding to radiation monitoring this time last year - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/05/09/bc-radiation-monitoring.html


"The quantities of radiation reaching Canada are very small and do not pose any health risk to Canadians," said a statement posted by Health Canada online.


Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says in an interview that the Japanese are burning radioactive materials. The radioactivity originated from Fukushima, but various prefectures are burning radioactive materials in their terroritories.

Gundersen says that this radioactivity ends up not only in neighboring prefectures, but in Hawaii, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington and California.  Gundersen is working with scientists who will publish a paper in the near future definitively debunking Canadian and American health officials’ claims that only harmless levels of radiation are being released. Here is his interview: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=526_1313252896

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Re: Fish/Bird/Sea Mammal die-offs
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2012, 01:41:07 AM »
A story in the Guardian said the pelicans had died of starvation; I think El Nino had reduced the number of anchovies, which the pelicans eat,

ETA: here it is: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/09/peru-pelicans-starvation?newsfeed=true
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Re: Fish/Bird/Sea Mammal die-offs
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2012, 10:13:25 AM »
Yes I had read that as well, then checked and saw there is no El Nino currently and the La Nina is nearly ended with a return to neutral ocean conditions. So they don't know. ETA - well malnourished yes, but anchovies out of reach, maybe because the sea has warmed?
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=77828


While mobillivirus was repeated for the dolphins, an article now refutes that: http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-2071-Peru-dolphin-virus-not-official-finding-says-sea-institute/


So now acoustic impact injuries and accompanying decompression syndrome (seismic testing for oil/gas) should be studied. But will it? BPZ Energy has exclusive license contracts over 2.2 million acres in four blocks in northwest Peru, including offshore.
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Re: Fish/Bird/Sea Mammal die-offs
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2012, 11:18:53 AM »
Chile - 2,000 birds found dead. What the hell is going on in the S.A. Pacific Ocean? And there seems to be no rallying cry.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Thousands-of-birds-found-dead-on-Chile-beaches/articleshow/13108136.cms
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