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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2011, 04:52:47 pm »

the bird falling from the sky started december 18 in Quebec!

The bird story as hit the Province of Quebec but the worst part of it , the goverment ask the farmer to SHUT UP on don't say anything that was december 18.....
the news is in french sorry ! seems like the english news didnt react to write the story !

http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/regional/archives/2011/01/20110107-070833.html

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 More than sixty dead birds in a mysterious way were found by an owner of a rural area of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, near Quebec.

 Even though experts say Quebecois no link can be made with other recent cases in the United States and Sweden, many questions remain and the exact cause still unexplained.The United States has been the epicenter of several mass mortality events of birds in the first days of 2011.

 West on the 3rd rank, not far from the road to Niagara, Sylvain Turmel wonders why all the pigeons that find refuge in its farm buildings also fall from the sky for about two weeks. Some perished on the roof, others within the team. A first report was made Dec. 18 last.
 Abnormal

"I'm going nuts. I went to see my tenant to find out if he had not given poison.  He came to help me pick 25, "said Turmel.  Just enough time to do so, there were five others who have fallen. The authorities thought it was a gas. It is impossible.  Initially, they did not want me to throw it in the garbage. They took seven in total for analysis. There's something going on.  This is not normal. "

 The wildlife experts have even said to Mr. Turmel not to communicate with the media.  Nevertheless, he recounted the incident on CHOI.  After verification, the Provincial Government officials say there is nothing alarming yet. However, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife (MNR) was somewhat less reassuring.  The tests are done in animal pathology laboratory of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), Einstein on the street.

"The exact cause is unknown.  It is not related to what happens in the United States.  We do not see this every day. We treat the matter seriously, "said Nicolas Bégin.

 Further research

 "According to them, not poison, it's not bird flu or West Nile virus. We know nothing more, "said Turmel, who will not touch the animals without wearing gloves.

 Disease, environmental crisis, coincidence or common natural phenomenon, the investigation continues.

 Firefighters and police have also moved on site to verify potential fumes or possible crime.

 Among the possible causes, fireworks, hail, and cold viruses have been particularly mentioned. In St. Augustine, at least three of these assumptions, however, seem implausible.  In the middle of Ornithology, it is argued that the dissemination of images has prompted more people to report this type of event.
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2011, 06:23:21 am »

371 Dead Birds Fall from Sky on LA's Sunset Blvd; Similar to California, Arkansas, Louisiana Bird Drops

371 dead birds fell from the sky over Los Angeles, California, and hit the pavement at Sunset and Cahuenga. In the great shadow of the CNN building laid scattered hundreds of pigeons, most of them dead. This is another incident of dead birds falling from the sky, as has been seen in California, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Sweden, Italy, and other places around the world.

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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2011, 06:23:44 am »

Pelicans turn up sick, dead off Jacksonville coast
Founder of sanctuary treating the birds blames chemicals in the water.
Posted: January 17, 2011 - 6:43pm

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Hundreds of Eastern brown pelicans, some with missing wings and frostbite, have been injured or killed in the St. Johns River the past couple of weeks in the Mayport area.

The exact reason is unknown but the cold weather could have caused hypothermia when the birds landed in the water. The pelicans have been losing a protective coating they have on their body to shield their feathers from becoming saturated by water.

Cindy Mosling, co-founder of the Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary on Big Talbot Island, thinks chemicals in the water could be the culprit.

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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2011, 06:24:44 am »

And now 40,000 acres of wheat dead in Eastern Oregon:

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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2011, 06:25:09 am »

Mass Fish Kill In Iranian Sector Of Caspian Sea Blamed On Bio Weapons?
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Mass fish death was recorded in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea,” Iranian Gulistan Province’s Nature Conservation Department Deputy Head Mohsen Jafarnejad said. Mass death of fish in the Caspian Sea is recorded on the west coast of the Gulistan Province.

A large number of dead mullet have washed ashore, Shomalnews.com reported. “An analysis of samples taken from dead fish was carried out, and now we are waiting for their results,” Jafarnejad said. The Gulistan Province is located in northeastern Iran.

The center of the province is the Gurgan city. In recent years, such cases are observed in various places around the world. Scientists suggest that the causes of the recent events may be a global disaster or testing of biological weapons.

http://theintelhub.com/2011/01/15/mass-fish-kill-in-iranian-sector-of-caspian-sea-blamed-on-bio-weapons/

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« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2011, 06:25:30 am »

Mysterious infection is killing B.C. salmon

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Published Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 6:55PM EST
Last updated Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 7:58AM EST

Large numbers of sockeye salmon are dying in the Fraser River, before spawning, because of a mysterious virus, new research suggests.

Historical records show that some fish always die en route to their spawning beds, but since the early 1990s the problem has become increasingly acute – with more than two million fish dying in some years. Researchers have long puzzled over what was causing the seemingly healthy fish to suddenly stop swimming and turn belly up.

A large team of researchers from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and three Canadian universities has now found most of the fish that die before spawning have a common “genomic signature” – or a pattern that shows changes have taken place in an array of genes activated to fight infection.

“Our hypothesis is that the genomic signal associated with elevated mortality is in response to a virus infecting fish before river entry and that persists to the spawning areas,” says the report published in the journal Science on Thursday.

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« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2011, 09:41:47 am »

Hundreds of dead seals in Labrador
http://news.sympatico.cbc.ca/local/nfld/hundreds_of_dead_seals_in_labrador/8a0967ab

Pelicans turn up sick, dead off Jacksonville coast
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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2011, 08:23:09 pm »

Hos 4:1  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
Hos 4:2  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Hos 4:3  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2011, 05:33:27 pm »

SCALAR WAVES???
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« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2011, 09:49:37 am »

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« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2011, 08:35:55 am »

Here we go again...

Here we go again...

http://beta.toledoblade.com/local/2011/02/18/Peculiar-geese-deaths-baffle-wildlife-officials.html

Published: 2/18/2011

Peculiar geese deaths baffle wildlife officials
Ailment afflicting birds around Lake Erie


Several dozen Canada geese along western Lake Erie's shoreline have recently died or are presumed dead while others have become so sick they cannot hold up their heads, fly, or maintain control of their motor functions.

State wildlife investigators are stumped, awaiting word on tests that a national wildlife laboratory in Wisconsin has been doing on some of the dead birds.

"They will fall out of the sky and have trouble staying upright," said Dave Sherman, a biologist at the Crane Creek Wildlife Research Station the Ohio Department of Natural Resources operates in Ottawa County.

Symptoms began manifesting themselves first with mallards about two or three weeks ago.

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More Than 100 Whales Die In New Zealand Mass Stranding

More than 100 pilot whales died in a mass stranding at a remote New Zealand beach, conservation officials said Monday.

Hikers Sunday reported finding 107 whales beached on Stewart Island, off the South Island's southwest coast, a Department of Conservation (DOC) spokesman said.

He said some of the whales were already dead and DOC rangers had to euthanise the 48 remaining survivors as there was no prospect of refloating them.

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Millions of Dead Fish Wash Up in Redondo Beach


those arw FISH!! Not WATER!!


It's not clear what may have killed the fish.
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REDONDO BEACH (KTLA) -- Millions of dead fish have washed up in King Harbor near Redondo Beach, and officials are now trying to figure out why.

The dead fish, including anchovies, sardines and mackerel, are apparently floating up to the surface from the ocean floor.

KTLA's Sky5 captured images of the fish completely coating the water's surface in Basins 1 and 2 of the north side of King Harbor.

Fish and game officials have not released a statement about what might have killed the fish. Officials were at the harbor investigating.

There are reports that a red tide may have driven large numbers of the fish into the harbor, where they were killed by a lack of oxygen.

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Experts say that record temperatures and low oxygen levels are to blame for dead fish being washed up on riverbanks and beaches across Western Australia. Dead fish, eels and crayfish have been found on shores on the coastline of Green Head, some 290km north of Perth, being covered in washed up carcasses. Green Head resident Rod Wilson said: "It's very heartbreaking. I've been here for 28 years and I've never seen anything like it. To us it's a local ecological disaster." Reports state that in a clean up operation at Green Head, 20km north of Jurien Bay, more than 15000 dead fish were collected. "Our biggest concern is how long is this going to take to right itself," Mr Wilson added. With rotting fish carcasses washing up for more than a week, local residents are being urged to stay out of the water for fears of harmful bacteria. Experts say WA's coastal waters have seen the highest rise in temperature in the world with up to 4C rise than normally seen this summer. Dr Brian Jones from the Department of Fisheries said: "Anybody who as sat in Perth for the last few months without air conditioning knows what heat does." Fish are the same. They are cold blooded so they feel the heat. It follows a similar case in the US where millions of dead anchovies were found floating in a Los Angeles marina.
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« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2011, 05:18:55 am »

Obama administration restricts findings on Gulf’s dead dolphins

The Obama administration has issued a gag order on data over the recent spike of dead dolphins, including many stillborn infants, washing up on Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, and scientists say the restriction undermines the scientific process.
An abnormal dolphin mortality this year along the Gulf coast has become part of a federal criminal investigation over last year’s BP oil spill disaster and as a result, has led the US government to clamp down on biologists’ findings, with orders to keep the results confidential.
The dolphin die-off, labeled an “unusual mortality event (UME),” resulted in wildlife biologists being contracted by the National Marine Fisheries Service to record the recent spike in dolphin deaths by collecting tissue samples and specimens for the agency, but late last month were privately ordered to keep their results under wraps.


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« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2011, 06:34:07 am »

More Dead Sealife Continues to Plague U.S. Beaches

Months after the hundreds of birds fell dead from the sky and after thousands of dead fish, crabs, sardines, dolphins, and whales washed ashore worldwide, more dead fish washed ashore in Alabama, and a dead whale washed ashore in Virginia.

There's still no cause for the hundreds of dead fish that were found dead along the gulf shores over the weekend. They were also found along the gulf state pier Saturday morning. Park officials said it was unusual to see spade fish in that area this early in the year. The dead sigh spanned about three miles of shoreline.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will take the fish in for testing.

In Sandbridge, VA, the carcass of a Sei whale was found Sunday morning. The whale measured 35 to 40 feet long. Staffers from the Virginia Beach Aquarium were called to the site so that it could be secured and would not wash back into the ocean.

The aquarium is planning to perform a necropsy on the dead animal to determine a cause of death.

Sei whales are not common to the Virginia Beach area.

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« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2011, 04:42:00 pm »

Sardines, anchovies dying in Ventura Harbor

At least 1,000 anchovies and sardines have died in the Ventura Harbor from what officials believe is a lack of oxygen.

The fish were first seen dead or dying about 6 a.m. today, with some belly up in the water and others struggling to survive. Sea lions, along with hundreds of sea gulls and pelicans were swooping in to eat the fish.

"There are quite a bit that are dead," said Pat Hummer, a senior officer with the Ventura Harbor Patrol.

Hummer said there have been large amounts of bait fish in the harbor for about a week, and officials were wondering if this would happen. He suspects the cause is too little oxygen for too many fish.

High tide is expected at 10:30 a.m. and harbor officials hope the tide will wash out most of the fish.

The fish kill, however, doesn't appear to be as severe as others in the past and not nearly as bad as one in Redondo Beach's King Harbor earlier this year, when 175 tons of sardines died.

Larry Bases, who lives on his boat in the Ventura West Marina, said that between the time he got up this morning and the time he left for work, scores had died around his boat.

"They are all over the place," he said, "thousands of them."

Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/apr/18/sardines-anchovies-dying-in-ventura-harbor/?partner=yahoo_feeds#ixzz1Juh71LE2
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« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2011, 03:50:26 pm »

wanted to let you guys know again since the stuff got deleted lol, the red-winged blackbird has long been studied as a model and early warning organism because it is extremely sensitive to environmental toxins and illnesses. this is due to the high level of antioxidants required to maintain its colorful plumage therefore fewer are available to eliminate waste from the body. these birds have been used in everything from testing amphetamines during fear conditioning to testing deadly chemicals in the environment.

i wondered if some had eaten in or near a landfill containing waste from the gulf, if they had contracted a kind of mycoplasma or new virus or both, or if they had been haarped/poisoned/red tide poisoned etc due to erratic/new migration/eating patterns this year/last year.

I know that's a lot to digest rofl!

also please keep in mind, there has been recent research on antidepressants and the like getting into the ocean and interfering severely with reproduction of species like shrimp (psych meds = birth control by the way) -- so it's not just earthquakes, oil, corexit, nuclear waste, electricity (although the heat from haarp-to-sub communications could be killing fish on the surface etc.).

you ought to read Supreme Power (Contact) vol 1; just take the main character as a metaphor for haarp tech and it all makes sudden sense, lol. famous quote from the book: "once you know the truth you will never look at the sky the same way".

isn't that the truth? heh!

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« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2011, 01:05:26 pm »

Mass animal deaths continue as thousands of dead walleye wash up in Lake Erie

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Experts are trying to figure out why thousands of dead walleye fish have been washing up on a roughly 25-mile stretch of Lake Erie between the northern Ohio cities of Toledo and Port Clinton over the past few weeks. The mysterious deaths add to the millions of others that have occurred since the beginning of 2011, most of whose cause of death has never been conclusively determined.

According to a recent report in The News-Messenger, tens of thousands of fish have washed up on Ohio beaches in recent days, and the majority of them have been between two-and-a-half to three pounds in weight. Some local anglers have told reporters that the sight of these dead fish is highly unusual, and that they appear to be coming from the west.

"I'm hearing thousands or tens of thousands maybe, on the high side," said Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) biologist and program administrator Roger Knight to reporters. "This is something out of the ordinary."

Knight and colleagues are currently investigating the deaths to determine their cause. Several explanations have already been put forth, including unusually cold weather in recent months that may have killed the walleye during their spawning period. Other explanations include overfishing by commercial operations in Canada, and even a mystery virus.

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(NaturalNews) An otherwise highly-resilient species of shark, the leopard shark, is turning up dead all over the northern California coast, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to reports, dozens of leopard sharks have either washed ashore dead since April, or have been found so badly injured and in pain that the creatures were literally pounding their heads into the sand in what some locals said appeared to be suicide attempts.

A report in The Oakland Tribune explains that a California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) necropsy has pinned the deaths on "inflammation, bleeding, and lesions in the brain, and hemorrhaging from the skin near vents," as well as bleeding around internal organs. Based on findings, it appears as though the creatures died a slow and painful death, but experts do not know why the sharks are suffering this awful fate.

Catherine Greer, a resident of Redwood City, was one of the first people to notice some of the dead sharks. She and her 13-year-old son allegedly tried to help push some of the beached, alive sharks back into the water, but "they'd swim right back, thrashing their heads against the shore ... as if they were trying to commit suicide," she said.

Sean Van Sommeran, executive director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, a Santa Cruz-based group that has been tasked with investigating the die-offs, says that when his group first began getting alerts about the sharks, many of them were still alive. But as time went on, the gravely-ill creatures began to wash ashore dead, and since that time there have been hundreds of others that have turned up dead.

"We're only seeing a tiny fraction of what's going on," Sommeran said to reporters, implying that many other creatures further out in ocean waters are likely suffering and dying as well. Considering that leopard sharks are a stronger species than most, there is no telling the extent of animal deaths that is likely taking place.

Initial tests conducted on water samples taken from the Redwood Shores lagoon, one of the areas where sharks were found, revealed nothing out of the ordinary. But Redwood City spokesman Malcolm Smith said the city is paying for additional tests.

Others say the deaths may have been caused by environmental pollution from agricultural runoff, or even from Fukushima radiation.

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Shrimpers, not oil, causing hundreds of turtles’ deaths along Gulf of Mexico, scientists say

The numbers are startling: Hundreds of sea turtles have begun washing up into bays and onto beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Six hundred of the mottled, soup-plate-shaped reptiles came ashore in just four states in 2010, six times the annual average. This year, 563 have been stranded.

Blame the oil that fouled those waters after the BP spill?

No, government scientists say, there is a more mundane local culprit: shrimpers who are ignoring regulations to prevent endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles from becoming ensnared in their nets.

The tale of the turtles illustrates the complexity of establishing cause and effect in assessing the ecological impact of the spill.

More than a dozen e-mails, obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries service by the advocacy group Oceana, provide extensive evidence that shrimping vessels operating in the wake of the oil spill routinely failed to properly install “turtle excluder devices,” aimed at keeping imperiled turtle species out of their gear.

The revelations put an uncomfortable spotlight on an industry that has struggled in the face of foreign competition and fishing closures imposed after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

“This is a serious problem,” said Barbara Schroeder, national sea turtle coordinator at NOAA’s Office of Protected Resources, adding that federal scientists have established a connection between the recent turtle deaths and the shrimp fishery. “And it’s a problem that there’s a solution to.”

Elizabeth Griffin Wilson, Oceana’s senior manager for marine wildlife, questioned why federal authorities have not done more to curb the problem.

“New information is showing that the shrimp fishery is likely to be the cause of death for large numbers of sea turtles,” said Wilson, whose group obtained the documents under the Freedom of Information Act. “Now that we have a feel for the scope of the problem, we’re absolutely shocked that the U.S. government hasn’t taken steps to solve it.”

Ever since the federal government started requiring shrimpers to install the excluder devices in their nets in the early 1990s, they have complained about the safeguard’s economic impact. The device consists of a metal grid that must be angled between 30 and 55 degrees relative to the net’s opening so a turtle can push against it and make its escape. When installed properly, it is 97 percent effective.

David Camardelle, the mayor of Grand Isle, La., and the operator of a 28-foot shrimp boat, said his industry’s operations have no impact on sea turtles at this point but is still reeling from the regulations directed toward them.

“The only turtles that are being destroyed are the turtles in the oil spill,” Camardelle said. “It’s devastating, with the price of fuel and the turtle excluder devices. The environmentalists destroyed our living.”

But the e-mails show that shrimpers across the Gulf of Mexico are routinely failing to place the devices in their nets or installing them improperly. One e-mail describing a series of inspections in Louisiana called “compliance to be poor at best.” At the port of Cameron, one out of nine vessels were found in compliance with the law; in Intracoastal City, La., two out of 17 met federal requirements; and in four other areas where boats were boarded, three out of 29 met the legal test.


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Millions of Bees Mysteriously Die in Florida

9/30/11

MICCO, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) – Florida officials are abuzz as to how millions of honey bees were killed in Brevard County.

Several beekeepers in the county have reported lost colonies this week. Charles Smith of Smith Family Honey Company told Stuart News Thursday he lost 400 beehives. He says the bees appeared to have been poisoned.

“I’ll never get completely compensated for this unless someone handed me 400 beehives,” Smith told Stuart News. “I lost the bees, the ability to make honey and the ability to sell the bees.”

Smith told Florida Today that he lost $150,000 from the incident.

State officials are testing the bees to determine what type of chemicals contributed to their deaths.

Experts say pesticides might be behind the lost beehives.

“The fact that it was so widespread and so rapid, I think you can pretty much rule out disease,” Bill Kern, an entomologist with the University of Florida’s Research and Education Center, told Florida Today. “It happened essentially almost in one day.Usually diseases affect adults or the brood, you don’t have something that kills them both.”

The case in Micco, 18 miles south of Melbourne, is being investigated by state agriculture officials and the sheriff’s office.

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Thousands of dead birds wash up on Ontario shores, botulism blamed
WASAGA BEACH, Ont.— The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 11:15PM EDT
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As many as 6,000 dead birds have washed up on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario, say authorities, who believe botulism may be to blame.

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Peter Leon said Saturday the number of dead waterfowl is estimated to be between 5,000 and 6,000.

The dead birds are scattered along a nearly three-kilometre stretch north of the community of Wasaga Beach, said Constable Leon.

Federal and provincial officials believe the cause of the death is a form of botulism, apparently from the birds eating dead fish, he said.

A spokeswoman for Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle says staff in his department are monitoring the situation and planned to be at the scene on Sunday to collect more samples. Two weeks ago the Ministry of Natural Resources issued a news release saying the death of large numbers of fish and wildlife on the Great Lakes is not uncommon at certain times of the year. Georgian Bay is on Lake Huron.

Small-scale die-offs caused by botulism occur annually around the Great Lakes, with the last large-scale one happening in Lake Ontario in 2007, the ministry said.

According to public health agencies, no cases of human illness have been attributed to outbreaks of botulism in the Great Lakes.

Type E botulism toxin is produced by a bacterium that lives in lake bottom sediment, and under certain conditions it begins producing the toxin, which then enters the aquatic food chain, according to the ministry. Birds who eat affected fish can die.

Health Canada says proper cooking and handling of food eliminates the botulism toxin.

Police say people in the area are being advised to keep a close eye on their children and pets to make sure they stay away from the dead birds.
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Video: Thousands Of Dead Birds Wash Up On Ontario Shores 10/23/11


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As many as 6,000 dead birds have washed up on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario, say authorities, who believe botulism may be to blame.

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Peter Leon said Saturday the number of dead waterfowl is estimated to be between 5,000 and 6,000.

The dead birds are scattered along a nearly three-kilometre stretch north of the community of Wasaga Beach, said Constable Leon.

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22 sperm whales die in Australia

Rescuers were racing against the clock Monday to save two huge sperm whales stranded on a Tasmanian sandbank after 22 others died, the Parks and Wildlife Service said.

Marine mammal specialists were on site in Macquarie Harbour at Strahan on Tasmania's northwest coast, but the rescue bid was hampered by rough weather.

Twenty-two of the whales -- each weighing two tonnes and up to 12 metres (40 feet) long -- washed ashore on Saturday at Ocean Beach near Strahan, and all of them died.

Four others came into the harbour and became stranded on a sandbank. Two of these were successfully refloated and swam back out to sea, but the other two remain stuck.

Rescuers said two minke whales also got into trouble nearby and died.

Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife incident controller Chris Arthur said the sperm whales were so big that they could not simply be pulled into deeper water by volunteers, instead requiring a more complicated rescue operation.

"A specially-developed net attached to two boats has been designed to slip under a whale, enabling it to be hauled from immediate danger," he said.

"This method can be used for large animals and is very effective."

But conditions were worsening, with high winds and seas, and attempts to refloat the whales had to be postponed until Tuesday.

"Although we were unable to move the surviving whales into open water today, we are hoping conditions will improve over the next few days," Arthur said, adding that the whales were tired but still flapping their fins and blowing water.

"The weather conditions are against us at present, but managed properly, these animals can survive at least a few days."

Another problem in Strahan is its treacherous narrow channel, known as Hells Gates, through which the whales must pass to get back into deeper water.

"Pushing a large whale against sea surging through the 25-metre passage is like pushing a cork into a bottle," added Arthur.

But he expressed confidence given that seven sperm whales were saved after a similar stranding in the harbour in 2007.

The Parks and Wildlife Service said that samples had been taken from the 22 dead whales, which will remain on the beach until they decompose because they are too large to move or bury.

Explaining why they died, Arthur said: "People seem to forget that these animals breathe air. When they are caught in the surf and they are being rolled around, they are in the sand -- they can't get their blowholes up to get oxygen."

Whale beachings are relatively common in Australia and they usually occur in the summer months, particularly around Tasmania, but scientists do not know why they happen.
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More than 60 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand


WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand conservation officials euthanized 18 beached pilot whales in a bid to end their suffering Wednesday after a mass stranding on a remote South Island beach that left a total of 65 whales dead.

After 31 died on Farewell Spit, at the top of the island, officials hoped the survivors would refloat themselves on the high tides. "But they're-stranded each time and more whales died," Department of Conservation local manager John Mason said in a statement.

"The whales seem to have come in a little further inshore in each re-stranding," he said. "The tides are reducing so it became very unlikely the remaining whales would get out to sea and that they would survive.

"Rather than prolong the whales' suffering we decided to take the humane course of euthanizing the remaining 18 whales this morning."

He said it was too dangerous for rescuers to attempt to refloat the whales because they were stranded on sandbanks 1-2 miles from the shore in a remote place where tides came in rapidly over shallow tidal flats.

"It would be arduous and unsafe for people to walk back to shore after refloating the whales in chest-deep water," he said.

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Slew of dead birds found along roadway in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

December 27, 2011 – KENTUCKY – There’s a bizarre scene in Montgomery County where dozens of birds are dead. More than 30 birds are lying dead on Indian Mound Drive at the intersection of Grassy Lick Road in Mt. Sterling. All the birds appear to be the same species, and seem to have died and landed at this spot all at once. No word yet about what caused their death. The strange sight was first spotted on Christmas morning by people who live nearby. “Yesterday morning around 9:30 am when I pulled out on to the bypass, and there was a whole slew of birds,” explains local resident Karen Williams. “I didn’t know where they came from. I didn’t know. I thought if someone shot them there was an awful lot of shooting going on but I don’t know,’ said Williams. –LEX 18


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« Reply #59 on: January 01, 2012, 08:58:29 am »

Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan
Japan debris is washing ashore in the Pacific NW USA so the seals are likely radio active.

December 29, 2011
We recently received samples of seal tissue from diseased animals captured near St Lawrence Island with a request to examine the material for radioactivity. There is concern expressed by some members of the local communities that there may be some relationship to the Fukushima nuclear reactor’s damage. Test results would not be available for several weeks
http://theintelhub.com/2011/12/29/diseased-seals-washing-ashore-in-alaska-being-tested-for-possible-fukushima-radiation-exposure

Anaheim, California has highest amount of radioactive fallout of any EPA air monitoring station in Continental U.S. for iodine-131
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