Sudden Deaths of Large Numbers of Animals Happening with Greater Frequency

Most people read the papers, forget most and get on with the day. Few people see the patterns; the big picture of what is happening in the world. One of the things that has been happening with greater and greater frequency is large and mysterious animal deaths. Something that punsters call flockalypse (as in apocalypse or the end of the world). A map has come out in Google showing the die offs in 2010/2011.

Pictured: This Google map shows the locations of mass animal deaths around the world in recent years.
These are only a small percentage of the mysterious mass deaths that actually took place. Not listed here are the U.S. Geological Service's website which lists about 90 mass deaths of birds and other wildlife from June to December 12, 2010. Time Magazine listed these as unsolved mysteries long before 2010:"In 2004, an estimated 300 hippopotamuses in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park died.

In June 2010, 82 hippos died. In January 2006, 200 sea turtles washed up on the shores of El Salvador. Millions of honeybees started disappearing in 2006. According to the Department of Agriculture, reported bee-colony death rates were 29% in 2009, rising to 34% in 2010. The four main bumblebee populations have plummeted more than 90% in the past 20 years. A mysterious fungal disease has been killing bats across the U.S. since 2006. More than 1 million bats have died .In 2008, 60 pilot whales beached themselves along the rocky coast of the southern Australian island state of Tasmania.

A week later, 150 long-finned pilot whales did the same. Then, in January 2009, 45 sperm whales stranded themselves on a Tasmanian sandbar. 194 pilot whales and a handful of bottleneck dolphins beached themselves along the same coastline in March. In June 2009 hundreds of pelicans from Oregon to Mexico were found dead .In 2009, 1,200 penguins were found dead in March in southern Chile. In April, millions of sardines washed ashore nearby. Thousands of Andean flamingos abandoned their nests in Chile, leaving their 2,000 chicks to die in their shells. In late May, 60 pelicans were found dead in Chile's central coast.

"This is nothing compared to 2010/2011 

January 2010: Thousands of dead walleye fish washed up on Lake Erie, USA. Millions of camels, goats, sheep, cows, yaks and horses died in Mongolia. 503 manatee carcasses were found on the Florida coast. (This happened again in January 2011) .100 tons of tilapia were found dead in Lake Buhi in Manila, Philippines. More than 2 dozen seals washed up on New Jersey shores, USA March 2010: 308 dead baby whales in the waters around Peninsula Valdes along Argentina's Patagonian Coast. This is the single largest great whale die-off on record. *January -July 2010: Seven whales washed ashore along the West coast of Ghana May 2010: 12,000 saiga antelopes found dead in Kazakhstan. June 2010: Thousands of baby spotted filefish washed up on the shores of the Cayman Islands near Cuba. August 2010: Over 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles, dolphins and other river wildlife died in Bolivian rivers in Santa Cruz, Beni and Tarija. Nothing like this has ever been seen in Bolivia. *October 2010: Thousands of migratory shearwaters birds found dead on Queensland beaches. *November 6 2010: 33 pilot whales beached themselves on Rutland Island near Burtonport, Ireland.*December 2010: 83,000 dead drumfish washed up along the Arkansas River. Thousands of dead fish found in Lake Azuei in Haiti.80 dead pigeons fell from the sky in St.-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Canada. Thousands of dead fish found in a lake inside Sydney Airport. Beaches near Charleston, South Carolina, USA littered with hundreds of dead starfish and jellyfish. Several million (150 tonnes) red tilapia fish died in Cao Lanh District, Vietnam.

SOURCE: Maneka Gandhi
Mizo News
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