posted on Apr, 17 2005 @ 08:21 PM
Right - I think the "docu-dramas"of today are the "catastrophe movies" of the 70's. BUT, at least they are also including facts either in the
docudrama itself, or in this case, both in the movie and in the real-life interviews afterwards.
I'm little torqued though that Dr. Heasler didn't reveal the dead bison incident in this interview though
Let's review the first question, and his response:
Q: There have been continuing rumors at various web sites that animals are either leaving the park en-masse, or dying in large numbers. These rumors
include stories of large numbers of fish dying in Yellowstone Lake. The cause is stated as increased toxic gaseous emissions. Are there animals
leaving the park? Or dying in large numbers? Are there large numbers of fish being found dead in the lake?
A: Toxic emissions are no worse than usual at Yellowstone. The park's wildlife population has undergone no problems due to toxic emissions. Some of
the park?s wildlife is migratory, such as bison, elk, and many species of birds. This year?s migrations were not unusual. Large numbers of dead fish
were not found in Yellowstone Lake, or any other lake in Yellowstone.
naughty naughty! He states in the interview at the end of the docudrama that in 2003 they had this really bizarre death of 5 bison who - I paraphrase
- fell over dead where they had been standing. Come to find out there was extremely toxic fumes in the area and they had a cold snap that allowed the
gases to accumulate versus dissipating as they normally did.
Dr. Heasler has officially broken my heart