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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) urged more research into baffling deaths - ranging from why whales sometimes make the fatal mistake of swimming onto beaches to recent bird deaths, dubbed the "Aflockalypse" by one newspaper. "Science is struggling to explain these things. These are examples of the surprises that nature can still bring," said Nick Nuttall, spokesman of Nairobi-based UNEP. "More research is needed."
So what’s happening this time? Blame technology, says famed Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson. With the Internet, cell phones and worldwide communications, people are noticing events, connecting the dots more. "This instant and global communication, it’s just a human instinct to read mystery and portents of dangers and wondrous things in events that are unusual," Wilson told The Associated Press on Thursday. "Not to worry, these are not portents that the world is about to come to an end." Wilson and the others say instant communications — especially when people can whip out smart phones to take pictures of critter carcasses and then post them on the Internet — is giving a skewed view of what is happening in the environment. The irony is that mass die-offs — usually of animals with large populations — are getting the attention while a larger but slower mass extinction of thousands of species because of human activity is ignored, Wilson said.
Professor Marianne Elvander, the institute's head of disease control and epidemiology, told the BBC News website that they appeared to have been hit by some kind of blunt instrument.
Originally posted by FeralMonkeyMagic
Please follow this link found on news.com.au
Apparently, BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA killed these birds, as if they flew up and struck or were struck by something...
I wonder if a burst of high powered electromagnetic energy did this?
Science is not my strong point so ill leave everyone else to decide.
January 7, 2011 - Turtle Doves Fall Dead from Italy Sky. Italy's GeaPress online reports that on January 5, 2011, hundreds to thousands of dead and dying turtle doves were found hanging from trees and were scattered in the streets and flower beds of Faenza south of Venice. A mysterious blue stain was found on many of the dove beaks. GeaPress speculates that the blue stain could be linked to poisoning and inability to breathe. Some dove bodies have been sent to labs for testing.
Originally posted by AeonStorm
Opps ... I was going to say that none of these stories talk about the pole shift that is currently taking place but this is not the case.edit on 7-1-2011 by AeonStorm because: FAIL
weden's National Veterinary Institute said it had tested five of at least 100 birds that mysteriously fell dead on a Falkoeping, Sweden, road January 4, 2011, and like Beebe, Arkansas, and LaBarre, Louisiana, investigators confirmed evidence of traumatic injury by blunt force. Falkoeping did not have fireworks on Tuesday night and veterinarians said the birds did not have internal hemorrhaging.