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FACT CHECK: Mass bird, fish deaths occur regularly

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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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FACT CHECK: Mass bird, fish deaths occur regularly


dailyme.com

On average, 163 such events are reported to the federal government each year, according to USGS records. And there have been much larger die-offs than the 3,000 blackbirds in Arkansas. Twice in the summer of 1996, more than 100,000 ducks died of botulism in Canada.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.nwhc.usgs.gov



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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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Now will people please stop with all of the gloom and doom? The ONLY reason this seems weird right now is because the news is actually bothering to report it.

People really need to calm down and stop panicking every time something they find to be out of the ordinary happens. Animals die. Extinctions happen. The Earth isn't a sealed off little bubble. There are diseases, weather patterns, and any other number of things that can affect animal populations. The USGS reports alone (see USGS link above are proof of that.

Sorry to be so blunt, but isn't really not denying ignorance when people freak out over every little thing that happens in the world.

EDIT: This link gives good insight into this as well: www.publicbroadcasting.net...

dailyme.com
(visit the link for the full news article)]
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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Thank you! Thank you.
I believe people are just worrying to much about the future.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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Starred!


I live near Chicago - so, I guess we are used to this kind of thing... every year thousands and thousands of fish wash up dead on our shores in lake Michigan... its the cycle of life.


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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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The news is not particularly reporting it?

It may have happened before.

But NOT in such numbers, so close together over such a wide area.

Or show me the figures that say otherwise.

On average, 163 such events are reported to the federal government each year, according to USGS

You've had near that many in the last 7 days!

LOL.
Extinctions happen.

Yes, yes they do.
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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Good post, I think the reason most .. umm lets call them skeptical ATS members avoid creating a similar post is the # storm of posts from people who are scared because the media is retarded.

Good Luck


Edit :
In after said # storm begins.
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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Apparently, you didn't even read the snippet in the first post.

Twice in the summer of 1996, more than 100,000 ducks died of botulism in Canada.


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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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Yes because disease just happens to kill thousands of creatures all at the same time, all in the same place.



Because this happens worldwide all the time too, huh.



I do not believe in coincidence.


 
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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2 occurences in 1 year is not the same now is it.
I agree, a lot of birds. But just 1 place.

You seen the Google map of the kills?
It's a day old too.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:25 PM
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Yes, thank you. I was one of few people trying to tell this to people, but they wouldn't listen out of fear.

It's all the medias fault, and probably social networking, and the popularity of the internet. Events happen around the world that mostly go unnoticed, but when media finally chooses to report it widely, people freak out like it is the first time and think the events are "rare". It's only "rare" for the media to give it so much attention.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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Around 4000 birds in MN from September to November 2010. 1200 Scaup and Coot in MN from October to November. 1000 Eared Grebe in UT since Nov. 1 2010. 2750 Northern Fulmar between CA and OR from Nov to Dec. In the neighborhood of 900 Turkeys and Hawks in FL over the course of 8 days in Nov 2010.

It happens all the time.
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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I see the gatekeepers have deemed it necessary now to quell this before it goes viral. If you "controllers of information" believe we are that foolish to believe this is just a normal occurrence, then you are sadly mistaken. Those who pay attention to their surroundings know something is happening. We may not know exactly what it is, but it is definitely not normal due to the sheer numbers involved in such a short time span. We will NOT be silent, and you will NOT stop us from discussing it.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Hi, nothing personal is meant to this, just pointing out some things.


It's all the medias fault, and probably social networking, and the popularity of the internet.


136 Reported in 1 year on average. (What has USGS reporting got to do with Social Media Etc)


Events happen around the world that mostly go unnoticed,


Un-noticed? Perhaps, Unreported? Unlikely.

136 Reported in 1 year on average.


but when media finally chooses to report it widely,


Which is not something i've seen?


people freak out


I haven't seen the average "JOE" give a toss?


like it is the first time and think the events are "rare".


100+ events in 7 days is a FIRST?


so much attention.


Have they been plastering this all over your TV?
It is an honest question, I do not know, but they have not here. (UK)
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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10 in 3 months is not 100+ in 7 days?



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Read what you wrote. 1000 birds over the course of months. 900 birds over the course of days.

What we have now:

1000 birds in one day does not equal 1000 birds in 3 months, or even 8 days.

All in one place, not spread out over a large area, as your "evidence" shows.

Apples and oranges.


 
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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You are wasting your time. You will never get them to even search for past die offs, you will never get them to believe biologists when they say it is common, you will never get them to understand the media is the only reason this is "big news".


Dude .. its the rapture obvious..



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Holy moly a 20 pound turkey falling from the sky could go right through your roof. lol



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:40 PM
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okay okay we get it, its a regular occurance, but the multitudes of threads prooving how the bird deaths is `normal` are just as annoying as all the threads which are talking about it signifying impending doom



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by yaphun
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You are wasting your time. You will never get them to even search for past die offs, you will never get them to believe biologists when they say it is common, you will never get them to understand the media is the only reason this is "big news".


Dude .. its the rapture obvious..


Please show me evidence.

I need 5000 birds dead in one day, please
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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I haven't seen anywhere near 100 reports. Where in the world are you getting this?

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*sigh*

I give up. People are do determined to believe that, somehow, anything that happens when they are alive is special. This planet has seen more mass deaths than people could even begin to comprehend, and yet a few birds die and people go insane over it.
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