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Originally posted by Helmkat
reply to post by HunkaHunka
Welcome to Earth, this isn't new, it happens all the time, Do you know how many birds were wiped out by West Nile Virus? It decimated huge populations, Blue Jays disappeared entirely from where I live for over 4 years! In short west nile killed more birds over a larger area for longer then any of the "die offs" that have so many up in arms but that doesn't seem to count, why is that I wonder? and lets not get into the amphibian populations that are being devastated around the world in countless numbers, well if the animal dies under a log it doesn't count, right?
Anyway I do have several bird feeders and live next to a natural area and am very familiar with the wildlife in my area.
Here is an article you might find interesting and I encourage everyone to take part in the annual backyard bird count.
edit on 7-1-2011 by Helmkat because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by NadaCambia
Ok so let's count...
Thousands of birds in AR
20 miles of fish in AR
Hundreds of dead birds in TX
Hundreds of dead birds in LA
Hundreds of dead birds in TN
Hundreds of dead birds in IL
Hundreds of dead birds in KY
Thousands of dead fish in FL
Thousands of dead fish in Haiti
2 million dead fish in MD
Thousands of dead fish in SC
Dead pelicans in NC
40,000 dead crabs in UK
Hundreds of dead birds in UK
Hundreds of dead birds in Sweden
Twice there have been thousands of dead birds in Italy
Hundreds of Dead red snappers in NZ
There have been more than 16 massive kills in less than 5 days!!
Now.... When has this happened before?
For more info see www.abovetopsecret.com...edit on 7-1-2011 by HunkaHunka because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wowbagger
Although these mass die offs are worrying me a lot I also think the media, and internet momentum might be responsible for the over hyping the phenomenon.
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
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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Originally posted by sputniksteve
reply to post by HunkaHunka
The ignorance of those statements is so infantile it is laughable. The media is reporting on this. Whether it is your local news channel or CNN World Report they are both technically media. You have a bad habit of claiming your opinion as some kind of fact. You really should stop that.
Originally posted by seanizle
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if this was a natural occurrence that happens every year, why are most of the experts they have been interviewing from the wildlife sector describing this as "weird" and "strange". Most of these die offs are still unexplained, for example all of the bird deaths as well as the 100 tons of fish that washed up in Brazil. This may have been picked up by the media for a reason, i.e. it is not something that happens every few years.