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Michio Kaku on mass animal kill-offs

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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credit goes to bigthink.com...

The Internet has been burning up this past week as massive groups of animals around the world have been suddenly dying en masse. We hear reports from Sweden, Louisiana, Arkansas, etc. and the list grows every day. We are starting to see similar incidents all over the world and it seems each week brings new reports. A recent story from AOL World News states "Other animal die-offs in the past two weeks include reports of 40,000 dead crabs washing ashore near Kent, England, hundreds of snapper fish dead in New Zealand, 150 tons of red tilapia dead in Vietnam, 500 jackdaws crashing to their death in Sweden, more than 450 birds falling onto a Louisiana highway and a mass of dead fish in a Florida creek." Another incidence happened just recently when thousands of turtle doves fell from the sky.

Upon examinations of the dove's, scientists have discovered that there was a small blue stain inside it's beak. It was thought that the blue stain could have been caused be a lack of oxygen or some type of poison but the full results should take about a week.

Conspiracy theories are rampant, and it's been suggested that the deaths could be a result of UFOs, government tests, or even secret weapons.

But there are three real possibilities behind this mystery:

a) Toxic Chemicals

b) Pathogens and Disease

c) Trauma

The first possibility (toxic chemicals) can be safely ruled out—at least in one case—since 95% of the 100,000 fish that died in Arkansas recently were of one species: bottom-feeding drum fish. The mature male drum fish have a series of muscles that are uncommon amongst other fish. When the fish is swimming, those muscles can vibrate against the swim bladder making a noise that doesn't sound far off from a drum in the distance. We can assume that it wasn't poisons that killed this one species because poisons would have affected many species as well. So disease is probably the reason behind the fish die-off, though it will take a month or so to culture the pathogens and determine for sure. We are also hearing stories of dead fish washing up on shores at an alarming rate. Over two million dead fish have reportedly washed up on shares of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay recently. The Chesapeake Bay area is experiencing their coldest December in almost 25 years and the state's Environmental Department reported that it rapid temperature drop in the water. Other reports are showing up in Europe, Brazil, and Asia; Not to mention that on Wednesday, thousands of fish washed ashore on Folly beach in South Carolina.

For the 5,000 red-winged blackbirds that suddenly died recently in Arkansas, the cause was probably blunt trauma. Autopsies show massive internal bleeding near the breast, consistent with a violent collision. But, what caused it? Red-winged blackbirds are a bit different from other birds. They are extremely common (200 million in the U.S.), have poor eyesight, and also fly in tight formation (to save energy). But if the lead bird is disoriented (due to thunderstorms, lightning, fireworks, or downdrafts or micro bursts), it can plow into the ground or into houses, taking the entire flock with it. So most likely, the culprit is mass suicide caused by the disorientation of the lead birds, causing the entire flock to plow into the ground, trees, buildings, each other, etc. Micro bursts or sudden downdrafts may have also disoriented the birds. These are violent downdrafts which are very unpredictable. In the past, fatal airline accidents have been linked to these micro bursts, which will actually push a plane into the ground as it lands, causing a crash.

Mass suicides are actually not uncommon in the animal kingdom. Look at lemmings: thousands of these birds will commit suicide by walking over a cliff, following their leader. In fact, over the past 30 years, about 16 mass die-offs of blackbirds have been recorded in the U.S.—about one every other year, involving over 1,000 blackbirds each time.

So these events really do happen all the time, except we are unaware of them, until something pushes these events into the national media, such as simultaneous die-offs. In fact; In the past eight months, the United States Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Wisconsin reports that it "has logged 95 mass wildlife die-offs in North America and that’s probably a dramatic undercount... The list includes some 900 turkey vultures that seemed to drown and starve in the Florida Keys, 4,300 ducks killed by parasites in Minnesota, 1,500 salamanders done in by a virus in Idaho, 2,000 bats that died of rabies in Texas, and the still mysterious death of 2,750 sea birds in California. 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."




posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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That guy is awesome. He is always on the history channel or natgeo, talking about time travel, space, aliens or black holes.
His open mind and frank discussions are rare for someone with his education and professional background.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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suicide ?




mikuchu is a sci-fi scientist to me , smart dude but his imagination gets the best of him sometimes



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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yeah i don't trust kaku, he id an elitist through and through

and yeah the lemming thing is a myth, even a hoax due to cameraman encouraging lemmings to do this for the story



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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but this is key

So these events really do happen all the time, except we are unaware of them, until something pushes these events into the national media, such as simultaneous die-offs.

somebody is pushing for some reason to the media ....



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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Notice he cited 16 such events across a period of 30 years then states these events are common...

We have had almost as many reports in the last two weeks.

This to me proves that Kaku is full of it.

Korg.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Yea I seen Kaku reading the script that was prewritten to convince the sheeple that nothing strange is going on here, everything is normal... What BS!

Kaku is a THEORETICAL PHYSICIST, his expertise is in theoretical physics, stuff like string theories and higher dimensions, which means his expertise is not BIOLOGY. He does not have the authority to speak on these matters, he is only a spokesperson for the government because they know how the stupid people don't know how to think for themselves and just end up listening to the "smart" authority people...

Come on guys, wake up please...



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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I am not really familiar with the website, but is there a chance that this is a case of an article being falsely credited to someone else? I have the utmost respect for Michio Kaku, and I find it hard to believe that he authored this. Although his expertise is in theoretical physics, he is an intellectual who wouldn't buy into the lemmings suicide myth. I know that he is the media's go-to guy for anything scientific, but this just doesn't sound like him at all.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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I would trust this man. The geezer would torture you to death to find any answers, and that the sort of person he is.

The media love that sort of person, but for i just ignore it. Most of the stuff he has talked about i could of came up with and many of you guys. Just that he has degrees, his ideas will just be on many an occasion same as ours.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Lemmings are not birds, they are mammals. I find it hard to believe Mich kaku wrote this.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by Korg Trinity
Notice he cited 16 such events across a period of 30 years then states these events are common...

We have had almost as many reports in the last two weeks.

This to me proves that Kaku is full of it.

Korg.


Wow, you can't read very well. He cited 16 mass die-offs of BLACKBIRDS in the last 30 years. One die-off of blackbirds every other year is a pretty definitive common occurrence in my book. Hell, Christmas occurs ONCE a year yet it is pretty darn common.

He also cited 95 mass wildlife die-offs IN THE LAST 8 MONTHS.

DID YOU MISS THAT PART?

You people and your selective reading make me SICK!!!!



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by conspiracy nut
Lemmings are not birds, they are mammals. I find it hard to believe Mich kaku wrote this.


I guess you also believe that typing and proofreading is an infallible art?



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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Michio has a science radio show that comes on saturday nights it is a very good show, you should look up the times for your area, he was talking about this issue on saturday.. While he did not give one specific answer for the mass animal die off he did point out the possibilities of what it could be... They were all based in reality.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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Sorry to say, I loved this guy for a long time, but now I don't trust him one bit. I think he has become a government mouthpiece.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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i always suspected kaku to be a disinfo agent..;now i have the proof...

he is stating that this events happen but we were unaware of..BS...what is different now from before??? internet and stuff werent invented last month....and the cases he mentioned were all isolated and with a valid reason WHY they happened....

Now we have thousands of thousands of animal of different species spreading all over the globe WITH NO REASON BEING ISSUED!!!!!!!...and close to the mystical 2012 date..gimmie a break dude and let us prepare ourselves for what my happen next

kaku's strategy was to appear like he loves the ALIEN idea and stuff when the truth was he was only acquiring our respect for him..nothing more nothing less....wanna be Carl Sagan noob.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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i can see we share the same believes XD



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by wcitizen
Sorry to say, I loved this guy for a long time, but now I don't trust him one bit. I think he has become a government mouthpiece.


I have always assumed him to be a media toy.

I am always shocked at the number of people who credit this man as a real important scientist.

He is a radio/TV personality....a fricken discovery channel clown.

Harsh? Sure...

But people love to salute him and say things like "he is so damn good!" or "he is the most important mind in science" etc. He is a Bill Nye.

Plain and simple....this guy is not anyone in the real science community.

MM



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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Although he is much smarter than me, his main premise, "mass suicide" appears flawed.
Read Closely.


"But if the lead bird is disoriented (due to thunderstorms, lightning, fireworks, or downdrafts or micro bursts), it can plow into the ground or into houses, taking the entire flock with it. So most likely, the culprit is mass suicide caused by the disorientation of the lead birds, causing the entire flock to plow into the ground, trees, buildings, each other, etc"


The problem I see with this is that the birds didn't all plow into buildings, trees, the ground etc., let alone all at once.

If the leader of a flock got disoriented and plowed into a building taking the rest of the flock with him, it would happen quickly, not over the span of an hour, and the ramming would be obvious, not reported as falling from the sky.

Reports I've read say they fell from the sky, and it continued for over an hour.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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The same could be said about B-rock the Islamic shock Hussien superallah Obama
I think even a figure head for MSM should know lemmings aren't birds



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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He also believes anyone who doesnt go along with the new world order is a terrorist

Do Not Trust This Man
www.youtube.com...
edit on 11-1-2011 by technique because: video





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