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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Hamlet Act 1, scene 5,
"According to The Witness she ruled out that the birds might have died from carbon dioxide inhalation, as the birds were traveling in a hold with an oxygen supply."
One would assume it was something wrong on that particular flight that killed these
Even in the wild these birds are very interactive with humans
Infectious diseases The discovery of West Nile Virus in the western hemisphere was heralded by an outbreak of disease in crows and other wild birds. Other emerging diseases have demonstrated linkages between animal health events and human risk, including Monkeypox, SARS, and Avian Influenza.  Terrorist events Some speculate that animals could provide early warning of a terrorist attack using biological or chemical agents. Since most potential bioterrorism threats are zoonoses (infectious diseases of animal origin), animals could also be at risk from a terrorism attack and may be first to show signs of illness due to increased exposure or susceptibility. For example, when anthrax was inadvertently released from a Soviet weapons facility in Sverdlovsk, livestock died at a greater distance from the plant compared to human cases.
a) The parrots were not in animated flight at the time, they were in crates on a plane at the time; and
b) If you follow how the carbon monoxide moved in the atmosphere, between August and today, there is not sufficient correlation between the bird/fish deaths, as well as where the parrots died and the carbon monoxide in the air.
* Cherry red skin and mucous membranes (e.g., nostrils, lips, ears, genitals), but this side-effect is usually not visible in most animals
* Difficulty in breathing
* Abortion in pregnant animals especially those in late gestation period
* Uncoordinated movements
Ruby personnel took the CO levels in their bloods and explained that they were well above normal. That range is 1 percent in non-smokers up to 9 or 10 for two-packs-a-day smokers, experts said. "My daughter's was 16. My wife was 18. My son was 26, and mine was 29," Mr. Graziani said.
vision, audition, balance, reading and writing at COHb levels ranging from 25 to 50%
The normal levels for carbon dioxide in the human blood stream is between 30 and 40 mm of Hg and is non toxic as opposed to carbon monoxide. An oxygen-deficient atmosphere contains less than 19.5% oxygen by volume.
is generally defined as a blood gas carbon dioxide level over 45 mmHg. Since carbon dioxide is in equilibrium with bicarbonate in the blood, hypercapnia can also result in a high serum bicarbonate (HCO3−) concentration. Normal bicarbonate concentrations vary from 22 to 28 milligrams per deciliter.
Carbon Dioxide Poisoning - Symptoms Mild carbon dioxide poisoning symptoms are:
* Muscle twitching
* Reduced neural activity
* Flushed skin
* High blood pressure
As the severity of hypercapnia increases, the following carbon dioxide poisoning symptoms may be experienced:
* Elevated rate of cardiac output
* Irregular heartbeat
* Eventually death
The symptoms of dog poisoning you will likely observe, will be heavy panting and rapid heartbeat (up to 200 beats per minute). Temperatures may rise as quickly as 2 degrees Fahrenheit every five minutes! In some case studies, the dogs' temperatures have reached 108 degrees, at which point death has occurred.