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NEWS: Brown Pelicans Are Washing Ashore in California Beaches in Near Dead Conditions.

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posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 08:41 PM
The count is now to over 130 juvenile pelicans that have turned up at beaches in San Diego County.

Starving pelicans turn up on county beaches
"I've never seen anything like this," she said.

But there's one important clue: The sick pelicans are almost exclusively juveniles that are relatively inexperienced at foraging.

One possibility is that sardines, anchovies and other small fish that make up the birds' diet have moved farther offshore into deeper waters and are harder for the young birds to find, St. Leger said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

More than 35 of the 50 pelicans that were brought, to take care of, at Sea World have died.

If this was the only thing happening it wouldn't worry me as much as everything else that is happening. In this report it is said that perhaps there is a problem with the food supply for these pelicans, but what about those of ND and Arizona? Those are in a different area and seem to be disturbed also by something.

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[edit on 30-7-2004 by Muaddib]

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 08:49 PM
More pelican news, it appears as if they are trying to attract attention.

Bad breeding season imperils northern pelicans

Last Updated Wed, 24 Dec 2003 12:43:11

FORT SMITH, N.W.T. - Biologists say a catastrophic breeding season in 2003 has imperiled Canada's northernmost population of white pelicans.

Pelicans nest on rocky, remote islands in the middle of the Slave River rapids near Fort Smith, close to the Alberta-Northwest Territories border. The huge white birds lay their eggs on rocky islands in the rapids.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Something definetely has been bothering Pelicans at least since last year, and this year got worse.

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:34 PM
More on Pelicans.....

More on Herons.....

Happened last season as well...

Other disturbing, but anecdotal links.

On pengiuns...

On Chinese finches...

On vulures...

On Flamingos...

On Florida Birds....

On Thai Birds

On Puffins...

Other aquatic birds...

On Wisconsin Bald Eagles...

On Starlings....(german)

Four years old, but interesting....

[edit on 20-7-2004 by loam]

posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 08:29 AM
1,500 Homing Pigeons Get Lost During Race

posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 09:40 AM
I am surprised no one brought up HAARP. Perhaps there has been an increase in its use lately?

posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 08:51 PM
Folks...We may be in serious trouble!

Disaster at sea: global warming hits UK birds
By Michael McCarthy Environment Editor
30 July 2004

Hundreds of thousands of Scottish seabirds have failed to breed this summer in a wildlife catastrophe which is being linked by scientists directly to global warming.

The massive unprecedented collapse of nesting attempts by several seabird species in Orkney and Shetland is likely to prove the first major impact of climate change on Britain.

In what could be a sub-plot from the recent disaster movie, The Day After Tomorrow, a rise in sea temperature is believed to have led to the mysterious disappearance of a key part of the marine food chain - the sandeel, the small fish whose great teeming shoals have hitherto sustained larger fish, marine mammals and seabirds in their millions.

In Orkney and Shetland, the sandeel stocks have been shrinking for several years, and this summer they have disappeared: the result for seabirds has been mass starvation. The figures for breeding failure, for Shetland in particular, almost defy belief.

More than 172,000 breeding pairs of guillemots were recorded in the islands in the last national census, Seabird 2000, whose results were published this year; this summer the birds have produced almost no young, according to Peter Ellis, Shetland area manager for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

Martin Heubeck of Aberdeen University, who has monitored Shetland seabirds for 30 years, said: "The breeding failure of the guillemots is unprecedented in Europe." More than 6,800 pairs of great skuas were recorded in Shetland in the same census; this year they have produced a handful of chicks - perhaps fewer than 10 - while the arctic skuas (1,120 pairs in the census) have failed to produce any surviving young.

The 24,000 pairs of arctic terns, and the 16,700 pairs of Shetland kittiwakes - small gulls - have "probably suffered complete failure", said Mr Ellis.

In Orkney the picture is very similar, although detailed figures are not yet available. "It looks very bad," said the RSPB's warden on Orkney mainland, Andy Knight. "Very few of the birds have raised any chicks at all."

The counting and monitoring is still going on and the figures are by no means complete: it is likely that puffins, for example, will also have suffered massive breeding failure but because they nest deep in burrows, this is not immediately obvious.

But the astonishing scale of what has taken place is already clear - and the link to climate change is being openly made by scientists. It is believed that the microscopic plankton on which tiny sandeel larvae feed are moving northwards as the sea water warms, leaving the baby fish with nothing to feed on.

This is being seen in the North Sea in particular, where the water temperature has risen by 2C in the past 20 years, and where the whole ecosystem is thought to be undergoing a "regime shift", or a fundamental alteration in the interaction of its component species. "Think of the North Sea as an engine, and plankton as the fuel driving it," said Euan Dunn of the RSPB, one of the world's leading experts on the interaction of fish and seabirds. "The fuel mix has changed so radically in the past 20 years, as a result of climate change, that the whole engine is now spluttering and starting to malfunction. All of the animals in the food web above the plankton, first the sandeels, then the larger fish like cod, and ultimately the seabirds, are starting to be affected."

Research last year clearly showed that the higher the temperature, the less sandeels could maintain their population level, said Dr Dunn. "The young sandeels are simply not surviving."

Although over-fishing of sandeels has caused breeding failures in the past, the present situation could not be blamed on fishing, he said. The Shetland sandeel fishery was catching so few fish that it was closed as a precautionary measure earlier this year. "Climate change is a far more likely explanation."

The spectacular seabird populations of the Northern Isles have a double importance. They are of great value scientifically, holding, for example, the world's biggest populations of great skuas. And they are of enormous value to Orkney and Shetland tourism, being the principal draw for many visitors. The national and international significance of what has happened is only just beginning to dawn on the wider political and scientific community, but some leading figures are already taking it on board.

"This is an incredible event," said Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth. "The catastrophe [of these] seabirds is just a foretaste of what lies ahead.

"It shows that climate change is happening now, [with] devastating consequences here in Britain, and it shows that reducing the pollution causing changes to the earth's climate should now be the global number one political priority."

posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 12:53 AM
What I don't buy it just cuz its getting hotter birds aren't in the mood for a little fore play
Plus natural selection if the weak ones are dying out now oh well we will see super birds take their place survives of the fittest right folks

posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 02:00 PM

Originally posted by WestPoint23
What I don't buy it just cuz its getting hotter birds aren't in the mood for a little fore play
Plus natural selection if the weak ones are dying out now oh well we will see super birds take their place survives of the fittest right folks

The problem seems to be affecting all kinds of animals, but we are seeing mostly birds being affected now. You also have to remember that the few offsprings these birds are having are subject now to predators meanwhile they keep growing.

The problem has not affected just the young, we have seen that pelicans in Arizona are now mistaking asphalt as if it was a body of water and they die, or are injured crashing into them. Birds not only use their eyes, they have a natural sense of direction that is extremely accurate. We have the 27,000 + white pelicans that dissapeared from ND, the 10,000 birds that suddenly dropped dead, or dying in China early this year, thousands of pelicans have died in Africa, also the 1,500 homing pidgeons that got lost in a race, something never seen before. These are just some of the reports on this issue and it is unprecedented all over the world.

Not only is this happening, but other members and I have been posting about the freak weather we have been seeing also all over, most probably the two incidents are related, but it could also be that several things are happening right now and not only is the climate changing. We have seen the reports from other members about the concern by scientists that the magnetic field of the Earth seems to be going through a flip, also the sun is starting to act up again althou it does seem that back in the 1990s there were more sunspots reported than after 2000, but now althou the sunspots seem to be fewer we have gotten some that are major, like the x28 in November 2003 which missed the Earth and was the largest x-flare recorded.

At this point in time I think we have more questions than anwsers, but the climate change is going on as as I write this. Animals are the first ones to be affected by any kind of environmental change but humans will follow, this is one of the reasons that I think we should be looking into, not only terrorism, as this is as big a threat as terrorism.

[edit on 30-7-2004 by Muaddib]

posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 04:34 PM
Water Temperature for 30 July, 2004

Nome, Alaska, 64 30.0' N, 165 25.8' W : 62.8 F
Point Arguello, California, 3442'50"N 12058'00"W : 58.9F

posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 05:24 PM

posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 05:41 PM
cmwig, I don't see how the link you posted corroborates what this thread is about. The link you gave has a whole bunch of different ATS and ATSNN links to articles and many of them have nothing to do with the other links. The AB issue has been put to rest, the dates he said these things would happen have passed and we are still here. Linking the climate change problem and the strange animal behaviour to a hoax does not help at all.

[edit on 30-7-2004 by Muaddib]

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