posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:18 AM
If these deaths relate in any way to seismic activity (or its precursors), then we can consider the idea that whales and dolphins have extremely good
hearing and also apparently use "sonar" as an aid to navigation -- and link that to research that indicates sound emission prior to some quake events,
along with changes in the geomagnetics in the region. These sounds, often below our own range of hearing, would in some cases be audible to
The young in some higher species have even better hearing than adults do. This is certainly true in humans and I suspect it may be the case with
dolphins. If there was some kind of seismic-induced sound that went through the water, the babies would perhaps be more affected by it than the
adults. For these animals, it would be in some ways analogous to being trapped inside a very loud disco, with no way to escape.
Extreme stress is harmful and this could be a factor in inducing such stress. It could also explain why the number of adults found dead is not in line
with the young; just the pitch of the sound (or its loudness) could allow for that discrepancy.
I saw it noted on another thread that there was a beaching of whales on a section of NZ coast just a couple of days ago. Were they affected by loud
sounds prior to this latest, diastrous quake in that country (which struck a near-coastal region), or was there a geomagnetic disturbance?
Of course, we don't know. But it's worth considering.
Equally, I cannot imagine that corexit and other pollutants can be ruled out in this case with the baby dolphins. Again, the young of a species are
often more susceptible to the effects of toxic chemicals in their environment.
Best regards and I must rush off to work,
EDIT: Looks like I might be late for work but whatever... There was also a
mag 3.5 earthquake offshore from Alabama
on Feb 18. They're rather
rare in that coastal region. Do you think there might be a tie-in?
edit on 22/2/11 by JustMike because: Added an edit.