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The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a large number of fish found washed up on a Gippsland beach in Victoria's south-east. The australian salmon were found on the 90 Mile Beach near Loch Sport, and it is believed they came from a fishing boat that ran aground last Sunday. Dieter Meltzer from the EPA says the authority has decided to leave the fish to be eaten by seabirds. "Probably more impact, more damage done to the coastal dunes by trying to access the site in vehicles and so it was decided that we'll let nature take its course," he said.
[url=http://www.thanhniennews.com/healthy/?catid=8&newsid=24647]Birds die en masse in Vietnam, bird flu excluded
Common Birds in Decline – Summer 2007
Audubon’s unprecedented analyses of forty years of bird population data from Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey reveals alarming declines for many of our most common and beloved birds. Since 1967 the average population for the common birds in steepest decline has fallen 68 percent, from 17.6 million to 5.35 million. Some species have nose-dived as much as 80 percent and all 20 birds included in the Common Birds in Decline report have lost at least 50 percent of their population - in just four decades. Common Birds in Decline – Summer 2007
Foam from ocean algae bloom killing thousands of birds
A slimy foam churning up from the ocean has killed thousands seabirds and washed many others ashore, stripped of their waterproofing and struggling for life.
The birds have been clobbered by an unusual algae bloom stretching from the northern Oregon coast to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.
"This is huge," said Julia Parrish, a marine biologist and professor at the University of Washington who leads a seabird monitoring group. "It's the largest mortality event of its kind on the West Coast that we know of."
The culprit is a single-cell algae or phytoplankton called Akashiwo sanguinea. Though the algae has multiplied off the coast of California before, killing hundreds of seabirds, the phenomenon has not been seen in Oregon and Washington, and has never occurred on the West Coast to this extent, Parrish said.
"We're getting counts of up to a million cells per liter of water," she said. "Think about that. That's pretty dense."
DEAD GEESE FALL FROM THE SKY IN KEIZER, OREGON
"Geese are literally falling from the sky in and around Keizer," Oregon (population 32,204), "and wildlife experts don't know why."
"About 150 Canada geese were found dead Friday," January 28, 2005, "at a private pond off Wheatland Road owned by Morse Brothers Rock Products in rural Marion County. Thirty or so other dead birds were discovered three months ago near Staats Lake, a private lake in Keizer."
"State wildife officials visited both sites to investigate. The officials suspect that the birds may have died from something they ate, but it doesn't appear that anything found in the ponds or the lake killed the birds."
"'Reports of one bird here or one over there is not cause for alarm,' said Will High, wildlife biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 'But when you have 10 or 20 or 30 or 100 of them all of a sudden die in one day, well, that's just not normal.'"
"Only cackling Canada geese, a small subspecies of the larger Canada goose, were affected, High said. Other varieties of birds, including ducks, gulls and three other species of geese, were alive and well in both bodies of water."
"The dead birds were found floating in the water. They appeared to swim with their heads under water, High said. Others were found on dry ground lying on their stomachs with their wings flared out."
"The goose carcasses have been sent to the National Wildife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin to be tested. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the federal agency that regulates migratory birds, also was notified."
"Five years ago, large numbers of dead geese were discovered in Staats Lake. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated the problem but couldn't track down the cause. Tests showed that the birds weren't dying of infection or disease; the results were inconclusive but hinted the birds died from something they ate."
"Wildlife officials said that in recent weeks, large numbers of dead geese also have been found in Monmouth (population 7,741) and McMinnville (population 26,500). They don't know if the incidents are related."
Keizer is on River Road 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of Salem. McMinnville was the site of a famous UFO sighting in 1950. (See the Salem, Ore. Statesman-Journal for February 2, 2005, "Geese die in droves in Keizer-- Experts baffled." Many thanks to Steve Wilson Sr. for this newspaper article.)
Robert Hughes, who organised the show, said: "Five minutes after the first one died 11 more had gone, one was mine. "Nobody in the community has seen nor heard anything like this before. "It's bizarre. It has been really difficult to get over it.” Checks on two casualties later revealed they had died from congestion and haemorrhaging of the lungs.
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Mastwerp posted early on here that this is happening because "The magnetic field of the earth is changing."
I agree. The level of electromagnetic pollution from communications systems alone likely is a BIG factor. Birds DO navigate using EM sensors - it kicks in when visual cues aren't there, and also overrides information from visual cues if the data conflict.
Interestingly, humans have EM sensors in the pineal gland, and other animals have similar sensors too.
...EM pulses also impact living bodies at the atomic level - and can override genetic instructions for protein production, for example.