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Mysterious Cape Cod Dolphin Beachings Continue

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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:07 PM

More than 100 dolphins have stranded themselves along Cape Cod's 25-mile coastline in the last three weeks, and the number is growing.

Rescuers there say it's just about the worst they've ever seen. And scientists are still looking for answers.

The alarming number of dolphins beaching themselves along the 25-mile Cape Cod coastline was baffling scientists for a third week.

On Monday, they responded to a call that three dolphins were approaching shore. Two swam away unharmed, but one got too close to the beach and needed intervention by rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

The animal later died and, along with three more carcasses discovered over the weekend, the number of dolphin beachings swelled to 102, nearly the normal amount for an entire year.

Katie Moore, manager of the Marine Mammal Rescue Team, says she simply doesn't know why this is happening.

You know after reading the threads about how smart dolphins are and how we can interact and communicate with them, this kind of news just strikes a chord with me.

I mean if we had 30 or so people commit suicide at the same place there would quite a few people asking questions, so I only think it is natural to ask the same questions about our counterparts.

I just thought I would share this news with you all, even if it is disheartening.

Any thoughts?


posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:14 PM
what if..... this is their way of protesting the BP oil spill and stuff.
Since they are so smart and stuff.

posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:46 PM
reply to post by predator0187

It seems to me that both Whale and Dolphin beaching are in the news every year and not really that unusual. They never seem to know the cause. Often various activists will wrongly try to use this to support some cause or another, but I doubt anyone yet understands this. Could be a disease or something like the whirling disease trout get from parasites?

posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:55 PM
I think the dolphins hear the sounds in the sky and it drives them crazy.

2nd line

posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:56 PM
I wonder if the U.S. or some other Navy is out playing with the cutting edge Super Sonar equipment again. I recall a huge controversy over the testing of the new stuff off the West Coast when they were attributing beached animals out there to literally being driven to shore by the sounds emitted on high power. I've heard descriptions of what it's supposed to accomplish for a display onboard the subs..and it's buck rogers stuff, to be sure. It isn't worth this kind of slaughter though.

We just had a thread about how Dolphins may have high level and complex language between each other.....and now this? Let's be different as a nation and actually just drop the garbage. If it's artificial, it needs identified and stopped. Period. If it's sonar...Good. Go test it in the Salton Sea or some other landlocked lake with limited life in it. Reserve ocean use to times of REAL war...not testing as it wipes out the higher order critters in our Seas.

I can't imagine what drives Dolphins to do this....but whatever they are responding to must seem like hell itself to them.

posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 10:30 PM
Early stages of evolution ,the step from water based to land based is a long and arduous struggle ,these dolphins could well be the early ancestors of future dolphins with feet and hands.
Oh yeah this is sad ,we should help. while the ugly dumb fish can just be eaten
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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 10:32 PM
This is so sad. I hope they can figure out what's really going on.

posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 11:55 PM
reply to post by predator0187

Dolphins, Whales, birds, and many animals navigate via magnetite in there brains. Think of it as a biological compass. Last week earth was hit with a class M9 solar flare, which cause some spotty cell service and forced some airlines to redirect some of there air routes further south.

This solar flare essentially cause the dolphins biological compass to malfunction and they ended up beaching themselves.

If you do your homework you will discover any time there is a good size geomagnetic disturbance (solar flare, earth quake, possibly HARPP) you will see whales and dolphins beaching them selves.

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:37 AM
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 01:05 AM
The poles are shifting. Fact. This has to be the cause.....

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:26 PM
I just saw on CNN that even more dolphins are beaching themselves now and they don't know what to do.

CNN is doing a live report on it.
edit on 3-2-2012 by Darkblade71 because: (no reason given)

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