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Dolphins, along with whales and porpoises, are descendants of terrestrial mammals, most likely of the Artiodactyl order. The ancestors of the modern-day dolphins entered the water roughly 50 million years ago, in the Eocene epoch.
Originally posted by watermama
If you read the story directly underneath the one referred to, you would read about how inaccurate the first story is!!!
Originally posted by Mianeye
reply to post by Amanda5
Actually they are not ignoring it, they are simply not told.
We might know it in here because a lot of great people are searching around the clock for stories like this, but we are few.
A chocking story, and would really like to know what caused this.
Hmm what is this
The truth is such a number never happened. Nor for the fishermen, not for us that surveyed 100 kms, as it was stated that the dolphins were. This is an example of sensacionalism in the media and lack of criteria, knowledge and ethics by the governmental technitians.edit on 31-3-2012 by Mianeye because: (no reason given)edit on 31-3-2012 by Mianeye because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Threegirls
reply to post by Mianeye
Wasn't that quote from a February story? Could have been an unconscious prediction if it's true this time, Or maybe the planned event went wrong the first time but they had already released the expected info.
Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by Trublbrwing
Why did it affect only dolphins?
Or maybe the dolphins ate all the other fish that were near by when the event that made them beach happened?
Originally posted by Smack
You probably havn't heard anything more because they don't know the cause. This is where science comes into play and leaves speculation and hand-wringing behind. Dolphin or other marine animal die-offs occur with some regularity. There is certainly a concern when it is caused by human activity, such as abandoned nets or pollution.
More often it is natural events or illness that are the cause. Dolphins are susceptible to flu and there are some virulent strains that have been killing them off for a long time now.
There is one thing that concerns me a great deal, and that is the contamination from Fukushima.
Just for fun go to the NOAA site and find the map for "Selected significant climate anomalies and events February 2012" paying close attention to arctic and antarctic sea ice extent data, what does that tell you?
Originally posted by lonegurkha
I read an article a few years ago about marine mammals beaching themselves. The scientist who wrote the article said that autopsies on the beached animals usually but not always indicated that there was an internal parasite that interfered with their ability to navigate with their sonar. The animals had lost the ability to sonically see their world and had come too close to the beach, only to end up on that beach. People who tried to push them back, discovered that they would end up on the beach again because they couldn't navigate.
Now as I said this isn't the only reason that they beach themselves. What are the others?I don't know. The article I read was only about this particular type of beaching. The scientist said that about 60% of beachings were because of this parasite.