Mystery of mass turtle death continues: Queensland Australia

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Mystery of mass turtle death continues.


Townsville Bulletin

MARINE experts are baffled by the deaths of more than 60 turtles that have washed up on Burdekin shores.

About 74 green sea turtles in total have been found either dead or struggling for life at Wunjunga Beach, south of Home Hill, since early June with James Cook University scientists confused by the mystery killer.

Link to Wunjunga Beach, Map and local Information

Images: Townsville Buletin


They are saying that no one has ever seen anything like this before. such a large amount and mostly females

Sorry im not one for making threads, all I really wanted to do is show this to anyone who is following the die off's, So please go to the link and have read.

Love and harmony
wahteva
edit on 12/7/12 by Whateva69 because: link added




posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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Probably the weather leading to lack of food.... Seems simply enough to me....



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Then why would it mainly be females if it was because of weather and food?
In the news they are saying it could be some kind of toxin


love and harmony
Whateva



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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From the ABC NEWS


The green sea turtles are well nourished and almost all adult females. That eliminates the likelihood of the deaths being linked to last year’s [2011] starvation deaths after Queensland’s summer of natural disasters. Authorities are now awaiting toxicology results


There is also a huge page on Wiki for the The Green Sea Turtle If you would like to learn more about it.

love and harmony
Whateva



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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that's really sad. so strange that it's mostly females!!!!



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 02:59 AM
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Possibly due to water run off from agriculture, pesticides have been known to contaminate the water and cause lots of problems.

Your map shows the area is near a large river outlet. That river should be tested. It may be carrying toxins out to sea.

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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 03:19 AM
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You could be right. When I first read it and saw the map, I instantly thought about the earthquake we had back April 2011.

5.2 quake hits North Qld


love and harmony
Whateva





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