posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 10:40 PM
reply to post by totallackey
Enough with the circular arguments people, this is an intriguing topic but so far we have two pages or bickering back and forth. No one knows what
caused it, that's why we're here to discuss and provide some researched theories.
It seems the inversion theory, low or no oxygen in the water, could have killed the fish, but definitely does not explain the dead seagulls.
Starvation of the seagulls, due to the depletion of their food source, is a slower process. We wouldn't see dead seagulls at the same time as the
fish, deaths would occur after. And if their food is scarce, they would just fly to another area in search of food. So that definitely leaves
infection, poison, or methane. The huff post article says:
He said there are other possible causes for the dead fish such as a fish disease called viral hemorrhagic septicemia and Type E botulism, a bacterial
toxin which would kill birds that feed on dead fish. He said he’s already seen a sick gull near the dead fish but that is not conclusive
Anything at this point is pure speculation. But let's keep our eyes on this one.