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Why did 220 Manta Rays wash up dead on a beach in Gaza?

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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 03:50 PM
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Just spotted this on AOL.co.uk homepage.

Over 200 manta rays have been found dead, washed up on a beach in Gaza, cause apparently unknown?

Anyone on ATS have any ideas as to the possible cause? Yet another mass die off?

LINK to AOL Page

Here's the image from the AOL page



It's quite sad, I've always liked Rays a lot.
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 03:58 PM
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It looks like they might be Devil Rays, not Mantas?
(According to a report on deepseanews.com)

LINK to deepseanews article

Suggested causes so far...

Toxic spill
Algal Toxin

hmm.

...and another link, which suggests that they are known locally as "batfish" and that they were caught deliberately?
LINK to maannews.net
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Looks like the story may have originated on an Italian news site? (repubblica.it)
There are several more pictures there, and they are quite graphic.

LINK to repubblica site
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:37 PM
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One of the articles i read said the largest was 17
' wide. www.dailymail.co.uk...
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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Better to wash up dead in Gaza than alive in Israel.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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Double
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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DUH.

The evil IDF.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:49 PM
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My guess is Jesus hates Manta Rays.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:50 PM
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It is obviously Steve Irwins revenge stupid manta rays..



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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Wrong species.
Mantas don't have stingers. Irwin would have known this.
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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Wrong species.
Mantas don't have stingers. Irwin would have known this.
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Well i am glad this is the right species then
because those things have stingers.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 05:59 PM
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Methane plumes...we are at over 90 mass animal die-off events so far in 2013. These die offs are caused by dangerous gases, either methane and hydrogen sulfide, and the events will continue to increase. I've posted this same information in the thread about fish in Peru. Here's the numbers on these die-offs.



So far this year there have been 89 known mass die-offs. That's 52 days. That's 1.71 mass die-offs per day. In 2012 there were 464 known events. That's 1.27 mass die-offs per day. That's quite an increase, but in 2011 there were 145 known events. That's only 0.4 events per day.

2011 145 die-offs 0.4 per day
2012 464 die-offs 1.27 per day
2013 89 so far 1.71 per day



Mass die-offs in 2011

Mass die-offs in 2012

Mass die-offs in 2013

Here's the dangerous gas thread with all kinds of information on this methane topic.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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because those things have stingers.

No, they don't.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 06:11 PM
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i'm always saddened to see such group animal die-offs, of which there are ever increasing examples.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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of which there are ever increasing examples.

Publicized examples.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 06:25 PM
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true. imagine all the ones we DON'T hear about. could be lots. or none.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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Israel probably trying to starve the palestinians,poisoning the sea,after all they are trying to sink every boat who dares to go fishing,with bazzokas and what not...



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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because those things have stingers.

No, they don't.

To (too) bad



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 09:36 PM
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All this sea death is getting sickening. I'm sure that the numbers are increasing. The people living in these areas all over are saying that this isn't normal. This is not just because we have more access to the news, the number and severity of these dieoff events is increasing worldwide. Either our Manmade altered chemistry is doing something to the animals or Godzilla is back.



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 09:45 PM
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Maybe they were overtaken by or succumbed to Death Rays?
/me goes and hides.



But seriously, it looks like someone took time to orient them and lay them out in an orderly fashion.
I'm fairly certain if they washed up on the beach they wouldn't be so orderly.

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posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 09:53 PM
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Your right, they are lined up fairly orderly, it doesn't appear that there are drag grooves either. Strange isn't it.





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