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USGS Report - New and Ongoing Wildlife Mortality Events Nationwide

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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 10:43 PM
USGS Report - New and Ongoing Wildlife Mortality Events Nationwide

USGS and a network of partners across the country work on documenting wildlife mortality events in order to provide timely and accurate information on locations, species and causes of death. This information is used by natural resource managers, researchers, public health officials and legislators to help design disease prevention and mitigation strategies, to address interconnections between human, domestic animal and wildlife disease, and to assist in identification of 'normal' disease issues vs. biosecurity concerns.

These data are not all-inclusive. Information on some outbreaks may not be received until months or years after the event, but efforts continue to make the information as complete as possible. For information on previous wildlife mortality events and events that used to be on this page, please see the Quarterly Mortality Reports.

posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 10:46 PM

While the media has put a spotlight on mass animal deaths, there is nothing unusual about them.

"There's been an unusual amount of attention on this type of thing which does occur quite frequently," said Inkley. "Most mass mortality events in wildlife are caused by disease, some are caused by pollution, such as the Gulf oil spill disaster and some are caused by freak accidents."

Although the string of animal die-offs are unrelated, Inkley said climate change is the true cause for concern.

"Some 20 to 30 percent of species in the entire world could be moved a step closer to extinction by 2050 due to climate change," said Inkley.

40,000 Dead Crabs Wash Ashore in U.K.

posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 11:14 PM

posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 11:19 PM
I have not seen a report that was acurate "yet".............Many of the smaller die offs are going unreported....

I just posted about three bird die offs in Tennessee over the last couple days.............Only one local paper picked up this report so far.....

It seems that your not going to have to search very hard to find a mass bird die off near your neighborhood very soon...

posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 11:37 PM
reply to post by noahproductions

The Trees too

posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 11:59 PM
reply to post by zorgon

Good idea Zorgon, we need this as an ATS resource.

Even in the event that this "event" fades away it could serve useful in the future.

Hundreds of dead birds... this time... in Sweden!

1000+ Birds dropped dead from the sky Arkansas

Thousands Of Fish Washed Up In Chicago And Hundreds Of Birds Perish In California

thousands of fish, called gizzard chad, found washed up on the shores of Lake Michigan, in Chicago. Biologists blame the cold weather

Manchester, England

Hundreds of dead fish were found in a pond in Manchester, England,

Fish Kill On Folly Beach Claims Thousands

Dead Birds Reported by Residents in Southern Illinois

Now East Texas Also Reports Hundreds Of Dead Birds

Hundreds of Pelican Deaths

Researchers Find "Alarming" Decline in Bumblebees

740 Birds Die South Africa

Dead Birds, Bonnie Doon, Canada

Thousands dead fishes in India

Dead birds in Romania...
Romanian birds drank themselves to death

Hundreds Of Dead Seals - Labrabor Canada
Hundreds of dead seals in Labrador

200 cows found dead in a field

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 01:54 AM
Updated timeline of mysterious animal deaths

Cold weather kills 10,000 heads of cattle

GM: Mass Deaths in Sheep Grazing on Bt Cotton, notes Dr. Mae-Wan

300 birds fall dead in Alabama

Not just the Animals dying off, the Trees too!.

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:11 AM
reply to post by zorgon

it's only 15 days since we started the year and I feel that it makes a whole year with all the events we saw ..

dead animals
dead trees
Now the wheat crop
volcanic eruption
social disorder

just 15 days ... this year will be very long

posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 02:50 AM

Originally posted by burntheships

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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Before you Discount the Dying Birds….

Throughout history, animals acting strangely have been predictive of tragic events. Most of us remember the devastating tsunami that hit Eastern Asia in 2004. After the horrors of the tragedy began to unfold, some scientists and other experts pointed out the surprising lack of dead animals during clean-up. This wasn’t the first case where animals can sense something and take off, but it certainly was one of the biggest examples of wildlife’s sixth sense. According to a 2400-year-old document, ancient Greeks observed animals abandoning the city of Helice before a destructive earthquake destroyed it. This is one of the earliest known reports, but there are countless other examples and tales of strange animal behavior prior to a natural disaster.

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:50 AM
I'm very skeptical about this.

The Tree disease situation is an ongoing thing and hasn't "suddenly" started! The decline in Honey Bee populations has been going on for at least three years. I have seen numerous documentaries about this as far back as two years ago.

The mass fish/bird deaths could very well be a normal thing (as normal as something like this can be).

It's the mass media effect. A dog attacks a child and it's in the news. Suddenly the news is awash with stories of dogs attacking people. We had this in the UK decades ago and thousands of dogs were needlessly killed in the witch hunt.
These things always happen, just because the media is hot on a story you hear about it when you otherwise wouldn't.

This spread of focussed information gives the impression of something strange or unusual going on, when it's more probable that it's simply a mixture of disease, pollution, weather and accidental death as the USGS states.

The same thing has happened with flu. The media goes into overdrive and you start hearing statistics that you haven't heard before. If every single Human death from disease was reported on the news you'd think there was a massive breakout in process, simply because you don't know the true numbers of deaths from disease!

I'm not saying this IS the case, but I am suggesting people need to take all of this with a pinch of salt. Get some common sense and perspective.
It could very well be something out of the ordinary (if it is, my money is on the magnetic pole shift) but it is MORE PROBABLE that the media is giving the false impression that these things are unusual when they are simply not.

posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:00 AM
In reality we seem to be just over a month into the animal die off but when it first began the news was not widely published...:

Woolwash Lagoon Australia
5000 to 7000 fish from 11 different species
Low oxygen levels in the water, yet no water samples were taken
news link

Cocoa Village Florida
Dead fish at the Marina at Cocoa Villiage are washing ashore in numbers too large to count.
Blamed on cold weather
news link

Michigan City Indiana
Various fish have washed up on a local park due to the recent winter storm.
news link

Barangay Ibo Philippines
Thousands of dead fish, humans became sick after eating the fish.
news link

Topsail Island North Carolina
Over 100 pelicans found dead or injured
Authorities say they were shot, cut with a knife, seems to be a criminal act.
news link

Charleston South Carolina
hundreds of starfish and jellyfish found dead washed up on shore
Authorities blame cold weather for the die off.
news story

At least 10 tons of dead fish turned up in a fishing boat's net, leaving a trail of dead fish 3 kilometers long, dead fish turned up on a Northland shore as well.
Authorities say the fish kill was a result of comercial fishing in the area.
news link

Lake Azuei Hati
Score of dead fish reported in lake
Authorities expect poison, but are running tests
news link

Tucson Arizona
70 dead bats discovered under a bridge a few were still alive
Authorities are running tests
news link

San Antonio Texas
Dozens of dead fish found along the river walk
Authorities give almost every reason under the sun as reasons for the die off
news story

And then the birds in Arkansas start falling from the sky...

posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 09:47 AM
I have a friend who works with the USGS, it's her job to accurately record species and numbers affected in each mortality event. She says that they don't track fish (don't know why).

She has tried to reassure me that this is all "normal" and said that she was shocked that so many animals die off but insists that more awareness has been made because of all the media attention.

Recently I have noticed that media attention has slacked off...I still believe that something is going on here.

Thanks for your posts on the subject!

posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 01:45 AM

Eider Ducks Dying Like Flies In The Harbor at Andenes - Dead Crabs Too - The Cause Is Unclear
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 10:38 PM
January 26, 2011

Another January Massive Fish Kill, this time dead fish wash up in Canada

Anglers Concerned About Lake St. Clair Fish Die-Off

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