January 12, 2011

First We Had Talking Animals...

...and now we have dead ones.

Millions of them.

They all died between 13th December 2010 and 11th January 2011.

12.13.10 - Thousands of dead barramundi fish wash up in Australia, unknown cause.

12.15.10 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore on Florida beach, blamed on cold weather

12.17.10 - Dead fish wash ashore at lake beach in Indiana, blamed on winter storms

12.18.10 - Thousands of dead fish turn up in bay in Philippines, unknown causes

12.22.10 - More than a hundred dead pelicans turn up in North Carolina, unknown causes

12.23.10 - Hundreds of dead sea creatures wash ashore in South Carolina, blamed on cold water

12.23.10 - Ten tons of mostly dead fish found in fishing net in New Zealand, unknown causes

12.27.10 - Scores of dead fish wash ashore in a lake in Haiti, unknown causes

12.28.10 - 70 bats found dead in Tucson, Ariz., unknown causes

12.29.10 - Dozens of fish found dead in San Antonio, Texas, unknown causes

12.31.10 - 5,000+ birds found dead in Arkansas, suffering from massive trauma and blood clots

01.03.11 - 100,000+ dead drum fish found in Arkansas river, unknown causes

01.03.11 - Dozens of dead birds show up in a woman's backyard in Kentucky, unknown causes

01.03.11 - Tens of thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Chesapeake Bay, Md., blamed on cold water

01.03.11 - 100 tons of dead fish wash ashore in Brazil, unknown causes

01.04.11 - Several dead manatees found on Florida coast, unknown causes

01.04.11 - Thousands of dead fish wash up on creek in Florida, unknown causes

01.04.11 - Hundreds of dead fish was ashore on St. Clair River in Ontario, Can., unknown causes

01.04.11 - Hundreds of dead black birds found on highway in Louisiana, suffering from internal injuries and blood clots

01.05.11 - Hundreds of dead birds found on highway in Texas, unknown causes

01.05.11 - Large amount of dead fish wash up on New Zealand beaches, unknown causes

01.05.11 - Up to 100 jackdaw birds found dead on road in Sweden, unknown causes

01.06.11 - 40,000+ dead Devil crabs washed ashore in the U.K., unknown causes

01.07.11 - More than 1,000 dead turtle doves found in Italy, unknown causes

01.10.11 - Countless fish found dead in U.K. brook, unknown causes

01.11.11 - Thousands of gizzard shad fish float to the top of Lake Michigan and wash up on the shores near Chicago, blamed on cold weather

Anyone know why?



Anonymous said...

Yeah, didn't you see the UK's Channel 4 News last night, Cap? It was 'cos the dumb birds drank some poisoned water or booze or summat.... what? There were other animals popping off too? Fuck..... er....

Watched an interesting documentary on Nicolai Tesla the other night, then some stuff on The Tap blog about HAARP which was intersting....

Then there's the possibility of a kind of bird flu of course...

I could go on. But someone might call me nuts. You know, like it's nuts for me not to think a few birds got a bit pissed up one afternoon....


JuliaM said...

It's always happened, but now the media have reported on one story, it's ongoing, and so all outlets are looking for the next 'mysterious' group death.

Seriously, I bet this isn't even unusual. Probably happened last year, and the year before that, without the media noticing or thinking it newsworthy.

Captain Ranty said...

Well, the question was genuine, so thanks for your answers Julia and JB.

I cannot recall seeing a list as long nor as widespread as the one up there.

Given the fact that there are trillions upon trillions of animals roaming the planet, the loss of a million or so in a few weeks could surely be considered normal?


Anonymous said...

Also, as far as the birds go, although it may very well effect other animals too, is the fact that magnetic north is slipping a little towards Russia, if memory serve me right, causing a number of problems at some US airports.

Now, if as is thought by some, that birds "see the magenic field lines" allowing to make their migratory journey, maybe, the lines are shifting and screwing up there internal navigation system and thereby leaving them stranded, or off course amongst other things.

Just a thought.


WitteringsfromWitney said...

CR: When does the story appear about the mass death amongst our present politicians? Could you possibly look a tad harder, just in case? Please?

William said...

Julia has it. Just like the 'reported crime' bollocks used to justify some ACPO outfits existence.

Loads of frogs died in some South American country in October or November last year. Scientists were appalled and set off looking for a cause. Trouble is they never asked the locals until oodles of cash had been spent.

The locals informed them that it happens 'every few years' so is nothing to worry about.

To me its all just part of the ongoing gargantuan obfuscation process that the MSM teh world over is engaged in.

Russian ships trapped in ice that has frozen to the sea bottom doesn't even get a mention in the MSM. Nearly 400 of the poor bastards trapped and a prolonged rescue effort underway with two superb pieces of Russian engineering the Krasin and the Admiral Makarov.

Barry Obummer cosies up to France and it hits the front page of the online fail. Next day, after 7000 comments its moved off the front page and hidden.

Now e have the institute of engineers, of all people, warning that the human population will kill the earth by 2045 and some poor bastards who lost their little three year old to flu (maybe swine maybe seasonal who really knows and extremely sad) but this family is used by the MSM and the pharma profession to argue that ALL kids should be vaccinated.

It's a ceaseless round of lies and manipulation designed to keep everyone confused and as many as possible scared shitless about something whilst at the same time making sure snippets of real news are lost in the morass.

Complete waste of time IMHO.
Rant over.

On an entirely different tack, sorry Ranty, I've been trying to get my head around this little lot for most of the day. I think I've got a handle on some of it but by no means all but what is clear it blows all AGW arguments out of the water.


And no none of this is in the MSM either!!

William said...

Oh an the unreported ice rescue attempt can be followed here

Anonymous said...

Flippin' heck Will, it's morning here and after shovelling the drive for the 3rd soddin time this morning, maybe now was not the best time to tackle that particular link!

The coffee is on, then I'm gonna try again....


WitteringsfromWitney said...

William: And you expect the MSM to report on that?

You are awake, I assume? (no offence)

William said...

Yes I am awake but my brain hurts from trying to figure out the Watts up page which is why my attempt at irony was pathetic.

I've come to the conclusion that people like Huhne and Milliband the younger need sending to the The Sea of Okhotsk to help the Russians without a 'fleecy'. They shouldn't last more than a few minutes.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

William: My original question was obviously made "tongue in cheek" as Ihope you realise......

All for your latest suggestion, though! With your permission we need to add a few more to the passenger manifest......?

William said...


The Allure of the Seas (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Allure_of_the_seas_sideview.JPG) can carry 6,296 warmists politicians, MSMists and bankers and is thin hulled.
What we need to do is get them out there on some spoof Cancun like conference at the right time of year (Christmas 2011 or New Year) and then bribe the Russians to have all their icebreakers 'otherwise engaged' for the 'holiday period' and then the world really would be a better place.

With apologies once again to the good Captain for taking his thread into different waters.

James Higham said...

Anyone know why?

Yep - posted on it.

Anonymous said...

I blame the Lizard People. Or are we allowed to call them Jews yet?

Derek said...

It was the Lizard people who got to the Egyptians, then the Jews saw a chance for marketing . .

Does anyone know how many insects died today? Could be a scare story there.