Tag Archive for mass animal deaths

Alaskan whales mass mortality event

News snippet: Mystery Surrounds ‘Unusual’ Death of 30 Large Whales in Alaska Thirty large whales have died in the western Gulf of Alaska since May, now deemed an “unusual mortality event” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The historical average for this time-frame is eight deaths, said Julie Speegle, a spokeswoman for NOAA…

Mass animal deaths reported; fringe sites panic over headlines

Mass animal deaths can be caused by a myriad of things – disease, natural toxins, algal blooms and other oxygen-depleting situations, human hunting and dumping, accidents, warmer waters, lack of food, etc. The mystery mongering sites will lump all the mass mortality events under one scary banner – DEAD ANIMALS! PANIC! They do a serious…

Fukushima fears fueling fishy stories

I’ve noticed an uptick in hits to this post on Fukushima. People are apparently seeing a lot of info online and getting concerned. Well, let’s ease your mind a bit. The Fukushima stuff is DOUBTFUL NEWS for sure. Let’s take a look. 28 fallacies about the Fukushima nuclear disaster’s effect on the US West Coast…

Aflockacalypse 2012

Dead Blackbirds Fall In Arkansas Town, Again. Thousands of dead blackbirds rained down on a town in central Arkansas last New Year’s Eve after revelers set off fireworks that spooked them from their roost, and officials were reporting a similar occurrence Saturday as 2012 approached. Police in Beebe said dozens of blackbirds had fallen dead,…