Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Birds Falling From The Sky... Fish And Crabs Washing Up On Shores... What In The World Is Going On? News Flash: It's Not The First Time...

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Unless you've been living under a rock the last few days, you've seen the headlines about hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of birds literally dropping from the sky. Thousands of dead fish are washing ashore around the globe. Dead crabs are washing ashore. What in the world is going on?

While it's still a mystery, this same type of thing has happened before. Here's an excerpt from a 2007 article entitled Dead birds rain down on towns half a world apart from the DailyMail.co.uk:

Officials are baffled by the unexplained deaths which have affected Australia and the U.S.

Three weeks ago thousands of crows, pigeons, wattles and honeyeaters fell out of the sky in Esperance, Western Australia.

Then last week dozens of grackles, sparrows and pigeons dropped dead on two streets in Austin, Texas.

As birds continue to die in Esperance and the town's dawn chorus remains eerily silent, vets in both countries have been unable to establish a cause of death - despite carrying out a large number of autopsies on the birds. Continue reading...


Fast forward to 2011, and it's happening again, but this time, it's not just birds. Here is a rundown of what's happened worldwide so far:

3,000 dead red-winged blackbirds fall out of sky in Arkansas


Dead fish cover 20-miles of Arkansas River


Hundreds of birds dead in western Kentucky


450 birds found dead in Louisiana


1000's of dead birds on bridge in Texas


1000's of dead fish in creek in Florida


50 dead jackdaws (birds) found on city street in Sweden


100 tons of sardines, croaker and catfish wash up dead on Brazilian coast


'Carpet' of dead snapper on NZ beaches


Over 2 Million dead fish wash ashore in Maryland


40,000 dead 'devil' crabs wash ashore in Britain

Keep checking back here as we'll update this post when/if anything else happens.

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