Animals are dying all over the world in huge numbers. Animal die offs have happened through out history, although the numbers and events today are a lot higher with many never being explained. Most of it isn't hitting mainstream news. In this article we will look at some accounts for 2012 and their supporting theories.
877 dolphins and porpoises were found on the beach, mainly long beaked dolphins. Although this has happened in the past, this number is particularly high and hasn't happened in recent years.
Officials believe the deaths occurred due to a virus, but have yet to have concrete evidence to support this theory. Seismic studies have been recently performed in the area, but officials don't think there is any connection between the research and deaths.
West Coast of India
Two giant Baleen's humpback whales washed up on the beach. In the past couple of months, over a dozen dolphins have also washed up on other beaches in the area. People in the area are very concerned, especially over recent stories that have came out. One person took their two dogs to the beach, where the dogs happened to lick the carcass of a tortoise. About three hours later, both dogs mysteriously died. In March, two cows wandered onto the beach and also licked the carcass. Both cows died a few hours later. Residents believe it is due to pollution, chemicals, or other poisons. No official report has been released explaining what happened to these animals.
Norway, January 2012Credit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2081346/Mystery-20-TONNES-fish-wash-Kvaenes-beach-Norway.html
Over twenty tons of dead herring washed up on a Norwegian beach.
Some of the theories include that the schools of fish were trapped by tidal waters and were chased by predators to the shore. Another idea is that the fish washed ashore due to a recent storm, or that they were caught in an oxygen deprived area.
South Padre Island, TX February 2012
Hundreds of Man O War jellyfish washed up on the beach. The most popular theory is that the jellyfish washed ashore after feeding on spawns of fish in the area.
Maryland, February 2012
Hundreds of birds fell on the interstate in Howard County. The Department of Natural Resources stated the birds were starlings and were very common in that area. Shovels were used to remove the birds, and DNR stated death was due to blunt force trauma by possibly flying into trucks.
Credit: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2011/0120/Bye-Bye-Blackbird-USDA-acknowledges-a-hand-in-one-mass-bird-deathThere are many other massive die offs that have taken place as well. In Russia, over 30,000 hogs were slaughtered due to African Swine Fever. More than 50 baby seals washed up on the shores of southern Australia. Over six million bats in the United States and Canada have died from a fungus. Over 100 whales have washed up on the banks in New Zealand. The honeybee population is nearing extinction.
Many popular theories are that the deaths occurred due to the oil spill, radiation, pole shifts, or fracking. A Harvard biologist estimated that we are losing around 30,000 species per year. This comes down to around three species per hour! Some also believe that we are living in apocalyptic times and that the deaths are part of prophecy mentioned in the Bible.
Hosea 4:1-3 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
One possibility is the government project Bye Bye Blackbird. Last year the USDA admitted poisoning groups of birds that were defecating on farmer's cattle feed. They claimed responsibility for deaths of starlings near the Nebraska state line by using a poison called DRC-1339. Makes you wonder what they haven't admitted to.