US: Mysterious Death of 2 Million Fish in Chesapeake Bay

Maryland officials are investigating the mysterious death of an estimated 2 million fish in the Chesapeake Bay.

The fish, spotted from Bay Bridge south to Tangier Sound, are mostly adult spot, and some croaker (pictured above), according to the Baltimore Sun, which first reported the incident.

State officials believe the fish kill is the result of unseasonably cold waters – not water-quality problems. For example, the Sun reports that water temperatures dropped to near-record lows in late December.

That’s largely the result of December’s average air temperature being 32.4 degrees, 4.3 degrees below average.

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Hundreds of Dead Snapper Fish Wash Up On New Zealand Beach

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Horror haul … dead fish floating and washed up on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Hundreds of dead snapper have washed up on Coromandel beaches on the North Island of New Zealand, leaving holidaymakers perplexed.

The mysterious incident came as the southern United States was hit with a second unexplained mass bird death within a week.

People at Little Bay and Waikawau Bay, on the north-east of the peninsula, were stunned when children came out of the sea with armfuls of the fish and within minutes the shore was littered with them.

Charlotte Pearsall, whose family have lived at Little Bay for the last 30 years, said she had never seen anything like it.

“It was so surreal,” she said. “It’s such an incredible waste – it could’ve fed the whole northern tip of the Coromandel.”

People with binoculars said the snapper stretched as far as they could see and boaties reported “a carpet of floating fish further out to sea all along the coast”.

“We initially thought ‘woohoo a free feed’ but they had really cloudy eyes and you could see the birds had been at them. Some of them had no eyes,” Pearsall said.

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Thousands of Birds Fall Dead Out of the Sky in SOUTH AMERICA


Added: 2. Januar 2011

Hundreds of Dead Snapper Fish Wash Up On New Zealand Beach

US: Hundreds More Blackbirds Fall From The Sky – This Time in Louisiana

US: Up to 5,000 Blackbirds Fall Dead Out of The Sky, Autopsies Find No Poison

US: Up to 100,000 Fish Found Dead Along Arkansas River

US: Hundreds More Blackbirds Fall From The Sky – This Time in Louisiana

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US: Up to 100,000 Fish Found Dead Along Arkansas River


Around 500 dead blackbirds and starlings have been found dead in the US state of Louisiana just days after 3,000 birds fell from the sky in Arkansas.


Biologists have been collecting the bodies of the latest victims and sending samples to laboratories for analysis Photo: AP By Victoria Ward 7:58PM GMT 04 Jan 2011

The latest discovery was made along a stretch of a main road some 300 miles south of the town where red-winged blackbirds rained out of the darkness onto rooftops and pavements and into fields on New Year’s Eve.

Biologists have been collecting the bodies of the latest victims and sending samples to laboratories for analysis.

The birds found in Beebe, Arkansas, three days earlier, were thought to have died from blood clots and internal injuries that were blamed on a fireworks display. (BS)

It is not known whether the Louisiana birds suffered the same fate.

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US: Up to 5,000 Blackbirds Fall Dead Out of The Sky, Autopsies Find No Poison

BEEBE, Ark. — Preliminary autopsies on 17 of the up to 5,000 blackbirds that fell on this town indicate they died of blunt trauma to their organs, the state’s top veterinarian told NBC News on Monday.

Their stomachs were empty, which rules out poison, Dr. George Badley said, and they died in midair, not on impact with the ground.

That evidence, and the fact that the red-winged blackbirds fly in close flocks, suggests they suffered some massive midair collision, he added. That lends weight to theories that they were startled by something.

Earlier Monday, the estimated number of dead birds was raised to between 4,000 and 5,000, up sharply from the initial estimate of 1,000.

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US: Up to 100,000 Fish Found Dead Along Arkansas River

State officials on Monday were investigating why 80,000 to 100,000 fish washed up dead on the shores of the Arkansas River last week.

“The fish deaths will take about a month” to determine a cause, Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, told msnbc.com.

Stephens also provided the estimate of 80,000 to 100,000 dead fish.

The fish were found Thursday by a tugboat operator along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River near the city of Ozark.

The mass kill occurred just one day before thousands of blackbirds dropped dead from the sky in Beebe, Ark., which is 125 miles away.

Officials said 95 percent of the fish that died were drum fish — indicating that the likely cause of death was disease as only one species was affected.

“If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish, not just drum fish,” Stephens added.

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Strong 7.0 Earthquake Hits Northern Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck in northern Argentina, but it was not immediately clear if there were any injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday that the magnitude-7.0 quake hit at 6:56 a.m. about 150 kilometers (115 miles) northeast of Santiago del Estero at a depth of 563 kilometers (350 miles).

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Australia: Now Coastal Queensland Braces For 30-Ft Flood Waters

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A play ground affected by flooded waters is seen in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia January 1, 2011.

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Floods that have inundated 22 Australian towns and forced more than 200,000 from their homes headed towards the northeast coast on New Year’s Day, forcing further evacuations and warnings of 30-ft flood waters.

Australia has endured its wettest spring on record, causing six river systems in tropical Queensland to flood, as soaring temperatures in the states of Victoria and South Australia sparked warnings of devastating bushfires.

The rain has flooded coal mines and hit farming hard, with many roads still impassable, and prompted warnings of the dangers of crocodiles and snakes in flooded homes.

The inland sea that stretches across Queensland is dotted with the roofs of flooded homes, islands of dry ground crowded with stranded livestock and small boats ferrying people and emergency supplies.

On Saturday, coastal areas were preparing for the worst. Evacuations were under way in the town of Rockhampton where the Fitzroy River, one of Australia’s largest river systems, was expected to flood.

The town’s airport was closed to commercial flights, while relief officials warned the floods would likely reach more than nine metres (30 ft) in height.

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Australian Floods Affect Bigger Area Than France and Germany Combined (Video)


Added: 31. December 2010

Flooding across Australia’s northeast is continuing to cause chaos and shows no sign of abating.

The country’s now recorded its wettest spring, causing six major river systems in Queensland state to burst their banks.

An area bigger than France and Germany combined has been affected, with some 22 towns across the state inundated, leaving some 200,000 people stranded.

Australia: Monsanto GM Strain Blows Organic Status Away

To contaminate everything with GMOs is the intent, because it renders any resistance useless.

This is also the reason for the GMO security research, where small agribusiness front firms, which are directly connected to the agribusiness giants like Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont-Pioneer, Dow Chemical, BASF, KWS Saat and Bayer, create with almost no oversight, small GMO test fields (usually around 9 square meters) as close as possible to the seed banks, whose responsible it is to keep our seeds as pure as possible.

In Germany these criminals get €350.000 for each of those 9 square meter test fields from the government to contaminate our food supply.

This is not a conspiracy. This is real.

Notice that it is the chemical industry that wants to be in charge of our food supply!

What could possibly go wrong?

Meet the real terrorists:

US Conspired to Retaliate Against European Nations If They Resisted GMOs: Wikileaks Cable Reveals


MUTANT canola crops genetically engineered to survive repeated sprayings of herbicide have been approved for planting.

This is despite the furore over GM contamination of an organic farm.

The West Australian Minister for Agriculture and Food, Terry Redman, has called on the organic industry to bend its rules to permit some GM material, declaring purity to be “unrealistic”.

WA grain farmer Steve Marsh was stripped of his organic certification this week after GM canola seeds allegedly blew 1.5km over his boundary from a neighbouring property at Kojonup, southeast of Perth. He is now setting an Australian precedent by threatening to sue for damages.

“The GM industry must control its technology,” Mr Marsh said yesterday.

“If a GM farmer wishes to grow it, that’s his business, but he must be responsible that it doesn’t impact on his neighbours.”

Mr Marsh said he was considering legal action but was awaiting the results of a WA government investigation.

A spokeswoman for Monsanto — which sells the GM canola seeds as well as the Roundup herbicide used to spray it for weeds — yesterday said the multinational corporation would support the GM farmer if the case ended in legal action.

She said the GM farmer — whose identity has not been revealed — had complied with his obligation to keep a 5m buffer between his GM crop and the adjoining farm.

“The canola grower has met all his legal requirements,” the Monsanto spokeswoman said.

“We’d certainly be looking to support him in any way we could.

“Having a couple of canola plants blow into a farm should not be affecting its organic wheat status. Both farmers have done everything they should have.”

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