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08-09-2013, 11:59 PM #1
DiggerDawg Member
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Perplexing Spike in Dolphin Deaths

Quote:Since the beginning of July, more than 100 dolphins have washed up dead along the U.S. East Coast, from New York to Virginia. No one knows why, or whether the deaths are connected.

The number is a noticeable spike in mortality, about seven times the average for the month of July, according to stranding data collected by NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. “It could take several months, if not longer, to determine what could be behind this,” said Maggie Mooney-Seus, spokeperson for NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/0...in-deaths/

Mysterious Manatee and Dolphin Deaths in Florida Confound Scientists

Quote:Once a lush and healthy estuary, the Indian River Lagoon is now an enigmatic death trap. Running along 40 percent of Florida’s Atlantic coast, the lagoon’s brackish waters harbor a mysterious killer that has claimed the lives of hundreds of manatees, pelicans, and dolphins.

Nobody knows why.

Since last July, 51 dolphins, 111 manatees, and as many as 300 pelicans have perished in the lagoon. The deaths don’t follow an obvious pattern: Manatees are dying so quickly that some still have food in their mouths, while the dolphins and pelicans appear to be starving to death.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/?p=163614

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OCEAN CURRENTS LIKELY TO CARRY OIL ALONG ATLANTIC COAST

Quote:BOULDER—A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer. The modeling results are captured in a series of dramatic animations produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and collaborators.





BP Used Sickening Chemicals to Clean Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Quote:Last year, Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences reported finding lesions and grotesque deformities in sea life—including millions of shrimp with no eyes and crabs without eyes or claws. Since then, the horrifying effects have been even worse:

Toxins at 3,000 times the acceptable level in Gulf seafood
Dead dolphins in record numbers, killed by weakened immune systems and brucella bacteria
Blue crab populations wiped out
Oyster beds not reproducing
60% of coral on platforms killed

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08-10-2013, 12:25 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
It can't be Corexit because that's basically soap. After all those tons they put in the water it should be much cleaner than before the oil spill.

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08-10-2013, 12:34 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,283 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
Great post!
Could be the effects of all the Correxit they sprayed to try to minimize the appearance of a genuine disaster in the public's eye.
They covered it up like a cat in it's litter.
Didn't do shït to correct it, just put the toxins out of site. Of course, 300 tons of radioactive water a day from Fukishima isn't helping matters.
In the quest for profit, our glorious elite are killing everything on the planet.

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08-10-2013, 08:44 AM #4
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Solar flares would be my guess. Probably killed their food source because the water was heated up; doubt the heat itself would kill a dolphin because they're very smart and incredibly mobile. I've seen the effects of this solar activity on trees that don't store water, it's like putting the tree in a microwave where the sun hits (full sun). Had to replace a bunch of shrubs and potted plants because of it. It's been much better the past month though.

The food chain is integral to the survival of many species and can be interrupted by man made and natural occurrences; solar flares definitely interrupt the food chain to the extent that certain species cannot escape it (aren't smart enough to). It could be simply that the increased heat caused larger species (like whales) to encroach on traditional dolphin feeding grounds and those grounds couldn't support both species (some whales eat fish but it's not necessary that they do; if they eat all the stuff fish feed on they kill off the fish feeding on that stuff and dolphins have nothing to eat).
08-10-2013, 09:52 AM #5
DiggerDawg Member
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(08-10-2013, 08:44 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Solar flares would be my guess. Probably killed their food source because the water was heated up; doubt the heat itself would kill a dolphin because they're very smart and incredibly mobile. I've seen the effects of this solar activity on trees that don't store water, it's like putting the tree in a microwave where the sun hits (full sun). Had to replace a bunch of shrubs and potted plants because of it. It's been much better the past month though.

The food chain is integral to the survival of many species and can be interrupted by man made and natural occurrences; solar flares definitely interrupt the food chain to the extent that certain species cannot escape it (aren't smart enough to). It could be simply that the increased heat caused larger species (like whales) to encroach on traditional dolphin feeding grounds and those grounds couldn't support both species (some whales eat fish but it's not necessary that they do; if they eat all the stuff fish feed on they kill off the fish feeding on that stuff and dolphins have nothing to eat).


Yes all plausible gaah.gif its the dam suns fault 13.gif lets blow it up before it kills us all lmao.gif

Sorry couldnt help but be a smart ass i do see your point there could be many reasons and causes could be tons mans over fishing mans using the seas as a garbage pit list can go on for ever as well as a asteroid hit in ocean with some unknown bacteria on board or better yet MERS-CoV jumped species

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08-10-2013, 04:33 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Mystery dolphin deaths hit Norway

A wave of mystery dolphin deaths may have hit Norway, with two carcasses washed up on the country's beaches in as many days.

A dead dolphin was found washed up on Borestranden in Klepp on Thursday morning, only hours after another was found on the seafront at Vignes.

The deaths come as an unusual number of dolphin bodies are being washed up along the US East Coast, with more than 120 bottle-nosed dolphins found dead since June, a number not seen since 1987, when the dolphin population was hit by an epidemic of morbillivirus, an illness similar to human measles.

http://www.thelocal.no/20130809/mystery-...hit-norway
08-10-2013, 04:47 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,898 Threads:420 Joined:Jun 2012
I found an interesting article on a past dolphin autopsy and their thoughts.

Quote:With the amount of sealife washing up on local beaches recently, Dr Kemper said it may be possible, as has happened in other areas around the world, that biological toxins may be responsible for the deaths.

"These happen when you have things like red tides and algal blooms and dinoflagellates."

The bacteria are digested by smaller fish and work their way through the food chain.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013...728571.htm

So, are we back at climate change being the culprit?
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08-10-2013, 09:09 PM #8
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It has been hot, but not excruciating hot here in Indian river, the rivers here don't seem to have much flow and are trapped by miles and miles of some what sedentary water(doesn't move to fast), it has been warm also. We have gotten so serious rain lately, but that would only affect the fish not dolphins that come up for air. I believe the commercial ships at the port have stopped flushing the shït bowls 5 miles out which would be why are beaches are brown and so are the rivers which usually get a good stench from once a month or so. No wonder we don't have coral anymore or waves for that fact, and they just recently dismantled an oil burning plant from the side of the river a couple years ago ,s o it may take a few decades to get some decent life back, unless that oil eating bacteria has made its way to our rivers in search of oil to eat and is infecting whatever life it comes in contact with along the way, don't forget about that cyclospora bug all of sudden that started messing with people, just keep a good ear and look out on what goes on around you!
I used to hate driving under the oil smoke stacks from that power plant, used to have to hold my breath when i would drive by them , you could smell the straight petroleum oil and sulfur and what not deep in the air and in your lungs. I always felt bad for those that lived in the trailer park across the street form it, man , poor souls!



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