Animal Behavior, Methane Poisoning, Dead or Alive and on the move (+ interactive map)


When Planet X entered the inner Solar System in late 2002 - early 2003, it was not just the Earth that reacted, as it did with an increase in earthquakes, volcanism and extreme weather, the animal life on Earth also started showing signs of the approaching monster.

The most noticeable symptoms were:

  • Crazy Animal Behaviour:  Reports of bizarre behaviour including animal attacks from normally passive creatures and spiders spinning webs over whole fields.
  • Confused Animals:  Whales and dolphins stranding themselves on beaches in droves or getting lost upstream in coastal rivers.
  • Large fish and bird kills:  Flocks of birds falling dead from the sky and shoals of fish dying and floating to the surface of lakes, rivers and washing up along coastlines.


Crazy Animal Behaviour

Reports of crazy animal behaviour have included sheep that charged a farmer’s wife off a cliff, deer attacking a car and rabbits biting pedestrians.  Spiders have spun webs over whole fields and caterpillar larvae have covered whole trees in silk.

As usual, the Zetas explain the true causes: (Jan 11th 2003)

Animal behavior also has been noted as almost crazed, where animals normally passive and seeking to avoid confrontation will attack with provocation, or fly in the wrong direction during migration. This is due to signals the animals or insects get from the core of the Earth, signals not known to man, but nonetheless there.  [……]  Spiders weaving webs to an extreme so that acres are covered under webs, get noted, but the base behavior is normal for a spider.  EOZT


Confused Animals

Other erratic behaviour among animals included a seeming loss of direction with whales and dolphins swimming inland and stranding themselves on beaches.

Unreliable Compasses  (March 28th, 2009)

The compass is unreliable for the past few years, and lately has gotten very extreme in its variance. Many animals and insects have a biological compass, recording during migrations where that compass laid, and when taking a return trip relying on the recording to guide them back. If the Earth's N Pole swings away from the press of Planet X, which is increasingly pointing its N Pole at the Earth, then these animals are not given correct clues and aim for land or up a river. Sad to say, this will only get worse as the last weeks and the pole shift loom on the horizon.   EOZT

Are due to the Magnetic Clash   (July 1st, 2006)

The compass anomaly, swinging to the East, is indicative of the Earth adjusting to the approach of Planet X and the clash of their magnetic fields. The change is indicative of a clash in magnetic fields as Planet X comes ever closer to the Earth, their fields touching. It is the combined field that Earth must adjust to, and continue to adjust to, not the exact position of the N Pole of Planet X within these fields, and the Sun's magnetic field enters into the equation too. This dramatic change, noted by a conscientious tracker, checking dual compasses daily for years, indicates that the Earth is trying to align side-by-side with Planet X, bringing its magnetic N Pole to point toward the Sun, as Planet X is currently doing in the main. These adjustments are temporary, and change about, as magnets can make dramatic and swift changes in their alignment with each other. Put a number of small magnets on a glass, with iron ore dust, and move a large magnet about under them, and watch the jerking about they do. Are we saying the Earth's magnetic field is going to get more erratic in the future, dramatically so? There is no question that this will be one of the signs that will come, yet another not covered by the Global Warming excuse.   EOZT


Large fish and bird kills

Hundreds, if not thousands, of these events have taken place with the frequency increasing year on year.  Poignant examples include the 20 tonnes of dead herring which washed ashore in Norway and 1200 pelicans found on a beach in Peru.

Earth Farts  (January 9th, 2007)

We have explained, in great detail, that the stretch zone does not register great quakes when rock layers pull apart and sink, as this is a silent Earth change. Nancy has carefully documented breaking water and gas mains, derailing trains, dislocating bridge abutments, mining accidents, and outbreaks of factory explosions, showing that these have occurred in rashes on occasion, when the rock layers pulled apart. [……]  In September-October of 2005, a smell of rotten eggs was sensed from LA to Thunder Bay on Lake Superior to the New England states and throughout the South-Eastern US. We explained at that time that this was due to rock layers being pulled apart, releasing gas from moldering vegetation trapped during prior pole shifts, when rock layers were jerked about, trapping vegetation. We explained in March of 2002 that black water off the coast of Florida was caused by this phenomena. Do these fumes cause people to sicken, and birds to die? Mining operations of old had what they called the canary in a birdcage, to warn the miners of methane gas leaks. Birds are very sensitive to these fumes, and die, and this is indeed what happened in Austin, TX. Were it not for the explosions associated with gas leaks, it would be common knowledge that gas leaks sicken, as the body was not structured to breathe such air for long.   EOZT


Zetatalk Explanation  (January 8th, 2011)

Dead fish and birds falling from the sky are being reported worldwide, suddenly. This is not a local affair, obviously. Dead birds have been reported in Sweden and N America, and dead fish in N America, Brazil, and New Zealand. Methane is known to cause bird dead, and as methane rises when released during Earth shifting, will float upward through the flocks of birds above. But can this be the cause of dead fish? If birds are more sensitive than humans to methane release, fish are likewise sensitive to changes in the water, as anyone with an aquarium will attest. Those schools of fish caught in rising methane bubbles during sifting of rock layers beneath them will inevitably be affected. Fish cannot, for instance, hold their breath until the emergency passes! Nor do birds have such a mechanism.   EOZT



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Comment by KM on May 23, 2017 at 3:49am

Jellyfish 'mega swarm' washes up on four beaches

Jellyfish megaswarm

Thousands of jellyfish have washed up on beaches in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion in what a conservationist has described as a "mega swarm".

More than 300 barrel jellyfish washed up in New Quay, Ceredigion.

And in Pembrokeshire there have been sightings in Tenby, Saundersfoot and Newport.

Sarah Perry from Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre said: "This is definitely a mega swarm. I have never seen them this big before."

She said the creatures do wash up each year but added that this was "unusual because of the number on our shores and the size of them".

 Underwater footage from New Quay

Ms Perry said she believed the recent warm weather had sparked the boom in jellyfish, which can grow up to 88cm (35in) in diameter.

Numbers have grown in recent years because of mild winters allowing plankton, their main food source, to thrive.

Holidaymaker Wilson Dyer, from Suffolk, said: "I've been holidaying here for 40 years and I've never seen this before.

"They're all the way up the Cardigan Bay coast. It's intriguing, it looks like they all keeled over at the same time."

More than 300 barrel jellyfish were washed up on beaches

Conservationist Ms Perry said the abundance of washed up jellyfish could attract feeding leatherback turtles which would be an "amazing sight".

She encouraged the public not to move or touch the jellyfish.

"While they're relatively harmless they can, if touched, leave you with a rash similar to what you may get after touching a stingy nettle," she said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 21, 2017 at 9:16pm

Thousands of fish wash up on Shamirpet Lake

The Fisheries Department officials suspect the rising temperatures coupled with a disease spreading in the marine life could have caused the mass deaths.

Published: 22nd May 2017   12:05 am

Shamirpet Lake

Hyderabad: Scores of fish washed up on the banks of Shamirpet Lake — a popular picnic spot and fishing haunt in the suburbs – on Sunday. Perturbed fishermen said they were seeing dead fish on the lake’s banks for the last three days. The Fisheries Department officials suspect the rising temperatures coupled with a disease spreading in the marine life could have caused the mass deaths.

“This is for the first time that we are witnessing such an incident at Shamirpet Lake. For many years, it was a hub for local fishermen, and the local people depend on the lake for their livelihood,” says K Rajaiah, one of the fishermen.

The officials said dropping water levels, rising summer temperatures and prevalence of red spot disease caused the problem for the fish in the water body. “We received complaints from the fishermen and members of Fishermen Cooperative Society. A team of experts from the department visited the lake and examined the dead fish. They had red spot disease, which is common in India,” said District Fisheries Officer E Balaiah, adding that nearly 10,000 fish were found dead in three to four days.

Last October, in an attempt to save the lake’s ecosystem, the Department released close to 1.30 lakh fish in Shamirpet. “At present, we believe that 1.20 lakh fish are still there in the lake. We also started taking measures to eradicate the red spot ailment,” Balaiah said.

The officials are releasing lime to maintain the PH content in the lake and check fish parasites. “Our workers are releasing lime paint that will eradicate the red spot disease. The lime will also go a long way in cooling the water. We asked fishermen to remove the dead fish from the shores,” he said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 20, 2017 at 8:12am

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Thousands of dead fish wash up in an area of Vietnam where 100 million tones have died in the last 2 years

Thousands of fish suddenly died in the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal, HCM City, on May 16.
The dead fish can be found floating from Dien Bien Phu Bridge in Binh Thanh District to Bridge 6 in Phu Nhuan District.
From Bong Bridge to Hoang Hoa Tham Bridge, the dead fish almost covered the whole water surface.
Rubbish was also floating along with the dead fish which include carps, tilapia, perch and other fishes.
Many fish are already decomposing.
Nguyen Van Tu, a local in Binh Thanh District, said fish started dying since earlier that day.
"The heavy rain yesterday might have swept the rubbish into the canal and caused pollution.
I often fed them with bread but today, no fish surfaced to eat.
Maybe it's another mass fish death like previous years," he said.
HCM City authorities proposed in April to drain the wastewater in the sewer and water in the canal to Saigon River to reduce pollution and save the fish.
For the past three years, many fish have died in the canal.
Last year, nearly 10 tonnes of fish died during the transition from the dry to rainy season.
This reached 20 tonnes in 2015 and 70 tonnes in 2016.
There is another proposal to reduce a third of 470 tonnes of fish living in the canal, most of them are tilapia.
A vast amount of fish have been released by the people on special occasions and multiplied as tilapia has a fast breeding rate.
The canal is overloaded and can't provide enough space and food to the fish.

Comment by SongStar101 on May 19, 2017 at 11:52am

Thought your commute was bad? Swarm of bees descends on rush-hour London

A huge swarm of bees brought rush hour to a standstill in Greenwich, southeast London, on Tuesday night.

Thousands of bees caused frightened pedestrians to duck for cover on Greenwich Church Street, close to the famous Greenwich market.

Footage posted on social media shows a “biblical scene” of insects buzzing around, with onlookers  bringing traffic to a standstill.

Abigail Hering, who posted the footage on Twitter, said she saw the bees congregating around the traffic lights as she left her nearby Beadoir jewelry shop.

“When I left work, I went to walk towards my car, they were on the traffic lights.

“Millions of them on the traffic lights. And then at that point they’d come lower so they were actually buzzing around the people,” she said, according to the Daily Mirror.

“And while I was videoing them I looked down and I could see literally the front of me covered in bees. They were on me.

“They were on everybody. They were in your hair, on your top.”

Hering, who claims the spectacle of the buzzing swarm lasted for at least an hour, said she found the whole incident “quite exciting.”

Others found the swarm “hideous.”

Phil Clarkson, from Brockley Bees, said although no one was stung, people were “understandably” concerned.

“But then when we talked to people and explained to them that actually a swarm is very benign, the likelihood of getting stung is very, very rare, and in most cases it’s only when people swat them or squash them on their body that the bee will sting them.”

Transport for London (TfL) Traffic News tweeted a picture of the bees resting on the traffic lights.

“Greenwich #Beetime,” it joked.

“The pedestrian crossing on Greenwich one way system is partially obstructed by bees. Please approach with caution.”

Comment by Howard on May 17, 2017 at 6:46am

Thousands of Cicadas Hatching Unexpectedly in Maryland (May 16)

A brood of 17-year cicadas not scheduled to emerge until 2021 is coming out of the ground 4 years early.

“Brood X” last emerged in 2004, and the bugs appear all over Maryland, as far north as northern New York, as far south as Georgia and as far west as Illinois.

Cicadas overwhelm tree branches across Maryland once every 17 years, like clockwork. But something is sounding their alarm clocks four years early.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 13, 2017 at 5:01am

05/12/2017 12:56 pm ET | Updated 6 hours ago

This Giant Dead Sea Creature Washed Up On An Island, And It’s Freaking Everyone Out

The 50-foot carcass is turning the water a deep, eerie shade of red.

Images posted online of an enormous carcass that washed up on the shore of an Indonesian island are captivating people across the world.

The Jakarta Globe calls the massive, rotting body a giant squid, and reports that a resident of Seram Island discovered the 49-foot dead creature on Tuesday.

But three marine experts told HuffPost that the animal actually appears to be some sort of baleen whale.

YouTube/Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu
Some shots show what appears to be a spine.

YouTube/Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu
The material seen to the left resembles the baleen seen in whales that filter-feed.

“Giant squid are invertebrates and there are clearly bones visible (jaw, skull, vertebrate) so I am very comfortable saying it’s some type of rorqual whale,” said Regina Asmutis-Silvia, executive director of Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

“Certain species of baleen whales (rorquals) have ‘ventral grooves’ which run from their chin to their belly button. It is stretchy tissue that expands when they feed,” she added.

She identified these grooves in images and also included photos in which she pointed to what she believes are the whale’s jaw bone and skull.

Edith Widder, CEO and senior scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, said it was difficult to determine from images alone but that some photos show what looks like baleen plates.

“My guess is it’s a baleen whale,” she said.

George Leonard, chief scientist at Ocean Conservancy, said he initially thought the animal might be a giant squid, but agreed it was likely a whale after seeing images highlighting the bones and baleen.

“Trying to identify huge ocean creatures half a [world] away from a grainy video is tough to do; but once people start sharing specific information that begins to narrow in on defining characteristics of the creature, the identity begins to come into focus,” he said.

Footage from the scene shows the decaying body turning the water around it a deep red.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 8, 2017 at 6:49pm

An excellent compilation

Mass Animal Deaths for 2017

If the information on this page causes you concern regarding the future, then see what must I do to be saved?

Below is a list of worldwide mass animal deaths for 2017, with pages also for mass die offs from the previous 6 years. There are animals dying all over the world today in huge numbers, due to the polluted state of the sea and air. Millions of Fish and massive numbers of various marine creatures are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead out of the sky, and millions of poultry and wildlife are dying from avian flu. The animals of the land are also dying in large numbers. Now although animals and fish have been dying all throughout history, we have not seen the massive consistant numbers that we are seeing today. Please remember! This is just one of the MANY signs of the last days. It's time to wake up!

In many of these events people from all walks of life are saying that they have "never seen anything like this before".

Some people say this is all a mystery. Some say these are all natural die offs. Some people say that Chemtrails is the cause. Some say this is caused by Fukushima. Some people say this is due to man's pollution. And others say this is God's judgment. Whatever the cause, we know one thing for certain, that this was prophesied to happen 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.'

Revelation 11:18 ...'And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.'

Continues with the massive list of die-offs with links ..............................

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 1, 2017 at 7:27pm

NOAA Fisheries declaring recent deaths of 41 humpback whales from Maine to North Carolina to be an unusual mortality event

The death rate of humpback whales has been unusually high off the east coast of the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has officially declared it to be an unusual mortality event, or a UME.
According to CNN, a UME is “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response.
In total 41 hump back died last year.
NOAA said it doesn’t yet have a concrete reason why all of the animals have died.
The agency conducted necropsies on 20 whales, and 10 appeared to have been struck and killed by ships.
There are about 10,400 humpbacks in the Atlantic region, and federal authorities delisted the species from the U.S. Endangered Species Act in September (they still fall under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, however).
NOAA has issued three unusual mortality event investigations involving humpbacks before, in 2003, 2005 and 2006. In each instance, the agency was unable to determine the cause of death.

On the other side of the Atlantic large trawlers are being blamed for the alarming increase of dolphin deaths in the UK and Ireland: 5 fold increase since 2010.
A MARINE wildlife expert from Brixham has described the killing of dolphins in South West waters as a 'massacre' – with over 100 found dead in just eight weeks.
A total of 106 dolphins and porpoises have washed up on Cornwall's beaches and in the nets of fishing boats in just eight weeks, according to Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
The toll for the whole of last year was 205 while in the two previous years the numbers had been under 100.
Large trawlers are being blamed for the alarming increase – with French boats said to be the worst offenders as they work in pairs.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 28, 2017 at 3:02am

Thousands of Dead Fish Found on Lake Michigan Shore

At least the seagulls were happy.

CBS Chicago reports that many Lake Michigan angler was welcomed with this troubling site. On the far south side thousands of perch have been found dead or dying on the lake’s surface. So many fish were dying that it nearly covered the 2,000 foot slip.

The good news is that the DNR is looking into the issue, although at the time of this writing, the cause is still unknown. However, it’s not the first time there has been a massive, initially mysteri.... In the past, causes have included the spread of a parasite as well as a large movement of fish to a shallow area, causing an oxygen deficit.

I imagine several ducks, seagulls, and other fish enjoyed the nice meal this provided. I would not worry about the birds catching whatever killed these fish. While it is not impossible, it would have to be a pretty potent toxin to pass into the birds.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 26, 2017 at 8:54am

Scores of Birds, Sea Lions Suffering Likely Domoic Acid Poisoning

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Inundated with 216 Sick Birds in April Alone

April 25 2017

The Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute is getting more than 100 calls a day reporting sick and dead sea lions on area beaches.

The Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute is getting more than 100 calls a day reporting sick and dead sea lions on area beaches.

Since the beginning of April, Julia Parker has seen 216 sick pelagic birds come into the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. There were only four in February, and three in March. Of those 216, mostly loons, grebes, and murres, only 65 survived long enough to be transferred to the International Bird Rescue center in San Pedro. Many more have been found dead on nearby beaches.

Pelagic birds live their lives on the ocean. “They only beach themselves if there’s something wrong: if there’s tar on them, or they’re emaciated and starving,” explained Parker, the network’s Director of Animal Affairs. A large number of the birds found in April displayed neurological symptoms, including confusion, lethargy, and decreased response to stimuli.

It’s not just birds. The Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute, or CIMWI, rehabilitates marine mammals found along the 153 miles of coastline edging Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Every year, they find a few sea lions with similar symptoms: confusion, seizures, head-weaving, and foaming at the mouth. Then, on April 21, “we started getting inundated with calls — 100 calls per day” reporting sea lions stranded on the beaches, said Sam Dover, a veterinarian who runs CIMWI with his wife, Ruth. In the last two weeks, they’ve also seen six beached dolphins, all dead or dying by the time help arrived.

Rescue agencies, research laboratories, and wildlife centers are still compiling data and performing necropsies, but there’s a likely culprit for many of the mortalities: domoic acid, a toxin produced by algae that bloom in the waters off the West Coast, called Pseudo-nitzschia. Dave Caron, a professor of Biological Sciences at USC, runs a laboratory that studies harmful algal blooms. His lab recently analyzed samples from 32 sick sea lions, all of which tested positive for domoic acid toxicity. He’s also had a positive test from a brown pelican brought to International Bird Rescue. Among sea lions, pregnant females are most likely to be affected, and many are prematurely giving birth in Southern California marine centers to pups too young to survive.

By Courtesy Photo

A red-throated loon in the care of the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Sick birds are placed on nets to avoid damaging their keels.

The problem isn’t isolated to the Santa Barbara area, although we appear to be currently seeing the worst of it. “The reports that I’m hearing are from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange counties — nothing north of Point Conception,” said Lena Chang, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But Pseudo-nitzschia tends to work its way up the coast, as the weather changes and Southern California waters grow too warm for healthy blooms. It’s likely that animal populations further north could be affected in the coming weeks. Raphael Kudela, a professor of Ocean Sciences at UC Santa Cruz who studies the growth and distribution of phytoplankton, tests domoic acid levels in the Monterey Bay. The newest samples, reported Friday, had jumped up by a factor of ten from the previous week.

Pseudo-nitzschia doesn’t automatically produce domoic acid. Kudela explained that healthy blooms of the algae often aren’t toxic. Pseudo-nitzschia blooms best in water that is warm but high in the nutrients brought to the surface by upwelling — cold, deep water rising up to the surface. While researchers don’t understand all the factors involved, evidence suggests that if the blooms are stressed — by conditions like excess carbon dioxide, too much copper, or not enough iron — they will begin to produce toxins. Some researchers think that climate change-caused ocean warming and acidification could be contributing to the problem.

Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller The Birds was reportedly inspired by a story reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel on August 18, 1961. Thousands of seabirds had swarmed coastline communities near the north end of Monterey Bay, crashing into buildings and falling onto the streets. (They appear not to have actually attacked people.) Fifty years later, a group of researchers, led by Sibel Bargu of Louisiana State University, analyzed archived zooplankton samples and diagnosed the birds with domoic acid toxicity.

In 2015, a massive domoic acid outbreak spread from San Pedro to Alaska, “the biggest toxic bloom and the highest concentration that has ever been documented,” Kudela said. The toxin contaminated fisheries and poisoned large numbers of marine animals, including seabirds, sea lions, and whales. Corinne Gibble, an environmental scientist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife who runs the state’s Seabird Program, says that that this year’s outbreak, while significant, isn’t as bad as 2015’s infamous event.

Domoic acid toxin levels wax and wane: “There’s no typical year; it’s sporadic, episodic,” said Caron. His lab’s recent samples show seven to eight parts per billion in coastal waters. That’s certainly high, and consistent with a toxic event, but the highest concentrations, like those found in the 2015 algal bloom, tend to be between 25 and 50 parts per billion. Caron cautioned that domoic acid levels are hard to test accurately: “This stuff is patchy,” he explained. “We’re sampling a very small part of the coastal ocean, but there’s a big ocean out there.” For that reason, the high levels of marine-mammal illnesses are significant. “Marine mammals are a sentinel species that can indicate whether you’re having a tiny patch or a widespread bloom,” Caron says. “Somewhere out there, there’s quite a bit of toxin.”

There are repercussions for humans as well. A statement issued on April 13 from the California Department of Public Health warned people not to eat bivalve shellfish (like mussels, clams, and whole scallops) recreationally harvested in Santa Barbara County.

For the animals, a limited amount can be done. Much of the care that a wildlife center can provide is supportive — flushing toxins with subcutaneous fluid, providing food that a sick animal won’t necessarily eat. Rebecca Duerr, a veterinarian who is a research director at International Bird Rescue, also treats seabirds’ neurological symptoms with medication and says that the vast majority recover, but that of the 160 birds she estimates have entered nearby wildlife centers, only 60 lived long enough to be transferred to her facility. “I presume we are currently getting the less affected birds,” she says.

Dover thinks that being transported to an unfamiliar place can cause sea lions undue stress and threaten recovery. For an otherwise healthy sea lion with relatively low exposure to domoic acid, the best chance for survival is being allowed to recuperate in familiar surroundings, he explained. “We put a stake on the beach, tell people what’s going on, put a barrier around the animal,” and monitor it for the next few days, he said. A sicker animal will be taken to CIMWI, but “for a heavy dose, it’s pretty much a death sentence anyway,” Dover said. Domoic acid poisoning causes hippocampal atrophy, a permanent shrinking of the part of the brain that contains an animal’s “mental map” of the right places to go for food, breeding, and shelter.

“At this point, the best thing we can do is try to understand the conditions that lead to these blooms, so we can predict them and have a response ready,” said Caron. Kudela, with a team of scientists working out of UCSC, is doing just that. His lab has developed a “habitat model” that forecasts regions where high domoic acid levels will appear. The model is a boon for marine animal rehabilitators. “It’s helping them guide their decisions, adjust workforce numbers, and anticipate large numbers of animals coming to centers,” he said.

The model also offers the potential for intervention and management in the future. Point-source pollution is more straightforward. Kudula explained that nutrient-rich runoff from agriculture and septic systems helps some types of algal blooms to develop. “We want to reduce runoff anyway,” he explained, “but now it’s an obvious strategy.” His team has discussed more systematic kinds of intervention, like trying to manage water temperatures over time. But the simplest solution could be greater environmental awareness overall: “If we [as a culture] were serious about mitigating climate change, we’d probably reduce some of these events as well.”

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