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

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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.

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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:

http://www.zetatalk.com/transfor/t154.htm (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

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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

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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 Starr DiGiacomo on December 27, 2016 at 7:15pm

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20161227_Why_are_birds...

Why are these birds falling from the sky in South Jersey?

Updated: December 27, 2016 — 1:07 AM EST

SHILOH, N.J. - Weather-wise, it had been a fairly typical November day, two days before Thanksgiving, in the western Cumberland County agricultural community of Stow Creek Township - mostly sunny, with a bit of a nip in the air.

Then, all of a sudden, it was raining dead birds.

And by the time the brief "shower" was over, as many as 200 red-winged blackbirds littered the ground in a small housing development off Frank Davis Road surrounded by vast farm fields.

"They just fell from the sky," said Larry Hajna, a spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

It was the second time in less than three weeks that a die-off of blackbirds had occurred in the same rural neighborhood; the first time, a couple of dozen dead birds were found. A similar incident had happened in a North Jersey farming area earlier in the year, Hajna said.

After county agricultural agents had been notified by homeowners, the DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife arrived in Stow Creek and removed the birds, collecting some of them to be sent to a state lab for necropsy, toxicology, and histopathology tests.

But the results of all the tests were inconclusive, Hajna said last week.

"We did ascertain that the birds suffered trauma and internal bleeding from hitting the ground," Hajna said. "But what made them fall from the sky in the first place . . . we can't say for certain."

Even wheat seed from a nearby farmer's field was collected and tested for chemical compounds by the University of Pennsylvania. The farmer told the DEP's Bureau of Pesticides that the seed had been treated with the fungicides difenoconazole, mefenoxam and sedaxane, and the insecticide imidacloprid. None of those compounds is considered harmful to birds and none of the chemicals was found to be among those that are sometimes used by farmers to control "nuisance" species like blackbirds, Hajna said.

And while animals falling from the sky is not a usual occurrence, it does happen across the globe: besides birds, fish and frogs seem to be the most common.

In 1998, about 10,000 birds, all Lapland longspurs, rained down and died on fields in Minnesota and Iowa after they became disoriented in a snowstorm. Fish can sometimes get caught up in whirlwinds and in meteorological waterspouts and can be carried great distances, such as in 2010, when some striped bass ended up in a Massachusetts backyard about 20 miles from the seacoast.

While it is not illegal in New Jersey for farmers to attempt to protect their crops and control populations of such species as blackbirds, crows, grackles and magpies, agriculturists must follow certain protocols in using such chemical compounds so that the usage does not damage crops, contaminate feed for livestock, create groundwater hazards, or in any way effect endangered and threatened species of animals and plants.

Populations of red-winged blackbirds are robust, and they are not considered a threatened or endangered species. They are therefore exempt from state and federal regulations that protect some migratory birds, officials said.

Birding officials said habitat loss globally poses a much greater threat to all bird species than do incidents of bird die-offs.

Hajna said the state ultimately ruled out that the kill-off was caused pesticide poisoning because of the "highly localized nature" of the mortalities. The bird deaths also were not likely caused by compounds reported in wheat seeds planted in an agricultural field, nor were they the result of infectious disease.

"We have determined that the deaths were not caused by pesticides commonly known to be toxic to wildlife and not likely caused by compounds reported in wheat seed planted in an agricultural field," Hajna said.

A similar die-off occurred in nearby Millville in 2012, and it was later determined that a farmer had legally used a chemical to keep blackbirds from his crop. About 300 birds were reported dead in that incident, Hajna said.

But the dead birds falling from the sky here last month has left some residents here worried about the cause.

"Out in the country like this, you find dead stuff lying around all the time . . . but this was kind of weird," said resident Debbie Hitchner, 32, who said she found a half-dozen of the dead blackbirds in her Frank Davis Road backyard after the incident was reported. "My dog just kept finding them, one after the other."

and another:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/fish-kill-off-st-mary-s-b...

Why are dead lobsters, crabs and herring washing up along this Nova Scotia shore?

Boxing Day find comes after weeks of reports of dead herring washing up along shores

CBC News Posted: Dec 27, 2016 11:46 AM AT Last Updated: Dec 27, 2016 12:26 PM AT

Halifax resident Eric Hewey was home in Digby, N.S., visiting for the holidays when he got a call from friends on Boxing Day summoning him to the beach below Savary Park in nearby Plympton.

"They said we've got to come down and look at the beach."

On Tuesday Hewey described when he found when he arrived at the beach as sad: lots of dead herring — an ongoing and as yet unexplained problem — but also dead starfish, lobsters, bar clams, scallops and crabs.

'A very striking and terrible scene'

Ted Leighton is a retired veterinary pathologist who has been tracking the dead herring reports.

He hadn't been to the beach to see the most recent findings, but he's seen Hewey's pictures and noted it's a place dead herring have been found before.

"It's a very striking and terrible scene," he said in an interview on Tuesday.

Leighton said he's most struck by the assortment of species Hewey and others found on Boxing Day. Other than most likely all being from the bottom of St. Mary's Bay, Leighton can't see any other obvious link.

Savary Park lobster

While he has no idea what caused the kill, Leighton said the fact it cut across so many different species likely rules out some kind of infectious disease, because they tend to have a narrow range.

"A particular virus, for example, might affect several different species of fish but it's unlikely to affect people and it's unlikely to affect clams."

His first question is whether it has anything to do with the death of the herring. Leighton doesn't know, but he also noted herring have been dying for more than a month but this is the first time anyone has reported anything like this.

Savary Park fish

"It would seem to be at least a new phenomenon, but since we don't know why the herring are dying, we can hardly say with any surety that, 'Well, these other things can't be dying of that.' So I think we have to be open-minded about this."

Leighton said it needs to be determined if this has happened anywhere else and it also needs to be confirmed that all of the animals on the beach near Plympton did, in fact, come from St. Mary's Bay.

Researchers need to get to the bottom of the bay and see what's happening, he said.

Savary Park dead fish

Dead fish and other aquatic creatures were discovered washed up on a beach in Plympton, Digby County on Boxing Day. (Eric Hewey)

"In a die-off of water-dwelling creatures like that ... one of the first things you want to do is go out to where it is happening and measure everything you can about the water, because that's what they live in."

It's also the only way to know if the environment is changing, he said.

Leighton noted the most recent discovery and discussion are the result of "citizen scientists," such as Hewey, and posts on social media. He hopes people keep patrolling the beaches and reporting any findings.

"That will really help us think through the kinds of things that might have caused it."

A representative with Fisheries and Oceans Canada could not be reached for comment.

Comment by Howard on December 21, 2016 at 3:44am

Another Massive Fish Kill in Southern England (Dec 19)

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish have washed ashore on a Cornish beach for the 2nd time this month.

Witnesses said the fish stretched “as far as the eye could see” along Marazion beach.

Lyn Barton, from Penzance, was walking along the beach and said: ”It is truly astonishing. I have never seen anything like it before. There are literally hundreds of thousands of fish washed up on the shoreline."

It comes just two weeks after thousands of dead fish were found washed up on another Cornish beach.

Walkers made that discovery on Pentewan beach near St Austell.

The dead fish – which were mackerel or herring – were also packed along the water’s edge.

At the time, James Wright, curator of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, told the BBC such events normally occurred in summer when mackerel followed prey into warmer waters.

“It’s quite unusual for fish to want to leave the water, it’s usually a result of panic, because of a predator, but at this time of year that would be unusual.

Source

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2428830/mystery-as-tens-of-thousands-...

Comment by Mark on December 13, 2016 at 11:06am

Methane Levels Have Spiked A Worrying Amount And No One Is Sure Why

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/methane-surge-global-warming-...

Methane gas emissions are growing faster now than at any time in the last two decades, threatening efforts to limit global warming to two degrees celsius.

Scientists have warned that the proliferation of the powerful greenhouse gas could undermine progress made to curb other emissions like carbon dioxide.

A team of international scientists found that methane emissions began to surge in 2007 and shot up in 2014 and 2015 by 10 parts per billion each year.

While the cause of the spike is unclear, scientists suspect it comes from agricultural sources around the tropics, like rice paddies and cattle pastures.

There’s significantly less methane in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, but it’s much more potent, trapping 28 times more heat.

“The levelling off we’ve seen in the last three years for carbon dioxide emissions is strikingly different from the recent rapid increase in methane,” said Robert Jackson, a co-author of the paper and a Professor in Earth System Science at Stanford University.

The results are “worrisome but provide an immediate opportunity for mitigation that complements efforts for carbon dioxide”, Jackson added.

Researchers looked at a range of information to make the calculations, including inventories of methane emissions, computer models and air measurements.

Methane growth was stagnant from 2000 to 2006, but surged after 2007, according to the analysis.

“Why this change happened is still not well understood,” said Marielle Saunois, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of Université de Versailles Saint Quentin and researcher at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement in France.

“For the last two years especially, the growth rate has been faster than for the years before. It’s really intriguing.”

Comment by SongStar101 on December 12, 2016 at 11:07am

Thousands of snow geese die in Montana

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/07/thousands-of-snow-g...

Several thousand snow geese have died after a snowstorm forced large flocks to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Montana.

Mark Thompson, environmental affairs manager for mine company Montana Resources, said witnesses described the pit as like “700 acres of white birds” on 28 November.

Along with Atlantic Richfield, Montana Resources is responsible for Berkeley Pit in Butte.

Since 28 November, employees of MR and Arco had used spotlights, noise makers and other efforts to scare or “haze” the birds off the water and prevent others from landing.

The companies estimated that more than 90% of the birds had been chased off by 29 November, Thompson said.

Workers received some advance notice about the incoming flock from an off-duty Montana Resources employee about 25 miles away, who called to report there were about 25,000 geese in the air in Anaconda, Thompson said.

“I can’t underscore enough how many birds were in the Butte area that night,” Thompson said. “Numbers beyond anything we’ve ever experienced in our 21 years of monitoring by several orders of magnitude.”

The employees worked hard to save the birds, he said.

Typically, Butte sees between 2,000 and 5,000 birds all year, including spring and water migration, Thompson said.

The estimated death toll is based on drone and aircraft flights over the pit, which holds about 45bn gallons (175bn litres) of water.

Thompson said federal and state agencies were still confirming the number of dead geese. Nonetheless the company expected the total would be many times more than the 342 that died in 1995, prompting a mitigation effort that seeks to protect birds from the toxic water.

The companies would investigate to try and determine what circumstances led to “this kind of perfect storm”, with thousands of birds making a late migration and then facing a snowstorm at a time that Berkeley Pit had the only open water in the area.

Comment by SongStar101 on December 5, 2016 at 10:50am


Different species of rare whale washed up on same beach on same day


http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2016/12/02/different-species-rare-wha...

EXPERTS are investigating after two different species of rare whale were washed up near the same town on the same day.

Locals found a Sowerby’s beaked whale on Dunnet Beach near Thurso, Caithness, on Thursday morning.

Later the same day the carcass of a bloodied Pygmy sperm whale was discovered on the same beach.

Both whales are due to be examined by experts Scottish Marine Animal Stranding-Scheme this week to determine the cause of death.

But the fact that two rarely-seen species of whale were found dead together has led some locals to ask whether Royal Navy vessels were in the area at the time.

Donald Mitchell said: “Two rarish species at the same time in the same area. Has the MoD been active in the area?”

Cathie MacLeod wrote: “So sad to see these beautiful creatures dead on a beach.”

And Scott Youngson, who discovered the Sowerby, said: “Sad sight on Dunnet Beach this morning. Sowerby’s beaked whale, quite rare I’m told.”

Sowerby’s beaked whales prefer deep waters and mainly spend their time along continental shelf edges so sightings in Hebridean waters are rare and records include stranded animals.

They extend along the east coast of North America and Canada, offshore in open waters, and from northern Africa to the Scandinavian coast.

One of last reported sightings was last year when the carcass of a young Sowerby’s beaked whale was discovered off the Isle of Lewis.

A post mortem revealed the cause of death was blunt force trauma that resulted in a fractured lower jaw and meant the whale being unable to feed.

Pygmy sperm whales inhabit waters as far south as New Zealand, whilst Scottish waters represent its most northerly limit, but sightings in Hebridean waters are extremely rare.

Since formal records began in 1913, there were only eight strandings on the British coast from 1980 to 2006, mostly in southwest England and Wales.

In 1999 an adult female and a calf of unknown sex stranded at Loch Ryan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway and believed to be the first sighting recorded in Scottish waters.

In 2011 the Royal Navy were found to be responsible for the death of 19 pilot whales after setting off underwater bombs.

A report by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs says that the noise from the explosions could have damaged the hearing and navigational abilities of the whales, causing them to beach and die.

Last year the SNP called on the Ministry of Defence to give assurances that no more bombs will be exploded underwater in Scottish seas in a bid to prevent further damage being done to sea creatures.

The Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme confirmed they would be examining the remains but declined to comment until post postmortems had been done.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 5, 2016 at 5:16am

http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2016-12-04/confusion-as-...

  1. 4 December 2016 at 12:55pm

Confusion as dead fish litter beach



Walkers and residents have been left baffled after thousands of dead fish were found washed up on a Cornish beach.

Huge numbers of mackerel or herring were discovered lying on the sand at Pentwean Beach in Cornwall.

Earlier this year hundreds of jellyfish were stranded on Perranporth beach and in 2014 dead whitebait were found washed up on Mullion harbour.

It is unclear why the fish have ended up there, but they may have been chased in by predators.


Comment by SongStar101 on December 2, 2016 at 7:18am

‘Thousands’ of Mysterious Jelly-Like Creatures Wash Up Near Huntington Beach, Prompting Speculation

http://ktla.com/2016/11/29/mysterious-jelly-like-creatures-wash-up-...

A number of photos showing mysterious jelly-like creatures that recently washed up on the sand in Huntington Beach have prompted rampant speculation on social media.


These "critters" appeared in the Huntington Beach area on Nov. 28, 2016. (Credit: Don Coursey)

One Facebook user, Ryan Rustan, wrote that he was walking on the shoreline Monday night when he felt "little water balloons popping under my feet, super squishy."

He said looked down and was unsure what exactly he had stepped on.

"Couldn't tell if they were jellyfish or eggs but there are thousands up and down the beach," Rustan wrote on Facebook, sharing the post to the Huntington Beach Community Forum group.

Rustan told KTLA he saw the creatures near 10th Street and Pacific Coast Highway, on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier, but said they were "all over" the beach.

Ryan Rustan took this photo of creatures on the sand in Huntington Beach on Nov. 28, 2016. (Credit: @ryanrustan)

Dan Coursey, who also posted pictures of the jelly-like pods to the same Facebook group, wrote that the creatures burrowed in the sand.

He was walking down the beach Monday when he spotted hundreds, if not thousands of the creatures. He told KTLA he’s been walking on the beach for decades and had never seen anything like it.

“It feels like feels like Jello,” Coursey said described, holding one in his hand. “If you were a little kid, you’d love to have something like this so you can drop down your sister’s shirt.”

Both posts prompted a number of comments about what the mysterious creatures are, with guesses ranging from baby jellyfish to burrowing sea cucumbers. A number of commenters believe they are salps, which are a type of invertebrate marine animal.

Some simply called them "creepy sea creatures," while others speculated they were alien life forms.

This creature appeared in the Huntington Beach area on Nov. 28, 2016. (Credit: Don Coursey)

Christopher G. Lowe, a marine biology professor at Cal State Long Beach who is the director of the university's shark lab, told KTLA that the the school's resident invertebrate expert says they are sea cucumbers.

Huntington Marine Safety Lt. Claude Panis, who has worked for the lifeguard department for nearly 40 years, told the Orange County Register he was unsure what the jelly creatures were; however, he said it was possible they were a lingering effect of last winter's El Niño.

“There’s all kinds of weird things happening,” Panis told the newspaper, noting that was not the only unusual occurrence in the Huntington Beach area.

In addition, a number of stingrays have been spotted uncommonly close to shore.

“It’s just strange," Panis said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 2, 2016 at 6:39am

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/12/01/nova-scotia-dead-fish_n_133...

Nova Scotians Puzzled By Thousands Of Dead Fish Washing Up On Shore

Posted: 12/01/2016 7:12 pm EST

HALIFAX — Tens of thousands of dead herring keep washing ashore along Nova Scotia's western coastline, a mystery for biologists trying to figure out what is killing the small, silvery fish.

The first sightings were reported two weeks ago at beaches along the eastern edge of St. Marys Bay, which separates the sliver of land known as Digby Neck from the Nova Scotia mainland.

Since then, several reports of dead and dying herring have come in from different parts of the bay, and now dead herring are showing up farther to the east in the Annapolis Basin and near Bear River.

Biology professor Shawn Craik said local fishermen can't recall seeing herring wash up on the beaches in such large numbers.

dead fish nova scotia

Craik said he was inspecting a beach with students last Friday when he spoke with an old clam fisherman who was standing among a pile of 50 or so herring.

"He was bewildered," said Craik, an ornithologist at Sainte-Anne University in western Nova Scotia.

Craik said the fish could be succumbing to a virus, some form of pollution, parasites or a poisonous algae bloom — but lab tests have yet to determine what is going on.

"If there was a toxin getting into these fish and being passed on the scavengers, you would expect that someone, somewhere would find some dead gulls," he said, adding that no such reports have come in.

A spokesman for the federal Fisheries Department in Digby said test results from a laboratory in Moncton, N.B., should be available by Friday or early next week. Tests are also being conducted at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown.

Herring are known as a forage fish, which means their large schools play an important roll in feeding whales, seabirds, seals and larger fish, such as cod.

In August, a report from the World Wildlife Fund concluded that Canadian forage fish are in trouble. The conservation group looked at 27 fisheries and found that three fisheries in Atlantic Canada are in critical condition, including two herring stocks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The report said that in all cases, fisheries management does not sufficiently account for predator needs.

There has been speculation that the number of dead herring in Nova Scotia is much higher than originally thought because many others would have disappeared beneath the waves or be eaten by crows and gulls. And with so many fish left on the rocky beaches, it would appear that the scavengers have had their fill.

"They're being left untouched," said Craik. "That suggests that there's probably a overabundance of these fish that are available."

Craik said he received another report of dead fish early Thursday from Smiths Cove, which is near Digby, N.S.

Earlier reports suggested the fish could have been driven ashore by predators.

"I would go for ruling that out now, given the scope of the problem," he said. "But it's still very much up in the air."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 2, 2016 at 4:45am

http://patch.com/new-york/southampton/more-1-million-lbs-smelly-fis...

More Than a Million Pounds of Smelly Fish Wash Up Near One of Wealthiest Streets in Hamptons

After fish kill, 1.4 million pounds of dead fish washed up; wealthy residents can't turn on heat because smell is so bad, some say.



Comment by SongStar101 on November 30, 2016 at 7:55pm

STORM ANGUS: Thousands of starfish wash up on beach after rough waves batter coastline

THOUSANDS of stranded starfish were discovered on a beach after Storm Angus battered Britain's coastline.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/735128/Storm-Angus-starfish-Souths...

Nov 22, 2016

The creatures were dislodged from the seabed in the rough waves and left strewn across the stone-covered sands as the tide went out.

Shocked walkers discovered the starfish on Southsea beach, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and tried to return any still alive to the water.

But a large number were already dead after being out of the water too long and some had even been thrown off the beach by the stormy conditions and onto the nearby promenade.



Peter Whitelock, who regularly combs the beach for valuable items, was shocked after finding the creatures when he arrived and says he has never seen anything like it

The 62-year-old, of Portsmouth, said: "There were thousands of them. I've never seen so many all in one place.

"It must have been the storm that brought them all in from the sea." 



Shocked walkers found the starfish and tried to return any still alive to the water

And Rachel Hammerton, 39, of Southsea, who walks her dog on the beach, was also amazed by the number of starfish she found.



There were thousands of them. I've never seen so many all in one place

Peter Whitelock



She said: "I don't think anything like this has happened in previous years when we have had storms.

"When I got down to the beach there were loads of them just laying there." 

A number of local residents went to the beach with buckets to try and save the creatures after seeing they had been washed up in the storm.



Many of the starwish were already dead after being out of the water too long

Jennifer Harris, of Waterlooville, said she felt they were fighting a losing battle, with the water washing more and more up each time they rescued some.

She said: "The more I collected in a bucket and put back into the sea even more seemed to wash ashore again.

"It's not often you spend an afternoon trying to save such beautiful creatures. The starfish have been washed up in their thousands." 




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