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Millions of dead fish wash up in Norway

Updated to include link to 2012 Aflockalypse, birds dropping dead (again) in Beebe Ark.
Updated to note new article saying all the fish have mysteriously diappeared

2011 opened with masses of birds falling to the ground in Beebe Arkansas. That unexplained bird death event was followed by many others in the ensuing weeks. The same excuses were offered: maybe the fireworks scared them…maybe they were poisoned…maybe they got cold…maybe the upcoming avian necropsy tests will show something…

Then the weirdness turned to fish kills happening all over, and extended to starfish, seals, penguins and other aquatic life. The bird deaths was called “Aflockalypse” and a google map was soon created to keep track of all the unexplained deaths on sea and on land happening all over the world. Then it petered out. Just in time too, because the massive earthquake at Chile and at Christchurch happened which claimed our attention. Then March brought the triple whammy Japan catastrophic events of 9.0 quake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. Nothing more was heard from January’s Aflockalypse…until exactly one year later, on January 1, 2012 when it happened again.

I’ve been waiting to see, since the 2011 bird death event was accompanied by fish kills, if that also would happen again. And it has:

Norway: Overnight, the beach was full of dead herring (google translated)
“The inhabitants of resin in Troms could hardly believe his eyes on the morning of New Year’s Eve, the beach was a large amount, an estimated tens of tons, dead herring, writes Northern Lights. No one knows for sure what’s happened in the popular hiking area in Nordreisa municipality. However, various theories have been tossed around, explains Jan-Petter Jorgensen (44), who took mass death in sight on the beach with his dog Molly.”

And once again, media is “puzzled”
Mass herring death puzzles officials, locals
“Several tons of dead herring that carpeted a beach in northern Norway have puzzled researchers and local residents, media reported Monday. Local resident Jan-Petter Jorgensen, who inspected the beach at Kvaenes in Nordreisa with his dog at the weekend, estimated there were several tons of fish.”

And the same old excuses are offered, maybe there was not enough oxygen in the water, maybe a school of predators chased them in, maybe a storm happened…we’re waiting test results…maybe that will show something…

And here we go again. Keep looking up!


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