Dead birds, dead fish, and now crabs total 13 global events so far (list)
January 6th, 2011 1:47 pm ET
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Dead birds, dead fish, and dead crabs, are the latest casualties that are found around the globe in the last few days. As of today, there are 12 different locations around the globe that have seen dead birds or dead fish, and dead crabs surfacing in one spot in England. Making it a total of 13 places in the world that dead carcasses have been documented within just a few days time.
*On December 30th, the first of the dead fish surfaced in Rio De Janerio Brazil. Sardines, croakers, and catfish started to wash ashore dead. The total for the dead fish coming ashore was 100 tons over the next few days.
*On December 31st the first of the dead bird phenomenon’s were reported in Bebe Arkansas. Thousands of redwing blackbirds fell to their death from mid air flight.
*On January 1st Kentucky had hundreds of dead birds found near the Murray State university.
*On January 3rd, 100,000 dead drum fish found along a 20 mile stretch of the Arkansas river.
*On January 4th, 500 dead redwing blackbirds were found scattered along a quarter of a mile span of highway in Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana.
*On January 4th, hundreds of fish washed up on the shore of the St. Clair River in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
*On January 4th, in Orange Florida thousands of dead fish line the banks of Spruce Creek.
*On January 5th, Chesapeake Bay in Maryland saw 2 million fish wash onto the shore.
*On January 5th, 200 Dead birds are found in Tyler, Texas on a bridge on highway 155 over the Lake O’Pines.
*On January 5th , in Wilson Tennessee, 150 dead grackles found on the side of the road near Lebanon. (The birds had been there for several days)
*On January 5th, in Falkoeping, West Sweden, 50-100 crows were found dead along a street.
*On January 5th, Kent England, 40,000 velvet swimming crabs wash ashore dead.
*On January 5th in New Zealand, hundreds of snapper fish, many missing their eyes wash ashore on the Coromandel Peninsula.
These are the 13 incidents up to date around the globe according to the National Post News
There is nothing new about these types of incidents. In 1895, the New York Times ran a story about how Connecticut lakes saw dead fish wash ashore in thousands. With no way to clean them up, due to the lack of a formal sanitation department in those days, the fish tainted the water with their rotting carcasses. This was one incident, as many isolated incidents occur world wide. It is just that all these dead bird and dead fish happenings have occurred around the globe with in a few days time. The Connecticut lakes in 1895 were one of many seeing dead fish through the years, and it will continue to happen, but the odd part is that they are concentrated into a short time block.
Reference: National Post News, New York Times 1895