Alarming mass die-off on California beaches — “Extremely high” number of sick and dead animals — Seabirds, sea lions, dolphins affected — Experts: Never seen this many sick birds — “How many have to die before somebody cares?” (VIDEOS)

Published: May 31st, 2017 at 11:44 am ET


CBS L.A., May 29, 2017 (emphasis added): Hundreds Of Sick, Dying Seabirds, Seals Found On Shores Of Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties… Elaine Ibarra, who works with the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network, estimated hundreds of pelicans and loons have died… she has never seen so many. “They’re very stressed out, and it is really hard to see something have a seizure and know there’s very little that you can do to help,” the animal care coordinator explained… Kyle Cory often walks on Silver Strand beach and sees the ill sea birds all the time. “I can see anywhere between 6 and 12 every walk. So there’s something going on,” he said. “It’s affected me in a bad way because it’s just not good to see on the beach.” He said he will keep documenting the dead wildlife he sees, hoping it’ll somehow help. “How many have to die before somebody cares?” he asked.

CBS L.A. transcript, May 29, 2017: “A disturbing trend off our Southern California shores… Hundreds of dead pelicans and other sea birds are washing up on local beaches.”

Huffington Post, May 31, 2017: Since at least April, dying marine animals and birds have been washing up en masse on the shores of Southern California’s beaches… sick or dead sea lions… loons, pelicans and even dolphins had also been found.

CBS 8, May 30, 2017: It’s become an alarming sight along the Southern California coastline. Wildlife experts report that it’s normal to see some dead wildlife this time of year, but they’ve never seen this many sick birds… The dead pelicans and loons can be seen up and down the coast… “That could be from temperature, runoff, we’ve had a lot of rain this year, so some people are speculating that it might have to do with the runoff into the water,” said Ibarra…

CBS 8 transcript, May 30, 2017: “Something in the water is causing a massive die-off along Southern California beaches. Dead and sick seabirds and seals are washing up from San Diego to Santa Barbara… It’s definitely an alarming sight to see… [Wildlife experts] haven’t seen quite so many sick birds before… The number of sick birds out there is extremely high… Experts are not sure of the exact cause of death.”

Watch broadcasts: CBS 8 | CBS L.A.

Published: May 31st, 2017 at 11:44 am ET


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634 comments to Alarming mass die-off on California beaches — “Extremely high” number of sick and dead animals — Seabirds, sea lions, dolphins affected — Experts: Never seen this many sick birds — “How many have to die before somebody cares?” (VIDEOS)

  • Sol Man

    Carbon-based life forms are being replaced by heavy metal, radionuclide-based death.

    Isn't this the truth?

  • From the "Religion of peace". A man insulted Muhammed and he was convicted of a crime. Interesting that he was goading on by a government employee on social media, acting covertly. The employee was in the counter terrorism department. guess the penalty?

    Taimoor Raza allegedly denigrated the Prophet Muhammad, his wives, and companions, in a debate about Islam, according to Bahawalpur public prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and was arrested and charged for the crime as part of an oppressive crackdown on dissent by the administration of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

    “An anti terrorism court of Bahawalpur has awarded him the death sentence,” Qureshi told Reuters. “It is the first ever death sentence in a case that involves social media.”

    From the religion of peace….his penalty is DEATH

  • Jebus Jebus

    Another week of mass die offs: 2nd week of June see's tons more dead fish wash up along with dead cattle and birds around the world

    The Big Wobble's weekly look back at mass animal die off's in diverse places around the world.

  • What were they thinking? What were they thinking?

    Kevin Blanch just released a youtube & is stating that there is a leak at Indian Point.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I despise National Geographic for their propagandist positioning.
    Still I'll take the information where I can get it.

    "After three years of unprecedented warm water along the U.S. West Coast, sea temperatures in 2017 had finally cooled. Fat shrimplike krill had returned and again were providing rich meals for salmon. Sea lions and other marine mammals were no longer washing ashore shriveled and starving. Things appeared to be getting back to normal."


    Bizarre, Glowing Sea Creatures Bloom in the Pacific
    June 13 2017

    Tropical, tube-shaped animals called pyrosomes, known as "fire bodies," appear by the millions off the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. No one knows why.

    "One research net pulled up 60,000 in five minutes. Salmon fishermen near Sitka, Alaska, gave up fishing because longliners couldn't keep the strange tubular beasts off their hooks. They dominated the water column for several hundred feet. But no one knows how or why."

    There is a severe imbalance of the species going in..IMHO.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      From link:

      "But then temperatures started to cool, and as the rest of the sea seemed to revert to normal, for some reason these creatures began to multiply. By early this spring they came to dominate much of the top several hundred feet of sea, particularly far offshore in Alaska.
      "When fishermen were trolling for chinook in midwater, they were dragging these lines with 50 hooks and they were coming up with these things on basically every hook," says Leon Shaul, with Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "It got to the point where they couldn't effectively fish."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This Huge, Glowing Sea Creature Is 100% Real, And It’s Virtually Immortal

  • Jebus Jebus

    GE, We Bring Eukaryotic Organisms To Life…

  • Jebus Jebus

    Mysterious Disease Attacks Rattlesnakes

    Scientists are hunting for the cure as a wave of fungal disease sickens American snakes.

    “It just seems one after the other that these emerging fungal diseases are appearing in different types of animals, yet they’re spread enigmatically,” said Kolby, who is also a National Geographic explorer. “We don’t know where exactly they came from or why they suddenly appear to be more virulent.”

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Rattlesnakes here in my part of Socal are 6 weeks late. Used to be May 1, like clockwork. I know, because my house is 20 feet away from a big pile of boulders that serves as their winter den. Had no idea when I built my house as a lad of 20. I used to see 4 or 5 by this time of year. This year, none. Seen two snake tracks on my dirt road so far instead of 2 a DAY! Same deal with road killed snakes on county paved roads. Local paper lists Fire Dept snake removals calls; that's down too. It HAS been somewhat cooler than normal, but nothing extreme. There's been a few 10 day heat waves too, tho. Enough to set em slithering. Heat wave starting tomorrow; we'll see.
      But nah, the culprit is probably just blobby warm dirt.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


    A piece of 'psych'..
    The premise:
    Individual efforts perhaps should not be promoted.. because it seems these same types do not support governmental efforts in the same area.
    Is it based on the concept of having done enough?
    Could it be that the very understand that the government fix is usually nothing more than a money grubbing 'black hole' of evidently clueless and socially callous scientists on behalf of the government?
    Could it be??

    Emphasizing individual solutions to big issues can reduce support for government efforts
    June 13 2017

    They always looking for answers ..let them have some answers!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    They (are) always looking answers.
    But never without presumptions that fit the particular patterns they want the masses to emulate.
    Because this individualism tends to see through the governmental 'smoke screen'..individual effort is tossed out the window as it does not CONFORM.

    This fits the 'group think' that is so required in imperialistic situations.

    The fact that societies lay this upon themselves is pathetic.

    • Heart, keep in mind (stock 2015)

      "There are those who depend upon your dependency"

      Every way in which you can unplug from the matrix, helps you, and weakens the beast.

    • Heart, another key element in play. Millenials and the older crowd too, tend to not have a broad base of personal skills or knowledge, but more likely specific skills or knowledge.

      This in combination with the ubiquitous smart phone, crowd sourcing to get information needed is often done. If the overall system didn't suck, this would probably be a strength. But because the overall system does suck, its an additional weak link, chink in the armour.

      • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

        "Heart, keep in mind (stock 2015)"

        You wouldn't say you're a hypocritical narcissist trying to project a narrative of reliance, would you?

        Yeah remind me again about your investments, trying to promote Trump and so on.

        Maybe you should link to "your" site again and tell me about how proud you are of someone else posting that particularly limited info.

        Hey, didn't you bitch about me complaining that shit sucks? Hmm, ready for the next round?

      • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

        Even better though, tell us about how Nuclear Weapons are necessary.

      • Dazy Dazy

        I don't agree with that idea, stock. The Millenials, our severely abused generation, are under attack through the un-education system and technology. My adult children are millenials and I educated them to constantly learn and question, they all have a wide variety of skills and try to walk that balance between the techno world and the natural world, both of which they have to live in. Plus, the media is full on abusing everyone at the behest of govt. and corporate and young minds are particularly vulnerable.

        I'm not a fan of blaming Millenials for what took people generations to do. Who do I blame, the WWII generation and the boomers who went the corporate route. The WWII generation allowed us to lose all of our skills so they could have "convenience" and the corporate boomers did pretty much most of the bad crap that's going on. The evil super villian Gates, for example, pushing his eugenics agenda.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Heart, this is kind of related "Psychiatry in the Military—The Hidden Enemy "

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Be back shortly to check it out.

      • PlowboyGrownUp

        Long video "Age of Fear: Psychiatry's Reign of Terror"

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          hmmmm 'Clinical Assay of Written Language intercommunication among patients with a Spectrum of Delusional Psychosis and Psychopathic Antisocial Personality Disorder in a Simulated Social Media Domain; Themes of Prompted Dialogue Within the Mock Blog Setting.' Dr A Maziar et al. Maybe she really IS a doctor and I havent been reaching the outside world at all. Maybe Im not really up for discharge next month like my case manager promised….

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            I would not find it surprising we are being 'evaluated'.


            Personally, I like the outside of the wheel.

          • Jebus Jebus

            I don't get it.

            Was she the subject of study?

            Is it a biography?

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Jebus, did you ever hear of the five Tibetan rites? An obscure booklet with some movements to open and energize your energy plexuses. Now I asked myself…as I was doing my Farthington name repeating ritual…what are the chances…Dr Anne would have the same rare booklet? But it doesnt stop there…Gabriel Cousins, the Becker book on electrotherapy, the Budwig program. Its simply too many coincidences.

              So I was looking out my window…and I can just see over the wall that separates the west wing of the complex…and there he was…7…maybe even 8 feet tall…wearing a Hawaiian hibiscus mumu with matching tote. THAT is the moment it all fell into place. I was just a subject in a longitudinal cohort study of in-patients, and ENEnews was just a sham public forum. I was only reaching other patients with delusional disorders living in other wards, and being 'prompted' by scripted dialogue from participating physicians. Byrian, Farthington, Hippie Dog, Sadie, ….The two Doctors…a DUDe. So I went deeper into the research…and there it was. Something I was never supposed to see. The paper 'Clinical Assay of Written Language intercommunication among patients with a Spectrum of Delusional Psychosis and Psychopathic Antisocial Personality Disorder in a Simulated Social Media Domain' Then it was the denial from my case manager, the tazing. Who could I trust? Then a voice…a small angelic voice…'put your faith in Jebus' Are you there Jebus? Jebus?…

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Shutter Island: Why Perspective is Everything

              • DUDe DUDe

                "..I was only reaching other patients with delusional disorders living in other wards, and being 'prompted' by scripted dialogue from participating physicians. Byrian, Farthington, Hippie Dog, Sadie, ….The two Doctors…a DUDe.."

                "..scripted dialogue.."

                Fuck You Code ! Explain the problem you have with me in plain words to my face you weaseling coward..this is the second one in a short timespan..are you gonne claim again you just joking around ? I got an email from a reader to warn me that you werent innocent joking then in his opinion..i diddent take it serious..maybe i have my attention now..but i would like to know why , if you have a verifiable reason at all..or are you just being a major dick ?
                "..Warmest of greetings.." to you too then..

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  DUDe…sorry,…absolutely the wrong grouping. Youre my favorite commentator, for sheer word constructing humanitarian heartfelt overview.

                  I was just making a stream of consciousness…and if you want to dissect it, Dr GoodHeart doesnt belong in the list if you think the list means crazy or troll like. Not to overlook that I put myself in the same institution. It was a story…supposed to be an 'amusing' commentary on the strange world of social media.

                  So again, sorry to offend you unintentionally

                  • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                    I sincerely hope we're mostly being satirical here.

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    unintentionally and unfairly. I just didnt think. And it wasnt a subconscious slip either…although Byrian was definitely included for the nut flavor…I was shooting for the color of a short story about a crazy person (me) stuck in a psych study. Hey, Im just an amateur…and look how long it took me to figure out ENE was simply a rigged format for studying the in-patients….

                  • DUDe DUDe

                    "..It was a story…supposed to be an 'amusing' commentary on the strange world of social media.."

                    Then you should use fake names or make sure you put only real people in it that you think do belong there proven and if it serves the case somehow..that you are willing to have a public mess or vendetta over it with..

                    Dont talk about me unless you are talking to me..especially not with "story's" that touch upon agenda's we have to keep our guards up about..thanks for understanding.. 😐

                    You know how they filled Guantanamo and Gitmo with people they have nothing on ? Just saying..

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Apology accepted btw..thanks , i know you sometimes "just dont think" when being "creative" lol

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      DUDe, all your points are well taken. I waste too much time…mine and others…to no avail

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Dont go that route..simple mistake it is..explained..understood..already forgotten..dont make another one by making more of it then it is..with wrong conclusions and maybe choices as a result..

                      We all are burdened with overwhelming frustration..its part of the good fight..longterm..its how whe distinct ourselfes from the rest of the farm..

                    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                      DUDe, personal question, since your belgian? You know your government is ass, right?

                      Maar meer belangrik, jy kan verstaan wat ek se, ne?

                    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                      "The country’s first commercial nuclear reactor began operating in 1974. Currently, Belgium has seven nuclear reactors operating in the country with a net MWe of 5,761. Electricity consumption in Belgium has increased slowly since 1990 and nuclear power provides 54%, 45 billion kWh per year, of the country’s electricity.[1]"

                      Perhaps this is why you're not a fan?

                    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                      "Opinion polls in the Flemish part of Belgium showed in 2012 that only 16% of those questioned advocated an end to nuclear power generation. [50]"

                      That is not very good, considering…

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      "..DUDe, personal question, since your belgian? You know your government is ass, right?.."

                      Yes ofcourse..they are rightwingers..

                      "..Maar meer belangrik, jy kan verstaan wat ek se, ne?.."

                      Maar belangrijker , gij kunt verstaan wat ik zeg , niet ?

                      Ja , deze zin is gemakkelijk , maar er zijn dus verschillen..en gewoonlijk versta ik maar een paar woorden..ik doe er ook niet veel moeite voor..alle belangrijke/ernstige post's en links lezen van bijna iedereen die bijdraagt hier is al genoeg dagelijkse

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Oops , i thought we where in the OT section..sry

                    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                      Trawling in the deep, as they'd say.

                      You're suggesting I just build tenstion

                    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                      "You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down."

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      "..You're suggesting I just build tension.."


                      There might be some shoe fitting much is up to the owner to conclude/understand..but the judgemental narrowing down is your doing..i'm describing how i cope with the whole experience of being here doing my thing..trying to keep my "work" mostly constructif without getting caught too much in other "stuff"..and yeah , if people push too much "other stuff" upfront..i tend to ignore..without concluding All their stuff is worthless..but their is enough to pick from here that is usefull/ long as it is not burried time and time again in "other stuff" by others..then it gets really annoying..fair enough ?

                    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                      " as long as it is not burried time and time again in "other stuff" by others..then it gets really annoying..fair enough ?"

                      Yeah, sure. People lie all day every day, the only reason they can't lie more than 50% of the time is because the other 50% of the time they're propagating lies.

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      tsk tsk…you didnt like my work on glutamine and radioactive fallout?

                      Wallpapering IS a dilution, not a solution

                    • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

                      I actually thought it was super-rad, figured I should contribute with some other mentions.

                    • HoTaters HoTaters

                      DUDe isn't the only one who understands, Farthington.

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      Morning DUDe..
                      I see your new avatar.
                      Such simple things.. the work of everyday existence…looked down upon by American as they lead lives off the backs of others.

                      The US plan on forcing Mexico to pay?

                      Crops rot as border crackdown creates farmworker shortage
                      Aug 9 2017


                      Do Businesses Need Foreign Workers? Martha’s Vineyard Is Finding Out
                      Aug 10 2017


                      Apartheid is expensive..
                      The knife cuts both ways..
                      Sorry OT.
                      It's only food…

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      A very good morning to you Heart ,

                      "Crops rot as border crackdown creates farmworker shortage"

                      and to think of it , there was a time not so long ago when the whole village trooped togheter to get the harvest done..+ eventual extra travelling seasonal was the natural seasonal thing to do..and the only way to get it done in time..a group happening.. ..bounding..surviving..thriving..
                      sustainability..synchronity..symbiose..all in one..

                      We came a long way in our heading to a short time..

                      Greed..Age of self..disconnect = Progress ! /sarc

                      I have participated in the France "vindage" 3 times when i was younger , those where good memory's , the farmer gives you a spot on his land to put up your tent (campfire every night ) or you could stay in a spare place with shower and cooking facility depending, and 2 liters of young wine for every head each young it was more like grapejuice with alcohol enough to get drunk but never a hangover..
                      Those were the day's..every job a new adventure with new personalities..embedded in a calendar/agenda put forward by nature..good spirit..connected to Earth..grounded..


                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Typo , it seems "vindage" is written "Vendage"

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Oh , and i forgot , when the work is done , usually two or three weeks depending on the size of harvest..the farmer and his family would cook a nice open air eating/party al la France for all involved..eating and drinking for hours..joking with all that happend..he cut his finger got the grapes bloody..she screamed at a mouse , he could not stand the heat of the sun the first day's etc..simple things..good things.

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Yes..we came a long way in a short time..

                      Riders on the storm by Brother Nathanael


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    A fair question..

    Has the 40-Year Plan to Stop the Leakage at Fukushima Already Failed?
    June 13 2017

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  • JohnandCindy

    Clarissa Anderson, the Kellyanne Conway/Sean Spicer of the Ocean telling it like it REALLY is.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    A couple of different scenarios involving radioactive material reports.

    In one, a rumor of a dirty bomb, In the other, actual plutonium shipped and trucked all over the place. In the former, panic ensues, in the latter we supposed to OK with it.

    A guy sleeps in his car and gets arrested for being suspicious… while reporting on a suspicious ship, that gets the shipyard closed. The real stuff gets a pass, but not without heated debate and a governor of South Carolina demanding it go away. But it came. And went. And comes and goes. It's all good

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      In the end, maybe they just dumped it off the coast of California, who knows? What it was headed for WIPP? Isn't that supposed to be low level stuff.

      Highly enriched uranium? Plutonium! I wonder if they drove through our town? Maybe the states need to tax the federal government for transporting nuclear hazardous material for international use of our roads. Or they can just build their own damned roads.

      The states can tax the feds, the cities can tax the states and the citizens can tax the cities, the possum can go to hell

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Oh, we didn't need savannah river anyway. Fuck them. Shithole of the country. Not really. But if they had any sense there, they would ask about that eye in the sky. and why it's brown. and smells bad. Do they have mechanized vehicles there to vacuum those giant hairs up? Do they have a giant can of Scrubbing Bubbles?


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