Photos: ‘Lots of sea birds washing up dead’ in Alaska

Published: November 23rd, 2013 at 2:21 pm ET


Savoonga, Alaska, Nov. 20, 2013 (h/t Facebook tip): ‘Lots of sea birds washing up dead

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Published: November 23rd, 2013 at 2:21 pm ET


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63 comments to Photos: ‘Lots of sea birds washing up dead’ in Alaska

  • Cisco Cisco

    Ey, it must be bird flu or those sardines sick from the red tide or some invented syndrome from one of the shill, psychopathic scientists.

    Not to worry! There's no more radiation than background as far as we can tell, 'cause we turned off the monitors.

  • weeman

    Birds the poor birds, I do not know a spicies that has been more effected by humans than birds, look at any place that humans settled and the bird population plunges, the sky's of north America used to be blackened by the migration for one. What a wonder of nature, now fly away, far away, go south my fine feathered friends.
    Canneries in a coal mine, why birds are very sensitive to toxins, read the signs, I can only imagine the effects on reptiles.
    Fish, I will try to put that in prospective for you, if you take a tooth from your head and analyze the strontium in enamel of tooth, I can tell we're you we're raised, so don't try to tell me you will not be effected if you eat contaminated fish, never to leave your body and accumulates, be careful.
    Can't fool a fool, that's all folks, it's the woody wood pecker show.

  • Kassandra

    I cannot believe I am living through this moment in human history.

    I don't want to be here.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      I actually think it is quite interesting living through this time and event(s).

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose's life is singular event..
        And there are no alternative's best to make do with what one has to work with..
        In this case..not much..
        Still..I, too, find it interesting living in these life and times.
        I just hope I have learned..which ever lessons were meant for me in this life.
        Because I surely don't want to come through this way again.


          I'm agreement all of you: I hate to go through such slavish conditions, as are creeping up on us all. Yet, I'm totally amazed by this out-o-control monster that's slugging itself across the globe, now.

          Maybe the remnants of the indefatigable ant that lingers within, awaits someone – anyone – to save us from Godzilla…

          • weeman

            Why you are experiencing nature at it finest, do you think that nature has existed for so long and does not know how to deal with species that could effect the fabric of time and space, we would not be here, zero is a manmade number it does not exist in nature, pie proves your existance, if it did not exist nor would you, we are only here for the ride enjoy, I do, probably why we are in this predicament and that goes for all of us.


              great stuff weeman. I keep thinking how those who guided us here, will recall those mangled creatures, with deep longing. "Daddy…whose got the cook'n stick?" Looking about him first, he barks back "Ask your mom…she hasn't spoken in years to me."…

        • skizexq skizexq

          "So long, and thanks for all the fish!"

    • charlie3

      Indulge me for a moment, and entertain this:
      Heart, and all of us here on enenews, I propose before you the idea that you were born to witness this specific catastrophic event at this time in history.
      I suggest that your entire life has been but a thorough preparation for now, this moment at what is likely the end of us as mammals on a radioactive Earth.
      I believe that we have come back one last time to watch the final show.
      And we're gathered here together now on Earth at
      I enjoy the more brilliant comments I read here day in, day out.

    • TruckerDave TruckerDave

      I'm with you, Kassandra. Let's go.

  • zogerke zogerke

    My last post was deleted, perhaps I know why. Too bad. Will try again in more tactful way:
    I remember in my childhood seeing bird migrations, even in brooklyn, nyc, that darkened the sky and filled the air with the whoosh and whir of endless wings. I remember as a child in the 1950s and 1960s, how any long ride resulted in a windshield full of impact-squashed insects. I remember how any nighttime trip in an agricultural or rural/ suburban area – you would see swarms of insects under the street lamps and dead small animals in the road- the diversity and teeming nature of our animal and insect neighbors was that much more vigorous, they interacted with our cars more. If a pet pooped outside, excrement was covered with green and brilliant flies- quickly! likewise with a dead squirrel. My child and his friends do not perceive what is missing. They have no basis of comparison- the amazing absence of life…..more to come

    • ENENews

      No comments were deleted. It's pretty much anything goes around here. Fyi,in the 1 in 10,000 chance one gets deleted, the name and time will still be there but the body of the comment will say [REMOVED]

    • mairs mairs

      Well, in my area of New Mexico we have plenty of life, but I do put out bird feeders. There is a rustic cabin on the property and sparrows nest in all the chinks in the spring through the summer. We had a large flock of starlings come through, and the doves have multiplied, raising babies under the eaves of my patio. They don't leave. We worked hard to get rid of all the flies this summer and fall, as I take care of animals for a living. And mice in New Mexico are always a headache to keep out of the house, office, and food bins. Unfortunately this summer a squirrel drowned in one of the horses' water tanks. You can hear the coyotes most nights. I live near BLM land which goes on for miles from here. The coyotes have been coming to a field next to this property for the last few nights. I don't know if they are finding rabbits or what's going on. We just had our first dusting of snow.

      Maybe I'm just trying to cheer you up a little!

  • zogerke zogerke

    My only potentiual positive forecast– and i am not being negative, but realistic– is that this great sixth extinction period, which we are in the midst of, will function to create a period of respite on this planet- where – despite radioactivity…chemical contamination, etc- the passage of millenia will let the life vitality of this planet return and adapt. Will there be new micellium fungii that can process petroleum spills, will biota and lifeforms develop that are radiation resistant, and will new intelligent life forms develop from those adapted species?….and will 'advanced technological' humans have been a blip on the timeline of this planet's overarching life processes? will we persist as all around us dies? How? I don't know. I am not being negative. I am not in denial. Like others here, I do not know if my children will live to see their children or beyond. It is not clear to any of us, and that is true even while appreciate the gloriousness of this world while i am still here to see it.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This is not the presumption unit 4 ..hasn't burned..

    Fukushima Nuclear plant is COLLAPSING – Ocean life extinction maybe near
    Nov 11 2013

    It is collapsing.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    typo.."This in on the presumption.. unit 4 hasn't burned"

    • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

      HotR, maybe it burned a little (too much!) I'm thinking Arnie Gundersen is dead on with his depressing analyses. They're thinking "ice wall," I'm thinking Ice-9. These guys better come clean before the great Ah-Whoom

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I give Arnie some credit..he understands how to explain how things go..therefore in a good position to defend the ruse.
    His analysis of what could happen should the rods make contact with open air..etc..good.
    But his description of the overall conditions is what I consider poor…as he continues to elaborate yet takes no position ..(that I am aware of) to the location and condition of the corium.

    Ice wall ..has to meet an impermeable layer at some point..or it's just a wet paper bag..that the bottom has fallen out of.

  • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

    Ice wall ..has to meet an impermeable layer at some point..or it's just a wet paper bag..that the bottom has fallen out of.

    That's a poem, HotR. A good one

  • Jose Borges

    Satire nuclear industry

    Build your own atomic bomb and live happily forever

    preliminary considerations

    Like everything that is good , building one, however powerful bomb she is, must also start the foreplay. You know very well that breaks soon for finalmentes your partner ( or partner , whichever you prefer ) may feel a little frustrated ( o) .

    Why build your own atomic bomb ?

    The reasons are many and present , only some of them .

    In these hard times , a lot of violence , you should learn to defend themselves . The least imaginative , mediocre , buy handgun, pistol , rifle , Ak45 rifles , 47 grenades and machine guns . Things amateur , even because anyone can acquire them with ease on the black market . In other markets , the markets white , gray and " technicolor " may be a bit more expensive , but you can also buy them since it has good intermediary agents . All too easy .

    If you have the power to do something with their own hands , why not do it ? Use your ingenuity , art and imagination to build a powerful artifact and a thousand and one uses .

    When making its own atomic bomb , you will be contributing to world peace , because their power of deterrence will increase significantly. At least that's what they say the owners of large nuclear arsenals .

    The pump is not to be used . She is just an ornament , a gimmick , a decorative , persuasive and dissuasive accessory of great power . The pump must never be used unless their use becomes…

  • Jose Borges

    imperative before a cocky beast , of course , have not yet built their enemy, his, own pump.

    If the enemy has already built the bomb him , then things get a bit dificultosas because if the pump it is greater than yours, you can get screwed .

    How to know who has the biggest ? It's easy . You remember your boyhood ( a) ? It is . Does the same, uai ! . Show your number and ask him ( a) to show him ( a) . This strategy always works .

    Once you have built your pump , the registration number of the atomic killers where there are already club: Israel , USA , India , Pakistan , UK, France and Russia.

    Now that it is fully and satisfactorily shown that you should also have its own atomic bomb , get to work .

    Getting Started

    The first thing is to get the raw material . It is recommended uranium 235 . Uranium 238 should be avoided because despite having only 3 degrees difference in scale , it is often given Chabu . ( Have you ever thought , at the last minute , hoping you a sound KABUUUMMM ! , And comes just a weak , and generally stinky, poof ? )

    Give preference enriched uranium , but rather seek to know how he enriched . If the enrichment it occurred in the years when he was in Brasilia or occupying government posts , change supplier because it is illicit enrichment . It is dishonest uranium , although enjoys great prestige in political and social circles .

    Take 100 kilograms of uranium 235 and divide into two equal portions . Place each portion in a metal…

  • Jose Borges

    Use a brush , atomic , of course, to identify each of the cylinders . In one type " MASS subcritical " and in another type " CRITICAL MASS " .

    Thereafter , avoid at all costs , contamination between the two cylinders . The particles of subcritical mass should only find the critical mass of the particles at the time of the explosion , triggered after the fuse mechanism . Alright , it's a taboo that not one of the groom should not see the bride's dress before the wedding , but tradition is tradition and should be respected.

    In seguid ….

    What? ! How and where to get uranium ? Putz , have to say it is ?

    [ Signs of impatience and irritation . Pause . ]

    Okay , come on .

    Where to get the raw material

    The best sources to purchase the raw materials are ( in order of preference ) :

    terrorist organizations ,
    research centers and nuclear power plants .
    Junkyard . With a little patience , you can get good radioactive material in scrap metal and the prices are very inviting. Check carefully to see if the material is too worn or discolored . Check the texture , flavor and color before closing the deal .

    Terrorist organizations always ask a lot of money to release radioactive portions , but gives to make good acquisitions .

    Research centers and nuclear power plants are good suppliers , but be careful because the directors and employees do not like when they disappear very large amounts of uranium from there. They get a little restless , you…

  • Jose Borges

    know .

    If you are using material from research centers , is demanding. Some research centers are undergoing radiation mosquitoes and potatoes , so one must wonder if the radioactive material is contaminated with larvae . The more contaminated with larvae , more insects in the results , ie the results more uncertain .

    Now that you have the uranium , we go to the second phase .

    Second step : the engine knock

    Pay close attention to this part . An accident can be fatal . Keep sparks under absolute control .

    The detonating mechanism consists of 100 kg of dynamite and over the wick . Instead of dynamite, you can use gunpowder bombs of St. John , but you 'll need 150 kg of this powder .

    Before you ask how to get the dynamite or gunpowder : buy dynamite in specialty stores dynamite and gunpowder gunpowder in professional shops . Satisfied ?

    Then place the dynamite or gunpowder into a metal cylinder , cover and set aside.

    Prepare the fuse device , also known as detonating fuse. Some scientists call the wick fuse and detonator simply ignorant call the fuse rifle .

    Well , do not use a rifle , I mean a very short fuse . If short fuse is bad for us , imagine an atom bomb.

    The greatest danger is the wick in a small time lag between the moment of light and time the bomb exploded . If the time is too short , it will not give you away and stay at a safe distance from the artifact. Usually a meter fuse is a good size .

    As you well know, all the wick worth his…

  • Jose Borges

    salt has two ends . Place one end of the wick in the container Dynamite ( or powder ) . Avoid smoking cigar or pipe during this operation . Cigarettes are permitted provided that the packet containing those photos of people with cancer who had put the government to see if frighten smokers .

    Put the three cylinders – both uranium and more dynamite (or powder , whichever you prefer ) – on a flat surface and secure them tightly with cellophane tape . ( Keep an eye on the mark. Durex If not , forget it. )

    Ready : your pump is ready for use . Click here to enjoy the Diagram 01 . At first glance , it may seem a little weird , but over time you get used to it . )

    Where to keep your bomb

    Store it in an accessible place at home , because when you need it , you will find it right there very close and at your disposal . Occasionally make an inspection to see if the cylinders are leaking . Pay attention , because a careless neutron herein, an electron careless there and all your work goes down .

    In some countries , the owners of nuclear bombs make holes in the ground and bury their bombs there , talqualmente cats after making physiological needs . It is a good alternative .

    Safety rules

    Although the manufacturing process is absolutely safe and free of major risks , some care must be taken .

    a) Always wash hands with soap and water after handling uranium . Use your toothbrush to remove dust that insists on taking shelter under the nails . If you want to use safety…

  • Jose Borges

    gloves , buy these from supermarkets . Are cheaper .

    b ) While you place the uranium in the two cylinders can happen climbing a radioactive dust resulting from the breakdown of the material . When inhaled in large quantities and metabolized poeirinha that can eventually stop the body from making red blood cells.

    If you do not know , the red cells are used as the color of blood for blood and their absence causes it to acquire varied and unpredictable colors . Even though the consequences are merely aesthetic , it is weird if you go out , catch a stray bullet , suffer a robbery and get to the emergency room bleeding a blood pink or blue – Prussian . Looks bad , Pacas . What will they think of you ?

    c ) To prevent inhalation of radioactive dust the best way to prevent it is to hold your breath while handling uranium. It may be that , in the beginning , you get half purplish due to lack of oxygen in the lungs , but with time you get used to it .

    d ) To prevent granules of uranium be installed on your stomach, never handle uranium while on an empty stomach .

    e) If , after a day's work with uranium , you feel a bit serene, dizzy or drowsy this may be a consequence of the reduction in red blood cells . To be sure , go to a lab and have to count them . Requires counting all blood and not just a sample . It is more accurate . If the reduction is found , take two cups of these refreshments type raspberry, blackcurrant or strawberry to eat for two or three days .

    f )…

  • Jose Borges

    Avoid getting too close to the pump at the time of detonation. The temperature can reach 100 million degrees centigrade and this can cause burns . If it is absolutely essential to follow the process of detonation , use sunscreen .

    final Thoughts

    Warn the neighbors and criminals that you are well armed. What good is all that work and investment in high technology if no one knows you have the strength ?

    The neighbors will respect and fear : nothing to steal the windshield wiper of his car , nothing borrowed order two onions and not pay . Priority in the elevator and delivery of mail , rebate in condo fees , priority on the streets even with the red signal are very welcome side effects .

    There's more : if the liquidator or the mayor would like to submit to an inspection to know if you keep chemical weapons at home, dismisses the liquidator or the mayor . It is worth remembering that you have the bomb and if you have the pump , have the strength !

    Owning your own pump only brings advantage. Disadvantages ? No . Who knows until you get exemption on income tax ?

    Genetic mutations are welcome

    Uninformed people insist that nuclear weapons should not be used because they can produce genetic mutations . This is true . Either genetic mutation can occur , but it is necessary to see the positive side of these side effects and avoid paranoia ongueiro .

    The great English scientist Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) fully demonstrated that genetic mutations are welcome…

  • Jose Borges

    and it was thanks to them that the man has shaped the current form . What's to fear ? Humans with two heads ? We are all tired of hearing about that two heads are better than one . Why not take this chance to evolution ?

    To illustrate the dangers of nuclear fission, has mentioned the Chernobyl disaster , but people know what they ran faster and managed to get away from disaster ? The three legs !

    Some treat it as a joke of black humor, but it is very serious . The acquisition of three legs or not is a favorable mutation to the survival of the human species in these new times in which man and woman, of course must learn to live in highly radioactive environments ?

    There are more positive aspects . In sports , for example , can you imagine the next Olympics and new records being beaten : 100 meter dash in 5 seconds, then in 4 seconds , the next in 2 seconds …

    Life will disappear from the face of the earth ?

    The pessimists , the defeatists first time , come say that life can disappear from the face of the earth as a result of nuclear explosions manmade .

    This is an outright lie .

    Recently, scientists have discovered evidence of the occurrence of primitive forms of life, worms , there are 1.2 billion years . Therefore , even if the human species will succumb , other species of life better adapted to the new environment should arise. In one or two billion years new creatures , certainly far more intelligent than we will be able to build much more powerful…

  • Jose Borges

    bombs that today . What are two billion years before eternity ?

    Radiation is harmful to health ?

    A fearful talk that radiation is bad for health . They're loose .

    The truth is that everything beyond measure can be harmful to health . Water, for example, is essential to life , but drink more water for you to see what happens . If more water was good for health, no one died drowned agree?


    Do not waste time !

    Start today to build your bomb and be happy with their descendants three legs and two heads . Maybe they're not exactly a cute patterns as already overcome, but will be much more apt to sobrevirem the new nuclear age .

    Translated from Portuguese into English by google

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    Dang it,

    Just when you thought it was safe to go out into the water.

    Just kidding of course. This is a horrendous report. The unreal truth is that still so many people are too closed minded to accept that this IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE UNTIL…

    More important news hits home. Not sure if you kids saw this, or if it has been posted here as news yet, but check this horrible report out.

    It is ONLY going to get worse as the depopulation agenda and profiteering from the socialist care kills off every escape from this slow death of the country.

    Live well and die happy?

    • mairs mairs

      I had hypothyroidism as a little kid, and my mother had thyroid cancer, from a Nevada test they thought. They removed her thyroid and it actually grew back uncontrollably several years later and she had to have it removed AGAIN.

      I remember being so tired. I had no energy. It was always, Mairs hurry up! Come on! They finally discovered what I had and put me on medication.

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    What will the response be when the headlines are " Lots of humans falling over dead in streets; scientists are puzzled."

    My conclusion from reading all the ENENEWS headlines is that the scientists quoted in these articles are either the most unintelligent graduates in the past few hundred years, or they are dishonest, lying miscreants who are playing a game of CYA to keep their jobs.

  • Socrates

    Very few ants this year. First year in ten years that bees did not swarm to the southwest side of the house. First year ever in 60 years to see young seals dying on the beach. No butterflies. No bumblebees.

    So why is our government doing nothing but bailing out banks and starting wars? $$$

    • Per the NYTimes today –
      …the problem with the butterflies is the spraying of herbicides. They say Roundup, but since the weeds no longer die of Roundup the "Roundup Ready" GMO crops also require the use of 2, 4D and worse herbicides (think: Agent Orange). This has wiped out the milkweed that has always grown in the 'buffer' between fields, which the Monarch larvae grow and mature on. The cropland has been sterilized, the Monarchs have disappeared.

      The problem with bees is the neonic pesticides being sprayed on those same monocultural wastelands to defeat insects no longer killed by the Bt toxins engineered into the GMO crops. I live in a GMO-free region (too mountainous for Big Ag and ADM/Monsanto), our bees are doing fine, thanks. Did have a small colony of bats come through this past summer, stayed for only about a week and managed to give one of my dogs "Valley Fever" – an indicator that they came from the desert southwest or California. We nearly lost him before the fungus was identified so the right medication could be prescribed. I don't know where they were going or where they went from here. They were much bigger than our resident bats. Who have been here since forever and never caused any trouble.

    • Hard to say what's causing the strange behavior. Maybe the die-offs of prey. Maybe weakness in the predators due to constant radiation exposures. Maybe the weirding of Earth's magnetic field lines as the planet prepares to flip its poles.

      What affects any level of the ecological systems seriously, inevitably affects the rest of the levels dependent upon those ecological systems. By accident or by design, humans seem to have whacked the whole thing. That's a shame.

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    "We and I and Grampybone feel it in out bones." The storm is coming. Species that do not consume processed foods are now showing complete radiological toxification of large tissue structures. This means that large herbivores are in danger. Cows, pigs and sheep are next on the list of Animals to start dropping dead according to my high school environmental science teacher. "We and I and Grampybone have tried to find flaws in her nuclear timeline. We and I cannot find a single one yet."

  • jec jec

    Its also muttonbirds in Tasmania. They fly from the Bering Sea south, thousands have died this year. Another mortality event…its the adult breeding population dying, not good.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


  • Sol Man

    I have loved Gaia more than anything. My uncle took my brother and I out into the woods and pointed out things that could be eaten there, in the wild. I have carried this mode on now. The branded people get no love or respect here. They have no substance; too shallow. Etc.

  • CB CB

    Who's laughing? !? Tepco makes mockery at our expense. Laughing , lying, not listening to their own 1/2 truths. What a dishonorable, cowardice job/ lifestyle. I truly think they underestimate the gravity of the nature of what's at hand. My gov't lies in bed with them. My government whom I've fought for 20 years. How many lies have I unwittingly told my daughter.

  • charlie3

    Indulge me for a moment, and entertain this:
    Heart, and all of us here on enenews, I propose before you the idea that you were born to witness this specific catastrophic event at this time in history.
    I suggest that your entire life has been but a thorough preparation for now, this moment at what is likely the end of us as mammals on a radioactive Earth.
    I believe that we have come back one last time to watch the final show.
    And we're gathered here together now on Earth at
    I enjoy the more brilliant comments I read here day in, day out.

  • byron byron

    Wearing a harness, the first TEPCO SuperPerson was lowered to his waist into the spent fuel pool at number 4. He may be given clean non-radioactive water (not water from the pool–that would be cruel) but may not be given any food to eat until after he dies. — not seriously, or hmmm.. 🙂

  • beamofthewave


  • CB CB

    Listening and reading all the comments here on ENEnews, one cannot help but see the future as it will be. The slow tsunami of radioactive death has been at the shores of the west coast for some time. Radio active fallout moving inland through the Americas and making it's way through the Atlantic. Snow has 8 or 9 times more radioactive fallout than rain. It concentrates in milk and large leafy vegetables. Cheese is 8x more concentrated than milk. Mushrooms and Sunflower seeds also concentrate the radioactive fallout. It's trans-evaporated and redistributed constantly in dust kicked up from wind and/or vehicle tires. During spring it is redistributed by pollination. Constantly accumulating, bio accumulating. We being at the apex of the food chain puts us at the greatest risk of nuclear radioactive contamination, like the birds dying in the Pacific. Make no mistake, the nuclear fallout is continuous, and forever will be. The fallout will get worse and ever increasing. You have Chernobyl and Fukushima radioactive fallout in you now. The nuclear DNA scramblers will retard your children, mutate genes and kill you and our offspring. When? That's the million dollar question.

  • Cindy

    actually birds have a higher tolerance for radiation exposure than people do… Noticing this event is way up North… Species are having a hard time adjusting to the rapid climate change … it's warming up too much for the polar bears …

    • SadieDog

      May I ask, in what way are birds more tolerant of radioactive exposure?

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      “…Marsh tits are fairly tolerant of radiation, but other birds are not, Mousseau says. Since he and his colleagues began studying 14 different species of birds found in Chernobyl, they have documented reduced numbers and decreased longevity, smaller brains in some birds, and as many as 40 percent of male birds without sperm. They have also found that barn swallows living in areas surrounding Chernobyl have genetic damage that appears to be increasing with subsequent generations. Mutation rates in young swallows are between two to 10 times higher than their parents, according to one study. Chronic exposure to radioactive contaminants 27 years after the accident continues to cause tumors and mutations in breeding swallows, Mousseau says. He has found no evidence that species are evolving in ways that protect them from radiation….”

  • pkjn

    Japanese press baulks at push for 'fascist' secrecy laws
    The Australian November 25, 2013
    The bill – which the government insists is necessary amid worsening security threats – would allow official collusion and corruption of the kind unearthed in the Fukushima nuclear disaster to flourish.
    The withholding of radiation data after the Fukushima disaster showed the Japanese government was predisposed to hiding information from its citizens and this law would only make things worse.
    The law could be used to stymie access to facts on nuclear accidents.

  • mesa777

    Isn't GE's add, "why bring good things to life"? What a disgrace! I am so sick by what I just saw that I want to move to another planet. Thanks GE, thanks TEPCO for ruining our world!!!!!!!