TV: Millions of fish dead at Oregon coast — “Craziest thing I’ve ever seen” — “You can’t blame people for being alarmed” — Aquarium: “It kind of looks like the apocalypse… especially big numbers… but this is a sign that anchovies are doing good” (VIDEO)

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KGW (Portland, OR), July 29, 2014: Major anchovy die-off stinks up Seaside […] Millions of anchovies have died […] [A]ccording to Seaside Aquarium spokeswoman Tiffany Boothe […] anchovy die-offs aren’t unusual, although this one did seem to have especially big numbers. […] Experts said this odd phenomenon happens about every ten years.

KPTV Transcript, July 29, 2014 — Witness #1: That’s crazy isn’t it? Craziest thing I’ve ever seen. Witness #2: That is a little strange.

Oregon Public Broadcasting, July 29, 2014: “It kind of looks like the apocalypse,” joked [Boothe.] Unsuspecting visitors and locals not armed with the actual cause of the event found the appearance of the fish coating the banks of the river to be a bit alarming. Several mentioned how “odd” and “creepy” it was to see so many dead anchovies for no apparent reason. One visitor said he had never seen anything like it.

OPB (Blog), July 31, 2014: [It’s] a sign that the anchovy population is actually thriving […] “this is a sign that the anchovies along our coastline are doing good” [said Boothe.]

Latin Post, July 29, 2014: Marine biologists indicate […] when there’s a high tide, an uncommon number of anchovies try to swim upstream, get stranded and either return to the ocean or get eaten by birds, said a report by USA Today. But, [Boothe said] the fish died this week because there wasn’t enough oxygen.

Nature World News, July 29, 2014: Boothe, a representative from Seaside’s Aquarium told local media that this […] mass death is larger than many seen in the past.

KGW Transcript, July 29, 2014: Is it something we really need to worry about? […] When you see it you cannot blame people for being alarmed […] It is all the talk along the coast tonight. >> Watch broadcast here

See also: [intlink id=”millions-of-fish-found-dead-on-california-coast-3rd-major-kill-event-for-area-in-2-weeks-unidentified-goo-floating-nearby-police-remove-people-from-beach-and-call-health-officials-to-inv” type=”post”]Millions of fish dead on California coast — 3 major fish kills in 2 weeks — Unidentified ‘goo’ floating nearby; Police clear out beach, call health officials to investigate (VIDEO)[/intlink]

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116 comments to TV: Millions of fish dead at Oregon coast — “Craziest thing I’ve ever seen” — “You can’t blame people for being alarmed” — Aquarium: “It kind of looks like the apocalypse… especially big numbers… but this is a sign that anchovies are doing good” (VIDEO)

  • lived in seaside for almost 20 years and not once did I ever see the banks of the rivers like that,,even after mt st helens blew and covered us in ash.
    20 years later nothing could bring me back to the coast, the denial and worship of the beast system is in control top to bottom.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    passing huge numbers of dead people on the street the reporter reaffirmed "this is a sign people along our roads are actually doing good"

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      They might note theres only so many fish, and at some point the dead fish equal that number. One thing for sure, the seals and other animals wont be dining on these fish

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        sign of a psychopath; “It kind of looks like the apocalypse,” she joked. Mass death and a smirky non feeling joke in response which is a mind bending opposition to facts; The species mass death is a sign they are doing good. Lets see, what other species could that apply to? Lions? people? wildebeest? sparrows? plankton? yep, mass death, a sign of health

        • bo bo

          I tried to unfreeze my brainfreeze over that phrase too.. and I think.. maybe.. what she meant by that was- 'wow!!! Look at all that fish !!! This means that we still had this much fish still living in the Pacific ocean to kill off..! Thought they would've been long gone by now! This is positive news !'

          • SadieDog

            This is the one that got me,

            OPB (Blog), July 31, 2014: [It's] a sign that the anchovy population is actually thriving […] “this is a sign that the anchovies along our coastline are doing good” [said Boothe.]

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Except that millions are dead. Yeah, they're doin' real good!

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                Not very logical is it?

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  all scientists/media reporters should be given this pop quize;

                  On your trip through africa you see thousands of dead lions by the road; driving on you see thousands of dead natives lying in the fields, their crops brown with strange spots. Further on, you see a million bees, all dead. You drive on and dead birds are everywhere on the ground. Finally you make it to the ocean and there are dead fish everywhere, lining the coast. Dead whales are washing ashore.

                  Quiz Question; The dead animals are a sign of
                  A) a healthy species
                  B) an unhealthy or endangered species

          • PurpleRain PurpleRain

            WTF is wrong with these people!!!~~~

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Whoops,
    There's that Down is Up thing again—–
    "looks like the apocalypse"— but it's a sign the anchovies are doing "good".
    But what do I know; I'm not a 'spokeswoman'.

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    …funny, I cant remember falling down a rabbithole

  • razzz razzz

    'Recently Spotted 103-Year-Old Orca Is Bad News For SeaWorld — Here's Why'

    "…Another key aspect of an orca’s life — which is missing in captivity — is the ability to swim up to 100 miles per day. When Granny was spotted earlier this week, she had just finished an 800-mile trek from northern California along with her pod. According to animal welfare advocates, long-distance swimming is integral to orcas’ psychological health and well-being; SeaWorld, however, has gone on record claiming that orcas do not need to swim hundreds of miles regularly, ostensibly to defend the parks’ cruel practice of keeping massive, powerful orcas confined to cramped tanks…"
    https://www.thedodo.com/recently-spotted-103-year-old–547381307.html?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_223347

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    What a sick, humans only, practice… 🙁

  • We Not They Finally

    The fish are dying because they are not getting enough oxygen? What does that even mean? And if the fish, who don't breathe in oxygen, are dying, what does that mean for humans? (Just asking.)

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      coastal dead zones, caused in part by algae blooms due to farming runoff which consume oxygen in waters seems to be a big bummer. Make no mistake, its not that theres too many people, its just that they destroy the world and clog up all the nice places

    • nedlifromvermont

      @WNTF … the fish "breathe" the dissolved oxygen through their gills … an evolutionary process which pre-dates our lungs removing oxygen from the air (which is pretty much 80% nitrogen) … and now contains lots of background krypton, xenon and cesium … iodine, strontium etc. plutonium …

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Here is some info and hit the links in the pictures and read up. 🙂 When the dead zones start happening on land, oh well, we are all screwed and it really means less fish and unbalanced aquatic ecosystems which is a direct reflection of our human behaviors… 🙁
    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/deadzone.html
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Worlds+dead+zones+getting+worse&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=ZCjcU_ScFJLroATSxYC4DQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=779&bih=442

  • jec jec

    EXCUSE me.. this is the mouth of the Columbia River..you know.the river that runs thru HANFORD WA..you know the HANFORD NUCLEAR DUMP with leaking tanks of toxic gunk and radiation into the groundwater. You dont think……????

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The anchovies are doing so well ..that this is due to over-crowding ..just to many anchovies in the sea?
    Oh..Please…

    Last year they arrived in unusual numbers.
    This year they are arriving dead..
    Nov 25 2014

    NYTimes: Unprecedented concentration of sea creatures near shore in California; Experts baffled, longtime residents astounded — Biologist: “It’s a very strange year… The $64,000 question is why?” — Similar to ‘extraordinary’ events seen recently along Canada’s Pacific coast? (VIDEO)
    Nov 25 2014

    http://enenews.com/nytimes-unprecedented-gathering-of-sea-life-along-california-coast-experts-baffled-longtime-residents-astounded-biologist-its-a-very-strange-year-the-64000-question-is-why-v

  • dosdos dosdos

    So much for making stinky pizza.

    That high tide cock and bull story does not match the photos. In the photos were straight beach lines, with fish going solid from high tide mark down to the water line, not a tidal pool where they get trapped.

  • Why is the picture not showing Columbia River?

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    This link has some good pictures of the amount of dead fish swamping the river

    http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/dead-anchovies-swamp-coastal-oregon-river/

  • Is it normal for anchoviews to swim up a river?

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      I have never heard of a saltwater fish swimming up a freshwater river. What were they trying to escape…sarcasm….

      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        But I am not a fish expert.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        It depends upon their spawning habits.

        Anchovies are said to tolerate a wide range of salinity in water, so they will travel up rivers and into brackish estuaries. Here's a quote from Wikipedia:

        "Anchovies are found in scattered areas throughout the world's oceans, but are concentrated in temperate waters, and are rare or absent in very cold or very warm seas. They are generally very accepting of a wide range of temperatures and salinity. Large schools can be found in shallow, brackish areas with muddy bottoms, as in estuaries and bays. They are abundant in the Mediterranean, particularly in the Alboran Sea,[5] Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. The species is regularly caught along the coasts of Crete, Greece, Sicily, Italy, France, Turkey, and Spain. They are also found on the coast of northern Africa. The range of the species also extends along the Atlantic coast of Europe to the south of Norway. Spawning occurs between October and March, but not in water colder than 12 °C (54 °F). The anchovy appears to spawn at least 100 km (62 mi) from the shore, near the surface of the water."

        Not much mention of Pacific anchovies in this article, though.

    • dosdos dosdos

      There are three classifications of water, salt, brackish (salt and fresh water mix), and fresh. The mouths of rivers are usually brackish and tide/rain variable on the mix. Saltwater fish can usually survive in brackish water for limited periods of time, specie dependent.

      The key is oxygen, how much is in the water and how much the fish can take in through the gills. It could be a too many fish for the available oxygen circumstance, or it could be the water, or it could be the fish not able to extract available oxygen.

  • EKO KLAP$€

    The atomic new clear cartels, powered by bullshit, lies and fraudulence. No wonder the little fishes tried to escape. When it happens to humans they WILL wake up. They will be dying for an explanation & so will those whom are the destroyers of world's. Is there a parable in this?

    All those rotting methane producing fishies could power a bio methane converter to power a power station without causing an ELE (extinction level event). Sadly not, so it will just go up into the air causing global warming.

    Meanwhile the ebola virus continues to baffle many, unaware that the virus can live outside of the human body for an extended period of time, spreading it's joy.

    EKO out, time for candy crush & flappy birds. TTFN.

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    WELCOME BACK ENE. AND NOT A MINUTE TOO SOON. THANKS

  • many congrats , thanks and salutations to the admin and his help.

  • Ok try again. I guess I am speechless after all. All this death, all the suffering. I have felt it since the Gulf spill millions of tortured creatures basically disregarded as anything commercially important, like the many tiny ingredients for the building blocks of life, that are not viable for corporate cost effectiveness; and thus can be disregarded. The rotten stench of the approaching wave of death will of course be all the taxpayers fault and we will have to pay to "clean it up". But entirely nothing will ever actually get done. This blatant disregard to nature's support systems will soon be felt sorely as persistent pangs of hunger globally.

    The sky does cry, but it cannot lie…

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky/ELEmentSky

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Onto, would like to post some pics to your site when you build it. Have been getting some really good shots of the things you've been discussing. Let us know if you build the site, OK?

  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    Radiological organic nuclear bombs = USA Canada Wild Fires

    Wild Fires that create their own lighting?

    Whats that not so invisible bits and pieces of atoms O.o
    in those WHITE CLOUDS o.O looks like alpha, beta to omega being released from all the plants.

    Iodine pills were bought for firefighters and individuals by the restarts in japan.

    http://uvb.nrel.colostate.edu/UVB/publications/Fire.pdf
    http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/chernobyl-fires-and-radiation/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

    Well I they blocked enenews for a while and I could not post all day. Well Good luck soldiers of life don't let these useless stone wheat King sorcerers.
    EBOLA, Mers COV, whooping cough…. it goes on forever….
    Good Luck Chuck has never meant more than ever.

    My father had to go to the hospitable today since sr90 got into his knee replacements and they are both swelling like watermelons. They gave him an xray and found that there seems to be something starting to enter everyone' bones; oh wait that i why they cut the fish bones out… then test the meat with no ligaments so cesium and sr90 would be lower and they test photochemical plants like kelp (especially kelp) since it knows how to fight radiation its self and also it grows faster than any other so if you have a growth factor + bio vit well kelp gonna keep looking clean and everyone gonna be so PERPLEXED.. though in reality the "Agency's" 'already know'.

  • New Musik – Dead Fish Don't Swim Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2gP4G2b5gA

    Some things in life I see
    I don't understand
    Sometimes I miss the point
    To things that they've planned
    I know dead fish don't swim home
    When the seas get left alone
    When things don't go as well
    As they would have planned
    The big fish lose control
    Big fish on the land
    I know dead fish don't swim home
    When the seas get left alone
    I know dead fish don't swim home
    When things go wrong
    The big fish sound the alarm
    Potential dangers lead
    To potential calm
    I know dead fish don't swim home
    When the seas get left alone
    They play their games with toys
    They welcome a war
    When will the big fish learn
    Just what life is for
    I know dead fish don't swim home
    When the seas get left alone
    I know dead fish don't swim home

  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    http://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/dennis-hayden-on-strontium-90-continuing-the-series/

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15070251

    0.25 mg Sr/g Ca what this is saying is your body is mistaking sr90 or 89 for calcium and as the concentration increases then the calcium density or your bone mineral density (BMD) test is the best way to determine your bone health. The test can identify osteoporosis, determine your risk for fractures (broken bones), and measure your response to osteoporosis treatment. The most widely recognized BMD test is called a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, or DXA test.

    See they invited these swords (two edged ones) and it was told along time ago they would lose to their own power and creation of destruction then it was also told that the meek and humble would inherit the world and tear the flesh off the beast (the governing of governments) meaning we will fight till we have no more calcium left!

  • MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

    I was taught science by Gary who was taught by MR. E
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
    Albert Einstein
    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
    Albert Einstein
    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
    Albert Einstein
    When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
    Albert Einstein
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein
    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
    Albert Einstein
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
    Albert Einstein
    If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
    Albert Einstein
    Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
    Albert Einstein
    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
    Albert Einstein
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    Albert Einstein
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
    Albert Einstein
    Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
    Albert E.
    It has become appallingly obvious that our…

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    bonsairebellion I do not know what you posted but the link goes to 404, then jumps to strange error page.

  • jackassrig

    I live in an area that has an abundance of squirrels, black birds, blue jays, and cardinals. Usually the squirrels are running up and down the trees and scurrying around on the ground checking their stash of nuts. They do this for most of the year except for 2-3 months during the winter when they disappear. I suppose they hibernate. I know very little about squirrels. I don’t know where they nest or where they bury their dead. They make an awful noise if one of their comrades gets hit in the street. I noticed about 4-5 months ago the squirrels have disappeared. None except the one that cruised across my patio with a white striped tail. I have never seen that before. I tried to ignore the situation thinking maybe the rascals had blackballed my house. A couple of days ago my neighbor who has a pecan tree in her front yard told my wife she could not figure why the squirrels where not around her pecan tree. This is the time of the year they are frantically digging in the yards storing their booty. The pecan tree is dropping pecans but no squirrels. Every time I see the squirrels digging and hiding their acorns, I’m reminded of the commercial with the squirrels inside the tree trunk and all those posits. This area has some nice fat black birds. They are as ugly as sin on the ground but when they get into the air they really are sight to watch. They will show after a yard mowing. They find many worms and insects. They go strutting out across the yard like they owned the place.

    • zogerke zogerke

      JAR I have less squirrels too. I never thought of it before, They are here, but maybe a tenth of the number im sued to. in the past they are like laurel and hardy, or even the three stooges, so silly and antagonistic with each other. So many less squirrels. you are right.

  • jackassrig

    This year there are no black birds. I see a few in the air but they do not light on the ground. The blue jays usually fly in and chase the other birds out of the birdbath. Blue jays don’t churp they make that noisy squawking sound. I have not seen one blue jay. Two days ago I had an exterminator come out to place bait for la cucarachas. Out of the blue he told he had seen some black and white cucarachas. He said he had never seen that before. I’m hoping this is not all over the city but is an isolated area. Except for the noisy UPS trucks this place is getting very quiet.

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Hi all, missed you,
    Just wanted to take a moment to thank our new newser MBHP for making everything perfectly clear. I do have trouble following run on, stream of consciousness input. Kinda hypnotic.
    Think I understood one byte, though. In his Aug 1.12:46 pm post on the thread about the Santa Cruz fish die off, MBHP wrote "…. you
    can feed radiation to plants and then the
    plants to the meal worms and then brew the
    frass to make an extremely abundant system
    of microbes and organic elements we also
    have been able to change the land
    contamination from hazardous levels to less
    hazardous".
    All clear to me now: that's whoremesis with nowhere near enough lipstick on 'er.
    I wouldn't click on any of your links.
    What lies hidden behind your avatar this time? Or is it in the text; just an atom of malware per character? That why you post so much nonsense?
    Thanks for your input, give my best to the new psy-op team and "don't lose neural connectivity on your way out the door
    Frass! indeed.

    • zogerke zogerke

      danger kitty you just made a whole helluva lotta sense. Clarity ! climb those trees! blessings!m

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      As one of our poetic 'newsers once said,

      "Synaptic drivel spews forth."

      And now the new name is MBHP?

      Greetings, Lords of the Psy Op! May your eyes grow weary looking for nonexistent threats, and your minds grow feeble pondering the imponderable.

    • m a x l i

      "whoremesis with nowhere near enough lipstick on 'er"

      Thanks for the laugh, danger kitty. I think you solved the riddle. Good job! I agree totally.

    • bo bo

      Heee hee DK I just noticed this post
      I also loved how your slower internet connection busted mofo's avatar
      Greetings 🙂

    • brainheart

      While it is possible that MBHP fits the mold, I think maybe the condemnation has been too hasty. I have only seen the posts from MBHP in this thread regarding Strontium so those are the only posts that I can speak to. I clicked on every link and read every document. They are very measured articles and studies regarding Strontium.

      MBHP linked multiple pdfs demonstrating that radioactive strontium was absorbed into the teeth and the bones of children during above ground atomic tests resulting in increased cancers.

      MBHP also linked studies showing that fires re-introduce radioactive strontium and other isotopes to the air and land and introduces the discussion of the dangers to the firefighters.

      The other articles discuss the studies that indicate that supplementing nutrition with stable strontium strengthens bones and decreases osteoporosis and decreases the associated pain. But, if you continue the entire thread of the links, it speaks very responsibly about not just adding dangerous levels of stable strontium through supplements due to serious side effects. But, supplementing with Strontium as well as Calcium and Vitamin D along with some additional suggested supplements will assist at fighting what we have all been collectively exposed to.

      • Sparky Sparky

        Brainheart, Thanks for your measured comments. I'm undecided on the matter of whether MBHP "fits the mold", but I agree we should not be too hasty. I admit to having a knee-jerk, visceral negative reaction to the supplementing with Strontium. But I also haven't read the articles (and their sources, funding), which I'm better assured of now that I know they won't lead to viruses or other nasties.

        For my own peace of mind, I'll need to review past posts and weigh future posts. IMO, these types seem to always "out" themselves eventually. So watchfulness seems to be in order, for me, for now.

        • danger kitty danger kitty

          Sparky my friend,
          Regarding moldy MBHP:
          Read his posts. They don't GO anywhere. No new tools we can use. No there there. There. This is by design. They are running NLP- Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It is a powerful psychotherapy technique based on hypnosis or trance states. Popular also with MBA's AND salespeople! Apparently nuke vacuum shredder salesmen like it too. Not an expert but here's the steps:
          1) Babble a little till target stops actively comprehending. 2) Establish resonance— give target ambiguous feedback and reassurance: notice how MBHP echoed signature phrases and concepts of regular posters; for example it said something about 'sum of the parts' (Jebus). There are lots of those. 3)Insert new concepts and ideas. NLP can be very good in loving hands,
          or a sadistic violation of spirit.
          His links SEEM on point? So what? They would have to. Building resonce and 'trust'. I (and maybe Admin- see his comment after the darkness lifted)- I think they might be trying some hacking with the links. Wear a condom if you click.
          Lastly, MBHP is a lame parody of Enenews, meant to demean. That's a non-starter. Actually MBPH is what the troll would sound like if he were anti-nuke. Just as useless to us as he is to all things nuke….

          • danger kitty danger kitty

            Also, regarding MBPH: Googled that on wiki. Forget the steps but I got MBPH> Fortran>speed coding. I know Fortran is old, but maybe it's been re-tooled,supercharged. With a little plutonium, maybe? Maybe a reason for MBPH's huge amount of babble. A small amount of malware in each character?
            Maybe our IT savvy Newsers can take it from here.

  • We Not They Finally

    WTF??? The anchovies must be doing good? Yes they are certainly dying like the rest of the worlds species….They are good they dont complain and nobody cares whether they alive or dead the same way the 1% feels about the rest of us.

  • bo bo

    Hi Sayonara Kitty, thanks for forwarding me this article on 'eating wild pacific ocean fish for health' → added my own comment after yours

    http://thewholejourney.com/finding-healthy-fish-avoiding-toxins-mercury-and-radiation

  • ftlt

    Any SO2 reports coming in. In the past, this has been an area of massive releases of SO2.

    The big one maybe on the way.

  • lam335 lam335

    Brains of salmon sharks and another species increasingly infected by disease attributed to a mysterious bacteria that was discovered "only two years ago" :

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3704270893001/baby-shark-rescued-by-beachgoers-/#sp=show-clips

    • rogerthat

      ALL HAIL, MIGHTY BACTERIUM:
      And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1;28

      • rogerthat

        ''… bacteria are the oldest organisms on Earth (3.7 billion years old, if you're interested) … and they are also the most abundant…
        … genetic variations can occur within individual cells through recombinant events such as mutation …
        … Bacteria also thrive in environments that are considered extreme for mankind. …''
        – all hail, great Wiki

        ''… Bacteria Basics – They are Alive!
        Bacteria are the simplest of creatures that are considered alive. Bacteria are everywhere. …''
        What Do Bacteria Do?
        All sorts of things. Sorry to be so vague, but they do just about everything. …
        – all hail, biology4kids.com

        ''… bacteria reflect many universal features of life…
        … bacteria perform invaluable, beneficial functions …
        – all hail, New World Encyclopedia

        They also have no nucleus, but can reproduce through binary fission. And they can count:
        ''Some bacteria have the ability to “perceive” or sense the concentration gradient of stimuli to a resolution of one part per 10,000 (equivalent to a human being able to discern between two coin-filled jars, one filled with 9,999 coins, the other with 10,000).'' – New World Encyclopedia.

        – just having fun, or maybe kowtowing to the folks who will inherit the earth ha ha

  • rogerthat

    He can't be one of these guys:
    BHP shuts uranium arm; nuclear-fuel prospects dim – MarketWatch
    MELBOURNE–BHP Billiton Ltd. BHP has shut its uranium division, responsible for its Olympic Dam copper-and-uranium mine, in a reflection of dimmed prospects for the nuclear fuel. The South Australia mine has been folded into its base metals division, the company said in a statement Thursday.

    or maybe he can:
    Australia approves BHP uranium mine expansion – Yahoo News
    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The Australian government and South Australia state on Monday approved a massive expansion of BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam uranium and copper mine that might see it become the world's biggest mining operation.

    or maybe not:
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  • rogerthat

    ''like the apocalypse''
    ''a bit alarming''
    ''odd''
    ''creepy''
    ''Is it something we really need to be worried about?''

    No, no, no, you silly dorks, its ''a sign that the anchovy population is actually thriving […] “this is a sign that the anchovies along our coastline are doing good”

    – i know that's unfair, he means that there are (or were, ha ha) plenty of anchovies – anchovies are toast but we can still have anchovies on toast.
    Apologies to all for being flip; blame too much strong coffee, i seem to be a bit unhinged tonight.

  • rogerthat

    Sorry, Tiffany Boothe, she not he

  • We Not They Finally

    lets look at the current situation with great concern….WE wonder if every tragedy that now occurs has a silver lining for those who wrapped up in the great over population concern.We nay not care about our fellow human beings but certainly we have to care about The ocean and Planckton and food chain and methane in the atmosphere

  • DannieJ DannieJ

    "[It's] a sign that the anchovy population is actually thriving […] “this is a sign that the anchovies along our coastline are doing good”

    Love is hate.
    Freedom is slavery.
    War is peace.
    Lies are truth.

    Truly we live in times of universal deceit.

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