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Our Endangered Oceans And Sea Life

Our Endangered Oceans And Sea Life

Recently a friend emailed me this article about the massive amounts of fish dying all over the world. I have posted it below. The list is staggering. It does not say in the article as to why this is happening. I had read another article just prior to this one about the number of dolphins washing up dead on the east coast this summer. It is estimated that about 120 dolphins have washed ashore from New York to Virginia. Though investigations regarding the dolphins include natural deaths from virus epidemics and disease, pollution and chemical toxicity are also a possibility. No one seems to really know. In my heart, I feel the fish dying and the dolphins dying are a result of our increasing polluted and radiated oceans.

• There are no laws in place to prevent the rampant ocean dumping that occurs throughout the whole ocean. It is a poor excuse these laws are not possible because the ocean is a free territory that cannot be governed. Without healthy oceans, we will have no healthy life on this planet. It is time for a global law to protect these waters.

• The crime of chemtrails is dumping tons of toxic heavy metals into our oceans. Research shows the compromised immune systems of dolphins are directly related to the heavy metal and toxic accumulations in the food web. Dolphins, and all sea life creatures, are consistently being exposed to increasing levels of environmental toxins for which mankind is responsible.

• The nuclear spill at Fukushima is out of control, dumping tons of toxic radiation into the ocean every day. We have yet to experience the repercussions of this disaster. That day is coming soon.

Our irresponsibility to preserve and protect our oceans and sea life will inevitably come back to haunt us with a karmic boomerang. It is probably already happening. Whatever is hurting the dolphins is most likely also hurting us. Whatever is killing the fish is most likely killing us when we eat them first. When the oceans go, we go.

Please do your part to help save our oceans now before it is too late. You can easily join one of these caring organizations doing all within their power to help our oceans, but they need our support. You can adopt a dolphin at the Oceanic Society, or even own a plot of ocean to protect your favorite sea animal at Live Blue Initiative. This is so important. There will come a tipping point from which we will not be able to recover our beautiful, life sustaining oceans that is home to so much abundant sea life. Take action today to support our oceans and all the wonderful sea life that depends on this water. We depend on it, too.

Help clean up the ocean trash at http://www.oceanconservancy.org

Adopt a dolphin at http://www.oceanicsociety.org

Own a plot of ocean and protect your favorite sea animal at http://www.liveblueinitiative.org

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Why Are Millions Of Fish Suddenly Dying In Mass Death Events All Over The Planet?

Michael Snyder | Activist Post | Aug 13 2013

Millions upon millions of fish are suddenly dying in mass death events all over the world, and nobody seems to know why it is happening.  In many of the news reports that are linked to below, locals are quoted as saying that they have never seen anything like this before.  So is there a connection between all of the fish deaths that are now occurring all over the planet?

If there is a connection, is there anything that we can do to stop the fish die-off?  Sadly, because the big mainstream news networks in the United States have been virtually silent about this phenomenon, most Americans have absolutely no idea that it is happening.  Millions of fish are dying in mass death events every single month and most of the public is totally clueless.

Please share the list posted below with as many people as you can.  This list was originally started by Frank DiMora, but I have edited it and expanded it.  If there were just three or four items on this list, you could dismiss these news stories as coincidences, but taken together this list really is quite startling…

-July 18, 2013: 20 acres of fish ponds full of dead fish in Shandong, China

-July 18, 2013: Hundreds of dead Stingrays wash ashore in Veracruz, Mexico

-July 18, 2013: 10,000 lbs of dead fish found in a lake in Nanjing, China

-July 18, 2013: Thousands of fish dead from “lack of rain” in Sugar Lake, Missouri

-July 18, 2013: Large numbers of fish washing up on the shores of Lake Michigan

-July 19, 2013: 2,000 dead fish found in a lake in Vollsmose, Denmark


-July 19, 2013: Hundreds of fish turning up dead in Holter Lake, Montana

-July 19, 2013: THOUSANDS OF TONS of fish have died in Lake Tondano, Indonesia

-July 20, 2013: 3,000 fish found dead in a creek in Madison County, Ohio

-July 21, 2013: Hundreds of fish found dead in a creek in Laille, France

-July 22, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish found in Lake George, Massachusetts

-July 22, 2013: Large fish kill at Grand Lake in St. Marys, Ohio

-July 23, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish in a park pond in Youngstown, Ohio

-July 24, 2013: Massive fish kill washes up in a lagoon in Venice, Italy

-July 24, 2013: Thousands of dead fish in Lake Bulwell causes shock in Nottingham, England

-July 24, 2013: 30,000 fish dying PER DAY in fish farms in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand

-July 24, 2013: Masses of dead fish found in River Lea in England

-July 24, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish found in Provo River, Utah

-July 25, 2013: Hundreds of fish found dead in a park pond in Birmingham, England

-July 26, 2013: Hundreds of thousands of fish dying from “red tide” in South Korea

-July 26, 2013: Thousands of dead fish found floating in River Dender, Ath, Belgium

-July 26, 2013: Mass fish die-off in a river in Moscow, Russia

-July 26, 2013: 25,000 dead fish “is a mystery” in Pittville Lake in Gloucestershire, England

-July 26, 2013: 20,000 fish die along a 5 mile stretch of river in Jiangshan, China

-July 27, 2013: 10,000 dead fish found in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania

-July 27, 2013: Mass death of fish “is a mystery” in a river in Skane, Sweden

-July 27, 2013: Large fish kill in the Bahlui river, “cause unknown” in Romania

-July 28, 2013: 1100 King Salmon found dead in a river in Petersburg, Alaska

-July 29, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore “due to pollution” on beach in Veracruz, Mexico

-July 29, 2013: 7 TONS of dead fish recovered from the Keelung river in Taiwan

-July 29, 2013: Thousands of fish die “due to heat and storms” in Handsworth Park, Birmingham, England

-July 31, 2013: 3 TONS of fish die due to “lack of oxygen” in a river in Pilsen, Czech Republic

-August 2, 2013: Thousands of fish dying all over Alaska

-August 6, 2013: Up to 1000 lbs of dead fish washed ashore in Ylane, Finland

-August 6, 2013: 840 dead Salmon found in a creek in Port Coquitlam, Canada

-August 6, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish lining the shore of a pond in Toronto, Canada

-August 6, 2013: 100,000 fish die in the Arkansas River

-August 7, 2013: Thousands of dead fish found floating in a river in Hangzhou, China

-August 8, 2013: Tons of fish washed up on the shores of Karachi, Pakistan

-August 8, 2013: Tens of thousands of fish dying in lakes and rivers all over the U.K.

And remember, the list compiled above represents less than a one month period.  The truth is that we have been seeing massive fish die-offs all over the globe month after month.

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Why Are Dolphins Dying on East Coast? Experts Alarmed

Christine Dell’Amore

National Geographic News

Published August 7, 2013

Bottlenose dolphins are washing up dead in unusually high numbers along the U.S. East Coast this summer—a “very alarming” situation that has experts scrambling to decipher the cause.

Nearly 120 corpses have washed ashore in coastal states from New York to Virginia in July and the first week of August, which is much higher than the normal number of strandings attributed to natural deaths. Virginia has had the highest mortality, with 64 animals found during that period.

One of the dolphins tested positive for morbillivirus, a measles-like, airborne virus that’s often fatal in dolphins.

A morbillivirus epidemic hit East Coast bottlenose dolphins in 1987 and 1988, wiping out at least 900 animals and striking a major blow to that population of migratory dolphins.

“Because of the sheer number of animals

[dying] over multiple states, people are very concerned that this might be a repeat,” said Trevor Spradlin, a marine mammal biologist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service.

Several potential causes of death being investigated include other diseases or pathogens caused by viruses or bacteria; biotoxins caused by harmful algae blooms; pollution or chemicals, especially from concentrated spills; ship strikes; or acoustic trauma from ships or other infrastructure, he said.

“All indications show there’s something serious going on.”

Determining a Cause of Death

The spike follows a general trend in more dolphin strandings—or, in scientific speak, unusual mortality events—that have occurred in recent decades in the United States.

In the northern Gulf of Mexico, for instance, where there’s an ongoing unusual mortality event, 1,031 dolphins and whales have washed up dead since February 2010.

The “concern is we’re doing more and more to protect dolphins from harm, yet dolphin strandings are on the rise,” said Matthew Huelsenbeck, a marine scientist at the nonprofit Oceana.

“No one seems to have a solid grasp as to what’s going on.”

But many are working to find out. For example, NOAA has a stranding networkof experts who report and collect the corpses of recently deceased dolphins in an effort to determine causes of death.

A corpse is first taken into the lab for evaluation and basic triage to see if it has any visible marks that may point to the cause of its demise. Next, a tissue sample is taken and tested for viruses, which could identify a direct cause.

Then there’s a longer-term investigation that involves testing blubber and organs, such as kidneys, for traces of heavy metals. Studies have shown that stranded dolphins have heavy metals in their systems.

“Dolphins are some of the most toxic animals on the planet, and it makes their immune system compromised because they’re carrying so many heavy metals and toxins that accumulate in the food web,” noted Huelsenbeck.

Pneumonia often occurs in dolphins with low immunity.

“Just like in humans, if you have certain afflictions affecting your immune system, you’re more susceptible to pneumonia,” he said.

What’s more, he noted, most of the East Coast dolphin deaths have occurred in areas with heavy human footprints, like the Chesapeake Bay.

“Possibilities Wide Open”

Gregory Bossart, the Georgia Aquarium’s chief veterinarian and pathologist, has been studying the impact of infectious disease and pollutants on bottlenose dolphins in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon (map) for several years.

He’s found that many of the lagoon’s dolphins carry toxic mercury at 20 times the level permitted in human food by the U.S. government.

The dolphins there have been suffering from a host of diseases, including new papilloma and herpes viruses and fungal diseases. Some of the diseased animals share a “profoundly” suppressed immune system, he said, likely caused by the dolphins’ constant exposure to environmental stressors like mercury.

Even so, Bossart cautioned that no one should jump to the morbillivirus conclusion for the current East Coast deaths before all the information is in—much more pathology work needs to be done in the lab.

“The possibilities are wide open,” he said.

Ocean Canaries

Overall, the experts pointed out that the dead dolphins may be alerting us to troubles in our oceans.

Said NOAA’s Spradlin, “Marine mammals are like the canary in the coal mine”—many bottlenose dolphins live on the same coasts and eat the same fish that we do.

“Our first mandate is to protect the dolphins, but the underlying bigger picture is if things are hurting these animals,” he said, “[they] could also be hurting people as well.”

Related: “New Diseases, Toxins Harming Marine Life”

“The Secret Language of Dolphins”

“Dolphin-Baby Die-Off in Gulf Puzzles Scientists”

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