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New Zealand: 36 pilot whales die after stranding (Video)

January 25, 2012 Comments off

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New Zealand whales stranded

Volunteers help re-float the 40 beached whales in New Zealand. (Screengrab)

A group of more than 90 pilot whales were beached on a spit on New Zealand’s South Island on Monday. Thirty-six of the whales had died by Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

A final attempt to refloat the whales will be made during high tide today.

According to the Australian Associated Press, the pod has repeatedly been stranded on the spit, in Golden Bay on New Zealand’s South Island.

“We tried to refloat the other 40 and they simply wouldn’t move. We tried pushing them out to sea, and they just wouldn’t go,” said the Department of Conservation’s area manager John Mason to the New Zealand Herald.

Close to 50 volunteers are helping the rescue efforts with people traveling from as far as Australia, Auckland and Invercargill to participate. The volunteers were working three to a whale and were Read more…

Anomaly in Magnetosphere may be causing bird and fish die-off

August 8, 2011 Comments off

Something is DEFINITELY wrong with our planet. (TIMELINE of Disasters, facts, and anomalies)

July 29, 2011 3 comments

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Apotheosis

Earthquakes
Yes Earthquakes happen all the time. In fact, they’ve happened millions of times. They began recording them in the mid 1600’s and couldn’t accurately measure the magnitude until the mid 1700’s. After reviewing past earthquakes they found it very rare that an earthquake hit over 8.5 magnitude or higher. Here is the results of all 8.5 magnitudes or higher.

1600’s there were 2 the whole century.

Lima, Peru 8.5
Valdivia, Chile 8.5

1700’s there were 5 the whole century.

Pacific Ocean, USA and Canada 8.7-9.2
Pacific Ocean, Shikoku region, Japan 8.6
Valparaiso, Chile 8.7-9.0
Concepción, Chile 8.5
Lisbon, Portugal 8.5-9.0

1800’s there were 2 the whole century. Read more…

Loss of top animal predators has massive ecological effects

July 23, 2011 Comments off

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When sea otters, which feed on sea urchins, were hunted to extinction in some coastal areas of the Pacific Ocean, sea urchins increased in abundance and decimated underwater kelp forests, also affecting other species that inhabit the kelp. Credit: Matt Knoth.

“Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth,” a review paper that will be published on July 15, 2011, in the journal Science, concludes that the decline of large predators and herbivores in all regions of the world is causing substantial changes to Earth’s terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.

The paper claims that the loss of apex consumers from ecosystems “may be humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature.” The research was funded primarily by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The paper is co-authored by the Institute’s executive director, Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, and the lead author is Dr. James A. Estes, professor of ecology and evolution at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

The review, conducted by an international team of 24 scientists, illuminates the Read more…

Dead Penguins Washing Ashore With Disturbing Regularity

June 30, 2011 Comments off

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penguin dead on beach photo Photo: elisfanclub / cc

Last week, several dozen dead and dying Magellanic penguins were discovered on beaches throughout south Brazil, apparent victims of an oil spill. So far more than 140 penguins have been transfered to animal care facilities to be cleaned and rehabilitated, while an untold number more have already perished from contaminated waters. If this fact alone weren’t cause enough for concern, what’s more troubling is that it’s hardly an isolated incident. For the last ten years, with disturbing regularity, penguins have been washing ashore starving or covered in oil. And while the origins of these annual mass deaths remain officially a mystery — one biologists believes Read more…

A Microscopic Chytrid Fungus Is Causing Massive Declines In Frog Populations Worldwide

June 20, 2011 1 comment

nanopatentsandinnovations

A microscopic chytrid fungus is causing massive declines in frog populations all over the world and even the extinction of certain species. Together with colleagues from Europe and the USA, researchers from the University of Zurich present methods as to how the chytrid fungus can be combated in the journal Frontiers in Zoology: namely with bacteria and fungicides. However, the possibility of vaccinating the frogs is also being considered.

The midwife toad: a species that is particularly sensitive to the chytrid fungus.

Photo: Benedikt Schmidt

New pathogens are not just a growing problem for humans and livestock, but also wild animals. Along with the destruction of their habitats and the overexploitation of their populations, a disease caused by a chytrid fungus called chytridiomycosis is one of the three Read more…

The 2012 Doom Factor (Video)

May 27, 2011 Comments off

In order to understand the future, you must study the past.  Many people wonder about what happened to these great ancient civilizations and their technology.   The above video has been out for a few years but goes into great depth on why we are seeing an unprecedented occurrence of anomalies in weather pattern changes, earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, mysterious animal deaths ect.  Turn off your TV, silence your cell phone and unplug yourself from anything that is distracting.  This video is very eye-opening and educational to say the least.  I am definitely not saying that the world will end in 2012; however there will be a global change in the near future.  Take this in perspective: Before a storm begins you will notice that the clouds begin to change, the wind gust becomes stronger, lightning will appear, and small raindrops begin to fall to the ground. Guess what?  This is the edge of the storm.  It is true when they say history repeats itself…

If the embedded video does on work on this page here is the link  The 2012 Doom Factor